Headlines for Saturday, October 13, 2012

  • Tyler Baze and Lucky Primo, winners of the Lava Man California Cup Classic Oct. 13 at Santa Anita Park.

    Tyler Baze Back on Top in Cal Cup Classic

    Jockey Tyler Baze, sidelined since August 2011 due to substance abuse problems, earned his first stakes victory since returning to action a week ago, guiding Lucky Primo in the California Cup Classic Oct. 13 at Santa Anita.

  • Two Months Rent surges late to win the Hawthorne Derby.

    Two Months Rent Grabs Wet Hawthorne Derby

    In a driving rainstorm at Hawthorne Oct. 13, Two Months Rent emerged from the pack at mid-stretch to chase down Film Shot in the final yards for a neck victory at 20-1 odds in the $200,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT).

  • Lucky Primo captures Cal Cup Classic while returning to dirt

    Lucky Primo just missed by a neck in last year's California Cup Classic at Santa Anita, but returned for Saturday's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/ccclassic12.pdf"> 23rd running</a> to make up for that tough beat with a half-length score in the $175,000 contest.

  • Talamo talks no-contest race at Santa Anita

    The six-furlong sprint for maiden two-year-olds was declared a no contest by track stewards as a result of a loose horse running the wrong way up the homestretch.&nbsp; Spinning Love was away in good order, but as he left the chute he hesitated and then jumped to his left, over the temporary inside rail, unseating jockey Alonso Quinonez. He proceeded to run the wrong way along the inside rail through the clubhouse turn and into the stretch.

  • Two Months Rent catches Film Shot in Hawthorne Derby

    Trainer Jimmy Toner notched his second graded stakes win of the day when AJ Suited Stable's Two Months Rent upset Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/hawderby12.pdf">Hawthorne Derby</a>. Contested in a driving Chicago area rainstorm on soft turf, Two Months Rent saved ground to the stretch, split rivals to reach contention and wore down 10-1 chance Film Shot to record his initial stakes victory by a head. At 20-1, Two Months Rent returned $43.20, $16.20 and $7.

  • Boisterous drives to Knickerbocker repeat

    Phipps Stable's Boisterous rallied boldly to the lead in the midstretch and drew clear to two-length decision in Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/knickerbocker12.pdf"> Knickerbocker Stakes</a>, capturing the 1 1/8-mile turf affair at Belmont Park for the second straight year. Now a five-time stakes winner for trainer Shug McGaughey, the five-year-old horse has earned $646,390 from a 20-8-1-2 career line.

  • Breeders' Cup Feature

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  • Speak Logistics wires In Reality; Verso a Verso upsets My Dear Girl

    Ralph Nabavi's Speak Logistics was never headed en route to a 2 3/4-length score Saturday on Calder's Festival of the Sun program, going gate-to-wire in the $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/fssinreality12.pdf">In Reality</a> division of the Florida Stallion Stakes series.

  • Dayatthespa leads every step of the way in QEII

    Nearly six months after her impressive wire job in the Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland, Dayatthespa returned to the Lexington, Kentucky, turf and repeated the feat in Saturday's Grade 1, $400,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/qeii12.pdf">Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup</a>. The Chad Brown trainee got away with a leisurely pace for Javier Castellano, quickened stylishly, and extended her 2012 mark to a perfect five-for-five.

  • La Cloche takes down Athenia

    Phillips Racing Partnership's La Cloche took down the field in the Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/athenia12.pdf"> Athenia</a> at Belmont on Saturday.

  • Speak Logistics and Angel Serpa deliver in the In Reality Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes series for 2-year-olds at Calder.

    Speak Logistics Does the Talking in FSS Final

    Favored Speak Logistics, able to dictate the pace under Angel Serpa, had too much in the stretch as he posted a 2 3/4-length win in the $300,000 In Reality Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes series Oct. 13 at Calder.

  • Cash Rules just holds in Spend a Buck

    In a virtual replay of the Frances A. Genter one race earlier, Larry Fugate's Cash Rules just held the late run of Ducduc on the wire of the Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/spendabuck12.pdf">Spend a Buck Handicap</a> on Calder's Festival of the Sun program Saturday.

  • Cash Rules and Luis Saez take the Spend a Buck at Calder.

    Local Favorite Cash Rules Takes Spend a Buck

    Local favorite Cash Rules was a popular winner of the $100,000 Spend a Buck Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 13, his seventh lifetime victory at Calder Casino & Race Course and first in a graded stakes event.

  • Dawn Approach dominates Dewhurst; Reckless Abandon brave in Middle Park

    Dawn Approach made it six out of six when registering a comfortable 2 3/4-length success in Saturday's Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes. Partnered by Kevin Manning, the 3-10 favorite briefly looked as if he may be in trouble, but showed a devastating turn of foot in the final furlong to push aside stablemate Leitir Mor.

  • Madame Giry getting well-deserved break

    Connections of Madame Giry and Bounding Bi, the top-two finishers in Friday's Franklin County Stakes at Keeneland, reported their runners came out of the 5 1/2-furlong grass test in good order.

  • Golden Ticket posts Keeneland move for Classic

    Breeders' Cup Classic hopeful Golden Ticket, dead-heat winner of the Grade 1 Travers two back, turned in his second-straight work at Keeneland on Saturday. With Danny Ramsey aboard, the Speightstown colt worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5.

  • Law Enforcement Scores Breakthrough in Italy

    Taking a big step up in class, British-based Law Enforcement broke through for his first stakes win at the highest level on Oct. 13 in the Gran Criterium (Ity-I) at San Siro Racecourse in Milan.

  • Camelot still on course for 2013 comeback

    Three-time classic winner Camelot is scheduled to race on as a four-year-old next season, Coolmore Stud reiterated via <a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/coolmorestud">Twitter</a> on Saturday. The Montjeu colt just underwent exploratory surgery for colic Thursday evening, but is recovering well.

  • Progesterone Delivery Device Evaluated in Broodmares

    Breeding racing mares as early in the season as possible offers a financial incentive to breeders.&nbsp;Doing so means foals born early in the season, and the physical maturity of larger, early foals is in often in greater demand at yearling sales and in 2-year-old races than their later-born counterparts. Early in the breeding season, however, mares are ...