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  • Wise Dan won the 2012 Woodbine Mile by 3 1/4 lengths.

    Wise Dan Heavy Pick for Woodbine Mile Repeat

    Morton Fink's Wise Dan, winner of last year's Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) and Horse of the Year in 2012, drew post four in a field of six as the 2-5 favorite for the $1 million grass test Sept. 15 in Toronto.

  • Title Contender wins the British Columbia Derby.

    Title Contender Shows His Punch in B.C. Derby

    Title Contender, rebounding from a dismal effort in the Canadian Derby (Can-III), snatched the lead from pacesetter Modern and romped to victory in the $144,045 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 8 at Hastings Racecourse.

  • Cleburne (inside) holds off stablemate Smart Cover to win the Iroquois.

    Cleburne Tops All-Romans Surprise in Iroquois

    A pair of longshots trained by Dale Romans for Donegal Racing swept the exacta in the $171,750 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 7 at Churchill Downs when Cleburne edged a fast-closing Smart Cover by a neck.

  • Untapable outfinishes Stonetastic to win the Pocahontas Stakes.

    No Stopping Untapable in Pocahontas Victory

    Untapable, under a patient ride from Rosie Napravnik, collared favored Stonetastic in deep stretch and edged away to a half-length victory in the $150,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Hyper holds off Finnegans Wake to win the Bowling Green Handicap.
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    Hyper Extended in Narrow Bowling Green Tally

    Hyper had his consistency rewarded with his first graded stakes victory in the $250,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) on the inner turf at Belmont Park Sept. 7 as odds-on favorite Boisterous fizzled in the stretch.

  • Title Contender wins the Ohio Derby.

    MacPherson Has Formidable Duo in B.C. Derby

    Craig MacPherson, leading the trainer standings at Hastings Racecourse, sends out a formidable duo in Reporting Star and Bluegrass Pride for the $150,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 8 at the Vancouver track.

  • Del Mar Racing

    Del Mar Handle Up by 5.2%, Attendance Even

    Following on the heels of a robust 2012 season, Del Mar did even better in 2013 with all key business categories finishing on the upswing as the track's 74th summer session came to a close Sept. 4.

  • Egg Drop wins the Yellow Ribbon Handicap.

    Egg Drop Holds On to Yellow Ribbon Victory

    Egg Drop held on to her first stakes victory when she nipped Appealing by a head in the $150,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf Sept. 2 at Del Mar, then survived a long stewards' inquiry into the final stages.

  • Stormofthecentury wins the Turf Monster Handicap.

    Stormofthecentury Strikes in Turf Monster

    Stormofthecentury collared pacemaker Tightend Touchdown in deep stretch to capture the $350,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) in a 28-1 upset at Parx Racing, denying favored Ben's Cat a third straight victory in the race.

  • Lady Cohiba wins the Glens Falls.
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    Front-Running Lady Cohiba Takes Glens Falls

    Front-running favorite Lady Cohiba outlasted the closing White Rose to win the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes, which was taken off the inner turf and contested on a muddy main track on closing day at Saratoga Sept. 2

  • Sweet Reason wins the Spin Away Stakes.
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    Sweet Reason Superb in Sloppy Spinaway

    Sweet Reason confirmed her love for sloppy going when the recent maiden winner splashed away to an easy victory in the $300,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 1 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Alberts Hope won the Best Pal at Del Mar by half a length on Aug. 4.

    Alberts Hope Leads 11 for Del Mar Futurity

    Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) winner Alberts Hope heads a field of 11 juveniles in the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) on Sept. 4, closing day of the 2013 summer stand at the Southern California track.

  • Strapping Groom finishes strong to win the Forego Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2735534217&k=4qGtFNT">Order This Photo</a>

    Strapping Groom Sloshes to Forego Surprise

    Pacesetter Strapping Groom, a $35,000 claim in May, captured the Forego Stakes (gr. I) in a 15-1 upset Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course, surging in the final strides to edge Jackson Bend on a sloppy track.

  • Bashart leads the way home in the With Anticpation.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2731862940&k=W5hVxWT">Order This Photo</a>

    No Catching Bashart in With Anticipation

    Wheeled back in 11 days after breaking his maiden, Bashart led all the way to capture the $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIIT) with style Aug. 29 on the turf at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Nikkis Smartypants won the Royal North on the Woodbine turf on July 28.

    Seaway: Nikkis Smartypants Back on Polytrack

    After leaving her turf rivals behind in the Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) one month ago, Nikkis Smartypants will attempt to do the same thing on Polytrack in the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 31 at Woodbine.

  • Game On Dude and Martin Garcia were all alone at the finish of the Pacific Classic.

    Game On Dude Spectacular in Pacific Classic

    Overcoming concerns about the Del Mar Polytrack, Game On Dude demolished the field by a record 8 1/2 lengths in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) in the most dominant performance of his career Aug. 25.

  • Fed Biz comes home strong to win the Pat O'Brien Stakes.

    Fed Biz Blazes to Track Record in Pat O'Brien

    Fed Biz, flying through the homestretch, caught tiring favorite Goldencents late to win the Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) in track-record time at Del Mar Aug. 25, giving trainer Bob Baffert his fifth win in a row in the race.

  • Obviously holds off He Be Fire N Ice to win the Del Mar Mile.

    Obviously Answers Again in Del Mar Mile Win

    Obviously registered his third consecutive graded-stakes win as the overwhelming favorite in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile, but he had to dig in close to home to hold off a couple of challengers Aug. 25 on the turf.

  • Capo Bastone rallies to upset the King's Bishop Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2721261043&k=2L6bxQg">Order This Photo</a>

    Capo Bastone Delivers King's Bishop Shocker

    Capo Bastone, a colt that had long failed to tap his potential, finally displayed his talent with a roaring finish to capture the $500,000 Foxwoods King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) going away at odds of 28-1 Aug. 24 at Saratoga.

  • Dance to Bristol holds off Book Review to win the Ballerina.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2719391496&k=HgCS2Vc">Order This Photo</a>

    Sizzling Dance to Bristol Captures Ballerina

    Dance to Bristol ran her winning streak to seven races with her first grade I tally in the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes, staving off favored Book Review by a head with determination Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Game On Dude (right) finished 2nd to Dullahan (left) in the 2012 Pacific Classic.

    Dude, Dullahan Clash Again in Pacific Classic

    A six-time grade I winner whose problems with the Polytrack at Del Mar have been well-chronicled, Game On Dude is on the verge of a breakthrough in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 25, trainer Bob Baffert believes.

  • Goldencents will get a new rider for the Pat O'Brien Stakes.

    Goldencents Teams With Rosario in Pat O'Brien

    Goldencents made a solid return to sprinting one month ago when second by a head in the Bing Crosby Stakes, and the Santa Anita Derby winner is back on the Del Mar main track Aug. 25 facing 12 in the Pat O'Brien Stakes.

  • Escapefromreality runs away from Amberjack to win the Albany Stakes.
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    'Reality' Hits Amberjack in Big Apple Triple

    Escapefromreality denied Amberjack a sweep of the Big Apple Triple while earning his first stakes victory, leading all the way in the $150,000 Albany Stakes for New York-breds Aug. 21 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Vagabond Shoes (right) finished second in the Eddie Read.

    Who Will Step Forward in Del Mar Handicap?

    The $150,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 24 presents a golden opportunity for one of seven older colts and geldings to earn an automatic slot in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) this fall.

  • Reneesgotzip sets a track record in the Rancho Bernardo Handicap.

    Reneesgotzip Zaps Track Record at Del Mar

    Reneesgotzip gave trainer Peter Miller every reason to be confident heading into the Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 18 at Del Mar, and his speedy 4-year-old filly showed why with a 4 1/4-length romp in record time.

  • Up With the Birds wins the Breeders' Stakes.

    Up With the Birds Takes Wing in Breeders'

    Heavily favored Up With the Birds, driving to the lead in upper stretch, sprinted away from his rivals to register an impressive 2 3/4-length score in the $484,426 Breeders' Stakes to wrap up the 2013 Canadian Triple Crown.

  • Caroline Thomas wins the Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Stakes.

    Caroline Thomas Takes Lake Placid Due to DQ

    Caroline Thomas picked up the first stakes win of her career when moved up in the $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) due to the disqualification of original winner Nellie Cashman Aug. 18 at Saratoga.

  • Broadway Empire cruises to victory in the Canadian Derby.

    Broadway Empire Smash Hit in Canadian Derby

    Favored Broadway Empire opened an insurmountable lead on his 11 opponents in the $194,272 Canadian Derby (Can-III) and cruised to a three-length victory under Rico W. Walcott Aug. 17 at Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta.

  • Discreet Marq takes the Del Mar Oaks under Julien Leparoux.

    Discreet Marq Streaks to Del Mar Oaks Triumph

    Discreet Marq, invading from New York for trainer Christophe Clement, shot to the lead coming into the stretch and proved best through the lane to register a mild upset Aug. 17 in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT).

  • Princess of Sylmar rolls to victory in the Alabama Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2706410329&k=xJmb5Qm">Order This Photo</a>

    Princess of Sylmar Crowned Queen of Alabama

    Princess of Sylmar likely wrapped up an Eclipse Award as outstanding 3-year-old filly with another sharp victory in the Alabama Stakes Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course, her third grade I victory in a row.

  • Big Blue Kitten rallies for the win in the Sword Dancer.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2706423144&k=Kt9ZcSL">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Blue Kitten Makes Point in Sword Dancer

    Big Blue Kitten, given a patient ride by Joe Bravo, burst through an opening at mid-stretch and swept past Twilight Eclipse late to post a one-length win in the $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) Aug. 17 at Saratoga.

  • Dayatthespa comes home strong to win the Yaddo Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2704418852&k=FJXPjnW">Order This Photo</a>

    Dayatthespa Takes Yaddo Stakes With Style

    Grade I winner Dayatthespa, making a rare appearance against New York-breds, took control in the stretch and held steady for a 1 3/4-length victory in the $150,000 Yaddo Stakes Aug. 16 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Broadway Empire is the 2-1 favorite in the Canadian Derby.

    Broadway Empire Heads Packed Canadian Derby

    Broadway Empire is the 2-1 favorite in a full field of 12 3-year-olds drawn for the $200,000 Canadian Derby (Can-III) Aug. 17, the highlight of the racing season at Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta.

  • Wishing Gate won the San Clemente by by 1 3/4 lengths.

    Rough Task for Wishing Gate in Del Mar Oaks

    Wishing Gate slammed the door on eight rivals last month on opening weekend over the Del Mar turf, but it doesn't figure to be as easy when she faces a full field in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) Aug. 17.

  • Tiz Flirtatious wins the John C. Mabee Stakes.

    Tiz Flirtatious Erases Any Doubt in Mabee Win

    A freshened Tiz Flirtatious made easy work of her four opponents in the $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 11, shaking clear in upper stretch to win without much of a challenge on the Del Mar turf.

  • Corfu wins the Saratoga Special.
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    Corfu Gives Pletcher First Saratoga Special

    Front-running Corfu nipped Wired Bryan by a bare nose in a desperate finish to the $200,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) Aug. 11, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his first win in the race for 2-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Dice Flavor and Garrett Gomez get up late to win the  La Jolla Handicap.

    Gomez, Dice Flavor Roll to La Jolla Surprise

    Jockey Garrett Gomez boldly announced his return to action with a come-from-behind victory aboard 8-1 shot Dice Flavor in a dramatic finish to the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT) on the grass Aug. 10 at Del Mar.

  • Wise Dan takes the Fourstardave for the second year in a row.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2691923191&k=vXJt9sR">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Handles Test in Fourstardave Repeat

    Heavily favored Wise Dan ran his winning streak to eight while rolling to a repeat victory in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course, defeating pacesetter King Kreesa by 1 1/4 lengths Aug. 10.

  • Notacatbutallama takes to the slop and wins the National Museum Racing Hall of Fame Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2690121785&k=ZR92pXS">Order This Photo</a>

    Notacatbutallama Grinds Out Hall of Fame Win

    Notacatbutallama, given plenty of rallying room along the inside, outfought North Slope to capture the off-the-turf National Museum Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. III) on a sloppy main track Aug. 9 at Saratoga Race Course.