Articles posted July 18, 2012

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Acclamation is towering presence in Eddie Read title defense

Acclamation will make a title defense when he returns to Del Mar's turf  in Saturday's Grade 1, $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes at 1 1/8 miles. The Don Warren trainee made short work of a deep group of rivals last year, strolling to an easy 3 1/4-length decision on the front end, and only four rivals will line up to face arguably the nation's best turf horse on Saturday. Acclamation looks set for another top performance with jockey Pat Valenzuela.

Royal Delta, Awesome Maria headline Del 'Cap

The last time champion Royal Delta met up with Awesome Maria, the four-year-old miss suffered an eight-length loss when second in the Grade 3 Sabin Stakes on February 25. The pair will duke it out yet again on Saturday as part of a seven-distaffer field entered in the Grade 2, $750,000 Delaware Handicap going 10 furlongs on Delaware Park's main track.

Radosevich released from hospital

Jockey Jacob Radosevich, 19, injured Monday during Thistledown's 5TH race when the horse he was riding broke down, has been released from Cleveland MetroHealth Hospital, according to his mother, Shelly Radosevich.

Horse Owners Challenged by Heat, Drought

Earlier this summer, triple digit temperatures had horse owners and their animals sweltering. Now owners remain hot under the collar as they worry about hay and feed availability with the persistent heat and ongoing drought.

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