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Diplomat Lady Steps Into Starlet Spotlight

Diplomat Lady Steps Into Starlet Spotlight

Accomplishments for the 11 2-year-old fillies in Sunday's $447,000 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) were few even if several appeared to have big potential. The winner, 39-1 outsider Diplomat Lady, trounced by Wild Fit in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) in August, wasn't thought to be one of them.

Lucky Lionel Lass Hello Lucky Wins Anoakia

Hello Lucky, a Florida-bred filly who had finished no better than third in three graded stakes, put things together in Sunday's $85,350 Anoakia Stakes at Oak Tree as she held off late-charging longshot No Bull Baby to win by ¾ of a length.

Poker Night Nets $48,000 for Dan Hendricks

A poker night Aug. 14 at Ocean's 11 Casino netted approximately $48,000 for the family of Dan Hendricks, the popular veteran conditioner who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident in July.

Crowned Dancer Knocked Out of Del Mar Futurity

The $250,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) lost one of its prime prospects Saturday when trainer Christopher Paasch announced that Crowned Dancer, the winner of the Hollywood Juvenile Championship, is sick with a virus and will not make the race on the final day of the meeting, September 11.

Cottonwood Cowboy, National Park Seek to Upset Siphonic

Cottonwood Cowboy, National Park Seek to Upset Siphonic

Christopher Paasch hopes Cottonwood Cowboy has come of age since his disappointing debut at Del Mar last August. The 45-year-old trainer realizes that the son of Meadowlake will have to be at his best to beat pro tem 3-year-old leader Siphonic in Saturday's $150,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.

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