Articles posted May 31, 2003

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Hennie's Song Captures Go For Wand

Locally based Hennie's Song remained unbeaten and notched her first career stake victory in the $100,000 Go For Wand Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Delaware Park Saturday.

In Secure Brave at Wire in Real Delight

Louie Roussel III & Ronnie Lamarque's undefeated In Secure got up in the shadow of the wire to win the $75,000 Real Delight Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by a neck over 44-1 longshot Nicole's Dream Saturday at Arlington Park.

Tagg and Funny Cide: To Protect and Serve

On Friday, trainer Barclay Tagg, who has been very protective of Funny Cide, told it like it is. Starting next Friday afternoon, Funny Cide and Barn 6 are off limits to all non-employees. Tagg explained his course of action and the difficult task of getting the horse to the Belmont.

Manhattan, Foster Weighed for Colonial Colony

Churchill Downs-based trainer Walter Bindner will decide in the next couple of days whether to ship Lakeside Farm's rapidly-improving Colonial Colony to New York for Saturday's Manhattan (gr. IT) at Belmont or stay home for the $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 14.

Cilio Toasts 74th Birthday with Late Double

Veteran Arlington Park trainer Gene Cilio celebrated his 74th birthday twice Friday when he took the last two races of the day for Crown's Way Farm with Lil' Joe in the eighth and Octagon in the ninth.

September Secret Retired

Grade III winner September Secret has been retired, owner/trainer Mike Machowsky said, and will likely be bred this year. The 4-year-old daughter of Our Emblem finished fourth in the Genuine Risk Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park in her last start May 11.

Wild and Wicked Skipping Belmont

Next week's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) lost a possible contender on Saturday when trainer Ken McPeek confirmed that R. David Randal's unbeaten Wild and Wicked would not ship to Belmont Park for the race.

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