Headlines for Sunday, April 23, 2006

  • T.H. Approval makes it two Capistranos in a row.

    T.H. Approval Covers Rare Capistrano Repeat

    Tadahiro Hotehama's homebred T.H. Approval became the first back-to-back winner of the San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) in 38 years as Santa Anita brought down the curtain on the 2006 season.

  • French Import Lady of Venice Wins Appalachian

    Lady of Venice, a French-bred filly who was making her American debut, scored an authoritative win in the $109,100 Appalachian Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Keeneland.

  • With a City wins the Lane's End March 25 with Brice Blanc aboard.

    Illness Claims Lane's End Winner With a City

    A mystery illness has claimed the life of Equirace.com's With a City, winner of the $500,000 Lane's End (gr. II) at Turfway Park and an expected starter in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on May 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Irridescence Sparkles in Tight QE II Cup Win

    Team Valor's South African champion Irridescence took the lead at the start and had enough left in the tank to hold off a determined Ouija Board in the HK$14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I) over 10 furlongs at Sha Tin on Sunday.

  • Sharp Lisa and jockey Corey Nakatani  win the Santa Barbara Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Sharp Lisa Nips Eternal Melody in 'Barbara

    There wasn't much speed signed up for Saturday's $200,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT), and jockey Corey Nakatani took full advantage to drive Sharp Lisa to a crafty front-running victory by a nose over Eternal Melody at 10 furlongs on the Santa Anita lawn.