Headlines for Saturday, April 9, 2011

  • Toby's Corner takes the Wood over Arthur's Tale, with Uncle Mo finishing 3rd.<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%3D9484254%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Toby's Corner Posts Wood Stunner; 'Mo Third

    Less than a month away, the Kentucky Derby was turned upside down when favored Uncle Mo was defeated by Toby's Corner, who passed Arthur's Tale in the final strides to post a shocking upset in the Wood Memorial (gr. I).

  • The crowd came out to see Uncle Mo in the Wood Memorial.

    Attendance, On-Track Handle Rise for Wood

    Attendance and on-track handle posted huge gains at Aqueduct April 9 as Dianne Cotter's homebred Toby's Corner provided a stunning upset victory in the $1-million Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial (gr. I).

  • Cambina leads them home in the Providencia.<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%3D9484272%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Game Cambina Powers Home in Providencia

    Even-money choice Cambina found room along the inside and closed with authority in the final furlong to win the $150,000 Providencia Stakes (gr. IIT) for her third consecutive win on the Santa Anita turf April 9.

  • Midnight Interlude (left) outfinished Comma to the Top to win the Santa Anita Derby.<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%3D9484331%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Baffert's Bench Too Deep in Santa Anita Derby

    Trainer Bob Baffert went to his bench in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and he came away a winner for the sixth time in the prestigious race when Midnight Interlude rallied for a head victory April 9.

  • Win Willy sweeps by Misremembered to win the Oaklawn Handicap.

    Oaklawn 'Cap: Win Willy Upsets Misremembered

    This was nothing like the 56-1 stunner he pulled off in the 2009 Rebel (gr. II), but Win Willy's one-length victory over odds-on favorite Misremembered in the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 9 still qualifies as a major upset

  • Liberian Freighter leads all the way, to take the Arcadia.<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%3D9484138%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Liberian Freighter Steams to Arcadia Victory

    Liberian Freighter made everyone wait, but once he got out of the starting gate he never looked back, leading all the way to win the $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) by a half-length at Santa Anita April 9.

  • Joe Vann is in control in the Illinois Derby.

    Joe Vann Trucks to Easy Illinois Derby Win

    Joe Vann, making his stakes debut for Todd Pletcher, turned back the challenge of The Fed Eased in the stretch to register a commanding win in the $300,000 TVG Illinois Derby (gr. III) April 9 at Hawthorne.

  • Black Caviar Qualifies for Breeders' Cup

    The undefeated 5-year-old mare Black Caviar became the first horse to qualify for the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships through the Breeders' Cup Challenge series April 9 following her 2 -length group I win.

  • Separate Forest and Patrick Valenzuela score in the Las Cienegas Handicap.<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%3D9484175%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Separate Forest Stops Unzip Me in 'Cienegas

    Upstart Separate Forest opened a substantial lead in her stakes debut and refused to give way to heavy favorite Unzip Me to win the $100,000 Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a neck at Santa Anita.

  • Hot Summer powers home in the Comely at Aqueduct.<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%3D9484161%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hot Summer Uses Rail to Take Comely

    Under a patient and rail-skimming ride from Luis Saez, Hot Summer took over in upper stretch and bounded home for her first black-type win in the $150,000 Comely Stakes (gr. III) April 9 at Aqueduct.

  • CHRB Targets Injury Detection, Safer Surfaces

    The California Horse Racing Board is planning to expand its well-regarded equine post-mortem examination program into part of a new racetrack injury prevention plan in conjunction with the University of California-Davis.

  • Mucho Macho Man<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%3D9412817%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mucho Macho Man Fires Bullet Work

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopeful Mucho Macho Man dazzled during a morning workout at Gulfstream Park April 9, breezing five furlongs in :58 1/5 seconds under exercise rider Mike Herra.

  • Navicular Disease: Possible New Treatment Option from Human Medicine

    In certain cases of navicular disease, drilling a hole into the navicular bone--a procedure called core decompression that's commonly used to treat human osteonecrosis (bone death caused by poor blood supply to the area)--might provide a new treatment option for veterinarians. According to Carl Kirker-Head, MA, Vet MB, Dipl. ACVS, ECVS, associate prof...