Headlines for Friday, June 15, 2007

  • Racing Celebs to Raise Money for Backside Education

    Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel and trainer Carl Nafzger are among the celebrity bartenders who will take part in a fundraising event supporting the Backside Learning Center and the Race for Education to be held at the Kentucky Derby Museum next to Churchill Downs following the running of the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) Saturday.

  • Pace Could Favor Nothing But Fun in Vagrancy

    The off-the-pace running style of Barry K. Schwartz's Nothing But Fun should suit her well when she faces five speedier sorts in Sunday's $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares going 6 1/2 furlongs at Belmont Park.

  • Alydar Winner 'Gambler Tries Luck in Affirmed

    Awesome Gambler, impressive winner of his last two starts, faces his toughest challenge to date when he aims for his first graded stakes win in Sunday's $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

  • 2006 Ogden Phipps winner Take D' Tour tries for a repeat on Saturday.

    Take D' Tour Aims at Repeat Win in Ogden Phipps

    A field of six led by co-high weights Take D' Tour and Teammate will go postward Saturday for Belmont Park's 39th running of the $300,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I), but lightweight Ginger Punch may kick in with some extra clout of her own.

  • Preakness rivals Robby Albarado and Calvin Borel have committed to the Cajun Jockey Challenge.

    'Cajun Jockey Challenge' Set for Evangeline Downs

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino will hold its first "Cajun Jockey Challenge" the evening of July 13. A brunch to assist the Race Track Chaplaincy of America will be held earlier that day.