Headlines for Wednesday, December 31, 2003

  • Ema Bovary Wins 6th in a Row on DQ

    Ema Bovary extended her win streak to six straight races after the stewards disqualified Royally Chosen for causing interference approaching the wire Wednesday in the $84,850 Kalookan Queen Handicap for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park.

  • Dominguez Takes 2003 Maryland Honors

    National riding leader Ramon Dominguez, who split time between Maryland and Delaware, had more trips to the winners' circle in Maryland than any other rider in the colony, winning 185 races at Pimlico and Laurel Park in 2003. Trainer Dale Capuano and owner Michael Gill again topped their divisions this year.

  • White Mountain Boy Scales Laurel Test

    White Mountain Boy got away to the lead and was never challenged in Wednesday's $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship at Laurel Park, winning easily by six lengths.

  • Richetta Falters in Maryland Filly Championship

    The $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Wednesday at Laurel Park figured to be a one horse affair, but when that one horse faltered, the door opened for Pour It On, who rallied along the rail to post a 36-1 upset score.

  • Majorbigtimesheet to Wafer in Colorado

    Multiple stakes winner Majorbigtimesheet, a winner all seven years he raced, will enter stud at George and Susan Wafer's Wafer Thoroughbred Ranch near Elizabeth, Colo.

  • Kentucky Plan: Public Vote for Racetrack Casinos

    Though the prospects for expanding gambling in Kentucky remain clouded, the racing and breeding industry has settled on a plan for a constitutional amendment to authorize full-scale casino gambling at the state's eight racetracks.

  • Texas Increases Number of Post-Race Drug Tests

    The Texas Racing Commission has authorized the Texas Medical Diagnostic Laboratory to increase the amount of ELISA tests it conducts and decrease the number of screens it evaluates from urine samples collected for post-race analysis.