05/18/2007 11:00PM

Remarkable News wins eventful Dixie


BALTIMORE - Remarkable News bounded to victory at 6-1 in the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico in a race marred by a breakdown leaving the half-mile pole by the front-runner at the time, Mending Fences, who was ridden by Eddie Castro.

Remarkable News ($13.80), who gave jockey Ramon Dominguez his fourth winner of the day, raced closest to Mending Fences when the horse suddenly broke down in the 1 1/8-mile turf race. Remarkable News was clear of the spill and suddenly opened a big lead as several trailing horses tried to avoid horse and rider, most notably Einstein, who lost jockey Robby Albarado.

Both Castro and Albarado soon walked off on their own power, but it was too early to determine whether Albarado, who was scheduled to ride Curlin in the Preakness, would be able to fulfill that engagement.

Mending Fences suffered a severe fracture of a front ankle, and indications were he would have to be euthanized.

Cosmonaut finished second, and Outperformance was third in a field of 11 older turf horses.