The wire got there just in time for True to Tradition, who nosed 52-1 shot Rouse the Cat for victory in the Nearctic Stakes (Can-II), a Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" race on the Woodbine turf Oct. 4.
- Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
- Born 2004
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||Ralph J. Biamonte|
|Owner||Danny M. Lococo|
|Breeder||George G. DeYoung|
|Starticus View Five-Cross Pedigree||Atticus||Nureyev|
|Evening Stardrift||Fly So Free|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Hank Bird, agent||Dromoland Farm, agent||$2,000|
|Yearling||Ralph Biamonte, agent for Daniel Lococo||Janie Roper, agent||$21,000|
Moved from the main track for the first time this year, the $200,000 Arlington Sprint Handicap was won in gate-to-wire fashion by odds-on choice Mr. Nightlinger, who set a course record for 5 1/2 furlongs on the firm Arlington Park turf course Aug. 23.