Headlines for Sunday, November 17, 2002

  • Dress To Thrill Confirmed for Matriarch

    Dress To Thrill, one of the leading 3-year-old fillies in Europe, will compete in the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) for fillies and mares Dec. 1, Hollywood Park assistant racing secretary and stakes coordinator Danny Eidson was informed Sunday.

  • Recovering Delahoussaye Visits Backstretch

    Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye, sidelined since sustaining injuries in a spill Aug. 30 at Del Mar, visited the Hollywood Park stable area for the first time this meeting Sunday with his wife, Juanita.

  • Hannibal Lad to Debut at Hollywood Saturday

    Hannibal Lad, a recent acquisition at the Tattersalls Sale in Newmarket for Red Baron's Stable, will make his United States debut in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. I) on Saturday, trainer Darrell Vienna said from Santa Anita.

  • Flat Top Wins Colonial Cup Steeplechase

    Nancy Gerry's Flat Top slammed the door shut on a<br>steeplechase championship with a game victory over Tres Touche in Sunday's $100,000 Marion du Pont Scott Colonial Cup (gr. I) at Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C.

  • Rolly Polly Captures Safely Kept Again

    Wildenstein Stable's Rolly Polly won the $76,970 Safely Kept Handicap on turf for older fillies and mares at Hollywood Park Sunday for the second straight year.

  • Dr. Kashnikow, foreground, drives to victory.

    Dr. Kashnikow Prevails in Thrilling River City

    Dr. Kashnikow unleashed a furious stretch run to nip 53-1 longshot Foster's Landing by a nose at the wire in the $175,750 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) on a yielding turf at Churchill Downs Sunday.

  • Rain Puts a Charge in Super Fuse

    Chris Thomas Olrick's Super Fuse, making only his second start outside of South Florida and his first start on a sloppy racetrack, pulled away in the stretch for a 3 ¼-length victory Sunday afternoon over favored American Mon in the six-furlong Huntington for 2-year-olds.

  • Sunstrach Splashes to Premio Roma Victory

    Sunstrach, with Frankie Dettori riding, cruised to an emphatic six-length victory in the Italian Group I Premio Roma at Rome's Capannele on Sunday.

  • O'Callaghan Adds Potent Soph Hope Governor Brown

    Trainer Niall O'Callaghan will add Governor Brown, a European group-winning import, to his stable hoping that he will develop into a contender for next spring's major races for 3-year-olds.

  • Booklet, winning the Fountain of Youth.

    Booklet Makes Comeback on Churchill's Tuesday Card

    Fountain of Youth (gr. I) winner Booklet, out of action since finishing next to last in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 18, is entered on Tuesday in the eighth race at Churchill Downs.

  • Morse Hoping Third Time the Charm for Morluc

    Trainer Randy Morse is gearing up his star turf sprinter Morluc for a third trip to the Far East for the rich Hong Kong Turf Sprint on Dec. 17 at Hong Kong's Sha Tin Racecourse.

  • Delaware Cancels Final Race Card of Meeting

    The meet-closing live racing card at Delaware Park Sunday has been canceled due to unsafe track conditions caused by inclement weather, officials announced.

  • Snow Cancels Woodbine's Sunday Card

    Sunday's live Thoroughbred racing program at Woodbine has been cancelled due to heavy snowfall in the Toronto area over the past 18 hours. It was the second straight day that severe weather has contributed to conditions that are unsafe for racing.

  • High Demand to Golden Eagle in California

    High Demand, a California-bred son of Danzig and a winner of five of six starts, has been retired and will stand the 2003 breeding season at Betty Mabee's Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif.