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  • Toby's Corner takes the Wood over Arthur's Tale, with Uncle Mo finishing 3rd.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9484254%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Toby's Corner Posts Wood Stunner; 'Mo Third

    Less than a month away, the Kentucky Derby was turned upside down when favored Uncle Mo was defeated by Toby's Corner, who passed Arthur's Tale in the final strides to post a shocking upset in the Wood Memorial (gr. I).

  • Win Willy sweeps by Misremembered to win the Oaklawn Handicap.

    Oaklawn 'Cap: Win Willy Upsets Misremembered

    This was nothing like the 56-1 stunner he pulled off in the 2009 Rebel (gr. II), but Win Willy's one-length victory over odds-on favorite Misremembered in the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 9 still qualifies as a major upset

  • Hot Summer powers home in the Comely at Aqueduct.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9484161%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hot Summer Uses Rail to Take Comely

    Under a patient and rail-skimming ride from Luis Saez, Hot Summer took over in upper stretch and bounded home for her first black-type win in the $150,000 Comely Stakes (gr. III) April 9 at Aqueduct.

  • Air Support (left) gets up late to win the Transylvania on opening day at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9482455%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Air Support Up Late for Transylvania Win

    Stuart Janney III's homebred Air Support came from near the back of the field and ran down Great Mills in the final jump to win the $100,000 Transylvania (gr. IIIT) by a nose April 8 on opening day at Keeneland.

  • Weekend Derby Prep Analysis

    A huge weekend of racing like this, which includes three Derby preps and opening weekend of Keeneland, needs little introduction. Let's get right to it.

  • Tampa Bay Derby winner Watch Me Go is the lone stakes winner Illinois Derby.

    Watch Me Go Among 12 in Illinois Derby

    A little more than three weeks ago Watch Me Go was dismissed at odds of 47-1 in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II). Now, the son of West Acre is the horse to beat in the $300,000 TVG Illinois Derby (gr. III).

  • Uncle Mo arrived in New York on Wednesday, April 6, ready for the Wood Memorial.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9478824%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Uncle Mo a Towering Presence in Wood

    The general consensus is that Uncle Mo will have little trouble in the Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 9 at Aqueduct when he takes on nine seemingly overmatched rivals in his final Derby prep.

  • Fabulous Strike<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8394613%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Fabulous Strike Set for Return

    Walter Downey's Pennsylvania homebred Fabulous Strike was entered in an allowance race April 9 at Penn National Race Course, where he will make his first start since finishing second in the Vosburgh (gr. I) in October 2009.

  • Inherit the Gold keeps on rolling in the Excelsior Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9473386%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Inherit the Gold Dominates Excelsior Stakes

    New York-bred Inherit the Gold bagged his fifth consecutive win and scored in his graded-stakes debut when he powered home to a 6 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) April 2 at Aqueduct.

  • Jaycito<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9221904%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Baffert Still Undecided About Jaycito

    Bob Baffert confirmed March 30 that he is leaning toward the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) for The Factor, but was still non-committal about what race his other Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender, Jaycito, would point toward.

  • Pants On Fire outfights Nehro to win the Louisiana Derby.

    Pants On Fire Burns 'Macho Man in La. Derby

    Pants On Fire, the lesser-regarded half of a coupled entry for George and Lori Hall and trainer Kelly Breen, outdueled favored Mucho Macho Man and held off longshot Nehro to win the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II).

  • Summer Soiree cruises to victory in the Bourbonette Oaks.

    Summer Soiree Romps in Bourbonette Oaks

    Summer Soiree had no trouble in her synthetic surface debut, as she dismantled the field in the $100,000 Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) March 26 at Turfway Park and stamped herself a serious threat for the May 6 Kentucky Oaks.

  • Mission Impazible pulls away from the rest in the New Orleans Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9465100%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mission Impazible Returns to Winning Ways

    Mission Impazible, who scored the biggest win of his career at Fair Grounds exactly a year ago, returned to his winning ways with a victory over a strong field in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) on March 26.

  • Cal Nation<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9399468%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Preakness May be Goal for Cal Nation

    WinStar Farm's promising 3-year-old homebred colt Cal Nation will point for the Jerome Handicap (gr. II) with a possible eye toward the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), according to racing manager Elliott Walden.

  • Prince Will I Am faces 6 in the Pan American Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9412735%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Prince Will I Am Tops Pan American Field

    The top four finishers of last month's Mac Diamida (gr. IIT), including the winner, Prince Will I Am, return to face each other in the $150,000 Pan American (gr. IIIT) March 26 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Havre de Grace and Ramon Dominguez take the Azeri at Oaklawn.

    Havre de Grace Downs Blind Luck in Azeri

    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

  • Hilda's Passion pulls away from the rest in the Inside Information.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9455891%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hilda's Passion Sets 7F Record at Gulfstream

    Hilda's Passion took her game to another level March 19 at Gulfstream, setting a new seven-furlong track record when dominating the field in the $150,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. III) under Javier Castellano.

  • Quantum Miss holds off Coax Liberty to win the Cicada at Aqueduct.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9455883%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Quantum Miss Rebounds in Cicada

    Favored Quantum Miss took over at the top of the stretch and held off a late rally by Coax Liberty to win by a half-length in the $100,000 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies March 19 at Aqueduct.

  • Hilda's Passion is the one to beat in the Inside Information.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9403805%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hilda's Passion Looks to Stay in Form

    Hilda's Passion, who is a neck away from being unbeaten in her last four stakes tries, looms as the one to beat in the $150,000 Inside Information (gr. II) March 19 at Gulfstream Park.

  • The Factor in the San Vincente.

    Overflow Field Expected for Rebel

    A large field, led by California shipper The Factor and Southwest (gr. III) winner Archarcharch, is expected for the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 19 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Joes Blazing Aaron leads all the way in the Palm Beach Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9445344%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Joes Blazing Aaron Surprises in Palm Beach

    Joseph Witek's homebred Joes Blazing Aaron, who wired a field of $50,000 claimers on Feb. 17, led from gate-to-wire once again when scoring the $100,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 1 3/4 lengths March 12 at Gulfstream.

  • Uncle Mo starts his year off right in the Timely Writer.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9445145%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Uncle Mo Passes First Test in Timely Writer

    Champion Uncle Mo turned away a challenge from Rattlesnake Bridge and pulled away in the stretch to post an easy 3 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes March 12 at Gulfstream Park in his 3-year-old debut.

  • Mo, Brethren, and the California Question

    Will Brethren put away a seemingly overmatched field and continue his ascent to the top of the division? Who will shoot to the top of the class in California? And will Uncle Mo begin his season in style?

  • Madman Diaries

    Madman Diaries May Scratch From Timely Writer

    Uncle Mo is going to be an overwhelming favorite no matter who he faces in the Timely Writer tomorrow at Gulfstream. However, the ways things are looking now, the undefeated champion may have to face even less than expected.