Headlines for Saturday, March 17, 2007

  • Vindication Colt, Forest Camp Filly Top Ocala Preview

    A colt by Vindication and a filly by Forest Camp worked eighths in :10 flat to post the fastest times at the distance Saturday at the first session of the Under Tack Preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.

  • Cassydora Gets Grade for Pletcher in Hillsborough

    Jockey John Velazquez and trainer Todd Pletcher teamed for back-to-back stakes victories at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday when Green Hills Farm's favored Cassydora made every pole a winning one in the $150,000 Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the turf.

  • Cobalt Blue gives owner Merv Griffin a legitimate Derby contender with convincing San Felipe win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D896187%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Cobalt Blue Gets the Green in San Felipe

    Cobalt Blue could be entertainer Merv Griffin's first Kentucky Derby starter after the inexperienced colt went gate to wire for a sharp two-length win in the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Curlin enters Derby picture with impressive win in Oaklawn's Rebel Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D895225%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Curlin Sweeps Into Derby Picture With Rebel Rout

    Curlin, coming off a dazzling maiden debut victory by nearly 13 lengths six weeks ago, was equally impressive Saturday, leaving his field behind while capturing the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park in his first start for trainer Steve Asmussen.

  • Sweet Fervor wins the Shirley Jones, Saturday at Gulfstream.

    Sweet Fervor Nabs 'Limit in Shirley Jones

    Kinsman Stable's 4-year-old homebred filly Sweet Fervor rallied from off a fast early pace in the $200,000 Shirley Jones Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park to score a one-length victory over 8-5 favorite Any Limit.

  • Street Sense (right) battles Any Given Saturday down the stretch on the way to this Tampa Bay Derby win.

    Street Sense Noses 'Saturday in Tampa Bay Derby

    James B. Tafel's 2006 juvenile champion Street Sense returned to action in gutsy style Saturday when he defeated 7-10 favorite Any Given Saturday by a nose in a tremendous finish to the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III).

  • Tuesday is get-away day for BC Classic winner Invasor, who journeys to Dubai and a possible rematch with Discreet Cat.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D634140%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Invasor 'Perfect' as World Cup Journey Nears

    "Perfect" was the word trainer Kiaran McLaughlin chose to describe Invasor's workout at Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida -- his last major exercise before he is loaded on a plane on Tuesday for his journey to the US$6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).

  • Nor'easter Wipes Out Aqueduct's Weekend Cards

    Aqueduct's live St. Patrick's Day card Saturday and the live program for Sunday were canceled after a ferocious Nor'easter on Friday left the New York City Metropolitan area covered overnight with a dangerous mixture of snow, ice and rain.