Headlines for Monday, June 12, 2000

  • Trippi Provides Bailey With 4th Win

    Jerry Bailey was on the verge of owning Belmont Park on Saturday. The jockey won his fourth straight race and second consecutive stakes when he guided Trippi to an easy win in the Riva Ridge Stakes (gr. II).

  • David Copperfield in Cinema Spotlight

    David Copperfield won his turf debut in stellar fashion Saturday at Hollywood Park, setting all the pace before drawing off to a four-length victory in the $107,600 Cinema Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Lemon Drop Kid Best in Brooklyn

    Lemon Drop Kid, always prominent while debuting in blinkers, stormed home in the $250,000 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) a 7 1/4-length winner over Lager Sunday at Belmont Park.

  • Early Pioneer Upset in Californian

    Stud Old Dog Stable's Big Ten, making his second start in the country for trainer Richard Mandella, pressed the early pace of Scooter Brown on the way to a 3/4-length win over Early Pioneer in Sunday's $250,000 Californian Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park.

  • Saoirse Wins Chicago Handicap

    Saoirse pressed the early pace of Runaway Venus, took the lead after a 1/2-mile run in :45.14 seconds, was headed in the stretch by the late charging Quanah, and drew clear late to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $170,325 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr.III) Sunday at Arlington International.

  • Perfect Sting Game in Victory

    Jerry Bailey had nowhere to go until deep stretch, but he found daylight at the right time to get heavily favored Perfect Sting home in the Just a Game Breeders' Cup (gr. III), the first stakes on the Belmont Stakes Day undercard.

  • Finder's Fee Posts Acorn Upset

    Finder's Fee, who encountered trouble in her last two starts, had clear sailing Friday and came charging down the stretch to win the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Here and There…

    A triple dead-heat for fourth in the night race at Penn National Race Course on Saturday resulted in three separate superfecta payoffs for tickets correctly having the first-fourth place winners.

  • Here and There…

    A 2-year-old Pembroke colt zipped a quarter mile in :21 1/5 as the fastest time during Sunday's "Under Tack Show" for Tuesday's June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age to be conducted by the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company in Florida.

  • Grindstone Filly Wins at Churchill

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Grindstone was represented by his first winner as a sire when Tricky Elaine, a half-sister to Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner and 2-year-old champion Favorite Trick, won the third race Sunday at Churchill Downs.

  • Daliapour Wins Coronation Cup

    The Aga Khan's Daliapour, the 11-8 favorite ridden by Kieren Fallon, defeated Fantastic Light, ridden by American Chris McCarron, by three-quarters of a length in Friday's Coronation Cup (Eng-I) at Epsom, England.

  • Overlooked Commendable Upsets Belmont Field

    During the days leading up to Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), most of the media attention was focused on Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up Aptitude, the morning-line favorite, as well as Unshaded, who was supplemented at a cost of $100,000, and Impeachment, third in both the Derby and Preakness. Very little consideration was given to D. Wayne Lukas-trained Commendable, who had one win to his credit prior to Saturday's classic.