Headlines for Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • Jessica's Star (outside) gets by Embellishing Bob to win the Iowa Derby.

    Jessica's Star Rallies to Take Iowa Derby

    Mark Breen's Jessica's Star, winner of the Prairie Mile on a muddy track in his last start, parlayed that experience into an upset score in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (gr. III) on a sloppy track at Prairie Meadows June 28.

  • Size splashes to victory in the Iowa Oaks.

    Size Handles Distance, Captures Iowa Oaks

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Size captured her first stakes and third win overall in four starts with a handy upset victory in the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino June 28.

  • Majestic Harbor and Tyler Baze take the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.

    Majestic Harbor Shocks Gold Cup

    Gallant Stables' Majestic Harbor circled horses in the far turn, flew past fading favorite Game On Dude, and powered to the wire to register a clear victory in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes (gr. I) June 28.

  • Wildcat Red cruises to victory in the Quality Road Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-zt2MSMm">Order This Photo</a>

    Wildcat Red to Haskell After Quality Road Win

    Any questions about Wildcat Red's future that may have been raised by his troubled 18th in the Kentucky Derby were emphatically dismissed June 28 at Gulfstream when he rolled to victory by 10 1/4 lengths in the Quality Road.

  • My Option runs away from the field to win the Chicago Handicap.

    My Option Runs Off with Chicago Handicap

    Tim Keeley's My Option drew well clear of pacesetter Flower Spell to win the Chicago Handicap (gr. III) June 28 at Arlington Park. The 4-year-old Belong to Me filly covered the seven furlongs in 1:23.72.

  • Parranda gets by Kathleen Rose to win the Royal Heroine Stakes.

    Parranda Prevails in Royal Heroine Stakes

    Kathleen Rose would not let her win streak end without a fight but Parranda proved to have just enough to score a narrow victory in the $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIT) June 28 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Riposte comes home quick to take the New York Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-N6nPkBr">Order This Photo</a>

    Riposte Quickens to New York Stakes Score

    Coming off a victory in the May 24 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park, Juddmonte Farms' homebred Riposte continued her winning ways with a quick turn of foot June 28 in the $200,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Silver Max comes home strong to win the Firecracker Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Sparks Fly as Silver Max Wires Firecracker

    Making his first start since finishing fourth in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I), favored Silver Max wired his seven rivals in Churchill Downs' Firecracker Stakes (gr. IIT), covering the mile in 1:34.21.

  • Tests for EHM Come Back Negative at Suffolk

    Bio-security measures and protocols to stop the spread of the contagious disease, which can cause respiratory distress, neurological disease, and death, had been in place since June 9.

  • Australia rolls to victory in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 28 at the Curragh. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-76z7gXt">Order This Photo</a>

    Australia Easy Irish Derby Victor

    With primary challenger Kingston Hill a late scratch, Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Australia scored the easiest of victories in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 28 at the Curragh.