Headlines for Saturday, February 4, 2006

  • Horses Entered, But Trainers Holding Their Breath

    Maryland horsemen, in anticipation of the equine herpesvirus quarantine at Pimlico Race Course being lifted, entered 14 horses for the Feb. 8 card at Laurel Park. But some uneasiness remains given the volatile nature of the virus.

  • Eyes On Eddy Gets Break in Suwannee River

    Eyes On Eddy and Taittinger Rose, the only horses entered in Saturday's $100,000 Suwannee River Handicap for the Gulfstream Park main track only, ran first and second in the sloppy going when the race was taken off the turf.

  • High Limit and Patrick Valenzuela win the Strub Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    High Limit Overpowers Strub; Giacomo Third

    The Bobby Frankel-trained High Limit spoiled the return to the races of 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Giacomo with an authoritative win in the $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Barbaro and jockey Edgar Prado win the Holy Bull Stakes, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Barbaro Breathes Fire in Winning Holy Bull

    The undefeated Barbaro showed himself to be one of the most exciting prospects for this year's Triple Crown series Saturday when he handled a sloppy strip to win the $150,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) in his first main track attempt at Gulfstream Park.

  • Brass Hat and Willie Martinez win the Donn Handicap, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Ignored Brass Hat Dominates Donn Handicap

    Fred F. Bradley's often overlooked homebred Brass Hat absolutely dominated the field in Saturday's $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at sloppy Gulfstream Park for his third straight stakes victory since mid-December.

  • Keyed Entry (2), with John Velazquez up, upset favored First Samurai to win the Hutcheson Stakes, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Keyed Entry Slams Door on First Samurai

    Making his stakes debut, Keyed Entry repelled the 3-5 favorite First Samurai in the stretch to post a determined win in the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds on a sloppy Gulfstream Park main track Saturday.

  • Wait a While and jockey John Velazquez win the Davona Dale Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

    After Delay, Wait a While Puts Rivals Away

    Arindel Farm's Wait a While, running for the Eclipse Award-winning duo of trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez, demolished her six rivals in Saturday's $150,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at sloppy Gulfstream Park.

  • Jose Santos sits aboard Melodeeman after capturing his 4,000th career win, Saturday at Aqueduct.

    Santos Wins 4,000th, Splits With Agent

    Jockey Jose Santos guided 6-1 Melodeeman to an easy victory in Saturday's fifth race at Aqueduct Racetrack, giving the Chilean his 4,000th career Thoroughbred racing victory in North America.

  • Misty Rosette with Sebastian Madrid aboard wins the Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

    Misty Rosette Makes Old Hat Look Easy in Slop

    Sonia Chapman and Stuart Tsujimoto's 3-year-old filly Misty Rosette remained undefeated in her three starts after splashing home a four-length winner over Swap Fliparoo in Saturday's $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.