Headlines for Saturday, July 3, 2004

  • Lady of the Future Takes Penny Memorial

    Max Pearson's Lady of the Future won the $100,000 James Penny Memorial Handicap by the narrowest of noses following a stirring stretch duel with My Glare Farm's Where We Left Off Saturday at Philadelphia Park.

  • Asmussen First to Get 500 Wins at Lone Star

    Trainer Steve Asmussen became the first horseman to notch 500 career wins at Lone Star Park, when Star of Caveat won Saturday's first race at the Grand Prairie, Texas racetrack.

  • Toasted Crisp in Wet Arlington Classic

    California-based Toasted, owned by Chicago businessman Sidney L. Port, lived up to his advance billing as the horse to beat in Saturday's $200,000 Arlington Classic (gr. IIT) with a 3 1/4-length victory at Arlington Park.

  • Ticker Tape wins the American Oaks, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Ticker Tape Reigns in American Oaks

    Overlooked in a field boasting strong international favor, Southern California-based Ticker Tape blew off the final turn with gusto to run down pacesetting Western Hemisphere and favored Dance in the Mood in the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.

  • Friendly Michelle takes Prioress in convincing style.

    Friendly Michelle Popular Prioress Winner

    Ed Friendly's favored Friendly Michelle got a perfect stalking trip with Corey Nakatani in the saddle and bounded away from speedy Forest Music in the stretch for a convincing win in the $250,000 Prioress (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Janeian Dominates Royal Heroine Foes

    New Zealand-bred Janeian took command near the eighth pole and easily held off the challenge of favored Katdogawn to win the $100,000-added Royal Heroine (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.

  • Bare Necessities Heads Molly Pitcher Rivals

    Bare Necessities, the starting highweight at 119 pounds, will be favored in Sunday's $300,000 Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Monmouth Park, but she will not have an easy time of it.

  • Swingforthefences Goes Deep in Iowa Derby

    New York shipper Swingforthefences dug deep to prevail in a tough stretch battle by a half-length in Friday's $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows.

  • Saratoga Season Admission Passes Available

    Fans interested in attending the races at the upcoming Saratoga Race Course season can buy special season admission passes for the clubhouse and grandstand.

  • Trip to Iowa Oaks Pays Off for He Loves Me

    The long trip for Maryland-based filly He Loves Me paid off her connections with a late-surging victory in Friday night's $125,000 Iowa Oaks (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows.

  • Suave Bound for Hollywood's Swaps

    Mace and Samantha Siegel's stakes-winning 3-year-old Suave will be shipped to Hollywood Park for the $400,000 Swaps (gr. II) July 10, trainer Paul McGee said Friday.