Headlines for Saturday, August 30, 2003

  • Halfbridled, with Julie Krone aboard,  wins the Grade I Del Mar Debutante.

    Halfbridled Turns in Smashing Debutante Win

    Wertheimer Farm's Halfbridled showed why she's likely to be heard from later this year when she recorded a scintillating five-length victory in the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar Saturday.

  • Jockey Jerry Bailey brings Silver Wagon across the finish line to win the Hopeful Stakes, Saturday at Saratoga.

    Silver Wagon Pulls Away in Hopeful

    Buckram Oak Farm's Silver Wagon and jockey Jerry Bailey kicked into gear near the eighth pole and pulled away to register a four-length upset over 2/5 favorite Chapel Royal in the $200,000 Hopeful (gr. I) at Saratoga Saturday.

  • World-Record Juvenile Third in Debut

    Diamond Fury, at $2.7 million the most expensive 2-year-old in training ever purchased at public auction, was third in his debut at Del Mar Saturday, a 5½-furlong maiden special weight event.

  • Boffo Niagara Triumph for Strut The Stage

    Sam-Son Farm's Strut The Stage gave one of his command performances Saturday at Woodbine, capturing the $337,200 Niagara Breeders' Cup Stakes Handicap (Can-II).

  • Feline Story Pounces Away at Monmouth

    Einar P. Robsham's Feline Story turned on the afterburners in the stretch and drew off to win Saturday's $100,000 Sorority Stakes (gr. III) by nearly six lengths at Monmouth Park.

  • Sir Oscar Stays Perfect in FSS Affirmed

    Undefeated Sir Oscar turned in his fourth impressive career performance Saturday at Calder Race Course in winning the $125,000 Affirmed Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • French Village Canters to Susan's Girl Win

    Laura and Eugene Melnyk's French Village remained perfect in her career, winning for the third time at Calder Race Course on Saturday while taking the $125,000 Susan's Girl Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • Consistent Field Lines Up in Del Mar BC 'Cap

    Headed by San Diego Handicap (gr. II) winner Taste of Paradise, $1.7-million earner Grey Memo and the consistent sprinter Captain Squire, a field of seven is set in the Labor Day $250,000 Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at a mile on the main track Monday.

  • Canada's Shoal Water Invades Saranac 'Cap

    Canadian trainer Mark Frostad makes a rare trip to upstate New York to saddle Shoal Water for Saratoga's closing-day $100,000-added Saranac Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the turf Monday.

  • 'Lady Clear Standout in Arlington Matron

    Select Stable's Take Charge Lady, a multiple grade I stakes winner with career earnings in excess of $2 million, has been installed as the prohibitive 3-5 for Monday's 67th running of the $150,000 Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III).