Headlines for Saturday, December 14, 2013

  • Jubilee Queen

    Clasico del Caribe: Local Filly Faces Boys

    On the outskirts of boom-town Panama City, past tin roof houses and enterprising food vendors with their roadside stands, past soccer players who practice diligently in the cooler morning hours, Panama's only racetrack hums.

  • Soy Carambolo Snatches Carlos Pellegrini

    Soy Carambolo wore down Ecologo in a close finish to win South America's most prestigious race, the Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (Arg-I), Dec. 14 at San Isidro in Buenos Aries, Argentina.

  • Shared Belief rolls to victory in the CashCall Futurity.

    Shared Belief Puts CashCall Futurity in Bank

    Odds-on favorite Shared Belief, ridden patiently by Corey Nakatani, swept past outsider Candy Boy coming into the stretch and easily rolled to his third consecutive victory in the $750,000 CashCall Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 14.

  • Blueskiesnrainbows and Martin Pedroza take the Native Diver.

    Hollendorfer Runners 1-2-3 in Native Diver

    Jerry Hollendorfer trained the top three finishers in the Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 14 at Betfair Hollywood Park, including Blueskiesnrainbows, who blasted out of the starting gate in a front-running tour de force.

  • Lucayan (left) comes home strong to win the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Late-Running Lucayan Takes Hollywood Turf Cup

    Allowed to trail the field into the far turn, Lucayan charged to victory over favored Temeraine in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Dec. 14 for his first win since the 2012 French Two Thousand Guineas.

  • Heart Stealer gets up late to win the Sugar Swirl Stakes.
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    Heart Stealer Rallies to Sugar Swirl Victory

    Newly crowned single-season North American earnings record holder Javier Castellano picked up a graded win Dec. 14 at Gulfstream Park when he guided Heart Stealer in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes.

  • Paladin Bay outfights Splashy Gizmo and Lexie Lou to win the Ontario Lassie Stakes.

    Paladin Bay Shows Her Class in Ontario Lassie

    Jessie Ladouceur's Paladin Bay sparkled in her second stakes win of the year, holding back strong bids from runner-up Splashy Gizmo and favorite Lexie Lou in the Ontario Lassie Stakes Dec. 14 at Woodbine.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Tops in Florida Host-Track Race

    Gulfstream Park moved ahead of Tampa Bay Downs during November in Florida's three-way competition for host-track simulcast business, according to data released Dec. 12 by the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.