Headlines for Saturday, May 13, 2006

  • With this win in the Los Angeles Handicap, Siren Lure carries jockey Alex Solis to a sweep of graded stakes on Saturday's card at Hollywood Park.

    Solis Sweeps With Siren Lure in L.A. Handicap

    Jockey Alex Solis completed a sweep of the three graded stakes races on the Hollywood Park program Saturday when he guided the former claiming horse Siren Lure to an unlikely victory in the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III).

  • More Than Pretty Wins Open Mind in Initial Turf Try

    More Than Pretty, with Calvin Borel aboard, took to the turf in her first try and rallied in the final stages for a one-length victory over the late charging Handlewoman in Saturday's $117,700 Open Mind for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs.

  • Sur La Tete Gets Job Done in Iroquois 'Chase

    Kinross Farm's Sur La Tete did the dirty work of running down pacesetter Bow Strada on the long run up the backstretch, but still won the $150,000 Iroquois Steeplechase (NSA-I) Saturday.

  • Grey Swallow and Alex Solis win the  Jim Murray Handicap, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Grey Swallow Takes Flight in Jim Murray 'Cap

    The former Irish Derby (Ire-I) victor Grey Swallow delivered a devastating punch in the stretch to leave his opponents far behind in the $250,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.

  • Ah Day May Chase a Piece of Preakness Pie

    King Leatherbury worked Tesio Stakes winner Ah Day five furlongs in 59 seconds at rainy Laurel Park Saturday morning, and the legendary trainer is considering supplementing the Malibu Moon gelding to next Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Wanna Runner Runaway Winner at Lone Star

    Mike Pegram's odds-on favorite Wanna Runner ran his five rivals in the $300,000 Walmac Lone Star Derby (gr. III) into the ground on the far turn and cakewalked through the stretch under Victor Espinoza for an easy win Saturday in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Surf Cat and Alex Solis win the Mervyn Leroy Handicap.

    Surf Cat Pounds Four Rivals in Mervyn LeRoy

    Sent off at odds of 1-5, Surf Cat might have given his supporters reason for concern as he trailed the small field in Hollywood Park's $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) into the far turn. But by the time they reached the stretch, the Bruce Headley-trained 4-year-old colt had overtaken his four rivals and was firmly in control en route to his third successive grade II victory.

  • Tiger, ridden by Eibar Coa, captures the Bold Ruler, Saturday at Belmont Park.

    Tiger Claws Out First Stakes Win in Bold Ruler

    Bishop Court Hill was intent on taking them all the way but favored Tiger, ridden by Eibar Coa, would have none it, overtaking the grade I winner nearing the eighth pole and rolling to victory in the $104,700 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Jockey Chapa Out With Broken Collarbone

    Jockey Roman Chapa suffered a broken collarbone and will be off his mounts for at least six weeks after falling in a racing accident at Lone Star Park on Friday.