Headlines for Friday, November 24, 2006

  • Warning Zone wins the Generous Stakes, Friday at Hollywood Park.

    Whatsthescript, Warning Zone Take Generous Divisions

    Whatsthescript and Warning Zone, one-two finishers in the Pinjara a month ago at Santa Anita, validated that effort while rallying to win $75,000 divisions of the Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds impressively on the Hollywood Park turf Friday.

  • Premium Tap coasts home with a comfortable win in the Clark Handicap, Sunday at Churchill Downs.

    Premium Tap Uncorked in Clark Handicap

    Friday's $572,000 Clark Handicap, run for the first time as a grade I race, went to the only grade I winner in the field -- by a bunch -- when favored Premium Tap left his rivals far behind leaving the Churchill Downs' eighth pole in nearly track record time.

  • Ashkal Way blows by the field in the stretch to win the Citation Handicap, Friday at Hollywood Park.

    Ashkal Way Swoops in for Citation Victory

    Godolphin Racing's East Coast invader, Ashkal Way, given a patient ride by Garrett Gomez, seized the lead mid-stretch en route to his third successive graded stakes victory in the $400,000 Citation Handicap (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park turf course Friday.

  • Baze Blanked in Three Mounts Friday

    Jockey Russell Baze failed to add to his victory total with three mounts at Bay Meadows Nov. 24 and remains six behind in his pursuit of Laffit Pincay Jr.'s all-time record of 9,530 victories.

  • Bernardini Season Added to Charity Auction

    A breeding to multiple grade I winner Bernardini has been added to the stellar roster of seasons to be included in the Thoroughbred Charities of America's stallion season auction beginning on Nov. 27.

  • Borel Out 6-8 Weeks After Wrist Surgery

    Jockey Calvin Borel, injured in a racing accident at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day, underwent surgery at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, Ky., Friday morning to repair multiple fractures to his right wrist.

  • Showing Up in good company for Sunday's Hollywood match.

    Showing Up Not Alone in Hollywood Derby

    Showing Up will have plenty of quality company Sunday as Hollywood Park's 15th Turf Festival culminates with the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) and the Matriarch (gr. IT), also a grade I event with a $500,000 purse that attracted 11 graded or group winners.

  • Showing Up Not Alone in Hollywood Derby

    Showing Up will have plenty of quality company Sunday as Hollywood Park's 15th Turf Festival culminates with the Derby (gr. IT) and the Matriarch (gr. IT) for fillies and mares, also a grade I event with a $500,000 purse that attracted 11 graded or group winners.

  • Dozen Charged in British Racing Probe

    An investigation by the security department of Britain's Horseracing Regulatory Authority has resulted in 12 individuals, including four jockeys and a trainer, facing several charges in relation to 40 races run between September 2004 and March 2005.

  • French shipper Freedonia among foreign runners in Sunday's Japan Cup.

    TVG Airing Weekend's International Races From Japan

    TVG will offer wagering and dual telecasts of the weekend's two major grade I international races from Japan -- Saturday's Japan Cup Dirt and Sunday's Japan Cup, a mile and one-half turf fixture featuring recent Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Ouija Board.