Headlines for Sunday, August 10, 2003

  • Azeri, with Mike Smith up, makes it 11 wins in a row.

    Azeri Gives Smith Perfect Birthday Gift

    Jockey Mike Smith got a great big 38th birthday present from Azeri, the horse he says put him in the Racing Hall of Fame, Sunday in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Del Mar.

  • Private Horde gets first graded stakes victory in Vanderbilt.

    Private Horde Vaults Home in Vanderbilt

    Billy R. Tucker's homebred Private Horde sailed over the sloppy stretch run at Saratoga Sunday in winning the $200,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II) to gain the first graded stakes victory of his career.

  • Rains Force Cancelation, Delay at Saratoga

    The third race at Saratoga was canceled and racing was delayed for more than an hour due to an early afternoon rainstorm that pounded Saratoga Race Course on Sunday.

  • Million Favorite Sulamani Arrives at Arlington

    Godolphin Racing Inc.'s Sulamani, the international equine star who is the projected favorite in Saturday's Arlington Million (gr. IT), completed a transatlantic journey at 3 a.m. Sunday by bedding down in Arlington Park's quarantine barn hours before first light.

  • Soto, rear, charges to the finish against Dynever to win the West Virginia Derby.

    Speed and Heart Give Soto West Virginia Derby Win

    Displaying amazing grit and determination in only his second start back from a more than seven-month layoff, Baron George Von Ullman's Soto fought back after a stretch-long duel with Dynever to win the $600,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort on Aug. 9.

  • Jockey Patrick Husbands celebrates aboard Wando as he crosses the finish line to win the Breeder's Stakes and take the Canadian Triple Crown at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto Saturday.

    Willing Wando Claims Canadian Triple Crown

    Ontario-bred Wando became the first horse in 10 years to sweep Canada's Triple Crown Saturday, overcoming trouble to register a 1 1/2-length victory in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes for 3-year-olds on the turf at Woodbine.