Works, entries, and results for the Midlantic-breds nominated to the Triple Crown.  The latest Midlantic Triple Crown Update:

Recent racing action:

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  • Maryland-bred Ghost Bay ran fourth, of six, in the Federico Tesio Stakes last Saturday, April 18.  The winner of last December’s Maryland Juvenile Championship, the Larry Murray trainee raced towards the rear of the pack throughout the 1 1/16 mile test won by Bodhisattva and had no real response in the lane.
  • Pennsylvania-bred Saham finished third (of five) in the Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland on April 15.  Racing over a turf course rated soft, the Brendan Walsh trainee stalked the pace of Luck of the Kitten, bid to the lead in the lane, but hung late to finish third. He was beaten less than a length in what was his first stakes try.  He has a win, a second, and two thirds from five career starts.
  • A pair of runners sought unsuccessfully to break their maidens at Aqueduct on April 18.  Maryland-bred Balfe’s Corner finished sixth of nine in a maiden special weight test, while Virginia-bred Sir Rockport was fourth of five in a maiden claimer.

Two runners have upcoming races.  Maryland-bred Or So runs in a maiden claiming race at Pimlico on April 24, and Pennsylvania-bred Refer will tackle maiden special weight rivals at Parx Racing on April 26.

On the worktab:

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  • On April 19 Combat Diver, a Maryland-bred, breezed five furlongs over the Belmont training track in 1:01 3/5, sixth fastest of 31.
  • On April 18 Virginia-bred River Date worked a half-mile in 49 4/5 at Palm Meadows.
  • Two horses worked on April 17: Virginia-bred Stellar Wind went 5 furlongs in 1:01 at Santa Anita, while another Virginia-bred, Defondo, went a half-mile in 47 4/5 at Churchill Downs, fastest of 14.

And don’t forget to check out our Mid-Atlantic Triple Crown Trail page, featuring a sortable (and searchable) table of all of this year’s Midlantic-bred Triple Crown nominees.