Headlines for Saturday, August 27, 2005

  • Flower Alley claims first Travers win for Pletcher & Velazquez.

    Flower Alley Glows Brightest in Travers

    Flower Alley overtook a sharp Bellamy Road approaching the eighth pole and edged away to win Saturday's $1 million Travers (gr. I) and give the dominating duo of trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez a first victory in the Midsummer Derby.

  • Unbeaten Lost in the Fog emerges in front again.

    Lost in the Fog Shows Way in King's Bishop

    Undefeated Lost in the Fog did it again while capturing his first grade I victory against an overmatched field in the $250,000 King's Bishop for 3-year-old sprinters at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Vanderlin Surprises in Play the King

    Vanderlin, a 6-year-old son of Halling, made his North American debut a winning one, capturing the (U.S.) $195,206 Play the King Stakes (Can-II) by a head Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Fifteen Rounds Goes Distance in Arlington BC Sprint

    Ken Meeker and Carson Springs Farm's Fifteen Rounds emerged victorious after engaging Elusive Jazz in a stretch-long duel to win the $150,000 Arlington Breeders' Cup Sprint by a neck in stakes-record time of 1:08.51 under jockey Chris Emigh.

  • First Samurai emerges as early Juvenile star with Hopeful win.

    No Hope for Rivals as First Samurai Romps

    An anticipated stretch battle between the unbeaten colts First Samurai and Henny Hughes never materialized when prohibitive choice Henny Hughes offered no response in the $245,000 Hopeful (gr. I) for 2-year-olds Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Leroidesanimaux makes it seven in-a-row with pacesetting Fourstardave win.

    Leroidesanimaux Extends Streak in Fourstardave

    Pacesetting Leroidesanimaux had things all his own way with John Velazquez in the irons Saturday to win the $200,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Saratoga turf for the Brazilian bred's seventh straight victory.

  • Aussie Star Alinghi Highlights Ballston Spa

    Australian sensation Alinghi makes her first North American start against a tough field of 11 other horses in the $200,000-added Ballston Spa Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on the turf.

  • Deshawn Parker Wins 2,000th Race

    Deshawn L. Parker won his 2,000th race when he guided Keeponthesunniside to victory in the third race at Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort.

  • New York Thoroughbred owner Jack Knowlton among panel appointees.

    Knowlton Among Six Named to Key 'Future of NY Racing' Panel

    Thoroughbred owner Jack Knowlton is among six appointments to a newly-created Committee on the Future of Racing announced by New York Republican Gov. George Pataki and state Senate majority leader Joseph L. Bruno on Friday.