Headlines for Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • Embellishing Bob (center) was awarded the 2014 Derby Trial win after Bayern (inside) was disqualified.

    Embellishing Bob Gets Derby Trial Win on DQ

    Embellishing Bob, stepping up into graded stakes company off a maiden win, won the Derby Trial (gr. III) on the disqualification of Bayern under the lights on the opening night of the Churchill Downs spring meet April 26.

  • Awesome Return wins the 2014 Snow Chief Stakes.

    Awesome Return Makes Most of Gold Rush Day

    Improving Awesome Return took control in the stretch and held sway in the final furlong to earn his first stakes win in the $250,000 Snow Chief, the featured event on the California Gold Rush day card at Santa Anita April 26.

  • Pepper Crown wins the 2014 San Francisco Mile.

    Pepper Crown Gets First Stakes Win in SF Mile

    Alex Paszkeicz scored a triple when Pepper Crown, the longest shot on the board at 46-1, rallied along the rail to win the $100,315 San Francisco Mile (gr. IIIT) on yielding turf at Golden Gate Fields April 26.

  • Fillies Stand Out at Louisiana Breeze Show

    Three Louisiana-bred fillies tied for the fastest furlong drill April 26 at the breeze show for Equine Sales Co. of Louisiana's first-ever 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale in Opelousas.

  • Belmont Park

    Belmont Spring/Summer Meet Opens May 1

    The 146th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 7 anchors the 54-day spring/summer meet at Belmont Park, which opens May 1 and runs through July 13.

  • Go Indy Go, Hana's Goal Dominant at Randwick

    Go Indy Go will be prepared for the Victoria Oaks (gr. I) later this year after her impressive win over males in the Moet and Chandon Champagne Stakes (Aus-I) for 2-year-olds April 26 at Royal Randwick.

  • Louis The King Completes South African Triple

    South African racing history was made at Turffontein racecourse April 26 when Louis The King captured the South African Derby (SAf-I) by a length to become just the second horse to win the nation's SASOC Triple Crown.

  • Got Lucky and My Miss Sophia worked at Churchill Downs on April 26, 2014. <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-wWSZzjq">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher Fillies Tune Up for Kentucky Oaks

    My Miss Sophia and Got Lucky--two fillies trained by Todd Pletcher--went through their final paces in preparation for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when they breezed four furlongs in :49 2/5 at Churchill Downs April 26.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Draws Crowd for Los Al Work

    With many fans making their first-ever visit to Los Alamitos just to see him, California Chrome put in his final work April 26 before he heads to Louisville for the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Harry's Holiday breezed five furlongs at Churchill Downs on April 26, 2014.  <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-dsFTdPp">Order This Photo</a>

    Vicar's in Trouble, Harry's Holiday Breeze

    On Saturday, April 26, trainer Mike Maker wrapped up serious work for two of his three Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls when Vicar's in Trouble and Harry's Holiday each breezed five furlongs at Churchill Downs.

  • Big Bazinga worked at Churchill Downs on April 26, 2014.  <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-vKMVHdx">Order This Photo</a>

    Busy Saturday for Derby, Oaks Horses

    It was a beautiful Saturday morning at Churchill Downs April 26 as a handful of hopefuls for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) went to the track.

  • Corey Lanerie

    Lanerie Lands First Kentucky Derby Mount

    Moments after Corey Lanerie learned he would ride Harry's Holiday in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) May 3 at Churchill Downs, surprisingly the first Derby mount for the veteran rider, he called his mother.