Headlines for Saturday, October 30, 2004

  • Keeneland Shy of Last Year's Record Totals

    On-track wagering and attendance during Keeneland's 17-day fall meeting were the second highest in the track's history but fell short of last year's record-breaking totals.

  • Midway Road Overcomes 'Impact in Fayette

    Midway Road stuck his nose in front at the finish to score a narrow victory in the $161,250 Fayette Stakes (gr. III) Saturday as Keeneland concluded its 17-day fall meeting.

  • Wilko surprises everyone in the Bessemer Trust Juvenile.

    Wilko Pulls Shocker In Breeders' Cup Juvenile

    Wilko, who had won just two of 10 starts in Europe, beat the best 2-year-old colts at Lone Star Park Saturday at odds of 28-1, winning the $1.5 million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Ouija Board Rallies to Win Filly & Mare Turf

    Ouija Board proved those who pounded her to 9-10 odds-on favorite correct in their thinking. What they probably didn't figure on were the incredibly slow fractions that she closed on to win the $1,410,000 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Classy Speightstown Sizzles in Sprint

    Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Speightstown roared to the front in early stretch, opened up a commanding lead, then held off the late run of Kela to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) by 1 ¼ lengths. The son of Gone West covered the six furlongs in 1:08.11.

  • Singletary Rolls to Upset Mile Victory

    Singletary, named for Hall of Fame NFL player Mike Singletary, rolled to the lead leaving the second turn and drew off to an upset victory in the $1.5 million NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Lone Star Park.

  • Host Comes From Fog to Win Knickerbocker

    Evening Attire emerged from the foggy turn for home to take the lead in the stretch, but the Chilean-bred Host finished better to take the $150,000 Knickerbocker Handicap (gr. IIT) on Breeders' Cup Saturday at Aqueduct.

  • Bending Strings Takes Off in First Flight

    Favorite Bending Strings ran down Smokey Glacken in the stretch to win the $150,000 First Flight Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares on Saturday at Aqueduct.

  • Sweet Catomine Impressive in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Score

    Sweet Catomine moved one step closer to locking up the champion 2-year-old filly title with an impressive 3 3/4-length win in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Lone Star Park, stopping the clock in the 1 1/16-mile event in a quick 1:41.65

  • Breeders' Cup Day Starts With a Bang

    Breeders' Cup day started off with a bang, longshot Wishingitwas taking the D.R. Horton Metroplex Mile, the one stakes run at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, prior to the eight World Thoroughbred Championship races.

  • Early Dodge Classic co-favorite Funny Cide, with Robin Smullen at Lone Star Park earlier this week.

    Funny Cide, Pleasantly Perfect, Birdstone Early Classic Favorites

    Based on the approximately $188,000 wagered at Lone Star Park Friday in advance wagering on the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, joint 9-1 favorites were Pleasantly Perfect, who won the $4-million race one year ago, 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Funny Cide and this year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Birdstone.

  • Breeders' Cup Day Kicks Off; Weather Gorgeous

    At 10:35 a.m. (local Central time), D.G. Van Clief Jr. walked to the microphone in the Lone Star Park winner's circle and the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships officially began.

  • Florida Horsemen Hopeful on Slots Referendum

    Horsemen in South Florida remain hopeful voters statewide will approve a ballot measure Nov. 2 that will allow a referendum on racetrack slot machines in Broward and Miami-Dade counties sometime next year.

  • Lone Star communications director Darren Rogers gears up for "biggest day in Lone Star history."

    Record Day in Books, Lone Star Set for Championships

    On the heels of a record wagering day, Lone Star Park was set to host its first Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships with an improved weather forecast and a flurry of activity the morning of the event at the Texas racetrack.