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'Moonshine' Takes Tesio

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

King Leatherbury, 72, one of three trainers in history to saddle more than 6,000 winners, wins the $150,000 Federico Tesio Stakes with Malibu Moonshine on Saturday.



Not As 'Smarty'

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

Trainer John Servis is having difficulty in trying to duplicate the success he had with Smarty Jones last year with two-year-old Rockport Harbor.



'Eight Track' a Player

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

Trainer Martin Ciresa has hopes that his horse, Super Eight Track, can upset four Triple Crown nominees Friday in the $150,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico.



Winter Declined

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

Despite extensive upgrades and a new dirt racing surface, business at the recently concluded winter race meet at Laurel Park declined.



Pimlico Springs Forth

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

In eight weeks of racing, Pimlico will offer 26 stakes races worth a total of $2.92 million. The centerpiece, of course, is the Grade I $1 million Preakness Stakes on May 21.



Blues And Royals Out

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

Blues And Royals will miss the Kentucky Derby because of a respiratory condition, a setback for the famed Godolphin stable.



Forest Music Wins

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

Forest Music takes the Primonetta Stakes at Laurel on Saturday by an impressive 8 1/2 lengths.



Bandini Joins Derby Fray

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

Bandini uses the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes in Lexington, Ky., to announce himself as a Kentucky Derby contender with a late charge to victory Saturday.



Set for Big Test

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

Bellamy Road ran away with the Wood Memorial, but will face a stronger field at Keeneland, where the Blue Grass Stakes assembles the most talented group of 3-year-olds this year.



A Favorite Emerges

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

Out of a pack of mostly unimpressive horses has come Bellamy Road, a Nick Zito-trained racer but even Zito knows that there's room for improvement.



Yankees Win Again

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner's colt equals the track record in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, running the 1 1/8-mile race in 1 minute 47.16 seconds.



Long Shot Beats Field

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

In a heart-pounding stunner, 30-1 long shot Buzzards Bay upsets heavily favored filly Sweet Catomine in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby.



Scrappy T Defying Odds

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

Scrappy T doesn't sound like the name of a horse that gets draped in roses in the winner's circle at Churchill Downs in May.



Wedding Delays Race

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

The start of London's Grand National steeplechase to be delayed by 25 minutes due to the wedding of England's Prince Charles.



Blood Clot Ails 'Harbor'

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

Rockport Harbor has a blood clot in his neck and may miss the Arkansas Derby, jeopardizing his chances to run the Kentucky Derby on May 7.



Racing Equals Football

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

Hall of Fame linebacker Sam Huff shows horse racing runs neck and neck with football as his favorite sport as his filly Jet Set City wins the $50,000 stakes race at Laurel Park.



Zito Claims Florida Derby

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

High Fly takes off in the stretch and wins the $1 million Florida Derby, giving trainer Nick Zito another big victory on the road to Kentucky.



Pletcher Scrambling

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

With the Kentucky Derby just 35 days away, Todd Pletcher, the 2004 Eclipse Award winning trainer, has been in scramble mode.



'Roses' Blooms in Desert

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

Roses in May wins the $6 million Dubai World Cup Saturday night in the United Arab Emirates.



'Moonshine' Takes First

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:22:50 GMT

Malibu Moonshine chases down 53-1 long shot Hello Jerry to win the $50,000 Private Terms Stakes.