Headlines for Saturday, December 23, 2006

  • Tribal Casino to Sponsor Santa Anita Handicap

    San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino has been named the presenting sponsor for the 2007 edition of the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), the richest race on Santa Anita's stakes calendar. The Big 'Cap will be run for the 70th time on March 3.

  • Gaff Makes No Mistakes in Bonapaw

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable and Michael Smurfit's Gaff prompted the pace most of the way before taking over mid-stretch and capturing Saturday's inaugural running of the $75,000 Bonapaw Stakes by a neck Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Yolanda B. Too Wins Squan Song on DQ

    With half the field scratched out of Saturday's $50,000 Squan Song at muddy Laurel Park, the seven-furlong event looked like a lock for the prohibitive favorite Yolanda B. Too. But after 17-1 shot La Chica Rica beat her to the finish line, it took a disqualification to save the victory for chalk players.

  • 11 Months After Fall, Ouzts Returns to Turfway

    Veteran jockey Perry Ouzts returns to racing on Tuesday at Turfway Park almost 11 months to the day after an accident on the track left him with a compound fracture of the right forearm and five fractured vertebrae.

  • No Santa Anita Clause for TVG

    TVG viewers won't be getting what they wanted most for Christmas -- to watch and wager on races from Santa Anita Park starting with the new season on Dec. 26.