Horse Racing News on February 7, 2010
Thirty minutes after suffering the agony of Take the Points disqualification from first in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, trainer Todd Pletcher experienced the thrill of one of the most impressive performances in the history of the storied Donn.
Led by Eclipse Award winners Lookin At Lucky and She Be Wild, a total of 366 horses have been made early nominees to the three Triple Crown races, it was announced late Saturday night by the Triple Crown racetracks.
Star Guitar and Superior Storm both remained unbeaten in Louisiana-bred stakes company on Saturday night, when they defended their titles in the two richest races on the $1 million Premier Night program at Delta Downs.
With Lookin At Lucky, trainer Bob Baffert has the most accomplished prospect for this year's Kentucky Derby.
Santa Anita was forced to cancel a lucrative 10-race program on Saturday after the Pro-Ride brand synthetic track failed to drain sufficiently following 3 1/2 inches of rain in a 24-hour period from early Friday into Saturday.