Headlines for Sunday, March 21, 2004

  • Friendly Michelle Grinds Out Santa Paula Win

    Friendly Michelle wore down the leaders in a long stretch drive and posted a 1 ¼-length victory in the $82,500 Santa Paula Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mystery Giver, right, runs to victory in the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap, Sunday at Fair Grounds.

    Mystery Giver Solves Fair Grounds Turf Again

    Team Block's Mystery Giver continued his mastery over the Fair Grounds' turf, coming from far back to win Sunday's $500,000 Mervin Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) Sunday, setting a course record while going over the $1 million mark in career earnings.

  • Meridiana (7)wins the Orchid Handicap at Gulfstream.

    Meridiana Sneaks Off with Orchid Handicap

    German-bred Meridiana, a disappointment in the United States last year after winning the Italian Oaks (Ity-I) in May, took a big step forward with a front-running victory in the $200,000 Orchid Handicap (gr. IIT) Sunday at 12 furlongs on the Gulfstream Park turf course.

  • Monster Work for Potrero Grande-Bound Blues'

    Bluesthestandard, preparing for the $200,000 Potrero Grande Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at 6 1/2 furlongs March 28, turned in a blazing :57 2/5 work Sunday at Santa Anita.

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