• Rugby Union - Toulon, Racing back on track in Top 14

    Rugby Union - Toulon, Racing back on track in Top 14

    - Top 14 heavyweights Racing 92 and Toulon put their opening day blues behind them, bouncing back with wins over Lyon and Pau on the second day of French rugby union action. Toulouse continued their unbeaten run with a 22-17 victory over Bordeaux-Bègles which lifts them to the summit of the Top 14 table. Defending champions Racing, who failed to score a try in their opening 15-9 defeat by Raphael Ibanez's Bordeaux-Begles, got back on track under the watchful eye of club president Mourad Boudjellal at their home ground in Colombes, outside Paris, with a 29-16 win.

  • Arrogate captures Travers Stakes, 'Mid-summer Derby,' in record time
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    Arrogate captures Travers Stakes, 'Mid-summer Derby,' in record time

    Making his stakes debut, Arrogate wrested command from stablemate American Freedom into the first turn and ran right into the history books Saturday, winning the Grade 1 Travers Stakes in a record time of 1:59.36 seconds before a packed house of 48,630 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Smashing General Assembly's 1 1/4-mile stakes and track mark of 2:00 flat set in 1979, Arrogate was hustled away from the inside by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, and slipped through inside Haskell Invitational runner-up American Freedom and Jim Dandy winner Laoban to wrest command before going a quarter-mile, as Belmont Stakes runner-up Destin and three-time graded stakes winner Gun Runner also took up the chase from close range. Arrogate ran the half-mile in 46.84 seconds and shook them all off nearing the stretch to draw out by 13½ lengths - the third-largest margin of victory in the Travers behind Damascus (1967, 22 lengths) and General Assembly (15 lengths).

  • The Seattle Times

    Stryker Phd captures Muckleshoot Tribal Classic

    Stryker Phd couldn’t have picked a better day to get back in winning form at Emerald Downs. The 7-year-old’s win Sunday in the $50,000 Washington Cup Muckleshoot Tribal Classic came on the day that trainers Larry and Sharon Ross were inducted into the Washington State Racing Hall of Fame. The Rosses have shaped the careers of some of the best horses in the state, including Chum Salmon and Military Hawk, both already in the Hall. Stryker Phd seems certain to end up there as well. Sunday’s win was the gelding’s third in the Tribal Classic, the first horse to accomplish that. Jockey Leslie Mawing and Stryker Phd made winning look easy, racing behind the leaders, Hoody and Westley, before opening

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