Headlines for Saturday, July 1, 2006

  • Miesque's Approval Sparkles in Firecracker

    Heavily favored Miesque's Approval, ridden by Eddie Castro, rallied from last in the field of seven and drew clear to a 1 ¼-length win over the closing Free Thinking in Saturday's $269,250 Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Funny Cide Crosses Border to Win Dominion Day

    Dual Classic winner Funny Cide made his first race outside of the United States a winning one, taking Saturday's $200,000 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine by 1 1/2 lengths.

  • Kingship, Like Sire, Wins Arlington Classic

    Kingship, a son of the 2000 Arlington Classic (gr. IIIT) victor King Cugat, gamely held on to win the 2006 edition by a nose over the fast-closing Proudinsky.

  • Henny Hughes, Joe Bravo aboard, wins the Jersey Shore BC Stakes in a runaway.

    Henny Hughes Makes Spectacular Return

    Making a triumphant return to the races, Henny Hughes put on a show at Monmouth Park Saturday with a 10-length victory in the $150,000 Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds.

  • Jockey Victor Espinoza rides Dance in the Mood to a win in the CashCall Mile, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    'Mood Squares Accounts in CashCall Mile

    The Japanese star Dance in the Mood, whose connections were disappointed when she ran second in the 2004 American Oaks (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park turf, provided redemption Saturday when she romped to victory in the $750,000 CashCall Invitational Mile (gr. IIIT).

  • Bushfire Cooks Foes in Mother Goose

    Bushfire completed back-to-back grade I wins at Belmont Park Saturday when she held off the fast-closing Pine Island for a three-quarters of a length victory in the $250,000 Mother Goose for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Somethinaboutlaura and Victor Espinoza, outside, overtake Maryfield to win the A Gleam Invitational Handicap, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Somethinaboutlaura Gains Grade in A Gleam

    Somethinaboutlaura earned her first graded stakes win by a whisker following a terrific battle with the favored Maryfield in the $150,000 A Gleam Invitational Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • More Than Regal Rallies to Iowa Derby Win

    Upsetter More Than Regal, ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, collared the front-running Blazing Sunset seventy yards from the wire to score a half-length victory in the $250,000 Iowa Derby Friday at Prairie Meadows.

  • Failure of Racehorses to Train and Race

    It's commonly known that racehorses endure extreme physical and mental stresses preparing for a racing career, which can lead to injuries and illnesses. In a University of Cambridge study, researchers sought to quantify ailments endured by today's racehorses. <P>The study followed 1,022 Thoroughbreds from conception to age four. Of those, 562 entered tr...