Headlines for Saturday, October 24, 2009

  • April Pride bounds home in the Harold C. Ramser Sr. Handicap. <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%3D8575103%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gomez Guides April Pride to First Graded Win

    April Pride overcame her outside post and some heavy traffic in the homestretch to post an impressive upset win in Oak Tree's $100,000 Harold C. Ramser Sr. Handicap (gr. IIIT), her American graded stakes debut for trainer James Cassidy Saturday on the Santa Anita grass.

  • Haynesfield's win in the Empire Classic was one of 4 stakes wins for Ramon Dominguez on Oct. 24.
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    Dominguez Bags Four Stakes at Belmont

    Ramon Dominguez rode four stakes winners Oct. 24 at rainy Belmont Park, including a three-quarters of a length victory by Haynesfield in the $250,000 Empire Classic.

  • Vineyard Haven gets up late to win the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.

    Vintage Run for Vineyard Haven in De Francis

    Godolphin's big year continued Oct. 24 when odds-on choice Vineyard Haven burst through along the inside in deep stretch to capture the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) over a sloppy track at Laurel Park.

  • Satans Quick Chick pulls away in the Raven Run under Leandro Goncalves.<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%3D8574917%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Satans Quick Chick (23-1) Lights Up Raven Run

    Satans Quick Chick slid through the inside under Leandro Goncalves and caught Slides Choice and Don'ttalktome in the final strides to pull a 23-1 upset in the $300,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies Oct. 24 at Keeneland.

  • Racehorse Researchers Could Learn from Dairy Industry, Scientist Says

    <P>Horses are cows, said veterinary researcher N. Edward Robinson, BVetMed, PhD, MRCVS, Matilda R. Wilson Chair in Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University. <P>Well, what Robinson actually said was that the "racehorse and modern dairy cow have several things in common." Both have been genetically selected for performance via a small n...