Headlines for Saturday, June 18, 2005

  • Saint Liam, under jockey Edgar Prado, wins the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs.

    Subbing Frankel Wins Foster With Saint Liam

    Trainer Bobby Frankel couldn't have drawn up the running of Saturday's $828,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) any better for Saint Liam in his first start for the Hall of Fame conditioner. Saint Liam shook off pacesetter Presidentialaffair coming off the far turn and romped to a 2 3/4-length victory.

  • Ashado wins Ogden Phipps, Saturday at Belmont.

    Ashado Shines Again in Ogden Phipps Romp

    The champion filly Ashado, the focus of concern after she lost her first two starts in 2005, looked like her old self in the Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park Saturday, defeating her four rivals with ease.

  • Sea Dub ($109.40) Sets Lone Star Record

    Six-year-old gelding Sea Dub posted the biggest upset in a Lone Star Park stakes race when he ran down 9-5 favorite Fullbridled in the final strides of Saturday's $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Indian Ocean Makes Splash in Affirmed Win

    Mercedes Stable's fast-improving Indian Ocean made the four-horse Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) a surprisingly exciting affair, outlasting his more experienced rivals in a tenacious victory Saturday for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park.

  • Lava Man wins the Californian.

    Lava Man Rumbles in Californian Surprise

    Former claiming horse Lava Man poked his head in front on the far turn and inched away for his first graded stakes win in the $250,000 Californian (gr. II) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Unbeaten Happy Ticket Stomps Chicago Foes

    Stewart Madison's undefeated Happy Ticket turned back a talented group of fillies and mares, including defending champion and grade I stakes winner My Trusty Cat, with a 3 ½-length victory in the $175,000 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Don't Get Mad returns to winning ways in Northern Dancer.

    Training Limit No Problem for Don't Get Mad

    Forced to miss a start in the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) last month due to a quarantine caused by equine herpes virus, Don't Get Mad returned to action Saturday with an impressive win as the odds-on choice in the $217,400 Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Rush Bay Roars to Jefferson Cup Victory

    After having a difficult time on the Triple Crown trail earlier this spring, Rush Bay has found a home on the grass. In his second start on the Churchill Downs lawn, the son of Cozzene won the $220,400 Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds Saturday.

  • NYRA Revamps Lasix Guidelines

    Under new New York Racing Association guidelines, the minimum amount of Lasix administered to horses has been reduced and trainer declarations for eligibility for the diuretic will no longer be accepted.