Headlines for Saturday, December 30, 2006

  • Downthedustyroad wins the La Brea Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    'Dusty' Runs La Brea Foes Into Ground

    Downthedustyroad left the field covered in dirt to register her first stakes victory in the $250,000 La Brea (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies, the final grade I race of 2006.

  • Good and Lucky wins the Woodchopper Stakes,Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

    Good and Lucky Wins Woodchopper in Slop

    Breaking in full stride to make the pace, Robert Mitchell's Good and Lucky showed the way throughout and captured the $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes Saturday by 4 1/4 lengths under steady showers at sloppy Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Take D' Tour Takes it Easy in Stage Door Betty

    Alice Muller's 5-year-old mare Take D' Tour made her 3-5 odds look like a steal when she took the lead along the inside and never looked back en route to a 14-length win in the $100,000 Stage Door Betty Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course Saturday.

  • Bayou's Lassie Gets Gritty Genter Win

    Front-running Bayou's Lassie dug deep to hold off the surging J'ray by a head in Saturday's $100,000 Frances A. Genter (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies to earn her fourth win in five starts on the Calder turf course.

  • Suffolk Downs Expects to Close Jan. 1

    Suffolk Downs will shut down Jan. 1 because the Massachusetts legislature has failed to approve legislation to authorize full-card simulcasts beyond the end of 2006.