Headlines for Saturday, July 12, 2014

  • Doinghardtimeagain and Mike Smith take the Great Lady M. Stakes.

    Doinghardtimeagain Grinds Out Great Lady M.

    Making her second start of the year, Doinghardtimeagain returned to winning form with a perfect stalking trip for jockey Mike Smith in the $200,000 Great Lady M. Stakes (gr. II) July 12 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • Divine Oath outfinishes Our Channel to win the American Derby.

    Closing Divine Oath Snatches American Derby

    Let's Go Stable's Divine Oath stormed up the rail and denied British raider Our Channel a win in the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIIT) July 12 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Filly Fly By Night Captures Mercury Sprint

    The Mike Bass-trained Fly By Night won the Mercury Sprint (SAf-I) at Clairwood Park July 12, and in the process, became the second filly in a row to win Kwa-Zulu Natal's premier weight-for-age sprint.

  • The Pizza Man leads the way to victory in the Stars and Stripes.

    The Pizza Man Gets Dough in Stars and Stripes

    The Pizza Man almost always delivers, and he did so again in a front-running half-length tally in the marathon Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) for his first graded stakes win July 12 on the Arlington International turf.

  • Finnegans Wake gets his head in front of Admiral Kitten to win the Arlington Handicap.

    Finnegans Wake Gets Nod in Arlington 'Cap

    Donegal Racing's Finnegans Wake tallied his first stakes victory in a thriller July 12, getting his head in front of fast-finishing Admiral Kitten at the wire to win the Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Hangover Kid comes up the inside to win the Bowling Green over Grandeur.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Jd59mkr">Order This Photo</a>

    Hangover Kid Strikes Late in Bowling Green

    Hangover Kid, surging along the inside, produced a head-bobbing victory over odds-on Grandeur in the $200,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT), the 6-year-old's first graded stakes score July 12 at Belmont Park.

  • Empire Dreams streaks home to win the New York Derby.

    Empire Dreams Lands New York Derby

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Empire Dreams benefited from an outside post and clear trip July 12 to take the $161,000 New York Derby at Finger Lakes, while an incident at the start impacted more than half the field.

  • Ben's Cat comes running late to win the Parx Dash Handicap.

    Ben's Cat Claims Thrilling Parx Dash 3-Peat

    The irrepressible Ben's Cat came from off the pace with a big rush on the outside to register his third consecutive win in the $200,000 Parx Dash Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at the Pennsylvania track July 12.

  • Former Classics Starters Line Up in Jean Prat

    French Guineas runner-up Prestige Vendome will try to bounce back from his unplaced finish in the French Derby against six rivals in the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) July 14 at Longchamp.

  • Slade Power comes home strong to take the Darley July Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-dL87Qvt">Order This Photo</a>

    Slade Power Convincing July Cup Victor

    Slade Power solidified his spot as Europe's top-ranking sprinter this season when scoring a clear win in the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) July 12 at Newmarket.