Headlines for Saturday, March 13, 2004

  • Gulfstream Breaks Its Total Handle Record

    A Gulfstream Park record for commingled handle was set on Florida Derby Day Saturday when a total of $25,481,438 was wagered, according to Edward Mackie, director of mutuels.

  • Silent Sighs, upsets Halfbridled in the Santa Anita Oaks.

    Halfbridled's Invincibility Ends With Sighs

    Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod's California homebred Silent Sighs, facing open company for the first time, held on gamely over a surging Halfbridled to win the $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) Saturday.

  • Jorgie Stover Surprises in Johnson Memorial

    Jorgie Stover and jockey Kaymarie Kreidel were overlooked in the wagering, but they teamed up for a front-running upset victory in Saturday's $67,750 Harrison Johnson Memorial Handicap at Laurel Park.

  • Wynn Dot Comma races to the win in the Swale Stakes.

    Wynn Dot Comma Edges Eurosilver in Swale

    Martin L. Cherry's Wynn Dot Comma held off Eurosilver by a head in a frantic finish to Saturday's $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park, giving jockey Edgar Prado his 5,000th career victory.

  • Edgar Prado celebrates his 5,000th career victory after winning the Swale Stakes Saturday at Gulfstream.

    Prado Hits 5,000 Wins on Wynn Dot Comma

    Edgar Prado, Gulfstream Park's jockey champion two years ago and perennially among the local leading riders in recent seasons, rode his 5,000th career victory in Saturday's Swale Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds aboard Wynn Dot Comma.

  • Well Fancied Coasts to Toboggan Triumph

    Sanford Goldfarb and Stewart Hoffman's Well Fancied recorded his sixth win in his last eight starts Saturday, stalking stubborn pacesetter Don Six from just off the pace, finally getting to the lead to win the $112,200 Toboggan Handicap (gr. III) by two lengths at Aqueduct.

  • Friends Lake, left, leads Value Plus, second from right, to victory in the Florida Derby.

    Friends Lake Makes Splash in Florida Derby

    A New York bred won the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park Saturday for the first time, but it wasn't Read the Footnotes. As the even-money favorite faded out of the money, 37-1 Friends Lake stormed from well off the pace to defeat a game Value Plus.

  • Madcap Escapade, en route to victory in the Stonerside Forward Gal Stakes.

    Madcap Escapade Dominates Forward Gal

    Bruce Lunsford's 3-year-old filly Madcap Escapade turned the $150,000 Forward Gal (gr. II) against four opponents Saturday into a procession, galloping to a 4 3/4-length front-running victory at Gulfstream Park.

  • American Horses Depart for Dubai

    Fourteen of the United States' best older horses have departed on flights from Los Angeles and Florida for the world's richest racing meeting later this month, the Dubai Racing Club confirmed Saturday.

  • Action Light as Major Preps Loom for Derby, Oaks

    With a weekend of major prep races featuring Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contenders ahead, bettors continued to make the mutuel field and Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Wimbledon their lukewarm choices at the midpoint of Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2004 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Master David Heads Weekend Work Tab

    Although the afternoon action will be hot and heavy this weekend, there still was a good deal of morning activity around the country Friday and Saturday, as several top 3-year-olds prepared for upcoming stakes.

  • Elocutionist at Oaklawn Park

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