Headlines for Saturday, March 24, 2012

  • Went the Day Well pulls away to victory in the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park.

    All's 'Well' in Spiral for Team Valor, Motion

    Went the Day Well did a good imitation of Animal Kingdom when he easily won the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park March 24, giving Team Valor International consecutive victories in the race.

  • Went the Day goes very Well in Spiral

    Providing a strong sense of deja vu, Team Valor International's Went the Day Well booked his ticket to the Kentucky Derby with a convincing victory in Saturday's Grade 3, $500,000 Viver Racing Spiral Stakes

  • Dynamic Host holds off Dhaamer to win the Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita Park.

    Dynamic Host Topples Tokyo City Cup

    Dynamic Host, claimed for $40,000 last summer, became a graded stakes winner when he held off British import Dhaamer by a neck in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (gr. III) at Santa Anita Mach 24.

  • Russell Wins Another Riding Title at Laurel

    The 12-week Laurel Park winter meeting ended March 24 with Sheldon Russell and Dane Kobiskie winning individual titles. The 48-day stand began at the central Maryland track on Jan. 4.

  • Newsdad powers home to victory in the Pan American.

    Newsdad Gets Revenge in Pan American

    Extra distance was the key for James Karp's homebred Newsdad to exact revenge on Simmard, as the son of Arch came from off the pace to win the $150,000 Pan American (gr. IIT) against a short field March 24 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hansen after working five furlongs at the Churchill Downs Training Center on March 24.

    Hansen Breezes at Churchill Training Center

    Hansen, the 2-year-old champion of 2011 who is among the favorites for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 March 24 at the Churchill Downs Trackside Training Center.

  • The Equine Mind: Top 10 Things to Know

    "Why does he do that?" "What is she so scared of … there's nothing there!" Most—if not all—horse owners have been there and asked those questions. Even though we don't always understand equine behavior, there's got to be a reason behind it, right? Absolutely. Horses’ behaviors date back to equine ev...