Headlines for Saturday, February 14, 2004

  • Future Wager Odds Drop on FOY Rivals

    Future wager odds on both Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Read the Footnotes and runner-up Second of June for the May 1 Kentucky Derby dropped significantly following the Gulfstream Park prep race Saturday.

  • Cat Fighter, right, overtakes Fencelineneighbor to win the La Canada Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Cat Fighter Scratches Out La Canada Triumph

    Cat Fighter relinquished the lead to Fencelineneightbor in the stretch and then surged back for a head victory in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-old fillies Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

  • No Shaking Shadow Cast in Silverbulletday

    Shadow Cast rallied in the stretch to overtake Quick Temper and capture the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Fair Grounds.

  • Burning Roma Again in Tampa Breeders' Cup

    Harold Queen's multiple stakes winner Burning Roma put another notch in his gun Saturday when the millionaire held off the late charge of Remind by a short neck to take his second consecutive Tampa Bay Breeders' Cup at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Limehouse (2), with John Velazquez aboard, sprints ahead of Deputy Storm (6) to win the Hutcheson.

    Pletcher's Limehouse Sweet in Hutcheson

    Dogwood Stable's Limehouse, making his first start in more than four months, came off the rail in the stretch to collar stablemate Deputy Storm and drew off to a 2 1/4-length victory in $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Bear Fan Pulls Clear to Win Fritchie 'Cap

    Heavy favorite Bear Fan pulled her way to the lead coming out of the far turn and held off the closing Gazillion for a one-length victory in the $200,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Laurel Park Saturday.

  • Island Fashion, Adoration Head Santa Maria

    Island Fashion will vie for her third straight Grade I win in the $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap, part of a loaded Presidents' Day race card at Santa Anita Park on Monday. The $200,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIt), a 1 1/2-mile tilt for older turf horses, also headlines the program.

  • Easy Drill for St Averil; Bound for San Felipe

    Santa Catalina Stakes winner St Averil worked five furlongs in an easy 1:02 over Santa Anita's fast main track Sunday morning, after which trainer Rafael Becerra confirmed that the son of Saint Ballado's next start would be the March 13 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II).

  • Rowland Benefit at Mountaineer Draws Plenty of Support

    A Valentine's Day fund-raiser for the family of jockey Michael Rowland, who died from injuries sustained in a Feb. 5 racing accident at Turfway Park, has drawn interest from around the country, and donated items continued to come in the morning of the event.

  • Maktoums Buy Crimson Palace from Team Valor

    Team Valor has sold Crimson Palace, the highly impressive winner of a conditions race on the opening night of the Dubai International Racing Carnival, to the Maktoums, and the South African filly will join Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor's string.

  • Saturday Racing at Turfway Park Cancelled

    Once again citing track conditions compromised by fluctuating temperatures and resultant uneven thawing, Turfway Park has cancelled live racing for today, Saturday, Feb. 14. The track remains open for simulcasting.

  • On This Day...

    Feb. 14, 1976<br><b>Bold Forbes at Santa Anita</b>