Headlines for Sunday, May 12, 2013

  • Emollient
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    Black-Eyed Susan: A Soft Spot for Emollient?

    Emollient, nine-length winner of the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) in April, is the 9-5 favorite in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered in the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Ben's Cat won the Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes in 2011.

    Ben's Cat Heads Pimlico's Friday Undercard

    Popular Ben's Cat will run in the Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes for the third straight time on the undercard for this year's Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) program May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Last Gunfighter
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    Last Gunfighter Invades for Pimlico Special

    John Gunther's Last Gunfighter, who has won five in a row since his maiden victory last October, will invade Maryland and face mostly locally based horses in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) May 1.

  • Alpha Bettor wins the Eclipse Stakes.

    Alpha Bettor Guts Out Eclipse Stakes Victory

    Alpha Bettor, making his first start of the year, upset 2-5 pick Delegation with a late surge along the inside for Justin Stein in a fast renewal of the $197,961 Eclipse Stakes (Can-II) May 12 on the Polytrack at Woodbine.

  • Itsmyluckyday works with Elvis Trujillo at Monmouth Park.

    Itsmyluckyday Breezes Half-Mile at Monmouth

    Itsmyluckyday worked a half-mile on the drying-out Monmouth Park main track in :47 1/5 between the third and fourth races May 12 as he prepares for his next start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Flotilla wins the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches in France.
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    Flotilla Strikes in Return to Take Pouliches

    Flotilla, the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf (gr. IT) winner, caught Esoterique in the closing strides and won the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Fr-I, French One Thousand Guineas) May 12 at Longchamp.

  • Style Vendome wins the Poule d'Essai des Poulains in France.
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    Style Vendome Stretches Out to Win Poulains

    In a rousing finish in the first classic of the French season, Style Vendome tallied a fifth consecutive win by a neck in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Fr-I), or French Two Thousand Guineas, May 12 at Longchamp.

  • Verxina wins the Victoria Mile in Japan.

    Verxina Lands Elusive Group I Win in Japan

    Four times second at the group I level in 2012, Verxina finally broke through in the Victoria Mile (Jpn-I) May 12 at Tokyo Racecourse when holding off the strong late charge of Whale Capture to prevail by a nose.

  • Barretts Sees Strong Momentum for May Sale

    Coming off a March sale that jumped more than 30% in average, Barretts offers a catalog of 142 juveniles plus a catalog supplement of another 13 for its May 2-year-old sale in Pomona, Calif. The sale is May 13.