Headlines for Saturday, October 21, 2006

  • Chicago Riders Razo, Torres Out with Injuries

    Two of the Chicago circuit's top riders, Eddie Razo Jr. and Francisco Torres, are expected to miss up to six weeks of action due to injuries suffered in separate incidents on Saturday at Hawthorne.

  • Catch the Thrill Provides Chill in Princess Elizabeth

    Sam-Son Farm's homebred Catch the Thrill swept past Quiet Action in early stretch, then went on to post an impressive tally in the featured (Canadian) $250,800 Princess Elizabeth Stakes for Canadian-foaled 2-year-old fillies Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Symphony Sid wins the Carleton F. Burke Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Symphony Sid Orchestrates Burke Surprise

    Symphony Sid turned Saturday's 38th running of Oak Tree's Carleton F. Burke Handicap (gr.IIIT) into a laugher on the Santa Anita Park grass, bringing an eight-race losing streak to an end in stakes-record time.

  • Organizer takes the Empire Classic, Saturday at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprocess%3Dgallery%26gallery_id%3D6823%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D612124%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Organizer Straightens Up in Empire Classic

    Majesty Stud's Organizer ended a winless 2006 on Saturday, waking up at the right time to score a 22-1 victory in the $250,000 Empire Classic, the nine-furlong feature on Belmont Park's New York Showcase Day.

  • Wild Gams Stops 'Bettie in Safely Kept BC

    New Farm's homebred Wild Gams came from off the pace to grab the lead in deep stretch for jockey Ryan Fogelsonger, digging in for the final strides to defeat 11-10 choice Wildcat Bettie B in the $200,000 Safely Kept Breeders's Cup (gr. III) Saturday at Laurel Park.

  • Leah's Secret (6) holds on for determined Lexus Raven Run win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprocess%3Dgallery%26gallery_id%3D6823%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D611259%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Leah's Secret Sly Winner of Rich Raven Run

    Leah's Secret emerged from the pack mid-stretch and held off fellow outsider Vestrey Lady to win the $300,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies, creating some huge payoffs at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Brass Hat progressing toward possible return to racing.

    Brass Hat Exercising, Return Possible

    Fred Bradley's homebred Brass Hat, winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) who ran second in the Dubai World Cup (gr. I), has taken his first steps toward a possible return to racing.

  • Classic hopeful Sun King led Saturday work slate for Nick Zito.

    Sun King Leads Zito's Clan to Work Saturday

    Tracy Farmer's Sun King, runner-up in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga, breezed a strong five furlongs Saturday at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), which will be run at the Louisville track on Nov. 4.

  • Bred in Florida by Arthur I. Appleton, David Junior is inbred 4x4 to 1962 US champion juvenile male Never Bend and 4x5 to four-time American leading broodmare sire Prince John.

    Classic Pedigree Profile: David Junior

    Whenever a top European-based runner invades North America for a crack at the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), one of the obvious questions is how well the horse will adapt to dirt. Whether Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) winner David Junior successfully makes the adjustment may depend on whether he takes more after his sire or after his dam.