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Exaggerator looks to eclipse division rivals

If Exaggerator wins Saturday's Travers Stakes, he will have built a case for this year's champion 3-year-old male that will be difficult, if not impossible, to overcome.

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Race of the Day: Thursday, Aug. 25 (7:51)
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Race of Day: Friday, Aug. 26 (7:07)
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Making Connections

Owner Paul Pompa Jr sends out Curlin Stakes winner Connect to take on Exaggerator & Creator in the "Midsummer Derby," the Travers. NY Hotlist's Bob Ehalt analyzes the race.

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Albany Stakes preview (5:18)
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Thursday Spa Babies: Race 3 (10:01)
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5dMike Welsch | Daily Racing Form

Tourist knows where finish line is in Fourstardave

Tourist became a much-deserving Grade 1 winner for the first time when rallying from off a relatively slow pace to a 1-1/4-length victory over A Lot in Saturday's $500,000 Fourstardave.

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Weekend Wrap: Fourstardave Handicap (4:58)
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5dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

California Chrome running on cruise control

Beholder, who beat the boys in last year's Pacific Classic, chased California Chrome throughout this year's edition and settled for second, 2-1/4 lengths in front of Dortmund.

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Weekend Wrap: Pacific Classic (7:25)
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Weekend Wrap: Alabama Stakes (5:21)
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Weekend Wrap: Del Mar Handicap (5:13)
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Weekend Wrap: Del Mar Mile (5:14)
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5dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Harmonize claims victory in Del Mar Oaks

Harmonize was behind the leaders and between fillies with a quarter-mile remaining in Saturday's $301,725 Del Mar Oaks on turf. For jockey Junior Alvarado, Harmonize was in the perfect spot.

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5dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Saratoga-Del Mar pick four pays $29.95

The 50-cent Saratoga-Del Mar all-stakes pick four returned $22.95 on a bet in which two races were won by the champions Songbird and California Chrome.

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5dJim Dunleavy | Daily Racing Form

Unbridled Mo outduels Tejana in Monmouth Oaks

Unbridled Mo won her third consecutive race at the Monmouth Park meet Saturday, wearing down undefeated Tejana by a neck after a long stretch drive while making her stakes debut.

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5dRon Gierkink | Daily Racing Form

Glenville Gardens holds on in Play the King

Glenville Gardens ($26) proved his win in the allowance prep for the Play the King Stakes wasn't a fluke when he won the Grade 2 Play the King itself at Woodbine on Saturday.

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Race of the Day: Wednesday, Aug. 24 (8:24)
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Weekend Wrap: Lake Placid Stakes (4:33)
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Wednesday Spa Babies: Race 6 (8:27)
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7dByron King | Daily Racing Form

Plenty of value to be found in all-stakes Pick 4

Del Mar and Saratoga are co-hosting a 50-cent, all-stakes pick four Saturday, a wager that is attractive in that it encompasses the best races from the two tracks and can be played for little.

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Weekend Wrap: Breeders' Stakes (5:59)
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Alabama Stakes preview (6:23)
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6dMike Welsch | Daily Racing Form

Nonna Mela proves best in Adirondack Stakes

Trainer Todd Pletcher continued his dominance of the 2-year-old filly division in New York this summer as Nonna Mela drew off to a very impressive six-length victory over Silvertoni.

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8dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Mokat faces five in Del Mar Oaks

Mokat had not raced in the 11 weeks prior to the Grade 2 San Clemente Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at Del Mar on July 23. The layoff was not an issue.

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Fourstardave Handicap preview (11:32)
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Monmouth Oaks preview (4:55)
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9dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

California Chrome draws rail for Pacific Classic

When California Chrome landed the inside post during the draw for the $1 million Pacific Classic on Saturday at Del Mar, trainer Art Sherman sat back in his chair and looked skyward.

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Race of the Day: Saturday, Aug. 20 (13:48)
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Play the King Stakes preview (6:37)
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10dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Beholder gets final drill for Pacific Classic

Beholder, the defending race winner of the Pacific Classic, will need to be at her best to face the likes of California Chrome and Dortmund in this year's edition on Saturday at Del Mar.

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So. Cal Report: Pacific Classic (8:22)
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Friday Spa Babies: Adirondack Stakes (9:50)

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