Headlines for Saturday, February 27, 2010

  • Storming Saint (left) finished second in the Borderland Derby, but was awarded the victory via disqualification.

    Storming Saint Elevated to Borderland Win

    Trainer Henry Dominguez was the only one not sweating out the inquiry following the $100,000 Borderland Derby since he saddled both Storming Saint, the eventual winner, and Raise the Bridle, whose neck victory was overturned.

  • Vow to Wager Awarded Battaglia Win Via DQ

    Donegal Racing's 23-1 longshot Vow to Wager was awarded the win in an eventful running of the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Feb. 27 at Turfway Park after Codoy was disqualified for interference.

  • Changing Skies comes home strong in The Very One.<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%3D8813146%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    The Very One: Changing Skies Thunders Home

    Changing Skies picked up her first U.S. stakes win for trainer Bill Mott when she swept past upset-minded Nehantic Kat to win the $100,000 The Very One Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf at rainy Gulfstream Park Feb. 27.

  • Amen Hallelujah pulls away to win the Davona Dale.
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    Amen Hallelujah Dazzles in Davona Dale

    Amen Hallelujah put on a dazzling display in her first start on dirt, leaving favored Bickersons in the dust at the top of the lane and romping home for a 6 1/4-length win in the $150,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 27

  • Aurora Lights upsets the Sabin Stakes under Cornelio Velasquez.<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%3D8813145%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Aurora Lights Shines in Sabin

    Making just her second start on dirt in her 4-year-old debut, Chiefswood Stable's Aurora Lights sprung a 10-1 upset in the $100,000 Sabin Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Radiohead pulls away at Gulfstream.<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%3D8813154%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Radiohead Beats Homeboykris at Gulfstream

    Radiohead, in his first start since finishing seventh in last fall's Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), coasted to a 3 1/2-length win over Homeboykris in a $44,000 allowance race at Gulfstream Park Feb. 27.

  • Jerry and Ann Moss were named "Owners of the Year" for the second straight year in 2009 by the Thoroughbred Owners of California.

    Mosses Named Top California Owner in 2009

    Jerry and Ann Moss were named Owners of the Year for the second straight year in 2009 and their mare Zenyatta Horse of the Year by the Thoroughbred Owners of California.

  • Equine Lending's Stormy Climate

    The lingering economic recession has forced banks to become very conservative lenders. In this climate, Thoroughbred horsemen nationwide are struggling with credit lines drying up and loans being called in.