Jason Shandler

  • Shocktime

    Texas-Bred Shocktime Leads Debutante

    Led by undefeated Texas-bred Shocktime, a field of eight 2-year-old fillies was drawn for the $100,000 Debutante (gr. III) June 25 at Churchill Downs. It is the first graded race of the year for juvenile fillies.

  • Joyful Victory

    Joyful Victory Stands Out in Mother Goose

    After Plum Pretty and Royal Delta were taken out of consideration for the $250,000 Mother Goose (gr. I), Joyful Victory is the lone standout in the race for 3-year-old fillies June 25 at Belmont Park.

  • Awesome Gem

    Awesome Gem, Astrology in Iowa Stakes

    With six stakes worth more than $1 million, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino will hold its biggest racing weekend of the year June 24-25, highlighted by the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III).

  • Pool Play captures the Stephen Foster at 36-1.<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%3D9569308%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pool Play, 36-1, Upsets Stephen Foster

    William S. Farish Jr.'s Pool Play, making his first start on dirt in his 28th career start, pulled a 36-1 shocker in the $561,300 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 18 at Churchill Downs.

  • Scotus pulls away to take the Matt Winn.<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%3D9569286%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Scotus Rallies to Score Matt Winn

    Peter Callahan's Scotus made a winning stakes debut June 18 when he took over inside the sixteenth-pole to score by one length in the $138,500 Matt Winn (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

  • Awesome Maria flies to victory in the Ogden Phipps 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%3D9569285%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Awesome Maria Much the Best in Ogden Phipps

    Awesome Maria remained perfect in four starts in 2011 and notched her first grade I win when she kicked away in the stretch to post an easy victory in the $250,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap June 18 at Belmont Park.

  • Banned won his last race, the American Turf, by 4 1/2-lengths.<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%3D9516724%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Banned Stands Out in Jefferson Cup

    Glen Hill Farm's Banned, a smashing winner of the American Turf (gr. IIT) in his most recent start, returns to Churchill Downs as the heavy favorite for the $100,000 Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT) on June 18.

  • Air Support won the Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland in April.

    Air Support Cuts Back for Hill Prince

    Stuart Janney III's homebred Air Support, a graded stakes winner on the Belmont turf a year ago, returns to New York as the one to beat in the $100,000 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) on June 18.

  • Giant Oak will carry top weight of 122 pounds in the Stephen Foster.<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%3D9395106%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stephen Foster Key Race in Handicap Division

    Nearly six months into the season, the handicap division is still looking for a clear-cut leader. With a breakout performance in the Stephen Foster Handicap June 18, there is an opportunity for someone to assume that role.

  • Mission Approved upsets the Woodford Reserve Manhattan 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%3D9561760%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mission Approved, 21-1, a Manhattan Shocker

    Mission Approved, claimed for $35,000 two starts back and making his first start in 11 months, went wire-to-wire to pull a 21-1 shocker in the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) June 11 at Belmont Park.

  • Courageous Cat pulls away to win the Poker.<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%3D9561132%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Courageous Cat Romps in Poker Stakes

    Pam and Martin Wygod's homebred Courageous Cat took over from pacesetter Yield Bogey nearing the eighth-pole and cruised to victory in the $100,000 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 10 at Belmont Park.

  • Animal Kingdom 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%3D9558379%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Belmont Preview: Animal Kingdom One to Beat

    If many of the names in the Belmont (gr. I) look familiar, that's because they should. For the first time in history, the top seven finishers from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) have returned for the final leg of the Triple Crown

  • Uncle Mo at WinStar Farm<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%3D9556215%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Uncle Mo to Begin Light Training Next Week

    Uncle Mo, the champion 2-year-old male of 2010, continues to exhibit positive signs of improving health and is on target to resume light training in about 10 days, WinStar Farm president Elliott Walden said June 7.

  • Salty Strike wins the Dogwood Stakes.

    Salty Strike Makes the Grade in Dogwood

    Two weeks after demolishing a field of optional claimers, Craig Singer's homebred filly Salty Strike became a graded stakes winner, as she returned to Churchill Downs June 4 to take the Dogwood (gr. III) by 3 3/4 lengths.

  • Inglorious preparing for the Oaks at Woodbine.

    Inglorious Leads Woodbine Oaks Lineup

    Inglorious, undefeated in three starts over the local Polytrack, is the horse to beat in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies June 5.

  • Tizway wins the Met Mile

    Tizway Cruises in Met Mile

    William Clifton Jr.'s Tizway took over approaching the quarter pole and opened up in the stretch to post a decisive victory in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) on Memorial Day at Belmont Park.

  • Sassys Image wins the Winning Colors.

    Sassy Image Bags Another Stakes at Churchill

    Sassy Image made her win in the grade I Humana Distaff look easy earlier this month at Churchill, but she was pushed to the limit by longshot Beat the Blues May 30 before prevailing by a neck in the Winning Colors (gr. III).

  • Willcox Inn streaks home in the Arlington Classic.

    Willcox Inn Victorious in Arlington Classic

    Before May 28, Willcox Inn was best known as a horse whose lone win came against Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom. But in scoring the Arlington Classic, the son of Harlan's Holiday is beginning to write his own legacy.

  • Keertana (rail) takes the Louisville Handicap by a nose over Bearpath (outside) and Guys Reward.

    Keertana Turns Back Boys in Louisville 'Cap

    In a thrilling photo finish in which three horses were separated by the narrowest of margins, it was the 5-year-old mare Keertana who prevailed over her male rivals in the $111,200 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill.

  • Hibaayeb powers to victory in the Sheepshead Bay.<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%3D9541540%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Classy Hibaayeb Wins Sheepshead Bay

    Grade I winner Hibaayeb used her class edge to help secure her first victory of the season, as she defeated five rivals to take the $150,000 Sheepshead Bay (gr. IIT) May 28 at Belmont Park.

  • Brass Hat

    Millionaire Brass Hat Retired at 10

    Fan favorite Brass Hat, a millionaire who won 10 of 40 starts in a remarkable career that saw him overcome two serious injuries, has been retired, trainer Buff Bradley said May 24.

  • Royal Delta and Jose Lezcano take the Black-Eyed Susan 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%3D9532536%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta Wears Black-Eyed Susan Crown

    Making only the fourth start of her career, Royal Delta took over just beyond the quarter pole and held off Buster's Ready in the stretch to score in the Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) May 20 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Paddy O'Prado faces 7 in the Dixie Stakes.

    Paddy O'Prado Returns in Dixie Stakes

    Donegal Racing's Paddy O'Prado, an Eclipse Award finalist from a year ago, returns from a six-month layoff to face seven rivals in the $200,000 Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Ky. Derby winner Animal Kingdom faces familiar foes and new faces in the Preakness 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%3D9517753%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Preakness: Will Pace Make the Race?

    Animal Kingdom was a surprise winner of the Derby and came out of the race in great shape. But will the pace of the Preakness, which will likely be much swifter, be a benefit or a hindrance to the Triple Crown hopeful?