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19hMike Watchmaker

Words to describe Songbird running thin

It says much about Songbird that the words "brilliant" and "dominant" haven't been able to do her justice for quite some time if you want to accurately describe her qualities as a race horse.

2dJim Dunleavy | Daily Racing Form

Connect upsets big-name stars in Penn Derby

The 12-horse field that went postward in the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing on Saturday was comprised of horses at varying stages of their careers.

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2dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Songbird runs away from foes in Cotillion

You couldn't wipe the smile off jockey Mike Smith's face. It wasn't just that Songbird won Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion at Parx Racing, it was how she did it.

Breeders' Cup Focus: Classic (10:25)
Breeders' Cup Focus: Mile (8:15)
1dMarcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

My Impression a good one in Commonwealth Oaks

A week after winning the Sands Point, a Grade 2 turf race for 3-year-old fillies, with On Leave, Shug McGaughey won the Grade 2, $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks.

1dMarcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

Blacktype keeps win streak alive in Turf Cup

Late-blooming 5-year-old Blacktype won his third race in a row and second straight graded stakes when he beat longshot Top of Mine and favored Force the Pass by a half-length Saturday at Laurel.

2dMarcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

Deeply Undervalued shows worth in Commonwealth

Deeply Undervalued could not quite win a first-level allowance race last month at Saratoga, but on Saturday at Laurel Park he was up in time to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Commonwealth Derby.

2dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Mrs McDougal all the way in Noble Damsel Stakes

A change of tactics led to a change of fortune for Mrs McDougal, who led from start to finish in winning Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes at Belmont Park.

Race of the Day: Sunday, Sept. 25 (10:00)
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3dGreg Reinhart | Daily Racing Form

Betting Line sets world record in Little Brown Jug

Betting Line moved into the lead at the half and sailed home from there to easily win the Little Brown Jug on Thursday afternoon at the Delaware County Fair.

Cotillion Stakes preview (6:14)
Commonwealth Turf Cup preview (8:57)
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5dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Songbird and owner Porter ready for Cotillion Stakes

Owner Rick Porter, who spent 15 days in the hospital during August, said he was able to watch the Alabama from his room in the intensive-care unit of Christiana Hospital in Delaware.

Commonwealth Derby preview (9:06)
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Weekend Warrior: Pennsylvania Derby (8:03)
Weekend Warrior: Gallant Bob Stakes (6:35)
Weekend Warrior: Commonwealth Turf Cup (4:40)
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5dJim Dunleavy | Daily Racing Form

Nyquist takes title run to Pennsylvania Derby

Early this year, Nyquist was the highest-profile 3-year-old in the nation. He had won all five of his starts at 2 and been voted an Eclipse Award as North America's top juvenile male.

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5dMarty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Majestic Harbor out with minor leg injury

Majestic Harbor, the winner of the Grade 2 Alysheba at Churchill in May, has been turned out at the LaCroix equine rehabilitation facility near LaGrange, Ky., after suffering a minor leg injury.

Weekend horse racing recap (1:59)
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6dMike Watchmaker

We have not seen the best of Tepin

No matter what Beyer Speed Figure she was assigned, Tepin did not run her best race in winning Saturday's Woodbine Mile.

Race Replay: Presque Isle Downs Masters (4:23)
Weekend Wrap: Woodbine Mile (5:52)
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6dRon Gierkink | Daily Racing Form

Tepin continues roll in Woodbine Mile

The incomparable Tepin beat the boys again in Saturday's $1 million Woodbine Mile, holding off 23-1 shot Tower of Texas to win the 20th running of the Breeders' Cup Win and You're In qualifier.

Weekend Wrap: Northern Dancer (6:37)
8dRon Gierkink | Daily Racing Form

The Pizza Man by a neck in Northern Dancer Turf

A rejuvenated The Pizza Man got up in the final strides to take the Grade 1, $301,800 Northern Dancer Turf on the Woodbine Mile undercard Saturday.

Weekend Wrap: Charles Town Oaks (2:42)
Weekend Wrap: Natalma Stakes (3:54)
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7dRon Gierkink | Daily Racing Form

Victory to Victory wins Breeders' Cup berth in Natalma

Victory to Victory punched her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf with a determined come-from-behind score under Florent Geroux in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday.

Weekend Wrap: Summer Stakes (5:46)
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7dRon Gierkink | Daily Racing Form

The Good Samaritan sets example in Summer Stakes

The Bill Mott-trained shipper The Good Samaritan mowed down the favored Conquest Farenheit in the stretch to win the Grade 2, $206,400 Summer Stakes impressively under Joel Rosario at Woodbine.

Race Replay: Charles Town Oaks (3:27)
Weekend Wrap: Canadian Stakes (5:23)
Weekend Wrap: Ontario Derby (3:52)
9dRon Gierkink | Daily Racing Form

Amis Gizmo sets record in Ontario Derby

Engaginglee finally became a stakes winner when she rallied for a 7-1 upset in the 33rd running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Locust Grove.

Weekend Wrap: Sands Point Stakes (4:05)
Race of the Day: Wednesday, Sept. 21 (7:08)
8dMarty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Not This Time clear winner in Iroquois Stakes

Dale Romans had been even more effusive in his praise for this one than he normally is. And after Not This Time easily defeated seven other 2-year-olds in the 35th running of the Iroquois Stakes.

8dJim Dunleavy | Daily Racing Form

On Leave comes up big in Sands Point Stakes

At Belmont Park on Saturday On Leave once again showed she was up to the task, scoring a relatively easy 2-3/4-length victory in the Grade 2, $500,000 Sands Point.

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