• Bench Light wins Del Mar feature

    July 24, 2014

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Bench Light won Del Mar's $94,882 feature race Thursday, beating Money Clip by 6 1/4 lengths on the infield Jimmy Durante grass course.Ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, the 5-year-old Bench Light ran 1 3/8 miles in 2:11.34 and paid $18, $7.60 and $5.60 for his seventh victory in 23 starts.

  • Pure Sensation wins $100K Quick Call at Saratoga

    July 24, 2014

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Pure Sensation overcame a tough trip to nail Choctaw Chuck at the wire Thursday and win the $100,000 Quick Call by a nose at Saratoga Race Course.A 3-year-old son of Zensational and trained by Christophe Clement, Pure Sensation ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:01.82 on the main turf course and returned $9.30, $5.80 and $3.90. Choctaw Chuck paid $14.80 and $6.20, and Favorite Tale was another nose back in third, returning $4.20.

  • Blue Grass winner Dance With Fate euthanized

    July 24, 2014

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Blue Grass Stakes winner Dance With Fate has been euthanized after the colt severely injured his leg in a training accident.A veterinarian at the seaside track said Thursday that Dance With Fate ruptured two of the three large patella ligaments in his right rear leg earlier in the morning.