Horse Racing News on February 12, 2011
he pecking order in the older female division is up for revision Sunday at Santa Anita, where all the big names are trying something different in the Grade 2 La Canada Stakes.
Tar Heel Mom and Hilda's Passion square off again, this time at 6 1/2 furlongs, in the Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie.
After losing the Robert B. Lewis Stakes an hour earlier with his 3-10 favorite Tapizar, trainer Steve Asmussen landed a nice consolation prize when Silver Medallion drove to victory in the El Camino Real Derby Feb. 12 at Golden Gate Fields in California.
Jockey Joel Rosario knocked off another heavy favorite on Saturday at Santa Anita when Vision in Gold led from start to finish to score a mild surprise over Zardana and favored St Trinians.
The amazing Tackleberry did it again.
Taking the lead right from the start, Silver Reunion led every step under good handling by Ramon Dominguez to capture the 12th running of the Grade 3, $125,000 Endeavour Stakes on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs.
Racing officials at Fair Grounds are expecting a terrific field for their next big race on the Triple Crown trail, the Risen Star Stakes, with two major hopefuls scheduled to ship in from south Florida to make their 3-year-old debuts in the Grade 2 race.
Pluck had a bad trip in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. Hopefully he'll have a smoother one when he journeys to the Curragh this spring for the first major objective of his 3-year-old campaign, the prestigious Irish 2000 Guineas.
The inevitable comparisons between reigning Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and his baby brother Brethren will continue.
Anthony's Cross outlasted Riveting Reason to win the Grade 2, $250,000 Robert Lewis Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita, a race in which heavily favored Tapizar faded to finish fifth, triggering outsized show payoffs.