Headlines for Sunday, March 6, 2005

  • Prince Arch (2) makes his move near the wire to take the Gulfstream Park Breeders Cup Handicap.

    Could Prince Arch Rule in Dubai?

    It looks like Prince Arch is headed to Dubai for the $2 million Sheema Classic (UAE-I) after the 4-year-old captured the $230,000 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup (gr. IT) on the turf Sunday in the colt's 2005 debut.

  • Honey Ryder (2) passes Briviesca at the wire for the win in The Very One Handicap at Gulfstream.

    Honey Ryder Gets Sweet Trip in The Very One

    Glencrest Farm LLC's Honey Ryder saved her best running for the final furlong of Sunday's 1 3/8-mile The Very One Handicap (gr. IIIT), running down Briviesca in the final strides for a neck victory on the grass at Gulfstream Park.

  • Dearest Mon's FOY Scratch Due to Post

    Beverly Green's Dearest Mon, a promising 3-year-old son of Maria's Mon, was a late scratch out of Saturday's Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) because of his outside post.

  • Live Oak Plantation owner Charlotte Weber, left, with trainer Nick Zito.

    Zito Still Flying High Over Derby Trail

    Thanks to High Fly's victory in the $300,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and Noble Causeway's stylish win in a $33,000 allowance, trainer Nick Zito is building a stockpile of Kentucky Derby contenders and crystallized his hold on favorite status for the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2.

  • Crimson Classic Sires First Winner

    Stakes winner Crimson Classic was represented by his first winner March 4 when his daughter Crimson Dancer won by 6 1/4 lengths at Turfway Park.