Headlines for Monday, February 21, 2005

  • Uraib, number 7, rallied to win the Buena Vista.

    Uraib Tags Resplendency in Buena Vista

    Uraib came from off the pace to nip front-running Resplendency by a nose in the $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at sloppy Santa Anita on Presidents' Day Monday.

  • Saratoga County edges Don Six in the General George Handicap.

    Saratoga County Nips 'Six in General George

    Relentless Saratoga County reached the wire first in his final jump over a stubborn Don Six to win his third straight race in the $200,000 General George Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel Park Monday.

  • Fallon Cuts Short Gulfstream Stay

    After enjoying initial success, European champion jockey Kieren Fallon has apparently soured on his racing experience at Gulfstream Park and returned to Great Britain Monday.

  • 'Insane' Rain Keeps Falling at Santa Anita

    Santa Anita Park has been inundated with so much rain since opening day on Dec. 26 track superintendent Steve Wood is having trouble keeping up with it.

  • Graded Winner Ommadon's First Foal

    The first reported foal sired by graded stakes winner Ommadon is a filly born Feb. 3 at Michael and Debra Lischin's Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y.

  • Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Wilko, may not make his first 2005 start until the March 19 San Felipe.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Birds of a Feather

    You could say that So Long Birdie has some awfully big wings to fill. Last year, his half-brother, Birdstone, won the grade I Belmont and Travers, and the year before, his half-sister, Bird Town, captured the grade I Kentucky Oaks and Acorn on her way to an Eclipse Award.

  • Vanier Headed for Swale With Straight Line

    Grade III winner Straight Line turned in a strong workout Monday as trainer Harvey Vanier prepares him for the seven-furlong Swale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park March 5.

  • Dickinson Surprised by Flunixin Positive

    Trainer Michael Dickinson said he is surprised that one of his horses, Lofty Call, tested positive for Flunixin at Belmont Park last summer, and that the stewards in the case "were fair and understanding."