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  • Prince Arch (2) makes his move near the wire to take the Gulfstream Park Breeders Cup Handicap.

    Could Prince Arch Rule in Dubai?

    It looks like Prince Arch is headed to Dubai for the $2 million Sheema Classic (UAE-I) after the 4-year-old captured the $230,000 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup (gr. IT) on the turf Sunday in the colt's 2005 debut.

  • Honey Ryder (2) passes Briviesca at the wire for the win in The Very One Handicap at Gulfstream.

    Honey Ryder Gets Sweet Trip in The Very One

    Glencrest Farm LLC's Honey Ryder saved her best running for the final furlong of Sunday's 1 3/8-mile The Very One Handicap (gr. IIIT), running down Briviesca in the final strides for a neck victory on the grass at Gulfstream Park.

  • Dearest Mon's FOY Scratch Due to Post

    Beverly Green's Dearest Mon, a promising 3-year-old son of Maria's Mon, was a late scratch out of Saturday's Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) because of his outside post.

  • Live Oak Plantation owner Charlotte Weber, left, with trainer Nick Zito.

    Zito Still Flying High Over Derby Trail

    Thanks to High Fly's victory in the $300,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and Noble Causeway's stylish win in a $33,000 allowance, trainer Nick Zito is building a stockpile of Kentucky Derby contenders and crystallized his hold on favorite status for the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2.

  • Crimson Classic Sires First Winner

    Stakes winner Crimson Classic was represented by his first winner March 4 when his daughter Crimson Dancer won by 6 1/4 lengths at Turfway Park.

  • Declan's Moon, right, heads for the win over Going Wild in the Santa Catalina Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Declan's Moon Still Perfect After 'Catalina

    Undefeated Declan's Moon, the early favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), pulled away from challengers Going Wild and Spanish Chestnut in the final furlong to register an impressive victory in the $200,000 Santa Catalina (gr. II) Saturday at Santa Anita.

  • High Fly, with Jerry Bailey aboard, wins the Fountain of Youth.

    High Fly Soars in Fountain of Youth

    Making his first start for trainer Nick Zito, High Fly rebounded from a third-place finish in the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) to win Saturday's Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Magna Graduate Heads Battaglia Class

    Magna Graduate captured the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday, setting him up for the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) three weeks away.

  • Rock Hard Ten, with Gary Stevens aboard, charges for the finish line  to win the Santa Anita Handicap.

    'Rock' Flattens Foes in Santa Anita Handicap

    Often accused of failing to realize his awesome potential, Rock Hard Ten brought his true knockout punch to Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), pulling away for a decisive 1 3/4-length victory over the strongest field he is yet to face.

  • Brazilian-bred Leroidesanimaux crosses the finish line to win the Kilroe Mile.

    Leroidesanimaux Conquers Kilroe Mile

    The challengers keep falling by the wayside for Brazilian-bred Leroidesanimaux, who won the $300,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) Saturday on the Santa Anita turf for his sixth straight victory in the United States.

  • Harris' High Standards Posts Baldwin Upset

    Harris Farms' High Standards kept his record unblemished when he came from slightly off the pace to collar tiring Run Thruthe Sun and draw off to an easy 2 1/2-length victory in Saturday's $110,450-added Baldwin Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hydrogen, with Richard Migliore aboard, captures the Stymie Stakes.

    Slap to Face Doesn't Stop Hydrogen in Stymie

    Earle I. Mack's Hydrogen, roused by a slap in the face, found room in the stretch Saturday and slipped through to win the $80,950 Stymie Handicap by a nose over 9-10 favorite Aggadan.

  • Letgomyecho Stays Perfect in Forward Gal

    The undefeated Maddalena was odds-on to win Saturday's $150,000 Stonerside Forward Gal (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies, but it was Letgomyecho who stretched her perfect record to three in a row in her stakes debut for trainer George Arnold.

  • Chiquitin's Win Shakes Up World Cup Picture

    Chiquitin, ridden with authority by Mick Kinane, made all the running to win the third-round $300,000 Al Maktoum Challenge (UAE-II) over the Dubai World Cup course and distance at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse at the 2005 Dubai International Racing Club Saturday.

  • Funny Cide Back to Work at Gulfstream

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, who hasn't run since the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), turned in his first work of the year, breezing three furlongs in :36 3/5 Saturday at Gulfstream Park with regular exercise rider Robin Smullen aboard.

  • Fair Grounds Names Simms to Community Post

    Stacy R. Simms has been named to the newly created position of director of community relations at Fair Grounds Race Course, president and general manager Randall Soth announced Friday.

  • Vous Tries to End Streak in The Very One

    Often close but still winless in her last 13 starts, trainer Tim Hills is hoping that Sunday's $100,000 The Very One Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the turf provides the key that allows Vous to reach the winner's circle at Gulfstream Park.

  • Big 'Cap Favorite Settles In as Rains Arrive

    As the rains arrived once again in Southern California Friday morning, Saint Liam, winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) bedded down with Bobby Frankel's horses at Santa Anita after making the trip from Florida Thursday in uneventful fashion.

  • Jellison Now Third on All-Time Win List

    Jill Jellison booted home Bobby Raymond's Halo Skywalker in the third race at Tampa Bay Downs March 4 to win her 1,770th career race and become the third all-time leading female jockey.

  • Fogelsonger Released from Trauma Unit

    Jockey Ryan Fogelsonger was released from the Shock Trauma Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore this evening after x-rays on his injured neck were negative.

  • Oregon Hub Handle Up $53 Million in 2004

    Five account-wagering hubs in Oregon handled a total of $883 million last year, up about 6% from the 2003 figure. Meanwhile, fourth-quarter handle for 2004 was down slightly from the same period in 2003, according to Oregon Racing Commission statistics.

  • Storm Forecast: Evaluating Storm Cat as a Sire of Sires

    Few stallions have fit the modern commercial market better than Storm Cat. Seven times the leading sire of juveniles, he regularly gets quick, precocious runners, yet has demonstrated that with the right mare, he can throw a horse capable of getting the American classic distance of 10 furlongs. What can we say about the future as it pertains to Storm Cat as a sire of sires?

  • Pedersen Appeals Suspension; Owner Responds

    Jennifer Pedersen, one of the top female trainers in the country, has been suspended for 60 days by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, according to a ruling released March 4. Meanwhile, owner Ernie Paragallo, for whom Pedersen trains, claims his barn is being targeted by investigators.

  • Churchill Sues Guild, Cuts Off Contributions

    Churchill Downs Inc. has cut off its voluntary financial contributions to the Jockeys' Guild and has sued the organization over what it believes were violations of federal and state law when jockeys opted not to ride last fall at Churchill Downs and Hoosier Park.

  • Delaware OKs Medication Rules, Wants 'Shake' Tests

    The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has approved model uniform medication rules as recommended by regulators in the Mid-Atlantic region and hopes to have blood-gas testing for "milkshakes" in place by the time Delaware Park opens April 30 for its 135-day meet.

  • Hunting Hard to Breezy Knob in New York

    Hunting Hard, a New York graded stakes-placed son of Seeking the Gold, will stand the 2005 breeding season at Breezy Knob Farm near Ava, N.Y.

  • Hero's Tribute Ready For Stallion Duty

    Grade II winner Hero's Tribute, who missed the first part of the breeding season at Douglas Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., because of surgery, is ready to begin breeding.

  • Laser Light Dead in Florida

    Laser Light, a New York grade I winner and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up, was euthanized Feb. 10 at Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud near Ocala, Fla.

  • Defer to be Tested in Fountain of Youth

    Ogden Mills Phipps' Defer will face a two-turn test against a field of 10 other sophomores entered in Saturday's Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, the final major prep for the $ 1-million Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2.

  • Yard-Arm, Cherry Mix Battle in World Cup Preview

    Yard-Arm and Cherry Mix, two of the leading contenders for this year's $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on March 26, go head-to-head during the Dubai International Racing Carnival's meeting on March 5.

  • Solis Found Winning Las Flores Mount at Mall

    During a visit to the Westfield Mall in Arcadia recently, Alex Solis had no intention of shopping for a mount. But that's exactly what the 40-year-old jockey did.

  • Unbeaten Maddalena Lines Up in Forward Gal

    Undefeated Maddalena, a 7 1/4-length winner for trainer Todd Pletcher in her stakes debut a month ago, stands out in a field of seven entered for the Stonerside Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Gulfstream Park H. Adds Luster to Spectacular Saturday III

    Sullivan Lane Stable and Vincent Scuderi's highweighted Classic Endeavor will carry Eclipse Award-winning rider John Velazquez and an impost of 118 pounds against a well-matched and familiar group of older horses in Saturday's Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II). The strong card features the prestigious Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. III) for the 3-year-old set.

  • Kentucky Stallion Glitterman Pensioned

    Glitterman, sire of four millionaires, has been pensioned at Nathan Fox and Richard Kaster's Wafare Farm near Midway, Ky., because of fertility problems.