Headlines for Saturday, June 23, 2012

  • Zo Impressive Upsets the Mother Goose.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1929205150&k=jfv9s7t">Order This Photo</a>

    Zo Impressive Upsets in Mother Goose Stakes

    Live Oak Plantation's Zo Impressive took the $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park June 23 when 1-2 favorite Contested faded badly and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can failed to menace.

  • Potesta edges Eden's Moon in Hollywood Oaks

    Fanticola and Scardino's Potesta prevailed by a nose following a thrilling stretch battle with Eden's Moon in Saturday's Grade 2, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/hollywoodoaks12.pdf"> Hollywood Oaks</a>, stamping herself as potentially a major player in three-year-old filly ranks in her stakes debut. An impressive maiden scorer in her previous outing, the Mike Mitchell-trained daughter of Macho Uno was making only her third lifetime start in the 1 1/16-mile event.

  • Potesta Proves Best in Hollywood Oaks

    Potesta Proves Best in Hollywood Oaks

    Coming off an 11 1/2-length maiden score, Potesta outfought even-money pick Eden's Moon in a long stretch duel to win the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) by a nose June 23 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Zo Impressive holds Disposablepleasure in Mother Goose

    What was supposed to be a showdown between Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks queen Believe You Can and Grade 1 Acorn diva Contested turned into a match-race between Zo Impressive and Disposablepleasure in Saturday's Grade 1, $294,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/mothergoose12.pdf"> Mother Goose Stakes</a>. In the end, Zo Impressive proved best under jockey Rajiv Maragh, holding her fellow gray rival by three parts of a length while running 1 1/16 miles in 1:44 1/5 on the good Belmont Park dirt.

  • Dancing Solo alone at the wire in Boiling Springs

    Twin Creeks Racing Stables' Dancing Solo sat right off the steady pace set by longshot Cheimon, took command turning into the stretch, and kicked 1 1/2 lengths clear to notch her first graded victory in Saturday's Grade 3, $103,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/boilingsprings12.pdf"> Boiling Springs Stakes</a> at Monmouth. Sent off as the 9-5 second choice off her score in the local prep, the May 27 Little Silver Stakes, the Todd Pletcher trainee covered 1 1/16 firm-turf miles in 1:41 4/5 and paid $5.60, $3.20 and $2.60.

  • Blueeyesintherein much the best in Debutante

    Dorothy Self and Barry Simms' Blueeyesintherein proved superior to the rest of the juvenile fillies in Kentucky with a 2 1/2-length triumph in Saturday's Grade 3, $112,200 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/debutante12.pdf"> Debutante</a> at Churchill Downs. The even-money favorite in a field of 10, Blueeyesintherein steadily advanced from fourth, rallied four-wide into the stretch and drove home an impressive winner under Leandro Goncalves. She paid $4, $3 and $2.40 after completing six furlongs on a fast track in 1:11 3/5.

  • Jockey Chris DeCarlo celebrates the 1,000th winner of his career at Monmouth Park June 23.

    Jockey DeCarlo Rides 1,000th Winner

    Jockey Chris DeCarlo rode the 1,000th winner of his career at Monmouth Park June 23, piloting Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbreds' Oconee Gold to victory in the eighth race on the card for trainer Ramon Moya.

  • Sloane Ranger Steals Donald LeVine by a Neck

    Sloane Ranger Steals Donald LeVine

    Vicky Schowe's homebred Sloane Ranger upset the $150,000 Donald LeVine Memorial Handicap by a neck at Parx Racing June 23, while 2011 Wood Memorial winner Toby's Corner finished fourth.

  • Lopresti plots races for 'the 'Dans', Turallure

    Trainer Charlie Lopresti thought Wise Dan was going to win last Saturdays' Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs, but Ron the Greek under Jose Lezcano found an opening on the rail and got up just in time to beat the winner of last fall's Grade 1 Clark Handicap.

  • Romans reveals plans for stable stars

    Dullahan appeared on the Churchill Downs work tab on Saturday for the first time since his seventh-place finish in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes and trainer Dale Romans said the son of Even the Score would run next in Monmouth Park's Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 29.

  • Black Caviar Remains Unbeaten in 22 Starts
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    Black Caviar Just Holds in Ascot Nail-Biter

    Top Australian racehorse Black Caviar came halfway around the world and proved herself on the international stage June 23, remaining unbeaten in 22 starts with a victory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.

  • Royal Ascot - Matt Chapman

    Matt Chapman, At The Races Commentator, talks about Black Caviar, and some of the highlights of the Royal Ascot meet. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.

  • Royal Ascot - Matt Chapman

    Matt Chapman, At The Races commentator, talks about Black Caviar and some of the highlights of the Royal Ascot meet. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.

  • Royal Ascot Preview - Day 5

    Black Caviar highlights the final day at Royal Ascot. Also featured is the Group II Hardwicke Stakes. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.

  • Royal Ascot Preview Day 5

    Black Caviar highlights the final day at Royal Ascot. Also featured is the Group II Hardwicke Stakes. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.