Headlines for Monday, September 1, 2003

  • Roscoe Pito Raids Emerald Downs Derby

    Roscoe Pito confirmed his status as the Northwest's top 3-year-old male Monday by winning the $125,000 Emerald Downs Breeders' Cup Derby.

  • Saratoga Records Set for Attendance, Handle

    Despite a wet start to the season and the absence of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) winner Funny Cide in the Travers (gr. I), the 135th Saratoga meeting ended Monday with records for attendance and handle.

  • Mobil Shows Gas in Easy Halton Stakes Win

    Rider Todd Kabel admits Mobil has mellowed a bit over the past few months, but on Monday at Woodbine, the bay colt proved he's still as tough as nails when it comes to taking a bite out of the competition.

  • Canada's Shoal Water Captures Saranac

    ader Shoal Water, with leading jockey John Velazquez in the saddle, wore down Sharp Impact in the final furlong to register a 2 1/4-length victory in the closing-day $108,800 Saranac Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds Monday at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Arlington Matron Belongs to Take Charge Lady

    A sloppy track added a little intrigue to Monday's $150,000 Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III), but prohibitive favorite Take Charge Lady put an end to any issues on the turn for home, striding out in the home stretch for jockey Shane Sellers to win as she pleased.

  • Tour of the Cat Never Looks Back in Miam

    Double G Stable's Tour of the Cat took the early lead and never looked back, winning the $150,000 Miami Mile Breeders' Cup Handicap at Calder Race Course by 2 1/2 lengths. Last Stand finished second in the one-mile race originally carded for grass but run over a main track rated good.

  • Azeri Headed for Oak Tree's Lady's Secret

    After considering a number of race options for defending Horse of the Year Azeri, owner Michael Paulson of the Allen Paulson Living Trust and trainer Laura de Seroux have chosen the Lady's Secret Handicap (gr. II) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita on Sept. 28.

  • Raines Award to Charles, Marianne Hesse

    Charles Hesse III and his wife Marianne, who have raced as Char-Mari Stable at Monmouth Park for several decades, were named the 2003 recipients of the Virgil (Buddy) Raines Distinguished Achievement Award. Mr. and Mrs. Hesse were honored in winner's circle ceremonies on Aug. 31.

  • Krone-Valenzuela Match a Study of Opposites

    Happy, cheerful Julie Krone may never match the intensity of Patrick Valenzuela, but as the Sept. 7 "Battle of the Sexes" match race between Del Mar's leading riders draws closer, the bubbly Krone doesn't need to convince anyone of her winning desire.

  • Candy Ride, early favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Candy Ride, Mineshaft Top Classic Future Bet

    Pacific Classic (gr. I) winner Candy Ride, at 7-2, and Suburban (gr. I) hero Mineshaft, 9-2, drew much of the attention among the 23 Breeders' Cup Classic-Powered by Dodge (gr. I) betting interests in the Breeders' Cup Future Bet Round 2.

  • Roaring Down the Stretch

    <P>Most people who have been around horses long enough have heard a few make abnormal respiratory noises while exercising. These horses usually draw attention to themselves by the sheer volume of noise they create as they go around the show jumping course or trot and canter around the show ring. Other times, the noise is more subtle and the rider will com...