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Dynamic Impact wins Illinois Derby in photo finish

STICKNEY, Ill. (AP) Dynamic Impact ran down 2-5 favorite Midnight Hawk in the stretch to win the $500,000 Illinois Derby by a nose at Hawthorne Race Course on Saturday. (MORE)

Mr Speaker wins Coolmore Lexington Stakes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Mr Speaker took charge down the stretch to win the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday and earn 10 points toward the Kentucky Derby, but will be a spectator to the Triple Crown.

With just 17 total points at stake in this Grade 3 race and facing a two-week turnaround before the 140th Derby on May 3, the winner was a longshot for Churchill Downs. But the Shug McGaughey-trained colt lived up to billing as the favorite in this last-chance Derby prep, contending throughout before breaking clear in the stretch to win by four lengths and earn his second stakes victory. (MORE)

La Verdad wins Big A's Distaff Handicap

NEW YORK (AP) La Verdad dominated the $200,000 Distaff Handicap, winning by 3 1/2 lengths on Saturday at Aqueduct. (MORE)

Miss Da Point wins feature at Aqueduct

NEW YORK (AP) Miss Da Point rallied for a second straight convincing win at Aqueduct in the $62,000 allowance feature for New York bred fillies and mares on Friday. (MORE)

Touchofstarquality wins Big A feature

NEW YORK (AP) Touchofstarquality and jockey Cornelio Velasquez surged to victory with a four-wide sweep in the $67,000 allowance feature on Thursday at Aqueduct. (MORE)

Image of Anna wins Big A feature

NEW YORK (AP) Image of Anna rallied for a 3 1/2-length victory over Allie Sweet in the $67,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares on Wednesday at Aqueduct. (MORE)

Stormy Lucy wins Santa Barbara Handicap

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Stormy Lucy rallied to win the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap by a neck at Santa Anita on Sunday. (MORE)

Danza wins Arkansas Derby as 40-1 long shot

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) Todd Pletcher worked his Arkansas Derby magic once again, this time in the most unexpected fashion.

The six-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer added to his record haul at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, earning his fourth win in the Derby thanks to a surprising win by long-shot Danza. (MORE)

Big Macher wins Potrero Grande Stakes by a nose

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Big Macher won the $200,000 Potrero Grande Stakes by a nose over 7-5 favorite Wild Dude at Santa Anita on Saturday. (MORE)

Dance With Fate wins Blue Grass at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Dance With Fate gave trainer Peter Eurton and the colt's owners a nice dilemma Saturday in the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes, charging past Pablo Del Monte for the victory and a spot in the Kentucky Derby field - if the brain trust wants it.

The decision isn't that simple, even though the Florida-bred colt made a convincing case toward being in the 140th Run for the Roses on May 3 at Churchill Downs. (MORE)

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