USA: Torgau flops in California.Torgau's racing career in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. got off to a disappointing start when she finished last in the $150,000 Honeymoon Handicap for three- year-old fillies at Hollywood Park on Saturday, writes Dan Farley.
Formerly trained by Giles Bravery and now handled by Jenine Sahadi, Torgau was slowly into her stride under Chris McCarron and, after stalking the pace, dropped to the rear of the field.
The Grade 2 contest went to Classy Cara, ridden by Igi Puglisi, who got up late to beat Kumari Continent by three-quarters of a length.
Winning trainer Doug O'Neill said: "I've had some good horses but never one as good as Classy Cara."
Postponed caused an upset in the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes The Peter Pan Stakes is a race for thoroughbred horses run each year at Belmont Park on Long Island, New York. A Grade II event, it's open to three-year-olds willing to race nine furlongs on the dirt. The Peter Pan carries a purse of $200,000. at Belmont Park on Saturday when defeating market leaders Unshaded and Globalize glob·al·ize
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Jockey Edgar Prado took the winner to the rail inside the straight and got to the front inside the furlong marker to outsprint his more-fancied rivals, from whom he was receiving 10lb.
Winning trainer Scotty Schulhofer, who won last year's Belmont Stakes with Lemon Drop Kid Lemon Drop Kid (foaled 1996) is a Champion American Thoroughbred racehorse. He is among many stakes-winning Thoroughbreds to be descended from Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew. Seattle Slew is the sire of his dam, Charming Lassie. , said: "If everything is right we'll consider the Belmont, but he'll have to pick up a lot of weight for that race."
Welcome Surprise, a half-sister to Summer Squall, was a 19-1 winner of the Grade 3 Dogwood dogwood or cornel (kôr`nəl), shrub or tree of the genus Cornus, chiefly of north temperate and tropical mountain regions, characteristically having an inconspicuous flower surrounded by large, showy bracts which Stakes for three-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs. The winner, ridden by Francisco Torres and trained by Neil Howard, came late to beat Lady Melesi by a head in the extended mile race.
Peach Flat took the Grade 3 All American Handicap at Golden Gate Fields under Jose Valdivia. Golden Gate Fields is a horse racing track straddling both Albany, California and Berkeley, California along the shoreline of San Francisco Bay adjacent to the