Headlines for Saturday, January 17, 2004

  • Favored Heavenly Humor Wins Miss California

    Boxed in at the quarter pole, Heavenly Humor and jockey Kevin Radke found room at the head of the stretch and went on to a five-length win in Saturday's $64,650 Miss California Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Baffert Nominates 20 to Triple Crown

    Eclipse Award-winning trainer Bob Baffert, who has tightened the girth on four winners of the classics since his first starter in 1996, has nominated 20 sophomores for this year's renewal of the Triple Crown.

  • St Averil, with Tyler Baze aboard, runs to victory in the Santa Catalina Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    St Averil Has His Day in Santa Catalina

    Stan E. Fulton's St Averil inched past Lucky Pulpit in mid-stretch and edged away to a 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.

  • Bronze Abe Shines in What A Summer Stakes

    The hard-knocking gray mare Bronze Abe bounced to the lead and battled head-to-head almost to the finish line to win the $73,500 What A Summer Stakes Saturday at Laurel Park, marking the fourth straight year the daughter of Two Punch has won an added money race in Maryland.

  • Second of June leads the field to win the Holy Bull Stakes, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Second of June Arrives Early in Holy Bull

    Barbara Cesare's Second of June grabbed command on the far turn and drew away from favored Silver Wagon in the stretch to record a convincing 2 3/4-length victory in Saturday's $100,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

  • Austin's Mom rides to the win in the Affectionately Stakes, Saturday at Aqueduct.

    All Goes Right for Austin's Mom in Affectionately

    Austin's Mom needed some time to be ready for the right opportunity, and Saturday afternoon, everything fell into place in the $109,600 Affectionately Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Aqueduct.

  • New York Record Pick Six Payout at Aqueduct

    The biggest pick six in NYRA history ended with the first two tickets worth in excess of $1 million in the history of New York racing. Six consecutive double-digit winners conspired to eliminate all but those two tickets, each of which worth $1,120,287.