Headlines for Saturday, January 4, 2003

  • Baffert questions award selection process.

    Baffert Says Eclipse Awards are Flawed

    Trainer Bob Baffert, who wasn't named as a finalist for a 2002 Eclipse Award in spite of an outstanding year, said he's dismayed at the way the awards are handed out. The three-time Eclipse winner (1997-99) as top conditioner in the nation also said he feels the voting process is flawed.

  • Congaree runs to victory in the San Pasqual Handicap at Santa Anita Park.

    Congaree Trounces San Pasqual Rivals

    Congaree, looking to establish himself as the class of national handicap picture, trounced a solid field in Saturday's $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Pletcher Hits the Derby Trail

    Todd Pletcher fired a pair of early warning shots on the Derby trail Saturday, as he sent out two of his big guns -- Indy Dancer and Lion Tamer -- to impressive victories at Gulfstream Park.

  • Lady Tak Romps in Thelma, Will Try Better

    Unbeaten Lady Tak , a 3-year-old daughter of Mutakddim cruised to an easy five-length win in the $75,000 Thelma Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Fair Grounds.

  • Maidens C.J.'s Honour, Atswhatimtalknbout Win

    In a pair of high-priced maiden special weight events at Santa Anita Saturday, Fog City Stable's C.J.'s Honour and B. Wayne Hughes' Atswhatimtalknbout posted impressive victories.

  • Game Grey Comet Prevails in Muddy Count Fleet

    New York-bred Grey Comet remained perfect in his young four-race career when he held off the persistent challenge of Mustang Jock to win the $81,350 Count Fleet Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct.

  • Point Prince heads to victory in the Appleton Handicap at Gulfstream Park.

    Team Valor's Point Prince in Appleton Upset

    Team Valor's Point Prince pulled a 29-1 upset in Saturday's $150,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. IIT), defeating front-running Krieger by 1 1/4 length in the one-mile grass event.

  • Rail is Baileys Edge in Mr. Prospector

    Baileys Edge found room for his stretch run along the rail and then held off Friendly Frolic in a frantic run to the wire for a head victory in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. III) for sprinters at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Suffolks Downs, Penn National Cancel Racing

    Suffolk Downs was forced to cancel its live racing card on Saturday due to unsafe racing conditions caused by snow and rain from a storm that hit on Friday night and Saturday morning.