July 11, 1993 |
Although the tactics were different, the result was still the same in the $104,800 Landaluce at Hollywood Park on Saturday. Trainer Brian Mayberry won the race for the fourth consecutive time, but unlike Zealous Connection, Fluttery Danseur and Garden Gal the previous three years, Rhapsodic came from far off the pace to win. A twice-beaten maiden before the Landaluce, Rhapsodic was running on Lasix for the first time.
June 17, 1995 |
Bobby Frankel isn't the only trainer in California with a pair of female stars in his barn. Frankel has Possibly Perfect and Wandesta, and Greg Gilchrist, who is based in Northern California, has Work The Crowd and Soviet Problem. Work The Crowd, a multiple-stakes winner as a 3-year-old in 1994, already has won twice this year and will be at Hollywood Park to race Possibly Perfect in the $300,000 Beverly Hills Handicap on July 2. Soviet Problem is already in Inglewood.
April 23, 1992 |
Even though Santa Anita's longest season still has five days to run, here is one person's list of the best of the meeting: TRAINER--Gary Jones. This is a clear choice. He wrapped up his fourth training title earlier this month, and his 11 stakes successes are only three short of the record Charlie Whittingham set in 1971. JOCKEY--Eddie Delahoussaye. This is the toughest call of all because Delahoussaye, Kent Desormeaux and Alex Solis all have had fabulous meetings.
March 21, 1993 |
An owner who ignored advice at a yearling auction, a trainer who is allergic to horses and a jockey spurned by another trainer were all fantasizing about the Kentucky Derby on Saturday after Bull Inthe Heather won at 29-1 in the $500,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Able to save ground along the rail after tiring rivals in front of him cleared out, Bull Inthe Heather overtook favored Storm Tower in mid-stretch and pulled away to a two-length victory.
April 7, 1991 |
Cahill Road hit a pothole in the road to the Kentucky Derby, finishing third in the Preview Stakes Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. Cahill Road, the 1-5 favorite who was seeking a fourth consecutive victory in his stakes debut, was last for most of the 1 1/16 miles. He charged up on the rail in the deep stretch but couldn't catch Shoot To Kill or Shotgun Harry J. Chihuahua finished fourth and Happy Jazz Band, the second betting choice, was last.
March 19, 1993 |
When Ben Perkins Jr. went to his first Kentucky Derby in 1975, he arrived in Louisville by bus from Philadelphia, where he had just finished his final exams at the University of Pennsylvania. Perkins' father, Ben Perkins Sr., was saddling Bombay Duck in the Derby. A fast horse, Bombay Duck was 27-1, but still seemed dangerous because he had almost registered an upset two weeks earlier in the Wood Memorial.