Horse Racing News on March 28, 2015
Less than 24 hours after making his first start outside of the U.S., California Chrome's connections have indicated his return stateside will be delayed.
Looking like a Gulfstream Park turf veteran even though she was making her U.S. debut, Beauty Parlor surged past Photo Call in early stretch on her way to a half-length victory over stablemate Tabreed in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes Saturday, March 28.
Call Me George wore down Albano and favorite Moreno late in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap, engineering a 22-1 upset that provided jockey James Graham a milestone win March 28 at Fair Grounds.
The 5-year-old gelded son of Candy Ride is now 3-for-3 at the 1 1/8-mile distance on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots lawn, having aced the $300,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Handicap.
In his graded stakes debut, Alto Racing's Materiality proved up to the challenge as he outlasted Grade 2 winner Upstart in an extended duel and scored a 1-1/2-length victory in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby on Saturday.
Ken & Sarah Ramsey's International Star capped a trio of 3-year-old prep wins at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots March 28 with a game victory over pacesetter Stanford in the $750,000 Louisiana Derby.
Forum Racing's Birdatthewire flipped the script on familiar rivals Ekati's Phaeton and Eskenformoney March 28 with a closing victory in the Gulfstream Park Oaks.
In her third race since relocating from England last year, Swettenham Stud's Lady Lara claimed her first graded stakes in the $300,000 Honey Fox March 28 at Gulfstream Park.
I'm a Chatterbox made it clean sweep of the stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots with a resounding win in the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks March 28.
WinStar Farm's Commissioner put away stubborn rival Sr. Quisqueyano March 28 at Gulfstream Park, winning the $150,000 Skip Away by a head after a prolonged battle.