Headlines for Sunday, March 30, 2008

  • Curlin will get a break after winning the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29.

    Curlin to Get Break, Race Later in Year

    After his impressive win in $6 million Dubai World Cup UAE-I), Curlin will have a well-deserved rest before returning to the track for the second part of the year, trainer Steve Asmussen said a day after his champion's March 29 victory.

  • Fillies Fastest in F-T Texas Works

    A pair of fillies turned in the fastest breezes at an eighth of a mile during the March 30 under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Lethal Heat made it three stakes wins in a row in the Santa Paula (gr. IIIT) March 30 at Santa Anita.

    Lethal Heat Still Perfect After 'Paula

    Undefeated Lethal Heat won her third straight race in the space of a month and became a grade III winner when she burned past the pacesetters mid-stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory in the $108,500 Santa Paula Stakes on the Santa Anita synthetic track March 30.

  • Brocklebank Tops Millions Sale Day Five

    Visiting American pinhooker John Brocklebank did what he said he would when he went on a bit of a spending spree as day five of the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Yearling Sale ended on the Gold Coast March 30.

  • Sequalo Filly Leads Way at Millions Sale

    The 171 yearlings sold grossed Aust$5,518,000 March 30 during the fifth session of the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast. Their average price was Aust$32,269.

  • John McKee

    Jockey John McKee Wins 1,000th Race

    Jockey John McKee reached the 1,000 career-win mark March 30 when he guided Bid Made to a 5 1/4-length score in the eighth race at Turfway Park.

  • The Orchid Handicap (gr. IIIT) goes to the five-year-old mare Hostess, who won her first graded stakes in the process.

    Hostess Serves Up Win in Orchid 'Cap

    William Clifton Jr.'s Hostess received a perfect ground-saving trip from John Velazquez, struck the front with a half-furlong to go, and edged away to win the $150,000 Orchid Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a length March 30 on the turf at Gulfstream Park.

  • Big Brown has come out of his Florida Derby (gr. I) win in good shape and will move on to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).<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%3D4008099%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Brown Fine, Smooth Air to KY Derby

    Despite suffering from a case of laryngitis and unable to speak much, trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. said that Florida Derby (gr. I) runaway winner Big Brown came out of the March 29 event in good shape.

  • Giant Moon, who suffered his only defeat in the Gotham (gr. III), looks to rebound in the Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 5 at Aqueduct.

    Several Turn in Works for Wood Memorial

    Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out two of his charges for works March 30 on the fast training track at Belmont Park. Both Stonerside Stable's Texas Wildcatter and Peachtree Stable's Spurrier are nominated to the April 5 Wood Memorial (gr. I) for 3-year-olds at nine furlongs on Aqueduct's main track.

  • Southwest (gr. II) winner Denis of Cork is now training at Churchill Downs.

    Derby Contenders Work at Churchill

    Denis of Cork, Blackberry Road, and My Pal Charlie worked at Churchill Downs March 30 as they prepared for final starts before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).