Headlines for Saturday, July 24, 2004

  • Buddy Gil Headed for Wickerr Handicap

    Grade I winner Buddy Gil will return to the grass for the first time since winning last year's Baldwin Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita in the $75,000 Wickerr Handicap at Del Mar, trainer Jeff Mullins said.

  • Musical Chimes, left, cruises past Notting Hill to win the John C. Mabee Handicap, Saturday at Del Mar.

    Musical Chimes Rings True in Mabee 'Cap

    Musical Chimes, winless in seven starts since taking the French One Thousand Guineas (Fr-I) in May 2003, blew past the leaders in the final eighth of a mile to capture the $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap (gr. IT) on the Del Mar turf Saturday.

  • Bedanken, Pettinger Team up to Win Modesty

    Pin Oak Stable's odds-on favorite Bedanken made it two straight over the Arlington Park turf course with a pace-forcing three quarters of a length victory in the $150,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Arlington 'Cap Decision to Senor Swinger

    Robert and Beverly Lewis' Senor Swinger, ridden by Brice Blanc, captured a roughly run edition of the Arlington Handicap (gr. IIT) by a head Saturday at Arlington Park Saturday.

  • Santos Fractures Arm in Paddock Accident

    Jockey Jose Santos will miss at least the first half of the Saratoga meeting after suffering a fractured arm in a paddock accident at Belmont Park on Friday. The injury is to the same arm that cost Santos the entire Spa season in 2001.

  • Soaring Free Flies to 7-Furlong Turf Mark

    Sam-Son Farm's Soaring Free made short work of his five rivals for his ninth win in his last 10 starts at Woodbine in Saturday's $107,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes.

  • Soaring Free Flies to 7-Furlong Turf Mark

    Sam-Son Farm's Soaring Free made short work of his five rivals for his ninth win in his last 10 starts at Woodbine in Saturday's $107,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes.

  • Fusaichi Pegasus Filly Rips Shady Well Foes

    South Bay Cove, from the first crop of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, crushed a small field in Saturday's $160,350 Shady Well Stakes for Canadian-bred 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine.

  • Ellis Park Reduces Purses, Cancels Three Stakes

    Ellis Park will institute a 5% reduction in all overnight purses, including all Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund supplements, beginning July 28 for the duration of the 54-day meeting.

  • Ashado captures the Coaching Club American Oaks, Saturday at Belmont Park.

    Ashado Shines in Muddy Coaching Club

    Multiple grade I winner Ashado reasserted herself atop the 3-year-old filly division with a 4 1/2-length romp over five rivals in the $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at muddy Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Weld Keeps it 'Simple' in American Derby

    Irish trainer Dermot Weld's continued his recent good fortune in the American Derby (gr. IIT) Saturday when Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd.'s Simple Exchange registered a neck victory in the $250,000 race for 3-year-olds at Arlington Park.

  • Doyen's Status Soars with King George Win

    Godolphin's favored Doyen had too much finishing kick for his rivals in Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I), pulling away in the final furlong for a polished three-length victory.

  • Oxleys Buy Filly Maiden Winner Miss Matched

    Miss Matched, probably the most exciting 2-year-old winner of the 2004 Monmouth season when she broke her maiden on July 15, has been sold to John and Debby Oxley, trainer Bill Perry reported Saturday.

  • Salvator Mile Could be Quite an 'Affair'

    Presidentialaffair, a horse for the course on the Monmouth Park main track, returns to graded stakes opposition in Sunday's $100,000 Salvator Mile Handicap (gr. III).