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  • Denon's victory in the Hollywood Derby provided Bobby Frankel with his 16th grade I win of the year.

    From the Print Edition: Tragedy in the Matriarch

    There were no fractures, deep wounds, or even sore muscles. As concerned peers drifted in and out of the Hollywood Park jockeys' room following the tragic conclusion of the $500,000 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) on Nov. 25, Mike Smith admitted to having a single pain. "Just a broken heart."

  • Trainer Tom Skiffington (left) is comforted by trainer Bobby Frankel after Skiffington-trained Spook Express took a bad step in the Matriarch.

    South African Champion Spook Express Euthanized

    Spook Express, second in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf last month, was euthanized Sunday after falling near the finish line in the Matriarch at Hollywood Park.

  • Spook Express (5), with Mike Smith riding, edges out favorite Gaviola (1) and Jerry Bailey to win the $100,000 Suwannee River Handicap at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001.

    Spook Express Upsets Gaviola in Suwannee River Handicap

    Spook Express rallied from last place to overtake pacesetter Gaviola in the deep stretch, winning the $100,000 Suwannee River Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a half-length Sunday at Gulfstream Park. The win was the second straight graded stakes win for the 1998 South African champion.

  • Spook Express, with Mike Smith riding, wins the Honey Fox Handicap over Please Sign In (behind Spook Express) Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

    Spook Express Rallies for Honey Fox Win

    South African champion Spook Express closed from 11th-place in the 12-horse field to win Sunday's $100,000 Honey Fox Handicap (gr. IIIT), catching pacesetter Please Sign In near the wire of the one-mile turf race. Under jockey Mike Smith, the Thomas Skiffington-trained mare completed the Gulfstream Park feature in 1:35.60 on a firm course.

  • Prospectress Earns First Stakes Win in La Prevoyante

    Eighth early on in the field of 10, Prospectress moved into contention on the final turn en route to winning the $150,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) by a head over Innuendo Saturday at Calder. Under Jerry Bailey, Prospectress covered the 1 1/2 miles in 2:26.97 on firm turf.