It was a slow weekend of stakes races. Here's a look at the top stakes races over the weekend!
$98,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del Mar
Scratched down to a four horse field at Del Mar, STRONGCONSTITUTION went out to set the pace with quick fractions of :23.28 and :46.60. HIGH VELOCITY was right there along the way battling it out to the final sixteenth when he was able to get ahead by 1 1/4 lengths to take the win in 1:23.16.
STRONGCONSTITUTION stuck around for second followed by ZIMBA WARRIOR 4 1/2 lengths back and RAGER finished out the order.
$100,000 Betty Grable Stakes at Del Mar
CREATIVE INSTINCT set the pace with quick fractions of :22.82 and :45.33. QUEEN BEE TO YOU stalked the pace race three wide. Entering the stretch, she drew off to win by 4 1/2 lengths. SHOW IT N MOE IT followed in second with MO SEE CAL finishing in third. QUEEN BEE TO YOU is the first stakes win for trainer Andrew Lerner.
$175,000 River City Handicap at Churchill Downs
GET WESTERN set slow splits of :50.22 and 1:15.48. Drifting at the start MR. MISUNDERSTOOD ran back in sixth before angling four wide for the run down the stretch. Kicking it into overdrive, he ran down the other nine horses in the field and won by a neck over CULLUM ROAD.
The temperatures were chilly but the turf was good with slow times. He covered the distance of 1 1/8 miles in 1:53.31.