Headlines for Sunday, June 29, 2008

  • Birdstone

    Birdstone Gets First Winner

    Birdstone notched his first winner when his son S. S. Stone won at Hollywood Park on June 29 in his initial race.

  • Black Mamba wins the June 29 Beverly Hills (gr. IIT) with something in reserve.

    Sadler Strikes Again With Black Mamba

    Favored Black Mamba ended a string of seven stakes in-the-money performances without a victory when she captured the $150,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Hollywood Park lawn June 29, capping a superb weekend for trainer John Sadler.

  • Nicki Knew Surprises in Bison City Win

    Nicki Knew closed from the back of the pack under Jim McAleney to spring a 7-1 surprise in the $248,143 Bison City Stakes at Woodbine June 29, the second leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-foaled 3-year-old fillies.

  • Meisho Samson Upset in Takarazuka Kinen

    Front-running Eishin Deputy held off favored Meisho Samson by a head to win the $2.4 million Takarazuka Kinen at Osaka's Hanshin Racecourse June 29 in the final grade I race on the Japanese Racing Association spring calendar.

  • Three-year-old Brayden Cecchi and his father are joined in the winner's circle by the jockey colony at Arlington Park June 29.

    Arlington Riders Greet Aspiring Jockey

    Brayden Cecchi, a 3-year-old who suffers from leukemia but loves horses, horse racing and jockeys, presented the trophy following the second race at Arlington Park on June 29.

  • Hollywood Park will race at least through the spring/summer meet of 2009.

    Hollywood to Race in 2009, CHRB Assured

    Hollywood Park plans to race for at least one more year, the California Horse Racing Board was told June 27, while the racing industry in Southern California has "coalesced" around Fairplex Park as the region's eventual replacement for the Inglewood track.

  • MEC Reorganization Vote Postponed

    The parent company of Magna Entertainment Corp. has called off a scheduled July 24 shareholder meeting to vote on a complex reorganization plan that has raised the ire of some large stakeholders.

  • Milanova Brings Record Price at Inglis

    The Inglis Australian Breeding Stock Sale quickly established its place within the bloodstock trade when the Southern Hemisphere record for a Thoroughbred sold at auction was obliterated by Danehill mare Milanova, who sold for Aus$5 million as part of the Tyreel Stud Reduction.

  • Israel Ocampo celebrates as Wayzata Bay wins the Cornhusker Handicap (gr. II).

    Cornhusker Wait Over for Wayzata Bay

    Forty-two starts into his career, 6-year-old Wayzata Bay scored his first graded stakes win when he upset a good field in the $295,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. II) in Altoona, Iowa.