Headlines for Sunday, December 31, 2006

  • Tall Pines Dominates in City of Roses

    Tall Pines made it back-to-back stakes victory with her fourth win of the meet at Portland Meadows Sunday afternoon, another decidedly convincing triumph versus four foes in the $21,200 City of Roses Stakes.

  • King's Drama ends year with closing drive to San Gabriel win.

    King's Drama Brings Down 2006 Curtain

    Odds-on favorite King's Drama provided some intrigue in the $150,000 San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf before the classy veteran overtook the front-running Railroad in deep stretch to win by a half-length Sunday.

  • Dash of Humor (10) noses out longshot Aly's Vow, rear, to win the Furl Sail Handicap, Sunday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

    Dash of Humor Sly Winner of Furl Sail 'Cap

    James Conway's Dash of Humor, ridden patiently by Brian Hernandez Jr., captured the $75,000 Furl Sail Handicap for fillies and mares by a head Sunday in a tight three-way finish at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Declan's Moon, shown winning the Santa Catalina, goes for first win since 2005 in next month's San Pasqual 'Cap.

    Ellis Expects Distance to Help Declan's Moon

    Former juvenile champion Declan's Moon is expected to make just his fourth start since March 2005 in the San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) on Jan. 6. The 1 1/16-mile event is a leading prep for the Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Miguel Indian Bingo & Casino (gr. I) on March 3.

  • Washington Stallion Petersburg Dead

    Guy Roberts reported the loss of his prominent stallion Petersburg Dec. 22. The 20-year-old son of Danzig, who had been ill the past few months, stood at Roberts' Guy Bar Farm near Sunnyside, Wash.

  • Cerny Named Farm Manager of Margaux

    Katheryn Cerny has been named farm manager at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky., where she previously held the position of broodmare manager.