Articles posted February 11, 2006

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Star Parade Glimmers Again in Santa Maria

Star Parade Glimmers Again in Santa Maria

Gary Tanaka's hard-hitting Star Parade suffered through a nine-race losing streak last year, but has now won her last two starts on the dirt after a two-length victory in the $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) for older fillies and mares at Santa Anita Saturday.

Bay Meadows Weathers Wet Winter Meet

In spite of consistently nasty weather, Bay Meadows concluded its 2005-06 holiday meeting Feb. 5, with significant on-track gains in attendance and handle averages over last season's comparable figures. A 5.2% dip in wagering outside of Northern California, however, contributed to a 1.5% decline in overall handle.

Aqueduct Cancels Sunday Program

The ominous forecast for the first major winter storm of the season forced Aqueduct to cancel Sunday's live program. The decision to cancel was made at 1 p.m. Eastern on Saturday.

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