Headlines for Sunday, March 11, 2007

  • Rags to Riches Favored in Kentucky Oaks Bet

    Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor's Rags to Riches, the Todd Pletcher-trained dominating winner in Sunday's Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), stood as a solid favorite in Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2007 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager when wagering on the four-day pool concluded on Sunday evening.

  • Field Narrowly Favored as Derby Future Pool Closes

    The second of three pools of Churchill Downs' 2007 Kentucky Derby Future Wager ended on Sunday with 'all others' a narrow favorite in a scramble with reigning 2-year-old champion Street Sense, Remsen (gr. II) and Holy Bull (gr. III) winner Nobiz Like Shobiz, and Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Circular Quay.

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    Rags to Riches Flashy Winner of Santa Anita Oaks

    Sent along by jockey Garrett Gomez near the quarter pole while racing third on the outside, the 2-5 choice Rags to Riches quickly assumed command of Sunday's $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), striding out to an impressive win.

  • Barretts March 20 Sale on HRTV

    The 2007 Barretts March Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training on March 20 will be broadcast live on HorseRacing TV from the Hinds Pavilion located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif., beginning at 2 p.m. (Pacific).

  • Miss Shop wins the Rampart Handicap, Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

    Miss Shop Rings Up Register in Rampart

    Hobeau Farm's homebred Miss Shop shot through a gap along the inside coming off the far turn and turned the $200,000 Rampart Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park into a stroll while spoiling the return of 2006 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Round Pond on Sunday.

  • Surf Cat's last win before suffering foot problems came in last May's Mervyn LeRoy Handicap.

    Surf Cat Returns to Work Tab After 10 Months Away

    Multiple grade II winner Surf Cat returned to the worktab at Santa Anita for the first time in more than 10 months Mar. 10, breezing three furlongs in :36 over the fast main track for the third-fastest of the 22 who went the distance on the day.

  • Trainer Aidan O'Brien, lost a classic prospect from his stable when Holy Roman Emperor was retired to stud.

    George Washington Taken Out of Stallion Duty

    Holy Roman Emperor, just turned 3, has been retired to stud at Coolmore in Ireland to replace George Washington following the discovery that the latter, last year's top turf miler, has fertility problems.