Headlines for Friday, December 23, 2005

  • Fusaichi Rock Star won Febuary's seven-furlong San Vicente (gr. II) in his only other start at Santa Anita.

    Malibu Mania! 14 Sophomores Entered

    Fourteen horses are entered for the $250,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-olds Monday, the headline race on opening day of Santa Anita's 71st winter/spring meeting.

  • Malamud Award Launched for Top 'Anita Handicapper

    Santa Anita Park will launch the Allan Malamud Memorial Handicapping Award on its opening day Dec. 26. The award is named in honor of the late Allan Malamud, who passed away in September of 1996.

  • Laurel Apprentice Napravnik Returns Monday

    Apprentice rider Rosie Napravnik, who was leading the Laurel Park jockey standings when she fractured her left collarbone in a spill on Nov. 12, is to make her return Monday.

  • Celestial Legend Puts Perfect Record On Line

    After winning all her preliminary bouts, Celestial Legend goes into the main event as the overwhelming 7-5 morning line choice to win the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, scheduled as the sixth race on Monday at Laurel Park.

  • Bay Meadows 'Holiday Meet' Begins Monday

    Bay Meadows opens its new 31-day "Holiday Meet" on Monday. The short stand, which resulted as part of a dates swap in 2006 with Golden Gate Fields, runs through Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 5.

  • Lone Star Park Sets 37-Race Stakes Schedule

    The Lone Star Park Handicap received a $100,000 boost to $400,000 and the $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup Handicap was elevated to grade III status for 2006, two highlights on Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie's 37-race, $3.83 million spring Thoroughbred season stakes schedule that was announced Friday.