Articles posted April 24, 2005

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Robador a Maiden No More After Snow Chief

Winless in seven career starts, Robador saved his best for the stretch run, nabbing Lucky J.H. in the closing strides to win the $250,000 Cal National Snow Chief for 3-year-olds by a half-length at Hollywood Park Sunday. The 1/8-mile affair was the showcase event of the $1.3 million Gold Rush for California-breds.

Velazquez Unstoppable as Melhor Ainda Wins

Heavily favored Melhor Ainda rallied to a decisive victory in the $112,800 Appalachian Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Keeneland, giving jockey John Velazquez his eighth straight victory over a three-day period.

Stormin Fever Colt Tops Sunday OBSC Drills

A colt by Stormin Fever consigned by agent Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds worked a quarter mile in :21 4/5, fastest work at the distance in the final portion of the fourth session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2005 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.

Afleet Alex Tops Derby Graded Stakes Earners

Cash is King Stable's Afleet Alex, the winner of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. II) April 16, tops the graded stakes earnings list for the Kentucky Derby May 7. Saturday's Lexington Stakes (gr. II) winner Coin Silver lands in the 15th spot.

Cape Town Lass Among Bewitch Hopefuls

Cape Town Lass, already a winner at the Keeneland spring meeting, will face seven fillies and mares in the $100,000-added Bewitch (gr. III), to be run at 12 furlongs on the grass on Wednesday.

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