Headlines for Saturday, May 10, 2003

  • Total Impact in Control of Mervyn LeRoy

    Chilean-bred Total Impact rolled to his first United States stakes win in convincing style Saturday at Hollywood Park, winning the $150,00 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) at 1 1/16 mile by two lengths.

  • Dynever Wins Lone Star Derby; Belmont Next

    Lightly-raced Dynever collected his third straight win with an impressive 1 1/2-length victory over graded stakes winner Most Feared in Saturday's $500,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III) at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Posse Wrangles Lead Late to Take Matt Winn

    Posse, ridden by Corey Lanerie, wore down Bossanova in the final strides for a half-length victory in Saturday's $111,900 Matt Winn Stakes for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

  • Reluctant Full Mandate Wins Black Tie Affair

    Padua Stables & Fog City Stables' Full Mandate rallied from last to take the lead at the eighth pole and hold off a game Bonus Pack to win the $100,000 Black Tie Affair Handicap by a neck Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Storming Home Closes With Flurry in Murray

    Making his first start in the United States, English-bred Storming Home proved that trainer Neil Drysdale's confidence in him was well placed as he came home with authority Saturday in winning Saturday's $400,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap over 12 furlongs on the Hollywood Park turf.

  • Funny Cide Schools in Belmont Paddock

    Jack Knowlton and Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, the first New York-bred to win the Kentucky Derby, schooled in Belmont Park's paddock Saturday afternoon for about 15 minutes after the second race.

  • Rain Helps City Fire to Easy Hilltop Victory

    After nine fillies scratched out of the Hilltop Stakes when the race was switched from the soggy turf to the good main track, the lead was left to Michael Gill's City Fire. She promptly dashed to the front and never looked back, winning by three lengths in 1:44.30 for the 1-1/16 mile distance.

  • Love the Game Up in Time in Carterista

    Acclaimed Racing Stable's 5-year-old gray horse Love the Game provided an exciting finish to the $75,000 Carterista Handicap at Calder Race Course Saturday, running down the pacesetter, Honorable Pic, in the final strides to win by one length.

  • Jackson Knowlton, right, one of Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide's owners, and Barclay Tagg, the horse's trainer, answer questions from the media in the Belmont Park paddock Saturday.

    Indignant Tagg Calls Santos Probe 'Absurd'

    Funny Cide's trainer Barclay Tagg responded with indignation to the Kentucky Racing Commission investigation into whether rider Jose Santos may have been carrying an illegal object when he rode the New York-bred to victory in last Saturday's Run for the Roses.

  • Surprise House Party Wins Nassau County

    Joseph V. Shields Jr.'s homebred House Party and jockey Jose Santos waited patiently for an opportunity in mid-stretch and squeezed through an opening to surprise 3-5 favorite Cyber Secret in the $200,000 Nassau County Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Photo of Jose Santos immediately after winning the Kentucky Derby with Funny Cide is similar to one published by the Miami Herald that provoked an investigation.

    Churchill Stewards Launch Derby Probe

    The panel of stewards that oversees racing at Churchill Downs has initiated an investigation into questions surrounding a published photograph of the finish of Kentucky Derby 129.

  • Chairman of Prairie Meadows Board Steps Down

    Jim Rasmussen stepped down as chairman of the Prairie Meadows board of <br>directors May 9 in the midst of health concerns and charges he had bet <br>with a bookmaker on football games.

  • Champali Back in Preakness Picture

    Lloyd Madison Farm's Champali, winner of the John Battaglia Memorial and second to Midas Eyes in the Derby Trial Stakes, has re-entered the picture as a possible starter for next Saturday's Preakness Stakes.