|Arlington Park Stakes results
THE 'NEWS' IS GOOD IN GRADE III SINGAPORE PLATE
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 9, 2003) -- CresRan LLC's Sue's Good News made amends for her sixth-place finish in last month's Grade III Delaware Oaks with a come-from-behind 1 1/4-length score in the $100,000 Singapore Plate Saturday at Arlington Park. The Grade III race for 3-year-old fillies was clocked in 1:50.53 for the mile and an eighth over a fast track.
Tim Doocy rode the Steve Hobby-trained daughter of Woodman, who picked up her fifth victory in six trips to the post, and the $60,000 winner's share boosted her bankroll to $160,800.
Racing in the middle of the pack through the first three-quarters of a mile, Doocy swung Sue's Good News wide as the field of nine sophomores turned for home.
"I was sitting in behind the leaders," said the Louisiana-based Doocy, who has ridden Sue's Good News in every one of her races. "On the last turn, I was watching the horses. It looked like Eddie Razo (aboard Keeping the Gold) had the most horse and he was the one I was keeping an eye on. I didn't want him to pull away from me before I got a chance to let my filly run. When I got a chance to get her to the outside and gave her a chance to run, she responded real well."
Illinois-bred Keeping the Gold made a five-wide move on the final turn and took a short lead in the stretch but was no match for the winner.
"She ran hard," said Eusebio Razo Jr. of the runner-up. "She's a nice filly. We have no excuse today we just go beat by a better horse. She ran by us like we were standing still."
It was seven lengths back to third-place finisher Meet Me At Midnite. Julie's Prize, Splasha, Lil Scout, Wildwood Royal, Golden Reputashn and Austin's Mom completed the order of finish.
Sent off as the 2-1 favorite, Sue's Good News paid $6.80, $3.60 and $3.20. Keeping the Gold paid $4.20 and $3.40. Meet Me At Midnite returned $4.40.
Arlington Park -- host to the record-breaking 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships and the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- runs a 104-day meet in 2003 through Saturday, Sept. 27. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates seven off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside McHenry, Trackside Rockford, Trackside Waukegan and Longshots featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.
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