Headlines for Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Centralinteligence streaks home to win the Triple Bend Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Centralinteligence Commandeers Triple Bend

    Centralinteligence could be bound for the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) after he swept past pacesetter Comma to the Top en route to his first stakes win June 29 in the Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • Looking Cool and Leandro Goncalves capture the Iowa Derby.

    Longshot Looking Cool Takes Iowa Derby

    Jim Tafel's homebred Looking Cool certainly kept his cool in the heat of battle down the Prairie Meadows stretch June 29 to prevail by a neck at 17-1 odds in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (gr. III).

  • Prayer for Relief surges to victory in the Cornhusker Handicap.

    Prayer for Relief Answers All in Cornhusker

    Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief, second in his only two starts this year, broke through with a victory in the $300,000 Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino June 29.

  • Laughing leaves Dayatthespa behind to win the Eatontown Handicap.

    Laughing Outlasts Dayatthespa in Eatontown

    Richard Santulli's Laughing tops 2-5 favorite Dayatthespa in Monmouth Park's Eatontown Handicap (gr. IIIT). The 5-year-old Irish bred daughter of Dansili sets a turf course mark of 1:39.26 for 1 1/16 miles.

  • Baby J fights off Bridgehampton to win Victory Ride Stakes.
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    Baby J Re-Rallies to Win Victory Ride

    Paul Pompa Jr.'s Baby J re-rallies to overtake Bridgehampton in the final furlong to win the June 29 Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park. The daughter of J Be K covers the six furlongs in 1:10.84.

  • Trading Leather comes home strong to win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2604586004&k=Qm5sS3C">Order This Photo</a>

    Trading Leather Wins Irish Derby; Ruler Flops

    Jim Bolger enjoyed another major coup for his racing and breeding operation when Trading Leather won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 29 as Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Ruler of The World dramatically fizzled.

  • Palm Meadows

    Gulfstream Park to Open Palm Meadows

    In the latest salvo in the Florida racing turf war, Gulfstream Park announced it will open its Palm Meadows training facility to accommodate horsemen who have been impacted by Calder Race Course's "restricted access policy."