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  • Sweet and Sassy Stakes (DEL) –Winning Image, trainer Michael Aro, owner Martin Scafidi
  • G1 Delaware Handicap (DEL) – Royal Delta, trainer Bill Mott, owner Besilu Stables
  • Jersey Derby (MTH) – Hard Enough, trainer Bobby Dibona, owner Peace Sign Stable, bred in Virginia by R. Larry Johnson
  • Just Smashing Stakes (MTH) – Ju Ju Eyeballs, trainer Jason Servis, owner Mr. Amore Stable, bred in Maryland by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Litz

Region-bred Saratoga stakes winners

  • G1 Coaching Club American Oaks – Princess of Sylmar, trainer Todd Pletcher, owner King of Prussia Stable, bred in Pennsylvania by Ed Stanco

In our weekly LookBack, we circle back on some of last week’s top stories to see what happened next…

  • On Delaware’s biggest racing day, handicap mare champion Royal Delta delivered the goods in the G1 Delaware Handicap, bouncing back from two subpar performances to obliterate four overmatched rivals by a stake-record 10 3/4 length margin.  She raced without Lasix, and trainer Bill Mott suggested that she would continue to do so (here).  Up next for the champ: the G1 Personal Ensign at Saratoga.
  • Ken and Sarah Ramsey, owners of featured Thank You Marylou (here), have brought a battalion of their equine army to Saratoga, but so far, it’s been a rough go of it for them.  Though they lead the meet thus far in starters, with seven, they have not yet won a race; they do have two seconds and a third.
  • Some shuffling of Nick Hahn’s Turf 10 occurred last week in the wake of the G2 Virginia Derby and other important races, but the top three in that race remain the top three on the list (here).