Horse Racing News by Claire Novak
American Pharoah broke like a shot and never looked back, galloping gate-to-wire to win the $750,000 Rebel Stakes by 6-1/4 lengths in his season's debut March 14 at Oaklawn Park.
Untapable wasn't unstoppable in her season debut March 14, missing the victory by a half length to longshot gate-to-wire winner Gold Medal Dancer in the $300,000 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park.
Willis Horton's champion 2-year-old filly Take Charge Brandi will miss the March 14 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park with a non-displaced bone chip in her right knee, an injury which will prevent her from making a start in the Longines Kentucky Oaks.
Trainer Tom Albertrani entered the March 7 card at Gulfstream Park 0-for-60 at the current meet, with 12 seconds and a longshot in the $200,000 Fasig Tipton Swale Stakes.
Dortmund preserved his undefeated record March 7, cruising gate-to-wire in the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Carpe Diem made his 2015 debut in style March 7, taking the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs by about four lengths to claim his third victory from four starts.
Zayat Stables' El Kabeir continued his success on the New York circuit March 7, running to a polished victory in the $400,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Stronach Stables' Devine Aida splashed home in an off-the-turf edition of the $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes Feb. 28, earning her first graded score at soggy Gulfstream Park by 6-3/4 lengths to build a four-race win streak.
Gulfstream Park canceled the remainder of their Feb. 28 card as a deluge pelted the South Florida area, with the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Swale Stakes and the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes among the events lost on the 12-race program.
Jacks or Better Farm's homebred C. Zee picked up the pieces in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes Feb. 21 at Gulfstream Park and landed his first graded score by 2-3/4 lengths.