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  • V.E. Day wins Curlin at Saratoga Race Course

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- V.E. Day won in his stakes debut to give jockey Jose Lezcano his 2,000th victory, rallying from last to edge Charge Now by a head Friday in the $100,000 Curlin at Saratoga Race Course.

    The Associated Press
  • Bench Light wins Del Mar feature

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Bench Light won Del Mar's $94,882 feature race Thursday, beating Money Clip by 6 1/4 lengths on the infield Jimmy Durante grass course.

    The Associated Press
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  • Untapable 2-1 favorite in the Haskell Invitational

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- The filly Untapable is the 2-1 favorite for her first race against the colts, the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park.

    The Associated Press
  • Blue Grass winner Dance With Fate euthanized

    Blue Grass Stakes winner Dance With Fate has been euthanized after the colt severely injured his leg in a training accident. A veterinarian at the seaside track said Thursday that Dance With Fate ruptured two of the three large patella ligaments in his right rear leg earlier in the morning. Dr.…

    The Associated Press
  • Pure Sensation wins $100K Quick Call at Saratoga

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Pure Sensation overcame a tough trip to nail Choctaw Chuck at the wire Thursday and win the $100,000 Quick Call by a nose at Saratoga Race Course.

    The Associated Press
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    COMMON PHRASE ORIGINS: The phrase 'Dead Ringer' is from horse racing in the late 1800's. Race horse owners would have two horses, a slower one, and a 'dead-on' identical one that was a lot faster. The slow one would lose a bunch of races, until the odds go high enough, then the 'dead ringer' would…