Articles posted May 26, 2003

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Pie N Burger Beats Blues in Lone Star 'Cap

Tom and Jesse Kagele sent Southern California allowance winner Pie N Burger to Texas-based trainer Cole Norman in hope of winning a stakes race. Little did the cousins know that they'd collect their first stakes win as owners in the richest race at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie's fifth annual Lone Star Million program.

Churchill Pick Six Finally Hit

After six days in which there were no perfect tickets in Churchill Downs' Pick Six wager and a frenzied seventh day of betting boosted the betting pool to more than $1.3 million, the Pick Six excitement ended on Monday as there were nine tickets that correctly selected the winners of six consecutive races.

Tates Creek Gives Frankel a Second Grade I

Trainer Bobby Frankel can't win a Triple Crown race, it seems, but he owns nearly everything else. Less than two hours after his Aldebaran won the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park, Tates Creek captured the Gamely (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park turf.

Garnered Takes Jaipur After Race Switched to Main Track

Eight horses were entered to run in the $112,100 Jaipur Handicap, originally carded as a grade III, seven-furlong turf sprint on Belmont Park's Memorial Day undercard, with four others entered for the main track only. The only one left from the main body of the race was eventual winner Garnered.

Take Charge Lady Recovering from Foot Bruise

Trainer Ken McPeek said the odds on Select Stable's Take Charge Lady's participation in the $300,000-added Fleur de Lis (gr. II) on June 14 are improving as she recovers from a bruised foot and a resulting abscess.

Menacing Dennis on Comeback Trail

JMJ Racing's stakes winner Menacing Dennis, whose second-place finish in last year's $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes earned him a spot in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), is gearing up for his 2003 debut at Hollywood Park under the care of new trainer Doug O'Neill.

Knee Surgery for Stakes Winner Sum Trick

Stan Fulton's stakes-winning 3-year-old Sum Trick will be out of action for at least three months after undergoing surgery to remove chips from both front knees, trainer Rafael Becerra said. The son of Favorite Trick last raced on May 3 when he finished third in an allowance event over a wet-fast track at Hollywood Park.

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