FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 file photograph, jockey Victor Espinoza, right, on Triple Crown winner American Pharoah(4), looks back at jockey Kent Desormeaux on Keen Ice (6) after American Pharoah won the Haskell Invitational horse race at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. Keen Ice was second. Monmouth Park is preparing to open its gates May 2016, for a new season as New Jersey's horse racing industry deals with sagging track attendance and betting numbers. Races can still draw large crowds, but usually only when they are considered a marquee event. Monmouth Park drew a record crowd when American Pharoah won the Haskell Invitational. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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Solid Wager wins second straight Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar

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DEL MAR, Calif. — Rallying from last place, defending champion Solid Wager forged ahead in the final strides to win the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes by a half-length Sunday at Del Mar.

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Solid Wager ran seven furlongs in 1:22.51 and paid $7.60, $4.20 and $3.20 as the 5-2 second choice.

Grazen Sky returned $6.40 and $4, while Acceptance was another half-length back in third and paid $5.20 to show.

Magic Mark, the 2-1 favorite, finished fifth in the field of eight.

The victory, worth $57,000, increased Solid Wager’s career earnings to $429,921, with seven wins in 30 starts. It was the 5-year-old gelding’s first victory since the Grant Stakes last fall.

Espinoza also won the sixth and seventh races. Peter Miller, who trains Solid Wager, also captured the fourth and fifth races.

Prize Exhibit wins $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at Santa Anita

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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Prize Exhibit rallied from fifth with three furlongs remaining and won the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares by 1 1/4 lengths Monday at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Mike Smith, Prize Exhibit ran a mile on turf in 1:35.56 and paid $8.80, $4.40 and $3.40.

Ireland-bred Jeremy’s Legacy returned $9 and $4.60. The Mystic was another head back in third and paid $3.40 to show as the 3-1 second choice.

The Grade 3 victory, worth $60,000, increased Prize Exhibit’s career earnings to $637,045, with seven wins in 31 starts. She had been winless in 10 starts since capturing the Grade 2 Monrovia Stakes at the track a year ago.

“She can be tricky,” trainer Jim Cassidy said. “We’ve had to do a lot of different things with her and she’s just been happier lately.”

Green Gratto by a head in Aqueduct’s Toboggan Stakes

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NEW YORK — Green Gratto held on to win the $125,000 Toboggan Stakes by a head on Monday at Aqueduct.

The 7-year-old set the pace under persistent pressure from Story to Tell. Green Gratto finally put away that rival in deep stretch, and had enough in reserve to fend off a final challenge from All Star Red.

The victory capped a big weekend at Aqueduct for jockey Kendrick Carmouche, who got three stakes wins in a four-day span.

The New Jersey-bred Green Gratto, owned and trained by Gaston Grant, earned his eighth win in 51 starts. The time was 1:10.74 for the six furlongs.

Green Gratto paid $7.30, $4.50 and $2.40 as the 5-2 second choice.

All Star Red returned $11 and $3.40, and Stallwalkin’ Dude, the 4-5 favorite, paid $2.10 to show.