Headlines for Monday, December 29, 2003

  • Sugar Bowl Winner Wildcat Shoes Lucky to be Alive

    Wildcat Shoes, who set a stakes record in winning the Sugar Bowl Stakes for 2-year-olds Sunday at Fair Grounds, is lucky to be alive after suffering severe heat stroke in his career debut at Arlington Park in August.

  • Icantgoforthat, inside, holds off Polygreen to win the Monrovia Handicap, Monday at Santa Anita.

    Icantgoforthat Ends Dry Spell in Monrovia Win

    Icantgoforthat and jockey Tyler Baze led virtually from start to finish but needed every ounce of strength they could muster to hold off Polygreen by a nose in the $109,300 Monrovia Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita Monday.

  • Bayou Raider Timo Tops Tropical Park Derby Field

    C.K. Woods Stable's homebred Timo invades Calder from New Orleans for the second time at the meet as the horse to beat in a full field of young prospects on their third birthday in the $100,000 Tropical Park Derby (gr. III) Thursday.

  • Energetic Azeri Jogs for Lukas at Santa Anita

    Azeri, the 2002 Horse of the Year, arrived at D. Wayne Lukas' Santa Anita barn Dec. 28 to begin training toward a 2004 campaign. "She showed a lot of energy, so she went to the track and jogged lightly with the pony this morning," the Hall of Fame trainer said Monday.

  • Symboli Kris S. Bows Out In Record Style

    He was the horse the fans most wanted to see in the year's finale, Arima Memorial (Jpn-I). With three group Is and 5-2 odds, he was also the horse they most expected to win. True to form, Symboli Kris S. answered expectations on a chilly Dec. 29.