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  • Sam Koza, bugler for the New York Racing Association, calls to the post the inaugural "Winner's Circle" dinner Jan. 26, 1972 Now known as the Eclipse Awards

    BH 100: Inaugural Eclipse Awards

    With the 45th Eclipse Awards having taken place Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, it's remarkable the changes in the event—and coverage—since the inaugural "Winner’s Circle Awards" dinner took place at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York Jan. 26, 1972.

  • NYTB Seats New Board

    New York Thoroughbred Breeders held its first meeting of 2016 Jan. 21. The newly seated board is headed by president Thomas J. Gallo III.

  • Stellar Wind

    Eclipse Nod to Stellar Wind as Top 3YO Female

    Dominating the division in Southern California and a tough-as-nails defeat against the older Stopchargingmaria in the Breeders' Cup was enough for Stellar Wind to be named the Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old filly.

  • Sam Koza, bugler for the New York Racing Association, calls to the post the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner Jan. 26, 1972

    First Time By: Inaugural Eclipse Awards

    With the 45th Eclipse Awards taking place Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, it's remarkable the changes in the event--and coverage--since the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in 1972.

  • Lucy N Ethel leaves the competition behind in the Old Hat Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-vrn2ntK">Order This Photo</a>

    Lucy N Ethel Cruises in Old Hat

    Lucy N Ethel, two-for-two at Parx last year, went wire-to-wire in the Old Hat Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 2 at Gulfstream Park. The daughter of During covered the six furlongs in 1:10.03.

  • Ballet Diva winning the Susan's Girl Stakes.

    Ballet Diva Steps Up in Old Hat

    Jacks or Better Farm's homebred Ballet Diva (by Hear No Evil) goes for career win number five in her graded debut Jan. 2, the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Runhappy<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/TwinSpires-Breeders-Cup-Sprint/i-Czk4Rzm">Order This Photo</a>

    Gary Stevens Up for Runhappy Breeze

    Runhappy, winner of two grade I sprints this year, will attempt a third Dec. 26 in Santa Anita Park's Malibu Stakes. The Super Saver colt breezed seven furlongs Dec. 15 at the California track.

  • Ahh Chocolate bounds home to take the Falls City Handicap.

    Ahh Chocolate Smooth in Falls City

    James Stone's homebred Ahh Chocolate, by Candy Ride, tracked the pace of longshot Gamblers Rose and pounced to win the $200,000 Falls City Handicap Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.

  • Green Gratto holds off Palace to win the Fall Highweight Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-MWRSrch">Order This Photo</a>

    Green Gratto Stuns Fall Highweight Field

    Green Gratto, the longest shot on the board, won the $250,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 26 at Aqueduct. The New Jersey-bred son of Here's Zealous covered the six furlongs in 1:09.95.

  • Pocahontas Stakes winner Dothraki Queen.

    Dothraki Queen Heads Golden Rod

    Dothraki Queen, a grade II winner over the track, heads a field of nine juvenile fillies for the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes Nov. 28 at Churchill Downs.

  • Tonalist.

    Cigar Mile Next for Tonalist

    Robert Evans' Tonalist, fifth in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will likely start next in the Nov. 28 Cigar Mile (gr. I). Also, a deal in 2014 for Lane's End to acquire an interest in the colt has been canceled.

  • Free Spirit's Joy won the 1991 Super Derby.

    Free Spirit's Joy Dead at 27

    Free Spirit's Joy, the winner of the 1991 Super Derby (gr. I) at Louisiana Downs at 28-1, died. The 27-year-old horse resided at the Bradley family's Indian Ridge Farm near Frankfort, Ky.

  • Recepta winning the Noble Damsel at Belmont Park.

    Phillips' Luck: Pair Draws In From AE

    Phillips Racing Partnerships' two Breeders' Cup pre-entries, Recepta and Time and Motion, both were also-eligibles but drew into the Mile and Juvenile Fillies Turf, respectively.

  • Cymric was foaled and raised at Mill Ridge Farm.

    BC Euro Cymric Has Local Ties

    Cymric is the morning-line favorite for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT). Raced in England and France, the son of Kitten's Joy was foaled and raised at Mill Ridge Farm, just about two miles from Keeneland.

  • Love That Jazz

    Championofthenile Heads NY Futurity

    Championofthenile, a $840,000 sale 2-year-old earlier this year, figures to bounce back from his runner-up effort in Belmont's Bertram F. Bongard Stakes in the Oct. 17 New York Breeders' Futurity at Finger Lakes.

  • Lea winning the 2014 Donn Handicap.

    Claiborne Adds Lea, Announces 2016 Fees

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Lea, a grade I winner and earner of $2,182,398, will be retired following the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships and be retired to Claiborne Farm for the 2016 breeding season.

  • War Dancer.

    War Dancer Drops Into Knickerbocker

    War Dancer has faced the best of the older turf division all summer and takes a drop in class Oct. 10 in the nine-furlong Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.

  • Free as a Bird

    Free as a Bird, Ageless Meet Again

    Free as a Bird and Ageless, the one-two finishers in last year's Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes going 5 1/2 furlongs on turf, will meet again at Keeneland Oct. 9.

  • Takeover Target winning Saratoga's Hall of Fame Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-F6NRjbm">Order This Photo</a>

    Joaquin a Factor in Hill Prince

    The impact of Hurricane Joaquin on the New York metropolitan area will play a part in the outcome of the Oct. 3 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT). The nine-furlong race at Belmont Park is for 3-year-olds.

  • Micromanage winning the 2015 Jazil Stakes at Aqueduct.

    Micromanage to Rockridge Stud

    Micromanage, a grade III-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, will stand at Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y., beginning in 2016. His initial fee will be $5,000.