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  • Head Heart Hoof took powers home to victory in the Toboggan Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2347673694&k=GLFwVgQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Perseverance Pays Off for Head Heart Hoof

    Benefiting from a patient ride, Head Heart Hoof took control leaving the turn and held off a tenacious rally by Johannesburg Smile to win the 120th renewal of the Toboggan Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 2.

  • Necropsies Ordered in Aqueduct Horse Deaths

    Following the fourth catastrophic injury at Aqueduct during the current meet, the New York State Racing Board has ordered necropsies for all horses that are fatally injured while racing over the inner dirt track.

  • Nat Rea (right) is congratulated by consignor Alfred Nuckols after purchasing a $1.45 million yearling at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

    Industry Newcomer Rea Maintains Low Profile

    Though he spent $1.45 million Jan. 8 on a yearling Street Sense filly at Keeneland's January sale, retired Canadian businessman Nat Rea says he is taking a cautious approach to his investments in the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Barbara Hunter

    Hunter's Legacy Continues at Keeneland Sale

    The legacy of the late Barbara Hunter was on full display Jan. 8 during the second day of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, with Keertana selling for $1 million and Snow Top Mountain bringing $950,000.

  • Eric Kronfeld

    Owner Kronfeld Gets Lucky at Keeneland Sale

    For awhile it appeared that Eric Kronfeld was snakebit when it came to his grade I stakes-winning mare Nereid. But the mare lit up the bid board at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, selling for $1.3 million.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Meet Handle Nearly $116.7 Million

    Wagering during the 21-day Churchill Downs fall meet, highlighted by Shackleford's career finale in the Clark Handicap (gr. I), totaled nearly $116.7 million, according to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • Uncaptured in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Overanalyze, Uncaptured Now on Road to Derby

    Victories by Overanalyze and Uncaptured in group II stakes Nov. 24 propelled the 2-year-olds into the numbers four and five positions, respectively, in the standings on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby."

  • Pure Clan sold for $4.5 million during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington Nov. 7.

    Pure Clan Sells for $4.5 Million at Keeneland

    Goncalo Torrealba, who operates TNT Stud in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, went to $4.5 million to purchase the millionaire Pure Clan during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington Nov. 7.

  • Fort Larned (right) holds off Mucho Macho Man to win the Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Classic/26128658_j8xsjs#!i=2193240130&k=kC2vZxZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Fort Larned Wins Thrilling BC Classic

    Janis R. Whitham's Fort Larned led from gate to wire and held off a sustained stretch bid by Mucho Macho Man to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) before a crowd of 55,123 at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.

  • Zagora fights for the win in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Filly-Mare-Turf/26130199_Qw6hnv#!i=2191367857&k=Z85P857">Order This Photo</a>

    Game Zagora Prevails in Filly & Mare Turf

    Martin Schwartz's Zagora took the lead leaving the second turn and held off a tenacious Marketing Mix for a game victory in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2.

  • Super Ninety Nine<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Works/26130247_gxH6nS#!i=2189106521&k=292nk2d">Order This Photo</a>

    Three Scratched out of Breeders' Cup

    Sustained has been scratched out of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Worth Repeating will not run in the Marathon, and Super Ninety Nine is out of the Juvenile Sprint.

  • White Horse Award to Late Remington Worker

    A Remington Park maintenance department employee who died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident in March was honored posthumously Nov. 1 with the White Horse Award from the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.

  • For Trainer Ward, Family Comes First

    Although Wesley Ward believes Houyhnhnm Stable's Great Attack has a big chance to win the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, if the 5-year-old horse gets his picture taken in the winner's circle the trainer will not be in the photo.

  • Nereid

    Nereid Out of Filly & Mare Turf

    Eric Kronfeld's Nereid has been declared out of the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) after sustaining a minor injury, according to trainer John Shirreffs.

  • Shanghai Bobby<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2132606386&k=pXH95gj">Order This Photo</a>

    Coolmore Buys Half Interest in Shanghai Bobby

    The connections of Ireland's Coolmore Stud have purchased a 50% interest in multiple graded stakes winner Shanghai Bobby, installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite for the Nov. 3 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Talkin' Horses: Haskin Breeders' Cup Insights

    Steve Haskin, Senior Correspondent for The Blood-Horse, was the guest on Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse live podcast 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Oct. 23. Haskin discussed his insight and thoughts on this year's Breeders' Cup.

  • Court Upholds Ejection of Gill, Adamo

    A federal judge has ruled against owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo in a lawsuit they filed against the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission over the pair's ejection from Hollywood Casino at Penn National.

  • Two Kentucky Tracks in Legal Dispute

    Churchill Downs Inc. has filed suit against the entities that have majority ownership of Kentucky Downs, contending the defendants breached their agreement with CDI by converting debt securities into equity.

  • Creditors' Meeting Set in Times' Bankruptcy

    A meeting is scheduled in Lexington Oct. 16 for creditors of Thoroughbred Times Inc., which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection Sept. 14 and ceased operations of the Thoroughbred magazine and website.

  • Yes It's True Colt Tops Keeneland Session

    A Yes It's True colt purchased by California trainer James Kasparoff for $220,000 topped the Sept. 19 ninth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale that continued to show strength entering the home stretch.