Headlines for Saturday, June 17, 2006

  • Happy Ticket Wins Thriller in Fleur de Lis 'Cap

    Happy Ticket, on the short end of narrow decisions in her past two starts, finally won a close one Saturday when she nipped front-running Oonagh Maccool in a stirring finish to capture the $321,900 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.

  • Dixie Meister, David Flores up, wins the Californian Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Dixie Meister Marches to Californian Victory

    Dixie Meister, who had never won a race outside of Texas, established himself as a contender for the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) with a one-length victory over Super Frolic in the $250,000 Californian (gr. II) on Saturday at Hollywood Park.

  • My Typhoon Overwhelms Mint Julep Handicap

    My Typhoon, ridden by Robby Albarado, rallied from third to grab the lead in the final furlong and score a 1 ¾-length victory in the $115,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the Churchill Downs turf Saturday.

  • Point Determined and Victor Espinoza, left, outrun A.P. Warrior and David Flores to win the Affirmed Handicap  Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Point Determined Gets Grade in Affirmed 'Cap

    In a desperate battle to the wire with A.P. Warrior, jockey Victor Espinoza urged everything he could from favored Point Determined, who responded on the outside to win by a nose in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Trial by Jury Wins Verdict in Dallas Turf Cup

    Trial by Jury rallied late in the stretch to nail 1-2 favorite New Export by a neck in Saturday's $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Lady of Venice Gets Physical to Win Regret

    Favored Lady of Venice bulled her way to the front in the stretch and drew off to a four-length victory in the $229,000 Regret (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies battling on the Churchill Downs turf Saturday.

  • Ebony Breeze Tops Million in Chicago BC Win

    Kinsman Stable's Ebony Breeze rallied off the rail en route to a 1 ¼-length tally in the $157,750 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Jockey Calvin Borel celebrates aboard Seek Gold after a last-to-first come-from-behind win in the Stephen Foster.

    Seek Gold Hits Paydirt in Foster Shocker

    Last at the top of the stretch, Seek Gold closed from out of the clouds to steal the $844,500 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) from Perfect Drift at the wire at odds of 91-1 at Churchill Downs Saturday.

  • Take D' Tour, Cornelio Velasquez up, wins the Ogden Phipps 'Cap.

    Take D' Tour Shows Way in Ogden Phipps H.

    Take D' Tour enjoyed the scenic route on the front end to gain her fourth consecutive victory, a resounding 5 1/2-length triumph in the $300,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • High Cotton Rises to Northern Dancer Victory

    Peachtree Stable's High Cotton, under a vigorous ride from the top of the stretch by Garrett Gomez, surged past the tiring favorite Private Vow at the eighth pole and went on to win the $220,400 Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Churchill Downs.

  • Brilliant's Big Burst Wins Jefferson Cup

    Mill House's homebred Brilliant, the 4-5 favorite, kicked his way to the front at the sixteenth pole and stayed unbeaten on the turf in three starts with a half-length victory in the Jefferson Cup (gr. IIT) for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs Saturday.