Headlines for Sunday, March 29, 2009

  • Kelly Leak Streaks to Sunland Derby Win

    Favored Kelly Leak took the overland route for jockey Mike Smith to register a 1 1/2-length win in the $900,000 Sunland Derby before 16,388 at New Mexico's Sunland Park March 29.

  • Gabby's Golden Gal Romps in Sunland Oaks

    Gabby's Golden Gal, trained by Bob Baffert, romped to a 13-length win with Victor Espinoza in the saddle in the $200,000 Sunland Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at New Mexico's Sunland Park March 29.

  • Carlsbad and Tyler Baze return to the winners' circle after capturing the Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2F69713%2Fphoto%2F7959796%2F%3Fo%3D0">Order This Photo</a>

    Arizona Invader Carlsbad Still Flawless

    Undefeated Arizona mighty mite Carlsbad ran her winning streak to five races when she drew off in the lane to claim the $100,000 Santa Paula Stakes (gr. III) for her first graded stakes win March 29 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Uncle T Seven was one of four winners for jockey Ramon Dominguez on the March 29 card at Aqueduct.

    Dominguez Wins 4, Takes Aqueduct Stakes

    Jockey Ramon Dominguez rode four winners at Aqueduct March 29, including both $100,000 divisions of the New York Stallions Stakes, putting an exclamation point on his record-setting Big A inner dirt track championship.

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    Rampart: One Caroline Makes it 5-For-5

    G. Watts Humphrey's sparkling filly One Caroline remained undefeated in five starts and continued to climb her way up the older filly-and-mare ranks when romping to a wire-to-wire 6 1/2-length victory in the $150,000 Rampart Stakes (gr. II) March 29 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Well Armed was reported to come out of his 14-length Dubai World Cup in good shape.

    Smashing Winner Well Armed to Get Break

    A day after his smashing victory March 28, record-breaking Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Well Armed was in "fantastic" condition, according to his assistant trainer.

  • Laurel Guerreiro Upsets Sleepless Night

    Laurel Guerreiro upset favored Sleepless Night, last year's Japanese Racing Association champion sprinter, while posting his first grade I win in the US$2.25 million Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo racecourse March 29.

  • Lion Heart Colt Sets Pace in Australia

    A Lion Heart colt topped the opening session of the inaugural Magic Millions QTIS 600 yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast March 29. Len Wheeler purchased the colt for Aust$130,000 (approximately $90,302 in U.S. funds) from Lyndhurst Stud, agent.

  • Champ Good Night Shirt Wins Carolina Cup

    Looking as powerful as ever, two-time defending steeplechase champion Good Night Shirt overwhelmed Preemptive Strike in the stretch to win the $75,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup (NSA-II) at a rain-drenched Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C., on March 28.