Headlines for Monday, July 9, 2007

  • The Flying Wallendas will perform in honor of their namesake, 1993 Super Derby winner Wallenda (shown) as part of the Old Friends homecoming event.

    Old Friends Hosts Annual Fundraiser

    Old Friends, a Thoroughbred Retirement Facility near Georgetown, Ky., will soon host its annual homecoming/fundraiser, and this year it's a three-day event. The festivities, which begin the evening of July 13 and continue through July 15, will be highlighted with performances by circus stars the Flying Wallendas and Sopranos actor Frank Santorelli.

  • Preakness winner Curlin and Tiz Wonderful gallop out after a six-furlong work Monday at Churchill Downs.

    Curlin, Hard Spun Turn in Sharp Works for Haskell

    The second season for 3-year-olds began on July 4, with the emphatic victory by Any Given Saturday in the Dwyer Stakes (gr. II), and judging from the works turned in by Curlin and Hard Spun on Monday, as well as Street Sense's work on Sunday, the heavy hitters from the Triple Crown are all primed and ready for their respective returns.