Articles posted May 13, 2012

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Arcadius captures Iroquois, then collapses and dies

Hudson River Stable's Arcadius spearheaded a sweep of Saturday's Grade 1, $150,000 Iroquois Steeplechase for Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, but the elation soon turned to devastation at Percy Warner Park as the winner fatally collapsed.

Black-Eyed Susan attracts Mamma Kimbo, In Lingerie

Mamma Kimbo, In Lingerie and Oaks Lilly were all originally scheduled to contest the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks last Friday, but for various reasons none of the trio made it to the starting gate. Instead, they are part of a nine-strong field entered for the Grade 2, $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes scheduled for this Friday, one day prior to the Preakness Stakes, at Pimlico.

Dhaamer dominates in Round Table

Edward R. Brown's Dhaamer looked like the horse to beat going into Sunday's $72,950 Round Table Stakes at Hollywood Park, and the even-money favorite more than fulfilled expectations with a smashing 4 1/2-length victory. Under patient handling by new rider Joel Rosario, the Mike Mitchell trainee was anchored near the back of the pack before making rapid headway on the final turn, and blowing the race open down the stretch. The five-year-old gelding, who was making just his third American start, looms as an exciting new addition to the Southern California turf ranks.

Jurado leaving Calder for Macau

Already an internationally experienced rider that has practiced his trade in the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai, jockey Luis Jurado announced Sunday that he will leave the Calder riding colony by month's end to embark on a three-month riding tour through Macau on the Chinese coast.

After the Wire - 5/13/2012

After the Wire - 5/13/2012

Evan Hammonds recaps the Peter Pan Stakes, Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes and a quick Preakness preview.

O'Neill thrilled to spend time with Turcotte

In the week since Reddam Racing's I'll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby, trainer Doug O'Neill has been a gracious celebrity, taking part in many interviews, making appearances and posing for photos. Before his colt went to the track Sunday morning, O'Neill changed roles to a fan, happy to be able to chat with Ron Turcotte, Secretariat's jockey.

Tiger Walk, Zetterholm drill at Pimlico

Sagamore Farm's Tiger Walk was shipped from Kevin Plank's nearby farm in Glyndon, Maryland, to Pimlico Race Course Sunday morning for a half-mile workout in preparation for Saturday's Preakness Stakes.

Cozzetti work postponed by rain

With more than an inch of rain in the Louisville, Kentucky, area and more coming down Sunday morning, trainer Dale Romans opted to postpone a work for Preakness Stakes contender Cozzetti and instead sent the colt out for a 1 1/2-mile gallop after the renovation break under exercise rider Romero Cordache.

Heart of Destiny works at Churchill, to prep for Regret in allowance

Heart of Destiny, second in last October's Grade 1 Alcibiades and most recently fourth in the Grade 1 Ashland, both over Keeneland's Polytrack, heads a field of 14 fillies entered in Thursday's 8TH race at Churchill Downs and trainer Jimmy Baker is hopeful the race will set her up for the Grade 3 Regret Stakes on June 16 under the Twin Spires.

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