Headlines for Saturday, March 20, 2010

  • Barretts March Sale to Follow OBS Sale

    Timing could be crucial for the Barretts March 2-year-old sale. Pushed back to March 22, two weeks later than the 2009 sale, the Southern California auction now follows the large Ocala Breeders' Sales Company sale in Florida.

  • Bourbon Bay powers home in the San Luis Rey.<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%3D8849979%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bourbon Bay Crests in San Luis Rey Handicap

    Odds-on choice Bourbon Bay solidified his hold on the distance turf handicap division in Southern California when he rolled to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $150,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita March 20.

  • Ice Box gets his nose in front to win the Florida Derby.<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%3D8849906%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ice Box Slams Door at 20-1 in Florida Derby

    Ice Box, the less fancied of two runners trained by Nick Zito for owner Robert LaPenta, ground out a nose victory over another outsider, Pleasant Prince, in the $750,000 Florida Derby (gr. I) March 20.

  • CHRB Gets No Help on Hollywood Park Plans

    A representative of the Hollywood Park Land Company told the California Horse Racing Board March 19 that plans to demolish the Inglewood track and develop the 238-acre site are progressing but gave few details.

  • Society's Chairman charges late to win the Appleton.<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%3D8849916%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Society's Chairman Rules in Appleton Stakes

    Last at the top of the lane, Society's Chairman charged relentlessly on the far outside to nip fellow Canadian-bred Rahy's Attorney by a head in the $100,000 Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf March 20.

  • No one was catching Unrivaled Belle in the Rampart.<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%3D8849915%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Unrivaled Belle Has No Match in Rampart

    Unrivaled Belle, benefitting from a poor break by Venezuelan shipper Bambera, took advantage of an uncontested lead and sailed home to a 1 3/4-length victory in the $150,000 Rampart Stakes (gr. III) March 20 at Gulfstream

  • Devil May Care draws off to victory in the Bonnie Miss.<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%3D8849913%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Devil May Care Rebounds in Bonnie Miss

    Overlooked at odds of 7-1, Glencrest Farm's Devil May Care took over at the top of the stretch and bounded away to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II) March 20 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Lookin At Lucky won the Rebel on March 13.

    Baffert Weighing Lookin At Lucky's Next Race

    Trainer Bob Baffert said Lookin At Lucky's response to training will determine whether the colt will run in the Santa Anita Derby or wait a week for Arkansas Derby

  • Bob Black Jack<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%3D7224419%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Brilliant Sprinter Bob Black Jack Retired

    Grade I winner Bob Black Jack, who returned from a 14-month layoff to capture the San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 20, has been retired after sustaining a soft tissue injury during a workout March 19.

  • Take the Points will run in the Dubai Duty Free on the Meydan Racecourse turf.

    Take the Points to Run in Dubai Duty Free

    In one of several changes involving horses slated to run on the March 27 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) program, Starlight Partners' dual grade I winner Take the Points has been given a new target, the Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I).

  • Singspiel Experiences Fertility Problems

    Darley stallion Singspiel has experienced fertility problems since the commencement of the 2010 breeding season that are thought to be linked to a brief illness he suffered in January, according to a release from the farm.

  • Gotham winner Awesome Act<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%3D8825559%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Awesome Act Works Toward Wood Memorial

    Gotham Stakes (gr. III) winner Awesome Act went an "easy" half-mile in :50.43 the morning of March 20 as he continued preparations for the $750,000 Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack April 3.

  • TVG Named TV Partner of 2010 Claiming Crown

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and the National Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association announced that TVG will be the official television partner of the 2010 Claiming Crown at Canterbury Park.

  • Equine Research Supported by Grayson and Barbaro Fund

    Fifteen new research projects to benefit the horse will be launched this year through funding from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Four other projects begun in 2009 will be funded in their second and concluding year, with a total allocation of $889,697 for the 19 projects.

  • Unwanted Horses Gain New Supporter

    The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) announced their newest member, Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health (ISPAH), one of the country's largest animal health companies.