Headlines for Sunday, August 22, 2004

  • Pleasantly Perfect, ridden by jockey Jerry Bailey, draws away to win the Pacific Classic, Sunday at Del Mar.

    Pacific Classic is Pleasantly Perfect

    Pleasantly Perfect, rebounding strongly from defeat three weeks ago in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II), convincingly took the centerpiece of the Del Mar meeting, the Pacific Classic (gr. I), with a scintillating turn of foot the last quarter mile.

  • Evening Attire runs away with the Sarataoga BC Handicap.

    Evening Attire Ends Drought in Saratoga BC Handicap; Funny Cide Second

    Evening Attire showed once again that he likes Saratoga. The 6-year-old gelded son of Black Tie Affair squared off with last year's champion Funny Cide and Bowman's Band in the stretch and came home a five-length winner in the good time of 2:00.83 in the 1 1/4-mile Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II).

  • Javier Castellano will ride Fortunate Damsel, Heriberto Cedano's first graded stakes starter, in Monday's Lake Placid Handicap at Saratoga.

    Cedano in New Role With Fortunate Damsel in Lake Placid

    Heriberto "Ocala" Cedano, who had worked for Hall of Fame trainer Phil "P.G." Johnson for 33 years, finds himself in a new position when he saddles Fortunate Damsel in Monday's $150,000 Lake Placid Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies at nine furlongs over Saratoga's Mellon turf course.

  • Katies, Dam of Hishi Amazon, Dead

    English champion Katies, dam of Japanese champion Hishi Amazon, was euthanized Aug. 20 at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.