Articles posted September 21, 2002

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'Difficult' Brusque Brushes Off Handpainted

Sent off at 18-1, Brusque ran like a seasoned champion in the $272,000 Mazarine Breeders' Cup Stakes, brushing aside a stout field of seven rivals, including the previously undefeated Handpainted.

'Difficult' Brusque Brushes Off Handpainted

Sent off at 18-1, Brusque ran like a seasoned champion in the $272,000 Mazarine Breeders' Cup Stakes, brushing aside a stout field of seven rivals, including the previously undefeated Handpainted.

Super Frolic Wins Calder's Foolish Pleasure

Super Frolic, with substitute rider Abel Catellano Jr. aboard, overwhelmed favored Trust N Luck in the stretch run of the $100,000 Foolish Pleasure Stakes at Calder Saturday, winning by 4 1/2 lengths.

Louisiana Downs Race Report: Essence of Hope

Events often overtake intentions. When Edward J. DeBartolo created the Super Derby in 1980 for his Louisiana Downs, he intended it to be a late-season showdown for the top 3-year-olds in the nation. And although its name might have been a touch hyperbolic, even arrogant, the Super Derby indeed became a highlight on the racing calendar.

Homeister Okay After Mount Crashes Calder Rail

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Jockey Rosemary Homeister was dismounted from her horse, Jolie Good, in Calder's first race Friday after the 2-year-old filly swerved sharply to the left after leaving the starting gate from post position number one.

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