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  • My Frenchman S. (MTH) – Wicked Tune, trainer Jane Cibelli, owner Patricia Generazio
  • Robert Leavitt Memorial S. (CT) – Hidden Canyon, trainer Lee Couchenour, owner Phyllis M. Susini LLC, bred in West Virginia by John D. McKee
  • Tyro S. (MTH) – Yes I’m Lucky, trainer Edward Plesa, owner Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa

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

  • In the wake of Monzante’s death the prior week, the mid-Atlantic provided a heartening tale this past week. The hard-hitting turf sprinter Heros Reward got his well-earned retirement following a career in which he earned north of $1.3 million.  Co-owner Bob Haynes has arranged to cover the horse’s board costs for the rest of his life (here).
  • On the racetrack, two of the three horses that won three times during Colonial’s recently completed meet took their talents to Oceanport and ran on Saturday at Monmouth.  Colonial horse of the meet Boltin’ Out was beaten only 2 1/2 lengths in the My Frenchman Stakes — but that left him in fifth, behind Wicked Tune.  And Bert B Don, whose closing day win secured the training title for Ferris Allen, ran third in an allowance race.
  • Speaking of the racetrack, our Four on the Floor handicapper (here) was a chalk-eating weasel this weekend, but he picked a good weekend to be one.  He nailed the winner in three of his four races, and in the fourth, his top two ran one-two, but in reverse order.
  • Perhaps you’ve noticed our “Region-breds at the Spa” box on the homepage sidebar.  It lets you keep up with horses bred in the mid-Atlantic racing in Saratoga stakes.  There’s only one today — Angel Terrace in the Waya — though oddly enough, the other stake on the card, the Shine Again, is named for a Maryland-bred.
  • And one other thing: check out our new page of links above.  From there, you can find pretty much anything you want in the mid-Atlantic — a condition book, a track website, regional racing media, and more.  It’s a one-stop shop for mid-Atlantic racing.

(Featured image, of Maryland Sprint Handicap and G3 James Marvin winner Sage Valley, by Laurie Asseo.)