Headlines for Saturday, October 23, 2004

  • Red-Hot Habaneros Burns Burke Foes

    It wasn't planned, but a change in race tactics paid off in a 14-1 surprise when Habaneros broke on top in his stakes debut and repelled all challengers in the stretch to win the 1 1/2-mile Carleton F. Burke Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Oak Tree's Santa Anita meet Saturday.

  • 'Devil's Late Move Lands Empire Classic

    Hardwicke Stable's late-running Spite the Devil found himself to be the right horse in the right spot to win Saturday's $250,000 Empire Classic at Belmont Park.

  • Built Up Edges Super Frolic in Spend A Buck

    Raymond Susi's Built Up rallied from just off the pace to take the lead at the top of the stretch and had just enough to win the Spend A Buck Handicap (gr. III) by a head over rallying Super Frolic on Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • McDynamo takes second Breeders' Cup Steeplechase in a row.

    McDynamo Repeats in Breeders' Cup 'Chase

    Defending champion McDynamo became just the second horse in history to win back-to-back runnings of the Breeders' Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I) when he scorched six rivals in the $175,000 event Saturday before a sold-out crowd of 50,000 at Moorland Farms race course in Far Hills, N.J.

  • Aclassysassylassy Finishes FSS Filly Sweep

    Aclassysassylassy completed a sweep of the filly division of the Florida Stallion Stakes, winning the $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths at Calder during the Festival of the Sun.

  • Joe Torre, right, part owner of Sugar Punch, walks the horse to the winner's circle after Sugar Punch, ridden by Edgar Prado, won the Iroquois Stakes at Belmont Park.

    Sugar Punch Sweetens Torre's Tough Week

    IEAH Stable's and Joe Torre's favored Sugar Punch knocked her rivals out of contention with a big move on the turn to easily win the $125,000 Iroquois Handicap for fillies and mares going seven furlongs at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Eddington Takes Turf Debut in Calder Derby

    Making his first start on grass, former Triple Crown contender Eddington squeezed between horses in the stretch to nip the determined pacesetter Bob's Proud Movement by a head for victory in the $200,000 Calder Derby (gr. IIIT) in Florida.

  • Motivator No Surprise in Racing Post Trophy

    Heavily favored Motivator confirmed himself as a Classic contender for trainer Michael Bell next year with an unsurprising 2 1/2-length victory in the Racing Post Trophy (Eng-I) for 2-year-olds at Doncaster Saturday.

  • Changing World Spins to Victory in Violet

    Samuel H. Rogers Jr.'s Changing World took charge at the break and was never headed in winning the $200,000 Violet Handicap (gr. IIIT) at the Meadowlands on Friday night.

  • Storm Flag Flying, could post an historic Juvenile Fillies-Distaff double.

    'Storm Flag' Readies to Fly to Lone Star

    Trainer Shug McGaughey is gearing up Ogden Mills Phipps' Storm Flag Flying for a historic run at the Breeders' Cup Distaff - Presented by Nextel (gr. I) at Lone Star Park. The $2-million Distaff kicks off the eight-race World Thoroughbred Championships.