Headlines for Saturday, November 17, 2007

  • Trainer Steve Specht's McCann's Mojave captured the All American at Golden Gate Fields.

    'Mojave Rolls On in All American

    The millionaire McCann's Mojave captured the first graded race contested on Golden Gate Field's new Tapeta Footings main track, fighting back along the inside in deep stretch to win the $150,000 All American Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 17.

  • Joining jockey Ricky Frazier on the occasion of his 3,000th career victory are his fiancée Kennis Weiler and Frazier's 15-year-old son Dylan, on November 17, 2007 at Turf Paradise.

    Ricky Frazier Wins 3,000th Race

    Jockey Ricky Frazier won the 3,000th race of his career via disqualification in the $45,000 Paradise Valley Stakes at Turf Paradise Nov. 17.

  • Odds-on favorite Foxy Danseur drew off to a 2 3/4-length win in the Sharp Cat.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2809510%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Foxy Danseur Wires Sharp Cat

    Odds-on favorite Foxy Danseur shook loose of pace rival Champagne Eyes mid-stretch and drew off to a 2 3/4-length win in the $107,100 Sharp Cat for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park Nov. 17.

  • Criminologist dominates in the Cardinal.

    Criminologist Steals Cardinal Win

    Continuing to display her turf dominance, Criminologist came from off the pace to shed seven rivals Nov. 17 at Churchill Downs, scoring by 2 1/2 lengths in the $150,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) to earn her fourth consecutive victory.

  • Hunting ran down favorite Utopia to take the Stuyvesant Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2809477%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hunting Bags Stuyvestant

    Hunting, a Stuart S. Janney III homebred and the longest price in a field of six, ran down 2-1 favorite Utopia in the final yards of the $108,500 Stuyvesant Handicap (gr.III) at Aqueduct to win by a length Nov. 17.

  • True Metropolitan (blue silks) turns for home on the way to a win in the Autumn Stakes.

    True Metropolitan Wins Autumn

    True Metropolitan entered 2007 hard-pressed to repeat the successful campaign he had a year ago, when the Proud and True gelding took home Champion Older Horse of the Year honors in Canadia by winning seven stakes events.

  • Rojas Hospitalized After Spill

    Jockey Raul Rojas was sent to North Shore University Hospital Nov. 17 after his mount, Bully for Us, unseated the rider in Aqueduct's sixth race, a maiden event for New York-bred 2-year-olds.

  • Sacred Kingdom bested Absolute Champion in the International Sprint Trial (HK-IIT).

    Absolute Champion Goes On

    If a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Sacred Kingdom yesterday dented David Hall's hopes for a repeat win in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (HK-II) with Absolute Champion, the Australian horseman never let on.

  • Student Council

    Student Council Works in Japan

    Millennium Farms' Student Council, preparing for a start in the Nov. 24 Japan Cup Dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, worked a half-mile in :49 on the training track at the Quarantine Center at Shiroi, Japan, Nov. 17.

  • Sacred Kingdom cruises to victory in the Cathay Pacific International Sprint Trial.

    Sacred Kingdom Chases Champ Title

    Sacred Kingdom has just one formidable challenge left -- a race against Australian speed ace Miss Andretti at Sha Tin in three weeks time -- and the right result there will see him claim the title of the world's champion sprinter for 2007.