Headlines for Sunday, December 21, 2003

  • Hollywood Story and Patrick Valenzuela win the Hollywood Starlet Stakes, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Hollywood Story Steals Starlet Script

    Patrick Valenzuela became the first jockey in 20 years to sweep all five major Southern California riding titles in the same year when he brought a maiden, 6-1 shot Hollywood Story, from behind to win the $349,500 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies. In typical P. Val fashion, he survived a stewards' inquiry to do it.

  • Krone Eyes January Return from Rib Fracture

    Brian Beach, agent for Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone, looks for a January return at Santa Anita for the 40-year-old rider, injured in a spill at Hollywood Park on Dec. 12.

  • Shake You Down en route to winning the Gravesend Handicap, Sunday at Aqueduct.

    'Shake' Rattles, Rolls in Gravesend

    Roger L. Coles Jr.'s Shake You Down had too much class and speed for his six opponents in Saturday's $109,000 Gravesend Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct, and that easily translated to a front-running victory over Way to the Top for the multiple graded stakes winner.