Articles posted January 25, 2004

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Ignored for Eclipse, Island Fashion Makes Statement

Trainer Marcelo Polanco was quite unhappy that Island Fashion wasn't given more consideration for the Eclipse Award for 3-year-old fillies in 2003 after winning a pair of grade I races and two other stakes. After beating a powerful field that included top mares Sightseek and Got Koko in Sunday's $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita, Polanco may have proved his point.

Filly Pesci Could Lose Eye after Race Mishap

The lightly raced Pesci, whose part owner and namesake Joe Pesci is an Academy Award-winning actor, was hit in the right eye by a rock or a clod of dirt during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Distaff Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

Too Much of Lotta Kim in Tiffany Lass

Lotta Kim overcame a rough journey Sunday to notch her first career stakes victory, winning the $100,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Fair Grounds.

Ema Bovary's Orinda Win Runs String to 7

Ema Bovary, an exciting 5-year-old mare from Chile, recorded her seventh straight victory Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when she won the $62,600 Orinda Handicap in courageous fashion.

Big 'Cap on Southern Image's Dance Card

Southern Image, a three-length winner in Saturday's $1 million Barretts/CTBA Sunshine Millions Classic, has another $1 million race on his agenda, the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) on March 6, trainer Mike Machowsky said Sunday morning.

Iowan Wins National Handicapping Contest

Kent Meyer, a 38-year-old landlord from Sioux City, Iowa, originally had plane reservations to return home early from the $240,000 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas. Instead, he had 100,000 reasons to stick around.

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