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  • Informed Decision flies late to take the Humana Distaff.<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%3D8063311%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Informed Decision Takes Humana Distaff

    Augustin Stable's Informed Decision made it four stakes victories in a row when she came from off the pace to win the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) on the Kentucky Derby undercard May 2 at Churchill Downs.

  • Gary Stute, trainer of Papa Clem

    Human Stories Dominate Derby

    The Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) isn't just about the horse. This edition boasts an unusually fertile crop of human-interest stories in the connections behind the horses.

  • Gary Stute

    Human Stories Dominate Derby

    The Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) isn't just about the horse. This edition boasts an unusually fertile crop of human-interest stories in the connections behind the horses.

  • NBC Plans Week-Long Derby Coverage

    NBC Universal and various affiliated networks will cover the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) over a variety of different programming and platforms in the days leading up to the race Saturday.

  • Papa Clem worked five furlongs at Churchill Downs on April 19.

    Papa Clem Carries On Family Name

    The Hirsch family is one of California's most prominent in the Thoroughbred business, and Papa Clem, named after the late Clement Hirsch, will carry on that rich tradition in the May 2 Run for the Roses.

  • Pat Day is one of several retired riders in a newly formed marketing group.

    Retired Jockeys Form Marketing Union

    Former jockeys Pat Day, Laffit Pincay Jr., Ron Turcotte, Steve Cauthen, and Jean Cruguet have banded together to offer marketing opportunities for interested individuals or organizations.

  • Zenyatta <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%3D4706423%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Older Female Eclipse Award: Zenyatta

    If you enjoy the suspense that can come with the selction of Eclipse Award winners, just skip right past the category of older female, dominated by Zenyatta the same way she has ruled the racetrack, dispatching foes with unfailing consistency.

  • Greg Avioli

    Avioli Discusses Stakes Program Funding

    Breeders' Cup president and chief executive officer Greg Avioli was interviewed by Blood-Horse features editor Lenny Shulman after the organization rescinded its decision to suspend its Stakes program for 2009.

  • Michael Paulson

    Paulson 'Sad' to Sell Azeri

    Michael Paulson said that although he considers Azeri "part of the family," he will sell the champion mare at Keeneland January to help wrap up his father's living trust.

  • Funny Cide is presented to his fans at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Funny Cide Heats Up Horse Park

    Kentucky Derby winner and champion Funny Cide was welcomed to his new home at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions by several hundred fans and managing partner Jack Knowlton Dec. 5.

  • Alysheba arrives at the Kentucky Horse Park on October 31, 2008.<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%3D6546991%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Alysheba Arrives at Kentucky Horse Park

    Two-time champion and 1988 Horse of the Year Alysheba returned to his Kentucky roots Oct. 31 and took up residence at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions, where he will be admired by the fans he thrilled in his Hall of Fame career.

  • Raven's Pass' Classic win highlighted Saturday's Breeders' Cup telecast.<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%3D6458912%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Breeders' Cup TV Ratings Rise Slightly

    ABC/ESPN reports that television ratings for its Oct. 24-25 telecasts of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park rose slightly from 2007 figures. However, ratings remain far below those posted by NBC before ABC/ESPN took over the event in 2006.

  • Midnight Lute training at Santa Anita

    Baffert Hopes for Big BC with Trio

    Bob Baffert will send out a pair of Breeders' Cup champions this weekend in Midnight Lute and Indian Blessing, hoping to repeat his strong 2007 World Championships.

  • Mine That Bird won the Grey Stakes at Woodbine prior to coming to Richard Mandella's barn.

    Mandella Seeks More BC Glory

    Trainer Richard Mandella will send out Mine That Bird and One Union in an attempt to add to his total of six Breeders' Cup winners in the last two such events at Santa Anita Park

  • Laragh will get some play off her stakes win at Keeneland.

    Juv Filly Turf: Race Without a View

    With the undefeated English star 2-year-old filly Rainbow View skipping the Breeders' Cup, the inaugural running of the $1-million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf figures to be a wide-open affair

  • Gary Tanaka

    Tanaka Finally Gets Day in Court

    The federal government's investor fraud case against prominent Thoroughbred owner Gary Tanaka goes to trial Sept. 22 in New York, nearly 3 1/2 years after his arrest in 2005.

  • Exercise rider Michelle Nevin gets a friendly kiss from Big Brown.

    Big Brown Owners Lighten Up

    The mood was light in the Big Brown camp in the days leading up to the Belmont Stakes, when the son of Boundary will try to win the Triple Crown.

  • Afleet Alex Limo to be Auctioned

    The stretch limousine that carried Cash is King stable members to the Triple Crown races to watch their Afleet Alex run in 2005 will be auctioned off by its owner, with proceeds going to aid Alex's Lemonade Stand, which helps children with cancer.

  • Michael Iavarone hopes Big Brown does most of the talking come Saturday.

    IEAH Has Big Dreams

    Michael Iavarone, an accomplished investment banker, hopes Big Brown pays big dividends in the Run for the Roses.

  • Chris McCarron

    Pincay, McCarron Closer to Court Award

    The former business managers for retired riders Laffit Pincay and Chris McCarron lost their bankruptcy case earlier this month, leaving the ex-jockeys closer to receiving millions of dollars in court-awarded judgments.

  • NBC Airs Derby Preps

    NBC will present live coverage of a pair of grade I preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when it airs the Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial live Saturday, April 5, from 5-6 p.m. ET.

  • Lawyer Ron wins Woodward.<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%3D2178603%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lawyer Ron Champion Older Male

    Lawyer Ron made a successful case for himself as 2007's champion older male. Racing for the estate of his breeder and original owner, the late Ownesboro, Ky., businessman James T. Hines Jr., Lawyer Ron, for the second consecutive season, earned better than $1 million, and won a pair of grade I contests in impressive fashion.

  • Horses break from the gate on the Polytrack at Del Mar

    Synthetic Surfaces: Special Report

    Perhaps no other sport is as bound to tradition as racing Thoroughbreds. From the sheer length of its history, to the grand old venues in which it takes place, to the top-hatted and red-suited bugler calling the horses to post, racing loves its time-honored habits.

  • War Pass skips over the wet track to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.<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%3D2626406%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    War Pass Marches to Juvenile Victory

    Once more, War Pass has proven that no one can run with him. Robert LaPenta's undefeated colt set a fast pace on a sloppy Monmouth Park strip and took command early on the far turn, finishing up nicely to register a 4 3/4-length in the $2 million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Oct. 27.

  • Bobby Frankel won't be on hand to saddle his Breeders' Cup horses.

    Frankel Assistant Subs for Hall of Famer

    The main reason trainer Bobby Frankel is able to attend to his ill dog back in California and not make it to the Breeders' Cup is his fantastic staff of assistants who are able to step in and run the show.

  • Octave would be Jack and Laurie Wolf's second Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. 1) winner.

    Distaff Owners Seek to Double Their Fun

    Jack and Laurie Wolf and John and Jerry Amerman will all be looking for their second victory in the Breeders' Cup Distaff when they send out Octave and Balance, respectively, Saturday at Monmouth Park.

  • Smokey Stover will test the Monmouth surface in the Icecapade Stakes.

    Smokey Stover Heats Up Icecapade at Monmouth

    Smokey Stover, one of the top-rated sprinters in the country, will test his affinity for the Monmouth Park racing strip, site of the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), when he faces four foes in the $100,000 Icecapade Stakes Sept. 1.