Headlines for Saturday, April 30, 2011

  • Machen (left) rolls late to defeat Dominus in the Derby Trial.

    Machen Nails Dominus in Derby Trial

    Courtlandt Farm's homebred Machen came roaring down the center of the track and ran down Dominus in the final jump to win the Derby Trial (gr. III) by a neck April 30 on opening night at Churchill Downs.

  • Dubawi Heights flies home to win the Wilshire Handicap.

    Dubawi Heights Reaches New Peak in Wilshire

    British import Dubawi Heights swept past the leaders in the stretch to post her first stakes victory impressively for trainer Simon Callaghan in the $100,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf.

  • Our Nautique scores upset in San Francisco Mile April 30 at Golden Gate

    Our Nautique Navigates SF Mile Thievery

    Our Nautique, given a heady front-running ride by Keven Krigger, led all the way at 19-1 odds to register his first North American stakes win in the $100,000 San Francisco Mile (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Successful Mission (No. 1) wins the Miami Mile under Elvis Trujillo

    Successful Mission Makes Most of Miami Mile

    Successful Mission parlayed a ground-saving trip into his first graded stakes win, resisting favored Voodoo Swinge in the final strides by a neck in the $125,000 Miami Mile Handicap (gr. IIIT) on turf at Calder.

  • Twinspired in Maintenance Work

    In what trainer Mike Maker labeled a "maintenance work," Twinspired breezed five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 at the Churchill Downs' Trackside training center on April 30 in preparation for the Kentucky Derby.

  • Twice the Appeal and Calvin Borel under the lights April 30 at Churchill Downs

    Twice the Appeal Works Under Borel

    Trainer Jeff Bonde sent two horses he hopes run in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) to the track at Churchill Downs the morning of April 30 for six-furlong breezes.