Headlines for Sunday, November 30, 2003

  • Adoration Targets Bayakoa in Unfamiliar Role

    Adoration, the hunter in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), will become the hunted in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Hollywood Park next Sunday.

  • Sweet Return, en route to Hollywood Derby victory.

    Krone Milks Derby Pace for Sweet Return

    Jockey Julie Krone milked a slow pace with unexpected front-runner Sweet Return and the longshot colt had the stamina to hold off his fast-closing stablemate Fairly Ransom to claim Sunday's $600,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) by a half-length.

  • Heat Haze (11), foreground, catches Musical Chimes, background, and goes on to win the Matriarch Stakes.

    Heat Haze Wins in Scorching Matriarch Drive

    With her usual late charge, Juddmonte Farm's Heat Haze gave trainer Bobby Frankel his 25th grade I victory in a scorching finish of the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) for fillies and mares at Hollywood Park Sunday.

  • Queen's Triomphe ($130) in Montauk Ambush

    Queen's Triomphe at 64-1 and jockey Jose Espinoza pulled away from favored Message Red to win the $82,875 Montauk Handicap for fillies and mares by 2 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct on Sunday.

  • Congaree gives Jery Bailey his third stakes win of the day while taking the Cigar Mile for the second year in a row.

    Congaree, Bailey Light Up Another Cigar

    Stonerside Stable's strong favorite Congaree won the $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) for the second year in a row and gave jockey Jerry Bailey his third consecutive stakes victory at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Bailey Breaks Stakes Mark Aboard 'Footnotes

    Jockey Jerry Bailey made quick work of Mike Smith's longstanding record for stakes victories in a season when he guided favored Read the Footnotes to an easy victory in the $200,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct.