Headlines for Saturday, March 20, 2004

  • Sinister G wins the Lane's End Stakes Saturday at Turfway Park.

    Sinister G Scores Wicked Lane's End Upset

    Under a steady rain, top Kentucky Derby prospect Birdstone never got going in Saturday's $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II), clunking home fifth as 16-1 frontrunner Sinister G scored a major surprise at Turfway Park.

  • Jose Valdivia guides Meteor Storm to the win in the San Luis Rey Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Meteor Storm Bursts Home in San Luis Rey

    Meteor Storm, overlooked at 7-1 in the wagering, burst to the lead in the stretch and held off a late rally by Labirinto and scored a neck victory Saturday in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) for older turf runners at Santa Anita Park.

  • Patricia Cooksey returns to action at Turfway.

    Cooksey Looks for Return to Winner's Circle

    Jockey Patricia Cooksey, whose career nearly ended April 12 when she broke both legs in a frightening spill at Keeneland, returned to the saddle Friday night at Turfway Park, just shy of one year later.

  • Walk This Way Struts to Gentilly Win

    Walk This Way staked a claim as the top 3-year-old Louisiana-bred at Fair Grounds this meet by winning Saturday's $100,000 Gentilly Handicap for state-breds on the turf.

  • Edgar Prado rides Bohemian Lady to the win in the Cicada Stakes at Aqueduct.

    Bohemian Lady Romps to Cicada Triumph

    Padua Stable's Bohemian Lady got a much better start than she did in her previous outing and easily disposed of five rival 3-year-old fillies Saturday in the $109,100 Cicada (gr. III) at seven furlongs.

  • Friel's for Real Takes Laurel's Gala Lil

    Friel's For Real had never won a stakes race until she overwhelmed a band of older fillies and mares in Saturday's $75,000 Gala Lil Stakes at Laurel Park.

  • Rock Hard Ten Gets Serious for Stevens

    Kentucky Derby hopeful Rock Hard Ten worked seven furlongs in a bullet 1:24 2/5 at Santa Anita on Saturday morning in preparation for a start in either the April 3 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) or the April 10 Arkansas Derby (gr. II).

  • Saratoga County surpise winner in Gotham.

    Saratoga County Springs Gotham Surprise

    Saratoga County took advantage of a fast pace to collar Pomeroy in mid-stretch and pulled away to a 2 1/4-length victory in the $200,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Brass Hat Grabs Rushaway Ring

    Fred F. Bradley's homebred maiden Brass Hat, ridden by Jason Lumpkins, took command in the stretch and rolled to an easy 3 3/4-length victory over a suspect field of 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Rushaway Stakes at Turfway Park.

  • Among My Souvenirs Late Scratch in Cicada

    Trainer Tony Dutrow was forced to scratch Peter Angelos' undefeated Among My Souvenirs from Saturday's $100,000-added Cicada (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct when she developed an abscess in her right-front hoof.

  • Hoist the Flag by 15 at Bowie

    On This Day...

    March 20, 1971<br><b>Hoist the Flag Breezes Home</b>