Runaway Stream wins by nose in Breeders'


LAUREL -- Runaway Stream rallied in the final jump to edge Silver Survivor by a nose yesterday in track-record time in the $182,250 Baltimore Budweiser Breeders' Cup at Laurel Race Course.

Runaway Stream gave jockey Rick Wilson his 2,998th career victory by completing 1 1/8 miles in 1 minute, 48 seconds, shaving a fifth of a second off the previous mark, set by Slew City Slew in 1988.

Silver Survivor, who took the lead early in the stretch, finished six lengths ahead of Tricky Creek.

Wind Splitter, carrying 121 pounds as top weight and slight favorite in the field of eight, finished seventh after setting the pace for the first six furlongs.

Runaway Stream paid $14.40, $6.40 and $4.80 and earned $109,350 for owners Sondra and Howard Bender of Bethesda.

Silver Survivor returned $6.60 and $4. Tricky Creek paid $3.80.

"It was a matter of getting a hole to go through," said Wilson. "He fell back farther than I wanted, but when I called on him, he took off."

Yesterday's program was part of "Jockeys Across America Day," which served as a fund raiser for injured jockeys.

Wayne Barnett led all the way and held off Michael Luzzi to wi the Don MacBeth Celebrity and Jockey Dash.

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