Headlines for Sunday, June 28, 2009

  • A late charge propels Black Mamba to a victory in the Beverly Hills Handicap at Hollywood Park. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8281194%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Black Mamba Recoils in Beverly Hills Handicap

    Odds-on choice Black Mamba always seems to run her race, and in the $147,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park June 28, the grinding effort was just good enough for the New Zealand-bred mare to make it consecutive wins in the 1 1/4-mile turf event.

  • Favored Porte Bonheur holds on to win the First Flight Handicap at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8280590%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Porte Bonheur Catches First Flight by a Nose

    Favored Porte Bonheur showed needed improvement in her second start of the year when she wore down Spritely in the final strides to post a nose victory in the $150,000 First Flight Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park June 28.

  • Rachel Alexandra, fresh off her Mother Goose romp, settles in at Saratoga on Sunday, June 28.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8280599%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rachel Takes Up Summer Residence at Saratoga

    Scarcely 12 hours after her record-setting victory in the Mother Goose (gr. I) June 27 at Belmont Park, Rachel Alexandra stepped onto a van that carried her up the Northway to Saratoga Race Course, which will be the base for her summer campaign.

  • City Banker wins the Argentine Breeders' Cup.

    City Banker Tops in Argentine "Breeders' Cup"

    Think about the winners of two legs of the last Triple Crown and a winner of the biggest handicap, in the same race. This occurred June 27 at San Isidro, Argentina, a racecourse with a European style during the country's championship day, the Carreras de las Estrellas, which is patterned after the Breeders' Cup.

  • Jonesboro powers home in the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap.

    Jonesboro Avoids Trouble, Wins Cornhusker

    The steady veteran Jonesboro angled off the rail for the drive, wore down pacesetting Shadowbdancing in deep stretch to win the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. II) June 27 in Iowa.