SARATOGA, N.Y. -- Bill Pape's Divine Fortune collected a second consecutive victory in Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 2) with a carefully timed late move that carried him and jockey Brian Crowley to a two-length victory over Irvin S. Naylor's Decoy Daddy last Thursday afternoon at The Spa.
Having tracked down pace-setting Here Comes Art for more than a mile and three-quarters, All Together met the final fence running and at the urging of jockey Xavier Aizpuru pulled away to a 2 ¼-length victory in last Thursday's $70,000 Jonathan Kiser Memorial Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.
Steeplechase racing inaugurated the Saratoga Race Course season last Sunday at the annual Saratoga Open House, and four new winners were created in an action-packed program at the popular community event.
Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, jumping well under Robbie Walsh, took command after the final fence on Belmont Park's turf course and drew away to a seven-length victory in Sunday's $50,000 William Entenmann Novice Stakes.
For as long as there has been a Santa Claus, there has probably been, at least, one youngster who wants a horse or a pony under their tree on Christmas morning. That made Jesse Bowers no different than any young girl throughout the world.
COLUMBIA -- For a state which does not have pari-mutuel wagering or major flat track racing, South Carolina made the Thoroughbred world take notice of horses which were sent from its sandy soil during the spring.