Russell L. Reineman Stable's Pretty Gale, a half-sister of Illinois Derby winner War Emblem, beat Lunar Star by 7 1/4 lengths in the $100,000 Lady Hallie Handicap at Sportsman's Park on Sunday.
Mountain Rage kicked clear of Doc Holiday in the stretch to win Sunday's $82,050 La Puente Stakes at Santa Anita. Under Victor Espinoza, the Bob Baffert-trained son of Mecke completed the mile in 1:34.84 on firm turf.
Oaklawn Park posted gains in attendance and both on-track and total handle during the Arkansas track's 52-day meet which concluded Saturday, when 52,122 fans attended for Arkansas Derby day.
The familiar colors of Bob and Beverly Lewis visited the Keeneland winner's circle following consecutive races Sunday, with trainer D. Wayne Lukas there to greet the winning horse on both occasions, most notably following Orientate's victory in the $272,000 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II).
Queen Maya, a 2-year-old half-sister to Saturday's Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Buddha, is a late entry to Equine Spectrum's online mixed auction.
Bella Bellucci drew off in the stretch to win Sunday's $108,200 Comely Stakes (gr. III) by seven lengths, completing the one-turn mile in 1:35.50 on the fast track. The full sister of Japanese champion 3-year-old Kurofune will make her next start in the Kentucky Oaks.
Keeneland's director of sales will be "very happy" if average stays the same at Tuesday's juvenile auction.
Valhol is being prepared for a start in the April 27 Texas Mile (gr. III) at Lone Star Park. Since finishing a disappointing eighth in the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II), the 6-year-old gelded son of Diazo has been sidelined with a foot ailment.
Sale records were established for gross revenue and average price during the Doncaster breeze-up auction, which ended its two-day run on Friday in England.
Aqueduct registered its largest attendance figure since 1993 for Saturday's card and attendance at Keeneland for the Blue Grass Stakes was the fifth highest total in the Lexington track's history.
First crop Puerto Rican-sire Virtua Cop was represented by his first winner when Maria Rachel won a five furlong maiden race by 1 1/2 lengths on Friday at El Comandante.
James Cassels and Bob Zollars' Arkansas Derby (gr. II) winner Private Emblem arrived at Churchill Downs Sunday morning to continue preparing for the May 4 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Century City became the second stakes winner produced from the recently deceased broodmare Alywow, when the son of Danzig won Sunday's Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes by two lengths at the Irish track.
With Sophiticat's win in Sunday's Prix de la Grotte (Fr-III) at Longchamp, the first two foals produced from 11-time grade I winner Serena's Song are now stakes winners.
The fairy tale of Budroyale has come to a quiet end. Dubbed the "Rocky Balboa of racing" by his doting owner, Jeffrey Sengara, the popular 9-year-old gelding has been retired
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