Headlines for Saturday, January 10, 2004

  • Panel Wrestles With Internet Regulatory Issues

    While Internet wagering on horseracing across state lines has been legalized in 17 states, the United States Congress still hasn't determined whether other forms of casino-style gaming should be prohibited. Until it does, gambling in cyberspace remains a complex public policy issue.

  • Megahertz, with jockey Alex Solis, races to the win ahead of Garden in the Rain in the San Gorgonio Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Megahertz Kicks in to Win San Gorgonio

    Michael Bello's Megahertz took advantage of a slow early pace as the 5-year-old British-bred mare unleashed a quick turn of foot in the last quarter-mile to win the San Gorgiono Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita on Saturday.

  • Wynn Dot Comma (4) leads the field en route to winning the Spectacular Bid Stakes, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    No Problema for Wynn Dot Comma

    Martin Cherry's Wynn Dot Conma began his 3-year-old campaign on a winning note Saturday when he passed three horses in the stretch to win the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide, with Jose Santos aboard, runs to an easy victory in his 2004 debut, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Funny Cide Easy Allowance Winner in 2004 Debut

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Funny Cide made an auspicious return to the races at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 11, drawing off for an impressive five-length win over American Style in a seven-furlong money allowance race.

  • Shake You Down, set to run in Sunshine Millions.

    Shake You Down Seeks Sunshine Millions Sprint

    Since Shake You Down was left off the list of finalists for an Eclipse Award as top sprinter of 2003, trainer Scott Lake is eager to get the 6-year-old to the track to prove himself, starting with the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Padua Stables Sprint Jan. 24.

  • Rider at Laurel Park, dressed for cold weather.

    Weather Disrupts Racing on East Coast

    For the second straight day, cold temperatures hampered racing at New York's Aqueduct Racetrack, with live racing cancelled for Saturday. Meanwhile, jockeys at Laurel Park refused to ride Saturday's nine-race card and racing was also cancelled at Philadelphia Park and Penn National.