Dixie Union Wins Norfolk Stakes
Oct. 11, 1999
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Dixie Union, ridden by Alex Solis, went wide on the turn and still overtook Forest Camp in the stretch for a half-length victory Sunday in the $200,000 Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita.
Dixie Union covered the mile on the turf in 1:35.79.
Forest Camp, who took the lead soon after the start but was passed by Dixie Union near the sixteenth pole, finished four lengths in front of Anees. New Advantage, Slayton and Radix Alis completed the order of finish in the race for 2-year-olds.
The Kentucky-bred Dixie Union, trained by Richard Mandella, earned $120,000.
This was Dixie Union's first race around two turns. His first loss in four tries was to Forest Camp in last month's Del Mar Futurity, where he lost by five lengths.
Dixie Union paid $10.40, $2.40 and $2.10. Forest Camp returned $2.10 and $2.10, while Anees paid $2.10 to show.