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  • European import Royal Highness takes Beverly D. by a head.

    German-bred Royal Highness Steals Beverly D.

    Coming into the $750,000 Beverly D. (gr. IT), all the talk was about Citronnade and Lady of Venice, two talented American fillies who were undefeated this year. But when the field of seven reached the Arlington Park stretch Aug. 11, a European mare with only one win in the past two years stole the show.

  • Pavarotti Shows His Tenor in Game Round Table Win

    Pacesetting Pavarotti, a $2.5 million yearling purchase, refused to give way under extreme pressure from Time Squared, fighting back in deep stretch for a head victory in the $100,000 Round Table for 3-year-olds at Arlington Park Saturday.

  • Pleasant Strike Swings Away in Arlington Classic

    Edward P. Evans' homebred Pleasant Strike was angled out mid-stretch by jockey Rene Douglas and finished with aplomb to win the $150,000 Arlington Classic (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds going away at Arlington Park on Saturday.

  • 'Anna Gets Confidence Builder in Arlington Turf Win

    Frank C. Calabrese's Dreaming of Anna, Eclipse Award winning 2-year-old filly last year, snapped a three-race losing streak when she returned to her Arlington Park homebase and defeated five rivals in $47,400 Double Delta Stakes on the turf Saturday.

  • Eclipse Award winner Dreaming of Anna returns to the turf in the Double Delta Stakes.

    'Anna Back to Turf in Double Delta

    Eclipse Award winner Dreaming of Anna, who sealed her division honors last season with a victory in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), returns to the turf at her hometown race course in Saturday's Double Delta Stakes at Arlington Park.

  • Jockey Houghton Banned from Arlington, Douglas to Ride

    Jockey Terry Houghton, banned from Tampa Bay Downs last December, will not be permitted to ride at Arlington Park this summer even though he was allowed to ride at Hawthorne Race Course when the 2007 spring meet began there in February - but Rene Douglas, also banned from two Florida tracks in December, has received clearance to ride.

  • Jockey Investigation a Hot Topic at RCI Conference

    Frustrations with racetracks handling of recent jockey exclusions bubbled over during a committee meeting at the Association of Racing Commissioners International annual convention April 24, with attendees bemoaning the negative attention caused by the ongoing situation.

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    Christmas Kid Ties Bow On Ashland for Evans

    It felt a little like Christmas at Keeneland Saturday, where temperatures approached freezing. Naturally, Christmas Kid felt right at home in winning the $500,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies and becoming a major contender for next month's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Christmas Kid Delivers in Davona Dale

    Edward P. Evans' homebred Christmas Kid stalked from second early in Saturday's $150,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) Saturday at Gulfstream Park, took command into the far turn, and drew clear to score by four lengths over High Again in the one-mile test for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Guild Seeks East Coast Options for Banned Jockeys

    With no official word coming on the cases of 10 jockeys banned from tracks in Florida and Pennsylvania last month, many of the riders in question have been forced to seek employment outside of their respective circuits while attorneys continue looking into their legal options.

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    Dreaming of Anna Comes True in Juvenile Fillies

    Under blue skies with wispy clouds, the Breeders' Cup World Championships got off to a formful start at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., when favorite Dreaming of Anna led gate to wire to take the $1,832,000 Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

  • Can't Beat It Earns Grade in Calder Derby

    Live Oak Plantation's favored Can't Beat It made easy work of his rivals in the $200,000 Calder Derby (gr. III) for 3-year-olds, capturing the 1 1/8-mile grass race by 3 ¼ lengths in 1:48.39 over a course rated good.

  • Dreaming of Anna Beats Males in Summer Stakes

    Frank Calabrese's homebred Dreaming of Anna left eight male rivals in her wake, capturing Sunday's $250,000 Summer Stakes (Can-III) for 2-year-olds in decisive fashion.

  • 'Horse for Course' Joint Effort Wins Dogwood

    Joint Effort, ridden by Rene Douglas, opened a clear lead in the stretch and held off a late surge from Ready to Please and Victorina to score a one-length victory in Saturday's $167,850 Dogwood Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs.

  • Rene Douglas Ready for Return at Gulfstream

    Jockey Rene Douglas, one of the leading riders on the South Florida circuit in the early 1990's, has returned to his former base. He's named to ride three horses on Wednesday's program at Gulfstream Park.

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    Rene Douglas Could Leave California Circuit

    Jockey Rene Douglas was in Florida Wednesday tending to personal matters, but before he left Santa Anita he was undecided on whether he would continue as a regular on the Southern California circuit.

  • Bully Bones Battles Best in Sorrento

    Bully Bones made it back-to-back victories to begin her career when she won Saturday's $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies in determined fashion at Del Mar.

  • Shining Energy wins the San Clemente Handicap, Saturday at Del Mar.

    Shining Energy Streaks to San Clemente Win

    Off since early May while recovering from a pulled muscle, Shining Energy returned in top form. With an amazing burst of speed in mid-stretch, she coasted to a surprise victory in the $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Del Mar turf course Saturday.

  • Castledale Masters 'Meadows Turf in SF Mile

    Grade I winner Castledale shot through an opening between horses to the lead in the $111,250 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) and held on for a narrow victory over Adreamisborn Saturday on the Bay Meadows turf.

  • T.H. Approval carries Rene Douglas to victory in the San Juan Capistrano Handicap.

    T.H. Approval Stamps 'Capistrano Victory

    Tadahiro Hotehama's homebred T.H. Approval registered his first win in nine attempts on the Santa Anita turf in capturing the $250,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) by 1 1/2 lengths Saturday.

  • Lane's End Report: Texcess Seeks Second Jackpot

    Texcess, winner of last December's $1-million Boyd Gaming's Delta Jackpot Stakes will be sent after his second big pot Saturday in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park. Trainer Paul Aquirre said the Cal-bred gelding is "100% now" after a pair of losses this year and is primed for a big effort in the nine-furlong Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prep at Turfway Park.

  • Shining Energy Lights Up La Habra

    Shining Energy, the 9-5 favorite for trainer Julio Canani, kicked home powerfully in the stretch of Santa Anita's hillside turf course, coasting to victory in the $111,400 La Habra Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Sunday.

  • Rene Douglas rides Hasty Kris to the win in the San Carlos Handicap.

    Hasty Kris Hurries Home in San Carlos

    Seven furlongs and racing at Santa Anita always seem to bring out the best in Hasty Kris. Combined with a rail-skimming ride from Rene Douglas, it was more than enough to put the 8-year-old gelding in the winner's circle after capturing the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) Saturday.

  • Rene Douglas celebrates atop Florida-bred Sweet Lips as he wins the Sunshine Millions Larry King Distaff, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Frankel Hits Right Notes With Sweet Lips

    Sweet Lips rallied along the rail under Rene Douglas to tally a 1 1/2-length victory in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff at odds of 12-1 for trainer Bobby Frankel at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Minister Eric and Rene Douglas win the San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes.

    Mandella Magic Finally Works for Minister Eric

    Looking to recapture the form he displayed while finishing second in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) of 2003, Minister Eric finally put it together for his first stakes win in the $200,000 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Rene Douglas gestures after he became the 122nd rider in North America to win 3,000 races.

    Rene Douglas Captures 3,000th Victory

    Jockey Rene Douglas won the 3,000th race of his career Thursday when he guided Grey Misty to victory at Santa Anita Park for trainer Bill Spawr.

  • After Hollywood Title, Douglas Focuses on Santa Anita

    Rene Douglas, coming off his first Southern California riding title at Hollywood Park's autumn meeting, can be counted on for more of the same during the 85-day Santa Anita Park season, his agent says.

  • Douglas Near Title in Southern Cal Return

    Jockey Rene Douglas, who returned to Southern California in September after a seven-year absence, found special gratification in his banner autumn meet at Hollywood Park.

  • Bare Necessities Looks to Repeat in Gardenia

    Iron County Farms' Bare Necessities is looking to repeat her winning performance in Saturday's $200,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) going 1 1/8-miles at Ellis Park. Bare Necessities took the 2003 edition by scoring an impressive 5 1/4-length win and paying just $2.80 to become the shortest price in the race's 22-year history.

  • Ballingarry Caps de Seroux's Arlington Double

    Favored Ballingarry capped a dream weekend in Chicago for trainer Laura de Seroux when he angled out in the stretch and drew away to a 1 3/4-length win in the $$200,000 Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on a soft Arlington Park turf course Sunday.

  • Toasted Crisp in Wet Arlington Classic

    California-based Toasted, owned by Chicago businessman Sidney L. Port, lived up to his advance billing as the horse to beat in Saturday's $200,000 Arlington Classic (gr. IIT) with a 3 1/4-length victory at Arlington Park.

  • Chicago BC 'Cap No Sweat for My Trusty Cat

    Carl F. Pollard's My Trusty Cat made a last-to-first rally to win the $175,000 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares by 1 ¾ lengths over Our Josephina on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Allspice Salty Winner of Sixty Sails

    Jockey Rene Douglas thought he had Saturday's $250,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) at Hawthorne measured with Bare Necessities poised for a late-running victory. But he didn't account for the tenacity of Allspice.

  • Madcap Escapade was a front-running winner of the Ashland Stakes.

    Madcap Escapade Shows Way in Ashland

    Bruce Lunsord's undefeated Madcap Escapade was able to dictate the pace and hold off a determined Ashado in the stretch for her fourth straight victory in the $485,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Summer (red shadow roll) wins the Thoroughbred Club of America at Keeneland.

    Summer Mis a Hit in Four-Horse TCA Photo

    Richard Otto Stable's Summer Mis, benefiting from a clever ride from Rene Douglas, outfought Don't Countess Out and Born To Dance in the last furlong, to capture the $125,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland on Sunday.