Headlines for Thursday, July 14, 2005

  • New Bermuda Grass to Debut at Del Mar

    The Del Mar turf course will have a new type of Bermuda grass created by champion golfer Greg Norman when it opens for its 43-day meet July 20.

  • Mona Rose Chases Dance Smartly Repeat

    Mona Rose seeks her second consecutive victory in the $323,100 Dance Smartly Handicap (Can-III) at 1 1/8 miles over Woodbine's E.P. Taylor Turf Course on Saturday.

  • Park Avenue Ball Reaches Fork in Long Branch

    Park Avenue Ball, who captured last year's Futurity (gr. II) at Belmont Park but has yet to find the winner's circle as a 3-year-old, gets another test around two turns in the Long Branch Breeders' Cup (gr. III) at Monmouth Park on Saturday.

  • What a Song Makes Stakes Debut at Hollywood

    Bob and Beverly Lewis, whose horses have won six Triple Crown races, will get a feel for the Triple Crown potential of their $1.9-million purchase What a Song, who makes his stakes debut in Saturday's $100,000-added Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

  • Albertrani Goes Bowling With Salic Law

    Hot trainer Tom Albertrani shoots for another Belmont stakes win Saturday when he sends out the rapidly improving Salic Law in the $150,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Zeke Ferguson Hurdle Features McDynamo

    Four grade I winners, including 2003 steeplechase champion McDynamo, headline the $50,000 Zeke Ferguson Memorial Hurdle Stakes (NSA-II) at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va., Sunday.

  • Judge Denies Release of Monteleone Papers

    Horse owner Mary Frances Rowe has lost the first round in her effort to force the California Horse Racing Board to produce a so-called "secret agreement" between the regulatory agency and trainer Frank Monteleone, but she vows to continue her legal fight.

  • Panel Hears Industry Opinions on Jockey Insurance

    A blue ribbon panel to study and resolve jockey insurance issues in Kentucky entertained opinions from industry representatives, including jockey and owners, Thursday about what form jockeys' insurance should take in the Commonwealth and who should pay for it.

  • Sun King, High Limit Lead Leonard Richards Stakes

    Graded stakes winners Sun King and High Limit highlight a tough, compact field of seven in Saturday's $300,000 Leonard Richards Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park. The 1 1/16-mile contest marks the first start for the duo since finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Straight Line Looks to Turn Corner in Round Table

    Nancy A. Vanier and Cartwright Thoroughbred's Straight Line returns home to Arlington Park and looks to rebound off a disappointing fifth-place run in the grade II Ohio Derby on July 2 when he tops a field of nine sophomores entered for Saturday's $100,000 Round Table Stakes.

  • Graded Winner Disco Rico Sires First Winner

    Disco Rico, a multiple graded stakes winner, came through with his first winner when his daughter Pure Disco won July 13 at Monmouth Park in her initial outing.