Headlines for Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Game On Dude captures his third Santa Anita Handicap.

    Game On Dude Captures Record Third Big 'Cap

    Experts thought Game On Dude had lost a step, but the gallant old gelding proved them wrong with a history-making third victory in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Sahara Sky surges late to win the San Carlos Stakes.

    Sahara Sky Storms to Second San Carlos Win

    In an impressive display of gameness and power, Sahara Sky drove between horses in the stretch and struck for a repeat win in the $250,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) March 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Palace Malice fights back on the inside to win the Gulfstream Park Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3112263756&k=pQmL9zN">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Malice Returns a Winner in GP Handicap

    Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice, on the shelf since an even sixth-place finish in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), showed no signs of rust with a gritty victory in the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 8.

  • Euphrosyne (left) was awarded the Honeybee Stakes via disqualification.

    Euphrosyne Elevated to Honeybee Victory

    Euphrosyne was awarded the win in the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) March 8 after first-place finisher Sugar Shock was disqualified for interference in the Oaklawn Park stretch.

  • Ring Weekend runs away from the competition in the Tampa Bay Derby.

    Ring Weekend Springs Tampa Bay Derby Upset

    St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend sprang a 14-1 upset of the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) March 8 at Tampa Bay Downs, well clear of Vinceremos in an impressively speedy gate-to-wire score.

  • Testa Rossi comes home strong to win the Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs.

    Testa Rossi Cruises in Florida Oaks Stretch

    In her first start since finishing second in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT), Testa Rossi overpowered 11 other 3-year-old fillies in the stretch to post a 3 1/2-length victory in the Florida Oaks.

  • Fiorente Proves Best in Australian Cup

    Shamus Award tried for the seemingly impossible in the Aus$1million Australian Cup (Aus-I) March 8 at Flemington. He led nearly all the way, but then wilted late as Fiorente proved himself the nation's best horse.

  • Vercingetorix leads the way in the Jebel Hatta.

    Vercingetorix Co-Stars on Super Saturday

    Vercingetorix stayed unbeaten in six career starts after joining pacesetting stablemate Anaerobio at the front in early stretch, then drawing away to capture the $300,000 Jebel Hatta (UAE-I) March 8 at Meydan.

  • Dubai World Cup Horses Jog at Meydan - 3/6/2014

    #192 - Dunaden (FR) - Mikel DELZANGLES, #212 - Al Manmon Monlau (Arab) - Jean-Francois BERNARD, #180 - Sole Power (GB) - Edward LYNAM, #199 - Sommerabend (GB) - Miroslav RULEC, #208 - Rich Tapestry (IRE) - Michael CHANG, #131 - Man Amongst Men (IRE), #210 - Joshua Tree (IRE) - Ed DUNLOP, #163 - Red Dubawi (IRE) - David MARNANE, #160 - Elleval (IRE) - David MARNANE, #161 - He's No Saint (GB) - David MARNANE, #177 - Side Glance (GB) - Andrew BALDING. Video courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Asmar (IRE) wins the Al Bastakiya

    Race 2 - Al Bastakiya - 3/8/2014 Asmar (IRE) wins the Al Bastakiya and interview with winning Trainer Fawzi Nass & Jockey Richard Hughes #3 - Asmar (IRE) #8 - Emirates Flyer (GB) #10 - Duke Derby (IRE)

  • Raaziq (FR) wins the Al Maktoum Challenge R3

    Race 1 - Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (Group 1) - 3/8/2014 Raaziq (FR) wins the Al Maktoum Challenge (Round 3) and interview with winning Jockey Olivier Peslier #7 - Raaziq (FR) #5 - Versac (FR) #11 - Af Lafeh (AE)

  • Rich Tapestry (IRE) wins the Mahab Al Simaal

    Race 4 - Mahab Al Simaal (Group 3) - 3/8/2014 Rich Tapestry (IRE) wins the Mahab Al Simaal. Interview with winning Jockey Olivier Doleuze and Trainer, Michael Chang #5 - Rich Tapestry (IRE) #10 - Reynaldothewizard (USA) #2 - Complicate (AUS)

  • Shea Shea (SAF) wins the Meydan Sprint

    Race 3 - Meydan Sprint (Group 3) - 3/8/2014 Shea Shea (SAF) wins the Meydan Sprint. Interview with winning Jockey Christophe Soumillon #6 - Shea Shea (SAF) #14 - Ahtoug (GB) #5 - Dux Scholar (GB)

  • Vercingetorix wins the Jebel Hatta

    Race 8 - Jebel Hatta - 3/8/2014 Interview with winning Jockey Christophe Soumillon #2 - Vercingetorix (SAF) #1 - Vancouverite (GB) #10 - Anaerobio (ARG)

  • Prince Bishop rolls to victory in the Al Maktoum Challenge-Round 3.

    Prince Bishop Makes Strong Meydan Statement

    Prince Bishop burst between horses to lead in the stretch and drew clear to win the $400,000 Al Maktoum Challenge-Round 3 (UAE-I) March 8 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Silent Achiever, Vespa Win in New Zealand

    Former New Zealand champion Silent Achiever overhauled longtime pacesetter Historian and won the Lindauer New Zealand Stakes (NZ-I), one of two group I races on the March 8 card at Ellerslie.

  • Top Billing

    Top Billing Off Derby Trail With Fracture

    Top Billing will miss the Florida Derby and is off the Triple Crown trail with a cannon bone injury. Stablemate Honor Code, who makes his season debut March 12 at Gulfstream, could now be a candidate for Florida's big event.