Headlines for Sunday, May 4, 2003

  • Possible Preakness Starters Considered

    The eyes of the racing word shift from Churchill Downs to Pimlico Race Course as the Visa Triple Crown players set their sights on Baltimore for the 128th running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Elusive Thought Proves Tough Target in Fury

    Elusive Thought wasted little time in getting the jump on her five rivals in winning Sunday's $162,750 Fury Stakes for 3-year-old Canadian-bred fillies at Woodbine.

  • Lord ofthe Thunder Wins Aqueduct Finale

    Paraneck Stable's Lord ofthe Thunder split front-running Mr. Determined and rallying Union One in the lane at Aqueduct on Sunday afternoon to win the $81,325 King's Point Handicap for New York breds at 1 1/8 mile by 4 1/2 lengths.

  • Baffert: Baze was Riding to 'Save His Life'

    Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert said that Indian Express appeared to come out of his rugged Kentucky Derby journey well and would consider a run in the Preakness for the colt.

  • Russian Rhythm Upsets Six Perfections in 1,000 Guineas

    Russian Rhythm , once the future book favorite for Sagitta 1,000 Guineas Stakes (Eng-I) for 3-year-old fillies, woke up for trainer Sir Michael Stoute Sunday to defeat Six Perfections by 1 1/2 length at Newmarket.

  • No One Hits $5 Million Derby Contest

    No one claimed the $5 million prize for picking the exact order of finish in this year's "Run for the Roses" as part of the first-ever international promotion connected to the Kentucky Derby.

  • Funny Cide, drawing off to win the Derby.

    The Morning After: No Excuses, On to Baltimore

    One day after Funny Cide upset the Kentucky Derby at odds of nearly 13-1, his trainer said the New York-bred gelding came out of the race unscathed and will move on to Baltimore, Md. to contest the Preakness Stakes on May 17.

  • Report: Monmouth, Meadowlands May Be Sold, Leased

    The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority will formally begin the process of selling or leasing Monmouth Park and Meadowlands in June, a move that could put more than $250 million in the financially strapped state agency's coffers, according to published reports.