Headlines for Saturday, March 12, 2005

  • Langfuhr Filly Tops OBS 'Under Tack' Session

    A filly by Langfuhr consigned by Crupi's New Castle Farm zipped an eighth in :10 1/5 to post the fastest workout at the distance at the second session of the "Under Tack Preview" for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2005 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.

  • High Limit, with Ramon Dominguez aboard, wins the Louisiana Derby.

    High Limit Raises Bar in Louisiana Derby

    High Limit became the first gate to wire winner of the $600,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) in 15 years when he rolled to an easy victory in his initial start for trainer Bobby Frankel Saturday at Fair Grounds.

  • Uncle Denny throws his hat into the Derby ring with El Camino win.

    Baze Finds Favorite Uncle in El Camino Real

    Stan E. Fulton's favored Uncle Denny surged to the front on the home turn and won drawing off for jockey Russell Baze, capturing Saturday's $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Bay Meadows.

  • Injustice prevails in Azeri 'Cup.

    Injustice Doesn't Stop in Azeri BC 'Cap

    Injustice, bought privately last month for a reported $165,000 by Darrell and Evelyn Yates and turned over to Chicago-based trainer Wayne Catalano, paid an immediate dividend by winning the $175,000 Azeri Breeders' Cup (gr. III) gate to wire before a sun-baked crowd of 22,087 Saturday at Oaklawn Park.

  • Tarlow, front, battles down the stretch with Dream of Summer to win the Santa Margarita Handicap.

    Thief Tarlow Steals Santa Margarita By a Nose

    The pacesetting Tarlow, ridden to a frantic finish by Patrick Valenzuela, reached the wire a nose in front of Dream of Summer to win the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Warning Zone Wins Marie Krantz in U.S. Debut

    Warning Zone, a group II stakes winner in her native South Africa, made her North American debut a winning one with a one-length tally in the $100,000 Marie G. Krantz Memorial Handicap Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Sir Shackleton, with Javier Castellano riding, pulls away to win the Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship at Gulfstream Park.

    Sir Shackleton Shakes Clear in Richter Scale

    Tracy Farmer's homebred Sir Shackleton wore down the surprise pacesetter Clock Stopper in the final sixteenth of a mile after a long drive and drew clear to win the $200,000 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) in track record time at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Badge of Silver continues winning ways with victory in the New Orleans Handicap.

    Frankel Flashes 'Badge' for Rich FG Double

    Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey's odds-on favorite Badge of Silver returned to his favorite track, Fair Grounds, to register a resurgent victory in the $500,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) Saturday.

  • Summerly, center, with Jerry Bailey aboard, runs to victory in the Fair Grounds Oaks, Saturday at the Fair Grounds.

    Summerly Stays Hot in Fair Grounds Oaks

    Odds-on choice Summerly opened up a daylight lead heading into the first turn and romped to victory in the $300,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) Saturday, spoiling the return to action this year of Runway Model.

  • Rockport Harbor, with trainer John Servis, in the barn at Oaklawn.

    Rockport Harbor Suffers Another Setback; May Miss Rebel

    Rockport Harbor's rocky road to Louisville continued Saturday when trainer John Servis announced that the undefeated colt has re-aggravated the foot bruise he suffered on Feb. 20. Although he still is on schedule for the March 19 Rebel Stakes (gr. III), Servis won't know for sure until Sunday morning.

  • Primary Suspect, ridden by Pablo Fragoso, wins the Toboggan Stakes.

    Primary Suspect Skates to Toboggan Triumph

    Jockey Pablo Fragoso, under instructions from trainer Mark Hennig to stay close to 4-5 favorite Shake You Down, guided Primary Suspect to victory in the 112th running of the $107,100 Toboggan Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Trainer Howard Fined for Procaine Positive

    Trainer Neil Howard was fined $1,000 and his Alumni Hall was disqualified from a third-place finish in the Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) after the horse tested positive for the prohibited drug procaine, Fair Grounds stewards ruled March 10.

  • Afleet Alex shares mid-point Derby Pool lead with Lost in the Fog.

    Afleet Alex, Lost In The Fog Lead Derby Pool

    Cash Is King Stable's Afleet Alex and Harry Aleo's unbeaten Lost In The Fog emerged as the favorites at the midway point of Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager following the defection of the injured Declan's Moon.

  • Haskin Analyzes the Odds in Derby Future Wager Pool 2

    With wagering beginning today on the second of three pools in the 2005 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, Steve Haskin, senior correspondent for <i>The Blood-Horse</i>, analyzes the 23 individual horses and mutuel field and their respective morning-line odds.

  • Oaks Future Pool Mostly Ignored at Midpoint

    Only $9,021 had been wagered through the midway point of the second 2005 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool, with Sweet Catomine, winner of an Eclipse Award as the 2-year-old filly champion of 2004, emerging as the solid favorite.

  • TVG to Air Interview With Trainer Jeff Mullins

    TVG will present an interview with Southern California-based trainer Jeff Mullins, who became embroiled in controversy resulting from a column written by T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles <i>Times</i> that appeared March 6.