Headlines for Sunday, June 17, 2012

  • Turbulent Descent debuts a winner in Desert Stormer

    Making her first start of 2012, Turbulent Descent remained undefeated at Hollywood Park with a victory in the $72,570 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/desertstormer12.pdf"> Desert Stormer Handicap</a> on Sunday.

  • Attfield looking to break tie for most Queen's Plate wins

    Trainer Roger Attfield, with eight Queen's Plate wins, is tied with Harry Giddings Jr. for most visits to the winner's circle in the &quot;Gallop for the Guineas&quot; and the conditioner is hopeful that Colleen's Sailor can break the deadlock.

  • Le Bernardin returns to winner's circle in Pegasus

    Darley Stable's Le Bernardin faltered while making his stakes bow in the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes on May 12, but returned Sunday at Monmouth Park to gut out a neck victory in the Grade 3, $103,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/pegasus12.pdf">Pegasus Stakes</a> with jockey Mike Luzzi aboard. The Kiaran McLaughlin pupil ran 1 1/16 miles on the fast dirt in 1:44 2/5 as the 5-1 fourth pick and returned $12, $5.40 and $3.40.

  • Le Bernardin wins the Pegasus Stakes.

    Le Bernardin Prevails in Pegasus Stretch Duel

    Rebounding from a dismal outing in the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), Le Bernardin battled for the lead in the stretch and had just enough to hold off Easter Gift in the $103,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park June 17.

  • Contested drills 1:11 4/5 in final move for Mother Goose

    Contested, a five-length winner of the Grade 1 Acorn on Memorial Day, posted her final workout prior to next Saturday's Grade 1 Mother Goose, traveling six furlongs in 1:11 4/5 on Belmont Park's fast main track Sunday.

  • Ben&#39;s Cat wins the Prax Dash.

    Ben's Cat Breaks Course Mark in Parx Dash

    Perhaps bettors felt Ben's Cat had lost a step when they sent him off at 10-1 in the $150,000 Parx Dash Handicap June 17, but the 6-year-old dispelled that notion with an emphatic two-length victory in course record time.

  • After the Wire - 6/17/2012

    Evan Hammonds recaps Ron The Greek in the Stephen Foster H., Royal Delta in the Fleur de Lis and more!