- Omnibus S. (MTH) – Valiant Girl, trainer Graham Motion, owner Antoinette Oppenheimer
- Sylvia Bishop Memorial S. (CT) – Jax and Jill, trainer Scott Lake, owner Robert Cole, Jr., bred in West Virginia by Robert Cole, Jr.
- Lady’s Secret S. (MTH) – Summer Applause, trainer Chad Brown, owner Gillian Campbell, Greenwood Lodge Farm, Dan Clark, and Greg Skoda
- Cliff Hanger S.-G3 (MTH) – Summer Front, trainer Christophe Clement, owner Waterford Stable
In our LookBack, we follow up on some of last week’s top stories, plus some other notes of interest…
- Jockey Kristina McManigell was injured in a nasty spill at Delaware Park on Monday, sustaining “a fractured clavicle, compression fractures to four vertebrae in her lower back and a concussion,” according to Chris McCarron, a mentor of hers from her days at his North American Racing Academy (here). She’s coming along well now, and on Friday she tweeted that she’s “feeling better” and “can’t wait to get back in the saddle.”
- A couple of horses whose mid-Atlantic links we’ve chronicled were in action in Saratoga this weekend. Dance to Bristol, the sprinting filly trained by Ollie Figgins at Bowie (here), notched her first Grade 1 victory with a dead game effort in the Ballerina on Friday. She took the lead in mid-stretch, then had just enough to hold off Book Review by a head. On Saturday, Kentucky Derby champ Orb — about whom we’ve written on a couple of occasions, most recently focusing on his Fair Hill sojourn (here) — returned to action for the first time since the Belmont in the G1 Travers. He loomed a major threat on the inside at the head of the lane but could never get by, ultimately settling for third, beaten about 3/4 of a length.
- Racing returned to Maryland for the first time since June on Friday with a nine-race card at the state fairgrounds in Timonium. Through the first Friday and Saturday of the meet — the first Sunday of the meet last year was abandoned after three races because of wind and rain — attendance is down by about 11 percent and handle is off by about five percent. The average daily handle during the weekend was about $392,000.