SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - V.E. Day won in his stakes debut to give jockey Jose Lezcano his 2,000th victory, yesterday in the $100,000 Curlin at Saratoga Race Course. Trailing the field of nine 3-year-olds into the far turn, V.E. Day swung to the far outside down the stretch and outfinished Charge Now.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Keeneland official says the race track doesn't want construction under way when next year's Breeders' Cup is held there and is putting off plans to build a facility for instant racing. The Lexington Herald-Leader says Lexington's Board of Adjustment granted a 60-day postponement of the track's application for a special permit to build the facility.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers. The trend creates more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching, but also helps entice blue-chip prospects to play in the SEC.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Titans reported for training camp yesterday, and their new coach Ken Whisenhunt says he understands fans want to win now. Whisenhunt says the Titans' goal is hosting a playoff game. The Titans went 7-9 last season.
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