Headlines for Saturday, April 13, 2013

  • Mizdirection overtakes Schiaparelli late to win the Las Cienegas Stakes.

    Mizdirection Keeps Winning in Las Cienegas

    Odds-on pick Mizdirection, prepping for bigger things to come, posted her fifth consecutive win on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park when she captured the $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 13.

  • Overanalyze rolls home to win the Arkansas Derby.

    Overanalyze Makes Arkansas Derby Look Simple

    Overanalyze, rebounding from a lackluster seasonal debut, overpowered his rivals in the drive to easily win the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) and stamp his ticket for this year's Run for the Roses.

  • Java's War and Julien Leparoux take the Blue Grass.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455306553&k=PsDtD7p">Order This Photo</a>

    Java's War from Last to First in Blue Grass

    Charles Fipke's homebred Java's War overcame a troubled start in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes April 13 at Keeneland, closing from last to first to earn his way into the field for the May 4 Kentucky Derby.

  • Centre Court leave Daisy Devine to win the Jenny Wiley.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455324228&k=69pQKfC">Order This Photo</a>

    Centre Court Runs Down 'Daisy' in Jenny Wiley

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s homebred Centre Court ran down 2012 Jenny Wiley (gr. IT) winner Daisy Devine in the final furlong of the 2013 renewal to get her first grade I victory for trainer Rusty Arnold at Keeneland April 13.

  • Last Full Measure delivers an upset in the Madison.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455207566&k=KDSNfrv">Order This Photo</a>

    Last Full Measure Upsets Madison at Keeneland

    St. George Farm Racing's Last Full Measure, a winner in her only start at Keeneland, ran her record to two-for-two at the Kentucky racetrack with an upset victory in the $300,000 Madison Stakes (gr. I) April 13.

  • Havelock (pink silks, rail) gets the best of a wild finish in the Shakertown.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455182032&k=dKxQpHw">Order This Photo</a>

    Havelock Punches Through to Win Shakertown

    Silverton Hill homebred Havelock and jockey Garrett Gomez found room along the rail and just prevailed by a nose in a five-horse blanket finish of the $100,000 Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 13 at Keeneland.

  • Cluster of Stars rolls again in the Distaff Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455222018&k=zsrQjQ7">Order This Photo</a>

    Cluster of Stars Stays Unbeaten in Distaff

    Turtle Bird Stable's undefeated Cluster of Stars repelled the challenge of Los Ojitos and preserved her perfect record April 13 at Aqueduct Racetrack, winning the $200,000 Distaff Handicap (gr. II).

  • Handsome Mike and Mario Gutierrez take the Commonwealth.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455124282&k=kbWbdvc">Order This Photo</a>

    Handsome Mike Takes Commonwealth

    Reddam Racing's 2012 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) winner Handsome Mike took the $175,000 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland April 13, earning his first victory for trainer Doug O'Neill since that upset score at Parx.

  • It's a Dundeel, Guelph Win at Randwick

    While Black Caviar's 25th win in the T. J. Smith Stakes (Aus-I) stole the spotlight April 13 at Royal Randwick, fans saw two other superlative performances in group I stakes on the card from It's a Dundeel and filly Guelph.

  • Black Caviar cruises to victory number 25.

    Unbeaten Black Caviar Amazes With 25th Win

    Champion mare Black Caviar easily extended her unbeaten streak to 25 wins in as many starts April 13 as she ran 10 overmatched opponents off their feet in the $1 million Darley T. J. Smith Stakes (Aus-I) at Royal Randwick.

  • Novel Use of Stems Cells in Horses Reported (AAEP 2012)

    Getting a subfertile mare in foal usually often necessitates repeated veterinary examinations and treatments, such as medications and uterine flushes. Still, success is not always guaranteed. Researchers recently revealed that stem cells and other biologic therapies might also be useful in the quest to promote “sub” mares to fully fertile.