Headlines for Saturday, October 8, 2005

  • Meadowlands Cancels Due to Heavy Rains

    The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., canceled live racing due to inclement weather after the running of the first race on Saturday night.

  • Singletary tunes up for BC Mile defense.

    Singletary Breaks Away in Oak Tree BC Mile

    Singletary made his case for a repeat in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) with an impressive come-from-behind win in the $249,000 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting Saturday.

  • Captain Squire continues comeback from knee surgery in Ancient Title.

    Captain Squire Earns Ancient Title Salute

    The 6-year-old gelding Captain Squire capped his surprising comeback from knee surgery Saturday when he collected his first grade I win in the $236,000 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup (gr. I) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting.

  • Slop-Loving Watchmon Wins Jamaica 'Cap

    Rain ruined what looked to be a competitive Jamaica Handicap, a grade II event for 3-year-olds at nine furlongs on the turf. The race was switched to the sloppy main track and all but three of the nine entered were scratched. That worked out well for trainer Patrick Reynolds, whose mud-loving Watchmon posted a 1 3/4-length win.

  • Host (8) runs down Vanderlin in deep stretch for Shadwell win.

    Host the Toast of Shadwell Turf Mile

    In his first start since February, the Chilean-bred outsider Host came from last on the backstretch to collar Vanderlin in deep stretch for a neck victory in the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Jockey John Jacinto celebrates longshot Futurity win aboard Dawn of War.

    'War Provides Shock, Awe in Breeders' Futurity

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who lost handicap stars Roses in May and Kitten's Joy to injuries earlier this year, have a Breeders' Cup contender after all. Their overlooked juvenile Dawn of War sprang a major upset in the $500,000 Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Russell Baze to Miss Weekend's Mounts

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze will be off his mounts this weekend after taking a hard fall in the seventh race at Bay Meadows Friday night.

  • Tap Day Motors Home in Meadowlands BC

    Edward P. Evans's Virginia homebred Tap Day rallied through the lane before drawing off to a three-length score in the $500,000 Meadowlands Breeders' Cup (gr. II) on Friday night.