Headlines for Sunday, February 15, 2004

  • Lukas 'Couldn't be Happier' with Azeri's Progress

    D. Wayne Lukas said Sunday that he has been delighted with Azeri since the Hall of Fame trainer received the champion Dec. 28. Sunday, the 2002 Horse of the Year worked four furlongs in :48 3/5 at Santa Anita.

  • Halfbridled Tops Pool 1 of Ky. Oaks Wager

    Wertheimer Farm's Halfbridled, the unbeaten champion 2-year-old filly of 2003, is the favorite in the initial pool of Churchill Downs' 2004 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, closing as the 7-2 choice when four days of wagering concluded Sunday.

  • Mutuel Field Set at 9-5 in KDFW's Pool 1

    Kentucky Derby fans backed such promising young stars as Eurosilver, Lion Heart, Action This Day and Read the Footnotes, but the heavy favorite at the end of four days of wagering in Pool 1 of Churchill Downs' 2004 Kentucky Derby Future Wager was the "mutuel field."

  • Super High Nips Moscow Burning in Pro Or Con

    Super High, ridden by Tyler Baze, battled 2-5 favorite Moscow Burning to the wire for a nose victory in Sunday's $108,000 Pro Or Con Handicap for California-bred older fillies and mares on the turf at Santa Anita Park.

  • Roar Emotion Romps in Sabin Handicap

    Joseph Allen's Roar Emotion pulled clear of Ivanavinalot at the top of the stretch and buried her rivals under strong urging from John Velazquez, posting a 5 1/2-length triumph in the $100,000 Sabin Handicap (gr. III) at Gulstream Park Sunday.

  • Bossanova Euthanized After Hollie Hughes Fall

    Lorraine and Rod Rodriguez's Bossanova, winner of the Fall Weight Handicap (gr. III) in November, was euthanized Sunday after fracturing both sesamoid bones of his right foreleg during the stretch run of the $81,675 Hollie Hughes Handicap at Aqueduct.

  • Gradepoint (1) crosses the finish line ahead of Mr. Jester (2) to win the Risen Star Stakes, Sunday at the Fair Grounds.

    Gradepoint Earns A-List Status in Risen Star

    The connections of 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft may have a prime Triple Crown candidate this year with lightly-raced Gradepoint, who posted a resilient come-from-behind win over odds-on favorite Mr. Jester in the $150,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Fair Grounds Sunday.

  • Maloofs' King Palm Debuts Monday

    King Palm, a Florida-bred colt by <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1317820&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Halo's Image</a> who makes his debut in Monday's sixth race, is owned by the Maloof brothers, Joe and Gavin, who own the Sacramento Kings and the Palm, the posh Las Vegas casino.

  • Minister Eric Could Return in Grassy Baldwin

    Adhering to the belief that timing is everything, Richard Mandella said Sunday morning that Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) runner-up Minister Eric could make his 3-year-old debut on the Santa Anita turf in the $100,000 Baldwin Stakes (gr. IIIT) at about 6 ½ furlongs on Feb. 28.

  • Millionaire Manndar's First Foal

    Millionaire Manndar's first foal is a filly that arrived Feb. 8 at John J. Greely III's Wintergreen Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Old Friends Acquires First Horse

    Old Friends was formed last year with the intent of retiring and/or bringing home pensioned Thoroughbred stallions and giving the public access to these horses. Ironically the operation's first acquisition, aptly named Narrow Escape, is a 21-year-old mare.

  • Jerry Bailey&#39;s ride in Saturday&#39;s Fountain of Youth captured for 60 Minutes II.

    Bailey Focus of 60 Minutes II Feature

    Three-time leading Gulfstream Park jockey Jerry Bailey took the starring role before 60 Minutes II cameras in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I) Saturday.

  • On This Day...

    Feb. 15, 1958<br><b>Tim Tam at Hialeah</b>