Headlines for Sunday, May 30, 2004

  • Reba's Gold to Defend in Seabiscuit BC 'Cap

    A small but competitive field of five lines up for Monday's $100,000 Seabiscuit Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Bay Meadows, headed by morning line favorite Snorter and defending champion Reba's Gold.

  • Unforgettable Max Taken Down in Frisk Me Now

    Unforgettable Max, heavily favored at odds of 9-10, ran to a 2 1/2-length victory in Sunday's $70,000 Frisk Me Now Stakes at Monmouth Park, but disappointed his backers anyway when disqualified for causing interference on the first turn, moving Pretty Wild into the winner's circle.

  • Slew's Valley Fights Way to Connaught Cup

    Rich Meadow Farm's Slew Valley, with Jim McAleney aboard, outbattled Le Cinquieme Essai and favored Shoal Water down the stretch to capture the $164,400 Connaught Cup (Can-III) Sunday at Woodbine.

  • Kabel's Remarkable Turf Streak Ends at Seven

    Jockey Todd Kabel's incredible seven-race winning streak on the turf came to an end Sunday at Woodbine when he finished second aboard Gangster in the third race.

  • Multiple Choice, right, outruns Dedication to capture the Jaipur Stakes, Sunday at Belmont Park.

    Multiple Choice Finds Lawn to His Liking

    Trainer Jimmy Jerkens finally got a chance to try Multiple Choice on the turf Sunday afternoon, and the 6-year-old Mt. Livermore gelding rewarded his faith with a late-running neck victory in the $112,200 (gr. IIIT) Jaipur Handicap at seven furlongs on the Widener course.

  • Churchill Abandons Sunday Race Program

    An outbreak of severe weather in the Louisville metropolitan area prompted officials at Churchill Downs to cancel the Sunday racing program after four races had been completed.

  • Lung Infection Found in Julep Choice Aud

    Aud, who finished a disappointing seventh as the favorite in Saturday's Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs, was revealed to have a lung infection, trainer Tony Reinstedler said Sunday morning.

  • Eddington Again Shows Speed in Final Belmont Work

    Mark Hennig was surprised when Eddington worked a blistering half-mile last week, so for his final Belmont Stakes (gr. I) prep, he equipped the colt with blinkers, put Jerry Bailey up, and worked him in company to see how aggressive he'd be off that last work. He found out when Eddington blazed five furlongs in :59 flat.

  • Belmont Surprise: Caiman to Start

    Veteran jockey Ramon Dominguez, leading rider in the nation last year with 453 trips to the winner's circle, has been named as the jockey aboard surprise starter Caiman for Saturday's 135th running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Sonic West Tackles Kela in Lone Star 'Cap

    Sonic West, winner of the Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park, is the 3-1 morning line second choice in Monday's Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III), the $300,000 feature race on a seven-stakes Lone Star Million program on Memorial Day .

  • Stalled VLT Operation Leads Racetrack to Close

    Batavia Downs, believed to be the nation's oldest nighttime Standardbred track, will not open for racing this summer because of dwindling revenue and an inability to get financing for its racino operation, track officials said.