Headlines for Saturday, March 4, 2017

  • Unique Bella and Mike Smith take the Santa Ysabel

    Unique Bella Game in Santa Ysabel Win

    Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella finally got a challenge March 4 in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3), but shrugged it off in the final furlong to reestablish her standing as the current favorite for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).

  • Heart to Heart wins the 2017 Canadian Turf

    Heart to Heart Wires Canadian Turf

    Terry Hamilton's Canadian champion Heart to Heart broke sharply and never looked back in the $150,000 Canadian Turf Stakes (G3T) at Gulfstream Park March 4, taking the race in front-running fashion for a second year in a row. 

  • Miss Sky Warrior wins the 2017 Davona Dale

    Miss Sky Warrior Reigns in Davona Dale

    Arlene London's homebred Miss Sky Warrior dispelled any notion of rust on her form when she came with a three-wide move on the final turn to score a victory in the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park in her seasonal bow March 4.

  • Wake Forest wins the 2017 Mac Diarmida Stakes

    Wake Forest Returns to Winning Ways in Mac Diarmida

    Wake Forest (GER) was given plenty of time to recover from his 2016 campaign by trainer Chad Brown, and the 7-year-old runner rewarded that patience March 4 with a narrow victory in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2T) at Gulfstream Park.

  • J Boys Echo comes home strong to win the Gotham

    J Boys Echo Blitzes to Gotham Score

    Trainer Dale Romans has been persistent in his pursuit of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), and his chance at this year's edition just snapped into focus thanks to Albaugh Family Stable's J Boys Echo.

  • Ticonderoga wins the 2017 Palm Beach Stakes

    Ticonderoga Powerful in Palm Beach

    Woodford Racing's Ticonderoga ran off the bench and into the winner's circle March 4 at Gulfstream Park, taking the $100,000 Palm Beach Stakes (G3T) with a powerful rally.

  • Long River wins the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3

    Long River Leads Super Saturday Conquests

    The Kentucky-bred son of A.P. Indy, out of the multiple grade 1-winning Awesome Again mare Round Pond, surged to a 1 3/4-length triumph in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1).

  • Bird Song wins the 2017 Fred W. Hooper Stakes

    Bird Song Scores in Fred W. Hooper

    Marylou Whitney's Bird Song took the lead after a half-mile and kept Realm and Tale of S'avall at bay in the stretch to earn his first graded stakes victory in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park March 4.

  • Sixties Song won the Carlos Pellegrini at San Isidoro (Argentina) in mid December

    Valparaiso Sporting Club Hosts Latino Americano

    The $500,000 Longines Gran Premio Latino Americano (G1), South America's richest race, has drawn of a field of 16. The 1 1/2-mile turf race will be run for the first time at the Valparaiso Sporting Club in Vina del Mar, Chile.