Headlines for Sunday, October 29, 2000

  • Churchill Downs Notes: Riboletta, Others Work

    Likely Breeders' Cup Distaff favorite Riboletta turned in her final major work with a five-furlong breeze in 1:00 3/5 under exercise rider Jose Cuevas Sunday after the renovation break. Also working Sunday were Nasty Storm, Dollar Bill, Raging Fever, Cindy's Hero, City Zip, Collect the Cash, and Crimplene.

  • Bet On Sunshine Breezes Toward Sprint

    Bet On Sunshine breezed the distance in 1:00 4/5 over a "fast" track Sunday in a move that came shortly after the mid-morning break for track maintenance. Also working were a trio of Todd Pletcher-trained horses, including Sprint hopefuls Trippi and More Than Ready.

  • Eventful Morning for Kalanisi and Petrushka

    Sir Micheal Stoute's Breeders' Cup duo of the Aga Kahn's Kalanisi (Turf) and Highclere's Petrushka (Filly & Mare Turf) were on the Churchill Downs turf course Sunday for what was scheduled to be a routine six-furlong work -- but little went according to plan. After three days of quiet canters and gallops over the grass course, Kalanisi unleashed a display of fractious and stubborn behavior worthy of the best of Classic contender Fusaichi Pegasus.

  • Chindi Upsets Ack Ack

    Chindi beat Smolderin Heart by 1 1/2 lengths in the $113,700 Ack Ack Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds and older Sunday on opening day of the fall meet at Churchill Downs.

  • Wild Heart Dancing, ridden by Jorge Chavez, en route to winning the Athenia Handicap Sunday at Aqueduct.

    Wild Heart Dancing Wires Athenia Handicap

    Jockey Jorge Chavez won the $112,500 Athenia Handicap (gr. IIIT) for the second straight year, riding front-running Wild Heart Dancing to a half-length victory Sunday at Aqueduct. Chavez won the Athenia last year aboard Antoniette.

  • Pegasus Strong in Final Work

    Fusaichi Pegasus completed his serious training for the 1 1/4-mile Breeders Cup Classic (gr. I) with a seven-furlong breeze in 1:27 4/5 over a "fast" track Sunday at Churchill Downs.

  • Arroyo, Luzzi in Separate Spills at Aqueduct

    Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. was thrown from his horse Sunday, falling heavily to the track near the end of the seventh race at Aqueduct. Two races later, Mike Luzzi was dumped from his mount shortly after leaving the starting gate.