Headlines for Saturday, March 6, 2004

  • British-bred Sweet Return, left, beats Singletary to the finish line in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita.

    Resilient Sweet Return Wins Kilroe Mile

    Red Oak Stable's resilient Sweet Return once again found a way to get the job done, winning Saturday's $350,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita from the extreme outside 14 post position.

  • Imperialism, left, with Victor Espinoza aboard, edges out Lion Heart to win the San Rafael Stakes.

    Imperialism Marches On in San Rafael

    Surging Imperialism shocked even-money favorite Lion Heart in the $200,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita, coming from last after a half mile to get up in the final jumps and score a neck victory Saturday.

  • Ashado, left, and jockey Cornelio Velasquez take the lead over Victory USA at the top of the stretch in the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Ashado Sharp in Fair Grounds Oaks' Return

    Heavily favored Ashado, out of action since November 29, showed no signs of rustiness while tallying a 3 3/4-length victory over Victory U.S.A. in Saturday's $300,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) at 1 1/16 mile.

  • Lion Tamer (7), with John Velazquez riding, runs ahead of Coach Jimi Lee (2), with Pat Day, and Wacky for Love (4) to win the Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship at Gulfstream.

    Lion Tamer Cracks Whip in Richter Scale

    After a disappointing experience on the Triple Crown trail last year, Michael Tabor's Lion Tamer may be ready to emerge as one of the nation's top sprinters following his victory Saturday in the $200,000 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • U.S. Bred Conroy Three-Peats in Group III at Nad Al Sheba

    Adi Selvaratnam's amazing Conroy, a 6-year-old gelded son of <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=984265&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Gone West</a>, landed his third consecutive Mahab Al Shimaal (UAE-III) over six furlongs at Nad Al Sheba on Saturday night.

  • Victory Moon wins the final round of the Maktoum Challenge en-route to the Dubai World Cup.

    Victory Moon Gallops Into World Cup Picture

    If there was any doubt that South Africa's Victory Moon was the real thing then he dispelled all such thoughts when winning the Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (UAE-II) over the ten-furlong course.

  • Ground Storm wins the Stymie Stakes.

    Ground Storm Stymies Foes Once Again

    Centennial Farm's 8-year-old Ground Storm overtook front-running Classic Endeavor on the home turn, and then held off a resolute Big Sid's Party by 1 1/4 length to win the $81,625 Stymie Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at nine furlongs at Aqueduct Park.

  • Last Song, with Edgar Prado aboard, wins the Bonnie Miss Stakes, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Nafzger Singing Last Song's Praises

    Buckram Oak Farm's Last Song got the trip she needed to defeat odds-on favorite Society Selection by two lengths in Saturday's $200,000 Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park.

  • Birdstone leads Zito contingent in &#39;04 Quest for the Crown.

    Zito Brigade Dominates Palm Meadows Work Tab

    The "NPZ" saddlecloths of Nick Zito whizzed by one after another Saturday morning, as Zito sent out virtually his entire 3-year-old force for five-furlong breezes at Palm Meadows training center, in preparation for their upcoming preps.

  • Master David Ill, Will Miss Florida Derby

    Georgica Stable's Master David, who was expected to be one of the favorites in Gulfstream's $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) March 13, spiked a temperature on Thursday and will not be shipped to Florida, trainer Bobby Frankel said.

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