- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin on the drama and melodrama of the race of the year. Read Blog
Steve Haskin on the drama and melodrama of the race of the year. Read Blog
In their unfolding battle for supremacy in the national older female rankings, Blind Luck put her nose narrowly in front of Havre de Grace after winning a spellbinding stretch duel in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II).
Tom, Evan and James Scully of TwinSpires.com handicap the Delaware Handicap and Virginia Derby. Both notable grade II races this weekend. Watch Video
Delaware Park will host what could be the matchup of the year so far when Blind Luck and Havre de Grace square off in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) at 1 1/4 miles July 16.
Garrett Gomez will be at Delaware Park July 16 to ride Blind Luck for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) in a much anticipated clash with division rival Havre de Grace.
Californian (gr. II) winner Twirling Candy, Santa Anita Handicap upsetter Game On Dude (gr. I), talented filly Blind Luck (gr. I), and defending titleholder Awesome Gem are among 14 nominees for the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I)
Lenny and Steve review the Triple Crown season, which horse divisions are the best currently, assess the BC Juvenile Sprint and Royal Ascot. Watch Video
With nearly six months in the books we have not solved a whole heck of a lot so far. Fortunately, we have the older females help generate excitement. Read Blog
Blind Luck made Jerry Hollendorfer's 65th birthday a special one when she rallied from last in the stretch to capture the $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) June 18 at Hollywood Park.
Blind Luck pursues her sixth grade I victory when she takes on a familiar cast of top Southern California female competitors in the $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park June 18.
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is hoping his champion filly Blind Luck can give him the perfect 65th birthday present June 18 -- a victory in Hollywood Park's $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I).
Dr. Mark Dedomenico has been selected chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California's medication and integrity committee by the organization's board of directors, it was announced May 28.
Favored Blind Luck overcame a bad stumble at the start to collar Unrivaled Belle in the final strides for half-length win in the $330,900 La Troienne (gr. II) May 6, the first of five graded stakes on Kentucky Oaks Day.
Unrivaled Belle, who upset Kentucky Oaks winner Blind Luck in the 2010 BC Ladies Classic, set for a rematch in the La Troienne.
Liable, the dam of 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and champion Blame, has been named Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
Hollendorfer has been eligible for consideration since 2004 based on the rules of the game. It says here this should be a one-and-done deal for the horseman to enter the Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Read Blog
Steve and Lenny discuss the Rebel Stakes, Life At Ten, the Azeri Stakes, Blink Luck vs Havre de Grace and remember Cathy Roby. Watch Video
Havre de Grace had no problem downing her bitter rival Blind Luck, as she took over approaching the quarter-pole and streaked home a 3 1/4-length winner in the $150,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. III) March 19 at Oaklawn Park
Blind Luck and Havre de Grace clashed four times last year as they became finalists for the Eclipse Award as the nation's top 3-year-old filly. They renew their rivalry in the $150,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.
Always a Princess reprised her front-running victory over champion Blind Luck last month when she kicked away at the head of the stretch and scored a convincing 3 1/4-length win in the $147,000 La Canada Stakes Feb. 13.
Upset as the odds-on choice by Always a Princess in last month's El Encino Stakes (gr. II), champion filly Blind Luck looks to snap a three-race losing streak in the La Canada Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 13 at Santa Anita.
Blind Luck, a daughter of Pollard's Vision, won or placed in all nine of her races, all graded stakes, and was the division's leader by earnings, with $1,679,662. It's easy to see why she was named champion 3-year-old filly.
Always a Princess sprinted away in the lane over Santa Anita's speed-favoring main track and easily captured the $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II) to spoil the 2011 debut of odds-on choice Blind Luck Jan. 16.
Blind Luck, expected to be named champion 3-year-old filly at the Eclipse Awards Monday evening, kicks off her 2011 campaign in the $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 16 at Santa Anita.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Leadership of the stallion crop with 1st 3yos of 2010 was determined by less than $21,000. Some names changed and others made the transition from leading freshman sires of 2009.
Likely 3-year-old filly champion Blind Luck worked six furlongs on Santa Anita's main track Jan. 1 in 1:11 4/5 as she prepares for her 2011 debut in the El Encino Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 16.
Tom, Evan, and James Scully of brisnet.com preview the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) and the La Brea Stakes (gr. 1). Watch Video
The yin and yang of what did and didn't happen in 2010. Read Blog
Jason Shandler looks at the likely 2010 Eclipse Award winners. Read Blog
The robust market for top-end young mares continued during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale as five horses sold for seven-figure prices.
The mare, named Lucky One, is carrying a full sibling to the 2010 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner.
Unrivaled Belle swept past the leaders at the head of the stretch, staving off favored Blind Luck after opening a big lead to win the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.
Selections for the six Friday Breeders' Cup races at Churchill Downs. Read Blog
Lenny and Steve discuss the draw, live longshots, Zenyatta, Blind Luck, and give their picks. Plus, an interview with Eric Guillot, trainer of Filly & Mare Sprint entrant Champagne d'Oro. Watch Video
Rick Porter, who won the Ladies' Classic when it was the Distaff in 2006, seeks a repeat with Havre de Grace, who has established quite a rivalry with likely favorite Blind Luck.
Blind Luck, winner of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), was made the 9-5 favorite for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I). The $2 million race closes out the opening day BC program.
Track superintendent Butch Lehr is confident the track surface will not be an issue
With highly competitive fields from top to bottom, especially the Classic, this year's Breeders' Cup is loaded with intrigue. Read Blog
The stud fee for Pollard's Vision, the sire of multiple grade I winner Blind Luck, will be increased to $12,500 for 2011.
Jason, Tom, and Rich Nilsen of TwinSpires.com preview the Lexus Raven Run Stakes (gr. II). Plus, an early look at the Breeders' Cup Mile and the Ladies Classic. Watch Video
Commentary on Blind Luck, Zenyatta, the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Indiana Derby and Europe. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. View Video
The daughter of Saint Liam rallies from just off the pace to notch her first added-money victory.
We could be seeing the emergence of a superstar in Saturday's Goodwood Stakes.
Blind Luck, whose inspiring rags-to-riches story has garnered her a sizable fan base, is looking to add an eighth graded stakes victory to her resume in the Oct. 2 Fitz Dixon Cotillion Stakes (gr. II) at Parx Racing.
Zenyatta, who has won all 18 of her starts for owners Jerry and Ann Moss and trainer John Shirreffs, is among 14 fillies and mares nominated to the $250,000 Lady's Secret Stakes Presented by TVG (gr. I).
Galen Joseph May, popular assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, was found dead in his apartment in Sacramento, Calif., apparently the victim of a homicide.
Blind Luck, whose nickname was Clover, survived a scare caused by a Great Pyrenees before going through the sale ring and becoming a famous racehorse. Read Blog
Lenny and Steve discuss the return of dirt to Santa Anita, Blind Luck and Evening Jewel, upcoming races, and more. Watch Video
Includes photos of Debussy, Blind Luck, Evening Jewel, Paddy O'Prado, and more. View Slideshow
Blind Luck's Alabama victory added another chapter to her remarkable story