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  • Shrinking Violet wins the Monrovia Stakes.

    Shrinking Violet Steps Out in Monrovia Win

    Shrinking Violet, a bargain buy for owner/trainer Wesley Ward making her initial start at Santa Anita Park, scored a 10-1 upset in the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIT) on the hillside turf course Jan. 4.

  • Haskin: Welcome Home, Silver Charm

    Many racing fans today who have lived through nine Triple Crown sweep attempts since 1997 take for granted the 3-year-old media star who reaches out to mainstream America to capture the attention and the hearts of the public.

  • Paulassilverlining wins the Ruthless Stakes.
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    Determined Paulassilverlining Takes Ruthless

    Favored Paulassilverlining slipped through on the rail at the head of the lane and fought Noble and a Beauty to the wire to prevail by a nose in the $98,000 Ruthless Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Jan. 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • El Kabeir rolls to victory in the Jerome Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-jzxVqMq">Order This Photo</a>

    El Kabeir Much the Best in Jerome Stakes

    Despite bobbling at the start and racing wide on the first turn, favored El Kabeir posted an impressive 4 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Jerome Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 3 from rainy Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Seduire comes home strong to win the Santa Ynez Stakes.

    Seduire Scampers to Easy Santa Ynez Victory

    Gunning from the rail for Rafael Bejarano, Seduire put away pace rival Xoxo leaving the turn and kicked away in the drive to win the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr.II) in a powerful performance Jan. 3 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Bluegrass Singer leads them home in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-4HHZj2x">Order This Photo</a>

    Bluegrass Singer Sizzles in Mucho Macho Man

    A fast pace under strong pressure failed to deter front-running Bluegrass Singer, who shook loose of his rivals in the lane and held sway to the wire in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

  • Night Prowler comes running late to win the Dania Beach Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-XS55kPF">Order This Photo</a>

    Night Prowler Pounces Late in Dania Beach

    Missing the break proved advantageous for Night Prowler, who came fast and late for his first stakes victory Jan. 3 in the Dania Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

  • Ekati's Phaeton holds off R Sassy Lass to win the Old Hat.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Rkd3q25">Order This Photo</a>

    Ekati's Phaeton Wins First Stakes in Old Hat

    Ekati's Phaeton wouldn't be denied in her bid for a first stakes victory, holding off R Sassy Lass through the stretch to take the $100,000 Old Hat (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park by a half length Jan. 3.

  • Bayern (right) and California Chrome (left) continue to work in preparation for their 4yo debuts.
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    Bayern, California Chrome Post Strong Works

    Bayern and California Chrome took another step toward a possible early-season rematch when the leading Horse of the Year contenders worked sharply about an hour apart the morning of Jan. 3 at their respective training bases.

  • Kyle Frey

    Eclipse-Winning Rider Frey Breaks Collarbone

    Eclipse-Award winning jockey Kyle Frey fractured his right collarbone and sustained other injuries when his mount went down approaching the far turn in the seventh race Jan. 2 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Gulfstream to Build More Temporary Stalls

    Gulfstream Park plans to build an additional 200 temporary stalls for horses that are facing eviction from the stables at neighboring Calder Casino & Race Course, officials of the Florida HBPA said.

  • Congrats

    Congrats Recovering After Colic Surgery

    Congrats, A.P. Indy's only champion freshman sire, is recovering in good order following December colic surgery in Australia, where he was wrapping up his shuttling obligations at Vinery Australia.

  • The Travails of Poo Poo Man

    Back in the early days of 1975, we were making some headway. But we badly needed more outside (non-Dogwood) clients for training. The big breakthrough came, but not without its price.

  • Alex Solis celebrates win number 5,000.

    Milestone 5,000th Victory for Jockey Solis

    Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis became the 29th North American jockey to win 5,000 races when he reached that milestone Jan. 1 when he rode longshot Lutine Belle to victory in the Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Will Be Honored Jan. 10

    The connections of California Chrome are expected to be on hand at Santa Anita Park Jan. 10 when the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner is honored with the Secretariat Vox Populi Award.

  • The Road to the Derby Begins

    J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Jerome Stakes (gr. III), the first Kentucky Derby prep race of 2015.

  • Simulcast Fee Dispute Enters Second Month

    Twenty-three racetracks and their affiliated wagering outlets began 2015 without the signals from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, and Laurel Park as a simulcast-fee dispute entered its second month.

  • Sign posted on the fence with Jan. 1 deadline.

    Horses Not Evicted From Calder Just Yet

    Calder Casino & Race Course reportedly is considering an extension of its Jan. 1 eviction deadline for the approximately 300 horses that remain stabled in a recently fenced-in area of its barn area.

  • New Year's Resolutions for Maximizing Horse Health in 2015

    As one calendar year draws to a close and another begins, many people resolve to take steps to improve their lives. And while the wisdom of some resolutions remains questionable—such as paying off your credit card in full every month … with another credit card—others likely do have a positive impact on peoples' lives.

  • Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes winner El Kabeir makes his seasonal debut in the Jerome Stakes.

    El Kabeir Gets Early Start on Derby Trail

    El Kabeir has earned 11 points toward a berth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), but is looking for more as he heads the field in the $200,000 Jerome Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 3 from Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Seduire won the Golden Gate Debutante by 5 1/2 lengths on Nov. 29.

    Promising Fillies Meet in Santa Ynez Stakes

    Jerry Hollendorfer's stakes-winning duo of Seduire and Light the City clash with dual graded winner Conquest Harlanate in the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) for newly-turned 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Jan. 3.

  • Dynamic Sky will try to surpass $1 million in career earnings in the San Gabriel Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-FzDL8xQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Dynamic Sky Can Surpass $1M in San Gabriel

    After breaking through with his first stakes victory in six tries, Dynamic Sky attempts to surpass $1 million in career earnings as one of the favorites in the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 3 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Crown the Kitten won the El Joven Stakes by 5 3/4 lengths on the Retama Park turf on Oct. 11.

    Experienced Crown the Kitten Eyes Dania Beach

    While Crown the Kitten is scheduled to make his graded stakes debut in the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes Jan. 3 on the turf at Gulfstream Park, the Kitten's Joy gelding enters the 1 1/16 mile turf race with experience.