Headlines for Saturday, November 25, 2006

  • Tattersalls December Foal Sale Scales Heights

    Tattersalls' December Foal Sale concluded in Newmarket Saturday evening with record figures. The 28.8 million guineas turnover was up 24% on 2005, the 38,688gns average rose by 34% while the 22,000gns median was up by 25%.

  • Baze Snaps Streak, Draws to Within 4 of Pincay

    Jockey Russell Baze broke out of a personal 11-race losing streak when Lainies Lion won the fifth race at Bay Meadows Saturday. When he won the following race as well, Baze drew within four of the all-time record for riding victories held by Laffit Pincay Jr.

  • Valbenny comes from behind to win the  Miesque, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Valbenny's Late Charge Captures Miesque

    Irish-bred Valbenny, making her first U.S. start, rallied impressively from tenth in the final quarter under jockey Alex Solis to win the Miesque Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf by three-quarters of a length over favorite Mystic Soul Saturday.

  • Jungle Prince wins the Hollywood Turf Express.

    Jungle Prince Pounces in Hollywood Turf Express

    Jungle Prince, overlooked at odds of 10-1 in an evenly matched field of turf sprinters, battled on the front end throughout the $150,000 Hollywood Turf Express Handicap (gr. IIIT) and emerged with a half-length triumph Saturday.

  • Calder's 'Extreme Day' Proves Popular

    Calder Race Course presented "Extreme Day at the Races" on Saturday, a program that included the World's Fastest Daily Double, the King George's Wrong Way Stakes, and the Jockeys' Foot Race.

  • Calder's 'Extreme Day' Proves Popular

    Calder Race Course presented "Extreme Day at the Races" on Saturday, a program that included the World's Fastest Daily Double, the King George's Wrong Way Stakes, and the Jockeys' Foot Race.

  • Tiz Wonderful Tiz Undefeated After Jockey Club Stakes Triumph

    Unbeaten odds-on favorite Tiz Wonderful, ridden by John Velazquez, fought back after being passed in the stretch by Any Given Saturday to regain the lead near the finish and post a half-length victory in the 80th running of the $223,800, grade II Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes for two-year-olds on the closing day of the 21-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs.

  • Lady Joanne Posts Golden Rod Upset

    Lady Joanne, with John McKee in the irons, challenged heavily favored Change Up on the backstretch and dueled with that rival into deep stretch before she pulled away to score a 1 1/4-length victory in the 63rd-running of the $224,600, grade II Golden Rod for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs.

  • Thor's Echo (far left) makes his move on the way to the win in the De Francis Dash.

    Thor's Echo Makes Case in De Francis Dash

    TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) champion Thor's Echo, racing in the Superman silks of Suarez Racing, made his case for a 2006 Eclipse Award, repelling a menacing challenge from the unlucky Diabolical to win the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Saturday.

  • Boca Grande wins the Demoiselle, Saturday at Aqueduct.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D669982%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Boca Grande Takes Big Step Forward With Demoiselle Win

    Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey made an ambitious move on Saturday afternoon when he ran Phipps Stable's homebred Boca Grande in Aqueduct's 85th running of the grade II, $200,000 Demoiselle for 2-year-old fillies at nine furlongs. Boca Grande took the inside path home and won by nearly four lengths to signal what may be the start of a big career.

  • Discreet Cat takes Cigar Mile in record-tying time.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D669964%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Discreet Cat Fired Up in Record Cigar Mile

    Godolphin Stable's undefeated Discreet Cat equaled the one-mile track record at Aqueduct Saturday while turning away a stubborn Silver Train leaving the eighth pole to win the $294,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile.

  • Nobiz Like Shobiz winss the Remsen, Saturday at Aqueduct.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D669972%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Nobiz Like Shobiz Hits Big Time in Remsen

    Elizabeth J. Valando's homebred Nobiz Like Shobiz burst away from the field approaching the eighth pole and cruised to victory in the $200,000 Remsen (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Alondite beats favored Seeking the Dia to win the Japan Cup Dirt.

    El Condor Pasa Colt Alondite Wins Japan Cup Dirt

    Alondite recorded his fifth consecutive victory of 2006 in Saturday's $2.4-million Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I), benefiting from a ground-saving ride under Hiroki Goto to win by 1 1/4-lengths over favored Seeking the Dia.