Headlines for Saturday, September 18, 2004

  • Speed Tilts as Level Playingfield Takes Sprint

    Level Playingfield, the longest shot in the field of five, stormed from behind under the guidance of John McKee, who took advantage of a fast pace to run down favored Cuvee and win the $100,000 Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Turfway Park Saturday.

  • Ticker Tape Seals Pucker Up With Late Rally

    Ticker Tape, runner-up as the favorite in the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) in her last start, atoned for that defeat with an authorative 2¾-length victory in the $200,000 Pucker Up Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Fogelsonger 6-Pack Includes Lusty Latin in Schapiro

    Jockey Ryan Fogelsonger had a banner day, winning the $150,000 John D. Schapiro Memorial Breeders' Cup Handicap astride Lusty Latin and five other races on Saturday's ten-race Pimlico card. Fogelsonger's six wins topped his previous day's best of five.

  • Susan's Angel Takes Wing for Lukas

    Surprising Susan's Angel collared favored Angela's Love in upper stretch and refused to buckle when challenged late by Mayo On the Side to give trainer D. Wayne Lukas victory in the $175,000 Turfway Park Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for fillies and mares Saturday.

  • Roses in May heads into Breeders' Cup Classic on the heels of fifth straight win in Saturday's Kentucky Cup Classic.

    Late-Blooming 'Roses' Primed for October

    Roses in May could be nicknamed Mr. October, trainer Dale Romans joked prior to the $350,000 Kentucky Cup Classic Handicap (gr. II). After he recorded his fifth straight victory this year in the easiest fashion possible Saturday at Turfway Park, the 4-year-old colt has risen to the top of the handicap division for the upcoming Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Lone Star Park Oct. 30.

  • Teton Forest, with Shaun Bridgmohan aboard, wins the Jerome Stakes, Saturday at Belmont.

    Teton Forest Clearly Best in Sloppy Jerome

    B. Wayne Hughes' Teton Forest gave trainer Bob Baffert back-to-back graded stakes victories when he went gate-to-wire for an unchallenged six-length win in the $150,000 Jerome Handicap (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at sloppy Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Senor Swinger, with Edgar Prado aboard, captures the Belmont Breeders' Cup, Saturday at Belmont Park.

    Senor Swinger Swallows Stroll in Belmont BC

    Senor Swinger pounced on 3-5 choice Stroll in upper stretch and rolled to a convincing four-length victory Saturday in the $197,800 Belmont Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) under rainy skies on the inner Belmont turf course.

  • Feline Story (5), ridden by Edgar Prado, captures the Floral Park Stakes at Belmont Park.

    Well-Timed Kick Tells the Tale for Feline Story

    Favored Feline Story, ridden to well-timed perfection by Edgar Prado, caught a tiring Cologny in the final strides to register a neck victory in the $104,400 Floral Park Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares on a sloppy Belmont Park strip Saturday.

  • Trainer Jennifer Pedersen held on misdemeanor charges.

    Trainer Jennifer Pedersen Held in Menacing

    New York trainer Jennifer Pedersen was arrested Friday at her Aqueduct barn and charged with third-degree menacing, a misdemeanor, after chasing a former employee with a pitchfork, according to New York police.