Headlines for Saturday, July 10, 2004

  • Rock Hard Ten en route to winning the Swaps Breeders' Cup Stakes, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Rock Hard Ten Finally Gets His Way in Swaps

    Rock Hard Ten finally had the day everyone was waiting for in the $409,300 Swaps Breeders' Cup (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park Saturday, taking command in the stretch for an easy 3 3/4-length victory.

  • A Gleam Brings Out Best in Dream of Summer

    James Weigel's 9-1 outsider Dream of Summer made her initial foray into graded stakes company look as simple as can be, recording a gate-to-wire victory in the $150,000 A Gleam Invitational Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Total Impact leads the field en route to winning the Hollywood Gold Cup.

    Total Impact Hits Hard in Gold Cup Victory

    The Chilean-bred Total Impact rewarded the constant faith in him displayed by trainer Laura de Seroux, ending a seven-race losing streak with an upset victory in the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Ocean Drive wins the Eatontown Handicap, Saturday at Monmouth Park.

    Ocean Drive Coasts to Eatontown Victory

    Ocean Drive exploded to the lead in midstretch and drew off to score by nearly three lengths in the $100,000 Eatontown Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park Saturday.

  • Kitten's Joy Worth Purring About in Virginia Derby

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Joy drew away from favored Artie Schiller in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $500,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIIT) at Colonial Downs on Saturday.

  • Champali wins the Smile Sprint Handicap at Calder's Summit of Speed.

    Champali Throws Final Punch in Smile Sprint

    Champali set a fast pace but had enough left to hold off the late challenge of Clock Stopper by a nose in an exciting four-horse photo finish to the $500,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course Saturday.

  • Alumni Hall Gets Noticed in Black Tie Affair

    Farish, Elkins & Webber's Alumni Hall, far back early, took command in mid-stretch to win the $75,000 Black Tie Affair Handicap by 2 ½ lengths on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Poker Thievery Works for Christine's Outlaw

    R.C. Hill Stable's Christine's Outlaw found the Belmont Park turf to his liking once again and the 4-year-old colt responded with his first graded stakes victory, a front-running surprise over a talented field in the $112,600 Poker Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday.

  • Ema Bovary crosses the finish line in the Princess Rooney Handicap during Calder's Summit of Speed.

    Ema Bovary Back to Winning Ways in 'Rooney

    The Chilean-bred Ema Bovary captured the 10th win in her past 11 starts in the $500,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. II) at Calder Race Course Saturday with a patient stalking ride from Northern California-based rider Roberto Gonzalez.

  • Weigelia wins the Carry Back Stakes at Calder.

    Weigelia Wows 'Em in Carry Back Surprise

    Surprising Weigelia seized the lead at the top of the stretch and refused to give in to a resolute Classy Migration to win the $300,000 Carry Back (gr. III) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • Dazzle Me wins the Azalea Breeders' Cup Stakes during the Summit of Speed at Calder Race Course.

    Dazzle Me Sparkles in Azalea Breeders' Cup

    Dazzle Me, hustled away off the rail by Shane Sellers, took command on the backstretch and never looked back, scoring a 6 1/2-length victory in the $300,000 Azalea Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Calder Race Course Saturday.

  • Pembroke Hall wins the unique, 2-furlong Rocket Man Stakes during the Summit of Speed at Calder Race Course.

    Pembroke Hall Wins Rocket Man; Caller One 3rd

    Favored Pembroke Hall won the $50,000 Rocket Man at Calder Race Course Saturday as two-time Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) winner Caller One finished third in his first race since May 11,2002.