Headlines for Sunday, November 23, 2003

  • Wando's Little Sis' Captures Ontario Lassie

    Wando made a name for himself in 2003 becoming only the seventh Triple Crown winner in Canadian horse racing history. Sunday, it was little sister's turn in the spotlight when Six Sexy Sisters captured the $160,950 Ontario Lassie Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Valenzuela Works Dress to Thrill for Matriarch

    Dress To Thrill worked a half mile on the Hollywood Park turf course in :51 Sunday under Patrick Valenzuela in preparation for defense of her crown in the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) for fillies and mares next Sunday.

  • Smokey Glacken sizzles in Valley Stream Stakes.

    Smokey Glacken On Fire in Valley Stream

    Frontrunner Smokey Glacken won the the $112,200 Valley Stream Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies under Jose Santos by 3 3/4 lengths at Aqueduct on Sunday.

  • Cardinal Runner-Up Bien Nicole Has Surgery

    Kristine and John Richter's Bien Nicole, runner-up to Riskaverse in Saturday's $150,000-added Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs, came out of the race with a leg injury that required surgery.

  • Durandal Rallies to Win Kyoto Mile

    Japanese-bred Durandal used a powerful late burst to beat Fine Motion by three-quarters of a length, winning the Mile Championship (Jpn-I) on the turf at Kyoto Racecourse on Sunday.

  • Epicentre, right, outfinishes stablemate Continuously, but was disqualied from first for interference in the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Frankel Record Rolls On Continuously

    Trainer Bobby Frankel broke Charlie Whittingham's Hollywood Park record for most victories in Saturday's $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT), but it took about 15 minutes for stewards to decide which of two horses he accomplished the feat with.

  • Balto Star rolls to victory in the Red Smith Handicap.

    No Catching This Star in Red Smith Handicap

    Front-running Balto Star and jockey John Velazquez took advantage of his deliberate pace to spurt away in the stretch en route to an easy 3 1/4-length victory in Saturday's $150,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) over soft going on the Aqueduct turf.

  • Stretch Burst Makes Riskaverse a Millionaire

    Fox Ridge Farm's Riskaverse, an also-ran in four consecutive grade I starts, found a group of fillies and mares more to her liking Saturday with a three-quarters of a length victory in the $175,200 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf.

  • Chicago Trainer Gene Cilio Dead

    Gene Cilio, one of Chicago's leading trainers for a number of years, died Saturday night of cancer at age 74.