Headlines for Saturday, October 5, 2002

  • Stoney Draws Away to Cal Sprint Stakes Victory

    Stoney, winning his fourth straight race since being claimed for a bargain $20,000, scored a 1 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 California Sprint Championship at Bay Meadows Saturday.

  • Dream Launcher Captures Durham Cup

    Audre Cappuccitti's Dream Launcher defeated seven rivals in Saturday's $164,850 Durham Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Woodbine.

  • Toccet, right, beats Icecoldbeeratreds in the Champagne Stakes.

    Toccet Surges Late to Win Champagne Stakes

    Finding room along the rail, Toccet shot past Icecoldbeeratreds in the final sixteenth of a mile for a 1 1/2-length win in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday.

  • Golden Apples (3) cruises to victory in the Yellow Ribbon.

    Oak Tree's Yellow Ribbon is All Golden

    Gary A. Tanaka's Golden Apples, with Patrick Valenzuela riding, steered clear of trouble on the outside and went on to tally a one-length victory over Voodoo Dancer in the $500,000 Yellow Ribbon (gr. IT) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree Saturday.

  • Xtra Heat earns first victory over the boys in the Phoenix.

    Xtra Heat Gets Heat, but Takes Phoenix

    Breeders' Cup Sprint contender Xtra Heat withstood some quick early pressure and turned in her first career victory over males by three lengths Saturday in the 150th running of the $250,000 Phoenix (gr. III) at Keeneland.

  • Night Patrol (8) beats Kachamandi (4) to win the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Night Patrol Noses Kachamandi in Oak Tree Mile

    Everest Stable's Night Patrol disposed of heavily-favored Congaree at the top of the stretch and prevailed in a furious stretch battle with Kachamandi to capture the $250,000 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile by a nose Saturday.

  • Baffert-trained Kafwain, left, defeats stablemate Bull Market in Saturday's Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Kafwain Noses Out Bull Market in Norfolk

    Favored Kafwain and Bull Market, a pair of Bob Baffert-trained juveniles, battled through the stretch Saturday in the $200,000 Norfolk (gr. II) at Santa Anita, with the Thoroughbred Corporation's Kafwain scoring a nose victory over his stablemate.

  • Kalookan Queen Beats Boys in Ancient Title

    Trainer Bruce Headley left his big gun, Kona Gold, in the barn for Saturday's $200,000 Ancient Title Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita, but it didn't keep him out of the winner's circle.

  • Smok'n Frolic Rallies for Cotillion Victory

    Smok'n Frolic sat behind an early speed duel, then pulled clear in the stretch to win the $250,000 Cotillion Handicap (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Philadelphia Park.

  • Strong Second for Perfect Story's Keeneland Debut

    Perfect Story, a half-sister to 2001 Preakness, Belmont and and Travers (all gr. I) winner Point Given, ran a powerful debut race for owner John Oxley Saturday at Keeneland, losing by about a length to Belle of Perintown after taking the lead in the stretch with a wide move.