Odds-on choice Attima, given a confident armchair ride on the lead by Victor Espinoza, cruised to a 1 1/4-length win over Foxysox in the $137,150 Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Hollywood Park turf Sunday.
Darsi provided jockey Christophe Soumillon with a memorable birthday present when winning the Prix du Jockey-Club Mitsubishi Motors (Fr-I) (French Derby) on Sunday at Chantilly.
Lightly raced Pipers Thunder, owned and bred by Chiefswood Stable, threw his name into the contender hat for the upcoming Queen's Plate by scoring a one-length upset win in Sunday's Plate Trial at Woodbine.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin packs a solid one-two punch in Spider Power and Carnera, part of a puzzler that kicks off Belmont Park's big stakes weekend on Friday in the $100,000 Hill Prince (gr. IIIT) on the turf.
The future direction of the Breeders' Cup, and perhaps the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, could be at least partly decided when the results of an ongoing election for the Breeders' Cup board of trustees and members are announced in July.
Whether it is winning the Run for the Roses or dealing with the crushing blow of Barbaro's catastrophic injury, Peter Brette keeps his emotions under control. Just as he rejoiced from within on May 6, he suffered in silence as the nightmare of Barbaro's horrific injury unfolded in front of a heartbroken nation.
Barbaro chomped "phenomenally large" carrots and his condition remained unchanged Sunday as doctors at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., continued a daily assessment of whether his cast needs to be changed. So far, no change has been needed.
Carthage, who knocked off champion sprinter Lost in the Fog in April, continued to climb the ranks of the nation's top sprinters with his victory in the $108,125 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap (gr. III) Sunday for his fifth successive win.
Jazil, who dead-heated for fourth in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is scheduled to breeze a half-mile Monday morning in preparation for the June 10 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). He was one of several probable starters that are expected to work Monday.
Arlington Park will host a two-day "Horsemen's Health Fair" June 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in the backstretch area of the track.
The catalog for the 2006 Barretts Summer Sale of Horses of Racing Age and Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available at the company's Web site.
"Racing Without Borders" is the theme of the 31st Asian Racing Conference to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from Jan. 21-25, 2007.
Jockey Joe Stokes booted home his 1,000th career winner Saturday aboard Ponticiello at Indiana Downs in the evening's third race.
Odds-on favorite Gold Storm outclassed his four rivals in the $75,000 Need For Speed Stakes at Evangeline Downs on Saturday evening while setting a track record for five furlongs.
Hong Kong-trained Bullish Luck demolished a top field of Asian milers in the 56th running of the Yasuda Kinen at Tokyo Racecourse Sunday, and in the process earn a US$1 million bonus for the first time in the history of the recently established Asian Mile Challenge series.
Grade I winner Buddha's first winner came when his daughter, Lenaro, won June 3 at Churchill Downs.
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