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YESTERDAY May 02, 2015
Finnegans Wake was a cut below the nation’s best grass horses until late in his 5-year-old year. Then he headed west and blossomed into California’s top turf horse in the winter and spring.
Rizwan became a stakes winner on Saturday, when he held off Comanche’s Storm by a neck in the $75,000 English Channel Stakes at Gulfstream Park. It was another two lengths back to Persuasive in third.
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About an hour before the Kentucky Derby, hunch players at ThistleDown were rewarded when the 8-year-old mare Derby Day Storm scored for the second straight year in the Dr. T.F. Claussen Memorial Stakes for Ohio-bred fillies and mares.
R U Watchingbud came on strongly through the stretch to notch his first stakes Saturday at Woodbine in the $150,000 Queenston, a prep for the July 5 Queen’s Plate.
Jockey Tammi Piermarini celebrated her 48th birthday by guiding favored Bluegrass Singer to victory in the inaugural running of the $75,000 Parx Derby on Saturday at the suburban Philadelphia track.
Richard’s Boy rebounded from the first loss of his career last month to win Saturday’s $92,500 Desert Code Stakes for 3-year-olds on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita.
Rivers Run Deep looked like by far the fastest horse on paper and that’s exactly how things played out on the track in Saturday’s $75,000 Edward Babst/Albert Palacios Handicap, the first stakes of the season at Belterra Park.
Private Zone was as brilliant as Bayern was disappointing in a surprising 81st running of the Grade 2, $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes on the Kentucky Derby undercard Saturday.