Headlines for Saturday, January 17, 2009

  • Nownownow upset the San Fernando field at odds of 18-1.

    Nownownow Pulls San Fernando Shocker

    Fab Oak Stable homebred Nownownow scored a big upset in the $150,000 San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 17 at Santa Anita, coming from off the pace to win the 1 1/16-mile event for 4-year-olds by 1 1/2 lengths.

  • The Pamplemousse strides away in the San Rafael.<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%3D7456544%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    The Pamplemousse Turns Back Square Eddie

    The Pamplemousse went from maiden winner to graded stakes winner Jan. 17 at Santa Anita Park, breaking to an early lead and never looking back for an impressive two-length victory in the $100,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds on the Pro-Ride surface.

  • Rolling Sea takes the Truly Bound, one of 6 wins for Steve Asmussen at Fair Grounds on Jan. 17.

    Asmussen Wins Six at Fair Grounds

    If you spent your Saturday wagering on horses trained by Steve Asmussen at Fair Grounds, you had reason to smile at the end of the day. Last year's leading trainer nationally by wins saddled starters in seven races on the 10-race card and won six, twice ran one-two, and captured the day's stakes race.

  • Alpha Kitten wins the Santa Ynez with Tyler Baze aboard. <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%3D7466402%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Alpha Kitten is Quick Cat in Santa Ynez

    She may be named Alpha Kitten, but she ran like Alpha Cougar or Alpha Cheetah, taking charge down the lane and winning the Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) for her first stakes win Jan. 17 at Santa Anita.

  • Ikigai pulls away in the Mr. Prospector.<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%3D7455549%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ikigai Pulls Mr. Prospector Upset

    Edmund Gann's Ikigai scored for the fifth time in eight starts and captured his first graded stakes, as he drew away for an easy 2 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hip 2176; filly, Splash of Vanilla sold for $14,000 during the final session of the January horses of all ages auction in Lexington.

    Chowhan Purchases Palomino Filly

    Splash of Vanilla, believed to be the only Thoroughbred registered as a palomino that has ever been cataloged for a Keeneland sale, was sold for $14,000 to Dr. Naveed Chowhan during the final session of the January horses of all ages auction in Lexington. Chip Muth of Georgetown, Ky., signed the sale ticket for the 2-year-old filly with the golden coat Jan. 17.

  • White Prince is going back home with his breeder.

    White Prince Goes Back to Breeder

    White Prince, whose $60,000 price topped the fifth session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages auction in Lexington Jan. 16, did not go to a new home. The transaction was voided because the buyer had not established credit at the level at which the yearling colt was sold, according to Keeneland vice president Harvie Wilkinson.

  • Pattison Canadian International winner Marsh Side tops a field of 10 in the San Marcos Stakes.

    Drysdale Saddles Three in San Marcos

    Roberts Evans' Marsh Side, who became a grade I winner last out when pulling a 29-1 upset in the $2 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) at Woodbine, tops a field of 10 older turf routers in the $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 19 at Santa Anita Park.