Articles posted August 9, 2001

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John's Call Looks To Repeat In Sword Dancer

In the 27-year history of Saturday's $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT)), only two horses have won in back-to-back years. John's Call will try to join the ranks of Majesty Prince and El Senor and become the third to take Saratoga's lone grade I turf event in consecutive seasons.

Dave's Friend Cancelled

The Maryland Jockey Club cancelled Saturday's $75,000 Dave's Friend because 12 trainers who nominated their horses declined to enter and race against Pimlico-based Disco Rico, one of the top sprinters in the country.

Jules' First Winner

Graded stakes winner Jules was represented by his initial winner Aug. 8 when his son Method Man won at Rockingham Park at first asking.

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