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Annals of Time wins Grade 1 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar

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DEL MAR, Calif. — Annals of Time darted through a narrow opening in mid-stretch and overhauled stablemate Beach Patrol nearing the wire to win the $300,000 Hollywood Derby for 3-year-olds by 1 1/2 lengths at Del Mar on Saturday.

Ridden by Javier Castellano, Annals of Time ran 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.73 and paid $13.80, $7 and $4.60.

Beach Patrol returned $5.20 and $4 as the 7-2 second choice. Frank Conversation was another half-length back in third and paid $10.60 to show.

New York-based Chad Brown finished 1-2 in the Grade 1 race. His other entrant, 7-2 favorite Camelot Kitten, was seventh.

Annals of Time had just one win in three career starts before traveling to the West Coast for his first start outside New York.

The victory was worth $180,000.

In the $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap for older fillies and mares, 1-2 favorite Vale Dori won by three lengths.

Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Vale Dori ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.79 and paid $3, $2.40 and $2.10. The 4-year-old filly is trained by Bob Baffert.

Wild At Heart returned $4 and $3.40, while Moyo Honey was another three-quarters of a length back in third and paid $10 to show in the Grade 2 race.

The victory, worth $120,000, increased Vale Dori’s career earnings to $454,943, with five wins in 10 starts.

Lockdown wins by 2 1/2 lengths in Aqueduct’s Busanda Stakes

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NEW YORK (AP) Lockdown won her stakes debut Sunday, beating Libby’s Tail by 2+ lengths in the $100,000 Busanda for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.

Libby’s Tail, the 3-5 favorite, set the pace with Lockdown right behind before taking charge and turning for home.

Kendrick Carmouche rode for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott as Lockdown got her second win in three starts.

“She has such a long stride, you just have to time her run and she’ll take you home from there,” Carmouche said.

The time was 1:44.75 for the one mile, 70 yards.

Lockdown, the 2-1 second choice, paid $6.60, $2.50 and $2.10. Libby’s Tail returned $2.30 and $2.10 and No Sweat paid $3.20 to show.

More New Orleans Fair Grounds horses test positive for equine herpes

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NEW ORLEANS — Officials at the New Orleans Fair Grounds say more horses have tested positive for equine herpes this week, resulting in the lengthening and expansion of existing quarantines.

The Receiving Barn returned a pair of positive tests, while two other barns returned 28 positive tests combined, resulting in 14-day quarantines being reset.

An additional barn was placed under quarantine when one horse there tested positive.

The virus, called EHV-1, is latent in many horses, but symptoms can emerge periodically, making it contagious. EHV-1 can cause respiratory or neurological problems, as well as aborted or unhealthy pregnancies.

Racing continues at the Fair Grounds, where officials say they’re working with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture to find places outside the Fair Grounds to isolate infected horses.