07/13/2003 11:00PM



The Breeders' Cup board of directors Monday agreed to follow the new American Graded Stakes Committee drug-testing policy, which calls for extensive testing for horses racing in graded stakes. Any race that does not conform to the policy will be ineligible for graded status the next year. . . . Trainer Victor Cuadra was suspended 15 days and fined $2,000 by the New York stewards for a postrace clenbuterol positive on one of his runners, April Morning, who finished third in Aqueduct's ninth race on May 2. Cuadra began serving his suspension, which was reduced to 15 days from 30 after he waived his right to appeal, on Monday. . . . Awesome Humor was made the 7-2 morning line favorite in a field of 10 3-year-old fillies for Saturday's $500,000 Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park. The 1 1/16-mile Oaks also includes two unbeaten fillies, Hennie's Song (4-1) and Sue's Good News (5-1).