Headlines for Sunday, October 5, 2003

  • Avanzado wins the Ancient Title.

    No Slowing Avanzado in Ancient Title Romp

    Cees Stable's Avanzado isn't eligible for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), so he ran his biggest race at Santa Anita on Sunday, controlling the $200,000 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) every step of the way.

  • Ruler's Court, winning Norfolk Stakes.

    Ruler's Court Lords Over Norfolk

    Trainer Eoin Harty didn't give up on Ruler's Court and the 2-year-old colt proved Harty's faith to be well placed with a 14-length triumph in Sunday's $250,000 Norfolk (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Smoocher Kisses Grey Cup Foes Goodbye

    Smoocher kissed his competition goodbye with an impressive closing effort in Sunday's $277,250 Grey Breeders' Cup Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine.

  • Designed for Luck defeats Sarafan.

    Cerin, Designed for Luck Turn in Miracle Mile

    David and Holly Wilson's Designed for Luck, who returned to action in August after missing nearly 17 months with a fractured left rear hock, held off a digging Sarafan by a half-length to win Sunday's $300,000 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.

  • House Party Doesn't Rattle Harmony Lodge

    Harmony Lodge and jockey Richard Migliore held off a late rally by favored House Party and stubborn Slews Final Answer on Sunday afternoon to win the $150,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at 6 1/2 furlongs by a half-length.

  • Karamanos Wins Pimlico Riding Title

    Horacio Karamanos, Dale Capuano and Michael Gill captured individual titles as the five-week Pimlico summer-fall meet concluded this afternoon.

  • Senor Swinger Hoping for B.C. Mile Spot

    Bob and Beverly Lewis' Senor Swinger worked six furlongs in 1:15 2/5 around the dogs over Santa Anita's firm turf course Sunday in what could be a prep for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) on Oct. 25, trainer Bob Baffert said.

  • Bien Nicole cruises to victory in the WinStar Galaxy.

    Bien Nicole Stars in WinStar Galaxy

    Kristine and John Richter's homebred Bien Nicole jumped to the lead and never looked back in a dominating performance to win the $500,000 WinStar Galaxy (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares at Keeneland Sunday.

  • Krone First Woman to Win Five at Oak Tree

    Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone became the first female jockey in Oak Tree history to ride five winners in a day Saturday. She won half of the day's 10 races.