With the dust settling from the recently completed Del Mar and Saratoga Summer meetings, the action even needs a break before the Fall championship season begins.
Trainer Doug O'Neill carried the load out West when he captured the Beverly J. Lewis stakes with California Nector on Friday and the Jim Kostoff Stake with Luckarack on Sunday at Fairplex Park.
California Nector, a 3-year-old Stormy Atlantic filly dominated the Lewis by 3 3/4 lengths to make it two straight for the Suarez Racing homebred. The 6 1/2 furlong stake is worth $50,000 and is restricted to 3-year-old fillies.
Luckarack represented the O'Neill barn's 3-year-old male division when he captured the $50,000 Kostoff. The sophomore son of Lucky Pulpit has now won six of thirteen starts.
The Graham Motion trained She Be Classy continued a successful 2011 with her win in Saturday's George Rosenberger Memorial S. at Delaware Park. The daughter of Toccet registered her second stakes win of her '11 campaign in the $75,000 Rosenberger and fourth overall win of the year.
After a try on traditional dirt in the Grade II Saratoga Special, trainer Josie Carroll sent Indian Evening back up to Woodbine and prepped the 2-year-old for the $150,000 Swynford Stakes going 7-furlongs on the synthetic. Even with a respectable third place finish in the slop at Saratoga, Indian Evening showed his footing of preference in his Swynford score. On July 10, the Indian Charlie juvenile debuted with a 6-furlong maiden-breaking win on the same surface. Tyler Pizarro was aboard Indian Evening for both victories.