Headlines for Saturday, December 18, 2004

  • Dahlia Repeat Difficult Spot for Katdogawn

    Defending champion Katdogawn can become the only two-time winner of the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) Monday when 10 fillies and mares vie on the grass on closing day of Hollywood Park's autumn meet.

  • Aggadan, ridden by Ariel Smith, wins the Jennings Handicap, Saturday at Pimlico.

    Win Machine Aggadan Takes Pimlico's Jennings

    Under jockey Ariel Smith, the 3-5 favorite Aggadan powered through an opening at the top of the lane and outstepped a determined Irish Colony to win the $100,000 Jennings Handicap for Maryland-breds Saturday at Pimlico.

  • Shadow Cast Back at Fair Grounds, Wins Pago Hop

    Shadow Cast picked up right where she left off earlier this year at Fair Grounds, returning to capture the $60,000 Pago Hop Stakes for 3-year-old fillies over the Stall-Wilson turf course Saturday.

  • Undefeated Declan's Moon courts 2YO honors with impressive win over pair of grade I winners in Saturday's Hollywood Futurity.

    Futurity Win Has Connections 'Over the Moon'

    In spite of skipping the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), undefeated Declan's Moon made an emphatic statement for 2-year-old honors in 2004 with a convincing victory over grade I winners Wilko and Proud Accolade in Saturday's $449,500 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I).

  • Solid Noe Performance for Winning Medallist

    Robert N. Clay's 3-year-old colt Medallist rebounded from a fifth place finish in the Fall Highweight (gr. III) last month to win the $100,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap at Calder Race Course Saturday.

  • Karches Says NYRA Cooperating With Probe

    Peter Karches, co-chairman of the board at the New York Racing Association, pleaded for compassion for the embattled track operator Saturday, three days after state and federal investigators barged into all three racetracks in a mysteriously conducted raid.

  • Pies Prospect Cakewalks to Hooper Victory

    Robert V. LaPenta's Pies Prospect seized control before the eighth pole and pulled away for an easy victory in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course Saturday.

  • Dreadnaught Fires Again in W.L. McKnight

    Trillium Stable's Dreadnaught closed out his 2004 campaign with back-to-back graded stakes victories, coming from off the pace with a dramatic surge to nip Demeteor by a neck with a dramatic surge in the $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap at 1 1/2 miles on the Calder Turf Course Saturday.

  • Remsen Stakes winner as a 2-year old, Read the Footnotes retires at 3.

    Read the Footnotes to Sequel Stallions in Florida.

    Read the Footnotes, a three-time graded stakes winner who holds one of the highest Beyer Speed Figures of the year, has been retired from racing because of a knee problem and will enter stud at Sequel Stallions near Ocala, Fla.

  • Miswaki, dead at 26.

    Miswaki, Sired 97 Stakes Winners, Dead

    Prominent stallion Miswaki died Dec. 17 at John T. L. Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac Farm near Lexington, Ky. due to the infirmities of old age.