Gary Barber's homebred Fly to Mars stalked a quick pace, hit the front at the top of the lane, and finished the 1 1/16-mile grass race in a course-record time of 1:39.50 in a one-length win under jockey Flavien Prat.
It was double the action in the Saratoga Race Course winner's circle July 28, as Glorious Empire and Channel Maker were both awarded victor's honors following a dead heat in the $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (G2T).
Imperial Hint earned his first top-level win in impressive fashion July 28, capturing the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) at Saratoga Race Course under a hand ride from jockey Javier Castellano.
Brenda Kay Allen Jones was a respected horsewoman, animal lover, and beloved mother. She passed away July 26 after a brief battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family in her final hours.
The endless snaps of camera shutters as Summer Wind Equine's homebred Chasing Yesterday entered the Del Mar winner's circle provided a not-so-subtle hint that her debut victory July 28 was more than just an impressive maiden special weight score.
In front of him, Ontario-bred Flameaway was running straight and true. Behind him, grade 1 winner Sporting Chance was blowing the turn. Somewhere around the middle, Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tenfold got his act together and won the Jim Dandy (G2).
Trainer Mark Casse said July 28 that multiple graded stakes winner Wonder Gadot will start in the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes (G1), giving the filly a chance to become the first female runner since Lady Rotha in 1915 to capture the Spa's signature test.
Charlotte Weber's homebred World Approval, the reigning champion turf male, will be given the rest of 2018 off with designs on a bringing the Northern Afleet gelding back for his 7-year-old season.