Horse Racing News on February 26, 2012
Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, preparing for her expected 2012 bow in the New Orleans Ladies Stakes March 17 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, breezed a bullet five furlongs in 59 seconds flat over the track Feb. 26.
Trainer Roger Attfield and William Werner's Simmard would not be denied in Sunday's Grade 2, $150,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Union Rags made a smashing return to action and solidified his status as the early favorite for the 138th Kentucky Derby by romping to victory Sunday in the 68th running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes.
Starlight Racing's undefeated Algorithms, the 8-5 favorite in Sunday's Grade 2 Fountain of Youth, has been scratched from the race due to a popped splint in his right front leg.