Headlines for Sunday, June 4, 2006

  • Attima Turns Away Foxysox in Honeymoon

    Odds-on choice Attima, given a confident armchair ride on the lead by Victor Espinoza, cruised to a 1 1/4-length win over Foxysox in the $137,150 Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Hollywood Park turf Sunday.

  • Pipers Thunder Booms in Plate Trial Upset

    Lightly raced Pipers Thunder, owned and bred by Chiefswood Stable, threw his name into the contender hat for the upcoming Queen's Plate by scoring a one-length upset win in Sunday's Plate Trial at Woodbine.

  • Hill Prince Starts Big Belmont Stakes Weekend

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin packs a solid one-two punch in Spider Power and Carnera, part of a puzzler that kicks off Belmont Park's big stakes weekend on Friday in the $100,000 Hill Prince (gr. IIIT) on the turf.

  • Peter Brette, assistant to trainer Michael Matz, maintains his composure through triumph and tragedy.

    Assistant Trainer Brette Maintains His Composure in Triumph and Tragedy

    Whether it is winning the Run for the Roses or dealing with the crushing blow of Barbaro's catastrophic injury, Peter Brette keeps his emotions under control. Just as he rejoiced from within on May 6, he suffered in silence as the nightmare of Barbaro's horrific injury unfolded in front of a heartbroken nation.

  • Barbaro Walks Stall, Munches Huge Carrots

    Barbaro chomped "phenomenally large" carrots and his condition remained unchanged Sunday as doctors at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., continued a daily assessment of whether his cast needs to be changed. So far, no change has been needed.

  • Carthage Outlasts 'Trevor in Meadows Sprint

    Carthage, who knocked off champion sprinter Lost in the Fog in April, continued to climb the ranks of the nation's top sprinters with his victory in the $108,125 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap (gr. III) Sunday for his fifth successive win.

  • Jazil, Several Others to Work Monday

    Jazil, who dead-heated for fourth in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is scheduled to breeze a half-mile Monday morning in preparation for the June 10 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). He was one of several probable starters that are expected to work Monday.

  • Barretts Summer Sale Catalog Available

    The catalog for the 2006 Barretts Summer Sale of Horses of Racing Age and Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available at the company's Web site.

  • Gold Storm Sets 5-Furlong Mark at Evangeline

    Odds-on favorite Gold Storm outclassed his four rivals in the $75,000 Need For Speed Stakes at Evangeline Downs on Saturday evening while setting a track record for five furlongs.

  • Bullish Luck Gets Bonus with Yasuda Kinen Win

    Hong Kong-trained Bullish Luck demolished a top field of Asian milers in the 56th running of the Yasuda Kinen at Tokyo Racecourse Sunday, and in the process earn a US$1 million bonus for the first time in the history of the recently established Asian Mile Challenge series.