Headlines for Sunday, March 25, 2007

  • Santa Anita Oaks winner Rags to Riches headed to Kentucky Oaks.<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%3D869365%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rags to Riches Won't Run in Santa Anita Derby

    Santa Anita Oaks winner Rags to Riches, who would have been only the fourth filly to start in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) in 70 runnings, will instead go "straight to the Kentucky Oaks," trainer Todd Pletcher said Sunday morning.

  • Florida Sprint Champ Shake You Down Retired

    Shake You Down, Florida champion sprinter, multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire, will retire to the Florida Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's farm in Lowell.

  • Citronnade gives Bobby Frankel his 7th Santa Ana Handicap 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%3D927685%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Citronnade Motors to Impressive Santa Ana Score

    Bobby Frankel, who recently became the all-time leading trainer at Santa Anita, gained his seventh Santa Ana Handicap (gr. IIT) victory in 16 years on Sunday when Stronach Stables' Citronnade roared to a stakes record 5 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 event for jockey David Flores.

  • Sharp Susan Controls Pace, Wins Herecomesthebride

    WinStar Farm homebred Sharp Susan assumed control of the tempo at the start and was never challenged, cruising to a three-length win as the favorite in the $107,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Gulfstream Park turf Sunday.

  • Hot Horses Drawing Attention at Ocala March Sale

    Trainers and bloodstock agents from across the country converged on the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's grounds March 25 to inspect the 520 horses catalogued for the annual selected 2-year-olds in training sale March 27-28 in Central Florida. Here's a look at some of the leading prospects.

  • Jockey Sorenson Undergoes Hip Surgery

    Jockey Danny Sorenson underwent surgery at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood Sunday morning for a broken right hip suffered in a training mishap at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Trainers Amescua, Lewis Cited for Scopolamine

    Southern California trainers Rene Amescua and Kevin Lewis were each fined $1,500 after horses in their care tested positive for scopolamine in 2005, although Santa Anita Park stewards stayed the penalties in each instance as part of a stipulated agreement with the California Horse Racing Board, the agency announced March 25.

  • Zito to Start Boogie Boggs in Florida Derby; 10 Probable

    Trainer Nick Zito plans to run My Meadowview Stable's Boogie Boggs in Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old son of Dixie Union would make only his third career start in the major 3-year-old 1 1/8-mile test.

  • Take Wins Aboard Suzuka Phoenix, Extends Streak

    Suzuka Phoenix broke through for his first group I win March 25 in the Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo racecourse just outside the Japanese city of Nagoya, enabling champion jockey Yutaka Take to claim a group I triumph for the 20th consecutive season.