Horse Racing News by Alan Shuback

Starspangledbanner emerged the gritty winner of the Group 1, $605,000 July Cup at Newmarket on Friday, with the speedy Australian-bred prevailing by a neck over the game pacesetting Equiano.
Date With Destiny, the only offspring of the late champion miler George Washington, made her juvenile debut a winning one at Newbury on Friday with a comfortable victory in a seven-furlong maiden.
It's boy vs. girl at Sandown Park on Saturday when Twice Over and Dar Re Mi go toe-to-toe in the $750,000 Eclipse Stakes.
When does a horse win its maiden in a Group 1 race? It could be on Saturday when Remember When goes in the $264,000 Pretty Polly Stakes, a 1 1/4-mile race for fillies and mares at the Curragh.
After much hand-wringing, Johnny Murtagh has decided that his mount in the $1.5 million Irish Derby at the Curragh on Sunday will be Cape Blanco.
It's Kinsale King versus the world at Royal Ascot on Saturday when the Dubai Golden Shaheen winner faces 23 rivals from six different countries in the Group 1, $665,000 Golden Jubilee Stakes.
Lillie Langtry gave Aidan O'Brien and Coolmore their first Royal Ascot victory of 2010 on Friday as she came late to win the Group 1, $370,000 Coronation Stakes.
Stamina was the order of the day at Royal Ascot on Thursday as the 20-1 Rite of Passage set a track record for 2 1/2 miles in winning the Group 1, $370,000 Ascot Gold Cup.
Rail Trip did not need his best effort to win Saturday's Grade 2, $150,000 Californian Stakes at Hollywood Park.
Inspired by the history-making exploits of Wesley Ward at Royal Ascot last year, two American horses will line up on opening day of the Royal Meeting on Tuesday in the hope that lightning can strike again.

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