Headlines for Sunday, December 29, 2002

  • Consistent Wilzada Has Edge in Interborough

    Eleven months after William Beatson Jr.'s Wilzada debuted impressively in an Aqueduct maiden special weight, the daughter of Meadowlake returns as the horse to beat in Wednesday's $75,000-added Interborough.

  • Kona Gold, 9, Tops New Year's Day El Conejo

    Kona Gold will try to become the fifth 9-year-old to win a stakes race at Santa Anita when he takes on eight other sprinters in the $100,000 El Conejo Handicap (gr. III), Wednesday's New Year's Day feature.

  • Hillside Specialist Rolly Polly Heads Monrovia

    Rolly Polly, unbeaten in three turf starts at Santa Anita, will try to end 2002 on a high note when she goes to the post in the $150,000 Monrovia Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Tuesday.

  • Saintly Look Heavenly in Sugar Bowl Stakes

    Saintly Look closed from off the pace in spite of a speed-favoring Fair Grounds main track to win the $75,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes Sunday by three-quarters of a length over Broke Again.

  • Solis Hospitalized After Spill, Released

    Alex Solis was scheduled to be released from Arcadia Methodist Hospital Sunday morning after an overnight stay following a spill in Saturday's ninth race.

  • Healthy Kudos to Return in San Pasqual

    Kudos will make his first start in nearly nine months in Saturday's $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Laffit Pincay Jr: 56 Going On 10,000

    Laffit Pincay Jr. celebrates his 56th birthday Sunday. With 9,479 victories, more than any rider in history, he has his sights set on a once-unthinkable number goal – 10,000.

  • Svea Dahl Dominating in Laurel's Carousel

    Svea Dahl, claimed by owner Roddy Valente and trainer Bruce Levine in June, won for the fourth time and in her last six starts, taking $50,000 Carousel Stakes at Laurel Park in gate-to-wire fashion.

  • Gravesend Test is All Multiple Choice

    Multiple Choice proved to be the correct choice Sunday when he rallied from off the pace to catch Sing Me Back Home in deep stretch and notch a ¾ length decision in the rescheduled $109,200 Gravesend Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

  • Gravesend Test is All Multiple Choice

    Multiple Choice proved to be the correct choice Sunday when he rallied from off the pace to catch Sing Me Back Home in deep stretch and notch a ¾ length decision in the rescheduled $109,200 Gravesend Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

  • Philadelphia Park Back in Action For Now

    Philadelphia Park, closed to live racing for three consecutive days due to unsafe conditions caused by bad winter weather, was back in action Sunday, when it completed a nine-race card.

  • Vernon Downs Gains Reprieve from Closure

    Vernon Downs, ordered to shut down Dec. 31, won a temporary reprieve Friday when a New York State Supreme Court justice in Albany granted a restraining order holding off the closing for about 30 days.