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Code of Honor wins Travers Stakes

Aug. 24, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Trainer Shug McGaughey walked into Saratoga Race Course stoked for the 150th running of the Travers Stakes. Code of Honor validated those feelings. Code of Honor won a stretch duel with Tacitus and Mucho Gusto, holding off hard-luck Tacitus by three lengths to win the $1.25...

Upset city: 9-1 shot Higher Power wins $1M Pacific Classic

Aug. 17, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — With his top two horses elsewhere, John Sadler took a chance with a couple others in his barn. Higher Power paid off. The 4-year-old colt took command turning into the stretch and won the $1 million Pacific Classic by 5 1/4 lengths at Del Mar on Saturday, making Sadler the first...

Maximum Security wins Haskell, survives inquiry

Jul. 21, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Not again. That was the reaction of owner Gary West when the inquiry sign flashed after Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the $1 million Haskell Invitational Saturday evening at hot and steamy Monmouth Park. Unlike in the Kentucky Derby, the stewards let the result...