The little filly Dublino, making her 2003 seasonal debut, unleashed her reliably powerful stretch run to pull away in Sunday's $111,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the turf at Hollywood Park.
Frank Zanzuccki was elected chairman-elect of the Association of Racing Commissioners International at its convention Saturday in Seattle.
Star Track Farms' colt Grey Comet and Peter E. Mariano's filly Hanselina each won a division of Sunday's $150,000 New York Stallion Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct Park.
Funeral services for Erin Smith, wife of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club director of marketing and media Dan Smith, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Encinitas Mortuary in Encinitas, Cal.
Bob Meldahl, agent for jockey Mike Smith, breathed a sigh of relief in the Hollywood Park stable area Sunday morning while relating that the veteran jockey was only sore after an ugly spill here Saturday.
Golden Eagle Farm's General Challenge, eased in Saturday's Tiznow Stakes at Hollywood Park after battling on the front end, returned in good shape and will not be retired, according to an assistant for trainer Bob Baffert.
Storming Home and Ballingarry, a pair of group I winners targeted for the $400,000 Jim Murray Handicap at 1 1/2 mile on turf May 10, worked on the Hollywood Park grass Sunday.
Jockey Victor Espinoza, who won his first Kentucky Derby on longshot War Emblem last year, will spend the first Saturday in May at Hollywood Park.
Mrs. John Magnier's France, ridden by Seamus Heffernan, surprised even-money favorite Abunawwas in the Group III Rock Of Gibraltar EBF Tetrarch Stakes for 3-year-olds at the Curragh on Sunday.
Fair Mix, a 5-year-old bought out of a claiming race, shrugged off his humble background to win Sunday's Group I Prix Ganay at Longchamp.
This was the big morning everyone has been waiting for, with Empire Maker and Peace Rules having their one and only work at Churchill Downs, while Ron Ellis sent Atswhatimtalknbout out for the most important work of his career.
Favored Japanese challenger Eishin Preston won the group I Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday for the second year in a row.
A Rory's Jester colt brought the top price of Aus$65,000 at William Inglis & Son's San Miguel sires' produce yearling sale Sunday.
In his final workout prior to next Saturday's $1-million Kentucky Derby, probable favorite Juddmonte Farm's homebred Empire Maker breezed six furlongs in 1:12 3/5 at Churchill Downs Sunday morning.
B. Wayne Hughes and Biscuit Stable's Atswhatimtalknbout breezed five furlongs in :59 2/5 in his final preparation for next Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Meanwhile, trainer D. Wayne Lukas named Cornelio Velazquez to ride Coolmore Lexington Stakes winner Scrimshaw in the Derby.
Late-developing Ten Cents a Shine worked his worked into the field for next Saturday's Kentucky Derby when he breezed five furlongs in :59 1/5 at Churchill Downs Sunday morning.
Iron County Farms' heavily favored homebred Bare Necessities notched her third consecutive stakes victory in Saturday's $250,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Hawthorne.
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