06/15/2003 11:00PM

Woodbine: Third Day wins via DQ


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - First-time starter Third Day won the $137,750 Victoria Stakes when Gemini Dream was disqualified from first and placed sixth for interference.

Gemini Dream went straight to the front from the outside in the five-furlong dash for 2-year-olds. Favored Stormthebarricade stalked the pace along the rail, but fell at the three-eighths pole after clipping heels with Gemini Dream, who had been angled in heading into the turn.

Gemini Dream opened up a substantial lead after the spill, and cruised home on top by 2 1/4 lengths over a closing Third Day. Bachelor Blues finished another seven lengths back in third, and was placed second. Third Day returned $37.