|Chauffe Au Rouge Repeats In Retama
Turf Breeder's Cup
(August 9, 2003) - Saturday
night's $50,000 feature at Retama Park drew a field of eight talented
grass specialists, but the old man of the bunch, Chauffe Au Rouge,
proved to be tough once again on the Retama Park lawn.
Eclipsing his own track record, the Cole Norman-trained seven-year-old
charge galloped home in 1:40 & 4/5 for the mile and one-sixteenth.
The margin of victory was two lengths over Kris Havingfunnow.
Roman Chapa made the trip from Shreveport to ride the winner.
“He loves this turf course,” said Chapa. “The
old boy really dug in. He's got heart,” Chapa added.
Trainer Danny Pish sizzled the first three nights of the four
night weekend. Pish, who annually tops the trainer standings at
Retama Park, saddled six winners in three nights to move into a
tie (nine wins) with Steve Asmussen after seven nights of the 48-night
Jockey Jeremy Beasley booted home three winners Saturday to extend
his lead in the rider standings with eleven trips to the winner's