Headlines for Sunday, June 24, 2001

  • Jockey Kent Desormeaux returned from Japan to ride Astra to victory.

    Astra Draws Off in Beverly Hills 'Cap

    On Sunday, Astra avenged a defeat to Happyanunoit in last year's Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IT), pulling away in the stretch to a four-length triumph over last year's winner in the $200,000 Hollywood Park feature.

  • Hollywood Gold Cup Hopefuls to Work Tuesday

    Trainers of Captain Steve, Skimming, Aptitude, and Futural -- the four leading contenders for the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) -- will send their charges out Tuesday morning for their final major preparations for the 1 1/4-mile race.

  • Dancethruthedawn upholds a family tradition by winning the Queen's Plate, a race won by her mother and brother.

    Dancethruthedawn Keeps Queen's Plate in the Family

    With Dancethruthedawn's half-length Queen's Plate win, the trophy for the opening leg of the Canadian Triple Crown is becoming more like an heirloom. Following in the footsteps of both her Queen's Plate-winning mother and brother, Sam-Son Farms' homebred Dancethruthedawn stalked the early leaders and rallied on the second turn to win Sunday's Queen's Plate Stakes at Woodbine over favored Win City.

  • Grade I Winner I Believe in You Retired

    I Believe in You, who won last year's Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I) in what turned out to be her final start, was retired from racing because of a problem ankle.