Headlines for Saturday, October 29, 2005

  • Geronimo Snatches Morvich from King Robyn

    Favored Geronimo, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, swooped late to get the nod over King Robyn and Jungle Prince Saturday in the $100,000 Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita hillside turf course Saturday at the Oak Tree meeting.

  • Record Breeders' Cup Handle Tops $122M

    Preliminary business figures for the 2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships were released Sunday morning showing records were set in all major categories.

  • Alumni Hall Wins Fayette in Keeneland Closer

    Alumni Hall outran the outsider On Thin Ice through the stretch to win the $150,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. III) Saturday as Keeneland ended its 17-day fall meeting.

  • Shirocco Shines in BC Turf Blowout

    The German-bred Shirocco opened up a big lead in the stretch of the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and held off a late rally by Ace to win by 1 3/4 lengths. Favored Azamour was a neck back in third making for an all-European trifecta in the 1 1/2-mile, $2.09 million race at Belmont Park.

  • Artie Schiller Gets It Right in 2005 Mile

    Artie Schiller, who finished 12th in last year's NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), came back as the 5-1 second choice to upset favorite Leroidesanimaux and take this year's edition by three-quarters of a length.

  • Silver Train Stops Lost in the Fog's Streak in Sprint

    The biggest favorite on the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships day program faltered, Lost in the Fog going down at 3-5 odds and finishing off the board in the $1.06 million TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • No Catching Intercontinental in Filly & Mare Turf

    The bettors thought Intercontinental would not like the soft turf but she proved them wrong, going nearly wire-to-wire to win the $972,020 Emirates Airline Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Griffin's Juvenile Win Signed, Sealed, Delivered

    After jockey Edgar Prado got his first Breeders' Cup win in the $1.59 million Alberto VO5 Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) the $1.6 million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) provided the first Breeders' Cup win for trainer Doug O'Neill and rider Garrett Gomez.

  • Folklore Takes Juvenile Fillies for Lukas, Prado

    Favored Folklore took the lead, gave it up, and then reclaimed it en route to a win in the $1.06 million Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Magna Graduate Earns Honors in Discovery

    Magna Graduate won his second straight stakes Saturday at Belmont, coming from off the pace to win the $287,250 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) over favored Scrappy T.

  • BC Day Starts, Gotaghostofachance Grabs Sport Page

    Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships day got started just a few minutes past noon Saturday with one of two undercard races, the $281,500 Emirates Airline Sport Page (gr. III).

  • Miler Leroidesanimaux, Friday at Belmont Park.

    Leroidesanimaux to Race in Bar Shoes

    Leroidesanimaux, the early betting favorite for the $2,025,000 NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will race in bar shoes instead of regular racing plates as originally planned.

  • Cold Day in New York for Breeders' Cup

    It is a cold fall day in New York Saturday morning as the horses are heading to the retention barns for the first time for a Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • More Than Ready Colt Wins Flemington Derby

    Before a record Derby day crowd of 115,600 at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia, Benicio, a Vinery-bred colt by More Than Ready, laid the foundation for a stud career in winning the 152nd Victoria Derby (Aust-I) Oct 29.

  • 'Diva Fever Rises as Three-peat Attempt On

    The first part of the wait is over. Makybe Diva was given the green light Saturday (Oct. 29) to attempt an unprecedented third straight win in the $5 million (Australian funds) Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) Nov 1.