Saturday, September 27, 2003

Crafty Shaw attempts to repeat today at Turfway

The Enquirer and wire reports

Crafty Shaw, 5, finished third behind Perfect Drift and Congaree in the Kentucky Cup Classic two weeks ago and should be the one to beat today when he defends his title in the Grade III $100,000 Turfway Park Fall Championship.

Crafty Shaw hasn't won since February but ran fourth behind Perfect Drift, Mineshaft and Aldebaran in the Grade I Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs.

Crafty Shaw broke his maiden at Turfway and has won three stakes at the Northern Kentucky track since, including last year's Fall Championship.

• Mineshaft and Azeri will be favored to win this weekend and move on to the Breeders' Cup with Horse of the Year honors at stake.

Mineshaft, 4, the top-rated handicap horse, goes for his seventh win in nine starts today in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. The colt takes on four rivals, including Dubai World Cup winner Moon Ballad and last year's Gold Cup winner, Evening Attire.

Azeri, 5, reigning Horse of the Year, tries to extend her winning streak to 12 in the Lady's Secret Handicap Sunday at Santa Anita. • Also, Perfect Drift tops the field for Sunday's Hawthorne Gold Cup at Hawthorne Park. Trainer Murray Johnson has said Perfect Drift will not run in the Breeders' Cup, but the gelding has a win over Mineshaft in the Stephen Foster and is a contender for the older horse championship.

JOCKEY SUSPENDED: Jeffrey H. Faul, a jockey at Great Lakes Downs in Muskegon, Mich., has been suspended from racing for six years by a state panel that determined he used an electrical "buzzer" to win a race.

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