Headlines for Saturday, July 19, 2003

  • Perfect Drift Dusts Foes in Washingon Park

    Stonecrest Farm's homebred Perfect Drift burst from the pack in mid-stretch for an impressive five-length victory in the $400,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Krone Shows Her Magic in Claiming Crown

    Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone stole the show Saturday during the Claiming Crown series at Canterbury Park, winning the two biggest races of the day aboard Image in the $118,250 Emerald Stakes and on Daunting in the $141,000 Jewel.

  • Soaring Free Gets Job Done in Ontario Jockey Club

    Rider Todd Kabel said the dark bay wasn't at his best, but Soaring Free was still good enough, taking Saturday's $107,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes at Woodbine. The best, however, could still be yet to come.

  • Stylish Shows Her Class in Eatontown

    Under a well-timed ride by Heberto Castillo Jr., The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Stylish was up at the wire for a neck victory in Saturday's $100,000 Eatontown Handicap (gr. III) at Monmouth Park.

  • Apprentice Castro Wins Five at Calder

    Apprentice jockey Eddie Castro rode the winners of five races from ten mounts at Calder Race Course on Saturday, just one victory short of the single day record of six.

  • Fabre's Martaline Captures Maurice de Nieuil

    Martaline gave trainer Andre Fabre his seventh win in the Prix Maurice de Nieuil (Fr-II) at Maisons-Laffitte on Saturday. Martaline took the lead with jockey Christophe Soumillion about two furlongs from home and finishing well to defeat Westerner by three-quarters of a length.

  • Funny Cide set for Haskell Invitational.

    Knowlton Points Funny Cide to Haskell

    Managing partner Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable said Funny Cide will accept the 123 pounds assigned Friday for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 3 at Monmouth Park.

  • Magic Weisner, Leatherbury Highlight Laurel Opener

    The return of Magic Weisner and King Leatherbury's pursuit of his 6,000th win could highlight an unusually spicy opening day at Laurel Park when racing resumes Thursday at the Maryland track after a six-week break for competition at Colonial Downs.