Headlines for Saturday, February 2, 2013

  • Guilt Trip pulls away to victory in the Strub Stakes.

    Guilt Trip Relishes Route in Strub Triumph

    Trainer Bob Baffert and owners Gary and Mary West had nothing to apologize for after favored Guilt Trip gave them their second grade II win of the afternoon in the $200,000 Strub Stakes Feb. 2 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Believe You Can returns with an easy win in the Tiffany Lass Stakes.

    Believe You Can Cruises in Tiffany Lass

    Brereton Jones' homebred Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can returned from a layoff of more than seven months to capture the $94,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes by 10 1/4 lengths Feb. 2 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Honorable Dillon delivers in the Hutcheson Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2347772232&k=PBw3wVb">Order This Photo</a>

    Hutcheson: Honorable Dillon Prevails

    Eddie Kenneally and Joe Rocco Jr. had a plan for Honorable Dillon, and the 3-year-old son of Tapit followed it right into the Gulfstream Park winner's circle Feb. 2 after winning the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II).

  • Mac the Man cruises to victory in the 96ROCK Stakes.

    Mac the Man, Allanah Take Turfway Stakes

    Sherri Greenhill's Mac the Man and TK Stables' Allanah won the featured 3-year-olds stakes at Turfway Park Feb. 2 to give leading jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. a riding double in the co-features.

  • Falling Sky holds off Dynamic Sky for victory in the Sam F. Davis Stakes.

    Falling Sky Survives Sam Davis Objection

    The sky was the limit Feb. 2 at Tampa Bay Downs, with Falling Sky and Dynamic Sky finishing 1-2 in the $202,500 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III). Falling Sky, a 7-1 upsetter, survived an objection to get the job done.

  • Flashback, and Julien Leparoux are all alone at the finish of the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

    Baffert's Flashback Makes Lewis Look Easy

    Trainer Bob Baffert viewed the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) as a scrimmage for untested Flashback, and the talented son of Tapit proved he was ready for tougher with an easy tally at Santa Anita Park Feb. 2.

  • Head Heart Hoof took powers home to victory in the Toboggan Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2347673694&k=GLFwVgQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Perseverance Pays Off for Head Heart Hoof

    Benefiting from a patient ride, Head Heart Hoof took control leaving the turn and held off a tenacious rally by Johannesburg Smile to win the 120th renewal of the Toboggan Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 2.

  • Revolutionary gets through on the inside to win the Withers Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2347671578&k=SfRLtCp">Order This Photo</a>

    Revolutionary Shows Bravery in Withers Win

    What WinStar Farm's Revolutionary lacks in seasoning he made up for in heart at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 2, closing late with a tremendously game effort to win the $200,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) by a neck.

  • Tapicat streaks away from her rivals to win the Florida Oaks.

    Tapicat Makes the Grade in Florida Oaks

    The sophomore daughter of Tapit earned her first graded stakes victory and was just a tick off a track record Feb. 2 while rolling home much the best in the $150,000 Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • J&B Met Yogas Govender

    Trainer Yogas Govender, whose Martial Eagle runs in the J&B Met at Kenilworth on February 2.

  • Ultimate Eagle

    Ultimate Eagle On Go for Donn; Csaba Works

    Southern California-based Ultimate Eagle has been confirmed for the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park, while other contenders Csaba and Take Charge Indy put in their final breezes for the race Feb. 2.