Headlines for Sunday, July 16, 2006

  • Apprentice Leparoux Wins Churchill Riding Title

    At age 23, Julien Leparoux became the second apprentice in Churchill Downs' 131-year history to earn a leading rider title when he finished the 2006 spring meet with 87 winners on July 16.

  • Espinoza, Bone, Mullins Win Hollywood Titles

    Victor Espinoza finished with 60 winners to clinch his second Hollywood Park spring/summer meeting title as the Inglewood track closed its 61-day meet on Sunday.

  • T.H. Approval, with Alex Solis aboard, wins the unset Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    T.H. Approval Enjoys Perfect Sunset Set-Up

    Favored T.H. Approval and jockey Alex Solis had the opposition in the $159,700 Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at their mercy Sunday, coming off the pace to register a 1 1/2-length victory as the 2006 Hollywood Park spring/summer meeting ended.

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    Fleet Indian Glides to Delaware 'Cap Triumph

    Fleet Indian's victory in the 1 1/4-mile Delaware Handicap (gr. II) was so easy it was hard to believe the field was running for $1 million Sunday at Delaware Park. Ridden by Jose Santos for trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Paul H. Saylor, the brilliant 5-year-old mare galloped to her sixth straight triumph and went over the $1 million earnings mark.

  • Alexandrova Completes Oaks Double

    Alexandrova pulled off a Classic double and gave jockey Kieren Fallon a welcome morale boost when she ran away with the Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) at The Curragh on Sunday.

  • One-Eyed Colt Casino Evil Wins Round Table

    Haps Stables' Casino Evil, who lost his right eye in a paddock accident as a foal, knew where the to find the finish wire in order to take the $150,000 Round Table Breeders' Cup Stakes for 3-year-olds by a nose over Barely Union Scale on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Despite Concern, Horsemen OK Hub Licensing Deal

    Despite the opinion of its general counsel that the action could be "fraught with legal risk," the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association board of directors voted July 16 to endorse a licensing agreement with a group that plans to operate a wagering hub for the benefit of horsemen in North America.

  • Longtime Southwest Trainer Elmer Carter Dead

    Elmer Carter, a World War II veteran who trained Thoroughbreds and American Quarter Horses in Texas and Oklahoma for several decades, died July 14 at the age of 80.

  • Kate Repp Injures Ankle in Emerald Downs Fall

    Jockey Kate Repp is believed to have broken two bones in her left ankle after she was thrown from her mount, Call Me Gracie, after the fourth race on Saturday at Emerald Downs.