Headlines for Saturday, February 19, 2005

  • Greater Good (3) holds on to win the Southwest Stakes, Saturday at Oaklawn Park.

    Greater Good Along in Time in Southwest Win

    Odds-on choice Greater Good trailed the field much of the way but rallied while wide in the stretch to tag pacesetter Munificence in the final strides and win the $100,000 Southwest Stakes for 3-year-olds under showers at Oaklawn Park Saturday.

  • License To Run and Patrick Valenzuela winning the San Luis Obispo Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    License To Run Spurts to Sloppy 'Obispo Win

    Given his head by jockey Patrick Valenzuela, Brazilian-bred License To Run spurted away from the field on the final turn and romped to a five-length victory Saturday in the $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap Handicap (gr. II).

  • Wire Bound Bursts to Tampa Bay BC Victory

    Wire Bound used an explosive move approaching the quarter pole to blast around the far turn five wide then power down the Tampa Bay Downs stretch to an authoritative 2 1/2-length victory over favorite Remind in the $100,000 Tampa Bay Breeders' Cup on the turf Saturday.

  • Game Coast Line Nips Offlee Wild in Stakes Debut

    In his first try against stakes company, Overbrook Farm's even-money favorite Coast Line held off graded stakes winner Offlee Wild by a neck for his fifth win in a row in the $125,000 John B. Campbell Breeders' Cup Handicap at Laurel Park Saturday.

  • Madcap Escapade, ridden by Jerry Bailey, wins the Shirley Jones Handicap at Gulfstream Park.

    Bad Start No Problem for Madcap Escapade

    Making her first start since April 30, the brilliant filly Madcap Escapade won Saturday's $150,000 Shirley Jones Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park in little more than a canter after overcoming a terrible start.

  • Shadow Cast, ridden by Robby Albarado, wins the Bayou Breeders' Cup.

    Fair Grounds Lover Shadow Cast Wins Bayou

    Shadow Cast rallied to capture her third straight stakes win at Fair Grounds Race Course, winning the $125,000 Bayou Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf Saturday.

  • Turf Paradise Cancels Racing Saturday

    For the second consecutive day, live racing was canceled at Arizona's Turf Paradise Saturday due to unsafe track conditions caused by severe weather in the Phoenix area.

  • Hollywood Gold Cup Returns to Handicap

    The Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I), one of the nation's premier races since Seabiscuit won the inaugural running in 1938, will be returned to its handicap status for the 66th running on July 9.

  • Plesa Aims B.B. Best for Fountain of Youth

    B.B. Best, most recently fourth in Gulfstream Park's $250,000 Sunshine Millions Ocala Stud Dash Jan. 29, worked one mile handily in 1:44 4/5 at Calder Race Course Friday and is being pointed for the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream March 5.