Headlines for Friday, February 6, 2004

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Action This Day returns Sunday.

    Action This Day Returns in Sunday's Sham Stakes

    Action This Day, last year's 2-year-old champion, makes his long-awaited return in Sunday's nine-furlong Sham Stakes. Trained by Richard Mandella, Action This Day will face six opponents, including promising Derby hopefuls trained by Bob Baffert and Bobby Frankel.

  • California Champions Announced; HOY Named Monday

    California will announce its 2003 Horse of the Year Monday; the three finalists are Continental Red, Excessivepleasure, and Joey Franco The annual awards dinner will be held at the Sacramento Sheraton Grande Hotel.

  • Funny Cide Schools; Ready for Donn

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, who will start in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Saturday at Gulfstream Park, schooled in the paddock before Friday's first race.

  • Harmony Lodge, shown winning the Ballerina, seeks fourth straight stakes win.

    Harmony Lodge Out to Win Another Gulfstream Stakes

    Harmony Lodge goes for her fourth Gulfstream stakes victory -- and her fourth stakes score in a row -- when she tops a field of eight in Sunday's $100,000 Shirley Jones Handicap (gr. III) over seven furlongs at Gulfstream Park.

  • Lawyer Dismissed in RSI Case; Bala Files Bankruptcy

    The attorney representing Racing Services Inc. official Raymundo Diaz was removed from the case by a U.S. District judge Thursday because of a conflict of interest. In other developments, Racing Services founder Susan Bala filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on behalf of the company.

  • Racing to Resume at Turfway Park; Rowland Still Critical

    Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky will resume live racing tonight (Feb. 6) after canceling last night out of respect for injured jockey Michael Rowland, who remains in critical condition at University Hospital.

  • Sunland Park Sets Handle Record

    Sunland Park set a single day handle record Feb. 3, when more than $2 million was wagered at the New Mexico racetrack.

  • Aqueduct, Laurel Cancel Friday Racing

    Aqueduct in New York and Laurel Park in Maryland have both canceled racing today (Feb. 6) because of ice and heavy rains in the northeast corridor of the United States.

  • Withallprobability and Daughter Die

    Graded stakes winner and stakes producer Withallprobability and her grade III-winning daughter With Ability died last month. Both were owned by Edward Evans Spring Hill Farm, near Casanova, Va.

  • America's Storm to Stand at Applebite

    America's Storm, a stakes-placed son of Storm Cat, will enter stud this year at Joan Rogers' Applebite Farm in French, Camp, Calif. He will stand for $4,000.