Headlines for Saturday, June 23, 2007

  • Worldly and jockey Victor Espinoza win the Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap, Saturday at Hollywood Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1506996%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Worldly Takes Star Turn in Cinema Handicap

    Worldly remains undefeated in three U.S. starts after grabbing the lead nearing the sixteenth pole and keeping even-money favorite Golden Balls at bay with a one-length spread in Saturday's $113,500 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park.

  • Leg injury ends 11-1 racing career of Invasor.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3DS204611%26sequencenum%3D0%26provider_id%3D368%26process%3Dgallery%26page%3Dthumbnails%26ref%3Dstory">Order Invasor Photos</a>

    Horse of the Year Invasor Retired

    Shadwell Stable's reigning Horse-of-the-Year Invasor suffered a career-ending injury to his right hind ankle and has been retired from racing.

  • Makderah, jockey Alan Garcia up, wins the New York Stakes, Saturday at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D150643%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Makderah's Burst Too Much in New York BC Romp

    Shadwell Stable's Makderah burst to the lead mid-stretch and left her five rivals behind en route to an easy four-length win in the $190,000 New York Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares battling at 10 furlongs on the inner turf course at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Pleasant Strike Swings Away in Arlington Classic

    Edward P. Evans' homebred Pleasant Strike was angled out mid-stretch by jockey Rene Douglas and finished with aplomb to win the $150,000 Arlington Classic (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds going away at Arlington Park on Saturday.

  • Gottcha Gold, Chuck C. Lopez aboard, holds off a late challenge by Lawyer Ron and John Velazquez to win the Salvator Mile.

    Gottcha Gold Gets to Wire Just in Time in Salvator Mile

    Centaur Farms' homebred Gottcha Gold took command at the start and never looked back as he gamely hung on for a neck victory over 1-10 favorite Lawyer Ron in the $150,000 Salvator Mile (gr. III) at Monmouth Park on Saturday.

  • Soldier's Tale, right, gets up in the final strides in the Golden Jubilee Stakes.

    Soldier's Tale Triumphant in Golden Jubilee

    Much of the pre-race attention focused on Australians Miss Andretti and Takeover Target, but it was local hero Soldier's Tale that captured the Golden Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) on the closing day of Royal Ascot on Saturday.

  • Leonnatus Anteas Out of Sunday's Queen's Plate

    Leonnatus Anteas, Canada's champion 2-year-old colt in last year and fourth choice in the wagering for Sunday's 148th running of the Queen's Plate at Woodbine, has been scratched.