Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Stopable Derrick Wins $35,000 Orange Park Derby

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Stopable Derrick Wins $35,000 Orange Park Derby

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Stopable Derrick claimed Friday's 11th race, the $35,000 Orange Park Derby, at the kennel club.

Pa's Animaltrain finished second, while 2003 national win leader and the prerace favorite, Burt Road, finished third.

Stopable Derrick paid $15.20 to win.

U.S. takes 2-0 lead in Davis Cup: With a flick of his right wrist, Andy Roddick whipped a serve, then spied the speed meter's neon yellow readout: 150 mph.

As simply as that, Roddick set the record for fastest serve and set the tone for a lopsided Davis Cup victory in Uncasville, Conn. Teammate Robby Ginepri had to work much harder for his own precedent-setting win, giving the United States a 2-0 lead over Austria on Friday.

Ginepri came all the way back to beat Jurgen Melzer 6-7 (6), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2, becoming the first U.S. rookie in the 105-year history of the Davis Cup to win a match after dropping the first two sets. In the second match, U.S. Open champion Roddick overwhelmed Stefan Koubek 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in 1 1/2 hours.

In other World Group first-round matches it was: Australia 1, Sweden 1; Czech Republic 1, Spain 1; Argentina 2, Morocco 0; France 1, Croatia 1; Netherlands 2, Canada 0; Romania 1, Switzerland 1; Belarus 1, Russia 1.

Around tennis: Top-seeded Venus Williams withdrew from her quarterfinal match against Chanda Rubin in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo because of an injured leg. …

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