http://www.drf.com/feeds/articles-of-track en B Squared handles two turns, turf in Silky Sullivan http://www.drf.com/news/b-squared-handles-two-turns-turf-silky-sullivan Although his career is less than two months old, B Squared has accomplished plenty. A 3-year-old California-bred, B Squared ($5.60) scored his first stakes victory in his third start Sunday, stalking nicely and pulling away in the lane to win the $100,450 Silky Sullivan Stakes at Golden Gate Fields. Race Recap B Squared B Squared handles two turns, turf in Silky Sullivan 1493595844 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2017-04-30T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:18:"Golden Gate Fields";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"GG";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"6";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:44:04 +0000 Chuck Dybdal 409118 at http://www.drf.com The 3-year-old B Squared, making his turf debut and first start around two turns, wins the Silky Sullivan under Mario Gutierrez. Shane Miceli/Vassar Photography <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> B Squared handles two turns, turf in Silky Sullivan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chuck Dybdal </div> </div> </div> <p>Although his career is less than two months old, B Squared  has accomplished plenty.</p> <p>A 3-year-old California-bred, B Squared ($5.60)  scored his first stakes victory in his third start Sunday, stalking nicely and pulling away in the lane to win the $100,450 Silky Sullivan Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.</p> <p>B Squared was making his first start on turf and first start around two turns but was still favored in the Cal-bred stakes He lived up to the favoritism with a strong performance.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/b-squared-handles-two-turns-turf-silky-sullivan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Evo Campo, Bejarano reunite to capture Santa Barbara Stakes http://www.drf.com/news/evo-campo-bejarano-reunite-capture-santa-barbara-stakes Evo Campo and jockey Rafael Bejarano had been a perfect team in the last year. Last spring, Bejarano guided Evo Campo to consecutive wins in an optional claimer and the minor Possibly Perfect Stakes, both on turf at Santa Anita. They were reunited in Sunday’s Grade 3 Santa Barbara Stakes and benefited from a perfect trip to win the $101,035 race. Race Recap Evo Campo Evo Campo, Bejarano reunite to capture Santa Barbara Stakes 1493595344 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2017-04-30T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:11:"Santa Anita";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"SA";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"6";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:35:44 +0000 Steve Andersen 409115 at http://www.drf.com Evo Campo is now 3 for 3 when ridden by Rafael Bejarano after scoring by 2 1/4 lengths in the Grade 3 Santa Barbara. Benoit & Associates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Evo Campo, Bejarano reunite to capture Santa Barbara Stakes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Andersen </div> </div> </div> <p>ARCADIA, Calif .- Evo Campo and jockey Rafael Bejarano had been a perfect team in the last year.</p> <p>Last spring, Bejarano guided Evo Campo to consecutive wins in an optional claimer and the minor Possibly Perfect Stakes, both on turf at Santa Anita. They were reunited in Sunday’s Grade 3 Santa Barbara Stakes and benefited from a perfect trip to win the $101,035 race.</p> <p>Evo Campo ($8.60) stalked pacesetter Responsibleforlove for the first mile of the race at 1 1/2 miles on turf and won comfortably by 2 1/4 lengths.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/evo-campo-bejarano-reunite-capture-santa-barbara-stakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Royal Squeeze fires fresh in Jeblar Stakes http://www.drf.com/news/royal-squeeze-fires-fresh-jeblar-stakes Royal Squeeze won in his first start since September on Sunday, when he overtook pacesetter Tiger Blood for a 1 3/4-length victory in the $75,000 Jeblar Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Race Recap Royal Squeeze Royal Squeeze fires fresh in Jeblar Stakes 1493592156 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2017-04-30T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:15:"Gulfstream Park";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"GP";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"9";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:42:36 +0000 Mary Rampellini 409112 at http://www.drf.com Tyler Gaffalione guides Royal Squeeze to a 1 3/4-length victory in the Jeblar. Kenny Martin/Coglianese Photos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Royal Squeeze fires fresh in Jeblar Stakes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mary Rampellini </div> </div> </div> <p>Royal Squeeze won in his first start since September on Sunday, when he overtook pacesetter Tiger Blood for a 1 3/4-length victory in the $75,000 Jeblar Stakes at Gulfstream Park. It was another half-length back in third to Mylute.</p> <p>Zulu, who was the 4-5 favorite off his runner-up finish in the Grade 3 Skip Away at Gulfstream, did not get a good start and finished fifth.</p> <p>The Jeblar was an overnight stakes for 3-year-olds and up. It was run over seven furlongs.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/royal-squeeze-fires-fresh-jeblar-stakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gierkink: Woodbine horses to watch for week of May 1 http://www.drf.com/news/preview/gierkink-woodbine-horses-watch-week-may-1 DRF handicapper Ron Gierkink provides a list of horses to watch at Woodbine. Handicapping Gierkink: Woodbine horses to watch for week of May 1 1493591564 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:32:44 +0000 Ron Gierkink 409109 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gierkink: Woodbine horses to watch for week of May 1 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ron Gierkink </div> </div> </div> <p>Diamonds and Roses</p> <p><strong>Trainer</strong>: Mike DePaulo</p> <p><strong>Last race</strong>: April 28, 7th</p> <p><strong>Finish</strong>: 3rd by 2 3/4</p> <p><strong>Beyer</strong>: 72</p> <p>Following an extended layoff in just his second start going seven-eighths, he lacked a clear path in the stretch before checking in third behind the heavy favorite and the pacemaker. This son of Flower Alley is bred to run on, and to like the grass.</p> <p>Royal Katy</p> <p><strong>Trainer:</strong> John Ross</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/gierkink-woodbine-horses-watch-week-may-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miss Sunset holds off Radish in Campanille http://www.drf.com/news/miss-sunset-holds-radish-campanille Miss Sunset showed her gameness while scoring a wire-to-wire victory in the $100,225 Campanile Stakes on Sunday at Golden Gate Fields. Race Recap Miss Sunset Radish Miss Sunset holds off Radish in Campanille 1493593488 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2017-04-30T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:18:"Golden Gate Fields";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"GG";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"4";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:26:04 +0000 Chuck Dybdal 409108 at http://www.drf.com Heavily favored Miss Sunset, under Juan Hernandez, prevails by three-quarters of a length in the Campanille. Shane Miceli/Vassar Photography <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Miss Sunset holds off Radish in Campanille </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chuck Dybdal </div> </div> </div> <p>Miss Sunset  showed her gameness while scoring a wire-to-wire victory in the $100,225 Campanile Stakes on Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.</p> <p>A  homebred daughter of <a href="http://www.spendthriftfarm.com/horses/into-mischief-464.html" target="_blank"><strong>Into Mischief</strong></a>, Miss Sunset had previously won the Generous Portion as a 2-year-old and the Sweet Life this year, but her victory Sunday  in the one-mile turf stakes for California-breds may have been her sweetest win yet.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/miss-sunset-holds-radish-campanille" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Portmagee gives Clement sweep of weekend's turf stakes in License Fee http://www.drf.com/news/portmagee-gives-clement-sweep-weekends-turf-stakes-license-fee Trainer Christophe won the Elusive Quality, a seven-furlong turf race Saturday, with Disco Partner who looped his field from last position. On Sunday, in the $150,000 License Fee, a six-furlong grass stakes for fillies and mares, he sent out Portmagee, who went right to the lead and was never headed while winning by 1 1/2 lengths. Race Recap Portmagee Portmagee gives Clement sweep of weekend's turf stakes in License Fee 1493593394 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2017-04-30T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:12:"Belmont Park";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"BEL";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"8";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:17:28 +0000 Jim Dunleavy 409105 at http://www.drf.com Portmagee, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., wins the License Fee by 1 1/2 lengths. Chelsea Durand/NYRA <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Portmagee gives Clement sweep of weekend's turf stakes in License Fee </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jim Dunleavy </div> </div> </div> <p>ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer Christophe won the Elusive Quality, a seven-furlong turf race Saturday, with Disco Partner who looped his field from last position. On Sunday, in the $150,000 License Fee, a six-furlong grass stakes for fillies and mares, he sent out Portmagee, who went right to the lead and was never headed while winning by 1 1/2 lengths.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/portmagee-gives-clement-sweep-weekends-turf-stakes-license-fee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iliad retired as result of ankle injury http://www.drf.com/news/iliad-retired-result-ankle-injury San Vicente Stakes winner Iliad has been retired because of an ankle injury sustained in a workout last week at Santa Anita, owner Kaleem Shah said on Sunday. Headlines Iliad Iliad retired as result of ankle injury 1493589876 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:04:35 +0000 Jay Privman 409102 at http://www.drf.com The 3-year-old Iliad won 2 of 5 starts, including the San Vicente Stakes, and $247,345. Barbara D. Livingston <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iliad retired as result of ankle injury </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jay Privman </div> </div> </div> <p>San Vicente Stakes winner Iliad has been retired because of an ankle injury sustained in a workout last week at Santa Anita, owner Kaleem Shah said on Sunday.</p> <p>Shah said that the injury was such that "I've been advised that if he comes back, he won't be at the same level.</p> <p>"So, I've decided to retire him and find him a good home as a stallion," Shah said.</p> <p>While Shah did not disclose the specific nature of the injury, he said Iliad "does not need surgery to be a stallion."</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/iliad-retired-result-ankle-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enstone solidifies Oaks credentials by winning Fury http://www.drf.com/news/enstone-solidifies-oaks-credentials-winning-fury Enstone stamped herself as the early Woodbine Oaks favorite with a decisive score in Sunday’s $125,400 Fury Stakes, a seven-furlong sprint for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies. Race Recap Enstone Enstone solidifies Oaks credentials by winning Fury 1493593349 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2017-04-30T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:8:"Woodbine";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"WO";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"8";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:21:47 +0000 Ron Gierkink 409100 at http://www.drf.com Enstone scores by 2 3/4 lengths under Patrick Husbands in the Fury for 3-year-old fillies. Michael Burns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enstone solidifies Oaks credentials by winning Fury </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ron Gierkink </div> </div> </div> <p>ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Enstone stamped herself as the early Woodbine Oaks favorite with a decisive score in Sunday’s $125,400 Fury Stakes, a seven-furlong sprint for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies.</p> <p>Enstone took up the chase in second on the backstretch, as Goldrush Glory set moderate fractions into a stiff wind. Enstone assumed command early in the stretch, and then drew away to prevail by 2 3/4 lengths, in a time of 1:23.31.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/enstone-solidifies-oaks-credentials-winning-fury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2017 Kentucky Derby analysis, news, and previews http://www.drf.com/news/2017-kentucky-derby-analysis-news-and-previews The following is a list of DRF resources and content related to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 6. Handicapping Kentucky Derby 2017 Kentucky Derby analysis, news, and previews 1493586557 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:09:17 +0000 408890 at http://www.drf.com <p><span class="inline-photo"></span></p> <p><em>The following is a list of DRF resources and content related to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 6.</em></p> <p><a href="http://live.drf.com/"><strong>DRF Live! featuring video coverage and real-time analysis</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/2017-kentucky-derby-analysis-news-and-previews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alotta Skirt returns to favorite track for allowance feature http://www.drf.com/news/preview/alotta-skirt-returns-favorite-track-allowance-feature Trainer Eddie Kenneally, who will saddle Sailor's Valentine in Friday's Kentucky Oaks, will get started on his week by running another filly in his stable, Alotta Skirt, in a $55,000, third-level allowance that serves as the highlight of a rare Tuesday card at Churchill. Race Preview Alotta Skirt Alotta Skirt returns to favorite track for allowance feature 1493594281 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2017-05-02T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:15:"Churchill Downs";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"CD";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"8";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:04:34 +0000 Marty McGee 409097 at http://www.drf.com <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alotta Skirt returns to favorite track for allowance feature </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marty McGee </div> </div> </div> <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. – This is a big week for trainer Eddie Kenneally. He will saddle Sailor’s Valentine for the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, marking just the third time the 50-year-old trainer has had a starter in a Churchill Downs classic.</p> <p>Sailor’s Valentine earned her way into the 143rd Oaks with a 22-1 upset in the Grade 1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland, and Kenneally is hoping for a similar stunner Friday.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/preview/alotta-skirt-returns-favorite-track-allowance-feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p>