Headlines for Sunday, June 27, 2004

  • Southern Image to Miss Hollywood Gold Cup

    Southern Image will be forced to miss the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) on July 10 because of a foot injury, Mike Machowsky reported Sunday from his Santa Anita training base.

  • French Lady Invited to American Oaks

    French Lady, a New Zealand import which joined the Neil Drysdale stable last week, was extended an alternate invitation Sunday to the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. I) July 3 by Hollywood Park racing secretary Martin Panza.

  • Rock Hard Ten Drills Sharply; Swaps Likely

    In his first work since a fifth-place finish in the Belmont Stakes on June 5, Rock Hard Ten drilled five furlongs in 1:00 Sunday at Hollywood Park under jockey Patrick Valenzuela. Imperialism also worked Sunday.

  • $1M Earner Soaring Free Floats Home in Highlander

    Sam-Son Farm's odds-on Soaring Free did the expected Sunday at Woodbine, wiring the field in the six -furlong, $219,000 Scotts Highlander Handicap (Can-III) over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course.

  • Compton Fills In, Wins With Sharky's Review

    Showing up helped make jockey Perry Compton a winner during Saturday's $68,600 Hawkeyes Handicap for fillies and mares at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa.

  • Mt. Carson Cracks Mile Mark at Colonial

    David P. Reynolds' Mt. Carson set a track record at Colonial Downs with a stylish score in the $50,000 Da Hoss Stakes on Saturday. Mt. Carson's covered the mile in 1:35.07 to lower Assault John's 1997 clocking of 1:35.48.

  • Champion Anees' First Winner

    Anees, champion 2-year-old male and Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, was represented by his first winner when his daughter Nine Cats won June 26.