Headlines for Sunday, November 26, 2006

  • Baze Collects Two Wins in Rain Sunday

    Jockey Russell Baze won the first two races on the Bay Meadows program Nov. 26 but missed out with four mounts on the back end of the card and remained three wins shy of setting the all-time record for career riding victories.

  • Showing Up shows up big in Hollywood Derby win.

    Showing Up Good as Billed in Hollywood Derby

    Poised to spring coming off the far turn, Lael Stables' odds-on favorite Showing Up surged past Crested in the stretch en route to a convincing 2 1/4-length victory in the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) on the turf Sunday.

  • Price Tag wins the Matriarch, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Price Tag Marks 7th Matriarch Win for Frankel

    Juddmonte Farms' Price Tag, making her U.S. debut for trainer Bobby Frankel, exploited an opening in the stretch under Edgar Prado to overcome Pommes Frites nearing the wire and win the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park Sunday.

  • Valenzuela Kicked, Sustains Cracked Ribs

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, currently fifth in the jockey standings at Hollywood Park, was diagnosed with three cracked ribs after he was kicked by his mount in the paddock prior to the fifth race at Hollywood Nov. 26.

  • More Hurdles Facing Dixon Downs Plan

    It didn't take long for foes of the Dixon Downs racetrack in Northern California to attack plans for the $250 million Magna Entertainment project approved by the Dixon City Council on Oct. 23. Already, a citizen group has turned in petitions seeking a referendum to overturn the action, and on Nov. 21, the nearby city of Davis filed a lawsuit aimed at mitigating the development's impact on the region.

  • Deep Impact overtakes entire field to win the Japan Cup.

    Deep Impact Charges to Japan Cup Victory; Ouija Board Third

    Reigning Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact got the redemption his connections desperately wanted when the 4-year-old son of Sunday Silence rallied from last to win the 26th running of the $4.6-million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Race Course on Sunday.