Headlines for Sunday, January 4, 2004

  • Baldomera's Rally Takes Ruthless Stakes

    Baldomera came from off the pace to catch High Peaks in deep stretch and win the $78,375 Ruthless Stakes on a rainy Sunday at Aqueduct by 1 3/4 lengths.

  • Millennium Dragon leads the field to the wire in the Appleton Handicap.

    Millennium Dragon Breathes Fire in Appleton

    Darley Stud Management's Millennium Dragon registered his first United States stakes triumph in Sunday's $150,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. III), turning back a relentless challenge from Political Attack for a 1 1/4-length victory at Gulfstream Park.

  • A. P. Adventure wins the Santa Ysabel in her second career start.

    A. P. Adventure Kicks Away in Santa Ysabel

    Robert and Beverly Lewis' A. P. Adventure, in her second career start, made the $106,800 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) her own adventure before rallying to win the 1 1/16-mile test for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Sunday.

  • Follow Me Home Begins Campaign in First Lady

    Saturday's $100,000 First Lady Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park will mark the 2004 debut of Follow Me Home and a return to the place that launched a 5-for-12 season for the filly.

  • Cherokee Spook Likely for Spectacular Bid

    The sorting-out process for the best 3-year-olds begins in earnest Saturday with the Spectacular Bid (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park, and trainer Mark Hennig will have decisions to make with Cherokee Spook and Notorious Rogue over the next week.

  • Krone's Return Expected by End of Month

    Jockey Julie Krone, who was injured in a spill at Hollywood Park Dec. 12, could resume riding by the end of this month, according to her agent, Brian Beach.

  • Harty Spots Firth of Lorne in San Gorgonio

    Trainer Eoin Harty expects a solid effort from the Irish-bred mare Firth of Lorne in Saturday's $150,000 San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. IIT) for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on the turf.

  • Scanlan Expects Improvement from Toccet

    Trainer John Scanlan expects dramatic improvement from Toccet in Saturday's $200,000 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Movant, Skate Away Win Fair Grounds Stakes

    Both $60,000 co-features Saturday at Fair Grounds provided thrilling stretch duels, with Movant prevailing over Sister Swank in the Thelma and Skate Away turning the tables on Warleigh in the Col E.R. Bradley.