Headlines for Saturday, February 25, 2006

  • Original Spin Named Illinois Horse of Year

    Original Spin, winner of the Arlington Washington Lassie (gr. III) and third-place finisher in the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) as a 2-year-old, edged Fort Prado for Illinois-bred Horse of the Year honors in 2005.

  • Behaving Badly and Victor Espinoza help trainer Bob Baffert capture his tenth stakes victory of the current Santa Anita meet with this Las Flores Handicap win.

    Baffert, Behaving Badly Win Again at 'Anita

    Trainer Bob Baffert moved a step closer to his Santa Anita record for stakes victories Saturday when overwhelming favorite Behaving Badly cruised home in the $107,000 Las Flores Handicap (gr. III) over five overmatched fillies and mares.

  • Sticky Collars Stablemate in Racing Media 'Cap

    Fitzhugh LLC's Sticky appeared to be beaten at the top of the lane, but she found another gear in deep stretch to win Saturday's $85,000 Maryland Racing Media Handicap for fillies and mares by a half-length at Laurel Park.

  • Late-Running Fort Prado Captures Tampa BC

    Graded stakes winner Fort Prado came from far back to tally a two-length victory in the $125,000 Tampa Bay Breeder's Cup on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday.

  • Bob Lewis becomes third in history of Santa Anita to have race named in his honor.

    Santa Catalina to be Renamed for Bob Lewis

    The grade II Santa Catalina Stakes, to be run March 4 at Santa Anita Park, will be renamed to honor the memory of the late owner/breeder Robert Lewis beginning in 2007, track president Ron Charles announced Saturday.

  • Lawyer Ron withstands stretch challenge of Steppenwolfer to make it four in a row with Southwest win.

    Lawyer Ron Rules Pace in Southwest Victory

    Prohibitive favorite Lawyer Ron overcame some early eagerness to record a gate-to-wire win in the $250,000 Southwest Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park for his fourth straight victory Saturday.

  • Einstein (4) and Rafael Bejarano hold off  Go Deputy and John Velazquez to win the Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Einstein Gets Clever Gulfstream BC Turf Win

    The Brazilian-bred Einstein, given a clever front-running ride by Rafael Bejarano, held off Go Deputy in the stretch to win the $190,000 Gulfstream Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) by a neck in his stakes debut Saturday in South Florida.