Jason Shandler

  • Mr. Bowling holds off Z Dager to take the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds.<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%3D9802309%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr. Bowling a Determined Lecomte Winner

    Brereton Jones' homebred Mr. Bowling delivered a game effort in his 3-year-old debut, turning back Z Dager and Shared Property in an exciting finish to win the $175,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds.

  • Dubious Miss takes on seven in the Col. E. R. Bradley 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%3D8897569%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dubious Miss Seeks Breakthrough in 'Bradley

    Eight-year-old gelding Dubious Miss has been close to winning graded stakes numerous times on Fair Grounds' turf course, and he will be given another shot Jan. 21 when he takes on seven in the Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap.

  • Shared Property won the Arlington-Washington Futurity in 2011.

    Triple Crown Prospects Line Up For Lecomte

    The $175,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III), Fair Grounds' first graded 3-year-old race leading up to the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), drew a field of 13, a handful of them thought to be early Triple Crown prospects.

  • My Miss Aurelia in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

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    My Miss Aurelia Lives Up to Expectations

    My Miss Aurelia's championship status was affirmed Jan. 16 when it was announced that My Miss Aurelia had been voted champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, garnering 247 of the 248 total first place votes.

  • Silver Medallion gets up late to win the Ft. Lauderdale at Gulfstream Park.<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%3D9799146%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Silver Medallion Rallies in Ft. Lauderdale

    Silver Medallion continued to show his affinity for the turf, rallying five-wide around the final turn to win his second graded stakes in a row by a neck in the $100,000 Ft. Lauderdale (gr. IIIT) Jan. 14 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Flat Out makes his turf debut in the Fort Lauderdale 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%3D9584444%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Flat Out, Teaks North Top Ft. Lauderdale Cast

    The Fort Lauderdale Stakes (gr. IIIT) not only drew a full field, but many of the entrants are recognizable names with both turf and dirt experience. It should make for an interesting race, as a field of 12 will do battle.

  • Jackson Bend

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    Jackson Bend Draws Rail in Hal's Hope

    Jackson Bend, who reignited his career in the second half of 2011, will try to begin his 5-year-old campaign on the right note when he leads a field of nine in the $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 14 at Gulfstream.

  • Daveron faces a full field in the Marshua's River.<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%3D9649000%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Daveron Leads Jam-Packed Marshua's River

    German-bred Daveron, who won three of her four starts in 2011, will tote top weight of 123 pounds in the $100,000 Marshua's River (gr. IIIT), which drew a full field of fillies and mares Jan. 7 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Apriority (right) overcame a stumble and Zero Rate Policy to win the Mr. Prospector.<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%3D9790908%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Apriority Wins Mr. Prospector Despite Stumble

    Despite stumbling badly at the break and being rushed up into contention, Donald Dizney's homebred Apriority ran down pacesetter Zero Rate Policy to win the Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) by a nose Dec. 31 at Gulfstream.

  • Say a Novena won 3 races in 2011, including the Brandywine Stakes.

    3YOs Get Started in Old Hat, GP Derby

    Awesome Belle, Bet to Win, and Say a Novena, all consistent performers until their most recent stakes efforts, will try to take a step back in the right direction when they contest the Old Hat (gr. III) Jan. 1 at Gulfstream.

  • Finale heads a field of 11 in the Dania Beach Stakes.

    Finale Tries to Bounce Back in Dania Beach

    Finale, who disappointed as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) last month, attempts to rebound when he heads a field of 11 in the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes Dec. 18 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Strike the Gold in the Winner's Circle after the 1991 Kentucky Derby.

    KY Derby Winner Strike the Gold Dead at 23

    Strike the Gold, the 1991 Kentucky Derby winner, was euthanized at Karacabey Stud Farm in Turkey Dec. 13, it was confirmed by the Turkish Jockey Club. The 23-year-old son of Alydar had been the oldest living Derby winner.

  • Pomeroys Pistol faces 7 in the Sugar Swirl.

    Pomeroys Pistol Stands Out in Sugar Swirl

    Pomeroys Pistol, winner of a graded stakes at Gulfstream Park earlier this year and coming off a solid effort in the Breeders' Cup, is the one to beat in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl (gr. III) Dec. 10.

  • Breeders' Cup Marathon winner Afleet Again faces 5 in the Valedictory 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%3D9729403%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    BC Winner Afleet Again Headlines Valedictory

    Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) winner Afleet Again is the headliner in the $150,000 Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) Dec. 4 at Woodbine, but for those looking for a better price there are reasons to look elsewhere.

  • Vexor is the lone graded stakes winner in the Spectacular Bid.<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%3D9688274%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Spectacular Bid Kicks Off Gulfstream Meet

    The Spectacular Bid Stakes has traditionally been the first stakes of the Gulfstream Park meet for 3-year-olds. After a change in the meet schedule, it is now the opening day stakes for 2-year-olds.

  • Gemologist takes control in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Unbeaten Gemologist Scores KY Jockey Club

    WinStar Farm and Todd Pletcher, who won the Kentucky Jockey Club in 2009 with Super Saver before sending him off to win the Kentucky Derby, completed the first part of the double again with Gemologist Nov. 26 at Churchill.

  • Musketier takes the W. L. McKnight Handicap at Calder.

    McKnight: 9YO Musketier Keeps Plugging Along

    Nine-year-old veteran Musketier sat a perfect trip under Luis Saez and held off a late run from a pair of rivals to notch the sixth group/graded stakes score of his career in the $150,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Oregon Lady gets up late to win the My Charmer at Calder.

    Oregon Lady Up Late to Claim My Charmer

    Irish-bred filly Oregon Lady split horses in deep stretch and passed Trip for A. J. a few strides before the wire to claim her first graded stakes win in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap Nov. 24 at Calder.

  • Trainer Todd Pletcher sends out Gemologist in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Gemologist Tops KY Jockey Club Field

    WinStar Farm and Todd Pletcher hope history will repeat itself, as likely favorite Gemologist leads a field of 11 juveniles in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.

  • Blues Street dominates the River City at Churchill Downs.

    Blues Street Much the Best in River City

    Making his second start for trainer Eddie Kenneally, Blues Street poured it on the in the final furlong en route to a decisive 4 1/2-length victory in the $111,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 19 at Churchill.