Headlines for Sunday, January 11, 2004

  • Hosco and Tyler Baze, right, beat Roi Charmant, left, in the San Miguel Stakes, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Speedy Hosco Stays Perfecto in San Miguel

    Making his stakes debut, Lorraine and Rod Rodriguez's undefeated Hosco pulled his way to the front soon after the start and stayed there, winning the $108,100 San Miguel Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds going six furlongs at Santa Anita Sunday.

  • Mountaineer Deal Calls for Hike in Minimum Claiming Price

    After a few years of contractual disputes, Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort and the Mountaineer Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have agreed on a three-year contract that calls for increases in live racing dates and a hike in the minimum claiming price at the West Virginia track.

  • Last year's BC Juvenile winner to skip Santa Catalina.

    Action This Day Skipping Santa Catalina

    Action This Day, looking to launch his 2004 campaign, will pass on Saturday's Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) and point to the Sham Stakes on Feb. 8, trainer Richard Mandella said Sunday morning.

  • Frankel's Florida Breds Going in Sunshine Millions

    Bobby Frankel, who did not participate in last year's inaugural $3.6 million Sunshine Millions, plans to have four startes in the 2004 series, which pits Florida and California breds in a series of eight stakes races at Gulfstream and Santa Anita parks.

  • Former Ak-Sar-Ben Official Dick Becker Dead

    Dick Becker, who proved instrumental in Ak-Sar-Ben's success in the 1970s and early '80s, died Jan. 7 at an Omaha, Neb., nursing home after a long illness.