Headlines for Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • Danza and Joe Bravo upset the Arkansas Derby.

    Danza Dominates in Arkansas Derby Shocker

    Danza sent shock waves through the crowd of 63,186 at Oaklawn Park when he took command in upper stretch at odds of 41-1 and rolled to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 12.

  • Bourbonize gets up late to win the Northern Spur Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

    Charging Bourbonize Best in Northern Spur

    In a result that could have implications later in the 3-year-old season, improving Bourbonize got up just in time to edge favored Knock Em Flat by a neck in the $100,000 Northern Spur Stakes April 12 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Tribal Spy comes home strong to win the Las Cienegas at Santa Anita.

    Tribal Spy Ambushes Field in Las Cienegas

    California-bred Tribal Spy successfully stepped into open stakes company April 12 when she came from slightly off the pace to win the $100,000 Las Cienegas (gr. IIIT) at 11-1 odds on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita.

  • Occasional View and Alan Garcia (center) take the Commonwealth Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3175362783&k=BbqcpvX">Order This Photo</a>

    Occasional View Flies Home in Commonwealth

    Robert Trussell's Occasional View, a 6-year-old Silver Deputy gelding, charged from off the pace to win the seven-furlong Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) April 12 at Keeneland. The winner was a $100,000 claim last fall.

  • Albany Reunion Prevails in NZ Easter Battle

    A tightly packed group of seven reach the finish line almost simultaneously in the Manco Easter Handicap April 12 at Ellerslie, with Albany Reunion narrowly prevailing in New Zealand's final group I race of the season.

  • Scared Falls Stars in Aussie Championships

    In an amazing training feat, Chris Waller sent out the first four finishers in the AUS$3 million The Star Doncaster Mile (Aus-I), spearheaded by repeat winner Sacred Falls April 12 at Royal Randwick.

  • Wise Dan after winning the Maker's 46 Mile at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3174033438&k=8mDKcS9">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Doing Well After Season Debut

    Charlie LoPresti reported Morton Fink's homebred son of Wiseman's Ferry was "doing fine this morning and ate up everything last night," after coming off the bench to defend his title in the April 11 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT).

  • HANA Revises Track Ratings; Churchill Drops

    The Horseplayers Association of North America has re-released its 2014 HANA Racetrack Ratings in the wake of a decision by Churchill Downs to increase pari-mutuel takeout rates to the maximum permitted by state statute.

  • How to Predict When a Mare Will Foal

    For some breeders, the waiting game starts as soon as the mare is inseminated. For others, it starts when she's confirmed in foal. Still for others, it starts when she her belly grows large. Whenever that waiting game starts, all breeders want to know: When will my mare foal?