Headlines for Friday, November 25, 2011

  • Our Nautique holds off Bold Chieftain to win the All American Stakes at Golden Gate.

    Our Nautique Handles All American Distance

    Front-running Our Nautique maintained a hefty advantage into the stretch and held on gamely in the final strides to edge the closing favorite Bold Chieftain by a neck in the $100,260 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Wise Dan leads the way in the Clark at Churchill Downs.

    Wise Dan Impresses in Clark Handicap

    Versatile gelding Wise Dan registered the first grade I victory of his career when he wore down Mission Impazible in the final furlong to easily capture the $500,000 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 25.

  • Star Billing gets up late to win the Matriarch at Hollywood Park.

    Star Billing Comes Out On Top in Matriarch

    Star Billing, advancing along the inside for Victor Espinoza, edged away from front-running Summer Soiree for her first grade I victory in the $250,000 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park Nov. 25.

  • More Than Love (left) outfights Starship Flare to win the  Miesque Stakes at Hollywood Park.

    More Than Love Takes Miesque By a Whisker

    Even-money choice More Than Love, making her stakes debut, was all-out to the final lunge to nose ultra-game 29-1 pacesetter Starship Flare in the $100,000 Miesque Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf Nov. 25.

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    Court Vision to be Paraded at Woodbine

    TVG Breeders' Cup Mile winner Court Vision, who also captured the 2010 Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), will be paraded in the Woodbine walking ring Nov. 26 at noon as part of a retirement ceremony for the future Canadian stallion.

  • Can Horses 'Watch and Learn'?

    Watch and learn. It sure seems that horses can do it. One of them figures out how to open the gate to get to your not-so-well-hidden stock of carrots, and then before you know it, they're all getting orange in the muzzle. So can they really learn from each other? Maybe, according to a group of Danish equestrian scientists, but there's nothing cert...