Headlines for Saturday, April 5, 2003

  • Elloluv Remains a Good Price in Oaks Future

    Elloluv, who ran away from previously undefeated Lady Tak and the remainder of the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) field in an impressive display at Keeneland Saturday, is still a good price in Kentucky Oaks Future Wager at 12-1.

  • Buddy Gil Gets Some Action in KDFW

    Odds on Buddy Gil, winner of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I,) dropped from 25-1 to 15-1 as Pool 3 wound down Saturday on the eve of the final day for the 2003 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Wins Oaklawn 'Cap Handily

    Edmund A. Gann's heavily favored Medaglia d'Oro and jockey Jerry Bailey assumed control coming out of the gate and pulled away in the stretch to score an easy victory in Saturday's $500,00 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) for older horses.

  • Azeri, left, wears down Take Charge Lady to win the Apple Blossom for the second straight year.

    Horse of the Year Azeri Posts Game Apple Blossom Victory

    Making her first start since being crowned Horse of the Year for 2002, Azeri wore down pacesetter Take Charge Lady for a game head victory in Saturday's grade I, $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

  • Ten Most Wanted draws off from Fund of Funds in the Illinois Derby.

    Day Puts Ten Most Wanted in Derby Picture

    Favored Ten Most Wanted and jockey Pat Day overcame traffic trouble at the top of the stretch and got to the lead inside the eighth pole, putting away Fund Of Funds to win Saturday's $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II) at Hawthorne Park.

  • Elloluv, drawing off to win the Ashland Stakes.

    Elloluv Ends Lady Tak's Unbeaten Streak With Ashland Win

    J. Paul Reddam's Elloluv, the second-best filly on the West Coast, shipped into Keeneland on Saturday to post a mild upset over previously undefeated Lady Tak in the grade I, $551,750 Ashland Stakes (gr. I).

  • Heat Haze a Blur in Las Cienegas Stretch

    Juddmonte Farm's Heat Haze, with Jose Valdivia Jr., riding, barreled through the stretch to run the down the leaders and register a smart victory Saturday in the $100,000-added Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) for older fillies and mares on the Santa Anita downhill turf course.