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Weigelia Wires Field in Ponche Handicap

Joseph J. Balsamo's Weigelia went immediately to the front and sprinted away from his rivals in the stretch for a 3 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Ponche Handicap at Calder Race Course Saturday.

Street Magician Pulls Out Aventura Triumph

Jumping from a maiden victory into the $139,500 Aventura Stakes for 3-year-olds, R. Larry Johnson's homebred Street Magician surged to the lead mid-stretch and held on gamely for for a half-length victory over Yesbyjimminy Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

Control System Shows She Can Rate in Cicada Win

Thomas McClay's and Harry Nye's Control System remained unbeaten in three starts and became a graded stakes winner Saturday at Aqueduct, overtaking front-running Golden Dreamer and going on to a 3 1/2-length victory in the $109,600 Cicada (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at six furlongs.

Trombetta OK After Kick From Exuberant 'Saint

Trainer Michael Trombetta was sore but joking Jan. 25 after his 4-year-old gelding Sweetnorthernsaint, the favorite for the $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park, kicked him in the chest two days earlier.

Napravnik Reaches 300 Wins for Year

Rosie Napravnik reached another milestone during her first full year as a rider when she reached the winners' circle for the 300th time this year with Merryland Monroe ($4) in the seventh race at Laurel Park Dec. 29.

Weigelia Wires 7th Calder Win in Kenny Noe

Calder specialist Weigelia wrestled the early lead from How's Your Halo and was never challenged through the stretch en route to an easy victory in the $100,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap (gr. III) over a sloppy track at seven furlongs Saturday.

Sweetnorthernsaint Wins in Return at Laurel

Sweetnorthernsaint returned to the races Thursday for the first time since his runner-up finish in last May's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), easily outstepping two rivals to win a seven-furlong optional allowance test on the main track.

Preakness Notes: Friday, May 12

Upbeat reports continue to filter into Pimlico from training centers where Preakness (gr. I) hopefuls ready for next Saturday's middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown. Horses begin to arrive at Old Hilltop on Tuesday afternoon.

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