Headlines for Saturday, March 31, 2018

  • Flamboyant (inside) edges Editore for the San Francisco Mile score at Golden Gate Fields

    Flamboyant Skims Rail to San Francisco Mile Score

    It was a long time between drinks for Flamboyant (FR), but the 7-year-old gelding broke through for his first win since February of 2016 with a rail-skimming victory March 31 in the $201,575 San Francisco Mile (G3T) at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Audible comes home strong to take the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park

    Audible Makes Florida Derby Statement

    Audible doubled down on the form he flaunted during his handy victory in the Holy Bull Stakes (G2) when he kicked on handily in the lane after sitting off a hot pace March 31 to win the $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Balance the Budget and connections after his Colonial Cup win at Springdale Racecourse

    Balance the Budget Wires Colonial Cup

    Stonelea Stables' Balance the Budget jumped out to a yawning early advantage in Saturday's 48th edition of the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (NSA-G1) and came home to a 6 1/4-length victory under Mark Watts.

  • Blended Citizen with jockey Kyle Frey works at Keeneland for trainer Doug O'Neill during the  2018 Keeneland Spring Meet

    Blended Citizen Works for Blue Grass Stakes

    Blended Citizen, who has had much of his success on the grass and all-weather surfaces, prepared for his return to the dirt in the April 7 $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) by working five furlongs in 1:01 March 31 at Keeneland.

  • Dubai World Cup Press Conference

    Dubai World Cup Press Conference

    Comments from trainer Saeed Bin Suroor and jockey Christophe Soumillon after Thunder Snow's victory in the 2018 Dubai World Cup. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • William Buick celebrates aboard Hawkbill after their Dubai Sheema Classic win at Meydan

    Godolphin Dominates Turf Races on World Cup Card

    Even before Thunder Snow (IRE) dominated the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), the home team colors of Godolphin blue flashed home first in three of the four turf races on the program, including both of the $6 million events.

  • McKinzie schools March 8 at Santa Anita Park

    McKinzie to Miss Santa Anita Derby

    Baffert said something isn't quite right with the Street Sense colt, who last out edged Bolt d'Oro in the March 10 San Felipe Stakes (G2) but was disqualified to second for interference in late stretch.

  • Dubai Golden Shaheen Press Conference

    Dubai Golden Shaheen Press Conference

    Trainer Chad Summers and jockey Joel Rosario discuss Mind Your Biscuits' victory in the Dubai Golden Shaheen. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • UAE Derby Press Conference

    UAE Derby Press Conference

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien and owner MV Magnier discuss Mendelssohn's impressive victory in the UAE Derby and prospects for the Kentucky Derby. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club