Headlines for Saturday, June 8, 2013

  • Point of Entry delivers in the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2563000954&k=k4WVvvq">Order This Photo</a>

    Point of Entry Slams Door in Manhattan 'Cap

    Phipps Stable's Point of Entry captured his eighth victory in 12 starts on grass with a smooth come-from-behind win in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park June 8.

  • Miz Ida and Shaun Bridgmohan take the Early Times Mint Julep Handicap.

    Early Times Mint Julep: Miz Ida Nabs 'Daisy'

    Miz Ida nabbed 4-5 favorite Daisy Devine in the $109,100 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs June 8, closing with a strong burst to the wire after racing well back through the early going.

  • Stephanie's Kitten fights off Better Lucky to win the Just a Game Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2563001874&k=2f5LqwR">Order This Photo</a>

    Stephanie's Kitten Prevails in Just a Game

    Stephanie's Kitten took the rail trip to victory in the $500,000 Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park June 8, digging in determinedly to best Better Lucky by half a length after a dogfight down the lane.

  • Tale of a Champion pulls away late to win the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap.

    Tale of a Champion Makes Grade in Whittingham

    A pocket trip worked to perfection for Tale of a Champion and jockey Joe Talamo when they outfought favored All Squared Away in deep stretch to post a 10-1 upset in the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) June 8.

  • Power Broker comes home strong to win the Easy Goer.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2562556099&k=x7fScqF">Order This Photo</a>

    Power Broker Easy Winner in Easy Goer Stakes

    Gary and Mary West's Power Broker secured an early lead in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes and then drew off in the Belmont Park stretch to register his first stakes win since taking last year's FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I).

  • Romantic Touch Dominates in J. J. Atkins

    Romantic Touch took control out of the gate and won the Aus$500,000 Patinack Farm J. J. Atkins (Aus-I) from previously undefeated Zoustar, leading a one-two finish for freshman sire Northern Meteor.

  • Freedom Child, one of 2 starters in the Belmont Stakes by Malibu Moon.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-145/29744699_jpqpwR#!i=2557234431&k=PR7SSnk">Order This Photo</a>

    Malibu Moon Boasts Two Belmont Starters

    Spendthrift Farm stallion Malibu Moon has been on the rise as a sire, never so much as this year with the Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Peter Pan victor Freedom Child vying for the June 8 Belmont Stakes.

  • Tractors work on the Belmont Park track.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-145/29744699_jpqpwR#!i=2562015025&k=L7gjPwK">Order This Photo</a>

    Some Sun Greets Belmont

    As fans started to trickle into Belmont Park on Saturday, June 8 for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the sun began to peek through scattered clouds as more than 24 hours of rain had finally halted.