Headlines for Saturday, March 11, 2017

  • Hip 462, a colt by More Than Ready, works an eighth in :09 3/5 at OBS

    More Than Ready Colt Sizzles in OBS Work

    During the final breeze show in preparation for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March 14-15 sale, a More Than Ready colt sizzled an eighth of a mile in :09 3/5, the fastest time at the distance during three days.

  • Battalion Runner wins an allowance optional claiming race Feb. 3 at Gulfstream

    Battalion Runner Works Toward Florida Derby

    St. Elias Stable's Battalion Runner, a promising 3-year-old who has yet to be tested in stakes company, continued his march to the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) by working six furlongs March 11 at Palm Beach Downs.

  • Denman's Call and Tyler Baze take the Triple Bend

    Denman's Call Upsets Masochistic in Triple Bend

    Gilman Racing, Westside Rentals.com, and W.C. Racing's Denman's Call made a bold move in the turn and wore down favored Masochistic in the stretch to spring a 16-1 upset in the $400,000 Triple Bend Stakes (G1) March 11 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Tapwrit wins the 2017 Tampa Bay Derby

    Tapwrit Shows His Class in Tampa Bay Derby

    Despite incurring some traffic trouble around the first turn, Tapwrit became the latest sophomore to make a play for a starring role in the ever-evolving 3-year-old male picture when he drew clear by 4 1/2 lengths in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2).

  • It Tiz Well (inside) fights on gamely to win the Honeybee Stakes

    It Tiz Well Makes The Grade in Honeybee

    Tommy Town Thoroughbreds' It Tiz Well showed her class when she defeated a field of 11 3-year-old fillies with a game effort to take the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) March 11 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Healthzone: 02-25-17

    Health Zone: Dealing with Premature Foals

    Occasionally a mare will foal too early, and the foal arrives prematurely. Foals born at less than 320 days’ gestation are considered premature, and chances for survival decrease considerably if a foal comes earlier than 300 days.

  • McCraken in the winner's circle after the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs

    Unbeaten McCraken Returns to Work Tab

    Trainer Ian Wilkes breathed a sigh of relief March 11 when he sent unbeaten McCraken out for an easy half-mile move at Palm Meadows Training Center, the first work for the colt since a mild ankle strain was discovered in his left front Feb. 28.

  • Dr. Andy Roberts

    Out-of-Competition Rule Examined at HBPA Convention

    Dr. Andy Roberts, speaking March 11 at the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's convention, said an out-of-competition rule approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International could have unintended impact.