Headlines for Saturday, April 29, 2006

  • Willow O Wisp Finds Form in Inglewood Win

    Favored Willow O Wisp broke on top and was never headed while cruising to a 1 1/4-length victory over Artiste Royal under jockey Victor Espinoza in Saturday's $100,000 Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park.

  • Preachinatthebar Holds Court in Texas Mile

    The Bob Baffert-trained Preachinatthebar took command on the final turn in Saturday's $300,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, and held on to beat Stockholder by a neck in front of 14,437 fans.

  • Charmo's Late Burst Wins San Francisco Mile

    Charmo stormed down the center of the track from the top of the stretch to nab favored Aragorn by a length in the $330,000 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) on the Golden Gate Fields turf course Saturday.

  • Judiths Wild Rush Romps to Vigil Repeat

    Judiths Wild Rush, Canada's champion sprinter in 2005, made it back-to-back wins in the $150,000 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine on Saturday with a four-length score.

  • Pommes Frites Toast of Beaugay Handicap

    Pacesetting Pommes Frites got her head down at the wire Saturday to defeat fast-closing Naissance Royale in the $112,300 Beaugay Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares, the last graded stakes of the Aqueduct meeting.

  • Evan Hammonds reports from Churchill Downs, beginning Monday of Derby Week.

    Morning Line Goes to the Kentucky Derby

    Beginning May 1 and running daily through Derby Day, bloodhorse.com introduces <b>Morning Line</b>, a new feature designed to bring the horses, people, and places of Thoroughbred racing closer to racing enthusiasts.

  • Jockey Rafael Bejarano urges Record (right) to the win over hard-charging Spotsgone in the Derby Trial, Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Record Plays Baffert's Tune in Derby Trial

    The California invader Record made his stakes debut a winning one for trainer Bob Baffert, capturing the $114,939 Derby Trial in late-running fashion on the opening day of the Churchill Downs spring meeting Saturday.

  • Record Plays Baffert's Tune in Derby Trial

    The California invader Record made his stakes debut a winning one for trainer Bob Baffert, capturing the $114,939 Derby Trial in late-running fashion on the opening day of the Churchill Downs spring meeting Saturday.

  • Sweetnorthenrsaint gets in good  Saturday morning work.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: A Work Festival

    It took a week, but we finally have works...and works...and works. In what has to be a one-day record, a dozen Derby horses were on the work tab on a mild, drizzly Saturday morning, and we had a little bit of everything, from Lawyer Ron's sizzling five-furlong drill to a mixed bag of six-furlong works.

  • Preakness Possible for Withers Winner

    Darley Stable's Bernardini quickly drew away from favored Luxembourg at the head of the stretch to win the $142,500 Withers (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at a mile Saturday on Aqueduct's fast main track.

  • Lawyer works Saturday morning! Kentucky Derby hopeful Lawyer Ron, that is - one of nine who dodged the raindrops at Churchill Downs.

    Working Out: Busy Morning at Churchill Downs

    With one week to go before the 132nd running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), 13 candidates for the 1 1/4-mile classic were on the track at Churchill Downs Saturday morning, going through their final workouts before the rain that was forecast for later in the day in Louisville, Ky.