Headlines for Sunday, August 17, 2003

  • Disturbingthepeace runs to victory in the Pat O'Brien Handicap Sunday at Del Mar.

    Disturbingthepeace Repeats in Pat O'Brien

    Disturbingthepeace, one of the leading sprinters in California at this time a year ago, flashed some of his former brilliance with a front-running victory in the $150,000 Pat O'Brien Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar Sunday.

  • Fogelsonger Wins 5 to Take Laurel Lead

    With three days remaining in the Laurel Park summer meet Ryan Fogelsonger surged to the top of the jockey standings by riding five winners on Sunday's nine-race card.

  • Twisted Wit has Last Laugh in Vandal Stakes

    Rolph Davis' Twisted Wit, a 2-year-old son of Distorted Humor, kept his record unblemished as he fashioned a late stretch charge to take the featured $163,350 Vandal Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine.

  • Gary Stevens lies on the ground after falling off Storming Home at the end of the Arlington Million.

    Stevens Has Collapsed Lung, Agent Says

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens suffered a collapsed lung but no broken bones in Saturday's fall, when he was run over by a trailing horse after the finish of the Arlington Million (gr. IT), according to Steven's theatrical agent.

  • Frankel Duo to Arrive Monday for Pacific Classic

    Medaglia d'Oro and Milwaukee Brew, trainer Bobby Frankel's twin prospects for victory number seven in Del Mar's $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I), are scheduled to be flown to Southern California Monday from Saratoga Racecourse in New York to complete their preparations for Sunday's race.

  • Ladies Din Retired After Failed Comeback

    Terrence Lanni and Bernard Schiappa's two-time grade I-winning millionaire Ladies Din, who was brought out of retirement earlier this month, has been retired for good, trainer Frank Monteleone said.

  • Outta Here OK, On for Del Mar Derby

    Bill Currin and Al Eismann's stakes winner Outta Here, who was scratched behind the gate by jockey Kent Desormeaux before the running of last week's West Virginia Derby (gr. IIIT) at Mountaineer Park, is being pointed to the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT).

  • Volga Rolls to Easy Matchmaker Victory

    Joseph Allen's Volga powered past her rivals to score a decisive 1 3/4-length victory in Sunday's $100,000 Matchmaker Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Monmouth Park grass.

  • Perfect Moon draws away to win the Best Pal Stakes Sunday at Del Mar.

    Perfect Moon Shines in Best Pal

    Perfect Moon, a $4,700 yearling purchase, won his second consecutive graded stakes Sunday at Del Mar, capturing the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds by 1 1/4 length with a powerful stretch drive.

  • Refuse to Bend Returns to Win Desmond Stakes

    Moyglare Stud Farm's Refuse to Bend, winner of the 2,000 Guineas (Ire-I) and a possible starter in the Breeders' Cup Mile, returned from a summer break with a romping three-length victory in the one-mile Desmond Stakes (Ire-III) at Leopardstown Sunday.

  • Dai Jin Wins Cologne Group I; Arc Next

    Off the bridle and seemingly going nowhere, Dai Jin and jockey Olivier Pesslier came to life in the straight and went on to post a 2 1/2-length win in the Credit Suisse Private Banking-Pokal (Ger-I) at Cologne on Sunday.

  • Six Perfections Saves Year, Nips Domedriver

    After three near-misses since May, the highly touted filly Six Perfections and jockey Thierry Thulliez got the job done in a thrilling edition of the Prix Jacques le Marois (Fr-I) at the expense of her Niarchos Family stablemate Domedriver Sunday at Deauville.

  • Globalize to Victory Rose in California

    Multiple graded stakes winner Globalize has been moved from Rick Taylor's Special T Thoroughbreds to Ellen Jackson's Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, Calif.

  • Gary Stevens (4) falls from Storming Home as David Flores aboard Sulamani, far left, and R.R. Douglas aboard Kaieteur, center, try to avoid a collision after crossing the finish line of the Arlington Million.

    Sulamani Awarded Arlington Million; Storming Home Disqualified

    In the most controversial Arlington Million (gr. IT) ever, stewards awarded victory to Godolphin Racing's Sulamani after determining that winner Storming Home interfered at the finish with two horses behind him when he spooked badly just before the wire and unseated his rider, Gary Stevens.

  • Island Fashion turns for home on the way to decisive win in Alabama.

    Island Fashion Ruffles Spoken Fur's Tiara Try

    Jeffrey L. Nielsen's Island Fashion, a lights-out winner of her last start, proved it wasn't a fluke Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, romping home in the $750,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies, denying Spoken Fur's bid to sweep the New York Triple Tiara.

  • Kicken Kris Boots Home in Secretariat

    Brushwood Stable's Kicken Kris put the final touches on a eventful Arlington Million Day by posting a 15-1 upset in the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) for 3-year-olds with Javier Castellano riding.

  • Heat Haze Blazes Home in Beverly D.

    Juddmonte Farm's Heat Haze waited until mid-stretch with jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. before mowing down her rivals on the outside, capturing the $700,000 Beverly D. (gr. IT) for fillies and mares on the Arlington Park turf Saturday.

  • Puzzlement Posts Saratoga BC Surprise

    Joseph V. Shields Jr.'s Puzzlement squeezed through a hole on the rail with jockey Jorge Chavez and went on to post a surprise victory over bridesmaid of the year Volponi in the $300,000 Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II).