June 4, 1987 |
American jockey Steve Cauthen rode Reference Point to a wire-to-wire victory Wednesday in the 208th Derby classic for 3-year-olds, holding off a late challenge to win the 1 1/2-mile race by a length and a half. Cauthen, who became the first American to win the Epsom Derby in 65 years when he rode Slip Anchor to victory in 1985, pushed the Mill Reef colt to the front as soon as the 19-horse field settled after breaking from the stalls. Mill Reef won the classic in 1971.
June 6, 1990 |
Quest For Fame, a 7-1 chance ridden by English champion jockey Pat Eddery, gave first-season trainer Roger Charlton a dream today by winning the Epsom Derby. On Sunday Charlton, 40, a former stockbroker, saddled Sanglamore, ridden by Eddery, to win the French Derby at Chantilly for the same owner, Prince Khalid Abdulla of Saudi Arabia.
December 7, 1990 |
Defensive Play, a winner of Group races in England who captured the Grade I Man O'War Handicap in his U.S. debut at Belmont Park this fall, heads a field of seven 3-year-olds entered in Saturday's $108,900 Affirmed Handicap at one mile on Hollywood Park's main track. A son of Fappiano who defeated Shy Tom and Ode in the New York stake, Defensive Play will be tried on dirt for the first time in the Grade III Affirmed. He will carry high weight of 123 pounds and jockey Jose Santos.
November 9, 1985 |
Does Estrapade have a chance in the Eclipse Awards voting after the Breeders' Cup? Probably not. Pebbles, the English-bred filly, was too impressive before too many people in winning the $2-million Breeders' Cup Turf Stakes a week ago at Aqueduct. After traffic problems on the final turn, Pebbles stole through on the rail to win the race in course-record time and probably also stole the Eclipse Award away from Estrapade.
January 8, 1987
If the Denver Broncos think they can send the Browns' season to the dogs by winning Sunday's AFC championship game at Cleveland, they're barking up the wrong tree. After all, the Browns are the NFL's original kennel club. Just consider: --Their cornerbacks, Hanford Dixon and Frank Minnifield, bark at opponents after making a good play. --Cleveland fans bark back. Loudly. --One section of Cleveland Municipal Stadium--the bleachers at the open end--is known as the Dog Pound.
February 6, 1990 |
At 18, he rode to the top of the world, a skinny Kentucky boy who captivated racing fans while capturing the Triple Crown astride a horse named Affirmed. Steve Cauthen is nearly 30 now. He rides in England, where his legend has grown to the point that he is revered on both sides of the Atlantic. Three times in 10 years there he has been jockey of the year. With all his phenomenal success, Cauthen still shows no sign of getting off this ride.
June 6, 1985 |
Steve Cauthen became the first U. S. jockey in the last 65 years to win the Epsom Derby when he rode Slip Anchor to an easy victory Wednesday in the 206th running of Britain's premier flat-racing event. A crowd of more than 250,000, including Queen Elizabeth II, watched Slip Anchor cross the finish line more than seven lengths ahead. The colt, a 9-4 favorite in the 14-horse field, led from start to finish and covered the 1 1/2 miles in 2 minutes 36 1/5 seconds.
November 2, 1986 |
A horse with foreign connections was expected to win the $2-million Breeders' Cup Turf Saturday at Santa Anita, and it did. But it wasn't the favorite, Dancing Brave, the winner of eight of his previous nine races, including the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in his last start, and the 1-2 betting choice of the crowd of 69,155. Instead, it was Manila, who went to the post as the 8-1 third choice and whose connections, as his name indicates, lie across the Pacific, not the Atlantic.
November 22, 1987 |
Somehow it's fitting that one of the biggest controversies during Breeders' Cup week at Hollywood Park was over what color silks a jockey was going to wear. It's not a simple story, but it does have a happy ending. It's also a rather silly story, sprinkled with rich people, midnight meetings and a lot of animosity. But most of all it's a Theatrical story, which is the point of all this nonsense.
May 26, 1992 |
Shortly after his stablemate, Exbourne, underwent surgery that could save his life but not his career, Quest For Fame won the $500,000 Hollywood Turf Handicap in near-record time Monday. "He's just coming out of the anesthesia," trainer Bobby Frankel said minutes after the race. "We're just trying to save him, he'll never run again." Then, reflecting on the race, Frankel added: "Exbourne could have handled this bunch pretty good."