• Triple-Crown Rematch: Nyquist, Exaggerator, and Creator Set to Race This Weekend
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    Triple-Crown Rematch: Nyquist, Exaggerator, and Creator Set to Race This Weekend

    All three 2016 Triple Crown-race winners and a creme-de-la-creme of their competitors are set to run this midsummer weekend in two $1 million Grade 1 stakes races, namely, in the Jim Dandy, up in breezy Saratoga, New York, and in the Haskell down at Monmouth, on the breezy Jersey Shore. Preakness winner Exaggerator will go head-to-head with Belmont winner Creator in the Jim Dandy at Saratoga, on Saturday, July 30. Nyquist and Brody’s Cause will be cruising for each other down in the Haskell, on the Jersey Shore,  on Sunday afternoon, July 31. As Claude Rains famously pronounced after Humphrey Bogart shot the Nazi major at the end of Casablanca: “Round up the usual suspects.” In short, this weekend

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    UPI Horse Racing Roundup

    California Chrome won but had to work for it, Songbird asserted herself in the stretch to win easily after a bit of a scare and globetrotting Highland Reel reeled in another Group 1 win in England -- the highlights of weekend Thoroughbred racing. Bitumen and Sweet Loretta were the big winners among the 2-year-old set. With Saratoga in full swing and Del Mar hitting its stride, there was no shortage of supporting plots. Woodbine and Monmouth Park also chipped in with important races. Without further ado: Classic California Chrome, making his first start since winning the Dubai World Cup in March, found all he could handle in Saturday's $200,000 Grade II San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. Dortmund,