MAN O’ WAR. Last year’s Virginia Derby winner Castleton Lyons’ Gio Ponti notched his third consecutive grade I win July 11 when he came from off the pace to take the $500,000 Man o’ War Stakes against a start-studded field at Belmont Park.

The 4-year-old son of Tale of the Cat won for the fourth time in five starts on Belmont’s turf course while defeating five Grade I winners. The Christophe Clemente trainee won for the eighth time in 13 starts and upped his earnings to $1,545,800.