Horse Racing News on April 7, 2012

Hronis Racing's Lady of Shamrock turned on the afterburners through the stretch of Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 Providencia at Santa Anita.
Done Talking likely punched his Kentucky Derby ticket with an upset in Saturday's Grade 3, $500,000 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne.
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has reached 5,000 career victories, winning aboard Amazombie in the $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita.
Jackson Bend, the longest shot in the field, held off a flying even-money choice Caleb's Posse by a nose in the final strides to prevail in the $400,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack April 7.
I'll Have Another remained perfect after two starts this year with a hard-fought win over Creative Cause in Saturday's $750,000 Santa Anita Derby.
Shivananda Racing's Trinniberg might have just run himself into Kentucky Derby consideration after dominating Saturday's Grade 3, $250,000 Bay Shore in front-running fashion at Aqueduct.
Alex G. Campbell Jr.'s homebred Karlovy Vary took advantage of an easy pace under James Graham and went wire-to-wire in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland April 7 at Keeneland.
Gemologist rallied three wide on the turn, took the lead into the stretch and held off a late run from 2-1 second choice Alpha to win Saturday's $1 million, Grade 1 Wood Memorial by a neck.
Horse of the Year Havre de Grace will not run in the Grade 1, $500,000 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park on April 13, owner Rick Porter said shortly after the weights for the race were released on Saturday.
Calibrachoa, one of the favorites for the $400,000 Carter Handicap Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, has been scratched.

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