Headlines for Saturday, April 17, 2004

  • Megahertz, foreground, moves past Noches De Rosa en route to victory in the Santa Barbara Handicap, Saturday  at Santa Anita.

    Megahertz Zaps Her Santa Barbara Foes

    Defending champion Megahertz rallied from last to first in the stretch, scoring a one-length victory over Noches De Rosa in the $200,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park.

  • Game Trieste's Honor Wins California Derby

    Making his first stakes appearance, Cobra Farm's Trieste's Honor battled favored Capitano for the entire stretch run before getting up by a neck in the $100,000 California Derby for 3-year-olds at Bay Meadows Saturday.

  • Janeian Upsets Bedanken in Irving Distaff

    Janeian returned from a five-month layoff to win Saturday's $75,000 Irving Distaff at Lone Star Park by four lengths over Cat's Cat in stakes-record time. Bedanken, the odds-on 2-5 favorite, finished another half-length back in third.

  • Native Dancer

    On This Day...

    April 18, 1953<br><b>Native Dancer</b>

  • Smoke Glacken Colt Blazes in OBS Spring Sale Drill

    Smokum Sam, a colt by Smoke Glacken consigned by Costanzo Sales, drilled a quarter-mile in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2004 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.

  • No Handling Chris's Bad Boy in Cartier

    Chris's Bad Boy looked into the eye of the 'Tiger' and stared him down, powering on to victory in the featured $135,750 Jacques Cartier Stakes on opening day Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Dyna Da Wyna takes four-horse photo to finish Stravinsky romp.

    Dyna Da Wyna Wins Tight Stravinsky Finish

    Favored Dyna Da Wyna prevailed in a four-horse photo finish to win the $85,575 Stravinsky Stakes for fillies and mares at 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf.

  • The Lady's Groom Wins Jim McKay Duel

    The Lady's Groom battled odds-on favorite Unforgettable Max every step of the way to win the $150,000 Jim McKay Breeders' Cup Handicap, the co-feature Saturday at Pimlico.

  • Water Cannon Blasts Home to Win Tesio

    Jockey Ryan Fogelsonger and Water Cannon caught frontrunning filly Pawyne Princess just yards from the wire to win the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes Saturday at Pimlico.

  • Jerry Bailey guides Quintons Gold Rush to the win in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes, Saturday at Keeneland.

    Quintons Gold Rush Sparkles in Lexington

    Quintons Gold Rush paved his way into the 2004 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), turning in an impressive performance in Saturday's $325,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Keeneland.

  • Record 31,000 Turn Out at Keeneland

    Keeneland set a new single-day on track attendance record Saturday with 31,028 fans on hand for the $325,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. II).

  • Buy the Sport Scratched from Bed o'Roses

    Georgica Stable's Buy The Sport was scratched from Saturday's featured race, the $150,000-added Bed o'Roses Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for fillies and mares at a mile at Aqueduct.