Saturday saw plenty of stakes action around the mid-Atlantic: four stakes at Laurel, five at Parx Racing, and four more at Monmouth Park.  Both Parx (Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races) and Monmouth (NJ Thoroughbred Festival) held their biggest state-bred days.

Did we see stars?  Possibly: both Dave’s Friend winner Bern Identity and NJ Breeders’ Handicap winner Rainbow Heir are reportedly pointed at the Breeders’ Cup, if all goes according to plan.  The RaceBrief (click on any to pop up the full photo and horse info):