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Big Macher scores upset in Bing Crosby at Del Mar (The Associated Press)
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Big Macher won the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes by a half-length Sunday at Del Mar. [more]

Bayern wins Haskell Invitational (The Associated Press)
Bayern won the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park, extending trainer Bob Baffert's record for victories in the 3-year-old stakes to seven. Bayern was the dominant front-running winner, pulling away by 7 1/4 lengths over Albano. ''It looks like he has it all together now.'' Martin Garcia was aboard for his third Haskell, all mounts for Baffert. Jockey Rosie Napravnik felt Untapable became unsettled before the start when Social Inclusion in the adjoining stall acted up. [more]

Del Mar to move 2 turf races after horse deaths (The Associated Press)
Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago. Four of the deaths have occurred on the seaside track's new turf course. Two horses were euthanized Saturday as the result of catastrophic injuries sustained in separate turf races. Lil Swiss Echo hurt her right foreleg in the stretch of the fifth race, unseating apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke. [more]

Fed Biz wins San Diego Handicap at Del Mar (The Associated Press)

In this image provided by Benoit Photo, Fed Biz, with Martin Garcia aboard, wins the Grade II, $200,000 San Diego Handicap horse race on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

Fed Biz led all the way in winning the $200,000 San Diego Handicap by 5 1/4 lengths in track-record time for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert at Del Mar on Saturday. Two horses were euthanized as the result of catastrophic injuries sustained in separate turf races. Lil Swiss Echo hurt her right foreleg in the stretch of the fifth races, unseating apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke. In the ninth race, J Kat was pulled up on the far turn by jockey Corey Nakatani with severe injuries to his left foreleg.


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Wicked Strong wins Jim Dandy at Saratoga (The Associated Press)
Wicked Strong took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist by 2 1/4 lengths Saturday in the Grade 2 $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga Race Course. Ridden by Rajiv Maragh, the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.16 on the fast main track and paid $6.40, $3.10 and $2.40. Tonalist made a bold move and I thought, 'It's going to be a good horse race.' ... Wicked Strong dug in and found extra and pulled away at the end.'' Jimmy Jerkens trains Wicked Strong for Centennial Farms. He was followed by Kentucky Derby runner-up Commanding Curve, Ulanbator and Legend. [more]

 
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