Headlines for Saturday, April 8, 2017

  • Hillhouse High takes the Royal Heroine Stakes

    Hillhouse High Gives Baltas Royal Heroine Exacta

    After running third in her last two graded stakes attempts, Golden Eagle Farm's Hillhouse High broke through in the $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (G2T) when holding off a late run from Mokat, giving trainer Richard Baltas the 1-2 finish. 

  • Irish War Cry powers to victory in the Wood Memorial

    Irish War Cry Rebounds in Wood Memorial

    Irish War Cry put doubts to rest April 8 in the $750,000 Wood Memorial Presented by NYRA Bets (G2), clearing Battalion Runner by open lengths to rebound from his lackluster performance last out.

  • Corey Lanerie celebrates after taking the Ashland aboard Sailor's Valentine

    Sailor's Valentine Delivers Ashland Upset

    Semaphore Racing and Homewrecker Racing's Sailor's Valentine broke through in a big way April 8, upsetting seven other 3-year-old fillies to win the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland.

  • Green Gratto (inside) fights off Unified to win the Carter

    Green Gratto Pulls Carter Stunner

    Gaston and Anthony Grant's veteran performer Green Gratto broke through for his first top-level score in his 53rd career start, holding off 4-5 favorite Unified at the wire to pull the upset in the $400,000 Carter Handicap (G1).

  • Paulassilverlining gets the victory in the Madison

    Paulassilverlining Game in Madison

    Paulassilverlining proved the astute judgment of Juddmonte Farms' advisors April 8 in the $300,000 Madison Stakes (G1) at Keeneland, gamely defeating pacesetter Constellation in her first start for her new connections.

  • Holding Gold comes home strong to win the Shakertown

    Holding Gold Holds Sway in Shakertown

    Live Oak Plantation, trainer Mark Casse, and jockey Joel Rosario made it two straight stakes scores at Keeneland when they teamed to win the Shakertown Stakes (G2T) on turf with Holding Gold

  • Hydrangea holds off her challengers in the One Thousand Guineas Trial

    Hydrangea Takes One Thousand Guineas Trial

    The offspring of Galileo belonging to the Coolmore/Ballydoyle connections finished on top April 8 Ballylinch Stud One Thousand Guineas and the Leopardstown Two Thousand Guineas Trial at Leopardstown.

  • Winx wins the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

    Winx Wins As She Pleases at Royal Randwick

    The wonder from down under put the latest exclamation point on her resume April 8 at Royal Randwick, cruising to a 5 1/4-length victory in the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) with the ease of a Saturday stroll.