Headlines for Saturday, January 25, 2003

  • Affluent outruns Sightseek in the Santa Monica Handicap at Santa Anita Park.

    Affluent Shows Her Class in Santa Monica

    Affluent and jockey Alex Solis found room on the inside behind a wall of horses in the stretch and went on to defeat heavily-favored Sightseek in the Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares Saturday at Santa Anita.

  • Crossing Point outlasted 9-year-old Say Florida Sandy to win Saturday's $80,550 Paumonok Handicap.

    Say Florida Sandy Reaches $2 Million in Defeat

    Nancy Clark and Fred Heyman's favored Crossing Point, pressed into running a swift early pace, weathered the storm and outlasted 9-year-old Say Florida Sandy near the wire to win Saturday's $80,550 Paumonok Handicap for three-year-olds and up at six furlongs on Aqueduct's inner dirt track by a half-length.

  • Closer Stay Forever Takes Sunshine F&M Turf

    Jockey Jose Santos brought Stay Forever from far back to triumph by 1 1/4-length over Cellars Shiraz in the $350,000 Franks Farm Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Saturday at Gulfstream.

  • Captain Squire breaks away from field to win the $250,000 FedEx Sprint.

    Captain Squire in Bistering Sunshine Sprint Win

    After Captain Squire scored a 5 1/2-length victory in Saturday's $250,000 FedEx Sunshine Millions Sprint at Santa Anita in a blistering time of 1:08.15, trainer Jeff Mullins left little doubt on what's on his mind later this year.

  • Valid Video Wins Sunshine Dash Stretch Duel

    Heavy favorite Excessive Pleasure set all of the fractions but could not hold off Valid Video in an all-out stretch run in the $250,000 Ocala Stud Sunshine Millions Dash for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Saturday.

  • David Flores leaps off Atlantic Ocean as trainer Bob Baffert watches in the winner's circle after their win in the $250,000 John Deere Oaks at Santa Anita.

    Atlantic Ocean Takes Sunshine Oaks

    Atlantic Ocean, who many thought was a $1.9 million flop, captured her third straight stakes Saturday in the $250,000 John Deere Sunshine Millions Oaks at Santa Anita

  • Adminniestrator Wins Sunshine Turf at Wire

    Longshot Adminniestrator closed powerfully in the stretch to get up by a nose at the wire over Music's Storm in the $500,000 Barretts/CTBA Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes Saturday at Santa Anita.

  • Dogwood Stable's Smok'n Frolic (8) in $750,000 Vessels Stallion Farm Distaff win.

    Smok'n Frolic Completes Florida's Rout

    Dogwood Stable's Smok'n Frolic made the trip to California worthwhile for her connections, defeating Cee's Elegance in the $750,000 Vessels Stallion Farm Distaff at Santa Anita Park Saturday and completing a Florida rout in the first-ever Sunshine Millions competition with California breds.

  • Best of the Rest (7) passes Booklet (3) on his way to winning the $1M Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park.

    Best of the Rest Tops in Sunshine Classic

    Ultra-consistent Best of the Rest, ridden by Eibar Coa, defeated pace-making Booklet and a late-charging Grey Memo by 1 1/2 length Saturday in the $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park.

  • Madame Pietra (10) wins the $250,000 Padua Stables-Filly and Mare Sprint.

    Madame Pietra Kicks Off Sunshine Series

    Carl H. Grether's favored Madame Pietra wore down Shameful and Chispiski in the stretch to win by a head in the $250,000 Filly & Mare Sprint at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • New jockey Jerry Bailey worked Vindication on the main track at Santa Anita.

    Vindication, Bailey Get Acquainted

    Padua Stables' Vindication met new jockey Jerry Bailey for the first time Saturday and the pair teamed up for a bullet five-furlong work over Santa Anita's fast main track.

  • Pelirrojo Returns to Training for Sadler

    Pelirrojo, who was considered an early Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender last year before suffering a knee injury in his sixth-place finish in the San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) Mar. 2, made his first appearance on the Southern California work tab since then, posting a half-mile in :49, handily, at Santa Anita Friday.

  • Cat's At Home to Windfields

    Grade II winner Cat's At Home will enter stud at Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

  • Champion Riboletta's First Foal

    Riboletta, a champion racemare for Aaron and Marie Jones, produced her first foal, a Forestry filly, Jan. 22