Sweet Lulu, who is trained by Bay Area-based Jerry Hollendorfer, captured the $500,000 Test Stakes at Saratoga Race Course (N.Y.) on Saturday.

Improving to 4-for-4 with a game performance under jockey Julien Leparoux, the 3-year-old filly won the seven-furlong Grade I race by a head over Wildcat Lily in 1:23.45 and paid $5.60 as the 9-to-5 favorite.

  • Jockey Russell Baze won three of the first four races at Golden Gate Fields. He took the opener with Prince of Marbella, the second with Lil Angelina and the fourth with McBoomer.

    Golf

    Alameda native Matt Bettencourt shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the third-round lead at the Cox Classic in Omaha, Neb. He and Bronson La'Cassie (66) were at 17-under 196 at Champions Run, a shot ahead of John Peterson (66). Bettencourt tied for second in last week's Web.com Tour tournament.

    Rugby

    Canada earned a spot at the 2015 World Cup, beating the United States 13-11 in Toronto in the second leg of their cumulative goal playoff. Canada won 27-9 last weekend in Charleston, S.C. It earned a spot in Group D at the World Cup in England, where it will face Ireland, Italy, France, and a European team to be determined. The U.S. and captain Todd Clever of San Jose can still make the tournament if it beats Uruguay in a two-match series.

    College soccer

    San Jose State and host Cal played to a 1-1 tie in a men's exhibition match. Rory Knibbs scored for the Spartans at the 55:34 mark, and Stephano Bonomo tied it with 11 seconds left. There was no overtime. Both teams open Friday at home, with San Jose State playing Sacramento State and Cal facing Georgetown.

  • After a 0-0 first half, Austin Meyer scored off a corner kick and Zach Batteer added an insurance goal in Stanford's 2-0 men's victory at Sacramento State. The exhibition match became a bit chippy in the second half. The No. 20 Cardinal opens at home against Maryland on Friday.

    High schools

    Thanks to a 22-point effort, new SMU oral commitment Emmanuel Mudiay won Under Armour Elite 24 MVP honors in an all-star game at the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mudiay, a point guard from Prime Prep-Arlington (Texas), is the fifth-rated senior prospect. Forward Ivan Rabb, who'll be a junior at Bishop O'Dowd High this fall, also played.