2003-08-03 : 10:50 p.m.
Victory! In the Sky.


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Big news of the day was the SKY WAS SECOND IN THE HASKELL!!!! HE'S BACK!!! WOOHOOO!!!!

and in other news, DAMN!

Victory U. S. A. (# 5, 5/2) ran at Del Mar on Sunday, August 3rd, 2003 in Race 5.

Your Notes: VICTORY GALLOP - FORDYCE (COXS RIDGE)

5th Race - Del Mar - Sunday, August 3rd, 2003

Conditions: 6F 6F. FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES TWO YEARS OLD. Weight, 118 lbs. (Non-starters For A Claiming Price Of $32,000 Or Less In The Last 3 Starts Preferred).

Value of Race: $49,000 ($14,700 reverts) 1st $29,400 2nd $9,800 3rd $5,880 4th $2,940 5th $980 Mutuel Pool: $546,101

# Horse A/S M/E Wgt PP St 1/4 1/2 Str Fin Jockey Odds

5 Victory U. S. A. 2 F BL 118 5 2 1hd 11 1/2 14 16 1/2 Smith Mike E. *1.00

9 Hollywood Story 2 F BL 118 9 3 4hd 4hd 31 1/2 22 Stevens Gary L. 9.10

7 Dixie High 2 F BL 118 7 4 31 2hd 21/2 31 1/2 Espinoza Victor 13.50

6 Klassy Katlyn 2 F BL f 118 6 5 61/2 51 42 1/2 43 Krone Julie A. 4.20

4 Vencedora Amiga 2 F BL 118 4 7 9 81 71/2 52 Valenzuela Patrick A. 30.50

8 Triple Fantasy 2 F BL b 118 8 1 2hd 32 61 1/2 61/2 Nakatani Corey S. 14.00

3 Siphonophora 2 F BL 118 3 9 83 73 5hd 72 1/2 Flores David Romero 13.50

1 Copa de Oro 2 F BL 118 1 8 51/2 61 1/2 82 1/2 81 Solis Alex O. 9.10

2 Mazella 2 F B 118 2 6 7 9 9 9 Baze Tyler 15.20

Off Time: 4:09 Start: 9 went. Good for all. Track: Fast Weather: D-Fast 78o

Fractions: :222, :452, :573, 1:101 :222, :452, :573, 1:101 (:22.45, :45.46, :57.76, 1:10.34)

# Horse Win Place Show

5 Victory U. S. A. 4.00 3.40 3.00

9 Hollywood Story 6.40 5.40

7 Dixie High 7.00

Pedigree: 5 - Victory U. S. A., Chestnut Chestnut, 2, by Victory Gallop - Fordyce by Cox's Ridge

Wager Type Payoff Winning Numbers Pool

$1 Pick 3 $387.20 6-4-5 (3 Correct) $120,793

$2 Daily Double $45.40 4-5 $44,362

$1 Exacta $13.20 5-9 $342,505

$2 Quinella $17.20 5-9 $39,845

$1 Superfecta $551.20 5-9-7-6 $122,231

$1 Trifecta $136.80 5-9-7 $341,201

Race Summary

VICTORY U. S. A. had good early speed between horses then dueled inside, inched away on the turn, was mildly ridden along to open up in the stretch and drew off without further encouragement. HOLLYWOOD STORY broke out a bit, chased four wide on the backstretch and outside on the turn, came four wide into the stretch, angled inward in upper stretch and was second best. DIXIE HIGH between horses early, went up to force the pace three deep, stalked outside on the turn and weakened but held third. KLASSY KATLYN chased between horses on the backstretch and outside a rival on the turn and lacked the needed response. VENCEDORA AMIGA dropped back early and trailed off the rail, came out wide into the stretch and improved position. TRIPLE FANTASY had speed outside then dueled between horses on the backstretch and into the turn, came out into the stretch and weakened. SIPHONOPHORA hopped a bit at the start, chased a bit off the rail then outside a rival leaving the turn and did not rally. COPA DE ORO forced the early pace inside then stalked along the rail, dropped back into the stretch and weakened. MAZELLA had speed a bit off the rail then fell back some between horses, was shuffled back into the turn and also weakened.

Owners: 5 - Thomas F. Van Meter, II; 9 - George Krikorian; 7 - William R. Peeples; 6 - Walski, Peter A, and Walski, Barbara.; 4 - Old Friends, Inc., & Winner Silk, Inc.; 8 - The Thoroughbred Corporation; 3 - B. Wayne Hughes; 1 - Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S.; 2 - Becker, Barry and Judith

Trainers: 5 - Bob Baffert; 9 - John A. Shirreffs; 7 - Adam Kitchingman; 6 - Caesar F. Dominguez; 4 - Paulo H. Lobo; 8 - Bob Baffert; 3 - Richard E. Mandella; 1 - Richard E. Mandella; 2 - Jay M. Robbins

Breeders: 5 - George Brunacini (KY); 9 - Vinery (KY); 7 - Donald R. Dizney (FL); 6 - Donald & R. Mary Zuckerman, as Tenantsby the Entireties (KY); 4 - Robert E. Meyerhoff (MD); 8 - The Thoroughbred Corp. (KY); 3 - J. D. Squires (KY); 1 - Everest Stables Inc. (KY); 2 - Hinkle Farms (KY);

All I can say is VICTORY GALLOP IS TURNING INTO ONE HELL OF A SIRE!!!



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