Headlines for Monday, May 24, 2004

  • Trophy awarded to winner of the Visa Triple Crown.

    Crying Wolf?

    Will racing fans be disappointed again in their wait for a Triple Crown winner? The near-misses outnumber the times that racing's most elusive prize has been claimed.

  • Jockey Morgan Remains Hospitalized After Spill

    Veteran jockey Mike Morgan was hospitalized overnight for treatment of injuries suffered in a chain reaction spill that involved four horses during Sunday's final race at Churchill Downs.

  • Smarty Jones, with exercise rider Pete Van Trump aboard, on the track at Philadelphia Park Monday.

    With the Flyers Gone, It's All Smarty; Eddington Sharp in Work

    John Servis is a longtime Philadelphia Flyers fan, and he "wasn't happy" to see his hockey team eliminated in the Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday night. Although he now has Philly's number one sports franchise in Smarty Jones, and the almost-fanatical support of the city and all of Pennsylvania, Servis said he's still not feeling any added pressure.

  • Sign at Chapman Ford says it all.

    Smarty Replaces Mustang as 'The Big Hoss' at Chapman Ford

    "Chapman Ford, home of Smarty Jones, how may I direct your call?" That is the greeting people receive when they call the Chapman Ford dealership on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia, indicating life is not exactly the same around the showroom since Smarty Fever hit the City of Brotherly Love.

  • Daiwa el Cielo Posts Japanese Oaks Upset

    The top picks failed to make the money in Sunday's Japanese Oaks (Jpn-I), with Daiwa el Cielo (Sunday Silence--London Bridge, by Dr Devious) emerging as the surprise victor in the 65th running of the fillies' classic at Tokyo. Daiwa el Cielo topped a full gate of 18 by three-quarters of a length, clocking 2:27.2 seconds over 2,400 meters of slightly yielding turf.

  • Burning Roma, tops Red Bank Handicap field.

    Burning Roma Works Toward Red Bank Handicap

    Harold L. Queen's Burning Roma, who has earned $1.4-million, is the most accomplished member of the prospective field for Saturday's $100,000 Red Bank Handicap (gr. IIIT), highlight of Monmouth Park's opening day program.