Headlines for Sunday, September 17, 2000

  • Beckett Wins Irish Group I

    Beckett, a 2-year-old colt owned by Mrs. John Magnier, rebounded from a third-place finish in the King of Kings E.B.F. Futurity Stakes (Ie-III), winning the Aga Khan's Studs National Stakes (Ire-I) by three lengths Sunday at the Curragh.

  • Mighty, center, ridden by Shane Sellers, begins his move in the Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds. More Than Ready and Captain Steve, not seen, came in second and third, respectively.

    Mighty Works Toward Jerome 'Cap; Pegasus Works With Bodyguard

    Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Mighty worked six furlongs in 1:13.47, breezing, at Belmont Park Sunday in preparation for Saturday's one-mile $150,000 Jerome Handicap (gr. II). Fusaichi Pegasus also worked at Belmont Sunday in company with Bodyguard, and the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner is also under consideration for the Jerome.

  • Giant's Causeway, Crimplene To Meet in Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

    Giant's Causeway and Best of the Bests, the respective first- and third-place finishers in the Esat Digifone Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) earlier this month, will meet again on Saturday in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot, England. Crimplene, a multiple group I winning filly, and Indian Lodge are also being pointed to the one-mile race, according to Sporting Life.

  • Burning Roma (1), with jockey Rick Wilson riding, takes the win in the Futurity Stakes after City Zip, inside, ridden by jockey Jose Santos was disqualified.

    Burning Roma Wins Futurity Via City Zip DQ

    After drifting out in the stretch and bumping Burning Roma near the wire, City Zip finished the one-mile of the Futurity a nose ahead of Burning Roma but was disqualified and placed second by the stewards for causing the contact. Burning Roma was moved up to first, keeping the Anthony Dutrow trainee undefeated in three starts.