Headlines for Saturday, April 7, 2012

  • Amazombie and Mike Smith take the Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Smith Teams With Amazombie for Win No. 5,000

    Jockey Mike Smith earned the 5,000th victory of his Hall of Fame career when he teamed with 2011 sprint champion Amazombie to capture the $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park April 7.

  • Lady of Shamrock flies late to win the Providencia.

    Lady of Shamrock Rolls Home in Providencia

    Odds-on favorite Lady of Shamrock burst through an opening in deep stretch to win the $150,000 Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) going away April 7 on the turf at Santa Anita Park, earning her first graded stakes victory.

  • Done Talking pulls away late to win the Illinois Derby.

    Done Talking Delivers Illinois Derby Upset

    With Sheldon Russell aboard for trainer Hamilton Smith, Skeedattle Stable's Done Talking ran down Morgan's Guerrilla in the final yards to post a 12-1 upset in the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III) April 7 at Hawthorne.

  • Trinniberg and Willie Martinez cruise to victory in the Bay Shore.

    Trinniberg Never Looks Back in Bay Shore Win

    Trinniberg got loose on the lead and never looked back in the $250,000 Bay Shore (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, going on to a three-length victory over Hardened Wildcat.

  • Jackson Bend holds off Caleb's Posse to win the Carter at Aqueduct.

    Jackson Bend Carves Out Carter Upset

    Jackson Bend, the longest shot in the field, held off a flying even-money choice Caleb's Posse in the final strides to prevail in the $400,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct April 7.

  • I'll Have Another (left) outfights Creative Cause (center) and Blueskiesnrainbows (right) to win the Santa Anita Derby.

    I'll Have Another On Top in Santa Anita Derby

    Lightly raced I'll Have Another, running for the first time in two months, dug in through the stretch to stave off odds-on favorite Creative Cause by a nose in a tremendous finish to the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • Broadway's Alibi leads the way in the Comely.

    Broadway's Alibi Makes It Look Easy in Comely

    Just as she did in her last start, E. Paul Robsham's homebred Broadway's Alibi went wire-to-wire, this time scoring by 3 1/2 lengths in the $250,000 Comely (gr. III) and perhaps punched her ticket to the May 4 Kentucky Oaks.

  • Havre de Grace

    Havre de Grace Works, Assigned 123 Pounds

    Horse of the Year Havre de Grace tuned up for a possible defense of her 2011 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) title with a five furlong breeze in 1:02 1/5 under jockey Jenna Joubert.

  • Hansen works at Churchill Downs' Trackside training center on April 7.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1783456750&k=vvKMrWD">Order This Photo</a>

    Hansen Breezes for Blue Grass

    Hansen, the 2011 champion 2-year-old male and one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:00 at Churchill Downs' Trackside training center April 7.

  • The Older Horse: An Immunological Perspective

    In recent years there has been a shift in the U.S. horse population, with aged horses (15 years or older) an increasing percentage (20-30%). Many of these older horses remain actively involved in equestrian sport competitions, are still being bred, or serve as companion animals. Thus, further understanding of how the biology of aging affects the older hor...