Headlines for Sunday, July 8, 2001

  • Joe DeFrancis, helped raise money for injured and disabled jockeys.

    Sun and Fun at Pimlico Belie Industry Problems

    For one day, the sun shone on Maryland racing. On July 7, closing day at Pimlico, kids frolicked in the infield, nearly 6,500 patrons risked their dollars on the horses, and Joe De Francis, president and CEO of the Maryland Jockey Club, got dunked in the dunking booth.

  • Hoovergetthekeys Added to Likely Swaps Field

    Carl J. Odegaard's Northern California-based 3-year-old Hoovergetthekeys, winless since taking the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) in March, will ship to Hollywood Park to face Congaree in the $500,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. I) on July 15.

  • Lunar Bounty Best in Bashford Manor

    Tom R. Durant's Lunar Bounty dueled with Binyamin and 4-5 favorite Storm Passage through the opening half-mile before pulling clear to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $133,750 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. II) on Sunday at Churchill Downs.

  • E Dubai posted his first graded win in the Dwyer Stakes.

    E Dubai Earns First Graded Stakes Win in Dwyer

    Godolphin's E Dubai avenged his second-place finish to Hero's Tribute in the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) with an impressive 5 3/4-length victory in Sunday's $150,000 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park. The winning time marks the fastest running of the Dwyer since the race was switched to its present distance in 1994.

  • Luthier Fever's First Winner

    Millionaire Luthier Fever's first winner emerged July 5 at Hollywood Park when At a Boy Luther won at six furlongs.

  • Washington Stallion Demons Begone Dead

    Demons Begone, whose profuse bleeding as the favorite in the 1987 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) resulted in him being pulled up on the backstretch, died July 4 of a ruptured aorta at Ron and Nina Hagen's El Dorado Farms near Enumclaw, Wash.