Headlines for Saturday, May 12, 2007

  • Valbenny and Alex Solis, right, draw away from Super Freaky, middle, and Passified, left, to win the Senorita 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%3D1180240%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Valbenny Atones in Impressive Senorita Score

    Favored Valbenny became a leading contender for the American Oaks (gr. IT) this summer after her impressive late charge to capture the $111,600 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday over the Hollywood Park grass course.

  • Slew's Tizzy wins a sloppy Lone Star Derby.

    Slew's Tizzy Stays Busy in Sloppy Lone S

    Joseph Lacombe Stable's Slew's Tizzy used a perfect stalking trip under Robby Albarado to capture the $300,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III) for 3-year-olds as a slight favorite on a sloppy track Saturday in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Taletobetold Provides Surprise Ending in Open Mind

    Taletobetold, a 27-1 risk ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., fought off a swarm of challengers in upper stretch and then held off a late charge by Simply Divine to win Saturday's $114,700 Open Mind Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on turf by one length at Churchill Downs.

  • Street Sounds Spurts Clear in Hilltop Stakes

    Hidden Creek Farm's Street Sounds left the starting gate as the 1-5 favorite, quickly spurted to the lead from her outside post, and raced on cruise the rest of the way to score an easy victory in the $60,000 Hilltop Stakes for 3-year-old fillies contested over firm turf Saturday at Pimlico.

  • Sailors Sunset and jockey Jon Court win the Los Angeles Handicap, Saturday at Hollywood Park.<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%3D1180207%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sailors Sunset Soars in Los Angeles 'Cap

    Front-running Sailors Sunset, headed in the stretch by odds-on choice Peace Chant, refused to give way along the inside, coming back for a half-length victory in the $105,800 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) Saturday on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track.

  • Songster and Edgar Prado capture fhe Bold Ruler Stakes Saturday at Belmont.<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%3D1179952%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Songster Belts Overmatched Rivals in Bold Ruler

    Odds-on favorite Songster, making his first start since being transferred from Darley Stable to Godolphin last winter, made short work of his four rivals in the $105,400 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) in his first start of the year at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • CHRB Cites Biancone for Class 3 Violation

    The California Horse Racing Board has filed a complaint against trainer Patrick Biancone for a Class 3 violation of medication regulations after post-race testing identified the presence of salmeterol in the urine sample collected from Iron Butterfly, a horse in his care.

  • Wiseman's Ferry Colt Among Fastest at Barretts

    Two horses tied for the fastest eighth-mile workout during the second and final training preview in the 2007 Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training conducted May 11.