Headlines for Saturday, February 26, 2005

  • Mott Sweeps Endeavour With Delta Princess

    Hall of Fame conditioner Bill Mott saddled the $100,000 Endeavour Stakes exacta – winner Delta Princess and runner-up Fast Cookie in an uncoupled entry – and also won the Rare Treat Handicap at Aqueduct with Miss Fortunate five minutes later.

  • Spanish Chestnut among Santa Catalina rivals who worked Saturday.

    Declan's Moon Tightens Up for Santa Catalina

    Champion Declan's Moon, getting ready to start in the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita March 5, worked seven furlongs in 1:25 3/5 Saturday at Hollywood Park. Trainer Ron Ellis also breezed Don't Get Mad, while across town, Spanish Chestnut and Scipion drilled for Patrick Biancone.

  • Andromeda's Hero Claims Sam F. Davis Stakes

    The Nick Zito-trained Andromeda's Hero flew past 52-1 shot Summer Legacy in the final furlong and powered home to a convincing 2 ½-length victory in Saturday's $100,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile test for 3-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • New Tampa Record Set for All-Source Handle

    Saturday's "Festival Preview Day" at Tampa Bay Downs was a smash with bettors nationwide evidenced by a record all-source handle of $5,359,437 at the 79-year-old oval.

  • Rene Douglas rides Hasty Kris to the win in the San Carlos Handicap.

    Hasty Kris Hurries Home in San Carlos

    Seven furlongs and racing at Santa Anita always seem to bring out the best in Hasty Kris. Combined with a rail-skimming ride from Rene Douglas, it was more than enough to put the 8-year-old gelding in the winner's circle after capturing the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) Saturday.

  • Mankiewicz, Griffin Named to TOC Board

    Entertainment industry figures Tom Mankiewicz and Merv Griffin have been appointed to the board of the Thoroughbred Owners of California to fill two unexpired terms.

  • Isola Piu Bella and jockey John Velazquez head down the stretch to win the Sabin Handicap.

    Isola Piu Bella Provides Rude Awakening

    Chilean-bred Isola Piu Bella never let 7-10 favorite Daydreaming out of her sight, pulling away in the stretch for her first North American victory in the $100,000 Sabin Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park.

  • Handy Work for Big 'Cap-Bound Saint Liam

    Mr.& Mrs. William Warren's Saint Liam worked six furlongs handily in 1:12 at the Palm Meadows training center Saturday morning in preparation for his engagement in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap March 5.

  • Jockey Mawing Hits 1,000-Win Milestone

    Jockey Leslie Mawing registered his 1,000th career win when he guided Wata Sunrise ($5.40) to victory in the ninth race Friday at Turf Paradise.

  • Kieren Fallon to ride for Aidan O'Brien in 2005.

    Fallon Signs On With Ballydoyle Team

    Kieren Fallon, who cut short his recent riding stint in Florida, could be appearing more in American races following his decision to sign up as retained jockey to owners John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith on Feb. 25.