Headlines for Sunday, June 26, 2005

  • Willow O Wisp wins the Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Willow O Wisp Repels Osidy in Cinema

    Willow O Wisp turned the tables on odds-on favorite Osidy with a front-running win in the $153,450 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Hollywood Park lawn Sunday.

  • Getting Better With Age, Soaring Free Repeats in Highlander

    Sam-Son Farm's 8-year-old Soaring Free, Canada's reigning Horse of the Year, not only successfully defend his title in the Scott Highlander Stakes Handicap (Can-III) at Woodbine on Sunday, but also surpassed the $2 million mark in career earnings in the process.

  • Pollard's Vision considered likely for Hollywood Gold Cup.

    Gold Cup Possible for Pollard's Vision, Offlee Wild

    Pollard's Vision and Offlee Wild, a pair of graded stakes winners based in New York, are under strong consideration for the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap (gr. I) July 9, Hollywood Park stakes coordinator Dan Eidson said Sunday.

  • Honeymoon 'Cap winner Three Degrees

    Three Degrees Prepares for American Oaks

    Three Degrees, winner of the Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park on June 5, prepared for the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. I) with a six-furlong turf work Sunday.

  • Naughty New Yorker captures the prize in the Mike Lee Stakes.

    Big Closer Naughty New Yorker Wins Mike Lee

    Naughty New Yorker and second-place finisher Sort It Out, two prominent local stakes horses from this winter, came from off the pace to sweep the $108,000 Mike Lee at Belmont Park on Sunday.

  • Jockey Pat Valenzuela pumps his fist aboard Wild Desert after winning the Queen's Plate.

    Frankel Takes Queen's Plate with Wild Desert

    Wild Desert gave jockey Patrick Valenzuela and stand-in trainer Bobby Frankel their first victory in the $1 million Queen's Plate, the first leg of the Triple Crown for 3-year-old Canadian-breds at Woodbine Sunday.

  • Snuck In's First Winner

    Snuck In, a graded stakes winner who earned $563,230, was represented by his first winner when his son Crept Out won June 25.