Headlines for Sunday, July 24, 2016

  • Hard Aces and jockey Santiago Gonzalez win the 2016 Cougar II Handicap.

    Hard Aces Too Tough in Cougar II

    Hronis Racing's Hard Aces took control at the start and repelled a stern challenge from Quick Casablanca around the final turn to win the $100,000 Cougar II Handicap (gr. III) July 24 at Del Mar.

  • Songbird leaves the competition behind in the Coaching Club American Oaks<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-cPQDpJq">Order This Photo</a>

    Songbird All Heart at Saratoga

    Songbird, as if she wanted to toy with onlookers and viewers across the nation to build the drama, took Carina Mia's best shot during the final turn in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), but was still able to win in her signature fashion.

  • Up With the Birds wins the 2016 Nijinsky Stakes.

    Up With the Birds Back Winning at Woodbine

    Sam-Son Farm's Up With the Birds, back in his home country, where he was named 2013 Canadian Horse of the Year, snapped a 12-race winless streak with a 1 1/4-length score in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) July 24 at Woodbine.

  • Tin Type Gal (inside) wins Boiling Springs Stakes

    Tin Type Gal Rallies to Take Boiling Springs

    Trainer Graham Motion decided to scratch Tin Type Gal from the July 22 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) in favor of the July 24 Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) and the move paid off when the Tapit filly won the Monmouth Park fixture.

  • Destin (inside) lost Belmont Stakes by a nose to Creator

    Destin Remains On Track for Jim Dandy

    Twin Creeks Racing Stables and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Destin, who fell a nose short of winning the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I), remains on target for the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza after the San Diego Handicap (gr. II)

    'Chrome' Back to Los Al After San Diego Win

    Seemingly everyone that got within earshot of trainer Art Sherman wanted to express their appreciation for what they experienced the day before, when California Chrome and Dortmund did battle in the stretch during the San Diego Handicap (gr. II).

  • Hit It Once More wins New York Derby

    Hit It Once More Gives Sire a Milestone

    August Dawn Farm's Hit It Once More netted his first stakes victory in the $164,150 New York Derby July 23 at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack and gave his sire, Hard Spun, his 50th black-type winner.