Headlines for Saturday, February 19, 2011

  • Smiling Tiger takes the San Carlos under Joel Rosario.<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%3D9412753%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Smiling Tiger Roars From Last in San Carlos

    There were some relieved smiles in Santa Anita's winner's circle after favored Smiling Tiger overcame a bad stumble at the start to capture the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) by a desperate head in the rain Feb. 19

  • J P's Gusto is the one to beat in the Southwest Stakes.<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%3D9176160%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    J P's Gusto Spices Up Southwest Stakes

    Recent Oaklawn Park arrival J P's Gusto will be the one to beat when he faces 10 fellow 3-year-olds in the $250,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 21 at the Hot Springs, Ark. track.

  • Kathmanblu and Julien Leparoux take the Rachel Alexandra Stakes.<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%3D9412624%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Kathmanblu Rallies to Win Rachel Alexandra S.

    If she wasn't the favorite for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) before, Kathmanblu certainly made a strong case on Feb. 19, as she came from off the pace to win her third consecutive stakes in the $147,000 Rachel Alexandra (gr. III)

  • Harissa pulls away to take the Barbara Fritchie under Ramon Dominguez.

    Harissa Too Hot for Barbara Fritchie Foes

    Favored Harissa put away front-running Aspenglow in the final sixteenth of a mile to register her first graded stakes win Feb. 19 in the $150,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel Park.

  • Jockey Eibar Coa

    Coa Has Surgery, Moves Hands

    Jockey Eibar Coa underwent approximately six hours of surgery Saturday, Feb. 19 at Memorial Regional Hospital on his C-4 vertebra, which was broken in a spill following the finish of Friday's sixth race.

  • Mutuel Field Favored in Day 1 of KDFW

    The mutuel field, or "All Others" (#24), was a strong even-money favorite after the first of three days of betting in the opening pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager on Feb. 18.