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LEXINGTON, Ky. Cheap Air Max Black . -- Lightstream completed a terrific 3-year-old campaign Saturday with a well-gauged ride from Julien Leparoux in winning the 18th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Raven Run Stakes before a sun-splashed crowd of 23,239 at Keeneland.Away sharply from her outside post but eased off a hot early pace, Lightstream charged down the middle of the stretch to win the seven-furlong Raven Run over Malibu Stacy, a 40-1 shot.She broke good, but she comes from behind, Leparoux said. She really impressed me on the turn. When I asked her she really took off.Lightstream returned $6.80 as favorite in a field of 12 3-year-old fillies after finishing in 1:22.68 over a fast track. In a six-race campaign that began in early March for trainer Brian Lynch, Lightstream has registered four wins and placings in two Grade 1 races -- a third in the Mother Goose and a second in the Test. The Kentucky-bred daughter of Harlans Holiday is owned by Up Hill Stable and Head of Plains Partners.Lynch said before the Raven Run that Lightstream would be given 60 days off after the race regardless of the result, then be sent to the Palm Meadows training center in South Florida to prepare for her 4-year-old season.Previously unbeaten Lucy N Ethel, the 7-2 second choice, made the early lead in the Raven Run but was done before the quarter pole, with Curlins Approval and Coniah taking over as the field straightened for home. Meanwhile, Lightstream was full of momentum, and her outside surge was too much for the others, with her final margin over a late-charging Malibu Stacy being 1-1/4 lengths. Coniah was another half-length back in third, with Curlins Approval another half-length back in fourth.After the top four, the order was Graces Treasure, Southern Girl, Takrees, Covey Trace, Sophias Song, Bellamentary, Ma Can Do It, and Lucy N Ethel. There were no scratches.In April, off an eye-catching career debut at Gulfstream Park, Lightstream won the Grade 3 Beaumont at Keeneland in her second start. She becomes only the second filly, after Gypsy Robin in 2012, to sweep the Beaumont and Raven Run in the same year.For Leparoux, it was his 55th stakes victory at Keeneland, allowing him to take sole possession of second in that category after previously being tied with Jerry Bailey. Pat Day has the most with 95.The $2 exacta (12-7) paid $276, the $1 trifecta (12-7-9) returned $2,033.90, and the 10-cent superfecta (12-7-9-8) was worth $1,712.39.Racing resumes Sunday at Keeneland with the Grade 3 Dowager Stakes for filly-mare turf marathoners. Wholesale Air Max 95 . -- Linebacker Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No. Cheap Mens Air Max 90 . 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OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Leaving Monmouth Park hours after Triple Crown winner American Pharoahs triumphant return to the races in last years Haskell Invitational, track president Bob Kulina already was thinking ahead.The guy who has been around the Jersey shore track since the early 1970s knew nothing could top the spectacle of American Pharoah: 60,000 fans standing and cheering as the champion charged down the stretch in his first race as the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years.Kulina, though, caught some racing luck for Sundays 49th running of the Haskell: Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist vs. Preakness winner Exaggerator, with Pharoah trainer Bob Baffert in the mix with American Freedom.I have to tell the truth, Kulina said this week. A year ago Sunday driving home, if you told me I was looking at this type of race the year after American Pharoahs Triple Crown and Haskell victory, I would have said `Sign me up now.Theres plenty of storylines:- The Nyquist-Exaggerator rivalry resumes. Nyquist won the first four meetings, including the Breeders Cup Juvenile and the Derby. Exaggerator ended the streak -- and any chance for another Triple Crown try -- by handing Nyquist the only loss of his career in the Preakness.- Baffert has won five of the last six Haskells and is seeking a ninth win in Monmouth Parks showcase race.- Its the first time the top three Derby finishers -- Nyquist, Exaggerator and Gun Runner- are running in the Haskell. Its the first time since 2010 that its Derby winner vs. Preakness winner.- On the local front, trainers and brothers-in-law Eddie Plesa Jr. and Jason Servis will saddle long shots Awesome Slew and New Jersey-bred Sunny Ridge. Sunny Ridge is bred and owned by Dennis Drazin, an advisor to the group that operates the track.You couldnt have asked for a better field or a greater race, Kulina said.While anticipation builds for the 1 1/8-mile Haskell, theres another race for 3-year-olds worth noting on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course -- the $600,000 Jim Dandy. The field includes Belmont Stakes winner Creator, along with one-time Derby favorite Mohaymen, who ran fourth and hasnt raced since.Nyquist was made the 6-5 morning-line favorite for the six-horse Haskell, with Exaggerator next at 5-2. The Derby winner leaves from the rail; the Preakness winner from the outside post.This will bee Nyquists first race since running third in the Preakness on May 21. White Air Max 2018. He then developed an elevated white blood cell count and was returned to his home base at Santa Anita. Trainer Doug ONeill now says his colt is ready to go again.Hes doing really well. His last few works have been exceptional, ONeill said. Were coming into this race with a lot of optimism. For a six-horse field, its very deep.Nyquist, owned by J. Paul Reddam, is the reigning 2-year-old champion and has eight wins in nine career starts for earnings of $5.1 million.Exaggerator, trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by his brother, Kent, finished 11th in the Belmont but appears charged up again for the Haskell.His entry was a surprise since hes been training at Saratoga, with plans calling for him to run in the Jim Dandy, then the Travers on Aug. 27. The Travers could be next for Nyquist, too.Those kinds of things are always fun, Keith Desormeaux said of the rivalry. Nyquist is a top horse and its always fun to outrun top competition.ONeill called it kind of a shock when he found out Exaggerator was Haskell-bound.Hes such a hard-trying horse and a class horse. His move in the Preakness was stunning, ONeill said. Weve faced him a bunch. We respect him a ton.Look for Nyquist, under jockey Mario Gutierrez, to be on or close to the lead. Exaggerator relishes a late charge to the wire, and splashed his way to victory in the Preakness.Baffert comes into the Haskell quietly, unlike last years Pharoah Fest. American Freedom was the 3-1 third choice, coming in with wins in the Sir Barton Stakes and the Iowa Derby. Gun Runner is 4-1, Awesome Slew 15-1 and Sunny Ridge 20-1.Plesa understands what hes facing in sending out long shot Awesome Slew.I feel like David fighting Goliath in this race when you look at these horses, he said.---The field, from the rail out, is Nyquist (Mario Gutierrez, 6-5), Sunny Ridge (Nik Juarez, 20-1), Awesome Slew (Paco Lopez, 15-1), Gun Runner (Florent Geroux, 4-1), American Freedom (Rafael Bejarano, 3-1) and Exaggerator (Kent Desormeaux, 5-2).---Follow Richard Rosenblatt on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/rosenblattap---AP freelance writer Mike Farrell contributed to this report. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '