Headlines for Saturday, October 26, 2002

  • Breeders' Cup Wagering Record Broken

    A new event wagering record of $115,523,156 from all sources was established for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Arlington Park Saturday, according to preliminary totals.

  • Russell Baze Notches Victory Number 8,000

    Jockey Russell Baze became the fourth jockey to ride at least 8,000 winners when he piloted Ourwhistlebritches to victory in the seventh race at Bay Meadows Saturday.

  • Feathers Flies to Ontario Fashion Repeat

    Feathers flew down a muddy Woodbine stretch Saturday to win the six furlong $142,625 Ontario Fashion Stakes for fillies and mares for the second straight year.

  • High Chaparral puts a win in O'Brien's column in the Turf.

    Irish Win One with High Chaparral

    The Irish connections of Michael Tabor and John Magnier got their first winner on Saturday's Breeders' Cup card when 4-5 favorite High Chaparral won the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I).

  • Tenpins celebrates Breeders' Cup Day with Fayette win at Keeneland.

    Tenpins Repels X Country for Fayette Win

    Trainer Donald Winfree bypassed a shot at the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with 4-year-old Tenpins, opting instead for the $156,122 Fayette Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland. While the $4-million question remains unanswered, Tenpins did earn owner-breeder Joseph Vitello $99,789 for his 1 3/4-length triumph over a pesky X Country in the 1 1/8-mile Saturday feature at the Lexington oval.

  • Vindication leads Baffert parade in Juvenile.

    Baffert Horses Dominate Juvenile Race

    Padua Stable's Vindication and The Thoroughbred Corporation's Kafwain provided trainer Bob Baffert with a 1-2 finish in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Multiple Choice captures The Sports Page at Aqueduct Saturday.

    Multiple Choice Aces Sports Page Test

    Longshot Multiple Choice, never worse than third at Aqueduct, romped to a 7 1/4-length win over a sloppy track in Saturday's $110,000 Sports Page Handicap (gr.III).

  • Orientate gives Lukas 17th BC win with victory in the Sprint.

    Lukas-Trained Orientate Zips to Victory in Sprint

    Trainer D. Wayne Lukas extended his leadership in Breeders' Cup victories to 17 when Bob and Beverly Lewis' Orientate wore down Thunderello in the stretch for a half-length victory in the NAPA Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Domediver holds off late charge by favorite to take the Mile.

    Domedriver Wins Accident-Marred Mile; 'Rock' is Second

    French-based Domedriver held off a stiff challenge from 4-5 favorite Rock of Gibraltar to post a three-quarter length victory in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I). The race was marred by the breakdown of Landseer, who broke a cannon bone shortly after the field entered the stretch.

  • Storm Flag Flying takes Juvenile Fillies with courageous comeback in the stretch.

    Storm Flag Flying Game in BC Juvenile Fillies Win

    Ogden Mills Phipps' Storm Flag Flying remained undefeated in the Long John Silver's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, but it wasn't easy. She was passed by Composure in midstretch, appeared beaten, and found another gear to win by a half-length.

  • Arlington Track Upgraded to Fast

    Twenty-nine minutes before the first Breeders' Cup race today at Arlington, the track condition was upgraded to fast. It began the day as muddy, quickly was switched to good, and then announced as fast.

  • Australians Welcome a New Racing Hero

    To the roar of the crowd, the grand mare Sunline stepped onto the track for her farewell event. She tossed her head about to acknowledge one of the largest crowds ever assembled at historic Moonee Valley Racecourse. At the starting gates a stellar field of runners were waiting for her to contest the $3 million Cox Plate, a Group I event run at the classic distance of 1 1/4 miles.

  • Blood-Horse Head2Head Competition

    Dan Liebman and Evan Hammonds, who have been on the scene in Chicago this week, were each given a $1,000 mythical bankroll...