Headlines for Sunday, April 18, 2004

  • Meteor Storm wins the San Juan Capistrano Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Meteor Storm Brings Down Santa Anita Curtain

    The marathon distance proved no problem for favored Meteor Storm, who kicked away in the stretch and held on for 1 1/2-length victory over Rhythm Mad in the $250,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT), closing the curtain on the 2004 Santa Anita season.

  • Mullins Clicks With Glick, Clinches Title

    Robert Bone's dependable 8-year-old Glick inched away in the stretch and held off Cayoke by three-quarters of a length to win Sunday's $107,300 San Simeon Handicap (gr. IIIT) for older horses on Santa Anita's hillside turf course.

  • Wando picks up where he left off in '03 with an easy win at Keeneland.

    Wando Begins '04 Campaign With Grass Win

    Wando, Canada's 2003 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown champion, defeated seven turf rivals in his first start as a 4-year-old at Keeneland Racecourse in Kentucky on Sunday.

  • Holy Bubbette Wins Woodbine's Whimsical

    Holy Bubbette made her first trip to Woodbine a winning one, capturing the $136,000 Whimsical Stakes for older fillies and mares on Sunday.

  • Gallyn Mitchell Wins 700th at Emerald Downs

    Gallyn Mitchell became the first jockey to win 700 career races at Emerald Downs on Sunday when he guided Best Game In Town to a victory in the first race.

  • Intercontinental, with Jerry Bailey aboard, takes the Jenny Wiley.

    Intercontinental Takes Off in Jenny Wiley

    Juddmonte Farms' Intercontinental, a multiple group one-placed competitor in Europe, won her second straight in the United States Sunday, rolling past the leaders in the final furlong to win the $110,600 Jenny Wiley (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland.

  • Binya Faces Packed Bewitch Field

    Wednesday's $100,000-added Bewitch (gr. III) features an overflow field of well-matched fillies and mares set to compete over 1 1/2 miles on Keeneland's turf course.

  • Ashado Sharpens for Oaks in Fast Company

    Starlight Stable and Saylor's Ashado, runnerup to Madcap Escapade in the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland in her last start, returnd to the same track Sunday, working five furlongs in a spirited :59 2/5.

  • Pollard's Vision Breezes at Keeneland

    Edgewood Farm's Pollard's Vision, impressive winner of the Illinois Derby (gr. II), breezed after the track renovation Sunday morning at Keeneland, with trainer Todd Pletcher supervising from the grandstand.

  • Record Crowd Saturday Aids Keeneland Surge

    The all-time single-day record 31,028 in attendance on Saturday wagered $2,847,234 on Keeneland's races and incoming simulcasts. It was the seventh highest single-day handle in track history.

  • Robert Vanaman Dead

    Robert Lawrence Vanaman, 57, died April 11 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center