Headlines for Sunday, March 2, 2008

  • Ten Meropa cruised home a 12-1 surprise winner in the Baldwin (gr.IIIT) March 2 at Santa Anita.<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%3D3741919%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ten Meropa Gets Lucky in Baldwin

    First-time American starter Ten Meropa was left at the gate but recovered with an impressive closing kick to post a surprise in the $110,050 Baldwin Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Santa Anita hillside turf course March 2.

  • Bsharpsonata (green silks, 2nd from left) moves between horses on her way to victory in the Davona Dale.<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%3D3741925%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bsharpsonata Stays Hot, Wins Davona Dale

    Bsharpsonata continued her ascent to the top of the 3-year-old filly ranks, splitting horses in the stretch to win the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) by two lengths March 2 at Gulfstream Park, her fourth consecutive triumph.

  • Hey Byrn was an easy winner of an entry level allowance race March 2 at Gulfstream Park.

    Hey Byrn Scores, Headed to Florida Derby

    Bea Oxenberg's 3-year-old Hey Byrn reaffirmed his credentials as a potential Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender March 2 at Gulfstream Park when he drew off to win a 1 1/8-mile allowance race by six lengths under jockey Edgar Prado.

  • Greg Avioli, Breeders' Cup president

    BC Official: Friday 'True Championship'

    The repackaging of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and move of female stakes from their customary Saturday spot is part of the plan to make Friday's program "true Breeders' Cup championship racing," Breeders' Cup president Greg Avioli said.

  • Cigar Mile winner Daaher is unlikely to compete in Dubai.<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%3D2859628%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Daaher OK, But Unlikely for Dubai

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin was relieved to find that grade I winner Daaher, who finished a well-beaten third as the 2-5 favorite in the March 1 Stymie Handicap at Aqueduct, was not suffering from any ailments the morning after the race.

  • Niconero wins the Futurity Stakes with Miss Finland in third.

    Miss Finland Upset in Futurity Stakes

    Craig Williams, who steered the great Australian Miss Finland to over $4 million in prize money before sensationally and publicly sacked from riding her two weeks back, was smiling broadly half way down the stretch in the group I Futurity Stakes at Caulfield March 1.