Headlines for Friday, May 14, 2004

  • Go Go Baby Go Gone in Turf-Record Time

    Broadway Stables' Go Go Baby Go eclipsed a Pimlico Race Course track record for five furlongs on the turf that was set only five races previously, leading every step to win the $75,000 The Very One Stakes Friday.

  • Intrinsic Worth Captures Arlington Opener

    Pin Oak Stable's Intrinsic Worth overcame a bad start to come from last at the top of the stretch to win the $38,000 Shecky Greene Handicap by three-quarters of a length on opening day at Arlington Park Friday.

  • Memorial Service for Wally Dunn Monday

    A memorial service will be held for the late trainer Wally Dunn at Santa Anita Park on Monday at 1 p.m. It will be held at Clockers' Corner, a site he visited frequently until his death in late April. The Arcadia resident was 93.

  • Trainer Lynch to Disperse, Team With Frankel

    Trainer Brian Lynch is giving up his public stable at Hollywood Park to work as an assistant in the powerful Bobby Frankel stable at Saratoga, Lynch said on Friday.

  • King of Happiness Bittersweet Drysdale W

    King of Happiness, an impressive winner of the $62,000 allowance feature on the Hollywood Park turf Thursday is headed for bigger things. But the victory was bittersweet for trainer Neil Drysdale, who was out of the country due to the death of his mother.

  • Forest Music Takes Miss Preakness

    Returning to the races for the first time since December, Forest Music got a head in front of Stephan's Angel at the wire in the May 14 $100,000 The Adena Stallions' Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III) at Pimlico Race Course. Fall Fashion was 4 1/4 lengths back for third.

  • Newly-retired Ten Most Wanted winning the Travers.

    Ten Most Wanted Retired With Leg Injury

    Ten Most Wanted, winner of the 2003 Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, has been retired because of a leg injury, trainer and part owner Wally Dollase announced Friday at Hollywood Park.

  • Friel's For Real winning the Pimlico Distaff Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Friel's For Real Was Real Deal in Pimlico Distaff

    Philadelphia Park-based Friel's For Real was the real deal in winning the $100,000 Pimlico Distaff Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico Race Course Friday by 2 ¼ lengths over Saintly Action.

  • Canterbury Slots Measure Defeated in Committee

    A new gambling package rose from the ashes of several rejected plans Thursday in the Minnesota Senate Tax Committee, but it was unlikely the bill would get far in the final days of session. One of the rejected plans was a proposal to add slot machines at Canterbury Park.

  • Jockey Elliott Ready to Ride

    Jockey Stewart Elliott is ready to stop answering questions about his past and is anxious to take the gate aboard 6-5 favorite Smarty Jones in Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones: Is he vulnerable in the Preakness?

    Preakness Analysis: Derby Tri Looks Stro

    It's not easy to bet against Smarty Jones in Saturday's Preakness Stakes. You're trying to beat perfection, as well as forces that may very well be guiding the colt into a special place in history. Can anyone hope to derail one of the greatest feel-good stories ever? As sacrilegious as it may seem, let's at least give it a try.

  • The Cliff's Edge, will miss the Preakness Stakes due to a foot abscess.

    The Cliff's Edge Out of the Preakness

    Robert LaPenta's The Cliff's Edge has been scratched from Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I). The official word came from trainer Nick Zito Friday morning on the backside at Pimlico Racecourse.

  • Preakness Entrants Gallop as Big Event Nears

    Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith's Lion Heart walked the shedrow for an hour the morning of May 14 before he headed to the racetrack for a gallop, and then was schooled in the indoor paddock at Pimlico Race Course. Lion Heart is the second choice in the morning line for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • MEC's Lease to Operate Bay Meadows Coming to an End

    A Magna Entertainment Corp. official, conceding the company's control of Bay Meadows Racetrack will soon end after five years of operation, said the Toronto-based racing giant wasn't given the opportunity to negotiate a lease extension for 2005 with the track's owner.

  • Servis Likes What He Sees

    Trainer John Servis said that he's seeing a side of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones this week that he hasn't seen since before the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) and he likes it. "He's getting a little bit of an attitude and I like him that," Servis said Friday morning on the backside of Pimlico Race Course.