Horse Racing News on April 2, 2011

Jockey Robby Albarado was in the custody of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections on Friday afternoon after being arrested on charges of domestic violence against his wife, Kimber, on Thursday night, according to Louisville Police.
R Heat Lightning may have established herself as the favorite for next month's Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs with a dominant 8 1/4-length victory in Saturday's Grade 2, $300,000 Gulfstream Oaks at Gulfstream Park.
Awesome Maria was just that and then some Saturday at Gulfstream Park, destroying five rivals including reigning Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic winner Unrivaled Belle with a devastating eight-length victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Rampart Handicap.
Leading trainer Bob Baffert nearly completed a sweep of the first three positions of Saturday's $100,000 Las Flores Stakes at Santa Anita, finishing first and second with Gilded Gem and Subsidized and fourth with Mother Ruth.

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