Articles posted July 4, 2002

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Buffythecenterfold Looks Good in Landaluce Stakes

Buffythecenterfold surprised trainer Mel Stute by going to the front under jockey Matt Garcia en route to a one-length victory in the Landaluce Stakes that was the co-feature on the July 4 holiday card at Hollywood Park.

Owsley Posts Game New York Handicap Victory

Jockey Edgar Prado gave Arthur B. Hancock's Owsley a fearless, weaving ride through the lane that was enough to produce a neck victory over favored Volga in the 59th running of the grade II, $250,000 New York Handicap for fillies and mares at 1 1/4 miles on Belmont Park's inner turf.

Cetewayo Heads Stars and Stripes Field

Grade I stakes winner Cetewayo, who races in the colors of John A. Chandler, will carry highweight of 118 pounds when he heads a field of nine marathoners in Saturday's $200,000-added, 1 1/2- mile Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. III) at Arlington Park.

Lost at Sea Upsets Iowa Oaks

Lost at Sea rallied from seven lengths back to nip See How She Runs at the wire in Wednesday's $150,000 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows.

Adopted Daughter Wins Prairie Gold Lassie

Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey's 2-year-old filly Adopted Daughter, ridden by Mark Guidry, got up at the finish line just in time in Wednesday's 5-furlong Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes at Prairie Meadows.

Cowboy Ends Charity Ride at Ground Zero

One extremely long trail ride has ended in New York City. Les Nichols, who set out from his home in Celeste, Texas, in October, arrived at Ground Zero around 10:30 a.m. (ET) on Independence Day, July 4. Appropriately, he arrived via the Staten Island Ferry on day 254 of his journey.

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