Headlines for Saturday, January 29, 2005

  • Single Magna 5 Ticket Nets $406,985

    The Magna 5, a $2 pick five wager linking races from four racetracks in an hour, kicked off its second year by paying $406,985.80 to one winner Saturday. The winning ticket was purchased at Hollywood Park.

  • Rene Douglas celebrates atop Florida-bred Sweet Lips as he wins the Sunshine Millions Larry King Distaff, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Frankel Hits Right Notes With Sweet Lips

    Sweet Lips rallied along the rail under Rene Douglas to tally a 1 1/2-length victory in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff at odds of 12-1 for trainer Bobby Frankel at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Tyler Baze rides Florida-bred Star Over the Bay to the win in the Sunshine Millions Warren's Thoroughbreds Turf race, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Star Over the Bay Brilliant in Sunshine Turf

    The front-running Star Over the Bay enhanced his reputation for being tough to beat in the stretch, holding off a determined A to the Z in a grueling stretch duel to win the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Turf at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • California-bred Musique Toujours (3), with Jorge Chavez riding, holds off the challenge of Zakocity (4) to win the Ocala Breeders Sales Classic on Sunshine Millions Day at Gulfstream Park.

    Musique Toujours Stuns in Sunshine Classic

    Musique Toujours, with Jorge Chavez in the irons, shocked a quality field in Saturday's $1 million headline race on Sunshine Millions day, going gate-to-wire at odds of 70-1 to win the Ocala Breeders' Sales Classic at Gulfstream Park.

  • California-bred Red Warrior, with Garrett Gomez aboard, crosses the finish line to win the Sunshine Millions Vinery Sprint, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Red Warrior's Ambush Takes Millions Sprint

    Red Warrior, last of 11 after a quarter of a mile, closed powerfully to register a one-length victory at odds of 47-1 in the $300,000 Padua Stables Sprint Saturday, part of the Sunshine Millions program at Santa Anita Park.

  • Florida-bred Hot Storm, right, with Jerry Bailey aboard, beats She's a Jewel to win the Sunshine Millions Pepsi-Cola Oaks, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Hot Storm Strikes in Sunshine Oaks Surprise

    Outsider Hot Storm, ridden by Jerry Bailey, overcame a wide trip to hold off She's a Jewel by a head in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Oaks at Santa Anita Park Saturday, kicking off the eight-race series for California and Florida breds.

  • Bay Meadows Signal Expands to TVG

    The Bay Meadows racing signal will be available to all three legal account deposit wagering companies in California when the Bay Area track opens for business under new management Feb. 2.