Making her first start of 2012, Turbulent Descent remained undefeated at Betfair Hollywood Park with a victory in the $72,570 Desert Stormer Handicap June 17.
From the very beginning, it appeared to be written that Jose Santos Jr., son of Hall of Fame jockey Jose Santos, was destined for a life on the racetrack.
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Making her first start of 2012, Turbulent Descent remained undefeated at Hollywood Park with a victory in the $72,570 Desert Stormer Handicap on Sunday.
Jockey Perry Ouzts passed Jerry Bailey for 17th on the all-time win list with a win at River Downs June 17 and couldn't resist tweaking the Hall of Fame rider a little bit.
Trainer Roger Attfield, with eight Queen's Plate wins, is tied with Harry Giddings Jr. for most visits to the winner's circle in the "Gallop for the Guineas" and the conditioner is hopeful that Colleen's Sailor can break the deadlock.
Contested, a five-length winner of the Acorn Stakes (gr. I), posted her final workout prior to the June 23 Mother Goose (gr. I), traveling six furlongs in 1:11.97 on the Belmont Park main track June 17.
Darley Stable's Le Bernardin faltered while making his stakes bow in the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes on May 12, but returned Sunday at Monmouth Park to gut out a neck victory in the Grade 3, $103,000 Pegasus Stakes with jockey Mike Luzzi aboard. The Kiaran McLaughlin pupil ran 1 1/16 miles on the fast dirt in 1:44 2/5 as the 5-1 fourth pick and returned $12, $5.40 and $3.40.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached an accord on the temporary takeover of the New York Racing Association by the state government.
Rebounding from a dismal outing in the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), Le Bernardin battled for the lead in the stretch and had just enough to hold off Easter Gift in the $103,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park June 17.
A filly by Flatter and colt by Midnight Lute worked quarter miles in :21 flat, the fastest works at the distance at the third and final session of the Under Tack Show for the OBS sale.
Contested, a five-length winner of the Grade 1 Acorn on Memorial Day, posted her final workout prior to next Saturday's Grade 1 Mother Goose, traveling six furlongs in 1:11 4/5 on Belmont Park's fast main track Sunday.
The initial foray into horse racing for Los Angeles Lakers stars Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol was as brief as it was heartbreaking June 17 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Perhaps bettors felt Ben's Cat had lost a step when they sent him off at 10-1 in the $150,000 Parx Dash Handicap June 17, but the 6-year-old dispelled that notion with an emphatic two-length victory in course record time.
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The connections of the winners of the four graded events that took place on Saturday night's "Downs After Dark" racing program at Churchill Downs confirmed Sunday that their horses exited those races in good order.
Valyra, part of a three-horse entry owned by the Aga Khan, got up in the final strides to capture the Prix de Diane-Longines (French Oaks, Fr-I) by three-quarters of a length at Chantilly June 17.
Jockey John Velazquez broke his right collarbone and will require surgery following a three-horse spill June 16 in the ninth race at Churchill Downs.
Images from the great racing on Stephen Foster Day 2012. View Slideshow
Royal Delta returns to the scene of her Breeders' Cup triumph last fall and wins the Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) by eight lengths.
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