Headlines for Saturday, June 24, 2006

  • Trainers Warren (pictured) and Mel Stute receive 2006 Laffit Pincay Jr. Award.

    Stute Brothers Named Pincay Award Winners

    The Stute brothers, trainers Warren and Mel, have been named winners of the 2006 Laffit Pincay Jr. Award, presented annually to an individual who has served the sport with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination, and distinction.

  • TOC Elects Two New Board Members

    The Thoroughbred Owners of California membership re-elected Martin Bach and Mace Siegel to its board and voted to add new representatives Madeline Auerbach and Harry Pellman in recently completed balloting.

  • Sterling, Janks Highlight Prairie State Festival

    Jockey Larry Sterling Jr. scored a double in the seventh annual Prairie State Festival, Arlington Park's six-race showcase for Illinois-bred Thoroughbreds. Both of the the veteran local rider's victories came on horses he was not originally slated to ride.

  • Memorette and Victor Espinoza win the Beverly Hills Handicap Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Memorette Breaks Through in Beverly Hills

    Memorette, a filly that is often close but seldom wins, finally had her opportunity to shine in the $150,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.

  • Film Maker Rolls Past Rivals in All Along BC

    The millionaire Film Maker, making her 6-year-old debut, overtook her five rivals near the sixteenth pole and went on to a 3 1/4-length romp in the $190,000 All Along Breeders' Cup (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares Saturday at Colonial Downs.

  • Flower Alley, John Velazquez up, wins a soggy Salvator Mile Saturday at Monmouth Park.

    Cloudburst Can't Stop Flower Alley in Salvator Mile

    Melnyk Racing Stables' Flower Alley showed his class in the stretch, powering his way through a cloudburst to a 3 1/4-length victory in Saturday's $150,000 Salvator Mile Stakes (gr. III) at sloppy Monmouth Park.

  • Noble Stella Shows Heart to Win New York BC

    Gary A. Tanaka's Noble Stella led at all calls over a soft turf course Saturday afternoon then dug in to hold off late-charging Angara to win the $182,000 New York Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Belmont Park inner turf course by a neck.