Headlines for Sunday, June 1, 2003

  • Precision Cuts to Victory in Hong Kong Group I

    French-bred Precision, using a powerful move down the center of the track, ran down star mare Elegant Fashion to register an upset in Sunday's $1,025,811 Hong Kong Champion & Chafer Cup (HK-I) at Sha tin Race Course.

  • Strait From Texas Nips Chopinina in Nassau

    Strait From Texas, at odds of 20-1, chased down pacesetter Chopinina in the closing strides to capture the featured $296,700 Nassau Stakes (Can-II) Sunday at Woodbine.

  • Additional Belmont Seats on Sale Wednesday

    To create additional space for the large crowd expected for Saturday's Belmont Stakes day, the New York Racing Association is adding 1,500 additional reserved bleacher seats at the west end of the grandstand.

  • No Catching Vespone in Prix Jean Prat

    Pacesetting Vespone, ridden by Christophe Lemaire, was never seriously challenged in comfortably winning Sunday's Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) at Chantilly by three lengths.

  • Currin on Fence after Outta Here's Grass Drill

    Al Eisman and Bill Currin's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) possibility Outta Here worked one mile in 1:43 4/5 handily around the dogs over Hollywood Park's firm turf Sunday morning. Currin, who trains the colt wasn't prepared to commit to running in Saturday's Triple Crown finale, however.

  • Passinetti Tuning for Whittingham, Cecil Says

    San Juan Capistrano Handicap (gr. IT) winner Passinetti will likely make his next start in the $350,000 Charles H. Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park, trainer Ben Cecil said. The 7-year-old gelding worked five furlongs in 1:02 2/5 handily over the firm turf at Hollywood on Sunday.

  • Porlezza Repeats in Prix du Gross-Chene

    Porlezza and jockey Olivier Peslier overtook The Trader in the final furlong and went on to post her second straight victory in the Prix du Gross-Chene (Fr-II) for fillies and mares at Chantilly.