Belmont Stakes

Digest (Aug. 11): Glory Stars streaks to Laurel Park victory

Digest (Aug. 11): Glory Stars streaks to Laurel Park victory

Glory Stars, owned by James A. Shannon Jr., came with a steady drive along the rail to catch front-running Tour de Force approaching the wire and forge a neck victory in Saturday's featured third race, a $47,000 third-level optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds and up at Laurel Park. It was 1½ lengths back to 6-5 favorite Zulu in third. Purchased for $900,000 as a 2-year-old in training in 2015, Zulu was making his first start off a $20,000 claim for Monmouth Park-based trainer Jorge Navarro. The Bernardini gelding, second in the Fountain of Youth (G2) prior to winning the Tamarac Stakes in 2016 at Gulfstream Park, bobbled at the break and...

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