Headlines for Sunday, July 13, 2008

  • Lion Heart

    Azul Leon Puts Lion Heart On Top

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <p> Lion Heart, currently the freshman sire leader, and Friends Lake, who is ranked eighth, got big boosts from their recent graded stakes winners Azul Leon and Screen Your Friends, respectively. The talent both of these sires showed as juveniles appears to be passing along to their offspring.

  • Hystericalady romps in the $1 million Delaware Handicap (gr. II). &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5118867%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Hystericalady Romps to Delaware 'Cap Win

    Sensational 5-year-old mare Hystericalady added yet another item to her already impressive resume, and in the process insured her return to the Breeders' Cup with a four-length romp in the $1 million Delaware Handicap (gr. II) July 13 at Delaware Park.

  • Warning Zone win in the July 13 Sunset Breeders&#39; Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) was his third victory over the Hollywood Park Turf course. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5116195%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Warning Zone Caps Sadler's Career Meet

    Warning Zone put an exclamation point on trainer John Sadler's first spring/summer title at Hollywood Park with a rail-skimming victory in the $156,000 Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on closing day July 13.

  • Harlem Rocker remained undefeated on the main track with a victory in the Prince of Wales Stakes at Woodbine July 13.

    Harlem Rocker Finds His Rhythm in 'Wales

    Harlem Rocker seized the lead at the top of the stretch and outfought the surprising East End Tap to win the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown series, for owner Frank Stronach and trainer Todd Pletcher.

  • Magical Forest takes the Barbaro Stakes(gr. III) at Delaware Park. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D32102%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3Dbloodhorse%253A5118868%26sequencenum%3D0%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Magical Forest Pulls Barbaro Upset

    Sent off as the longest shot in a five-horse field, Paraneck Stable's Magical Forest broke on top and then outdueled Cherokee Artist in a thrilling stretch duel to capture the $300,000 Barbaro Stakes (gr. III) by a half-length July 13 at Delaware Park.

  • Wheels Up At Noon Upset Rodney Winner

    Upset-minded Wheels Up At Noon used a perfect stalking trip for Javier Castellano to win the $200,900 Caesar Rodney Stakes, leaving the 7-5 choice Silver Tree behind by 2 1/4 lengths at Delaware Park July 13.

  • &quot;Gus&quot; and Christine Schultz

    A Horse Named Gus

    Throughout the country, numerous feel-good stories have surfaced over the past several years about various horse rescue organizations saving horses from slaughter. All the while, the fight to abolish horse slaughter continues.

  • Curlin (yellow silks) finishes second to Red Rocks in the July 12 Man o&#39;War (gr. IT) at Belmont Park.

    Asmussen: Curlin's 'Options are Open'

    Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin came out of his second-place finish to Red Rocks in Belmont Park's Man o'War Stakes (gr. IT) July 12 in good order and was on his way to Saratoga the following morning.

  • Smarty Jones

    Smarty Jones' First Winner

    Champion and dual classic winner Smarty Jones came through with his first winner July 11.

  • Kip Deville scores an easy win in the Poker Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park July 13. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5116175%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Kip Deville Flushes Foes in Poker 'Cap

    Three-time grade I winner Kip Deville returned from a three-month layoff to handily defeat a small field in the $106,300 Poker Handicap (gr. IIIT) over a firm course at Belmont Park July 13.

  • The bay colt by Deep Impact, out of 1995 champion Japanese juvenile filly Biwa Heidi, could top the JRHA sale.

    JRHA Select Sale Set to Begin

    A classic good news/bad news scenario loomed a day before Japan's key bloodstock market was to open, leaving both buyers and sellers alike wondering how the Japan Racing Horse Association's three-day select sale would unfold.

  • War Emblem at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan

    War Emblem Making Progress

    Moved to a tranquil area away from other stallions and shielded from most visitors, temperamental champion and dual classic winner War Emblem now spends his days in a quiet grassy paddock over looking fields containing grazing mares and foals.