Horse Racing News on March 12, 2011
Premier Pegasus took a seemingly wide-open San Felipe Stakes and turned it into a tour de force on Saturday at Santa Anita
John Shear, 90, hospitalized after jumping in front of horse to protect young girl at Santa Anita Park
Most Santa Anita Park regulars are familiar with John Shear, but the 90-year-old paddock guard added to his notoriety Saturday afternoon, when the former jockey endangered his life to save a young girl.
The longshot Miss Match closed resolutely and just did get up in the final strides to defeat favored Switch in the Grade 1, $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes on Saturday.
Uncle Mo's 3-year-old debut, an easy 3 3/4-length victory over a game but overmatched Rattlesnake Bridge in Saturday's inaugural edition of Gulfstream Park's $100,000 Timely Writer.
Watch Me Go defeated fellow longshot Crimson Knight in the Tampa Bay Derby.
In a performance called "effortless" by her rider, Mike Smith, Joyful Victory established herself as one of the most exciting 3-year-old fillies in the country on Saturday.
Tackleberry turned back multiple challenges to win the Gulfstream Park Handicap.
Denomination dueled with favored Zagora through a long drive and came away with a hard-earned neck victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Hillsborough Stake