Headlines for Saturday, October 12, 2002

  • Rolly Polly, foreground, outruns I'm The Business for last-second win in the Sen. Ken Maddy Handicap Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Rolly Polly Reaches Wire Just in Time

    For Wildenstein Stable's favored Rolly Polly and jockey Patrick Valenzuela, the last stride of the $114,100 Senator Ken Maddy Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita Saturday was the best one.

  • Mobil Motors to Cup and Saucer Victory

    Six days after Wando dominated the Grey Breeders' Cup Stakes, owner Gus Schickedanz and trainer Mike Keough struck again at Woodbine Saturday, winning the $250,000 Cup and Saucer Stakes with Mobil.

  • Rain Ends Questions for Certantee in Schapiro

    Sondra Benders' Certantee made the jump from turf to dirt with a powerful score in the $150,000 John D. Schapiro Memorial Breeders' Cup Handicap Saturday at Laurel Park. The race was moved off the grass because of soggy conditions.

  • Columbus Day Pebbles Lures Frankel Trio

    With Belmont Park's Fall Championship Meet winding down, local racing fans will see fewer Bobby Frankel trainees compete in a New York stakes race. But before Frankel's horses head west, three will compete in Monday's $100,000 Pebbles Handicap (gr. III) at 1 1/8 mile on a special Columbus Day card at Belmont Park.

  • Whywhywhy Turns in Sharp Arlington Drill

    Fabien Ouaki & Patrick L. Biancone's Whywhywhy, the 1 3/4-length winner of Belmont Park's Futurity (gr. I) Sept. 15, worked a bullet five furlongs handily in :59 3/5 at Arlington Park Saturday morning.

  • Stubborn Union Place Ekes Out Calder Derby

    Union Place, ridden by Eibar Coa, successfully battled favorite Miesque's Approval in a stirring stretch duel for a neck victory in Saturday's $200,000 Calder Derby (gr. III).

  • Velasquez Gets 4th 'Sun' Stakes Win with Trust N Luck

    Winning his fourth stakes race on the Festival of the Sun card, jockey Cornelio Velasquez guided Trust N Luck to the early lead and cruised home for the 4 3/4-length win over The Name's Bond in Saturday's $400,000 In Reality Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • Velasquez Gets 4th 'Sun' Stakes Win with Trust N Luck

    Winning his fourth stakes race on the Festival of the Sun card, jockey Cornelio Velasquez guided Trust N Luck to the early lead and cruised home for the 4 3/4-length win over The Name's Bond in Saturday's $400,000 In Reality Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • Velasquez Gets 4th 'Sun' Stakes Win with Trust N Luck

    Winning his fourth stakes race on the Festival of the Sun card, jockey Cornelio Velasquez guided Trust N Luck to the early lead and cruised home for the 4 3/4-length win over The Name's Bond in Saturday's $400,000 In Reality Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • Ivanavinalot Romps In Florida's My Dear Girl

    Living up her to name and billing, Ivanavinalot made another race look easy as she took the early lead and coasted home for the 13 3/4-length victory in Saturday's $400,000 My Dear Girl Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • Cellars Shiraz Defeats Calder Oaks Field

    Jockey Cornelio Velasquez, the leading rider at Calder Race Course, guided Cellars Shiraz to a 2 ½-length victory over Maliziosa in Saturday's $200,000 Calder Oaks.

  • Fisher Pond races to victory in the Lawrence Realization Handicap.

    Fisher Pond Wins Sloppy Realization at Belmont

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Fisher Pond drew into the Lawrence Realization Handicap (gr. III) when it was shifted from the turf to a sloppy main track and took full advantage, handily winning the 1 1/2-mile stakes.

  • Riskaverse, left, chases Zenda (right) down the stretch to win the Queen Elizabeth II  Challenge Cup Stakes Saturday at Keeneland.

    Riskaverse Looks Royal in Queen Elizabeth II Cup

    Fox Ridge Farm's Riskaverse made Saturday's $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) an exciting one, coming from well behind to get up in the final strides at Keeneland.

  • Texas Glitter Ties World Sprint Mark at Calder

    Turf sprint specialist Texas Glitter, with Jerry Bailey aboard, tied the world record for five furlongs on the turf of :54 4/5 in winning the $100,000 Calder Turf Sprint Handicap Saturday.

  • Outrider Dies of Heart Attack at Arlington

    Arlington Park outrider Conrad Rountree, 64, of Hamilton, Texas died early this morning at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. after suffering a an apparent heart attack in the stable area at the track Friday afternoon prior to the first race.

  • War Emblem Works for Fans at Santa Anita

    War Emblem, preparing for the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), breezed seven furlongs at Santa Anita Saturday in a reported 1:24.17.

  • Texas Owner Calls It Quits

    James Jackson stood at the summit of Thoroughbred racing during the first Saturday in May in 1999 when his 3-year-old gelding Valhol started in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. However, his memory of the Run for the Roses and what occurred a few weeks before have finally spurred the 49-year-old Texan to retire from racing.