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Vow to Wager elevated to victory in Battaglia Memorial

Donegal Racing's VOW TO WAGER (Broken Vow) turned in a second consecutive upset victory at Turfway Park in Saturday's $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial S., but needed a little help from the stewards to do so. The judges disqualified first-place finisher Codoy (Bernstein) and placed him second after he drifted out into Vow to Wager turning for home, instead awarding the race to the 23-1 longest shot on the board ridden by John McKee. The final time for 1 1/16 miles on Polytrack was a pokey 1:48 4/5.

Conditioned by Dale Romans, Vow to Wager entered the Battaglia off a 5 1/2-length maiden score on January 31 at 9-1. The dark bay had been unplaced in all three starts as a juvenile, including a maiden claiming loss at Churchill Downs. With this stakes debut win in the Battaglia, a local prep for the Lane's End S. (G2) on March 27, Vow to Wager has now bankrolled $74,024 from a line of 5-2-0-0.

Kera's Kitten (Kitten's Joy), the 6-5 favorite off a score in the W.E.B.N. S., threw in the towel at the top of the stretch and trailed home last in the field of eight.

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

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