Headlines for Saturday, March 2, 2013

  • General Election takes the John Battaglia Memorial under Albin Jimenez.

    General Election Upsets Battaglia Memorial

    Jockey Albin Jimenez guided WinStar Farm's General Election past a melee at the start and avoided trouble in the stretch to bring the colt home a 13-1 winner in the $75,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park.

  • Game On Dude is all alone at the finish of the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Game On Dude Doubles Fun With Big 'Cap Romp

    Game On Dude erased any doubts about his ability to get 1 1/4 miles and proved once more that he's the king of Santa Anita Park with a breathtaking front-running score in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 2.

  • Clearly Now gets away late to win the Swale Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2389439736&k=ZGPnkZS">Order This Photo</a>

    Clearly Now Shortens Up for Swale Triumph

    Clearly Now came off a third-place finish behind Itsmyluckyday and Shanghai Bobby in the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) to claim a victory of his own in the $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. III) March 2 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Beholder cruises to victory in the Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Champ Beholder Back in Form for 'Virgenes Win

    Compromised by a throat ulcer in her first start of the year, the real Beholder showed up in the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) March 2 at Santa Anita Park, romping over seven 3-year-old filly opponents.

  • Vyjack rolls home to win the Gotham Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2389400967&k=8SpmZnk">Order This Photo</a>

    Vyjack Makes Big Impact With Late Gotham Run

    Pick Six Racing's Vyjack remained unbeaten in four starts and proceeded on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with an impressive late run March 2 in the $400,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct.

  • Comma to the Top fights for victory in the Tom Fool.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2389408852&k=jbNS9jB">Order This Photo</a>

    Comma to the Top Gets Nod in Tight Tom Fool

    Favored Comma to the Top, making just his second appearance outside of California, proved a tenacious winner of the $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap (gr. III) March 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack, just a week after making his last start.

  • Trade Storm streaks home to win the Zabeel Mile.

    Game Trade Storm Denies Musir in Zabeel Mile

    Trade Storm gamely threaded his way through horses in the stretch and burst clear late to deny favored Musir a win in the $250,000 Zabeel Mile Sponsored by Stud Estrela Energia (UAE-II) March 2 at Meydan.

  • Barretts March Sale Featuring Strong Sires

    A week after Barretts extended its brand to include racing at Fairplex Park, the auction company will host its March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training in Pomona, Calif. The March 4 sale has cataloged 138 youngsters.

  • Ahzeemah powers home to win the Nad al Sheba Trophy.

    Ahzeemah Takes Nad al Sheba for Godolphin

    Godolphin won the $200,000 Nad al Sheba Trophy Sponsored by Haras Estrela Energia (UAE-III) for the third straight year March 2 when Ahzeemah held off a strong challenge from Certerach by a neck at Meydan.

  • Longshot Ferlax Shines in Australian Guineas

    Undefeated at country tracks in Australia, Ferlax capably handled a huge step up at Flemington March 2, with a gutsy win over highly-regarded filly You're So Good in the Australian Guineas (Aus-I).

  • Lawsonia intracellularis Tests: How Do They Measure Up? (AAEP 2012)

    The bacterium Lawsonia intracellularis causes an economically important emerging disease of weanlings called equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE). Thoroughbred foals that recover from EPE reportedly sell for an average of 68% less than nonaffected foals by the same sire, so veterinarians consider detecting the disease agent early a priority. In a recent...