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Road to the Champion of Champions


November 24, 2004     E-mail this page to a friend!


THE WINNERS OF THE FOLLOWING RACES EARN AUTOMATIC BERTHS
INTO THE FINALS OF THE $500,000 CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

 RACE  DATE  WINNER

Winter Championship  February 28  Buccaneer Beach

Vessels Maturity   August 7   Mongoose Jet Eye

All American Derby  September 5   Brimmerton

Go Man Go Handicap   September 11  Catchmeinyourdreams

Los Alamitos Championship   October 16   Catchmeinyourdreams*

Refrigerator Handicap  October 29  Silent Overdrive

Los Alamitos Derby  November 5   Be A Bono

MBNA America Challenge  November 6  SLM Snowman

 * As the holder of the Go Man Go berth, Catchmeinyourdreams' Los Alamitos Championship berth reverts to the Z. Wayne Griffin Director's Trials on November 19. There will be three starting berths up for grabs in the Trials.

 All American Derby to be held at Ruidoso Downs; Refrigerator Handicap to be held at Lone Star Park; MBNA America Challenge Championship to be held at Sam Houston Race Park.

 ** The remaining two berths are decided in the Z. Wayne Griffin Director's Trials held on November 19 at Los Alamitos. In the event a horse earns more than one berth or declines to accept the invitation, the open berth will revert to the Z. Wayne Griffin Director's Trials. If there is a dead-heat for first in any of the designated races, the automatic starting berth will be determined by a shake between the two dead-heat runners.

 ** Horses that finish 1-2-3 in a Grade 1 stake, 1-2 in a Grade 2 stake, or win a Grade 3 or restricted Grade 1 stake in 2004 are eligible to enter the Z. Wayne Griffin Director's Trials. A horse not meeting the above criteria can still enter the time trials for a $10,000 supplemental fee. Two-year-old races and 870-yard races are not considered.