Horse Racing News by Alan Shuback

An astonishing performance by the largely untried but fast improving Workforce electrified the crowd at Epsom on Saturday as the Michael Stoute-trained son of King's Best romped to a seven-length triumph in the $2.1 million Epsom Derby.
Goldikova sets out Sunday on the road to what she hopes will be a third consecutive Breeders' Cup Mile title when she meets a first-class field in the Group 1, $312,000 Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp.
Viva Pataca held off Lizard's Desire in the $1.8 million Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday to notch the eighth Group 1 triumph of his career.
British racehorse owner David Reynolds has been charged with two counts of assault by the British Horseracing Board following an incident at Lingfield Park last Saturday in which Reynolds took exception to the way Kieren Fallon rode Elna Bright.
Gitano Hernando is looking good for his March 27 date in the Dubai World Cup, trainer Marco Botti reported on his website on Friday. The Newmarket-based Botti was upbeat about the preparations of his recent Winter Derby Trial winner.
John Velazquez has picked himself up a Dubai World Cup ride in the shape of Crowded House.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Vale of York failed in his return to the races at Meydan on Thursday night as he faded to fifth in the listed $250,000 Al Bastakiya, a course and distance prep for the 1 3/16-mile UAE Derby.
Gitano Hernando's Lingfield Park prep for the Dubai World Cup went off without a hitch on Saturday as he cruised to a comfortable 4 1/2-length victory in the $61,000 listed Winter Derby Trial.
Awesome Act, a fast-finishing fourth in the Breeders' Cup Turf, will return to America for a springtime campaign that trainer Jeremy Noseda hopes will land him a spot in the Kentucky Derby.
Cannonball failed to fire at Flemington on Saturday as the first American-trained horse to run in Australia finished ninth of 11 in the Group 1, $450,000 Lightning Stakes, a five-furlong sprint that was taken by the Royal Ascot-bound Nicconi.

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