Headlines for Saturday, December 30, 2000

  • Tribunal Returns with Santa Anita Win

    Robert and Beverly Lewis' talented 3-year-old colt Tribunal, a half-brother to Chief's Crown, returned to the races Saturday for the first time since being sidelined in April, winning a seven-furlong optional claiming race by three-quarter lengths over Jimmy Z.

  • Spain, ridden by Victor Espinoza, is guided toward the winner's circle after winning the La Brea Stakes on Saturday.

    Spain Eclipses Chilukki in La Brea

    Spain made a case for herself for 3-year-old filly Eclipse Award honors with an upset win in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) only to be trumped three weeks later when Surfside convincingly defeated males in the Clark Handicap (gr. II). Spain put in some last-minute campaigning Saturday, defeating reigning 2-year-old champion Chilukki in the $200,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita.

  • Longshots Generate $77,000 All-Stakes Pick Four at Calder

    A Little Luck won the final leg of an all-stakes pick four Calder offered as part of their Grand Slam II program Saturday, ensuring bettors would need a lot of luck to cash a ticket. The wager, with a $1 minimum bet, returned $77,762.40 for every dollar wagered on the winning combination as longshots won all four heats.

  • A Little Luck Wins McKnight 'Cap

    A Lille Luck rallied in the stretch to win the $150,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) by a length over Stokosky on Saturday at Calder Race Course. The Barclay Tagg-trained gelding rallied in the stretch under jockey Mike Smith to catch second-place finisher Stokosky, finishing the 1 1/2-mile race in 2:29.01 on a firm turf course.

  • American Halo, 76-1, Upsets Sir Bear in Hooper Handicap

    The parade of longshot winners on Saturday's Grand Slam II program at Calder Race Course continued in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap(gr. III), in which 76-1 American Halo held off General Grant and Sir Bear to win by a half-length. Under Charlene Hunt, American Halo completed the 1 1/8-mile race in 1:51.68 on a fast track.

  • England's Rose Pulls Off Chaposa Springs Upset

    England's Rose rallied from last to win the seven-furlong $100,000 Chaposa Springs Handicap (gr. III) by 1 1/2 lengths over heavy favorite Swept Away Saturday at Calder Race Course. The longest shot on the board at nearly 17-1, England's Rose paid $35, $6.60, and $2.10 and stopped the timer in 1:24.82.

  • Prospectress Earns First Stakes Win in La Prevoyante

    Eighth early on in the field of 10, Prospectress moved into contention on the final turn en route to winning the $150,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) by a head over Innuendo Saturday at Calder. Under Jerry Bailey, Prospectress covered the 1 1/2 miles in 2:26.97 on firm turf.

  • Coming Up

    Racing at Philadelphia Park on Monday has been cancelled for the second day in a row.