Ten Most Wanted, third in the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) on Saturday, will likely be on the road for his next start, according to Aimee Dollase, assistant to her father, Wally.
Hall of Fame rider Laffit Pincay Jr., continues to recover from injuries sustained in a spill on Mar. 1. Pincay, 56, was released from the hospital on Friday and is "resting comfortably at home," according to his son, Laffit Pincay III.
George Krikorian's favored Starrer went over the $1 million mark in career earnings Sunday, pulling away from front-running Sightseek in deep stretch to win the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita.
Edmund Gann's Peace Rules, a late entrant to Sunday's $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds, spoiled the supposed showdown between Kafwain and Badge of Silver with a convincing victory in his first stakes race on dirt.
F. Eugene Dixon's Political Attack held off even-money favorite Miesque's Approval to win Sunday's $100,000 Canadian Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park, breaking an eight-race losing streak.
Trainer Rafael Becerra said that Great State Challenge Juvenile winner Crackup bled badly during his sixth-place effort in Saturday's El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields and has been declared from consideration for any of the Triple Crown races.
Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone will be out of action for an undetermined amount of time after suffering fractures to the transverse process at the lumbar vertebrae (L2, L3) on the left side in a spill at the break of the 5th race at Santa Anita on Saturday.
B. Wayne Hughes' Atswhatimtalknbout, winner of two of his three career starts, breezed 6 furlongs in 1:13 Sunday morning with former jockey Chris McCarron aboard, in preparation for the March 16 San Felipe Stakes.
A Salt Lake -- Checkerspot filly zipped a quarter mile in :21 flat to post the fastest work at the distance Saturday during the first session of the under tack video preview for the OBS March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
With claims in recent days that the $6 million Dubai World Cup will be cancelled or postponed due to the impending war in Iraq, World Cup Committee chairman Les Benton has assured that the race will be held as scheduled.
The Godolphin Racing team, trainer Saeed bin Suroor and jockey Frankie Dettori dominated the inaugural "Super Saturday" at Nad Al Sheba, capturing four of the preview races for the Mar. 29 Dubai World Cup card. But Team Valor, WinStar Farm and Sunmark Partners' Ipi Tombe was the day's most impressive winner.
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