Headlines for Saturday, July 17, 2010

  • Rahystrada makes his move to win the Arlington Handicap.

    Rahystrada Squeezes Out Arlington 'Cap Win

    Veteran gelding Rahystrada earned his 10th career victory when he kicked clear in the stretch run for jockey Inez Karlsson and held off defending champion Just as Well by a half length in the $150,000 Arlington Handicap.

  • Sweet August Moon comes home strong to win the A Gleam.<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%3D9110087%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sweet August Moon Shines Brightest in A Gleam

    Sweet August Moon returned to the winner's circle for the first time in more than 17 months when she took an inside path to defeat odds-on favorite Free Flying Soul by 1 3/4 lengths in the $150,000 A Gleam Handicap (gr. II).

  • Workin for Hops cruises in the American Derby at Arlington.

    Workin for Hops Uncorks American Derby Win

    Favored Workin for Hops captured the second leg of the Mid-America Triple and became a likely contender for the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) next month when he dominated the field in the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIT).

  • Stradivinsky is in control in the Jaipur Stakes.<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%3D9110078%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stradivinsky Wins Jaipur After Being Claimed

    Stradivinsky took advantage of the favorite being knocked out of contention early in the race, as the 7-year-old gelding scored his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 Jaipur Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 17 at Belmont Park.

  • A. U. Miner overtakes Alcomo to win the Greenwood Cup.

    A. U. Miner Springs Greenwood Cup Upset

    Don Benge's A. U. Miner, a 14-1 longshot, charged down the center of the racetrack and got up by a neck over favored Alcomo to win the $250,000 Greenwood Cup at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack July 17.