Headlines for Saturday, August 23, 2003

  • Tenpins Strikes to Victory in Close Iselin 'Cap

    Joseph Vitello's Tenpins turned in quite a game effort Saturday as he scored a one-length victory in the $200,000 Philip H. Iselin Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Monmouth Park.

  • Trainer King Leatherbury (second from right) joins elite few winners of 6,000 races.

    At Last! Leatherbury Wins 6,000th Race

    History was made Saturday at Timonium when trainer King Leatherbury became only the third conditioner to saddle 6,000 winners as Cherokee Sunrise captured the seventh race on opening day of the state fair meet.

  • Glens Falls Becomes a Clement Affair

    Trainer Christophe Clement, whose barn has been hit hard by the poor weather this summer forcing so many races off the Saratoga turf, starts three in Monday's $100,000-added Glens Falls Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at 1 3/8 mile.

  • Passing Shot (left) surges past Wild Spirit to score upset victory in the Personal Ensign Handicap, Friday at Saratoga.

    Passing Shot Shocks Wild Spirit in 'Ensign

    Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens posted another of his legendary upsets at Saratoga Race Course when his unheralded allowance runner Passing Shot tagged multiple graded stakes winner Wild Spirit by a short nose at the wire of the $400,000 Personal Ensign Handicap (gr. I) Friday.