Headlines for Monday, January 20, 2003

  • Alysweep Runs Down 'Jim at Aqueduct

    Michael Dubb's Alysweep overcame an early slip, sweeping outside of favored Philadelphia Jim and drawing off to a 1 ½-length victory in the $79,800 Fred "Cappy" Capossela for 3-year-olds Monday at Aqueduct.

  • A Hunch Player's Delight on M.L. King Day

    Monday's third race at Gulfstream Park, won by longshot Dancing King, was a hunch player's delight on Martin Luther King Day. But that wasn't all.

  • Johar (#8) readies to catch The Tin Man (#3) and Grammarian (#1) to win the San Marcos Stakes.

    Johar Thunders Home in San Marcos

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s rapidly blossoming Johar unleashed an explosive stretch run to prevail in the final jump by a head over The Tin Man and Grammarian in Monday's exciting $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) on the grass for older horses at Santa Anita.

  • Elloluv rolls to Santa Ynez victory.

    Elloluv Says 'See Ya' in Santa Ynez

    J. Paul Reddam's Elloluv rallied from the outside with Watching You through the stretch, pulling away in the late stages to capture the $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Monday.

  • John Adger New TTA President

    John Adger was elected president of the Texas Thoroughbred Association. The election took place at their annual board meeting Jan. 17 at the Hilton Airport Austin in Austin, Texas.

  • Prairie Adjusts Stakes, Does Away With Festival

    Prairie Meadows will do away with its weeklong Iowa Festival of Racing as it adjusts its season to a new schedule and scaled-back purses. Instead of packing its six biggest Thoroughbred races into one week, the track will spread them out over four weekends from June 21 to July 12.

  • Actor Tobey Maguire, among the presenters at Eclipse Awards dinner.

    Star Power at Eclipse Awards Ceremony

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Monday that Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges and 2003 Golden Globe winner Chris Cooper, actors in the upcoming Universal Pictures' film "Seabiscuit," about the legendary racehorse of the same name, will be presenters at the 32nd annual Eclipse Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday, Jan. 27.

  • Commands Filly Tops Second Session of Inglis Sale

    Yearlings by freshman sire Commands (by Danehill) proved popular during Monday's second session of the William Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney, Australia with agent James Bester securing an athletic filly from the Marscay mare Flannelle for $130,000, the session's top price.

  • Pimlico Special Returns; On Black-Eyed Susan Card

    After a one-year hiatus because of a lack of purse money, the Pimlico Special will return this year and be held May 16, on the same day as the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. I) and one day before the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). I

  • Dates War Erupts Between European Sale Companies

    In a toughly-worded press release issued on Friday, January 17, Tattersalls and Tattersalls (Ireland) chairman Edmond Mahony slammed main rival Goffs for forcing them to reconsider previously announced new sales dates for 2003.

  • Mr. Mellon to India

    Mr. Mellon, a grade II turf winner who was retired last September, will take up stud duty in India

  • Forbidden Apple to Stand for $5,000

    Millionaire Forbidden Apple, who will return home to enter stud at Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., will begin his stallion career for $5,000.