Headlines for Saturday, April 15, 2006

  • Mild Upset in La Puente Fuels 'Anita Carryover

    Irish-bred Stratham's mild upset in Santa Anita's La Puente Stakes on Saturday contributed to the track's first three-day carryover in more than two years. A total of $1,126,445 is carrying into the pool for Easter Sunday's 1:30 p.m. program.

  • Admiral's Arch overcame traffic problems to win the Northern Spur BC,  Saturday at Oaklawn Park.

    Admiral Arch Handles Northern Spur BC Foes

    Padua Stables' favored Admiral's Arch overcame traffic problems while lugging in down the lane to register a half-length victory in the $100,000 Northern Spur Breeders' Cup for 3-year-olds on the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) undercard Saturday at Oaklawn Park.

  • Judiths Wild Rush Captures Jacques Cartier

    Canada's reigning champion sprinter Judiths Wild Rush won Woodbine's first stakes event of the year, Saturday's $125,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes for older sprinters.

  • Sweet Talker Enjoys Final Word at Laurel Meet

    Courtlandt Farm's Sweet Talker, under Ramon Dominguez, separated herself from the pack around the far turn and drew away to a 1 1/2-length victory in Sunday's closing day feature at Laurel Park, the $60,000 Dahlia Stakes for fillies and mares on the turf.

  • Napravnik, Lake Roll to Laurel Park Titles

    The 15-week Laurel Park winter meeting ended Sunday with Rosie Napravnik, Scott Lake and Robert Cole winning individual titles. The 72-day stand began at Laurel Park on Jan. 1.

  • Karasi Repeats in Rich Nakayama Grand Jump

    Australian hurdler Karasi became the second runner to win back-to-back runnings of the world's richest steeplechase event when he captured the $1.4 million Nakayama Grand Jump (JPN-I) Saturday in Japan.

  • Sun King charges from seventh in the stretch to win Commonwealth BC, Saturday at Keeneland.

    Sun King Conquers All in Commonwealth BC

    The turn-back in distance to seven furlongs did the trick for the slumping Sun King, who charged from seventh in the stretch to win Keeneland's $443,200 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup (gr. II) going away Saturday.

  • Wend celebrates Keeneland homecoming with Wiley win.

    Claiborne's Wend Wows 'Em in Wiley Win

    Claiborne Farm's favored Wend made her return to her hometown track a successful one, making it look easy as she handled a solid field in the $200,000 Jenny Wiley (gr. IIT) for older fillies and mares on a dusty Keeneland turf course Saturday.

  • Peter Karches

    Funeral Arrangements Set for Peter Karches

    Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Peter F. Karches, former Co-Chairman of the New York Racing Association, who died April 13 after a long bout with leukemia.