Headlines for Monday, January 1, 2007

  • Society Hostess gives jockey Garrett Gomez a sweep of the New Year's Day graded stakes at Santa Anita with this Monrovia Handicap win.

    Society Hostess Dishes Up Monrovia Win

    Jockey Garrett Gomez won both of the New Year's Day graded stakes at Santa Anita Monday, including a victory aboard Society Hostess in the $116,100 Monrovia Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Harvard Avenue, outside, noses out Areyoutalkingtome to win the El Conejo Handicap, Monday at Santa Anita.

    Smart Win for Harvard Avenue in El Conejo

    Ron Crockett's homebred Harvard Avenue finished with a flurry under a perfectly timed move by jockey Garrett Gomez to nose Areyoutalkintome at the wire and give trainer Doug O'Neill the first two finishers of the $110,900 El Conejo Handicap (gr. III) on New Year's Day at Santa Anita Park.

  • Late Firepower Gets Soldier's Dancer Home

    Herman Heinlein's newly turned 3-year-old gelding Soldier's Dancer, sent off as the 3-2 favorite, won his second stakes race over the Calder turf, the $100,000 Tropical Park Derby (gr. IIIT), by three-quarters of a length on New Year's Day.

  • Heart Throbbin' Wins Dancing Count; Delp's Crafty Bear 3rd

    One & Won Stable's Heart Throbbin' was claimed for $40,000 in September by trainer King Leatherbury. Monday, he paid back his connections in full on the opening day of the 75-day winter meeting when he won the $63,200 Dancing Count Stakes for newly minted three-year-olds at muddy Laurel Park.

  • Christmas Kid Delivers New Year's Present for Evans

    Edward P. Evans' favored homebred Christmas Kid won the first stakes race of her four-race career when taking the $100,000 Tropical Park Oaks by a half length over Perfect Motion on Monday at Calder Race Course.

  • Jazil will make his first start since winning the Belmont this Friday at Aqueduct.

    Jazil Entered in Aqueduct Allowance Race Friday

    Shadwell Stable's Jazil, the 2006 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner, will make his first start since when he breaks from the outside post in a field of eight in Aqueduct's eighth race on Friday, a $48,000 second-level allowance at 1 1/16 miles.