Headlines for Sunday, September 5, 2004

  • Supah Blitz (right) holds off Domestic Dispute to win the Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Supah Blitz Springs to Life in Del Mar 'Cap

    Supah Blitz, winless in nine starts this year, became a grade II winner in his first start for new trainer Doug O'Neill while all out to hold off Domestic Dispute in the $250,000 Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap at one mile Sunday.

  • Arvada, ridden by John Velazquez, captures the Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga.

    Saratoga Getaway Weekend Hot for Frankel

    The Bobby Frankel-trained Arvada, making her United States stakes debut, went gate-to-wire to tally a half-length victory in the second division of the $109,300 Glens Falls Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

  • Humaita edges Where We Left Off to qwin the first division of the Glens Falls Handicap.

    Humaita's Big Surge Wins Glens Falls Division

    The long-striding filly Humaita got into gear in mid-stretch to edge 9-10 favorite Where We Left Off by a half-length in the first division of the $110,400 first division of the Glens Falls Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

  • Gary Stevens returned to USA in time to miss riding Grey Lilas to French Grade I victory in the Prix du Moulin.

    Stevens-Less Grey Lilas Wins Moulin for Fabre

    Gary Stevens says he's glad to be back in California, but had he remained in France, he could have given trainer Andre Fabre his first French group I win of the year when Grey Lilas claimed the one-mile Prix du Moulin (Fr-I) Sunday at Longchamp.

  • 'Juvenile Showcase' on Tap at Calder Monday

    The $125,000 Affirmed and $125,000 Susan's Girl divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes at seven furlongs on Labor Day Monday highlight the second Juvenile Showcase program Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • May Gator Takes Dade Turf Classic at Ellis

    Prior to May Gator's 1 1/4-length victory on Saturday in Ellis Park's $75,000 Dade Turf Classic, trainer Steve Flint gave jockey Jesus Castanon one ultimatum.

  • Janet Laszlo Receives Monmouth Award

    Janet Laszlo, a successful owner and breeder at Monmouth Park for the past decade, has been named the 2004 recipient of the Virgil "Buddy" Raines Distinguished Achievement Award.

  • Hurricane Frances is seen in this National Weather Service Doppler radar image taken Sunday.

    Calder Clears Debris, Able to Reopen

    Calder Race Course was forced to close for both live racing and simulcasting from Friday, Sept. 3 through Sunday, Sept. 5 due to the effects of Hurricane Frances.

  • Reba's Gold Retired, to Stand at Creston

    Graded stakes winner Reba's Gold has been retired and will stand the 2005 breeding season at owner Alex Trebek's Creston Farms at a fee to be determined.