Headlines for Wednesday, November 29, 2006

  • Siren Lure, winning the Pat O'Brien Handicap, faces Declan's Moon in the Vernon O. Underwood.

    Siren Lure Faces Champion Declan's Moon in Underwood

    Siren Lure, a sprint specialist who has won five of seven 2006 starts, meets Eclipse Award winner Declan's Moon in Saturday's $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood at Hollywood Park as the 2004 champion 2-year-old returns to the races following a 3 ½-month layoff.

  • Specifically tops third day of action at Tattersalls auction.

    Dam of Speciosa Brings $3.8 Million at Tattersalls

    Specifically, the dam of this year's One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner Speciosa, topped the third session of the Tattersalls December mare sale Nov. 29, bringing a session high price of 1.85 million guineas (about $3.8 million) from John Warren Bloodstock as trade continued in record-breaking fashion.

  • Happy Ticket calls it a day.

    Grade I Winner Happy Ticket Retired

    Happy Ticket, who started her racing career with nine consecutive wins, has been retired from racing and will be sent to the Greathouse brothers' Glencrest Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Storm Cat's Son Tropical Storm to Walmac

    Tropical Storm, who is closely related to successful sire Hennessy, has been relocated to John T.L. Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac Farm near Lexington.

  • Old Forester to T.C. Westmeath in Canada

    Old Forester, a course-record setter at Gulfstream Park and a graded stakes winner, will stand in 2007 at John Carey's T.C. Westmeath Stud near Shelburne, Ontario, Canada.

  • Breeders' Cup Official: All Systems Go for Monmouth

    Breeders' Cup officials visited Monmouth Park in New Jersey for a tour Nov. 28, but they said it wasn't because the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority-operated racetrack was in danger of losing the 2007 Breeders' Cup World Championships as published reports had suggested.

  • Fasig-Tipton Revises Saratoga Calendar

    The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sales will be held Aug. 6-7, bringing the sessions forward by one night as compared to years past.

  • Barbaro Named Sportsman of the Year Candidate by SI

    Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is a possible candidate for <i>Sports Illustrated</i>'s 2006 Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Dec. 4 and featured in the Dec. 11 issue of the magazine.

  • Champion War Emblem's First Winner

    War Emblem, champion 3-year-old male of 2002 after winning the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), was represented by his first winner Nov. 26.