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  • Stellar Wind (9-2) overtakes a battling Beholder (1-9) in the Clement L. Hirsch (G1).Posted 9 hours ago
  • Laoban (27-1) wins his very first race in 8 starts in the Jim Dandy (G2).Posted 12 hours ago
  • A.P. Indian (9-2) gets the jump on Holy Boss (3-1) to win the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1). Posted 12 hours ago
  • Stonetastic (2-5) cruises to an easy victory in the Regret.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Lexie Lou (1-5) refuses to let Internal Bourbon (9-2) by in the Victoriana.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Flintshire (1-9) fights his way through and rolls to victory in the Bowling Green (G2).Posted 14 hours ago
  • Mind Your Biscuits (3-1) runs up the rail to win the Amsterdam (G2).Posted 15 hours ago
  • Connect, a son of Curlin, connects in the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga.Posted 1 day ago
  • Gold Rush Dancer (14-1) pulls the upset in Del Mar's Real Good Deal Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (7-2) wears down Paulassilverlining to win the Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 3 days ago

English Channel Sires First Winner

As the 9-5 favorite in Saturday's 5TH race at Arlington Park, Ann of the Dance looked to have a great chance to become the first winner sired by champion turf horse and $5.3 million-earner ENGLISH CHANNEL (Smart Strike). As it turned out, the James DiVito pupil had anything but clear sailing, yet still overcame adversity to finish fast and get her sire off the mark.

Ann of the Dance's prospects suddenly dimmed right at the start. Drawn on the inside, she was waylaid by the rival next to her and forced inward several paths. Ann of the Dance soon found herself at the tail of the field, and was already being driven along by Diego Sanchez.

Bumped and buffeted again as she skimmed the rail rounding the far turn, the plucky filly kept her composure and worked her way forward. Ann of the Dance was still well back in the stretch, but once angled to the outside, she began to hit top gear inside the final sixteenth. Swooping with irresistible momentum, Ann of the Dance was along in time by one length to complete five Polytrack furlongs in 1:01.
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