Headlines for Sunday, September 19, 2004

  • Positive Prize Captures Gottstein Futurity

    Positive Prize took command in midstretch and drew off to a length victory in the $100,000 Gottstein Futurity in stakes-record time at Emerald Downs on Sunday.

  • $320,000 Thunder Gulch Colt Tops Keeneland September's Sixth Session

    The last horse in the auction ring Sunday brought the top price of $320,000 during the sixth session of Keeneland's September yearling sale in Central Kentucky. Robert V. LaPenta's Whitehorse Stables purchased the Thunder Gulch colt, with a member of LaPenta's buying team, David Foye, signing the sale ticket.

  • Classic Stamp Leads Canadian Sweep

    Patrick Husbands and Classic Stamp saved their best for the homestretch, fittingly heading a top-three Canadian sweep in Sunday's $327,500 Canadian Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine.

  • Three Hour Nap, Culinary Win Juvenile Stakes

    Locally based runners bettered the shippers in a pair of grade III stakes for 2-year-olds on the closing day program at Arlington Park Sunday as Three Hour Nap won the $200,000 Arlington-Washington Breeders' Cup Futurity and Culinary captured top honors in the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie.

  • Sightseek continues Belmont success with stunning victory in Sunday's Ruffian Handicap.

    Sightseek Shows No Mercy in Ruffian

    Juddmonte Farms' Sightseek moved to the front on the outside of her rivals at the quarter pole and blasted away from the field for an 11 1/4-length victory in Sunday's $300,000 Ruffian Handicap (gr. I), her fourth grade I win at Belmont Park.

  • Soaring Free Jets to Atto Redemption

    Soaring Free became the first favorite to win the Atto Mile (Can-I) Sunday, avenging his only loss in nine career starts at Woodbine in last year's edition of the $1 million race.

  • Sense of Style remains unbeaten with Matron win.

    Sense of Style Struts Her Stuff in Matron

    Despite her slow break, odds-on favorite Sense of Style, guided by Edgar Prado, remained unbeaten with a facile one-length victory in the $300,000 Matron (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Sunday.

  • Longshot Park Avenue Ball surprises everyone with Futurity win.

    Park Avenue Ball Waltzes to Futurity Surprise

    Able to avoid the early pace duel, overlooked Park Avenue Ball swept up on the outside of his rivals in upper stretch and went on to post a comfortable three-length victory in the $300,000 Futurity (gr. II) at Belmont Park Sunday.

  • Dubleo Double Trouble in Summer Stakes

    Favored Dubleo, trained by Todd Pletcher, scored a front-running victory in the $277,750 Summer Stakes (Can-II) for 2-year-olds Sunday on the Woodbine turf.

  • Few Changes in Indiana's 2005 Date Request

    Indiana's 2005 racing calendar could be summed up in two words: status quo. Earlier this month the Indiana Horse Racing Commission requested proposed race dates from Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs. Both racetracks have asked for Standardred and Thoroughbred dates consistent with their 2004 schedules.

  • Frankie Dettori rides Dubawi to third win in three starts with this victory in the National Stakes.

    Godolphin's Dubawi Wins National Stakes

    Godolphin's Dubawi solidified his place as the favorite for next year's 3-year-old English Classics with an impressive three-length triumph in the National Stakes (Ire-I) for juveniles at The Curragh Sunday.