Headlines for Saturday, June 10, 2006

  • Lucky J.H. Wears Down Captain in Ack Ack H.

    Harris Farms' homebred Lucky J.H. prevailed in a terrific stretch duel with the veteran sprinter Captain Squire to win the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Saturday, giving the 4-year-old colt his third straight win.

  • Lava Man and Corey Nakatani win the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Lava Man Rocks in Whittingham Romp

    Trainer Doug O'Neill keeps throwing bigger challenges at the multi-dimensional Lava Man, but nothing seems to faze the 5-year-old California-bred gelding. Winner of both the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) and Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) in the last 11 months, Lava Man led gate to wire to register his first grade I win on the turf in the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap at Hollywood Park.

  • Napravnik, Lake, Cole Take Pimlico Honors

    The eight-week Pimlico spring meeting ended June 10 with Rosie Napravnik, Scott Lake and Robert Cole winning individual titles. The same trio took the Laurel Park winter stand earlier this year.

  • Jazil wins the Belmont with a classic stretch run.

    18-Year-Old Jara Guides Jazil to Belmont Victory

    Jockey Fernando Jara, an 18-year-old native of Panama, patiently guided Shadwell Stable's Jazil from the rail to the outside and outdueled Bluegrass Cat to win Saturday's 138th running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • Cacique survives late charge by Relaxed Gesture to win a photo Manhattan 'Cap.

    Cacique Holds on in Manhattan Squeaker

    Juddmonte Farms' Cacique, who just missed by a half-length in his last start in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), held off a hard-charging Relaxed Gesture to earn a head-bobbing victory in the $400,000 Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Bushfire wins the Acorn in a stretch battle with Hello Liberty.

    Bushfire Reignites in Stretch to Win Acorn

    Bushfire, who had the early lead and then was passed by Hello Liberty in the stretch, fought back gamely down the lane to capture the $250,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) by a neck Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Anew runs away in True North romp.

    Anew Breaks Through in True North Handicap

    Belmont Stakes day stakes action got off to a rousing start in the $200,000 True North Handicap (gr. II) when Anew scorched to the lead from his outside gate and never relinquished that advantage, cruising to the wire in 1:08.10.

  • Evan Hammonds goes to the Belmont - and takes you along for the ride!

    Saturday Morning Line at the Belmont

    By the grandstand entrance off the paddock, a crowd gathers. They're flocking around Penny Chenery, the owner of Secretariat, the most famous Belmont winner of them all.