Headlines for Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Big Kick rolls to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.

    Big Kick, Espinoza Steal San Juan Capistrano

    Benefiting from a good jump out of the gate at the top of the downhill turf track at Santa Anita Park, Big Kick never looked back over the course of 1 3/4 miles as he rolled to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.

  • Spiritjim catches Noble Mission late to win the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-P3wX56F">Order This Photo</a>

    Spiritjim Denies Noble Mission in France

    With Noble Mission running out of energy in the closing stages of the June 29 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I), Spiritjim was there to capitalize and won by head in the last stride.

  • Thistle Bird comes home strong to win the Pretty Polly Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-FDfxgQG">Order This Photo</a>

    Thistle Bird Swoops for Pretty Polly Win

    Thistle Bird struck for her first top-level win at age 6 when overtaking front-runner Venus de Milo to capture the Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) June 29 at the Curragh.

  • Gold Ship takes the Takarazuka Kinen again.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-KRTvjWx">Order This Photo</a>

    Gold Ship Repeats in Takarazuka Kinen

    Gold Ship overcame a tardy start and scored an unprecedented second straight win in the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I) June 29 at Hanshin racecourse.

  • Carve fights for the win in the Cornhusker Handicap.

    Carve at His Best in Cornhusker Victory

    Michael Langford's Carve, third in the grade II Oaklawn Handicap in April, worked out a nice trip to win the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. II) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino the evening of June 28.