Headlines for Saturday, April 3, 2004

  • Dynever Shines in San Bernardino Handicap

    Trainer Christophe Clement's decision to ship Dynever to Santa Anita for the 4-year-old colt's 2004 debut turned out to be a good one when the son of <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1049059&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Dynaformer</a> romped to victory in the $110,600 San Bernardino Handicap (gr. III) Saturday.

  • Kaufy Mate runs to victory in the Aventura Stakes, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Kaufy Mate Overpowers Aventura Stakes

    Kaufy Mate swept to a 4 1/2 -length victory in Saturday's $250,000 Aventura Stakes at Gulfstream Park, an ungraded stakes for 3-year-olds.

  • Casteldale (4) drives to the finish line to win the Santa Anita Derby.

    Wild Win for Upsetter Castledale In SA Derby

    In a wild stretch run, Castledale, a 30-1 shot, edged Rock Hard Ten by a head to win the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), the West Coast's major 3-year-old steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Azeri makes impressive return with runaway win in the Apple Blossom.

    Azeri Back in Business in Apple Blossom

    Trainer D. Wayne Lukas brought former champion Azeri all the way back Saturday to capture the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) in smart front-running fashion over a strong field at Oaklawn Park.

  • Madcap Escapade was a front-running winner of the Ashland Stakes.

    Madcap Escapade Shows Way in Ashland

    Bruce Lunsord's undefeated Madcap Escapade was able to dictate the pace and hold off a determined Ashado in the stretch for her fourth straight victory in the $485,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Diplomatic Bag Grabs Arcadia in U.S. Debut

    Juddmonte Farm's Diplomatic Bag, debuting in the United States for trainer Bobby Frankel, captured Saturday's $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) by three-quarters of a length over Statement on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Funny Cide pulls ahead of Evening Attire to win the Excelsior Breeders&#39; Cup Stakes at Aqueduct.

    Funny Cide Reigns in New York's Excelsior

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide made his return to New York successful with a half-length win over Evening Attire in the $196,000 Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Tapit

    Tapit Works One Mile for Wood Memorial

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tapit, who finished sixth in the Florida Derby (gr. I) in his 3-year-old debut, worked a mile in 1:47 2/5 at his home base of Tapeta Farm in North East, Md., in preparation for next Saturday's Wood Memorial (gr. I).

  • Field Assumes Favorite Role in Derby Future

    As Eurosilver, another major contender for Kentucky Derby 130 fell out of the picture, fans returned to the mutuel field as a mild favorite at the midpoint of the third and final pool of Churchill Downs' 2004 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.