Headlines for Monday, March 1, 2004

  • Victory U. S. A., will be shipped to New Orleans for the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Victory U. S. A. to Attempt Fair Grounds Oaks

    Thomas Van Meter's stakes winner Victory U. S. A. will most likely make her first start of the year in Saturday‚s $300,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II), trainer Bob Baffert said Monday after the filly worked six furlongs in a quick 1:11 4/5.

  • Record-setting Lord Carson filly.

    Lord Carson Filly Sets Workout Record at Barretts; McMahon Optimistic About Tuesday's Sale

    A <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1358044&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Lord Carson</a> filly blazed an eighth of a mile in 9.7 seconds Monday at Fairplex Park in preparation for the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The time is believed to be a North American record, and possibly a world record, for a juvenile auction work.

  • Master David, shown winning the Sham Stakes, worked Monday.

    3-Year-Olds Top West Coast Work Tabs

    Trainer Bob Baffert sent out a slew of his top sophomores for workouts Monday over Santa Anita's fast main track and leading the parade was San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) candidate Consecrate, who worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5.

  • Daggers Drawn Lands First Group I Winner

    Daggers Drawn, a low-cost commuter between Ballyhane and Curraghmore studs, landed his first group I success when Iflooxcouldkill survived two objections to retain the Ellerslie, New Zealand, Sires' Produce Stakes on Feb 28.

  • Reset Beats Elders in Futurity Stakes

    Fresh from his triumph against his own age in the Australian Guineas (Aust-I) earlier last month, Reset attempted new horizons in taking on older horses in the 106th Futurity Stakes (Aust-I) Feb. 28.

  • Horse of the Year Mineshaft, at Lane&#39;s End Farm.

    Two Mares in Foal to Mineshaft

    William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm reported that the first two mares are in foal to 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft.

  • Arkansas Derby winner Sir Cherokee emerged OK from the New Orleans Handicap.

    Sir Cherokee Seems OK, But Trainer Not Pleased

    Sir Cherokee, knocked off stride in a roughly run New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) Feb. 29 at Fair Grounds, returned to his Oaklawn Park base after having suffered body soreness and superficial cuts. But his trainer, Mike Tomlinson, isn't particularly happy with the events of the day.

  • Weather, Full Fields Boost Hawthorne Opener

    Unseasonably warm temperatures in the Chicago area and field sizes that averaged more than nine horses per race helped boost the numbers during the opening weekend of the National Jockey Club meet at Hawthorne Racecourse.

  • Snow Chief on Florida Derby Day.

    On This Day...

    March 1, 1986<br><b>Snow Chief at Gulfstream Park</b>

  • Peter Jackson, director and screenwiter of &#39;The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,&#39; holds up Oscar awards for best director and best picture.

    'Seabiscuit' Trampled by 'Lord of the Rings'

    Seabiscuit handled War Admiral, but he was no match for "Lord of the Rings." In the 76th Academy Awards Feb. 29, "Seabiscuit," the film adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's best seller, was shut out in the seven categories for which it was nominated.