Headlines for Sunday, October 20, 2002

  • Longshot French Riviera runs to victory in her first graded stakes.

    French Riviera Sprints to TCA Stakes Upset

    French Riviera, with the Louisiana connections of trainer Larry Robideaux and jockey Donnie Meche, pulled off a stunning upset in the $125,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. III) over a muddy track at Keeneland Sunday.

  • Miss Crissy Wins Fanfreluche at Woodbine

    Harlequin Ranches' Miss Crissy, with jockey Steven Bahen aboard, made a late rail-skimming run to capture Sunday's $163,500 Fanfreluche Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Take Charge Lady, Touch Tone Work

    Select Stable's Overbrook Spinster (gr. I) winner Take Charge Lady breezed a half-mile at Churchill Downs Saturday, preparing for her next scheduled start in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr.i).

  • Lido Palace Wins in Typical Style

    Woodward Stakes (gr. I) winner Lido Palace, whose connections passed on paying a supplementary nomination of fee of $800,000 to compete in the Breeders' Cup Classic, won a classified allowance at Belmont Park Sunday.

  • O'Brien Warms Up for Breeders' Cup Party

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien, who has an opportunity to win at least four Breeders' Cup races Saturday, enjoyed a magnificent showing Sunday at Milan's San Siro, winning a pair of Group I races.

  • Only The Best Romps in Sunny Slopes

    Only The Best popped out of the gate and improved his position in Saturday's $96,600 Sunny Slope Stakes at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, rolling to a two-length victory under Patrick Valenzuela.

  • Saint Ballado dead at 13.

    Saint Ballado Euthanized

    Central Kentucky stallion Saint Ballado, who underwent surgery to correct clinical signs associated with a compressive cervical myelopathy, was euthanized Oct. 20 following complications after the operation.