Headlines for Sunday, August 28, 2005

  • Leprechaun Kid (near) proves good luck charm in Sunday's Del Mar Handicap.

    Leprechaun Kid Finds Gold in Del Mar 'Cap

    Leprechaun Kid, claimed for $80,000 a month ago, turned out to be a good luck charm for trainer Mike Mitchell and struggling jockey Tyler Baze in Sunday's $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Lost in the Fog going home to California after King's Bishop win.

    Plans Foggy for Star Colt

    Trainer Greg Gilchrist said Sunday that he's not sure where the Lost in the Fog, the undefeated winner of the King's Bishop (gr. I), will race next.

  • West Virginia wins the Philip H. Iselin Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    West Virginia Survives Objection to Win Iselin

    West Virginia surged to the lead with less than a furlong to go and held on to defeat 65-1 outsider Zoffinger in the $190,000 Philip H. Iselin Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) Sunday at Monmouth Park. The winner, ridden by Jose Velez Jr., survived an objection for drifting out into the path of the runner-up.

  • Happy Ticket punches out convincing win on muddy course.

    Louisiana Lightning Strikes in Muddy Ballerina

    The Louisiana invader Happy Ticket made short work of the field in Sunday's $250,000 Ballerina (gr. I) for fillies and mares at muddy Saratoga Race Course, pulling away in the final furlong for her 10th win in 11 career starts.

  • Travers winner Flower Alley to run next in Jockey Club Gold Cup.

    Flower Power: Pletcher Says Gold Cup Next

    Still enjoying the thrill of his Travers (gr. I) victory with Flower Alley, trainer Todd Pletcher has mapped out the colt's next two starts: The $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) on Oct. 1 and the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic, Powered by Dodge (gr. I) Oct. 29, both at Belmont Park.

  • Day, Hawley Help in Canterbury Chapel Drive

    With the help of Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day and Sandy Hawley, Canterbury Park and the Race Track Chaplaincy of America announced that nearly half of its $250,000 fundraising goal for a new chapel has been met.

  • Fasig-Tipton Texas Sale Kicks Off Two-Day Run Monday

    Like most yearling sales thus far this year, the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale will be bigger than last year, and sale company officials are also hoping it will continue on an upward pattern. There are 545 horses catalogued for the auction, an increase of 33.9% over last year's figure of 407. The sale is conducted Monday and Tuesday at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.

  • Offlee Wild

    Offlee Wild Retired to Darley at Jonabell

    Offlee Wild, who won the July 2 Suburban Handicap (gr. I), has been retired after suffering an injury while finishing unplaced in the Aug. 21 Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II).