Headlines for Sunday, February 8, 2004

  • Randaroo, with John Velazquez riding, wins the $100,000 Shirley Jones Handicap, Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

    Randaroo Romps in Shirley Jones Handicap

    Joseph Allen's Randaroo got the jump on the better-fancied Harmony Lodge and the speedy filly turned what was supposed to be a match race between the two into a 7 1/4-length romp in the $100,000 Shirley Jones Handicap (gr. III) Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

  • Not for Love mare Sheila's Prospect tops opening session of Fasig-Tipton mixed sale.

    Not For Love Mare Tops First Session of Fasig-Tipton February Sale

    Sheila's Prospect, a daughter of leading Maryland sire Not for Love, topped the first session of the 2004 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky February mixed sale at the company's Newtown Paddocks. A no-guarantee season to Hill 'n' Dale stallion Theatrical and a season to Wafare Farm stallion Giltterman topped the Stallion Access auction of seasons and shares.

  • Premier Night Has It All--Including Super Bowl QB

    An appearance by Jake Delhomme -- this time in the role of Thoroughbred owner -- was just one of many highlights on an evening when more than $1 million in purse money was up for grabs for Louisiana-breds at Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino.

  • Domestic Dispute, left, out runs During, center, and Buckland Manor to win the Strub Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    No Argument: Domestic Dispute Tops in Strub

    Domestic Dispute, who hadn't reached the winner's circle in more than a year, rallied in spite of trouble in the stretch run to defeat During and his former trainer Bob Baffert by a neck in the $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Imperialism, front left, charges from well behind the pack to win the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes.

    Calder Invader Imperialism Wins San Vicente

    Calder shipper Imperialism caught 11-10 favorite Hosco inside the final eighth of a mile to register a 1 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 San Vicente (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Game Miss Coronado Hangs on in Davona Dale

    Stonerside Stable's homebred Miss Coronado, shipping from Southern California and making her first start on the dirt, held off Eye Dazzler, Society Selection and Last Song in going gate to wire to win the $150,000 Davona Dale (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

  • Jockey Perry Ouzts Reaches 4,500-Win Mark

    Veteran jockey Perry Ouzts won his 4,500th race Sunday at muddy Turfway Park after riding Private Ambition to a 1 3/4-length victory in the third race, a $5,000 claiming event.

  • Frisky Spider Spins Trainer's Head in Work

    Frisky Spider's seven-furlong workout in preparation for Saturday's $250,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park had trainer Bob Durso excited Sunday morning.

  • Azeri Breezes for New Trainer Lukas

    Azeri, the 2002 Horse of the Year, had her first official workout in the care of her new trainer, D. Wayne Lukas Sunday morning, breezing three furlongs in :35 1/5.

  • Halfbridled On Course for Las Virgenes

    Undefeated Eclipse Award champion Halfbridled is on course to make her 3-year-old debut in next Sunday's $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at one mile.

  • Alke Stops Cajun Beat in Deputy Minister

    Alke kept the pressure on Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) champion Cajun Beat from the outset, poking a head in front in the stretch and going on to his fourth straight win in the $100,000 Deputy Minister Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Jockey Fogelsonger Returning to Maryland

    Ryan Fogelsonger, the 2002 Eclipse Award winner as the nation's outstanding apprentice jockey, will return to Maryland to continue his riding career following his riding obligations at Santa Anita Sunday.

  • Turfway Cancels Remainder of Racing Sunday

    Citing track conditions, Turfway Park canceled races 4-10 on Sunday's 10-race card. Three races were completed without incident. Racing is scheduled to resume Wednesday, February 11, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Wixoe Express Roars Back to Win Tanforan

    Piers Pottinger's Irish bred Wixoe Express looked beaten in upper stretch by pacesetter Expresso Bay in Saturday's $84,900 Tanforan Handicap, but responded under jockey Matt Garcia to pull away in the final furlong for a two-length victory on a yielding Golden Gate Fields' turf course.