Headlines for Thursday, May 11, 2006

  • Hot Siren Lure Seeks Grade in L.A. Handicap

    The former claimer Siren Lure carries top weight of 120 pounds when he faces seven opponents in the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III), a six-furlong test at Hollywood Park on Saturday.

  • Surf Cat Stretches Out in Mervyn LeRoy 'Cap

    Surf Cat, winner of the Swaps Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park last summer, figures to be a prohibitive favorite when he returns to the Inglewood track for the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) Saturday.

  • Wanna Runner 7-5 Choice in Lone Star Derby

    The Bob Baffert-trained Wanna Runner, winner of last month's WinStar Derby, drew the inside rail and was installed as the 7-5 morning line favorite for Saturday's $300,000 Walmac Lone Star Derby (gr. III) at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Wanna Runner 7-5 Choice in Lone Star Derby

    The Bob Baffert-trained Wanna Runner, winner of last month's WinStar Derby, drew the inside rail and was installed as the 7-5 morning line favorite for Saturday's $300,000 Walmac Lone Star Derby (gr. III) at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Monmouth Kicks Off 2006 Season Saturday

    Monmouth kicks off its 61st season of Thoroughbred racing Saturday with 102 horses entered in 11 races, topped by the $60,000 Red Cross Stakes for fillies and mares.

  • Speedy Line-Up Ready to Go in Bold Ruler H.

    Melnyk Racing Stables' Bishop Court Hill, winner of the Carter Handicap (gr. I), is the lone open stakes winner in Saturday's $100,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park.

  • Napravnik Wins Career-Best Five Races

    Apprentice sensation Rosie Napravnik won races on the fast main track and the firm turf, then after the skies opened up, won some more races on the sloppy main track and a wet turf en route to a career-best five winners on Thursday's 10-race card at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Sur La Tete, McDynamo Battle Again in Iroquois

    The best steeplechase horses in America tangle once more in the $150,000 Iroquois Steeplechase (NSA-I) at Nashville, Tenn., Saturday. The 3-mile hurdle stakes drew a field of eight -- unquestionably headlined by Sur La Tete and McDynamo.

  • On-Track Wagering, Handle Up at Tampa Bay Downs Meet

    Growth in on-track wagering, total handle and purse payouts, along with a record-high attendance mark, highlighted the 2005-2006 season at Tampa Bay Downs, the track's 80th year of live Thoroughbred racing.

  • Arkansas Derby winner Lawyer Ron will miss Preakness.

    Lawyer Ron to Miss Preakness; To Have Chip Removed

    Lawyer Ron is scheduled to have a small chip removed from his right, hind ankle May 12 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. The surgery, to be performed by Dr. Larry Bramlage, will force the son of Langfuhr to miss the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico May 20.