Calder Race Course will hold its first-ever "Italian fest," a celebration of Italian music, food, drink and culture Aug. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. The event will feature Italian food, music, and activities. ...Hollywood Park closed its Spring/Summer meet by honoring its top performers. Among those honored by the media were: Astra,horse of the meet: Futural, handicap horse; Bienamado, grass horse; Gourmet Girl, older filly/mare; Go Go, sprinter; Congaree, 3-year-old and 3-year-old male;Golden Ballet, 3-year-old filly; Came Home 2-year-old and 2-year-old male; Georgia's Storm, 2-year-old filly; Jack Carava, trainer; Laffit Pincay Jr., jockey; and in a tie Ricardo Jaime and Macario Rodriguez, apprentice jockeys.

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