- Rosenna S. (DEL) – Colonial Flag, trainer Michael Matz, owner Skara Glen Stable, W.S. Farish, and ENL Stables LLC
- Restoration S. (MTH) – Hard Enough, trainer Bobby Dibona, owner Peace Sign Stable, bred in Virginia by R. Larry Johnson
- Frank Gall Memorial S. (CT) – Lucy’s Bob Boy, trainer Sandra Dono, owner Michael Furr, bred in West Virginia by Robert Furr, Sr.
- Philip H. Iselin S.-G3 (MTH) – Last Gunfighter, trainer Chad Brown, owner John Gunther
In our LookBack, we follow up on some of last week’s top stories, plus some other notes of interest…
- We reported last week that prominent Maryland breeder Allen Murray had passed away. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 19, at Zellman Funeral Home in Havre de Grace at 11 a.m., according to the Baltimore Sun (here).
- Back in July, Nellie Cashman upset the G3 Virginia Oaks (here), earning rider Forest Boyce her first graded win and trainer Tres Abbott his first stakes win of any kind. Yesterday, she nearly did it again — crossing the wire first in the G2 Lake Placid at Saratoga (once again at long odds). However, despite right-handed urging from Boyce, she drifted out in front of show horse Watsdachances and was disqualified to third. Trainer Abbott looked forward optimistically on Twitter. “She’s the real deal!” he tweeted.
- It wasn’t a bad weekend, exactly, for Chalky the handicapper. He was all around the winners. Of his Four on the Floor selections (here), Lucy’s Bob Boy (1-9) was a top choice that won (and topped an exacta that he nailed with 15-1 Golden Set). Warm Glow, his top choice in the Rosenna, flattened out late to be third — sent off at 8-5 off an 8-1 morning line — while his third choice, Colonial Flag (5-2), rallied late for the money. In the Restoration, he gave out the super (though not in order); his top choice, Michael With Us (7-2), finished second by a head to Jersey Derby winner Hard Enough (5-2), and those two capped a $420 super. And in the G3 Iselin, his second choice, Last Gunfighter, edged his third, San Pablo. Upset pick Raging Daoust faded to fourth.
- This week: look for some great stuff, including a diary of Alabama day, as experienced by Princess of Sylmar’s connections, a new Happy Endings story, and how Fair Hill helped Paynter get well.