Jason Shandler

  • Ben's Cat Rallies for Pa. Governor's Cup

    Favored Ben's Cat notched his third stakes win of the season July 30 when he caught pacesetter Cardashi by a neck in the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap July 30 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National

  • Get Serious won the Oceanport in 2009 and 2010 (shown).

    Get Serious Goes for 3rd Straight Oceanport

    Locally-based Get Serious has been off form this season but will try to get back to his winning ways when he goes for his third straight victory in the $200,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 31 at Monmouth Park.

  • Alternation takes on 6 in the Jim Dandy.

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    Alternation, Dominus Headline Jim Dandy

    Alternation leads a field of seven in the Jim Dandy (gr. II) and will face the rapidly improving Dominus as well as Belmont Stakes (gr. I) second and third-place finishers Stay Thirsty and Brilliant Speed.

  • Shackleford

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    Haskell Should Impact 3YO Championship

    Both Shackleford and Ruler On Ice will have a big chance to jump to the top of the 3-year-old division July 31 when they headline the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.

  • Overdriven broke his maiden by 3 1/2 lengths at Belmont Park.

    Overdriven Has Big Chance in Sanford

    Todd Pletcher, who has won three of the last seven editions of the Sanford (gr. II), will have another strong chance when he sends out impressive maiden winner Overdriven July 24 at Saratoga.

  • Royal Delta is the morning-line favorite in the CCA Oaks.<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%3D9532536%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stellar Cast in Short but Strong CCA Oaks

    It drew a short field, but the $250,000 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 23 at Saratoga features five of the best 3-year-old fillies in the nation in a race that could go a long way in deciding divisional honors.

  • Grade I winner Here Comes Ben is among those entered in the James Marvin Stakes.

    Saratoga Opens With Loaded James Marvin Field

    The $100,000 Schuylerville (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies is the feature on opening day of the 40-day Saratoga meet, but the ungraded James Marvin Stakes for older sprinters is the race that has everyone taking notice.

  • Tajaaweed pulls away to take the Arlington Handicap.

    Tajaaweed Grabs Arlington Handicap Victory

    Shadwell Stable's Tajaaweed broke a seven-race losing streak and earned his first stakes win in the United States July 9 when taking over in upper stretch and scoring the $150,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Cape Blanco powers home in the Man o' War.<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%3D9590952%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Cape Blanco Denies Gio Ponti in Man o' War

    European invader Cape Blanco, making his United States debut, denied champion Gio Ponti a third straight victory in the $600,000 Man o' War (gr. IT) when he held him off in the stretch to win by about two lengths July 9.

  • Indiano delivers in the Carry Back at Calder.

    Indiano Delivers in Carry Back

    Indiano, last year's champion 2-year-old in Panama, earned his first U.S. graded stakes victory with a decisive win in the Carry Back (gr. II) July 9 at Calder. One race earlier, Devilish Lady captured the Azalea Stakes.

  • Gio Ponti won the Man o' War in 2009 and 2010 (shown).<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%3D9102014%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gio Ponti Seeks Third Straight Man o' War

    Two-time reigning turf champion Gio Ponti still has a chance to remain one of the division leaders and he can do that while attempting to make history in the $600,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) July 9 at Belmont Park.

  • Celtic Princess wins the Royal Heroine.<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%3D9586388%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Celtic Princess Takes Royal Heroine Mile

    A two-time group I winner and Horse of the Year in her native Brazil, Celtic Princess finally notched her first stakes win in the United States in her sixth try, handily taking the Royal Heroine Mile (gr. IIT) July 4.

  • Wise Dan wins the Firecracker Handicap.

    Wise Dan Scores Firecracker in Turf Debut

    Making his first start on turf in his 10th time out. Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan made a powerful stretch move en route to a 2 3/4-length win in the $203,000 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) July 4 at Churchill Downs.

  • Her Smile wins the Prioress.

    Her Smile Skims Rail, Wins Prioress

    Well beaten in her last two tries, Bobby Flay's Her Smile became a grade I winner July 4 when she rallied from last to score in the $250,000 Prioress Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.

  • Exfactor and Calvin Borel cruise home in the Bashford Manor.

    Exfactor Pulls Away in Bashford Manor

    Exfactor circled the field on the turn, took over at the top of the stretch, and ran away to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $111,500 Bashford Manor (gr. III), the first graded race for 2-year-olds males this season July 2.

  • Flat Out and Alex Solis leave the rest behind in the Suburban.<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%3D9584445%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Flat Out Surprises in Suburban Handicap

    The longest shot on the board in a field of six, Flat Out swept by everyone at the eighth-pole and rolled through the stretch to score the $300,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) by 6 1/2 lengths July 2 at Belmont.

  • Kensei finishes strong to win the Salvator Mile.

    Kensei Breaks Losing Streak, Wins Salvator

    Winless since August, 2009 and dismissed at 15-1 against an accomplished field, Kensei sprung a big upset in the $200,000 Salvator Mile (gr. III) when he came from off the pace under Edgar Prado to win July 2 at Monmouth Park

  • Dominus and Julien Leparoux control the Dwyer at Belmont 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%3D9584392%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dominus an Easy Dwyer Winner

    Beaten in the final jump during his stakes debut in his last start, Dominus was not to be caught this time, as he took the field wire-to-wire to win the $150,000 Dwyer (gr. II) July 2 at Belmont Park.

  • General Quarters won the 2010 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic on the Churchill Downs' turf.<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%3D8937818%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    General Quarters Leads Crowded Firecracker

    General Quarters, who scored the biggest turf win of his career last year at Churchill Downs, returns as the 119-pound high weight in the $175,000 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) on closing day of the 38-day spring meet.

  • Futurity, Matron Return to Belmont Lineup

    The Futurity and Matron (both gr. II), previously held during the fall, both make their reappearance July 3 at Belmont Park after a one-year hiatus. The Futurity drew a field of six, while the Matron attracted seven.

  • Colizeo tries for his first graded win of 2011 in the Suburban.

    Colizeo Looks to Go All the Way in Suburban

    Colizeo looks to be lone speed in the $300,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. I) and the son of Distorted Humor will try to take advantage to pick up his first graded stakes of the season when he meets five others July 2 at Belmont.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom<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%3D9517735%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Animal Kingdom Out for the Year

    After examining a second set of X-rays, it was determined that the leg injury suffered by Animal Kingdom was more serious than initially thought and he will not race again this season.

  • So Elite won the one-mile Charlie Barley Stakes on the Woodbine grass in 2010.

    Casse Tries to Double Up in Dominion Day

    Mark Casse, who won the Dominion Day Handicap (Can-III) a year ago with Marchfield, will have two more chances in the latest edition of the $200,000 race when a field of 11 lines up July 1 at Woodbine.

  • Flashy Lassie rolls home to win the Debutante at Churchill Downs.

    Flashy Lassie, 17-1, Upsets Debutante

    The longest shot on the board at 17-1, Barry L. King's Flashy Lassie came from off the pace to collar Five Star Momma in the late going to take the $109,300 Debutante (gr. III) June 25 at Churchill Downs.

  • Court of the Realm and Eurico Da Silva take the King Edward at Woodbine.

    Court of the Realm Wins King Edward

    Making his stakes debut, Aurora Meadows and Oxbridge Farm's Court of the Realm held off the determined run of Fifty Proof to win the $269,200 King Edward (Can-IIT) June 25 at Woodbine.

  • Buster's Ready cruises to victory in the Mother Goose.<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%3D9576696%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Buster's Ready Rolls in Mother Goose

    Buster's Ready took over at the top of the lane and emphatically repelled the bids of her rivals, including odds-on favorite Joyful Victory, to score the $250,000 Mother Goose (gr. I) June 25 at Belmont Park.

  • Giants Play holds off Zagora to win the New York 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%3D9576681%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Giants Play Breaks Through in NY Stakes

    Giants Play took advantage of an unpressured lead in the early going and had just enough to hold off Zagora to notch her first stakes victory in the $150,000 New York (gr. IIT) June 25 at Belmont Park.