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EPSOM, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Workforce ridden by Ryan Moore leads the field to win The Investec Derby during the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse on June 5, 2010 in Epsom, England.  (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images)
EPSOM, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Workforce ridden by Ryan Moore leads the field to win The Investec Derby during the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse on June 5, 2010 in Epsom, England. (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images)
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There was a lot of racing activity that took place outside of Belmont Park this past weekend.  Here's a look at some of the items making headlines around the world of horse racing.

Belmont has $930K carryover - ESPN
All of the bombs that rolled home at the end of the Belmont Stakes card on Saturday helped to create a huge Pick 6 carryover for Wednesday's card.  I'll have an overview of the six race sequence tomorrow.

Mandurah Sets World Record for Mile on Turf - BloodHorse.com
A world record for a one-mile turf race was established at Monmouth Park June 6 when Colvin Green's Mandurah won a starter handicap in 1:31.23 on a firm course at the New Jersey racetrack.

Zenyatta Assigned 129 Pounds for Vanity - BloodHorse.com
Undefeated champion Zenyatta, bidding for a record 17th consecutive victory, was assigned 129 pounds for the Vanity Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park June 13, the same weight she carried in winning the race a year ago.

Rachel Alexandra assigned 118 for Stephen Foster - Handicappers' Edge
Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra (Medaglia d'Oro) has been assigned 118 pounds by Churchill Downs racing secretary Ben Huffman for next Saturday's $600,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at 1 1/8 miles.

The Stephen Foster is one of four races in consideration for Rachel Alexandra's next start.

Lope de Vega completes French Guineas-Derby double - Thoroughbred Times
Lope de Vega drove to a dominant three-length victory in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-G1) (French Derby) on Sunday at Chantilly to give his connections a classic double.

Switch holds off Blind Luck to win Hollywood Oaks - Thoroughbred Times
Multiple Grade 1 winner Blind Luck was stymied by a slow pace as Switch made a determined charge down the center of the lane to capture the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (G2) on Sunday at Hollywood Park.

EPSOM Workforce clinches Classic double for Moore - Racing Post
Ryan Moore landed a sensational Classic double with a stunning seven length Derby victory on Workforce

Top three from Belmont could meet again in Travers - Thoroughbred Times
The connections of Drosselmeyer, Fly Down, and First Dude all have an eye on the mid-summer Derby at Saratoga.

Daily Racing Form: Community: Crist Blog with Steven Crist
Daily Racing Form Publisher Steven Crist takes an amusing look at the 2010 Belmont Stakes day.