• Songbird remains perfect in Pennsylvania, but Nyquist and Exaggerator fall off the pace
    Los Angeles Times

    Songbird remains perfect in Pennsylvania, but Nyquist and Exaggerator fall off the pace

    Songbird continues to soar. The same can hardly be said for Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist or Preakness victor Exaggerator. Songbird remained perfect through 11 starts, seven of those coming this year, when she coasted home by 5 ¾ lengths against Carina Mia in the Cotillion Stakes on Saturday at Parx Racing. Nyquist and Exaggerator were almost equally dull in the following race, running sixth and seventh in a field of 12 in the Pennsylvania Derby won by longshot Connect. Songbird took command at the top of the stretch without any urging from jockey Mike Smith in the mile-and-a-sixteenth Cotillion in what Smith, a Hall of Fame rider, proclaimed an ideal tune-up for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff  on

  • Favored Accelerate wins $201,035 Los Alamitos Derby
    The Associated Press

    Favored Accelerate wins $201,035 Los Alamitos Derby

    LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) -- Accelerate won the $201,035 Los Alamitos Derby by a head Saturday, surviving a foul claim to earn his first graded stakes victory. Ridden by Tyler Baze, Accelerate ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.48 and paid $3.80, $2.40 and $2.10

  • ESPN.com

    Betting Line sets world record in Little Brown Jug

    Greg Reinhart | Daily Racing Form Betting Line moved into the lead at the half and sailed home from there to easily win the Little Brown Jug on Thursday afternoon at the Delaware County Fair. His final time of 1:49 broke the world record for a 3-year-old colt pacer on a half-mile track by two-fifths of a second. Dr. J Hanover (Scott Zeron) left strongly to grab the early lead, but elimination winner Western Fame (Mark MacDonald) popped out of the pocket and took the lead before the 26-4/5 opening quarter. Betting Line was third at that point, but David Miller sent him to the outside as they raced in front of the grandstands for the second time, and he took the lead on the outside at the 54 4/5