Headlines for Saturday, March 3, 2007

  • Catman Running Bounds Away in Battaglia

    Half the field was in contention at the top of the stretch of the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday, but Catman Running with Willie Martinez aboard proved best in the lane.

  • Great Hunter could go on to the Blue Grass Stakes after winning the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

    Great Hunter Bags Lewis Stakes

    J. Paul Reddam's grade I winner Great Hunter unleashed a big move leaving the quarter pole and rolled to an impressive victory in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Old Favorite Evening Attire Posts Stymie Upset

    Nine-year-old Evening Attire, who had not won in seven starts since a neck victory in the Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III) in November of 2005, split horses in the lane and galloped on to a 2 1/4-length victory in Saturday's $72,605 Stymie Handicap at nine furlongs on Aqueduct's fast inner dirt track.

  • Lava Man successfully defended his title in the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Lava Man Conquers Big 'Cap Again

    How amazing is Lava Man? Absolutely invincible in California over the past two seasons on turf and dirt, the 6-year-old gelding became the third horse in 70 years to win back-to-back runnings of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) Saturday.

  • Overlooked Scat Daddy scampered to victory in the Fountain of Youth.

    Scat Daddy's Late Scamper Wins Fountain of Youth

    Scat Daddy, somewhat overlooked in trainer Todd Pletcher's rich stable for this year's Triple Crown trail, stormed from far back to tag the tough-luck loser Stormello by a nose in the final stride of Saturday's $350,000 Fountain of Youth (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

  • Kip Deville gets a neck in front of Bayeux for an upset victory in the Kilroe Mile.

    Kip Deville Posts Kilroe Mile Surprise

    Southern California's intermediate distance turf division was tremendously entertaining last year, but there's a new face on the scene this season -- Kip Deville, upset winner by a neck over the closing Bayeux in the $300,000 Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) on the Santa Anita lawn Saturday.

  • Richter Scale BC Owned by Half Ours

    Favored Half Ours remained unbeaten in five starts when he staved off the hard-charging Park Avenue Ball in the closing strides to take the $225,000 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship Handicap (gr. II) by a half-length at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • King of the Roxy, en route to victory in the Hutcheson.

    King of the Roxy Rules Hutcheson Stakes

    Team Valor Stables' King of the Roxy swept up on the outside coming off the turn and rallied smartly through the lane to win Saturday's $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Corinthian, on the rail, holds off Hesanoldsalt in the Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Corinthian Gets Grade in Gulfstream Park Handicap

    Centennial Farms' Corinthian, disqualified from victory in the Fountain of Youth (gr. II) one year ago, tallied his first graded stakes win in Saturday's $350,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II), holding off the relentless closer Hesanoldsalt by a neck as the even-money favorite.