Baze Wins 5 Again; Lucky Sabre Takes Vallejo
Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2003 8:55 PM
(from track report)
Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2003 8:55 PM
The talented and improving Lucky Sabre earned her first stakes victory Saturday when she defeated Tale Of A Dream by a neck in the $58,950 Vallejo Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
Russell Baze, who for the second straight day won five races at Golden Gate, rode lucky Sabre to victory. Baze swept the first four races – the Vallejo was the third race on the card – and the ninth race.
Lucky Sabre and Tale Of A Dream, who won the Courtship Stakes at Bay Meadows last September, staged a terrific stretch battle in the Vallejo. Lucky Sabre proved strongest, winning the one-mile feature for 3-year-old fillies in 1:36.28.
Jerry Hollendorfer trains Lucky Sabre and owns the Florida-bred filly in partnership with Peter Abruzzo and John Franks. Baze is the regular rider of Lucky Sabre and also the president of her fan club.
"She's my favorite horse in the (Hollendorfer) barn," said Baze. "She's just a little tiny thing, but she wants to run and wants to win. You just move on her a tiny bit and she's ready to run."
Lucky Sabre, a bay filly by Lucky North, has three wins and a second in five career starts. The victory in the Vallejo was worth $33,450 and increased her earnings to $73,600.
Due to the morning scratches of Maddie's Charm and China Princess, only four fillies competed in the Vallejo. Lucky Sabre was a heavy 1-2 favorite and paid $3.00 to win.
In addition to Lucky Sabre, Baze won Saturday with Hot Scramble ($8.60) in the first race, Moscow Mac ($4.40) in the second, My Kind of Day ($4.40) in the fourth, and Half Wild ($6.00) in the ninth.
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