Headlines for Sunday, July 4, 2004

  • Bayamo winning the American Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Bayamo Shows Potential in American 'Cap

    Prestonwood Farm's Irish-bred Bayamo, whose 2003 campaign was cut short by an ankle chip, continued his impressive comeback Sunday with a facile victory in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. II) on the Hollywood Park turf.

  • Ballingarry Caps de Seroux's Arlington Double

    Favored Ballingarry capped a dream weekend in Chicago for trainer Laura de Seroux when he angled out in the stretch and drew away to a 1 3/4-length win in the $$200,000 Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on a soft Arlington Park turf course Sunday.

  • La Reason surprises in Molly Pitcher.

    La Reason Posts Molly Pitcher Surprise

    K and K Racing Stable's La Reason rolled to the lead in upper stretch and drew off to an impressive three-length win in the $300,000 Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Monmouth Park.

  • Lewises, Lukas Dominate Churchill Debutante

    Robert and Beverly Lewis and trainer D. Wayne Lukas had plenty to celebrate in Sunday's Independence Day $110,800 Debutante (gr. III) at Churchill Downs when their favored Classic Elegance surged past stablemate Paragon Queen in the final stages.

  • Ghostzapper captures the Tom Fool Stakes, Sunday at Belmont Park.

    Ghostzapper Blasts Tom Fool Foes

    Stronach Stable's Ghostzapper, out of action for more than nine months, showed no signs of rustiness with an emphatic triumph over three rivals in the $142,500 Tom Fool Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park Sunday.

  • Monmouth Purses Enriched for Haskell Day

    Purses for the four undercard stakes on Haskell Day Aug. 8 at Monmouth Park have been increased to $100,000, Bob Kulina, vice-president of Thoroughbred racing and general manager of Monmouth, announced Sunday.

  • Arlington Park Infied Board Mostly Operational

    Arlington Park's infield tote board, out of service since an internal fire following the racing program June 12, was mostly up and running in time for the July 4 racing program.

  • Road Back Brings Wonder Again to NY 'Cap

    Wonder Again, once unstoppable in turf events but a winner of only one of her last eight starts in the past 21 months, tries to regain some of her lost glory in Monday's New York Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.

  • Harrington Duo Challenges in Landaluce

    Trainer Mike Harrington entered a pair of 2-year-olds <ETH> I Can Yodele and Swiss Please <ETH> in Monday's $100,000-added Landaluce Stakes (gr. III) the Hollywood Park championship for 2-year-old fillies at six furlongs.

  • Lunarpal Can Match 'Trick in Bashford Manor

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's unbeaten Lunarpal will be looking to complete a rare sweep when he faces six 2-year-old rivals in the $150,000-added Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) Monday, the closing day of Churchill Downs spring meet.

  • Rare Cure Tops Pie N Burger in Johnson Memorial

    Six-year-old Texas-bred Rare Cure collected his fifth career stakes win with a determined neck victory over odds-on favorite Pie N Burger in Saturday's $75,000 Bob Johnson Memorial Stakes at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • 'Roses Turns Back Perfect Drift in Cornhusker

    Roses that bloomed a little later than in May left trainer Dale Romans handing out bouquets of praise following Saturday's $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) in Iowa.

  • Unbeaten My Lordship Romps in Hill 'n' Dale

    Undefeated My Lordship came up with another sterling performance, this time in the inaugural $109,500 Hill 'n' Dale Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Sanan: Regulation of Sales Business Needs 'Teeth'

    Padua Stables' Satish Sanan said there is growing support for his plan to implement a code of ethics and other standards that would govern the Thoroughbred sales industry, either through an industry organization or legislative initiatives.