Headlines for Sunday, June 5, 2005

  • Ravens' DQ Gives Three in the Bag Plate Trial

    Castletop Stable's Three in the Bag was awarded victory in Sunday's $164,300 Plate Trial Stakes for 3-year-olds at Woodbine after the apparent winner, Dance with Ravens, was disqualified.

  • Three Degrees (6) overtakes Thatswhatimean (8) to win the Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Fine Ending to Honeymoon for Three Degrees

    Favored Three Degrees turned in a stakes record effort to win the $163,125 Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies with an impressive late burst on the Hollywood Park turf.

  • Preakness winner and likely Belmont favorite Afleet Alex arrives in New York.

    Afleet Alex Arrives at Belmont Park

    Preakness (gr. I) winner Afleet Alex, the likely favorite for the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 11, arrived without incident at Belmont Park Saturday at approximately 4:30 p.m.

  • Red Fort in Bullet Move for Whittingham 'Cap

    Red Fort worked seven furlongs on turf in a bullet 1:27 4/5 Sunday in his final drill for the $350,000 Charles Whittingham Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) at 1 1/4 miles on the Hollywood Park turf on Saturday.

  • Melhor Ainda captures the Sands Point Stakes.

    Melhor Ainda Passes First Graded Test

    Undefeated Melhor Ainda made her first graded stakes appearance look easy, winning as the prohibitive favorite in the $111,200 Sands Point (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies Sunday on the Belmont Park turf.

  • Stewards' Contracts Not Renewed by CHRB

    A decision announced this week to not renew the contracts of three of California's most senior stewards is part of changes being made to improve racing in the state, according to the executive director of the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Frankie Dettori smiles after riding Shamardal to the win in Sunday's Prix du Jockey Club.

    Dettori Flies Again, Wins French Derby

    Disappointed at Epsom a day earlier, jockey Frankie Dettori rebounded Sunday when Godolphin's Shamardal tallied in the Prix du Jockey-Club (Fr-I), or French Derby, by a neck over favored Hurricane Run at Chantilly.

  • Silent Witness Beaten Again in Yasuda Kinen

    Silent Witness suffered the second narrow defeat of his career when he finished third in the $2 million Yasuda Kinen (Jpn-I) Sunday at Fuchu Racecourse in Tokyo. Asakusa Den'en won the one-mile event before a crowd of more than 75,000.