Headlines for Saturday, January 28, 2006

  • Moscow Burning and jockey David Flores win the Warren's Thoroughbreds F/M Turf, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Moscow Burning Gets Hot in Millions F&M Turf

    The third time was the charm for racing's newest millionaire - the 6-year-old Moscow Burning - who stormed home to win the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Warren's Thoroughbreds Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • House of Fortune and jockey Patrick Valenzuela win the Ocala Breeders' Sales Distaff on Sunshine Millions Day.

    House of Fortune Finds Key in Millions Distaff

    Arnold Zetcher's 5-year-old California-bred mare House of Fortune drew off on the far turn of Saturday's $500,000 Sunshine Millions Ocala Breeders' Sales Distaff at Gulfstream Park and steered clear for a commanding 6 ½-length victory.

  • Jockey Jerry Bailey smiles after his last winning ride - the day before his last ride in Saturday's Sunshine Millions Turf.

    Miesque's Approval Spoils Bailey's Farewell

    Racing said good-bye to Jerry Bailey - one of its all-time great riders - in Saturday's Sunshine Millions Cloverleaf Farms Turf at Gulfstream Park, but 48-1 outsider Miesque's Approval and jockey Eddie Castro played the spoilers.

  • Lava Man and jockey Corey Nakatani win the Sunshine Millions Classic, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Lava Man Returns to Life in 'Millions Classic

    The grade I winner Lava Man flashed his former brilliance with a sweeping 2 1/4-length victory in the $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic to conclude the rich program for California and Florida-bred horses at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Hot Storm (right) notches second Sunshine Millions win with this victory in Saturday's Filly and Mare Sprint.

    Hot Storm Rains on 'Hemisphere's Parade

    Hot Storm ran her winning streak to five races with her richest victory yet, a front-running triumph in the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint for California and Florida-breds at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Joint Effort and jockey Mark Guidry win the Ocala Stud Oaks.

    Stretch-Running Joint Effort Captures SM Oaks

    Donald Dizney's homebred Joint Effort found clear running in the stretch and swept past her rivals to win the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Ocala Stud Oaks for 3-year-old California and Florida-bred fillies at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Da Stoops and Victor Espinoza win the Sunshine Millions Pepsi Dash.

    Da Stoops Drops Da Hammer in Millions Dash

    Favored Da Stoops left the field far behind on the turn and swept to the easiest of victories in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Dash for 3-year-olds, the first of four stakes races at Santa Anita Park for California and Florida-bred horses Saturday.

  • Bordonaro (left) and Pat Valenzuela begin to pass Thor's Echo and Jerry Bailey in the stretch for the win in the Padua Stables Sprint.

    Roaming Bordonaro Wins Padua Stables Sprint

    Favored Bordonaro roared off the turn for jockey Patrick Valenzuela and held off the challenge of Tacirring in the final stages to win the $300,000 Padua Stables Sprint to kick off the Sunshine Millions program for California and Florida-bred horses at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Champagne winner First Samurai to make '06 debut in Saturday stakes.

    Prado, 'Samurai Get Acquainted in Gate Work

    With co-owner Bruce Lunsford looking on from the new Gulfstream Park clubhouse, leading Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) contender First Samurai breezed a half-mile from the starting gate Saturday morning with his new jockey Edgar Prado aboard.

  • Action Still Solid on 'All Others' in Derby Pool

    The "all others" wager remained a solid 6-5 favorite on Friday as betting in the four-day opening pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager reached its midway point.

  • Folklore, Field Still Pace Oaks' Future Wager

    Robert and Beverly Lewis's 2-year-old filly champion Folklore and the mutuel field remained the strong betting choices on Friday as the four-day opening pool of Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager reached its halfway point.