Articles posted October 23, 2005

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Briviesca Bounds Away in Dowager Stakes

Briviesca shook loose of her rivals in upper stretch and went on to a 1 1/4-length win in the $150,000 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes for fillies and mares Sunday at Keeneland.

Relaxed Gesture Takes International In Stride

With a stunning seven-wide move in early stretch, longshot Relaxed Gesture mowed down the field in Sunday's $2 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-I) on his way to a 4 1/2-length victory at Woodbine.

Honey Ryder Makes Beeline in E.P. Taylor

The powerhouse jockey/trainer tandem of John Velazquez and Todd Pletcher shipped Honey Ryder to Woodbine Sunday to take the $1 million E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-I) in game fashion.

Steel Light Shines in Nearctic Victory

Moyglare Stud's Steel Light, sent off as the lukewarm 3-1 favorite, made his Woodbine debut a winning one, taking Sunday's $500,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-II) on Pattison Canadian International Day at Woodbine.

Valenzuela Returns Wednesday; Fined $1,000

After a week on the sidelines due to an injured left foot and a "misunderstanding" about calling in to the stewards to report his ailment, Patrick Valenzuela worked horses Sunday morning and has been named on horses this Wednesday.

Calder Closes Monday as Wilma Nears

Calder Race Course will not be open Oct. 24 due to a warning in effect for South Florida, which is expecting Hurricane Wilma to approach the southwest corner of the peninsula early Monday morning.

Hurricane Wilma Leads to Calder Cancellation

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With South Florida under a hurricane warning, Calder Racecourse cancelled live racing and simulcasting Monday as the state's southwest coast awaited the arrival of Hurricane Wilma.

Hotstuf Romps in Rainy Cliff Hanger

Hotstufanthensome overcame a soft turf course, constant showers and an inquiry to win the $150,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes (gr. III) on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.

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