Headlines for Saturday, May 20, 2006

  • Losing Would Have Been Cruel Enough

    Fate had something worse in store for a promising colt named Barbaro, and a handful of people with a lifetime of ambitions invested in him.

  • Unbeaten Northern Soldier Conquers Barrera

    Northern California shipper Northern Soldier outfought pacesetter Remembering Star through the stretch to remain unbeaten in three starts with a three-quarters of a length victory in Saturday's $150,000 Lazaro S. Barrera Memorial Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park.

  • Top Of The Bill Surges in National Hunt Cup

    Randleston Farm's Top Of The Bill accelerated over the final two fences to catch rival The Next Man in the stretch and win Saturday's $75,000 Mellon Bank National Hunt Cup (NSA-II) at the Radnor Hunt Races.

  • Bonfante Dominates California Turf Sprint

    Bonfante, making his first start since finishing second in the 2005 California Turf Sprint Championship last Sept. 24, won the 2006 edition of the $100,000 grass stakes for California-bred horses in convincing fashion Saturday at Bay Meadows.

  • Gasps and Disbelief Give Way to Hope, Prayers

    The gasps that rose from the record crowd of 118,402 gathered for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course told the story. There eventually was a winner, but even his connections were thinking about the injury to heavily favored Barbaro, who was pulled up in front of the stands soon after the start.

  • Peeress Simply Superb in Lockinge

    Champion trainer Sir Michael Stoute's horses have been winning at an impressive 40% rate during the month of May. On Saturday at Newbury, Peeress added to that total, with an impressive 1 ¾-length victory in the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I).

  • Sunriver catches Lewis Michael at the wire to win Saturday's Peter Pan.

    Sunriver Comes From Clouds in Peter Pan

    Favored Sunriver needed the entire length of the Belmont Park homestretch in order to nab the game pacesetter Lewis Michael at the wire in Saturday's $200,000 Peter Pan (gr. II) for 3-year-olds.

  • Trickle of Gold Blooms With Rose in the Saddle

    Jockey Jeremy Rose's decision to remain at Delaware Park for most of Saturday afternoon paid off when he rode Trickle of Gold to victory in the $75,000 Sweet and Sassy Stakes for fillies and mares at six furlongs.

  • Friendly Island gives team of Pletcher & Gomez two-in-a-row with Emirates Air Maryland BC Sprint win.

    Maryland's Fastest? It's Friendly Island

    Friendly Island attended the early pace, then took over in the stretch to win the $190,000 Emirates Airline Maryland Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico Saturday by three-quarters of a length. It was the second stakes win in a row for trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Garrett Gomez.

  • Buddy Gil in Training for Mott at Churchill

    Former Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender Buddy Gil is back in training at Churchill Downs under the care of trainer Bill Mott, nearly 20 months since his last start.

  • Ozone Bere Wins U.S. Debut in Gallorette 'Cap

    Ozone Bere made her United States debut a winning one when she shot through at the fence to win the $100,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares by a head Saturday on the Pimlico Race Course turf.

  • Barbaro 3-5 for Preakness Stakes

    As of 4:30 p.m. and with more than $5 million in the mutuel pool, Barbaro was 3-5 at Pimlico Race Course for today's Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Post time for the race is approximately 6:14 p.m.

  • Songster, with Edgar Prado aboard, wins the Hirsch Jacobs Stakes at Pimlico.

    Songster All Alone at Wire in Hirsch Jacobs Stakes

    The $100,000 Hirsch Jacobs Stakes (gr. III) Saturday at Pimlico Race Course turned into a one-horse race at the top of the stretch when front-running Songster opened his lead and blew the rest away in the six-furlong test for 3-year-olds.

  • My Lord, with Anna Napravnik aboard for the win, takes the Grey Goose on the Preakness undercard.

    My Lord Flies Home to Capture Grey Goose Stakes

    My Lord roared home from far back on the final turn to take a late lead and edge away to win the $94,500 Grey Goose Stakes, a five-furlong turf event on Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. ) day program at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Evan Hammonds goes to the Preakness - and takes you along for the ride!

    Saturday Morning Line at Pimlico

    At the hospitality tent at the stakes barn, they're getting ready for the Preakness celebration party. Gold streamers are going up at one end as they set up the bar. At the other end, there is a huge, three-tiered cake.