Headlines for Saturday, May 29, 2010

  • Tuscan Evening picks up her first grade I win with an impressive run in the Gamely.<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%3D9024271%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tuscan Evening Takes Star Turn in Gamely

    Odds-on choice Tuscan Evening earned her first grade I stakes win when she outfought 2008 female turf champion Forever Together by a half-length in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park turf May 29.

  • Tizaqueena leads all the way in the Arlington Matron.

    Tizaqueena Rules in Arlington Matron

    Front-running favorite Tizaqueena, craftily ridden by E.T. Baird, drew away in the stretch and held sway for a two-length victory in the $150,000 Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III) May 29 at Arlington Park.

  • Riley Tucker came up the inside to take the Aristides.

    Riley Tucker Rides Rail to Aristides Win

    Riley Tucker, who raced close to the pace during the early part of the May 29 Aristides Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, found clear sailing along the rail entering the stretch on his way to two-length score.

  • Hour Glass gets up late to take the Vagrancy at Belmont.<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%3D9021950%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hour Glass Slips Through in Vagrancy 'Cap

    Hour Glass, trainer Todd Pletcher's second horse in Belmont Park's Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II), held off Tar Heel Mom by a half-length to win the $150,000 event for fillies and mares May 29.

  • Heart Ashley powers home in the My Juliet.

    Heart Ashley a Gutty My Juliet Winner

    Overlooked in the wagering at odds of 8-1, Heart Ashley quickly took the lead and never looked back while tallying a 1 1/4-length win in the $250,000 My Juliet Stakes at Philadelphia Park May 29.

  • Exhi pulls away to win the Marine Stakes under Robby Albarado.

    Exhi Rolls in Woodbine's Marine Stakes

    Favored Exhi, making his first start at Woodbine, drew off from his four 3-year-old rivals in the $151,447 Marine Stakes to record his third consecutive win by 4 1/2 lengths May 29.

  • Microbiopsy May Predict Performance

    A new, simple muscular microbiopsy technique can reveal important information about a horse's athletic potential as well as possible pathologies that can affect performance, according to a new study by Belgian researchers.