Articles posted March 12, 2006

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Balance On the Beam in Santa Anita Oaks

Amerman Racing's Balance overpowered her eight rivals in Sunday's $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) to make it back-to-back grade I victories for trainer David Hofmans and established herself as Southern California's leading contender for the May 5 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

Razor-Sharp Purim Sinks 'Harbor at Oaklawn

Edward Sukley's homebred Purim tracked the pressed pacesetter Rockport Harbor and 80-1 shot Chippewa Trail coming off the far turn and assumed command in upper stretch, rolling to victory in the $150,000 Razorback Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park Sunday.

Illinois Derby Next for Cause to Believe

Following his impressive win in Saturday's $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate, Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender Cause to Believe is likely to make a visit to Hawthorne for the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II) on April 8.

Desormeaux Moving Tack East After All

Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux is planning to move his tack to New York beginning on March 28 and ride on that circuit until late November, his agent, Jim Pegram, said Sunday.

NYRA Seeks Rebate OK With New Phone Bet System

The New York Racing Association, through its contract with United Tote, linked with VeCommerce Inc., of Littleton, Mass., on March 7 to provide automated telephone account management and wagering functions to its current NYRA One account holders and any new subscribers from New York and Connecticut.

Barretts 2-Year-Old Preview Reset for Monday

Due to persistent rain in Southern California, the training preview for the 2006 Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training scheduled for Sunday has been rescheduled to Monday at 9 a. m. at Fairplex Park.

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