Headlines for Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Fire With Fire comes on late to win the Charles Whittingham.

    Fire With Fire Finds Spark in Whittingham

    A change in tactics helped Fire With Fire post a 7-1 upset in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Handicap (gr. IIT) May 24 on the grass at Santa Anita Park, giving trainer Neil Drysdale a record-tying seventh win in the race.

  • War Dancer (right) outfights Suntracer to win the Louisville Handicap.

    War Dancer Prevails in Louisville Thriller

    After an intense duel down the Churchill Downs stretch, odds-on favorite War Dancer thrust his head in front of Suntracer at the finish line and won the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 24.

  • Riposte comes home strong to win the Sheepshead Bay Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-QVhWK8F">Order This Photo</a>

    Riposte Relishes Boggy Turf in Sheepshead Bay

    Riposte found the yielding turf at Belmont Park to her liking as she rolled to a front-running victory in the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) over a good field for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott May 24.

  • Spring in the Air rolls to victory in the Hendrie Stakes.

    Spring in the Air Exudes Class in Hendrie Win

    Grade I winner Spring in the Air returned her winning ways with an off-the-pace charge in the $162,891 Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) May 24 at Woodbine, handing trainer Mark Casse his third consecutive win in the Polytrack event.

  • Super Ninety Nine makes his return in the Los Angeles Handicap.

    Super Ninety Nine Returns in Los Angeles 'Cap

    Out of action since the 2013 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Super Ninety Nine is to make his return for trainer Bob Baffert in the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) against four opponents at Santa Anita on Memorial Day.

  • Kingman dominates the Irish Two Thousand Guineas.
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    Kingman Emphatic Irish Guineas Winner

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Kingman look every bit the classic racehorse May 24 when capturing the Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) by a commanding five lengths at the Curragh.