05/11/2011 5:32PM

Belmont Park: Darrin’s Dilemma rolls in New York Stallion

Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Darrin's Dilemma, with Ramon Dominguez up, wins the Times Square division of the New York Stallion Stakes.

ELMONT, N.Y. - Darrin’s Dilemma, bet early and often, lived up to her 1-4 odds with a front-running, 2 1/4-length victory under Ramon Dominguez in Wednesday’s $100,000 Times Square division of the New York Stallion Stakes for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park. Freud’s Honor finished second, three lengths ahead of Warrior Up.

The Times Square was originally scheduled for this past Sunday, but did not have enough entries to be carded.

Wednesday, Darrin’s Dilemma took the lead soon after the start and raced uncontested through a quarter-mile of 23.08 seconds, a half-mile in 46.04, and six furlongs in 1:10.56. Dominguez went to his left-handed whip two times before peeking under his right shoulder and putting the stick away.

Darrin’s Dilemma, a son of Freud owned by Michael Dubb and the Bethlehem Stables of Michael Caruso and trained by Rudy Rodriguez, covered the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.55 and returned $2.60.

Streaker returns in allowance race

Streaker had won the first three starts of her career when she entered the starting gate for last year’s Grade 1 Acorn Stakes. A rough trip resulted in a last-place finish and a lengthy vacation.

Friday, Streaker returns to the races for the first time in 11 months in a third-level allowance race going six furlongs. It will be the shortest distance at which Streaker has raced.

Trainer Shug McGaughey said that Streaker came out of the Acorn “banged up” and was given some time off. McGaughey said he had Streaker ready to run around April 1, but couldn’t find a race for h er.

“I got to train her a little more, and I’m looking forward to running her on Friday,” McGaughey said.

The six-furlong ace also will be the return of Katy Now to the races. Katy Now finished fourth as the favorite in the Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes last summer at Saratoga before finishing 12th of 13 in the Grade 2 Raven Run at Keeneland last Oct. 23.

NYRA to start owners seminar series

The New York Racing Association will kick off a series of luncheons for prospective new horse owners on May 22 at Belmont.

For a $50 fee, those interested in learning how to get into the game as an owner can spend a day at the track beginning at 10 a.m. There will be presentations on becoming an owner, handicapping, barn tours, and multiple opportunities throughout the day to talk with jockeys, trainers, and other horse owners. Registration will be limited and the fee includes a continental breakfast, a buffet lunch, and giveaways.

Horse owner Thomas J. Gallo, who heads the Parting Glass Stable, and former jockey Richard Migliore will host the seminar.

More information and registration are available at www.nyra.com/newowners or from horseman’s relations at 516-488-6000.