Headlines for Saturday, July 5, 2014

  • Shared Belief and Mike Smith take the Los Alamitos Derby.

    Champ Shared Belief Cruises in Los Al Derby

    Unbeaten Shared Belief, last year's 2-year-old juvenile champion, answered the dirt question with an emphatic 4 1/4-length win in the $500,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) July 5 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • Irish You Well gets the victory in the Long Branch Stakes.

    Irish You Well Punches Haskell Ticket

    Donegal Racing's Irish You Well took the lead at the top of the stretch to capture the $105,000 Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park July 5, punching his ticket to the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) in three weeks.

  • Mr Speaker (right) gets through on the inside to win the Belmont Derby Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-7MhCVrK">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr Speaker Delivers Belmont Derby Shocker

    Mr Speaker, ignored at odds of 23-1, charged along the inside to overtake favored Adelaide by a head for a major upset in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. IT) on the inner turf course July 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Fortune Pearl streaks to victory in the Delaware Oaks.

    Fortune Pearl Rallies to Win Delaware Oaks

    Zanim Meahjohn's Fortune Pearl emerged from a scramble at the top of the stretch and drew away to capture her first stakes victory in the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) at Delaware Park July 5.

  • Aigue Marine comes home strong to win the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes.

    Aigue Marine Gets Trip, Wins Dick Memorial

    Haras du Mezeray and Skymarc Farm's Aigue Marine benefited from a ground-saving trip to capture her first United States stakes win in the $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park July 5.

  • Legislate Takes Dramatic Durban July on DQ

    Legislate was promoted to first place in a dramatic outcome to the rough finish of the Vodacom Durban July (SAf-I), South Africa's most famous race July 5 at Greyville Racecourse.

  • Can Fecal Albumin Tests Identify Equine Parasite Burdens?

    Over the past few years equine parasite control guidelines have been on a roller coaster ride. Many veterinarians now recommend owners focus their attention on horses with the highest parasite burdens, but how can you tell which horses are infected? Researchers recently tested whether a stall-side fecal test could identify horses with high internal parasi...