Headlines for Saturday, July 12, 2008

  • Tres Borrachos and Tyler Baze upset the Swaps.

    Tres Borrachos Crashes Colonel's Party

    Tres Borrachos found a great spot for his first victory over winners when he rallied boldly on the inside to upset Colonel John and Two Step Salsa as the longest shot in the field in the $355,495 Swaps Stakes (gr. II) July 12 at Hollywood Park.

  • Tizdejavu cruises in the American Derby.

    Tizdejavu Wires Them Again in 'Derby'

    Tizdejavu again stamped himself as a major player in the 3-year-old turf ranks with another effortless victory, this time in the July 12 American Derby (gr. IIT) at Arlington Park.

  • Benny the Bull powers to victory in the Smile.

    'The Bull Rules Again in Smile Sprint

    They are running out of superlatives for IEAH Stables and partners' Benny the Bull, as the nation's top sprinter again unleashed his devastating turn of foot in the stretch to run right by the leaders in the $400,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) July 12 at Calder Race Course. The 5-year-old son of Lucky Lionel won by two lengths under Edgar Prado.

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    Red Rocks Rolls By Curlin in Man o' War

    British invader Red Rocks spoiled American champion Curlin's turf debut in the $500,000 Man o' War Stakes (g. IT) at Belmont Park July 12 and gave owner J. Paul Reddam a grand grade I double on the day.

  • Stream Cat Denies Cosmonaut at Arlington

    Making his first start in more than eight months, Stream Cat split horses in the stretch and put away two-time defending event winner Cosmonaut to take the $194,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) by 3 3/4 lengths July 12 on the Arlington Park turf.

  • Mistical Plan draws off in the Princess Rooney.

    Princess Rooney Goes to O'Neill's 'Plan

    J. Paul Reddam's Mistical Plan upset even-money favorite Dream Rush to win the $400,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares at Calder Race Course July 12 as part of the Florida track's Summit of Speed program.

  • Golden Spikes (left) overtakes Gentleman James for victory in the Carry Back.

    Golden Spikes Captures Carry Back

    Golden Spikes, on the Triple Crown trail earlier this year, is beginning to find a niche as a sprinter, as he captured the $250,000 Carry Back Stakes July 12 at Calder Race Course for his second win in a row.

  • The Niagara Queen drives to victory in the Dance Smartly.

    The Niagara Queen Rules Dance Smartly

    The Niagara Queen was able to milk a slow pace in the $333,205 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-II) and bounced away from the upset-minded Sprung in the stretch to win over the Woodbine turf course July 12.

  • Proud Spell pulls away in the Delaware Oaks.

    Proud Spell Rebounds in Delaware Oaks

    Prohibitive favorite Proud Spell bounced back from a rough trip in the Mother Goose (gr. I) just two weeks ago to win the $500,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. I) in determined fashion July 12.

  • Undefeated Indyanne rolls in the Azalea.

    Undefeated Indyanne Romps in Azalea

    David Jill Heerensperger's Indyanne remained undefeated with a dominating 9 1/2-length romp in the $250,000 Azalea Stakes (gr. III) July 12, the first of four graded stakes on 'Summit of Speed' day at Calder Race Course.

  • Palmilla pulls off the upset in the Robert G. Dick under Rosemary Homeister Jr.

    Palmilla Upsets Rosinka in Dick Handicap

    George Strawbridge Jr.'s homebred Palmilla pulled off a shocker in the $300,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 12 on the Delaware Park turf, as she soared past 1-5 favorite Rosinka in mid-stretch to win by 3 1/2 lengths under Rosemary Homeister Jr.

  • Autrey Serving California Guanabenz Ban

    Trainer Cody Autrey is serving a seven-day suspension and has agreed to a $12,500 fine after two horses in his care were found to have competed with guanabenz in their systems during last summer's Del Mar meet.