Horse Racing News on January 21, 2012
Brereton Jones' homebred Mr. Bowling, thought to be a legitimate Triple Crown prospect, delivered a game effort in his 3-year-old debut, turning back Z Dager and Shared Property in an exciting finish to win the $175,000 Lecomte Stakes.
Speed proved to be the ultimate weapon in Saturday's Grade 2, $150,000 Palos Verdes Stakes, which lost its luster when recently-named champion Amazombie scratched earlier in the day due to wet conditions.
Trainer Graham Motion and Team Valor International capped off a memorable week after their uncoupled entry of Howe Great and Lucky Chappy finished first and second, respectively, in Saturday's $100,000 Kitten's Joy at Gulfstream Park.
Andrew T and S Racing's Mr. Vegas continued his domination of the Fair Grounds turf on Saturday with a wire-to-wire score in the Grade 3, $97,000 Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap.