Headlines for Saturday, May 15, 2004

  • Miss Vegas Repels Ticker Tape in Senorita

    Irish-bred Miss Vegas, making her U.S. debut for trainer Bobby Frankel, set the pace and then held off favored Ticker Tape with a gritty effort to win Saturday's $108,900 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) at a mile on the grass Saturday at Hollywood Park.

  • No Catching Anna Em in Open Mind Stakes

    Anna Em, ridden by Larry Melancon, jumped out to a quick lead and drew off for an impressive 6 1/2-length victory over stablemate Movant in the first running of the $112,300 Open Mind for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs.

  • Kentucky Horseman Danny Hutt, 51, Dies

    The racing community in and around Churchill Downs received a jolt on Preakness morning with word of the death of trainer and owner Danny Hutt on Friday evening. Hutt, 51, died suddenly while eating with friends at a Louisville restaurant.

  • Racey Dreamer Wires National Hunt Cup

    EMO Stable's Racey Dreamer wired a talented field including Sur La Tete to win Saturday's $100,000 Mellon National Hunt Cup (NSA-I), second leg of the Steeplechase Triple Crown, at the Radnor Hunt Races in Malvern, Pa.

  • Local favorite Gators N Bears takes the Maryland Breeders' Cup.

    Gators N Bears: Oh My

    The Leo Nechamkin II's Gators N Bears burst through the pack on the inside in the Maryland Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) to win the $186,000 race by 1 ¼ lengths Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Mr. O'Brien Wins Dixie in Course-Record Time

    Irish-bred Mr. O'Brien scored a two-length win in the May 15 $200,000 Argent Dixie (gr. IIT) on the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) undercard at Pimlico Race Course. His time of 1:46.34 was a course record, breaking the previous record of 1:47 set in 1991 by Double Booked.

  • Seattle Fritz takes the Schaefer Handicap.

    Seattle Fitz Scores in Schaefer

    The Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Seattle Fitz scored a 1 1/2-length win in the $100,000 William Donald Schaefer Handicap (gr. III) on the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) undercard Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Artie Schiller Rolls in Woodlawn

    Tucked under cover for most of the race, Artie Schiller broke loose from the back to pull away to a 3 ¾-length victory in the $100,000 Woodlawn Stakes on the Preakness undercard.

  • Contestants in a Hot Body contest enjoy the Baltimore atmosphere on Preakness Day.

    'Smart' House at Pimlico

    A mixture of sunny skies and temperatures hovering in the mid to upper 80s has created a packed house at Pimlico Race Course for the 129th running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Abbondanza Skims Rail to Win Hirsch Jacobs

    Germania Farms' Abbondanza received a rail-skimming ride from Ramon Dominguez and held off the late rally of Bwana Charlie to win the Hirsch Jacobs Stakes by a head on the Preakness undercard Saturday.

  • Jerry Bailey takes an Ocean Drive in the Gallorette.

    Ocean Drive Cruises to Gallorette Win

    The Todd Pletcher-trained Ocean Drive exploded in the stretch to score a three-quarter-length win in the May 15 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Pimlico Race Course. Film Maker was a fast-closing second.