Headlines for Sunday, July 3, 2005

  • Intercontinental All Business in Royal Heroine

    The presence of Juddmonte Farms' grade I winner Intercontinental scared off half the rivals entered for Sunday's $200,000 Royal Heroine (gr. IIIT) and the 3-5 favorite showed the other half why, registering an easy victory on the Hollywood Park turf.

  • Maggie Slew finished second in her career debut.

    Slew's Final Offspring Second In Debut

    Maggie Slew, the final offspring of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, finished second in her career debut in the third race at Churchill Downs on Sunday.

  • Smart N Classy Scores Eatontown Surprise

    Roseland Farm Stable's New Jersey-bred Smart N Classy rallied on the outside to get up in the final stride for a nose victory over Lentil in the $150,000 Eatontown Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park on Sunday.

  • Revved Up Motors Home in Stars and Stripes

    Live Oak Plantation's Revved Up overtook pacesetter Gwaihir near the top of the stretch and cruised to a two-length victory in the $197,750 Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park on Sunday.

  • Cesario made history in her American Oaks romp.

    Japan's Cesario Conquers American Oaks

    Making a huge statement for Japanese racing, Cesario demolished an international field of 3-year-old fillies in winning the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park grass Sunday.

  • Unfurl the Flag Earns Triple Bend Salute

    California-bred sprinter Unfurl the Flag won the first graded stakes race of his career Sunday when he dusted a large field in the $350,000 Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I) on Independence Day weekend at Hollywood Park.

  • Willing Whilly Wins American Handicap

    The pacesetter Whilly refused to give in when headed in the stretch by favorite King of Happiness and outlasted his rival to win the $250,000 American Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Hollywood Park turf Sunday.

  • Adieu bids goodbye to her Astoria foes.

    Adieu Waves Good-Bye to Astoria Foes

    Favored Adieu dueled with Folklore from the break and drew away for a 1 ¼-length victory Sunday afternoon in the $109,500 Astoria for 2-year-old fillies at 5 1/2 furlongs at Belmont Park.

  • Mr. Light Shows Way in Poker Handicap

    Argentine-bred Mr. Light found a lightning pace to his liking in Sunday's $100,000-added Poker Handicap, sweeping past the field in mid-stretch and holding off the late closer Willard Straight on the Belmont Park Widener turf course.

  • Splendid Blended finishes a head in front of Island Fashion in the Vanity.

    Splendid Blended Tops Elders in Vanity 'Cap

    Splendid Blended became the first 3-year-old filly to capture Hollywood Park's Vanity Handicap (gr. I) since It's In The Air in 1979 when she won by a head over determined Island Fashion in a desperate finish Sunday.

  • Violette Cleared in Colt's Blood Gas Positive

    The first horse to exceed the established limit of 37 millimoles in New York Racing Association's new blood gas testing program has been cleared through a second battery of tests over a three-day quarantine period conducted in the race day security barn at Belmont Park.