Headlines for Sunday, August 20, 2006

  • Siren Lure and Alex Solis win the Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Del Mar.

    Siren Lure Sounds Breeders' Cup Warning

    Sizzling Siren Lure ran down the pacesetting Pure as Gold at the sixteenth pole to win the $298,000 Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) by 2 1/4 lengths at Del Mar Sunday. Declan's Moon, the 3-2 favorite, was eased on the turn of the seven-furlong race.

  • Brother Derek Drills 7 Panels, Nears Return

    Cecil Peacock's Brother Derek worked seven furlongs in 1:26 3/5 Sunday at Del Mar and appears headed toward the $100,000-added El Cajon Stakes Sept. 2 at one mile.

  • Ward On Travers Fence With Strong Contender

    Despite putting in a strong five-furlong workout over the Belmont Park training track Saturday, John Oxley's Strong Contender is still questionable for the upcoming Travers, according to Donna Ward, the wife and assistant trainer for John Ward.

  • Keeneland's Rogers Beasley to Round Table: "Drug testing must remain at the top of our agenda..."

    NYRA: Non-Profit Model is Best Option for Racing

    The year's Jockey Club Round Table conference had a decidedly New York theme, with the New York Racing Association espousing its progress and commitment to Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the state, and a representative of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of Racing in New York saying the panel is carrying out its mandate.

  • Racing Protective Bureau Bolsters Tech Capability

    The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau announced Aug. 20 that it has contracted with InCompass Solutions Inc. to provide information technology services that better enable TRPB to perform wagering analysis and conduct racing and wagering investigations through the monitoring of betting data.

  • Green 'Thumb' Hinges on New York Revenue Model

    Finger Lakes Gaming & Racing will add almost 200 video lottery terminals as part of a $4-million expansion, but a top official with owner Delaware North indicated major racing-related projects, such as installation of a turf course and perhaps a synthetic surface, are closely linked to the VLT revenue model in New York.

  • Saratoga Diary: Old Meets New on Alabama Day

    The classy black silks with cherry red cap of the Phipps Stable flooded under the finish line first in the Alabama Stakes on Saturday. And with the presentation of the trophy to family members in the winner's circle - beneath cloudy skies befitting the politics surrounding the racetrack - memories of the Vanderbilts, Mellons, duPonts, and Whitneys came rushing to the surface.