Articles posted June 29, 2003

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Too Late Now Chases Bison City at Fort Erie

Come By Chance Stable's Too Late Now faces five challengers in her march toward a Canadian Triple Tiara sweep when the $250,000 Labatt Bison City Stakes, the second jewel of the three-race series, goes to post at Fort Erie on the Canada Day Holiday Tuesday.

Dressed For Action Wins Ontario Damsel

Shoestring Stable's Dressed For Action, who had managed only two second-place finishes in her four career stakes starts, put it all together Sunday afternoon at Woodbine, gamely capturing the $166,500 Ontario Damsel Stakes.

Cinematic Finish for Just Wonder

Just Wonder, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, cut loose a furious rally while wide on the final turn and went on to win the $184,550 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Hollywood Park turf Sunday.

Slight Fracture Sidelines Storm Flag Flying

Storm Flag Flying, the 2002 juvenile filly champion, will be out of action for approximately 60 days after a small fracture was discovered in her right hind leg at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

Special Ring to Run in American Handicap

Trainer Julio Canani ended the suspense Sunday by announcing that Special Ring would remain at Hollywood Park to run in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) Friday rather than ship to Kentucky for the $250,000 Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

Krone Could Return During Hollywood Meet

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Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone, sidelined since March with a back injury suffered in a spill at Santa Anita, galloped horses Sunday at Hollywood Park and hopes to return before the end of the meet in July.

Ipi Tombe Shows Style in U.S. Debut

Overcoming a slow break, Ipi Tombe showed her South African championship form in her American debut to register a no-sweat half-length victory in Saturday's $164,400 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs. It was her eighth consecutive triumph.

Frankel's Magic Again as Spoken Fur Romps

Spoken Fur, making her first start for owner Amerman Racing Stables and trainer Bobby Frankel, stepped into stakes company for the first time Saturday and registered a smashing victory in the prestigious $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.

Voodoo Dancer Casts Spell in Beverly Hills

Green Hills Farm's multiple graded stakes-winning mare Voodoo Dancer snapped a three-race losing streak and reached the winner's circle for the first time in 2003 with a late-running victory in the $200,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.

Karamanos Has Wild Ride in Da Hoss

After one wild ride, jockey Horatio Karamanos and his mount, Tam's Terms, came on to win Saturday's $50,000 Da Hoss Stakes at Colonial Downs after appearing to be hopelessly beaten.

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