Abderian, Allspice Find Arlington Winner Circle
Date Posted: 10/27/2002 6:22:32 PM

Richard Englander's Abderian rallied from the back of the pack to win the $100,000 Smile Handicap at 5 1/2 furlongs on the Arlington Park turf course Sunday, one of two stakes on the closing day card.

Horatio Karamanos, who piloted seven winners Saturday at Laurel Park, made the trip to Arlington to guide the son of Machiavellian to a 1 3/4-length score timed in 1:03.53 over yielding going. The 5-year-old horse paid $8.80, $3.80 and $3.40.

Mighty Beau was second in the nine-horse field and paid $3 and $2.80. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back to Miners Gamble, who returned $6.

James B. Tafel's Allspice overcame a troubled beginning to capture the $100,000 Eliza Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths. The 2-year-old daughter of Coronado's Quest, ridden by Chris Emigh, covered the seven furlongs on a fast track in 1:24.56 and paid $3.60, $2.40 and $2.10.

"She just kind of fell out of there (the gate)," Emigh said. "I moved her up. She fought hard and just outrun them at the end. It was a nice way to end (the meet)."

Jodys Deelite was second, 3/4-length ahead of Diamonds to Me. Jodys Deelite paid $3 and $2.10. Diamonds to Me returned $2.10.

Also on Sunday, the track honored its divisional leaders:

* Owner Frank C. Calabrese, who picked up his third consecutive leading owner award and established a new single-season record with 66 victories;

* Trainer Wayne Catalano, whose 64 scores also established a single-season record for wins;

* Jockey Rene Douglas, who successfully defended his 2001 title with 167 trips to the winner's circle.

Jockey Elvis Trujillo, who took Arlington by storm during the waning days of his apprenticeship and continued to ride well after losing his "bug," was named the meet's "Rising Star."

Bugler Joe Kelly, who is retiring after calling the horses to post at Arlington for 22 years, received the track's Lifetime Achievement Award.

(Chart, Equibase)

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