Headlines for Sunday, March 14, 2004

  • Coney Kitty Skirts Inquiry, Wins Hillsborough

    Coney Kitty survived a steward's inquiry and a jockey's objection to record a neck victory over Madeira Mist in the $100,000 Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Tampa Bay Downs turf.

  • Day, Ender's Sister Win Florida Oaks

    Ender's Sister, with Hall of Fame rider Pat Day in the irons, won the $150,000 Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday with an explosive move at the sixteenth pole that swept her to a ¾-length win.

  • Halfbridled Tops Pool 2 of Oaks Future Wager

    Despite suffering her first career loss in Saturday's Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), 2-year-old filly champion Halfbridled ended up as the 7-2 favorite at the close of four days of betting in the second pool of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager ("KOFW").

  • Upsets Keep 'Field' Favored in Derby Wager

    Following a weekend of Kentucky Derby prep races in which several leading Kentucky Derby contenders suffered defeats, the field of "all other 3-year-olds" emerged as the favorite when the second of three pools in Churchill Downs' 2004 Kentucky Derby Future Wager ended its four-day run Sunday.

  • Adoration caught Star Parade to win the Santa Margarita.

    Adoration Catches Star Parade in 'Margarita

    Amerman Racing's Adoration finally caught the Argentine mare Star Parade in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Sunday, returning to the Santa Anita Park winner's circle for the first time since her 40-1 upset in last year's Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • Operation Iraqi Children co-founder Gary Sinise, with Iraqi school children on recent visit.

    Hillenbrand, Actor Gary Sinise Launch Operation Iraqi Children

    Author Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit: An American Legend) and actor Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump, Apollo 13) have announced the launch of Operation Iraqi Children, a program that will enable Americans to send school supplies and Arabic translations of Seabiscuit to Iraqi children.

  • Sonic West Lowers Boom in Razorback

    Sonic West, ridden patiently by Willie Martinez, took advantage of a pace duel between Crafty Shaw and 3-5 favorite Pie N Burger to win the $100,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park Sunday.

  • Jockey Javier Santiago drives Preachinatthebar to victory in the San Felipe.

    Wild San Felipe Worth Preachin' About

    Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert is on top of the game again after Preachinatthebar narrowly won the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Sunday, Baffert's second major Derby prep win in the past week.

  • Day Keys Limehouse Win in Tampa Bay Derby

    Dogwood Stable's favored Limehouse answered a major question about his distance capabilities, catching the leaders late to register a neck victory over Mustanfar in the $250,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) Sunday.

  • Wide Trip Can't Slow Smok'n Frolic

    A wide trip wasn't enough to keep Smok'n Frolic from a romping 6 1/2-length repeat victory in the $108,400 Next Move Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares Sunday at Aqueduct.

  • Sightseek, winning the Rampart Handicap.

    Sightseek Roars Back in Rampart

    Juddmonte Farms' Sightseek looked like her old self Sunday, demolishing three rivals by 7 1/2 lengths in the $194,000 Rampart Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park.

  • Chief Seattle Colt Sets Pace In OBS March Workouts

    A colt from the first crop of <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=4324644&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Chief Seattle</a> was among the standouts Sunday during the final session of works for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Iron Halo Upsets Taiaslew in Phoenix Gold Cup

    Mitchell Ranch's Argentine-bred Iron Halo pulled away from favored Taiaslew in the stretch for his first win the United States, a 2 1/4-length upset victory in Saturday's $100,000 Phoenix Gold Cup Handicap for sprinters at Turf Paradise.

  • Minister Eric Third in Turf Return

    Triple Crown candidate Minister Eric mad his long-awaited return to the races Saturday with a third-place finish in a $49,000 allowance/optional claiming event for 3-year-olds on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita.

  • Upsets Shake Up Derby, Oaks Future Pools

    A string of major upsets in Saturday's preps for the 130th running of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) May 1 helped solidify the mutuel field's grip on the favorite's role heading into the final day of Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2004 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Bertrando Suffering From Liver Disease

    Leading California stallion Bertrando, whose maternal granddaughter Silent Sighs beat champion Halfbridled in winning the March 13 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), is suffering from a liver disease and might be pensioned from stallion duty at the end of the season.

  • Canonero II

    On This Day...

    March 14, 1971<br><b>Canonero II in Venezuela</b>