Headlines for Wednesday, January 1, 2003

  • Crackup Works for Sunshine Dash

    Great State Challenge Juvenile winner Crackup worked six furlongs at Santa Anita Wednesday morning on his first day as a 3-year-old in 1:14.40.

  • Easyfromthegitgo Returns to Fair Grounds

    Easyfromthegitgo, a heart-breaking runner-up in March's Louisiana Derby (gr. II), is scheduled to make his first start at Fair Grounds since that defeat in Thursday's $75,000 Louisiana Handicap.

  • Parking, Admission to be Free at Aqueduct

    Aqueduct Racetrack will offer free general parking and free general admission every racing day from Thursday through the end of the inner dirt tack season March 9.

  • Wilzada Dances to Interborough Victory

    William P. Beatson Jr.'s front-running favorite Wilzada repulsed a mild challenge from Blinded By Love and drew off in the lane to win Aqueduct's $81,850 Interborough Handicap by five lengths.

  • Stakes Debut Successful for Nothing To Lose

    Favored Nothing To Lose, with Jerry Bailey riding, unleashed a strong drive to overtake the leaders in midstretch and go on to a 1 3/4-length victory in Wednesday's $100,000 Tropical Park Derby (gr. IIIT) at Calder Race Course.

  • Sweettrickydancer Takes Tropical Park Oaks

    Sweettrickydancer earned the distinction of winning the first stakes race of 2003, taking Wednesday's $100,000 Tropical Park Oaks at Calder Race Course.

  • Bailey Finishes Year With 67th Stakes Win

    Jockey Jerry Bailey met an old acquaintance, the Calder winner's circle, on the final day of 2002, capturing Tuesday's $38,955 Auld Lang Syne Handicap aboard the filly Slews Final Answer.