Charles Dimino’s Catch a Thief, with Harry Vega up, lost the lead but reasserted herself in the deep stretch and won Saturday’s Twixt Stakes at Laurel Park for 3-year-old fillies. The overwhelming 3-10 favorite beat five others in the one-turn test for Maryland-breds, including runner-up Baltimore Belle.  (Photo by Jim McCue/MJC)

This photo provided by Churchill Downs shows Yankee Fourtune, Victor Santiago up, winning the seventh running of the Grade III, $121,900 Commonwealth Turf for 3-year-olds on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Churchill Downs, Reed Palmer)
Unusual Suspect, ridden by jockey Corey Nakatani, races to win the Grade I $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup horse race, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by

Awesome Feather, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, sold for $2.3 million to Frank Stronach at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale. (Photo by

Mekong Melody and Alex Solis took the shortest trip around the track and kicked clear after finding room in the upper stretch to register an impressive victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Long Island Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. (Photo by NYRA via Flickr)
Souper Spectacular, a half-brother to Zenyatta, picked up his third consecutive victory with a neck score in the first race at Aqueduct on Sunday. (Photo by NYRA via Flickr)
It was a foggy morning in the Greater Toronto area, one that cleared up in time to get the races out of the gates on Friday afternoon.  (Photo courtesy of WEG/Michael Burns Photography)

Promising Sun, at 113-1, rose to the occasion in Thursday’s fifth race at Woodbine, paying $229.90 to win. Under Cory Spataro, the son of Impeachment scored a neck victory in the 6 1/2-furlong race over the Toronto oval Polytrack. (Photo by WEG/Michael Burns Photography)

Timmy Murphy riding Ghizao (R) jump and ealy fence before winning The Independent Newspaper Novices’ Steeple Chase at Cheltenham racecourse on November 14, 2010 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)