Texas Glitter Wins Race Marred by Spill
Date Posted: 4/13/2002 9:53:55 PM
Last Updated: 4/16/2002 5:52:59 PM

Texas Glitter, right, stays ahead of Joe's Son Joey to win the Yankee Affair Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Photo: AP/Equi-Photo
Texas Glitter outraced long shot Joe's Son Joey by a head Saturday to win the $75,000 Yankee Affair Stakes at Gulfstream. The race was marred when Kipperscope broke down.

Kipperscope, which was pacing Texas Glitter going into the far turn after the first quarter of the race, stumbled and broke his front legs. The 5-year-old horse died later. Rider Cornelio Velasquez complained of pain in his right arm, shoulder and leg, but was conscious and alert.

True Love's Secret finished third in the race on the turf. Point of America and Uncle Rocco completed the order of finish.

Texas Glitter, ridden by Eibar Coa, paid $5.50, $4.40, and $2.10 and led the $36.40 exacta. Joe's Son Joey paid $8.60 and $2.10. True Love's Secret paid $2.10 to show.

Dennis B. Swartz and Michael J. Ryan's Texas Glitter, a 6-year-old Florida-bred son of Glitterman, has won nine of 29 starts and has earned $557,669. (Chart, Equibase)

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