Headlines for Sunday, December 5, 2004

  • Hamilton Unseats Berry as Remington's Top Rider

    Apprentice Quincy Hamilton ended Cliff Berry's run of eight consecutive riding titles at Remington Park as the Oklahoma track brought down the curtain on its 65-day meeting for 2004 Sunday.

  • Silver Impulse Golden in Ontario Lassie

    Sent off as the even-money choice, Silver Impulse didn't disappoint while capturing Sunday's $163,350 Ontario Lassie Stakes for Canadian-bred 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine.

  • For NTRA, Membership Scheme a Priority for 2005

    With membership contracts set to expire at the end of 2005, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association is formulating a long-range strategy that is expected to rely on dues in some form. Meanwhile, the search for a chief executive officer won't begin until the master plan is in place.

  • Taste of Paradise, outside, goes stride for stride down the stretch with Watchem Smokey, inside, to win the Underwood.

    G. Mandella's Milestone a Taste of Paradise

    David Bloom's Taste of Paradise, the longest shot in the field at 26-1, gave trainer Gary Mandella his first graded stakes win by barely a nose over Watchem Smokey in the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Sunday.

  • Dean Sarvis Reaches, Passes 1,000 Victories

    Jockey Dean Sarvis won the 1,000th race of his career Friday night aboard Mr Mag, who closed on the leaders in the stretch and came away a neck in front.

  • Dynever Heading West in Search of Victory

    Dynever will be flown from Florida to California Monday to compete in the $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Dec. 11, trainer Christophe Clement said Sunday.

  • Pellegrino holds off the fast-closing Megahertz and License To Run to win the Hollywood Turf Cup, Saturday at Holywood Park.

    Pellegrino Sparkles in Hollywood Turf Cup

    Traffic was tight in the stretch run of the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) but Gary Tanaka's Brazilian-bred Pellegrino found plenty of room along the inside with Gary Stevens aboard to spring a 10-1 surprise Saturday.

  • Bletchley Park Takes Railway Stakes

    Caerleon son Bletchley Park scored his most important success as stallion when Modem (5-1) overwhelmed his 15 rivals with a flashing late run to win the $500,000 (Australian funds) Railway Stakes (Aust-I) at Perth's Ascot oval Dec. 4.