Horse Racing News on March 5, 2011
In Saturday's Frank Kilroe Mile, Fluke was on the correct end of a narrow photo finish, holding off a late threat from 6-5 favorite Caracortado to win by a head.
Round Four of the match between Turbulent Descent and Zazu, on Saturday in the Santa Anita Oaks, went to Turbulent Descent
Never Retreat became the latest graded stakes winner for Team Block, parlaying an absolutely dream trip under jockey Julien Leparoux into a one-length victory over Persuading in Saturday's $100,000 Honey Fox at Gulfstream Park.
With an assist from his speedy stablemate Have You Ever, Calibrachoa came flying from well off the pace in the stretch to score an authoritative 4 1/2-length victory in Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 Tom Fool Handicap at Aqueduct.
Dialed In, winner of the Holy Bull Stakes, will prep for the Florida Derby by facing older horses in an optional claiming race Sunday.
Odds-on favorite Stay Thirsty made a successful 3-year-old debut, taking over from pacesetter The Fed Eased in mid-stretch and rolling to a 3 1/4-length victory in the Grade 3, $250,000 Gotham Stakes March 5 at Aqueduct.