Headlines for Saturday, February 8, 2014

  • Honor Code<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2940293938&k=3tRqP9c">Order This Photo</a>

    Honor Code Top Horse in Future Derby Pool 2

    There was no strong consensus for the top individual choice among six leading contenders in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager's second pool; it concluded Feb. 8, with the Shug McGaughey-trained Honor Code topping the list.

  • Candy Boy gets up late to win the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

    Candy Boy Makes Sweet Move for Lewis Score

    Candy Boy stamped himself as the top contender for the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) when he overpowered a pair of well-regarded Bob Baffert trainees in winning the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. I) Feb. 8 at Santa Anita.

  • Blingo gets by Imperative to win the San Antonio Stakes.

    Blingo Hits San Antonio Jackpot; 'Dude' Fades

    Blingo came from off the pace for his first graded stakes score as heavily favored Game On Dude and Blueskiesnrainbows flamed out in the $300,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Parranda and Jose Lezcano take the Suwannee River Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3065549619&k=ZHFFfTJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Parranda Steps Up, Wires Suwannee River

    After laying down a dawdling early pace in the $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT), Parranda swiftly accelerated entering the stretch to secure a clear victory from charging Riposte Feb. 8 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Jockey Martin Pedroza

    Pedroza Breaks Leg in Starting Gate Mishap

    Jockey Martin Pedroza sustained a leg fracture and is to be sidelined for an indefinite period after a starting gate mishap aboard first-time starter Sargentina in the eighth and final race Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Exit Stage Left

    Exit Stage Left Withdrawn from El Camino Real

    Exit Stage Left, the undefeated colt expected to be among the favorites in the upcoming $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) was injured during training at Golden Gate Fields the morning of Feb. 8 and has been declared.

  • Costume, Viadana Win Group I Races at Te Rapa

    Garry Chittick's homebred Costume denied group I winner Shuka's attempt at a last-to-first victory, digging in to narrowly prevail by a nose for her first stakes win in the Herbie Dyke (NZ-I) Feb. 8 at Te Rapa.