Headlines for Saturday, October 4, 2003

  • Pleasantly Perfect pulls away from Fleetstreet Dancer to win the $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap, Saturday at Oak Tree.

    Pleasant Comeback for Mandella's Stalwart

    Favored Pleasantly Perfect, making his first start since March 1, won Saturday's $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita for the second year in a row, tenaciously defeating a determined Fleetstreet Dancer by a half-length.

  • Devious Boy (5) battles Sweet Return (6) and Urban King en route to winning the Oak Tree Derby, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Devious Boy Up Front in Oak Tree Derby

    James R. Vreeland's Devious Boy rolled to the front rounding the second turn and held on gamely in the stretch to win Saturday's $150,000 Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.

  • Eurosilver wins Lane's End, Saturday at Keeneland.

    Eurosilver Upsets Juvenile Class in Lane's End

    ?rom a well-timed ride by jockey Javier Castellano, Buckram Oak homebred Eurosilver swept around the leaders on the outside on the second turn and drew off to a decisive victory in Saturday's Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. II) at Keeneland.

  • Freefourinternet, 20-1, Surfs Home in Kelso

    ble's Freefourinternet circled a wall of horses in the stretch and held off an unlucky Proud Man by a nose in the closing strides to post a 20-1 surprise in the $350,000 Kelso Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Belmont Park turf Saturday.

  • Sharbayan, Day Up, Wins Sycamore Breeders' Cup

    Iron County Farms Sharbayan rallied in the final furlong under a hand ride by Pat Day for a 1 3/4-length victory in the $138,200 Sycamore Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland on Saturday. The victory was the fourth in a row for the gelding trained by Wally Dollase.

  • Revived Randaroo Posts Upset in Safely Kept

    Joseph Allen's Randaroo raced close to the lead and then wrested command past the 1/16th marker and drove to victory in the $150,000 Safely Kept Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Pimlico.

  • Heavily favored Sightseek and Jerry Bailey cruise to victory in the Beldame, Saturday at Belmont.

    Beldame All Sightseek; Frankel Sets Mark

    Juddmonte Farm's' Sightseek romped to her fourth consecutive grade I victory in Saturday's $750,000 Beldame for fillies and mares at Belmont Park, setting the stage for a possible showdown with Azeri in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) on Oct. 25 at Santa Anita.

  • 'Cookie Doesn't Crumble in Cotillion Triumph

    Stonerside Stable Ltd's Fast Cookie rallied from last in a scratched down field of five and drew out through the final furlong to win the $250,000 Cotillion Handicap (gr. II) by 3 3/4 lengths Saturday at Philadelphia Park.

  • Record Margin for Devil Time's Ohio Romp

    Devil Time claimed the distinction as the best horse in Ohio Saturday with the largest winning margin ever in the 17-year history of the $100,000 Best of Ohio Endurance Championship at Beulah Park in Grove City.

  • Wily 9-Year-Old Parose Wins Durham Cup

    Parose, the Alberta-bred 9-year-old owned by John Atto, showed his much younger rivals a thing or two while capturing the $163,800 Durham Cup Stakes (Can-III) Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Perfect Soul impressive in Shadwell win.

    Perfect Soul Earns Breeders' Cup Trip in Shadwell Mile

    Charles E. Fipke's Canadian-based Perfect Soul returned to Keeneland Saturday and showed his affinity for the course, winning the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) by three-quarters of a length over Honor in War, with Touch of the Blues third.

  • Longshot Society Selection (foreground) edges out Victory U.S.A. in the $500,000 Frizette, Saturday at Belmont.

    Jerkens at it Again as Society Selection Takes Frizette

    The "Giant Killer" H. Allen Jerkens did it again Saturday as Irving and Marjorie Cowan's Society Selection, under a patient ride by Ray Ganpath, came from well off the pace to run down Victory U.S.A. close to home in the $500,000 Frizette (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Bowman's Band wins the Meadowlands Breeders' Cup Stakes.

    Bowman's Band Beats Drum at Meadowlands

    Martin S. Schwartz's Bowman's Band, making his first start for Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, kicked clear in the upper stretch and went on to post a 12-1 upset in Friday night's $400,000 Meadowlands Breeders' Cup (gr. II).

  • Awesome Humor Ends String of Seconds

    Winstar Farm's favored Awesome Humor, seeking to regain her tremendous 2-year-old form, registered her first stakes win of 2003, holding off Cloakof Vagueness by three quarters of a length in Friday night's $300,000 Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) at muddy Hoosier Park.