Articles posted November 15, 2003

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Lion Heart's Romp 'Prevue' of Things to Come

Lion Heart, a $1.4-million purchase, toyed with four rivals en route to a six-length victory in stakes record time under jockey Mike Smith in Saturday's $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds.

Rose Classic is Bitter Sweet for Best of the Rest

The venerable 8-year-old horse Best of the Rest provided a fitting ending to the second annual Florida Million Saturday at Calder Race Course with a gritty victory in the $200,000 Carl G. Rose Classic for the second straight year.

Last Intention Nails Toccet at Wire

The $50,000 Hail Emperor Stakes came down to a bob of noses with Michael Gill's Last Intention beating 4-5 favorite Toccet by a whisker.

Smooth Manuevers, Richetta Romp at Laurel

Nick Sanna Stable's Smooth Maneuvers stole the $100,000 Anne Arundel Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Laurel Park Saturday, seizing the lead into the first turn and holding it the rest of the way to win by 2 1/2 lengths under jockey Mario Pino.

Calder Crazy Love That Moon Tops Dudley

Calder specialist Love That Moon posted a mild upset in the $150,000 Jack Dudley Sprint Handicap on Florida Million day, defeating Pick'em by three-quarters of a length with 8-to-5 favorite Sing Me Back Home finishing third.

Stormy Roman Takes Bonnie Heath Turf Cup

Calder-based Stormy Roman won the $150,000 Bonnie Heath Turf Cup on Florida Million day for his owner/breeder Thomas Croley and trainer Tim Hills, defeating several invaders in the process.

Dyna Da Wyna Scratches from Mrs. Revere

Saturday's $150,000-added Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs lost a major contender Saturday morning when trainer Elliott Walden decided to scratch WinStar Farm's Dyna Da Wyna from the turf test for 3-year-old fillies.

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