Departing and jockey Miguel Mena squeezed through a narrow hole along the rail—brushing the hedge at one point—to get past 8-5 favorite Sky Flight on their way to a half-length victory in the $200,000 Firecracker Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs. Photo: Reed Palmer Photography/Churchill Downs
Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella finally got a challenge March 4 in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3), but shrugged it off in the final furlong to reestablish her standing as the current favorite for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).
California-bred Masochistic, owned by Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable, made short work of six foes to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.Photo: Benoit Photo
A nine-time stakes winner entering racing July 31, 2016 and an unquestioned turf sprinting talent, Ranlo Investments' Lady Shipman broke through for her first graded score in the $150,000 Royal North (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine.
With jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard for the first time, Finest City rallied furiously past her competitors in the stretch to win by 1 1/4 lengths ahead of 1-2 favorite and defending Great Lady M. winner Fantastic Style. 4/23/16