Some news from around the world of horse racing on this Monday morning along with the Top 10 Beyer figures from this weekend's stakes action.
- Gabby’s Golden Gal makes amends in Santa Monica - Thoroughbred Times
Trainer Bob Baffert knew Gabby’s Golden Gal was a better filly than she had shown in her two previous starts, and she rewarded his confidence on Sunday with a 1 1/4 -length victory in the $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (G1) at Santa Anita Park.
- Bickersons overpowers field in Forward Gal - Thoroughbred Times
Stakes winner Bickersons returned to the East Coast and to a dirt surface in the $150,000 Forward Gal Stakes (G2) on Sunday at Gulfstream Park following four consecutive starts on synthetic surfaces in Southern California.
- Acting Zippy coasts in John B. Connally - Thoroughbred Times
Jockey Robby Albarado thought the start of the $197,000 John B. Connally Turf Handicap (G3) would be key for Acting Zippy, and the City Zip gelding capitalized on a strong break from the starting gate with a front-running victory on Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park.
- Gio Ponti Tops U.S. Nominees to World Cup | BloodHorse.com
Eclipse Award winners Gio Ponti and Lookin At Lucky are among the record 1,951 horses nominated to the March 27 Dubai World Cup program at the new Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.
Top 10 Weekend Stakes Beyers (from the DRF)
108: This Ones for Phil (Gulfstream / Sunshine Millions Sprint)
104: Sweet Repent (Gulfstream / Sunshine Millions Distaff)
98: Jet Propulsion (Gulfstream / Sunshine Millions Turf)
97: Bickersons (Gulfstream / G2-Forward Gal)
94: Tight Precision (Santa Anita / Sunshine Millions F&M Turf)
94: Bubbler (Fair Ground / Krantz Memorial Hcp)
93: Acting Zippy (Sam Houston / G3-Connally Turf)
93: Tiger's Rock (Aqueduct / Coyote Lakes Stakes)
92: Hold That Prospect (Aqueduct / Correction Stakes)
91: Bold Chieftain (Santa Anita / Sunshine Millions Classic)
Note: The Beyer for the G1-Santa Monica Handicap has not yet been posted.