Headlines for Saturday, April 14, 2012

  • Flashy Dresser takes control to win the Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes at Charles Town.

    Flashy Dresser Impressive in Hilton Memorial

    Fred Seitz's Flashy Dresser generated a big buzz at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races April 14 when he overcame a difficult trip to win the $250,000 Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes for 3-year-olds with relative ease.

  • Russell Road wins the Confucius Say Stakes for his 20th career win.

    Popular Russell Road Gets 20th Career Victory

    Mark Russell's Russell Road, a millionaire West Virginia-bred, signaled he's ready for another campaign with a smashing victory in the $50,000 Confucius Say Stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Apri 14.

  • Bodemeister is all alone at the finish of the Arkansas Derby.

    Bodemeister Blasts Off in Arkansas Derby

    Bodemeister, needing a victory in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) to take the next step on the Triple Crown trail, produced an emphatic triumph in the $1 million race at Oaklawn Park April 14.

  • It's Tricky and Eddie Castro capture the Distaff Handicap.

    It's Tricky Rolls to Distaff Handicap Win

    Godolphin Racing's It's Tricky swung three-wide into the stretch, fought her way to the front, and drew clear by 3 1/2 lengths in the $200,000 Distaff Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct April 14.

  • Lonesome Street flies late to win the Commonwealth at Keeneland.

    Lonesome Street All Alone at the Finish

    Lonesome Street and jockey Joel Rosario took advantage of a hotly contested early pace to rally from last to first for a decisive victory in the $175,000 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland April 14.

  • Perfect Officer (left) catches Great Mills late to win the Shakertown.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1794625678&k=GSfdw3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Shakertown: Perfect Officer Nips Great Mills

    Perfect Officer needed the every inch of the short Keeneland stretch to run down pacesetter Great Mills, as the 6-year-old son of Officer won by a nose in an exciting finish of the $100,000 Shakertown (gr. IIIT) on April 14.

  • Went the Day Well (left) worked five furlongs in 1:02 on April 14 at Keeneland. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1793990242&k=VrvpNxB">Order This Photo</a>

    Went the Day Well Works at Keeneland

    Team Valor International and Mark Ford's Went the Day Well, winner of the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) in his most recent start March 24, worked five furlongs in company in 1:02 April 14 at Keeneland.

  • Protein's Role in Fueling Performance Horses

    Protein is arguably the most misunderstood essential nutrient in the equine diet. Protein is made up of amino acids, and its main function is in muscle, tendon, and ligament development and repair. But, how do protein needs change in the equine athlete? Here are three key points to remember about protein's role in fueling the sport horse.