Sunday, March 9, 2003

Seven Four Seven takes Wintergreen



Sam Pollock's Seven Four Seven overcame a wide trip to win her third consecutive race in the Wintergreen Stakes.

Seven Four Seven, 5, trained by Bernie Flint and ridden by Jason Lumpkins, improved her overall record to 9-7-4 in 31 starts and $328,188 earnings.

Earlier, Billy Troilo joined three other Turfway riders this year to reach career milestones when he piloted Just Kiss Me Quick to victory for his 2,000th win.

LOUISIANA DERBY: Vindication, the 2-year-old champion, is out of the picture. So is Toccet, a multiple stakes winner last year. Sky Mesa, undefeated but still unraced this year, is in limbo.

That leaves the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (ESPN, 6-7 p.m.) today in the unlikely position of being the first prep race to help clear up who might be the May 3 Kentucky Derby favorite.

The 1 1/16th-mile race at the Fair Grounds brings together Kafwain from Bob Baffert's high-profile stable and undefeated Badge of Silver, the runaway 10-length winner in the Risen Star Stakes.

Last year, Repent won the Louisiana Derby but was injured after April's Illinois Derby and never made it to the Kentucky Derby.

• Saturday, Lady Tak remained unbeaten with a 3 1/2-length victory over Atlantic Ocean in the $350,000 Fair Grounds Oaks.




XAVIER
No. 11 XU 96, Temple 65
Daugherty: Good as it gets for Xavier
Matta responds to calls for 'Rhino'
Women: Rhode Island 52, Xavier 48

UC BEARCATS
Marquette 70, UC 61
Bearcats' crown slips away
Women: Cincinnati 81, DePaul 64

OTHER BASKETBALL
No. 2 UK 69, No. 3 Florida 67
Simply a Tubby masterpiece
Equipment guy? Mr. Wildcat a cultural icon
Marshall 58, Miami 51
Mich. State 72, Ohio St. 58
Texas holds off Oklahoma
How Top 25 fared, scores
NKU lands GLVC title, Div. II tourney bid
Area players have Purdue in gear
Twelve Villanova players suspended
Stone sits as NCAA again has questions
Jordan to make final Garden appearance
Rookie Williams can't keep quiet

REDS / MLB
Batting order starting to take shape for Reds
Reds 8, Red Sox 8
Kearns latest sidelined by injury
Reds Q&A
Sore elbow made restless spectator of Hudson
Piniella, Baker left their mark
Twins lose Milton for 4-6 months
Applicants want to feed fans

BENGALS / NFL
Lewis accentuates the positive
FB Luchey bolts for Packers
Bengals Q & A
Bears make offer to Slash

PREP SPORTS
Elder succumbs to confident Springboro in district championship
3-pointers save day for Crusaders
Trojans clinch 1st state tourney berth
Fookes earns 400th victory as Rebels win
Campbell Co. clinches first district title since '91
Princeton is pushed, but gains regionals
Hamilton drops St. X in wild one
Centerville dashes Warriors' hopes
Highlands, Dixie Heights unhappy with region draws
Groeschen: Preps Insider
Schmidt: Ky. Preps Insider
Prep playoffs results, schedules

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
OSU spring game tickets go on sale Monday

GOLF
Hoch shares lead with Tway at Doral
Duval diagnosed with vertigo
Woods, Els formidable team
Burk receives award, maintains campaign against Augusta

TRISTATE SPOTLIGHT
Ducks edge Grizzlies 4-3
Seven Four Seven takes Wintergreen
Enquirer Page Two power rankings

ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE
Sports, politics a combustible mix

PLAN YOUR DAY
This weekend's sports on TV, radio