Headlines for Saturday, July 10, 2010

  • Trappe Shot takes the Long Branch under Alan Garcia.

    Trappe Shot Wins, On His Way to Haskell

    After scoring an impressive victory in the $175,000 Long Branch Stakes July 10 at Monmouth Park, Mill House's Trappe Shot may have earned himself a spot in the Aug. 1 Izod Haskell Invitational (gr. I).

  • Gio Ponti overtakes longshot Mission Approved to repeat in the Man o' War.<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%3D9102014%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gio Ponti Up Late to Repeat in Man o' War

    Reigning champion Gio Ponti closed into a slow pace but was still able to get up by a measured neck to score his first win of the season and defend his title in the $600,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) July 10 at Belmont.

  • E Z's Gentleman delivers in the Triple Bend, giving Martin Pedroza his 1000th win 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%3D9102081%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    E Z Does It: Baffert Duo Tops Triple Bend

    E Z's Gentleman, scraping paint for jockey Martin Pedroza, shook free in the homestretch to defeat his stablemate Sangaree and give trainer Bob Baffert the top two spots in the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I).

  • Jessica Is Back comes home strong in the Princess Rooney.

    Jessica Is Back Takes Princess Rooney

    Farnsworth Stables' Jessica Is Back rallied from off the pace and caught Warbling in deep stretch to win the $350,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) by two lengths July 10 at Calder Race Course.

  • Coffee Boy pulls away from favorite D' Funnybone to win the Carry Back.

    Coffee Boy Brews An Upset over D' Funnybone

    Coffee Boy slipped through along the inside for jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan in the stretch and upset 1-9 choice D' Funnybone in the $194,000 Carry Back Stakes (gr. II) Calder Casino & Race Course July 10.

  • Blind Luck gets the bob over Havre de Grace to win the Delaware Oaks.

    Blind Luck By a Nose in Delaware Oaks

    For the third time this season Blind Luck ran down a rival in the final jump to win by the narrowest of margins, this time nosing out Havre de Grace in the $263,200 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) July 10 on the slop.

  • Pica Slew and Manoel Cruz are in control in the Azalea.

    Pica Slew Much the Best in Azalea

    Terra Di Sienna's Pica Slew caught pacesetter Rapport at the eighth-pole and cruised to a two-length win in the $150,000 Azalea Stakes (gr. III) July 10 at Calder Race Course.