Headlines for Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • Imperative goes by Game On Dude to win the Charles Town Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3190473451&k=7HFL9SB">Order This Photo</a>

    Dude! Imperative Shocks Charles Town Classic

    Imperative pounced on a softened-up Game On Dude rounding the final turn and proved best in the drive to land a $1 million payday at odds of 26-1 in the Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 19 at Charles Town Races.

  • Flattering Bea leads the way to victory in the Sugar Maple Stakes.

    'Bea' Changes Tactics, Captures Sugar Maple

    Jim Arrison's Flattering Bea, usually well off the early pace, changed tactics and came away with a neck victory in the $200,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the evening of April 19.

  • Flashy American rolls late to win the Sixty Sails Handicap.

    Flashy American Flies to Sixty Sails Score

    Favored Flashy American wore down pacesetter Sonja's Angel in deep stretch to register her first graded stakes win in the $150,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) April 19 at Hawthorne Racecourse.

  • Grand Tito comes home strong to win the Miami Mile Handicap at Calder.

    Grand Tito Takes Off-the-Turf Miami Mile

    Grupo 7C Racing Stable's Grand Tito took charge at the three-sixteenths pole and held off Midnight Cello and Csaba to win the $100,000 Miami Mile Handicap April 19 at Calder Casino & Race Course.

  • Mr Speaker rolls home to win the Coolmore Lexington Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3189833570&k=FCZkskc">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr Speaker Takes Down Coolmore Lexington

    Phipps Stables' homebred Mr Speaker took to the Polytrack like a fish to water April 19, skipping home in the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) in his first try on the synthetic stuff.

  • Frac Daddy and Alan Garcia dominate the Ben Ali.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3189851381&k=hT8pX2d">Order This Photo</a>

    Frac Daddy Powers Home in Ben Ali

    Magic City Thoroughbred Partners' Frac Daddy returned to Keeneland and returned to winning ways April 19, taking the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) at the Lexington oval.

  • California Chrome went four furlongs at his Los Alamitos headquarters the morning of April 19 in :47 4/5.

    California Chrome Cruises at Los Alamitos

    California Chrome, early favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) took another step forward when he cruised four furlongs at his Los Alamitos headquarters the morning of April 19 in :47 4/5.

  • Bond Holder

    Reddam's Bond Holder Succumbs to Laminitis

    Reddam Racing's Bond Holder, at one time a contender on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has lost his battle with laminitis, according to an April 19 announcement by trainer Doug O'Neill.

  • It's a Dundeel Wins at Aussie Championships

    It's a Dundeel collared pacesetter Carlton House less than 200 meters out but had to dig in late to repel rapidly closing Sacred Falls to win the AUS$4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Aus-I) April 19 at Royal Randwick.

  • Cairo Prince<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2881573798&k=jTz5F9D">Order This Photo</a>

    Cairo Prince Injured, Out of Kentucky Derby

    Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) winner Cairo Prince has sustained an injury to his left front ankle and will miss the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said April 19.

  • Rosalind worked five furlongs in :58 4/5 over the Lexington Polytrack on April 19.

    Rosalind Works Toward Kentucky Oaks

    Landaluce Educe Stables' Rosalind, dead-heat winner with Room Service of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, worked five furlongs in :58 4/5 over the Lexington oval's Polytrack April 19.

  • Kentucky Derby Stars Come Out at Keeneland

    Racing Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas promised "more stories than Mother Goose," and the four-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner--and a panel of five other Derby winners--delivered on that promise.