Headlines for Sunday, February 19, 2006

  • Proud Tower Too and David Cohen win the Sensational Star Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Resilient Proud Tower Too Shows Star Power

    Grade I winner Proud Tower Too once again displayed his tenacity by successfully repelling favored Thor's Echo in Sunday's $138,750 Sensational Star Handicap at Santa Anita Park, emerging with a one-length victory in what evolved as a two-horse race.

  • Ticker Tape hopes to lead parade in Buena Vista 'Cap.

    Ticker Tape Needs Best in Deep Buena Vista

    British-bred Ticker Tape, who became a millionaire at the age of 3, attempts to regain some lost luster on Monday when she faces a deep field of older fillies and mares in the $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap (gr. IIT) at one mile on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Buzzards Bay among headliners for Monday's All American 'Cap.

    Enigmas Vie in All American Handicap

    Buzzards Bay and Greeley's Galaxy, major stakes winners as 3-year-olds last year who are coming off disappointing efforts in Southern California, can make amends Monday in the $150,000 All American Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.

  • California Ponders Offshore Betting Options

    Frustrated with the lack of federal prosecution of illegal offshore gambling operations, the California Horse Racing Board is considering action to curtail the advertising and promotion of such activity by publications and broadcasters.

  • Folklore to Skip Santa Anita Oaks, Lukas Says

    Folklore, the Eclipse Award winner as outstanding 2-year-old filly of 2005, will miss the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) on March 12, trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Sunday.

  • Gulf Allowance Brings Out High Cotton, Strong Contender

    High Cotton and Strong Contender, 3-year-olds with Triple Crown potential and high profile connections, make their first start of the year at Gulfstream Park in Wednesday's one-mile allowance feature.

  • Dubai Next for February Stakes Hero Kane Hekili

    Favored Kane Hekili, the Japan Racing Association Dirt Horse of the Year in 2005, proved too strong for his rivals in Sunday's February Stakes (Jpn-I) held at Fuchu racecourse in Tokyo in front of a crowd of more than 60,000 people.

  • Bailey's Former Agent to Represent Gomez

    Agent Ron Anderson, who formerly represented Jerry Bailey, and West Coast jockey Garrett Gomez announced their decision to work together Saturday after Gomez parted ways with Jim Pegram.

  • Southwest Stakes Rescheduled

    Oaklawn Park, which canceled its Saturday program due to a frozen racetrack, also canceled its Sunday and Monday cards when overnight temperatures dropped down to 18 degrees.