Bob Black Jack, the former six-furlong world-record holder and Grade 1 winner from 2008, returned from a 14-month layoff in Saturday's $150,000 San Carlos Handicap at Santa Anita.
Veteran jockey David Flores has regained the mount on Monterey Jazz for Saturday's $300,000 Del Mar Mile, replacing an injured Tyler Baze.
The problem for trainer David Hofmans on Sunday is that Desert Code's last race is also the main objective for 2009 - the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita in November.
Surf Cat, a six-time stakes winner, will be ridden for the first time by David Flores in the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup on June 28, trainer Bruce Headley said on Thursday.
The Breeders' Cup Sprint at Monmouth Park on Oct. 27 has been forgotten around trainer David Hofmans's Hollywood Park barn.
Balance, the winner of five stakes, including three at the Grade 1 level, has been retired after finishing sixth in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Distaff at Monmouth Park, trainer David Hofmans said on Sunday.
Balance may lose Sunday's Clement Hirsch Handicap at Del Mar and still leave trainer David Hofmans convinced that she is on course for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff at Monmouth Park Oct. 27.
Lava Man scored his third consecutive win in the Gold Cup.
Mike Smith has been named to ride Congaree in Monday's $250,000 Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap, a race that trainer Bob Baffert hopes will put Congaree closer to a start in the Breeders' Cup Mile.
Adoration won her second consecutive stakes in the $250,000 Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks at Hollywood Park, leaving trainer David Hofmans convinced that she is only beginning to show her best.