Headlines for Sunday, August 24, 2003

  • Sky Jack Breaks Track Mark in Longacres Mile

    The tough 7-year-old gelding Sky Jack showed his resiliency Sunday, setting a track record of 1:33 at Emerald Downs while winning the $250,000 Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III). He went over the $1 million mark in career earnings.

  • Dessert Serves Up Sweet Stakes Debut

    The Thoroughbred Corp. homebred Dessert, making her debut in stakes company, captured Sunday's $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) in gate-to-wire fashion, holding off an unlucky Solar Echo by a neck on the grass.

  • Invader Shaconage Wins Woodbine's Colleen

    Woodbine might be unfamiliar turf for Shaconage and jockey Joe Johnson, but the pair certainly looked right at home on the Toronto oval's E.P. Taylor Turf Course in winning Sunday's $153,875 Ontario Colleen Stakes.

  • Wando Turns in Low-Key Work for Atto Mile

    It was a low-key morning work for Canadian Triple Crown champion Wando, but rider Patrick Husbands still had plenty of reasons to be geared up for what lies ahead.

  • Candy Ride, in record-setting Pacific Classic win.

    Candy Ride Licks Medaglia in Pacific Classic

    Candy Ride, the undefeated Argentine colt ridden by Julie Krone, turned in a sizzling performance while romping to a 3 1/4-length victory in the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I), setting a track record Sunday at Del Mar.

  • Longshot Harmony Lodge (right) hangs on for gutsy upset in the Ballerina, Sunday at Saratoga.

    Harmony Lodge Holds On for Ballerina Upset

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Harmony Lodge, at 12-1 the longest shot on the board, set an easy pace and had just enough to hold off the fierce late charge of Shine Again by a nose in the $250,000 Ballerina Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

  • State of Art Even Better in Prix de la Nonette

    State of Art, who has rated comparison to the champion mare Triptych by her trainer David Smaga, proved best over the final furlong to post a three-quarters of a length victory in Sunday's Prix de la Nonette (Fr-III) for 3-year-old fillies at Deauville.

  • Tizdubai Skipping Del Mar Debutante

    Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) winner Tizdubai, a full sister to two-time Breeders' Cup Classic winner Tiznow, will skip the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies Aug. 30 and wait for the Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting, trainer Eoin Harty said Sunday morning.

  • Graded Stakes Winner Wiseman's Ferry Retired

    Wiseman's Ferry, who won two graded stakes last year, has been retired from racing after injuring an ankle while training for a stakes at Mountaineer Park in August

  • Jockey Pat Day celebrates Ten Most Wanted's win in the Travers Stakes, Saturday at Saratoga.

    Ten Most Wanted Foils Frankel's Plan 'B'

    A well-focused Ten Most Wanted and jockey Pat Day took advantage of a torrid pace duel to register an easy victory in the 2003 Travers Stakes (gr. I) before a Travers Day record 66,122 at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • The Secret in 'Bernardo? Just Let Her Run

    Secret Liaison wasn't supposed to go to the lead in Saturday's $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares, but when she did, jockey Corey Nakatani decided he'd tag along for what proved to be a dominating four-length victory.

  • Trademark Stamps Out 2nd Saratoga Turf Win

    Favored Trademark captured his second graded stakes race in the United States this year as jockey Richard Migliore guided the South African runner through a seam between horses in the stretch en route to an easy win in Saturday's $200,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga.

  • A Stylish Fit in Ballston Spa

    Stylish, with leading jockey John Velazquez riding, won her third straight with a surprising burst in the home stretch of the $200,000 Ballston Spa Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.