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  • Palace Malice wins the Westchester Stakes.
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    Palace Malice Turns Westchester Into Workout

    Palace Malice, a prohibitive favorite at odds of 1-20, made easy work of his three opponents in the $142,500 Westchester Stakes (gr. III) May 11 at Belmont Park in his prep race for the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I).

  • Top Fortitude and Kayla Stra upset the Lazaro Barrera Stakes.

    Top Fortitude Shows Grit in Barrera Stunner

    Top Fortitude, overlooked by bettors at 30-1 after a poor 2014 debut a month earlier, outfought his challengers in the stretch May 10 to post a huge surprise in the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita.

  • Tonalist rolls to victory in the Peter Pan.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TDrjfFN">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist Hits High Note in Sloppy Peter Pan

    His development slowed by a lung infection, Tonalist showed he can be a major contender in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) next month when he crushed the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) May 10 on a sloppy track at Belmont Park.

  • Dan the Tin Man won the 2014 Tom Ridge Stakes.

    Vigil Beckons Cartier Winner Dan the Tin Man

    Dan the Tin Man, game winner of the Jacques Cartier Stakes on opening weekend of the 2014 Woodbine season, returns to the Toronto track May 11 as the 125-pound highweight in the $150,000 Vigil Stakes (Can-III).

  • Nashoba's Gold wins the Honeymoon Stakes.

    Nashoba's Gold Finds Key to Honeymoon Victory

    Odds-on pick Nashoba's Gold, half sister to multiple grade I winner Noshoba's Key, unleashed a terrific closing kick to win the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT) impressively on the Santa Anita Park turf May 4.

  • Fury Kapcori leaves the others behind in the Precisionist Stakes.

    Fury Kapcori Unchallenged in Precisionist Win

    Heavily favored Fury Kapcori earned his first graded stakes win and his fourth victory in a row with a front-running romp in the Precisionist Stakes (gr. III) on the Kentucky Derby day card May 3 at Santa Anita.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Was Flashy From the Start

    From the time he was a foal at Harris Farms in California's Central Valley, California Chrome made sure people noticed him. With his flashy markings, the chestnut colt was easy to spot, but he seemed to seek out attention.

  • Five Iron upsets the Fort Marcy Stakes at Belmont Park.
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    Five Iron Tees Off in Belmont's Fort Marcy

    Five Iron shot to a 19-1 upset in the $150,000 Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park when favored Ghurair failed to fire in his United States debut in one of two graded stakes on the turf on the Derby day card May 3.

  • Nashoba's Gold

    Nashoba's Gold Takes Next Step in Honeymoon

    Nashoba's Gold has done little wrong in three starts since debuting in February, and the half sister to the superb mare Nashoba's Key will get another chance to hone her brilliance in the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Fury Kapcori has won three in a row.

    Fury Kapcori Well-Spotted in Precisionist

    Fury Kapcori, on a three-race win streak for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, looks for his first graded stakes victory in the $100,000 Precisionist (gr. III), the featured event at Santa Anita Park on Derby day May 3.

  • Parranda wins the Wilshire Stakes.

    Newcomer Parranda a Handy Wilshire Winner

    Parranda seems to be enjoying California after her first start for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, coming from off the pace to win the $100,000 Wilshire Stakes (gr. IIIT) going away on the Santa Anita Park turf April 27.

  • Embellishing Bob (center) was awarded the 2014 Derby Trial win after Bayern (inside) was disqualified.

    Embellishing Bob Gets Derby Trial Win on DQ

    Embellishing Bob, stepping up into graded stakes company off a maiden win, won the Derby Trial (gr. III) on the disqualification of Bayern under the lights on the opening night of the Churchill Downs spring meet April 26.

  • Awesome Return wins the 2014 Snow Chief Stakes.

    Awesome Return Makes Most of Gold Rush Day

    Improving Awesome Return took control in the stretch and held sway in the final furlong to earn his first stakes win in the $250,000 Snow Chief, the featured event on the California Gold Rush day card at Santa Anita April 26.

  • Quick Casablanca gets up late to win the Last Tycoon.

    Quick Casablanca Posts Last Tycoon Surprise

    Chilean-bred Quick Casablanca landed his first North American win when he overcame a slow start to nip Fire With Fire and favored Rookie Sensation in the $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita Park turf.

  • Fairplex Plans to Phase Out Sales, Training

    Over the next several months, the Los Angeles County Fair plans to phase out its racing-related activities at Fairplex Park, chief executive officer James Henwood told the California Horse Racing Board April 25.

  • Sherwood Chillingworth, Oak Tree's executive vice president

    Oak Tree Approved to Operate Pleasanton Meet

    The Oak Tree Racing Association is back in the race business following a 3 1/2-year absence with the approval of its application to conduct the Alameda County Fair meet by the California Horse Racing Board April 25.

  • Inimitable Romanee wins the 2014 Bewitch Stakes.  <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-9W29PDL">Order This Photo</a>

    Inimitable Romanee Earns Upset Nod in Bewitch

    Inimitable Romanee, given a patient ride by Alan Garcia, got up at the wire on the far outside to nip Aigue Marine for a 14-1 surprise in the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 24 on the Keeneland turf.

  • Tamarando

    Tamarando Tries Turf in Snow Chief Stakes

    Although his Derby Trail run ended with disappointment, grade I winner Tamarando has a chance to claim a lucrative consolation prize as the likely favorite in the $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes April 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Summer Hit is one of three for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer in the San Francisco Mile.

    Summer Hit Tops Hollendorfer Trio in SF Mile

    Jerry Hollendorfer has a trio of older runners set to go in the San Franciso Mile (gr. IIIT) April 26, led by Summer Hit, as the Hall of Fame trainer attempts to win Northern California's top grass race for the third time.

  • Imperative goes by Game On Dude to win the Charles Town Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3190473451&k=7HFL9SB">Order This Photo</a>

    Dude! Imperative Shocks Charles Town Classic

    Imperative pounced on a softened-up Game On Dude rounding the final turn and proved best in the drive to land a $1 million payday at odds of 26-1 in the Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 19 at Charles Town Races.

  • Flashy American rolls late to win the Sixty Sails Handicap.

    Flashy American Flies to Sixty Sails Score

    Favored Flashy American wore down pacesetter Sonja's Angel in deep stretch to register her first graded stakes win in the $150,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) April 19 at Hawthorne Racecourse.

  • Daring Dancer wins the Appalachian Stakes. <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2443841913&k=xwF3gGm">Order This Photo</a>

    Daring Dancer Wins Appalachian With Key Move

    Daring Dancer, making her first start in nearly six months, remained unbeaten with a daring 2 1/2-length triumph in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT) April 17 at Keeneland.

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    Dude Back On Game for Charles Town Classic

    His reputation restored with a superb win in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Game On Dude looks for a repeat victory in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) the night of April 19 at Charles Town Races.

  • Kid Cruz

    Eight Rivals Try Kid Cruz in Federico Tesio

    Kid Cruz, a four-length winner of the Private Terms Stakes, takes a step toward a possible Preakness (gr. I) start as the 120-pound highweight in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Sweet Swap wins the San Simeon Stakes.

    Sweet Swap Scoots to San Simeon Success

    Favored Sweet Swap became a graded stakes winner over his favored hillside turf course with a front-running tally in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 13 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Stormy Lucy wins the Santa Barbara Stakes.

    Stormy Lucy Soars to Santa Barbara Victory

    Favored Stormy Lucy made her new connections look good when she came from off the pace to catch Miss Serendipity in the final strides to win the Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a neck April 13 on the turf at Santa Anita.

  • Danza and Joe Bravo upset the Arkansas Derby.

    Danza Dominates in Arkansas Derby Shocker

    Danza sent shock waves through the crowd of 63,186 at Oaklawn Park when he took command in upper stretch at odds of 41-1 and rolled to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 12.

  • Bourbonize gets up late to win the Northern Spur Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

    Charging Bourbonize Best in Northern Spur

    In a result that could have implications later in the 3-year-old season, improving Bourbonize got up just in time to edge favored Knock Em Flat by a neck in the $100,000 Northern Spur Stakes April 12 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Tribal Spy comes home strong to win the Las Cienegas at Santa Anita.

    Tribal Spy Ambushes Field in Las Cienegas

    California-bred Tribal Spy successfully stepped into open stakes company April 12 when she came from slightly off the pace to win the $100,000 Las Cienegas (gr. IIIT) at 11-1 odds on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita.

  • Chips All In

    Chips All In Back to Defend San Simeon Title

    Chips All In defends his San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIT) title April 13 at Santa Anita Park in his season debut over the hillside turf course, facing nine opponents in the $100,000 event at about 6 1/2 furlongs.

  • Stormy Lucy

    Santa Barbara Pits Stormy Lucy, Customer Base

    Stormy Lucy, sold privately since her recent win in the Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT), returns to action for her new connections in the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT) April 13 on the Santa Anita Park turf.

  • Lemon Drop Dream wins the 2014 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap.

    Lemon Drop Dream Bursts to Count Fleet Upset

    Lemon Drop Dream, tracking a blistering pace into the stretch, charged home to register a well-timed victory in the $294,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) in his graded stakes debut April 10 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Nine 3-year-old colts were entered in the Arkansas Derby.

    Arkansas Derby Invader Bayern Meets Tapiture

    Tapiture, Strong Mandate, and Ride On Curlin butt heads once more at Oaklawn Park in the The $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 12, and they'll be joined by another new shooter from the Bob Baffert barn in Bayern.