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  • Co-owner Bernie Schiappa, right, leads Game On Dude and jockey Mike Smith into the winner's circle after their victory in the Grade III, $250,000 Native Diver Stakes, Saturday, Deecember 1, 2012 at Betfair Hollywood Park, Inglewood CA.
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    Game On Dude

    A look back on the career of 8-time Grade I winner Game On Dude.

  • Mr. Prospector

    Pedigree Analysis: Inbreeding Trends

    Inbreeding is used to concentrate the genes of a top ancestor in hopes that more of its superior genes will be expressed, to 'fix the type.'

  • TimeformUS: The G2 Pennsylvania Derby

    Nominally a Grade 2, the $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby has a Grade 1 feel this year, as well as a Grade 1 purse, and that, of course, is due to the presence of 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome.

  • Inside Yearling Sales Prep: At The Sales

    Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment follows horses as they are shown to prospective buyers and sold at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrition

  • Jorge Ricardo celebrates after winning the Champions Challenge at Hipodromo Cristal in Brazil on Sept. 18, 2014.

    Ricardo Beats Baze in Champions Challenge

    Jorge Ricardo took the Sept. 18 Champions Challenge at Hipodromo Cristal in Brazil much the way he has has maintained a 38-year career resulting in more than 12,000 victories -- with a sweepingly emotional score.

  • Brockton Fair Invites Suffolk Downs Horsemen

    The owners of the Brockton Fairgrounds have stepped up to offer the Thoroughbred horsemen of Massachusetts a home after Suffolk Downs came up short in its casino quest and will soon be closed.

  • Suffolk Downs

    MGC Offers Help for Displaced Suffolk Workers

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Sept. 18 it will offer help for soon to be unemployed Suffolk Downs workers and racing industry stakeholders, but the words rang hollow for the track's chief operating officer.

  • Inside Yearling Sales Prep: At The Sales

    Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment follows horses as they are shown to prospective buyers and sold at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrition.

  • Untapable

    Top 3-Year-Old Fillies to Battle in Cotillion

    The grade I Cotillion Stakes, which figures to have a major impact on the 3-year-old filly championship, attracted some of the top members of the division and few interesting wild cards for its Sept. 20 renewal at Parx.

  • California Chrome works at Los Alamitos.

    California Chrome Draws Rail in PA Derby

    California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I), will break from the rail in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing.

  • Oaklawn to Offer Bonuses for Lasix-Free Wins

    Charles J. Cella, president of Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, announced Sept. 18 that the Arkansas track in 2015 will offer purse bonuses for horses that run and win without furosemide (Salix or commonly called Lasix).

  • Jockey Club: Study Shows Lasix Not Needed

    Jockey Club says a recent study's findings challenge long-held opinions in North American racing, including the contention that the use of the diuretic furosemide is necessary to ensure long-term careers of horses.

  • That Handicapping Show: Pennsylvania Derby

    Frank Angst and Evan Hammonds handicap the talented field of the Pennsylvania Derby. California Chrome, Candy Boy, Protonico, Bayern, Tapiture and more. Who do you think is the best horse in the field?

  • That Handicapping Show: Pennsylvania Derby

    Frank Angst and Evan Hammonds handicap the talented field of the Pennsylvania Derby. California Chrome, Candy Boy, Protonico, Bayern, Tapiture and more. Who do you think is the best horse in the field? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Pennsylvania Derby.

  • Kandaly

    Kandaly, 1994 Louisiana Derby Winner, Dies

    Kandaly, winner of the 1994 La. Derby (gr. III) who was scratched the day of the Kentucky Derby, died Sept. 12. The 23-year-old from the last crop of Alydar died of founder at Main Street Thoroughbreds near Lake Charles, La.

  • Divine Oath faces 6 in the Kent Stakes.

    Divine Oath Needs Kent to Get Back on Track

    Let's Go Stable's Divine Oath looks to get back on track Sept. 20 in the $150,000 Kent Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park, coming off a sixth-place finish in the Aug. 16 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington International.

  • Keeneland September Sale Gains Continue

    Keeneland's September yearling sale posted more across-the-board gains Sept. 17 at its ninth session as four horses brought $200,000 or more, helping the 13-day sale remain ahead of last year on average and median prices.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Somber Mood Hangs Over Suffolk Downs

    Tough decisions lie ahead for the horsemen and workers of the Boston-area track, which is expected to shut down permanently in December.

  • Artemis Agrotera won the Ballerina by 6 1/2 lengths on Aug. 23.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-cr5djK4">Order This Photo</a>

    Artemis Agrotera Heads Gallant Bloom

    Chester and Mary Broman's Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) winner Artemis Agrotera will face five rivals as she looks to continue her winning ways in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Belmont Park.

  • Miss Behaviour won the 2014 Miss Preakness Stakes.

    Miss Behaviour Targets Charles Town Oaks

    After three straight runner-up finishes in graded stakes races, grade II winner Miss Behaviour will try to get untracked Saturday, Sept. 20, when she's expected to face nine other 3-year-old fillies in Charles Town Oaks.

  • Lenny's Place - Episode 1

    Welcome to Lenny's Place! In this episode Lenny catches up with Moreno's trainer Eric Guillot. Lenny also shares a few thoughts on expanding the Saratoga race meet, includes a top 5 list, and looks at the Breeders' Cup.

  • Street Cry

    Top Stallion Street Cry Dead at Age 16

    Street Cry, Darley's leading sire whose progeny included Zenyatta and classic winner Street Sense, has been euthanized after succumbing to complications relating to a neurological condition. The son of Machiavellian was 16.

  • The proposed Mohegan Sun Casino at Suffolk Downs will not be built.

    No Dice for Massachusetts Racing, Breeding

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said no dice to the state's Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry when it cast a preliminary 3-1 vote Sept. 16 in favor of awarding the sole Boston area casino license to Wynn Resorts.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs Loses Casino Bid on 3-1 Vote

    The Massachusetts Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry was dealt a devastating blow when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided to award the sole Boston-area casino license to Wynn Resorts.