Headlines for Saturday, July 14, 2012

  • Scherer Magic takes Hollywood Juvenile Championship

    Amarish, the 2-5 favorite in Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/holjuvchmp12.pdf"> Hollywood Juvenile Championship</a>, was dueled into submission by Strong Wind, and along to pick up the pieces was Gary and Cecil Barber's Scherer Magic, who drove home a convincing 2 1/2-length winner of the six-furlong dash.

  • Redeemed wins Greenwood Cup in track record time

    Supported like a &quot;death and taxes&quot; favorite in Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/greenwoodcup12.pdf"> Greenwood Cup</a> at Parx Racing, Jay Em Ess Stables's Redeemed had a few anxious moments in the stretch before pulling out the expected victory in the 1 1/2-mile test, which serves as a prelude to the Grade 2 Breeders' Cup Marathon in November.

  • Switch returns to winning ways in A Gleam

    Switch finally made her way back into the winner's circle on Saturday when running down six rivals in the Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/agleam12.pdf">A Gleam Handicap</a> at Hollywood Park. The John Sadler pupil hadn't scored since taking the Grade 1 Santa Monica in January 2011, but pulled out a 1 3/4-length victory Saturday to stop the clock for seven Cushion Track furlongs in 1:24 1/5.

  • Lady of Shamrock gains revenge in American Oaks

    Lady of Shamrock was the highlight of a big day for trainer John Sadler, who sent out Switch to win the Grade 2 A Gleam Handicap and who saddled the respective top two in the Grade 3 Hollywood Juvenile Championship, Scherer Magic and Carson's Crown.

  • Grace Hall asserts class in Delaware Oaks

    Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables and The Elkstone Group's Grace Hall returned to the winner's circle on Saturday when an easy 3 3/4-length victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/deloaks12.pdf">Delaware Oaks</a> for trainer Tony Dutrow. Jockey Javier Castellano guided the bay daughter of Empire Maker through the 1 1/16-mile feature, and the pair finished up on the fast dirt at Delaware Park in 1:42 2/5.

  • Point of Entry bounds home to win the Man o&#39; War Stakes.

    Point of Entry Gets First GI in Man o' War

    Point of Entry built a 3-race win streak in the $600,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park July 14, drawing off to a solid 3 1/2-length victory while 4-5 favorite Treasure Beach failed to hit the board.

  • Ioya Bigtime upsets the Stars and Stripes at Arlington Park.

    Ioya Bigtime Pays Off in Stars & Stripes

    Backers who saw past a winless record in 2012 were rewarded by the 5-year-old Illinois-bred, who shocked in the $150,000 Stars & Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 14. He rolled to victory for Team Block at odds of 41-1.

  • Ioya Bigtime springs $84 upset in Stars and Stripes

    Musketier, the 2-1 favorite, rallied from far back to grab second and reduce the winner's margin to 1 1/2 lengths at the wire. Ioya Bigtime's stablemate and fellow Illinois-bred, Suntracer, also loomed boldly down the stretch for third and gave Team Block a one-three finish.

  • Rahystrada records historic second Arlington Handicap victory

    In winning Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/arlingtoncap12.pdf"> Arlington Handicap</a> for a second time, the eight-year-old gelding Rahystrada joined Hall of Famer Round Table (1958-59) and Cosmonaut (2006-07) as a two-time winner of the grass test, which dates to 1929. Unlike the previous two, however, Rahystrada had to wait two years to get his second victory in the 1 1/4-mile event.

  • Well Spelled comes running late to win the Jersey Shore Stakes.

    Well Spelled Aces Jersey Shore Stakes

    GSP Racing Stable's Well Spelled became a first-time graded winner when he rallied through the stretch at Monmouth Park July 14 to capture the $101,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III).

  • Rahystrada holds off Boisterous to win the Arlington Handicap.

    Rahystrada Quiets Boisterous at Arlington

    Robert Courtney Jr.'s Rahystrada, an 8-year-old Rahy gelding, holds off 9-5 favorite Boisterous by a neck July 14 in the $200,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT). Rahystrada won the Arlington Handicap in 2010.

  • Point of Entry continues his ascent in Man o' War

    Under a heady ride by Jose Lezcano, Point of Entry sat in a watching second as Center Divider strolled through fractions of :26, :52 and 1:16 3/5 on the firm Widener turf. When Center Divider began to pick up the pace through a mile in 1:40, Point of Entry quickened too and inched up to the leader's flank.

  • Mayson romps in July Cup over heavy ground

    Few expected a bold showing from David Armstrong's 20-1 shot Mayson Saturday's Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket, let alone a demolition job from the Northern raider who ploughed a lone furrow to score by five lengths. In a demonstration of raw speed on heavy ground, the homebred bay was sent straight into the lead chased by the eventual runner-up The Cheka in the center of the track and kept extending to leave that rival in his wake.

  • Executiveprivilege impresses in the Landaluce at Hollywood Park.

    Executiveprivilege Takes Control in Landaluce

    Trainer Bob Baffert describes Executiveprivilege as "pretty special" and it was easy to see why after her impressive 3 1/4-length tally in the $150,000 Landaluce Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park July 14.

  • Grace Hall is in control in the Delaware Oaks.

    Grace Hall Dominates Delaware Oaks

    In what could be the most visually impressive race of the weekend, Grace Hall left her foes in the dust while taking the $400,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) by 3 3/4 lengths July 14 at Delaware Park.

  • Starformer rolls late to win the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes.

    Starformer Relishes Turf Course at Delaware

    Juddmonte Farm's Starformer, far back in a Churchill Downs allowance race on the dirt in her last start, returned to the turf to win the $200,375 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park July 14.

  • Scherer Magic charges home in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship.

    Scherer Magic Wins Hollywood Juvenile Title

    Scherer Magic was in the garden spot when odds-on favorite Amarish gave way in the stretch, and the former claiming horse captured the $150,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) July 14 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Horse-Related Injuries Among Humans Evaluated

    Many equestrians consider cuts, bruises, and the occasional broken bone part of the territory when it comes to working with and around horses. However a recent study revealed that a &quot;disproportionately high accident rate&quot; in the horse world as compared to other industries.