Headlines for Sunday, August 31, 2003

  • Aldebaran captures the Forego Stakes, Sunday at Saratoga.

    Aldebaran Polishes Off Forego Field

    Flaxman Stable's Aldebaran flashed his superiority at seven furlongs once again in the Forego Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sunday, destroying a quality field of sprinters with his patented late run.

  • Irish Warrior Nips Game 'Red in Del Mar 'Cap

    Kentucky bred Irish Warrior, fighting for his first graded stakes in all-out deep stretch battle with Continental Red, prevailed by a head with jockey Alex Solis in $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 3/8 mile on the turf.

  • Halfbridled Pointing to Oak Leaf Sept. 28

    A happy Richard Mandella reported Sunday morning that Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) winner Halfbridled came out of her stirring 4 3/4-length victory Saturday in good shape.

  • Brass In Pocket Shines Bright in Seaway

    Frank DiGiulio Jr.'s homebred Brass in Pocket staked her claim as the best filly or mare on the Woodbine grounds and a possible year-end Sovereign Award with a gutsy front-running victory in the $173,375 Seaway Stakes Sunday.

  • Whipper Whirls Away in Prix Morny Mud

    The favorites flopped in an unexpectedly strong rainstorm affecting the Prix Morny-Casinos Barriere (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds at Deauville Sunday, and 26-1 shot Whipper took advantage to score a two-length victory over the 5-2 public choice Much Faster.

  • Necklace Nails Moyglare Stud Stakes

    Michael Tabor's favored Necklace came under some pressure from jockey Mick Kinane to catch Menhoubah in the final 100 yards, but the 2-year-old filly proved her superiority with a one-length victory in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (Ire-I) at The Curragh Sunday.

  • Injured Murtagh May Return to Ride Alamshar

    Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh, who recently stopped riding to combat weight problems and get over a back injury, could return to the saddle Wednesday and be back aboard Alamshar for the Ireland The Food Island Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.