Headlines for Saturday, July 19, 2014

  • Istanford leads the way to victory in the San Clemente.

    Istanford Strolls to San Clemente Surprise

    Guided through a smooth trip by Rafael Bejarano, Istanford led every step of the way at 10-1 odds to dominate the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) on the renovated turf course at Del Mar July 19.

  • Jockey Rosario Montanez

    Montanez Hospitalized After Saratoga Fall

    Jockey Rosario Montanez was transported by ambulance and admitted to Albany Medical Center July 19 after being unseated by his mount, Piquant, in the fifth race at Saratoga Race Course.

  • A Little Bit Sassy breaks from the far outside in the  Lake George Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-vxgKtTL">Order This Photo</a>

    A Little Bit Sassy Can Atone in Lake George

    A Little Bit Sassy, winner of the Edgewood Stakes but disqualified from victory in the Regret (gr. IIIT) last time out, returns in the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) as the second week of racing begins at Saratoga.

  • Somali Lemonade comes home strong to win the Diana Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-dWcvRTG">Order This Photo</a>

    Somali Lemonade Squeezes Out Diana Upset

    Somali Lemonade surged to the lead in deep stretch and just held off multiple grade I winner Stephanie's Kitten to win the $500,000 TVG Diana Stakes (gr. IT) July 19 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Tonalist<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-146/i-cp7sBTQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist Breezes in Advance of Jim Dandy

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist turned in his final work before the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 26, going five furlongs in 1:01.79 in company with stablemate Life In Shambles at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Bracelet (center) pulls away from the pack to win the Darley Irish.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-nJrCvbh">Order This Photo</a>

    Bracelet Shines in Irish Oaks Victory

    Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, and Susan Magnier's Bracelet picked up a classic victory July 19 when she delivered a strong finish in the Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) at the Curragh.