Headlines for Sunday, July 20, 2008

  • Monzante storms home to take the Eddie Read (gr. I) July 20 at Del Mar.

    Monzante Zooms to Eddie Read Triumph

    Monzante took the overland route in coming from last to catch favored Whatsthescript in the final strides, winning the $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) in eye-catching style by a half-length on the Del Mar turf course July 20.

  • Fatal Bullet Guns Down Bold Venture Foes

    Bear Stables and trainer Reade Baker completed a sweep of Woodbine's stakes races July 20 when Fatal Bullet captured the $150,836 Bold Venture in track-record time over the Polytrack racing surface.

  • Aqueduct

    Aqueduct Casino Project Moves Forward

    The three bidders vying for lucrative rights to develop a casino at Aqueduct racetrack in New York have all passed a critical background check by the state, Governor David Paterson said July 20.

  • Smarty Jones

    Smarty Jones Has First Winner in U.S.

    Nine days after having his first 2-year-old winner in Puerto Rico, Smarty Jones registered his first winner in the United States when Zayat Stables' Keefer broke his maiden in his first start at Monmouth Park July 20.

  • Lone Star Rider Bryan McNeil Breaks Arm

    Jockey Bryan McNeil was released from Methodist Dallas Medical Center July 20 after he suffered a broken left arm in a fall during the 11th race at Lone Star Park the preceding day, according to his agent.

  • Popular Sires First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Popular came through with his first winner when a daughter, Fashionita, won July 18 at Solano.

  • Carla Gaines

    Southern California based trainer Carla Gaines has forged a successful career, training the likes of Nashoba's Key, with dedication and a love for the game.