Despite a bad start, Prairie Bayou scored a one-length victory in the $600,000 Jim Beam Stakes at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., on Saturday.
The Loblolly Stable gelding, ridden by Chris McCarron, broke slowly and had to come from far back on the second turn before moving five wide to catch pace-setter Reggies Time Ex at the top of the stretch.
Longshot Proudest Romeo was second. Miner's Mark, the first foal of undefeated champion Personal Ensign, was third.
Prairie Bayou, trained by Tom Bohannan, covered the 1 1/8 miles over a fast track in 1:50 4/5 and paid $4.40, $3.40 and $2.80. Proudest Romeo returned $15.20 and $7. Miner's Mark paid $3.40.
Dalhart led all of the way in scoring a three-length victory in the $125,000 Rebel Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark.
Ridden by Mike Smith, the Forty Niner colt covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:42 1/5 and returned $3.80, $2.60 and $2.20 as part of an entry with third-place Zimmerman. Foxtrail paid $3.60 and $2.60.
Fraise, making his first start in 3 1/2 months, caught stablemate Stagecraft in the last 70 yards to win the $300,000 Pan American Handicap at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla.
Ridden by Pat Valenzuela, Fraise defeated Stagecraft by a neck, with Futurist a head farther back in the 1 1/2-mile turf race. Fraise was timed in 2:23 4/5 and paid $4.40, $3 and $2.20. Stagecraft paid $3 and $2.40, and Futurist paid $2.80.
Stalwars closed strongly from last place at the top of the stretch and beat Hidden Tomahawk in the final strides to win the $103,050 Budweiser Breeders' Cup by a half-length at Sportsman's Park in Chicago.
The 8-year-old Stalwars paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.40 and was timed in 1:10 for the six furlongs. Hidden Tomahawk returned $3.60 and $3. Affirmed's Image paid $4.20.