Headlines for Sunday, March 9, 2003

  • Pincay Home After Release from Hospital

    Hall of Fame rider Laffit Pincay Jr., continues to recover from injuries sustained in a spill on Mar. 1. Pincay, 56, was released from the hospital on Friday and is "resting comfortably at home," according to his son, Laffit Pincay III.

  • Starrer, winning the Santa Margarita.

    Starrer Steals Spotlight in Santa Margarita

    George Krikorian's favored Starrer went over the $1 million mark in career earnings Sunday, pulling away from front-running Sightseek in deep stretch to win the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita.

  • Peace Rules draws off in the stretch to win the Louisiana Derby.

    Peace Rules in Right Spot at Fair Grounds

    Edmund Gann's Peace Rules, a late entrant to Sunday's $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds, spoiled the supposed showdown between Kafwain and Badge of Silver with a convincing victory in his first stakes race on dirt.

  • Crackup Bled in El Camino, Will Rest

    Trainer Rafael Becerra said that Great State Challenge Juvenile winner Crackup bled badly during his sixth-place effort in Saturday's El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields and has been declared from consideration for any of the Triple Crown races.

  • Fractured Vertebrae for Krone; Out Indefinitely

    Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone will be out of action for an undetermined amount of time after suffering fractures to the transverse process at the lumbar vertebrae (L2, L3) on the left side in a spill at the break of the 5th race at Santa Anita on Saturday.

  • Salt Lake Filly Turns In Fastest Quarter Mile Work At OBS

    A Salt Lake -- Checkerspot filly zipped a quarter mile in :21 flat to post the fastest work at the distance Saturday during the first session of the under tack video preview for the OBS March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • 'Super Saturday' Goes Well for Godolphin

    The Godolphin Racing team, trainer Saeed bin Suroor and jockey Frankie Dettori dominated the inaugural "Super Saturday" at Nad Al Sheba, capturing four of the preview races for the Mar. 29 Dubai World Cup card. But Team Valor, WinStar Farm and Sunmark Partners' Ipi Tombe was the day's most impressive winner.