Headlines for Saturday, August 7, 2004

  • Artie Schiller Top Choice in Hall of Fame 'Cap

    Although he suffered his first turf defeat of the season in last month's Virginia Derby, Artie Schiller will be odds-on to get back in the winners' circle when he starts in Saratoga's $150,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Handicap (gr. IIT) Monday.

  • Even the Score Out of Pacific Classic

    Even the Score, bothered by foot problems, was dropped from consideration for the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) on Aug. 22 by trainer Vladimir Cerin Sunday. Another prospect for the race, Olmodavor is extremely questionable, according to trainer Richard Mandella.

  • Flores Proves Inspiring in Sorrento Stakes

    Robert and Beverly Lewis' Inspiring successfully stepped into graded stakes company in her second start, winning the Sorrento Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar Saturday while leading all the way with David Flores aboard.

  • Angela's Love Conquers All in Gardenia

    Angela's Love and jockey Mark Guidry took command at the head of the stretch and rolled to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) at Ellis Park Saturday for her first graded stakes victory.

  • Herculated Overpowers Warleigh in Sea O'Erin

    Herculated ran down pacesetter Warleigh in mid-stretch and drew off to win the $150,000 Sea O'Erin Breeders' Cup Mile by a half-length on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Yankee Wildcat Pounces Away in Mister Diz

    The last time he raced at Pimlico, Yankee Wildcat set the five-furlong turf track record. Saturday, on a yielding course, he merely blew away his opposition to win the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes for Maryland breds.

  • Roses In May makes it four-in-a-row with surprise win in the Whitney.

    Roses in May Rings Up Whitney Surprise

    Roses in May and Perfect Drift, the first two finishers in the Cornhusker Breeders' Cup (gr. III) a month ago, produced the same result Saturday in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Sir Shackleton wins the West Virginia Derby, Saturday at Mountaineer Race Track.

    Sir Shackleton Passes Big Test in West Virginia Derby

    The $600,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. III) was the major mid-season test for Sir Shackleton, and he passed it with flying colors with a resounding victory over six other foes in the 1 1/8-mile event for 3-year-olds at Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort.

  • Bwana Charlie crosses the finish line ahead of Pomeroy to win the Amsterdam, Saturday at Saratoga.

    Bwana Charlie Charges to Amsterdam Win

    Heiligbrodt Stable's Bwana Charlie, ridden by Shane Sellers, had favored Pomeroy measured in the stretch, pulling away in the final sixteenth of a mile for a three-quarters of a length victory in the $150,000 Amsterdam (gr. II) for 3-year-old sprinters at Saratoga Race Course.

  • German Million Raider Epalo Enjoying Arlington

    Gary A. Tanaka's Epalo, the first of four European invaders to arrive at Arlington Park for the upcoming Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 14, was on his toes -- alert and interested -- while being walked behind his barn by Elke Schutz Saturday morning.

  • Deal With Horsemen Near, Fair Grounds Says

    An attorney for the Fair Grounds said Louisiana horsemen were on the verge of a settlement Friday night that could spare the New Orleans track from an auction in bankruptcy court later this month over a $90 million video poker judgement.

  • Jerry Bailey becomes all-time wins leader at the Spa.

    Bailey Now Saratoga's All-Time Riding Leader

    Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey became Saratoga Race Course's all-time leading rider Friday afternoon when Mike G. Rutherford's homebred Taittinger Rose won the third race for Bailey's 641st career winners at the Spa.

  • My Trusty Cat, left, closes the deal against Ebony Breeze to take the Honorable Miss by a nose.

    'Cat' Closes to Win Honorable Miss

    My Trusty Cat came with a late rush to nip Ebony Breeze in the tightest of photo finishes Friday afternoon in the Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) for older fillies and mares at Saratoga. Carl Pollard's 4-year-old filly covered the six furlongs in 1:10.37 under strong urging by jockey Pat Day.

  • Dwyer Stakes winner Medallist faces runner-up The Cliff's Edge in Sunday's Jim Dandy at Saratoga.

    Dwyer Rivals Square Off in Jim Dandy

    Medallist and The Cliff's Edge, the one-two finishers in the 1 1/16-mile Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont on July 11 head a seven-horse field for Sunday's nine-furlong Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Saratoga.