Headlines for Saturday, February 16, 2013

  • Dice Flavor comes home strong to capture the El Camino Real Derby.

    Dice Flavor Shakes Up El Camino Real Derby

    Southern California shipper Dice Flavor, whose only four starts had been on grass for trainer Paddy Gallagher, burst away from the field past mid-stretch to easily win the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) Feb. 16.

  • Capo Bastone Narrow Winner at Gulfstream

    Three-year-old prospect Capo Bastone made his return to the races successfully Feb. 16 at Gulfstream Park, coming from off the pace with an early sweeping move to take an allowance race by a head as the 3-2 favorite.

  • Don't Tell Sophia rolls home in the Bayakoa Stakes at Oaklawn.

    Don't Tell Sophia Draws Off in Bayakoa

    Don't Tell Sophia was a $1,000 yearling purchase in 2009. On Feb. 16 she ran them off their feet at Oaklawn Park, easily putting 6 1/2 lengths over her nearest competitor in the $98,000 Bayakoa Stakes.

  • Great Hot and Gary Stevens cannot be caught in the Santa Maria Stakes.

    Stevens Swipes Santa Maria With Great Hot

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens stole the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (gr. II) aboard outsider Great Hot Feb. 16 for his third consecutive stakes win at Santa Anita Park over the past two weekends.

  • Starformer Continues to Shine in The Very One

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Starformer continued to shine in the $100,000 The Very One Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 16, cruising to 3 1/4-length victory as much the best over seven other older fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park.

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    Orb to Fountain of Youth Pending Monday Work

    Recent allowance winner Orb will likely run Feb. 23 in the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, providing that he pleases trainer Shug McGaughey in a workout scheduled for Feb. 18.

  • Progenitor Cells in Healthy and Laminitic Hooves (AAEP 2012)

    Laminitis is a complicated equine condition that has the attention of researchers and veterinarians around the world. While some explore the big picture--such as managing horses with this debilitating disease--others examine the smaller aspects, right down to the cells that make up both the healthy and affected hoof.

  • TVG Launches Promotional Campaign

    TVG has launched a promotional campaign titled "TVG Good For The Game," that includes testimonials delivered by several prominent members of the racing industry.

  • Black Caviar cruises to a new track record in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes.

    Unbeaten Black Caviar Sets Record in Comeback

    Demonstrating she still has the competitive fire that has made her a living legend, Black Caviar took her unbeaten record to 23 victories Feb. 16 at Flemington in record time in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (Aus-I).