Headlines for Saturday, June 11, 2011

  • 2011 Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Lenny Shulman recaps the upset performance of Ruler On Ice in the 2011 Belmont Stakes.Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • No Denying Sarah's Secret in Honeymoon

    A stubborn Sarah's Secret, making her two-turn debut in her initial stakes appearance, remained unbeaten in four starts when she repelled favored Star Billing in deep stretch to win the $150,000 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Coil comes home in front to capture the Affirmed 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%3D9561791%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Coil Springs Forward With Affirmed Victory

    Coil appears to be the latest top-notch 3-year-old in the barn of trainer Bob Baffert after the son of Point Given passed his initial route test in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park June 11.

  • Havre de Grace Runs Streak to Three in Obeah

    Prohibitive choice Havre de Grace tookn her third consecutive graded event this year with a facile 2 1/4-length triumph over four rivals in the $168,000 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park June 11.

  • Mission Approved upsets the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap.<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%3D9561760%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mission Approved, 21-1, a Manhattan Shocker

    Mission Approved, claimed for $35,000 two starts back and making his first start in 11 months, went wire-to-wire to pull a 21-1 shocker in the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) June 11 at Belmont Park.

  • Acclamation repeats in the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap.<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%3D9561812%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    More Applause for Acclamation in Whittingham

    Front-running Acclamation ran away from the field in the Hollywood Park stretch to register a repeat victory as the odds-on favorite in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) June 11.

  • Jockeys sign calendars on Belmont Stakes Day.

    Belmont Jocks Sign Calendars

    On Belmont Stakes morning, several high-profile jockeys signed 2012 calendars for which they posed, to help benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund.

  • Belmont Stakes Day begins grey and wet.

    Belmont Morning: Grey Dawn

    Grey skies and damp conditions greeted Belmont Stakes (gr. I) day at Belmont Park on Long Island June 11. A light rain continues to fall with an hour to the first post.