Headlines for Sunday, September 11, 2005

  • Shawanda Brilliant in Prix Vermeille Triumph

    Brilliant Irish Oaks (Ire-I) winner Shawanda turned in another scintillating performance when winning the Prix Vermeille Lucien Barriere (Fr-I) on Sunday at Longchamp.

  • Stellar Jayne continues toward BC return with smooth Ruffian win.

    Stellar Jayne Hardly Rusty in Ruffian Romp

    In spite of her relative inactivity this season for her new connections, Stellar Jayne looked right on target for the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) next month with her front-running score in Sunday's $300,000 Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Unbeaten Shakespeare gets first graded stakes victory with track-record win in Belmont BC 'Cap.

    Shakespeare No Farce; Lowers Belmont Mark

    The undefeated Shakespeare blew past grade I winner Meteor Storm in mid-stretch en route to his first graded stakes victory, a track-record win in the Belmont Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf Sunday.

  • Silver Train on track in impressive Jerome win.

    Chugging Silver Train Leaves High Fly Grounded

    The sprinter Silver Train made short work of the field in the $150,000 Jerome Handicap (gr. II) at one mile for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park Sunday, going gate to wire while pulling away from favored High Fly in the late stages.

  • Sweet Stream Gets Rider for Melbourne Cup

    Sweet Stream, the French-based mare who booked passage to the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) with a convincing victory last week in the Park Hill Stakes (Eng-II) in England, will be ridden Nov. 1 at Flemington by veteran jockey Greg Childs.

  • 'Alex' Auction Items to Benefit Katrina Victims

    Along with the connections of 3-year-old champion Afleet Alex, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has announced a fundraising plan to benefit hurricane relief efforts.

  • Giant's Causeway colt sure to raise a few eyebrows among September buyers.

    Keeneland's Hot Horses: Monday's Select Session

    The select sessions of the Keeneland September yearling sale are a lot like the Keeneland July auction used to be, featuring many of the very best yearlings that consignors have to offer. Following are some of the horses in Monday's select session that are attracting the attention of consignors and buyers.

  • Saint Liam Will Train Up To BC Classic

    Saint Liam, the authoritative winner of the Sept. 10 Woodward (gr. I) at Belmont Park, will make his next start in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic, Powered by Dodge (gr. I) on Oct. 29, according to trainer Richard Dutrow Jr.

  • River's Prayer Breezes Fast for Belmont Matron

    California invader River's Prayer, a newcomer to Belmont Park, breezed a fast four furlongs in :46 4/5 Saturday morning in preparation for Saturday's $300,000 Matron (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.