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THOROUGHBRED RACING / BILL CHRISTINE : Old Racetracks Fading Away as Economic Truths Take Hold

December 16, 1994|BILL CHRISTINE

For the second consecutive year, only five horses will run in the Hollywood Starlet. Sardula, a winner at 1-5 odds, chased some horses away last year, and Serena's Song is the heavy favorite for Saturday's $250,000 race. Serena's Song won the Landaluce at Hollywood Park and the Oak Leaf at Santa Anita before she lost by a head to stablemate Flanders in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs. Trainer Brian Mayberry, who won with Sardula, will start Urbane, undefeated in two tries, in the 1 1/16-mile race. Kindred Soul drew the rail, and outside her come Urbane, Ski Dancer, Comstock Queen and Serena's Song. . . . Robert and Beverly Lewis, who race Serena's Song, have sold their multiple stakes-winning filly, Twice The Vice, to Marty Wygod for an undisclosed price. Twice The Vice, winner of the Del Mar Oaks and the Linda Vista Handicap at Santa Anita, was bought for $130,000 at auction by the Lewises last year as an unraced 2-year-old. Twice The Vice earned $269,416 under trainer Ray Bell and switches to Ron Ellis' barn. . . . Kent Desormeaux has dropped his appeal of a five-day suspension and will begin serving the days Sunday. Because of California's designated-race rule, Desormeaux, Hollywood Park's leading jockey, will still be able to ride heavily favored Afternoon Deelites on Sunday in the $500,000 Hollywood Futurity.

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