All of the equine stars from the most prestigious 3-year old races this past spring and summer will meet in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in California, where California Chrome is running for redemption.
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Pure Tactics led all the way to win the $75,000 Lure Stakes by 6 1/2 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita.
Red Outlaw improved to 6-0 with a 2 1/2-length victory in the $75,000 Uniformity Stakes for 2-year-olds on Sunday at Santa Anita.
Trainer Doug O’Neill, who guided I’ll Have Another to victories in the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, has been suspended for 135 days and placed on 18 months of probation by the California Horse Racing Board for violating a 2012 decision by the board.
Rich Tapestry rallied with a sixteenth of a mile to go to upset 4-5 favorite Goldencents by a nose and win the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship at Santa Anita on Saturday.
Sharla Rae won the $93,850 Barretts Debutante Stakes by a neck at Los Alamitos on Saturday.
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Miss Serendipity rallied to win the $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap for older fillies and mares by 1 1/4 lengths at Del Mar on Monday, with jockey Brice Blanc aboard his first mount in five weeks.
Merit Man won the $94,540 Green Flash Handicap by a half-length at Del Mar on Wednesday.
Moulin de Mougin rallied to win the $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes for older fillies and mares by a half-length at Del Mar on Sunday.
Skyway held off fast-closing Henry’s Holiday by a length Sunday in the $300,000 Best Pal Stakes for 2-year-olds at Del Mar.
Big Macher won the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes by a half-length Sunday at Del Mar.
La Grange won the $100,000 Cinderella Stakes for 2-year-olds by 2 3/4 lengths on closing day of Los Alamitos’ brief summer meet on Sunday.
Legacy beat favorite Onna Bugeisha by a nose Sunday in the $78,300 Cypress Stakes for fillies and mares at Los Alamitos.