Headlines for Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • Centre holds court in Mrs. Revere

    Centre Court's first two victories came during the spring meet -- a 4 3/4-length maiden conquest on May 19, followed by the Grade 3 Regret in her stakes debut on June 16. The Rusty Arnold filly made it three in a row when taking a rough running of the Grade 2 Lake George at Saratoga. Runner-up to Stephanie's Kitten next time out in the Grade 2 Lake Placid at the Spa August 19, Centre Court was most recently second to the front-running Dayatthespa in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland October 13.

  • Centre Court powers home to win the Mrs. Revere Stakes.

    Centre Court Serves Up Ace in Mrs. Revere

    Centre Court served up an ace at Churchill Downs in the $175,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) Nov. 17, fulfilling expectations as the 3-2 favorite and extending her record on the Louisville turf to a perfect 3-for-3.

  • Goldencents wires Delta Downs Jackpot

    W. C. Racing, Dave Kenney and RAP Racing's Goldencents grabbed command of Saturday's Grade 3 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/dedjackpot12.pdf">Delta Downs Jackpot</a> by a short margin soon after the start and maintained the lead throughout to score a 1 3/4-length victory on the wire. With jockey Kevin Krigger aboard, the Doug O'Neill trainee ran 1 1/16 miles on the fast main track in 1:44 4/5.

  • Lea justifies favoritism in Commonwealth Turf

    Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider's homebred Lea capitalized on a textbook stalk-and-pounce trip to capture Saturday night's Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/commonwealthturf12.pdf"> Commonwealth Turf</a> at Churchill Downs, and in the process, the lightly-raced colt stamped himself as one to follow next year. Bet down to 5-2 favoritism off his late-running third in the Grade 3 Hawthorne Derby last out, the Al Stall Jr. trainee took up much better early position this time for new rider Brian Hernandez Jr., and produced a strong kick down the stretch.

  • Lea rolls to his first stakes win in the Commonwealth Turf Stakes.

    Lea Commands Commonwealth Turf

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's homebred Lea didn't disappoint as the favorite in the Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 17 at Churchill Downs.

  • Goldencents leads them home to win the Delta Jackpot Stakes.

    Goldencents Takes Jackpot Wire-to-Wire

    Goldencents went wire-to-wire in the $1 million Delta Jackpot (gr. III) at Delta Downs Nov. 17, setting quick early fractions and responding with something more to hold off a late run from 9-5 favorite Bern Identity.

  • Rose to Gold shines in Delta Downs Princess

    Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti's Rose to Gold held off the determined run of fellow Calder shipper Touch Magic to take Saturday's Grade 3, $500,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/dedprincess12.pdf">Delta Downs Princess</a> by a half-length under jockey Paco Lopez. The Friends Lake juvenile miss was sent off the 5-2 second choice and paid $7.60, $5.60 and $4.60 while finishing the two-turn, fast-track mile in 1:39 1/5.

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    Called to Serve Rolls in Discovery

    Marc Ferrell's Called to Serve, a son of Afleet Alex, blew past favorite Willy Beamin to win the nine-furlong Discovery Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct Nov. 17.

  • Fabulous Strike Handicap tops Wednesday card at Penn National

    Named after one of the most accomplished horses to run at Penn National, the Fabulous Strike for sprinters boasts a deep field highlighted by the 5-2 morning line favorite Poseidon's Warrior. Winner of the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt in August at Saratoga Race Course, Poseidon's Warrior is coming off a dull effort in the Breeders' Cup Sprint on November 3 at Santa Anita, reporting home last.

  • Called to Serve strolls home in Discovery

    Marc Ferrell's Called to Serve rallied from the back of a six-horse field in Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/discovery12.pdf"> Discovery Handicap</a> at Aqueduct to take the 1 1/8-mile fixture for three-year-olds by a widening 4 3/4 lengths under Joel Rosario. The 7-2 second choice, Called to Serve paid $9.60, $3.60 and $2.40.

  • Demonstrative rallies to take Colonial Cup

    Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative thrust himself into the year-end Eclipse Award picture with an impressive, last-to-first victory in the Grade 1, $100,000 Colonial Cup on Saturday.

  • Groupie Doll breezes for Cigar Mile

    Breeders' Cup Filly &amp; Mare Sprint winner Groupie Doll breezed a half-mile in :48 1/5 over Churchill Downs' fast dirt on Saturday morning in preparation for a possible start against the boys in the Grade 1, $350,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on November 24.

  • Groupie Doll breezed a half-mile in :48 1/5 at Churchill Downs Nov. 17.

    Groupie Doll Works for Cigar Mile

    Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) winner Groupie Doll breezed a half-mile in :48 1/5 at Churchill Downs Nov. 17 in preparation for a possible start against the boys in the $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) Nov. 24.

  • Shackleford breezed a half-mile in :47 2/5 on a fast main track at Churchill Downs Nov. 17.

    Shackleford Works, Still Clark or Cigar Mile

    Potential Clark Handicap (gr. I) highweight Shackleford breezed at Churchill Downs Nov. 17; a decision will be made Nov. 19 regarding his final start. Clark contenders Bourbon Courage and Cease were also on the worktab.

  • New In-Shoe Sensor Helping Horses Stay Sound

    Laminitis is not only one of the leading causes of disability and death in horses, it&#39;s also an important cause of emotional and financial turmoil for owners. And for veterinarians, predicting which cases are likely to resolve or have the potential to become disastrous and how best to treat a given case remains a real challenge.