Headlines for Saturday, September 22, 2001

  • Snow Ridge Edges City Zip in Kentucky Cup Sprint

    Overbrook Farm's D. Wayne Lukas trainee Snow Ridge led through the opening half-mile, fell a half-length behind City Zip in the stretch, then came back on that rival to win Saturday's $147,500 Kentucky Cup Sprint Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park.

  • Left Bank, winning the Vosburgh.

    Left Bank Upsets Squirtle Squirt in Vosburgh

    Left Bank beat Squirtle Squirt by a half-length to win Saturday's $300,000 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second stakes wins on the card.

  • Guided Tour, left, noses out Balto Star to win the Kentucky Cup Classic.

    Guided Tour Earns Third Straight Win in Kentucky Cup Classic

    Morton Fink's Guided Tour earned his third straight grade II win by outlasting Balto Star in a stretch duel to win the $400,000 Kentucky Cup Classic by a neck Saturday at Turfway Park as a pair of geldings filled the top two finishing positions.

  • Starine, ridden by John R. Velaquez, cruises to win the Grade II Diana stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 3, 2001. (AP Photo/New York Racing Association, Adam Coglianese)

    STARINE

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  • Astra, shown winning last year&#39;s Beverly Hills Handicap.

    ASTRA

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  • Express Tour romped to victory in the Jerome.

    Express Tour Romps in Jerome Handicap

    Godolphin's Express Tour alternately pressed and set the early pace en route to winning Saturday's $150,000 Jerome Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park. Under John Velazquez, Express Tour completed the one-mile race in 1:34.57 on a fast track.

  • Trip Upsets Turfway Breeders' Cup Stakes

    Claiborne Farm's homebred Trip earned her second career graded stakes win, upsetting the field to win the $200,000 Turfway Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) Saturday at Turfway Park. Under Craig Perret, the 4-year-old filly completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.47 on a fast track in winning by three lengths.

  • Repent Gives Louis Quatorze First Stakes Winner

    Select Stable's Repent returned from a nose-length maiden win Sept. 7 at Turfway Park to win the track's $100,000 Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, giving Preakness (gr. I) winner Louis Quatorze his first stakes winner as a sire.

  • CHRB Approves Proposed Account Wagering Regs, Elects New Chair

    The California Horse Racing board approved 15 proposed regulations for public notice Friday, setting the stage for account wagering to be in place in January after the proposed regulations pass through the administrative channels. The seven racing commissioners also voted unanimously to elect commissioner Alan Landsburg chairman.