OTB Race Previews
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Golden Gate Fields turf hosted the $100,000 Grade 3 San Francisco Mile on Saturday, April 27.
The $150,000 Grade 3 Westchester Stakes was contested at Belmont Park on Saturday, April 27. It was two-time Jockey Club Gold Cup winner and 5-2 second choice Flat Out who made it 4-for-4 at Belmont Park.
The $150,000 Grade 2 Elkhorn Stakes took place at Keeneland on Friday, April 26. Sarah and Ken Ramsey owned Dark Cover registered the upset win at 9-1 odds.
A rare Thursday graded stakes went down at Keeneland April 25 - the Grade 3 Bewitch Stakes for older fillies and mares took place on Keeneland turf. Joel Rosario extended his record for most wins in a single spring meet at Keeneland when he guided 18-1 shot Strathnaver to a one length victory.
The six horse Grade 2 San Juan Capistrano Handicap went down Sunday, April 21 - the closing day of the 2012-13 Santa Anita Park meet. It was Ron McAnally trained third choice Interaction earned the nose victory at 4-1 odds over a very tough All Squared Away.
Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky hosted the $150,000 Grade 3 Ben Ali Stakes for horses four years old and upward Sunday, April 21. Successful Dan, half brother of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan made a successful return from a 10 month layoff with a one length victory as the 4-5 favorite for his fifth win in five tries at Keeneland.
The $200,000 Grade 3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes took place at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky Saturday and acted as one of the two Road to the Kentucky Wild Card races awarding 20-8-4-2 points for its first through fourth place finishers.
The $150,000 Grade 2 Santa Barbara Handicap was contested on Santa Anita turf Saturday - the winner came as a result of a disqualification.
The $200,000 Grade 3 Sixty Sails Handicap for fillies and mares three years old and upward was run April 20 at Hawthorne Racecourse on Saturday.
In the $750,000 Grade 2 Illinois Derby April 20 at Hawthorne Racecourse a full field of 14 three year olds took to the track in the 1 1/8 mile event.