We'll cut right to the chase, since Justify's bid to become racing's 13th Triple Crown winner - and just the second in the last 39 years - is the last of 10 stakes to be run at Belmont Park this Saturday, June 9.
The 3-year-olds Olimpo, Olympic Hollywood, and Or Noir lead a wide open field of 19 runners entered for the June 10 Grande Premio Brasil (G1) at Hipodromo Gavea for an automatic berth into the $4 million Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T).
The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in its annual renewals, has granted temporary riding licenses to four jockeys, including South African phenom Callan Murray, as it seeks to fill voids left by several top riders, including the popular Joao Moreira.
The third start was the charm for Dom Carlos, a son of Irish freshman sire Gale Force Ten who became his sire's first winner when he won a five-furlong race June 8 at the Curragh by four lengths.
Alpha Delta Stables' homebred multiple graded-stakes winner Lewis Bay enjoyed a patient, stalking trip under jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. to win the $250,000 Bed o' Roses Invitational Stakes (G3) by 5 1/2 lengths June 8 at Belmont Park.
A speedy Munnings colt and a pricey Dialed In colt each breezed an eighth-mile in :09 4/5 to top the June 8 workouts during the second under tack show in preparation for the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds in training sale.