Headlines for Sunday, April 27, 2003

  • Dublino wins the Wilshire Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Dublino Struts Out in Wilshire Handicap

    The little filly Dublino, making her 2003 seasonal debut, unleashed her reliably powerful stretch run to pull away in Sunday's $111,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the turf at Hollywood Park.

  • Grey Comet, Hanselina Win NY Stallion Stakes

    Star Track Farms' colt Grey Comet and Peter E. Mariano's filly Hanselina each won a division of Sunday's $150,000 New York Stallion Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct Park.

  • Services Set for Wife of Del Mar's Dan Smith

    Funeral services for Erin Smith, wife of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club director of marketing and media Dan Smith, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Encinitas Mortuary in Encinitas, Cal.

  • Mike Smith Sore but Okay After Falling Twice

    Bob Meldahl, agent for jockey Mike Smith, breathed a sigh of relief in the Hollywood Park stable area Sunday morning while relating that the veteran jockey was only sore after an ugly spill here Saturday.

  • General Challenge OK, Expected to Run Again

    Golden Eagle Farm's General Challenge, eased in Saturday's Tiznow Stakes at Hollywood Park after battling on the front end, returned in good shape and will not be retired, according to an assistant for trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Group I winners Storming Home, Ballingarry Work

    Storming Home and Ballingarry, a pair of group I winners targeted for the $400,000 Jim Murray Handicap at 1 1/2 mile on turf May 10, worked on the Hollywood Park grass Sunday.

  • Last year's winning jockey will not ride in this year's Derby.

    Espinoza to Miss Derby, Will Ride Sarafan

    Jockey Victor Espinoza, who won his first Kentucky Derby on longshot War Emblem last year, will spend the first Saturday in May at Hollywood Park.

  • France Shows His Grit in Curragh's Tetrarch

    Mrs. John Magnier's France, ridden by Seamus Heffernan, surprised even-money favorite Abunawwas in the Group III Rock Of Gibraltar EBF Tetrarch Stakes for 3-year-olds at the Curragh on Sunday.

  • Eishin Preston Repeat Winner of QE II Cup

    Favored Japanese challenger Eishin Preston won the group I Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday for the second year in a row.