Headlines for Sunday, July 24, 2005

  • Sweet Return, center, holds on in the stretch to win Eddie Read.

    Sweet Return Too Tough in Eddie Read

    Not many horses pass Sweet Return when he's leading in the stretch and none were up to the task in the $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) on the Del Mar turf Sunday.

  • A Bit O'Gold Shines in Chinese Cultural Centre

    A Bit O'Gold, last year's champion 3-year-old male in Canada, carried top weight of 124 pounds to victory in Sunday's $345,600 Chinese Cultural Centre Stakes (Can-II) on the Woodbine turf.

  • American Record Falls on Belmont's Closing Day

    Keep the Faith, a 5-year-old horse from Australia, set a North American record and shattered the Widener Turf Course record by winning the 6-furlong seventh race in 1:06.82 on closing day of the Belmont Park spring meeting Sunday.

  • Choctaw Nation wins the San Diego Handicap,Sunday at Del Mar.

    Choctaw Nation Back On Winning Path

    Coming off the worst race of his career, Robert Bone's Choctaw Nation displayed all of his old late charge to annihilate the field in the $250,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) Sunday for his second straight victory in the stakes at Del Mar.

  • HBPA president and chairman John Roark to serve third term in office.

    Roark to Lead Restructured National HBPA

    John Roark of Texas was elected to his third consecutive term as president of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association July 24 after the organization's board of directors approved a major restructuring plan.

  • Point Given's First Winner

    Horse of the Year Point Given came through with his first winner when his daughter Claremont won July 23 at Arlington Park for owner Tracy Farmer.