Headlines for Wednesday, March 23, 2011

  • Soul Candy seeks his first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup.<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%3D9258523%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Class Drop Fits Soul Candy in Tokyo City Cup

    A fast-closing fourth in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Soul Candy seeks his first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (gr. III) at the marathon 1 1/2-mile distance March 26 at Santa Anita.

  • Positive Response won the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway by 7 lengths.

    Positive Response Needs Best in Vinery Spiral

    Synthetic racing surfaces have brought out the best in Positive Response, so he'll get another opportunity over the Turfway Park Polytrack in the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) March 26.

  • Prince Will I Am faces 6 in the Pan American 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%3D9412735%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Prince Will I Am Tops Pan American Field

    The top four finishers of last month's Mac Diamida (gr. IIT), including the winner, Prince Will I Am, return to face each other in the $150,000 Pan American (gr. IIIT) March 26 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Super Derby Moved Up Two Weeks

    When the Thoroughbred race meet at Louisiana Downs kicks off May 6, fans can look forward to a re-formatted stakes schedule placing emphasis on four marquee Saturdays of racing including a new date for Super Derby.

  • Astrology gets his 3-year-old season started in the Sunland Park Derby.

    Astrology Draws Outside Post in Sunland Derby

    Astrology has been a bit star-crossed so far in 2011, but the well-regarded son of A.P. Indy will finally get his 3-year-old season started in the $800,000 Sunland Park Derby (gr. III) in New Mexico March 27.

  • Researcher, winner of the first two editions of the Charles Town Classic, returns to Charles Town on March 26.

    Researcher Returns in Charles Town Feature

    Kinross Corp.'s Researcher, winner of the first two editions of the Charles Town Classic, will make his return to flat racing March 26 in a $35,000 open allowance race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • NTRA to Present Webcasts of Derby Preps

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that NTRA.com will offer free, live video streaming of several major 3-year-old stakes races leading up to this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Japan Forced to Move First Classic Race

    Earthquake damage to Nakayama Racecourse has forced the rescheduling and relocation of Japan's first classic race, the Japanese 2000 Guineas (Jpn-I) to Tokyo Racecourse. The race will be run April 24 instead of April 17.

  • And They're Off: It's Finally Spring

    Steve and Lenny discuss the Rebel Stakes, Life At Ten, the Azeri Stakes, Blink Luck vs Havre de Grace and remember Cathy Roby.