Headlines for Saturday, March 11, 2006

  • Belong to Me Colt Paces Ocala Preview Session

    A colt by Belong to Me sped a quarter in :21 flat to post the fastest time at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2006 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.

  • Healthy Addiction and Jon Court win the Santa Margarita Handicap.

    'Addiction Gets Better in Santa Margarita Slop

    Overlooked Healthy Addiction went gate to wire on a sealed track for jockey Jon Court to win her first grade I race in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap under rainy skies Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Round Pond (inside) survives a tough duel with Happy Ticket (2) to win the Azeri BC, Saturday at Oaklawn Park.

    Round Pond Nips 'Ticket in Dramatic Azeri BC

    Round Pond and Happy Ticket staged a brilliant duel in the $173,500 Azeri Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for fillies and mares Saturday at Oaklawn Park before the favored Round Pond prevailed by a determined neck.

  • English Channel and John Velazquez win the Canadian Turf 'Cap.

    English Channel Rolls On in Canadian Turf

    James Scatourchio's 4-year-old English Channel, making his first start since finishing fifth in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), drove to a three-quarters of a length victory in the $100,000 Canadian Turf Handicap Saturday at Gulfsteam Park.

  • Venetian Sunset Sets Mile Mark in Gulf Allowance

    WinStar Farm's 4-year-old Venetian Sunset, trained by Todd Pletcher, set a track record for a mile at Gulfstream Park of 1:34.11, winning Saturday's third-race allowance by 10 lengths under jockey John Velazquez.

  • NYRA to Accept Maryland Shippers March 18

    The New York Racing Association will allow horses to ship into its racetracks from Maryland beginning March 18, providing those horses meet certain requirements.

  • Cayenne Red Breaks His Turfway Track Mark

    Cayenne Red set a track record for 5 1/2 furlongs at Turfway Park Friday night in winning the 10th race in 1:04.46, breaking the previous record of 1:04.72 set on Dec. 30, which also belonged to Cayenne Red.

  • Retired jockey Gary Stevens appears in ABC series.

    Stevens Back in Saddle for ABC 'Wildfire' Debut

    Retired jockey Gary Stevens will make his first guest appearance on the ABC family series <i>Wildfire</i> March 13. According to Stevens' Web site, the two-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner plays jockey Augie French in "Break Down," episode 2009 of the drama's second season. Jason London and singer Aidan Hawken also guest star in the program.