photo by Ruben Garcia/Coady Photo
photo by Coady Photo
Seabiscuit poster give away at Retama Park featuring
Jockey Ricky Frazier giving autographs to fans for his part as stunt
man in the movie.
photo by Coady Photo |Golden Rhythm Captures $50,000
Margarita Breeder's Cup
(August 2, 2003) -
Saturday night’s feature drew a quality field of seven fillies
and mares at Retama Park. Academic Angel, a Kentucky-bred with impressive
credentials was well-fancied by the public as was second choice
Golden Rhythm. These two finished a neck apart in their last race,
but this time Golden Rhythm got the win picture. At least the majority
of the public had the $9.60 exacta.
Ricky Frazier put the five-year-old daughter of Rhythm in striking
position right out of the gate. Sitting third behind the pace setting
Tyger River, Frazier was content to wait till top of the stretch
to kick his mount into high gear. Royal Academy appeared to be struggling,
falling back to next last in the fist half of the race and had to
fight to hold of Caustic Remark for second.
For Frazier, who sat out the first half of the year for the Seabiscuit
movie, it was a big night. Ricky notched his first win of the year
earlier in the evening on She’s The Future in the sixth race.
“When you have been riding as long as I have, it’s
not so difficult to come back,” Frazier said. Frazier’s
mount got the 1 & 1/16th mile in 1:44.1 over a firm turf course.