Headlines for Saturday, September 15, 2007

  • In Gazelle Surprise, Lear's Princess (left) hands Rags to Riches her first defeat since her debut.

    Lear's Princess Dethrones Queen 'Rags in Gazelle

    Lear's Princess won the Gazelle Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park Sept. 16, handing Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Rags to Riches the first loss of her career since her racing debut in June 2006.

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    Miss Macy Sue Masters Tapeta at Presque Isle

    Miss Macy Sue most likely stamped her ticket to the Breeders' Cup World Championships with a convincing victory in the Sept. 15 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes, centerpiece of the inaugural meet at the track near Erie, Pa.

  • Son of Johannesburg Brings $1 Million at Keeneland Day 5

    A handsome son of Johannesburg brought $1 million as the top purchase during the Sept. 15 session of Keeneland's September yearling sale for a racing partnership that includes owners Jim Scatuorchio and Michael Tabor, as the session's gross, average, and median all posted modest gains.

  • Tale of Ekati tells it like it is in Futurity.

    Tale of Ekati Uses Rail to Capture Futurity

    Tale of Ekati had a couple of excuses if he did not score in the $250,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. II). But thanks to a brilliant ride by jockey Eibar Coa and a thunderous move in the final 16th, the 2-year-old colt won the important juvenile prep by two lengths over favorite Kodiak Kowboy at Belmont Park Sept. 15.

  • Dance Away Capote cruises to 'Damsel win.

    Dance Away Capote Clinches Noble Damsel

    Dance Away Capote left no doubts as to who was best in the $113,500 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park Sept. 15. The filly came flying through the stretch to win.

  • Proud Spell wins Matron Stakes.

    Proud Spell Scores Convincingly in Matro

    Proud Spell was a bit further off the pace than she had been in her first two career starts, but a decisive four-wide move around the final turn was plenty good enough, as the Larry Jones-trained filly scored by three lengths in the $250,000 Matron Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 15 at Belmont.

  • Gold Edition Proves Her Mettle in Manikato

    It took a few dramatically unsuccessful attempts for connections to realize that Australia's former champion 3-year-old filly, Gold Edition, would be a senior superstar too, if simply allowed to run. She did that and won the Manikato Stakes Sept. 15.

  • The much-awaited racing debut of The Green Monkey ends in 3rd place finish.

    The Green Monkey Finishes Third in First Start

    It was an inauspicious racing debut for The Green Monkey, who brought a world record $16-million at auction last year. The colt finished third, beaten seven lengths by the winner, Roi Maudit, in the fourth race at Belmont Park Sept. 15.