Headlines for Sunday, July 6, 2008

  • Washington Star Saratoga Passage Dies

    Two-time grade I winner Saratoga Passage, the all-time leading Washington-bred money earner, has died from colic, co-owner Helen Beck said.

  • Genuine Devotion holds off Brownie Points to take the Locust Grove.

    Genuine Devotion Takes Locust Grove

    Making her first start around two turns was no problem at all for Irish-bred Genuine Devotion, as she broke from the rail and led every step of the way to take the $171,750 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a half-length July 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Lexington winner Behindatthebar is scheduled to make his next start in the Swaps on July 12.

    Pletcher Eyes Swaps With Behindatthebar

    Behindatthebar, winner of the Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland in his last start April 19, will be shipped west for the $350,000-added Swaps Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park July 12, trainer Todd Pletcher said.

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    Speedy Mint Lane Spears Dwyer Rivals

    Odds-on choice Mint Lane controlled the pace and was never threatened while posting a 2 3/4-length victory in the $198,500 Dwyer Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II), tallying his first graded win for trainer James Jerkens July 6 at Belmont Park.

  • Werblin

    Werblin Sires First Winner

    Grade II-placed Werblin came through with his first winner when his daughter Whisper by Me won July 4 at Philadelphia Park in her initial start.

  • Hollywood Park

    Hollywood's July 5 Handle Tops $24M

    A preliminary total handle of $24,473,930 from the American Oaks/CashCall Mile program July 5 is the highest in Hollywood Park's history other than Breeders' Cup and Triple Crown days, the Southern California track reported.

  • Mr. John Sires First Winner

    Graded winner Mr. John's first winner, Zoomin Bayou, won July 5 at Evangeline Downs in her initial start.

  • Gimmeawink's First Winner

    Stakes winner Gimmeawink's first winner, Wink At Richie, won July 4 at Arlington Park.

  • During

    During's First Winner Wins First Start

    Grade II winner During was represented by his first winner when his daughter During Deputy won July 5 at Philadelphia Park in her initial start.