Headlines for Sunday, November 25, 2001

  • Denon's victory in the Hollywood Derby provided Bobby Frankel with his 16th grade I win of the year.

    From the Print Edition: Tragedy in the Matriarch

    There were no fractures, deep wounds, or even sore muscles. As concerned peers drifted in and out of the Hollywood Park jockeys' room following the tragic conclusion of the $500,000 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) on Nov. 25, Mike Smith admitted to having a single pain. "Just a broken heart."

  • Trainer Tom Skiffington (left) is comforted by trainer Bobby Frankel after Skiffington-trained Spook Express took a bad step in the Matriarch.

    South African Champion Spook Express Euthanized

    Spook Express, second in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf last month, was euthanized Sunday after falling near the finish line in the Matriarch at Hollywood Park.

  • Starine, winning the Matriarch.

    Starine Gives Velazquez Fifth Straight Graded Stakes Win

    Jockey John Velazquez's hot streak continued on the West Coast Sunday, when he picked up his fifth graded stakes win in succession aboard Starine in the $500,000 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.

  • Iron Deputy Best in Huntington Stakes

    Iron Deputy won for the second time in three career starts, scoring a four-length victory Sunday in the $82,500 Huntington Stakes at Aqueduct.