Headlines for Friday, March 31, 2017

  • Iliad works under jockey Flavien Prat March 31 at Santa Anita

    Iliad Records Final Santa Anita Derby Workout

    In an instant following the San Felipe Stakes (G2), Iliad went from a fringe Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) contender in the shadow of Mastery to the likely favorite in the April 8 Santa Anita Derby (G1).

  • Bobby's Kitten at Lanwades

    Bobby's Kitten to Shuttle to Australia

    The 2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) winner Bobby's Kitten will shuttle to Twin Hills Stud in New South Wales from Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud in Newmarket, England, it was announced March 31.

  • Tapwrit draped in flowers after his win in the Tampa Bay Derby

    Tapwrit Tunes Up for Blue Grass Stakes

    The high energy level Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) winner Tapwrit has flaunted in recent weeks was on display March 31, when he tuned up for the April 8 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) with a half-mile move at Palm Beach Downs.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Litfin: Handicapping South's Big Oaks and Derby Preps

    The Southern routes to Louisville come to a climax April Fools' Day, when Gulfstream Park and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots each highlight their final stakes-studded April 1 programs with preps to Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Kentucky Derby.

  • Big John B wins the 2016 Tokyo City Cup

    Big John B Seeks Tokyo City Cup Repeat

    With a relatively short turf prep race under his belt, Michael House's Big John B will attempt to repeat his 2016 victory in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (G3) April 2 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Malibu Moon

    Another A. P. Indy Line?

    A.P. Indy has a son out there whose own sons have yet to show their potential—and each of the most promising ones has his first foals about to race.