Headlines for Sunday, March 5, 2006

  • Brother Derek moves to head of class with Santa Catalina win.

    Brother Derek, Field Top Picks in Derby Wager

    Santa Catalina (gr. II) winner Brother Derek shot to favoritism at 10-1 among individual horses as Pool 2 of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed on Sunday. But the field entry of all 3-year-olds not listed in the pool was a solid overall choice of bettors at odds of 3-1.

  • Harriett Lane wins the La Habra.

    Harriett Lane Takes Stakes Debut in La Habra

    Favored Harriett Lane rallied five wide coming across the dirt and overtook pacesetter Bettarun Fast in mid-stretch to win the $109,450 La Habra for 3-year-old fillies on the Santa Anita hillside turf course Sunday.

  • Miraculous Miss and Jeremy Rose win the Forward Gal Stakes.

    Late Arrival Miraculous Miss Nabs Forward Gal

    Last at the three-eighths pole, 18-1 outsider Miraculous Miss blew past her nine rivals in the stretch to win Sunday's $150,000 Stonerside Forward Gal (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies going away at Gulfstream Park.

  • Teammate and Cornelio Velasquez win the Bonnie Miss Stakes, Sunday at Gulfstream.

    Teammate Turns Tables in Bonnie Miss Win

    Joseph Allen's homebred Teammate finished 14 lengths behind Wait a While on a sloppy sealed Gulfstream Park one month ago. But given a fast track Sunday in the $150,000 Bonnie Miss (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies, it was a different story.

  • Leg Scrape Shouldn't Deter Brother Derek

    Brother Derek came out of his victory in Saturday's Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park with a minor scrape but trainer Dan Hendricks said it won't impede his schedule en route to the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 8.

  • Turfway Trainer Davidson Celebrates First Win

    Trainer Janet Davidson earned her first career win Friday night at Turfway Park when 51-1 shot Walleye Joe broke his maiden in the fourth race, a six-furlong event for maiden claiming horses.