Headlines for Thursday, July 4, 2002

  • Buffythecenterfold looked good in winning the Landaluce.

    Buffythecenterfold Looks Good in Landaluce Stakes

    Buffythecenterfold surprised trainer Mel Stute by going to the front under jockey Matt Garcia en route to a one-length victory in the Landaluce Stakes that was the co-feature on the July 4 holiday card at Hollywood Park.

  • Good Journey Rallies to Firecracker Victory

    Flaxman Holdings homebred Good Journey rallied in the center of the course to wear down and defeat Morluc and Even the Score in the grade II Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap at Churchill Downs on July 4.

  • Oswley became the first New York stakes winner for trainer Randy Schulhofer.

    Owsley Posts Game New York Handicap Victory

    Jockey Edgar Prado gave Arthur B. Hancock's Owsley a fearless, weaving ride through the lane that was enough to produce a neck victory over favored Volga in the 59th running of the grade II, $250,000 New York Handicap for fillies and mares at 1 1/4 miles on Belmont Park's inner turf.

  • Cetewayo Heads Stars and Stripes Field

    Grade I stakes winner Cetewayo, who races in the colors of John A. Chandler, will carry highweight of 118 pounds when he heads a field of nine marathoners in Saturday's $200,000-added, 1 1/2- mile Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. III) at Arlington Park.

  • Lost at Sea Upsets Iowa Oaks

    Lost at Sea rallied from seven lengths back to nip See How She Runs at the wire in Wednesday's $150,000 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows.

  • Dancing Guy Waltzes to Victory at Calder

    Employing his usual come-from-behind running style, Newcomb Green's Dancing Guy wore down pacesetters Marquette and Wertz to win the $100,000 Americana Handicap at Calder Race Course on July 4.

  • Adopted Daughter Wins Prairie Gold Lassie

    Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey's 2-year-old filly Adopted Daughter, ridden by Mark Guidry, got up at the finish line just in time in Wednesday's 5-furlong Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes at Prairie Meadows.

  • Texas trainer Les Nichols completed his trip to Ground Zero on July 4.

    Cowboy Ends Charity Ride at Ground Zero

    One extremely long trail ride has ended in New York City. Les Nichols, who set out from his home in Celeste, Texas, in October, arrived at Ground Zero around 10:30 a.m. (ET) on Independence Day, July 4. Appropriately, he arrived via the Staten Island Ferry on day 254 of his journey.