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  • Aurelia's Belle (left) finished second in the Regret Stakes, but was placed first.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-5THBHBS">Order This Photo</a>

    Aurelia's Belle Takes Regret Stakes on DQ

    Jim Miller's Aurelia's Belle earned the second graded stakes win of her career when she was placed first after a disqualification in the $111,900 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs June 14.

  • Moonshine Mullin comes home a winner in the Stephen Foster Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-dSxfLRL">Order This Photo</a>

    Borel Gets Moonshine Mullin Home in Foster

    Moonshine Mullin, headed at the top of the stretch, responded to the challenge to spurt clear late and register a 10-1 upset in the $552,500 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 14 at Churchill Downs.

  • Tapiture and Rosie Napravnik dominate the Matt Winn.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TqvFjFK">Order This Photo</a>

    Favored Tapiture Takes Matt Winn With Ease

    Tapiture bounced back from his 15th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) in May with flair, scoring a convincing victory in the $109,400 Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) June 14 at Churchill.

  • Molly Morgan comes home strong to win the Fleur de Lis Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-xWbd3MD">Order This Photo</a>

    Molly Morgan Rides Rail to Fleur de Lis Upset

    Bill Cubbedge's Molly Morgan shot through an opening along the rail on the final turn and drew away to an easy upset victory in the $216,200 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs the evening of June 14.

  • Iotapa runs away from the competition in the Vanity Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Front-Running Iotapa Has Vanity All Her Way

    Front-running Iotapa, bouncing back from disappointing effort at Churchill Downs, left the favorites behind with a superb effort in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes (gr. I) June 14 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Gamay Noir flies late to win the Obeah Stakes at Delaware Park.

    Gamay Noir Charges From Last for Obeah Win

    Gamay Noir, plucked from the claiming ranks earlier this year, struck for a last-to-first triumph in $150,000 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) June 14 at Delaware Park, earning her second graded stakes win.

  • Hip No. 1070, a Scat Daddy colt, went a quarter in :20 1/5.

    Scat Daddy Duo Paces OBS June Preview Finale

    The six-day under-tack preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses concluded June 14 with a pair of juveniles by Scat Daddy topping the fastest workers of the session.

  • Beholder

    Beholder 'Questionable' for Del Mar Meet

    Two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder is likely out until this fall as she recovers from a cut on her left hind pastern sustained when finishing fourth in the Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Churchill Downs Foster Night Pick 4

    The all-graded-stakes Pick 4 on the Stephen Foster Handicap card on Saturday night at Churchill Downs is a tricky sequence.

  • What to Wear to Royal Ascot

    More than 300 years of elite racing and fashion converge June 17-21 at the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting in Great Britain.

  • Classic Winners Among Dozen in French Oaks

    Classic-winning fillies Miss France and Avenir Certain are entered in a field of 12 set for the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 15 at Chantilly.

  • Swaps

    Daughters Keep Swaps' Line Alive

    With no suitable male heir, Swaps has faded from the breeding headlines, but his daughters left a more important legacy.

  • Kentucky-Bred Wins Lucrative Race in Russia

    Lucky First, a Kentucky-bred 4-year-old son of Curlin, won Russia's most lucrative race June 11 at the Central Moscow Hippodrome. Bred by Becky Winemiller, Lucky First won the $291,000 President of the Russian Federation.

  • Ring Weekend won the 2014 Tampa Bay Derby.

    Ring Weekend, Uncle Sigh Top Pegasus Lineup

    Ring Weekend, coming off a fifth in the Preakness, and Uncle Sigh, 14th in the Kentucky Derby, head a field of seven sophomores slated for the Pegasus Stakes June 15 at Monmouth Park that also marks the return of Albano.

  • Mike Pegram

    Pegram Defamation Case With Jamgotchian Ends

    A defamation lawsuit brought in Nevada by prominent Thoroughbred owner Mike Pegram against fellow owner Jerry Jamgotchian has been brought to an end with a settlement of $879,536, it was announced June 12.

  • Paladin Bay

    Woodbine Oaks: Paladin Bay Faces Biggest Test

    Paladin Bay, coming off a win over graded company in the Selene Stakes (Can-III), is among the favorites for the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, to be contested over the Woodbine Polytrack June 15.

  • We Miss Artie won the 2013 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2813053442&k=8DQfZgC">Order This Photo</a>

    We Miss Artie Stands Out in Plate Trial

    After finishing off the board in the Kentucky Derby, grade I winner We Miss Artie will prepare for a run at the Canadian classics when the son of Artie Schiller starts in the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes June 14.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs to Reduce Race Dates

    The 2014 meet at Suffolk Downs will be extended through Sept. 29 but the number of live racing days will decrease, according to a new agreement reached between track management and the New England HBPA.

  • That Handicapping Show: Stephen Foster Handicap

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the accomplished field in the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Stephen Foster Handicap.

  • Goffs London Sale to Include Frankel Colt

    When the Irish-based Goffs sales company conducts its London, England sale in association with QIPCO June 16, the offerings will include the first-ever foal by Frankel to be offered at public auction.

  • Obviously was an easy winner in the American Stakes on May 17.

    Obviously, Winning Prize Clash in Shoemaker

    Fresh off a front-running romp in the American Stakes one month ago, Obviously faces fellow grade I winner Winning Prize and several other talented older runners in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 14 at Santa Anita.

  • Grace Hall ships to Southern California to contest the Vanity Stakes.

    Grace Hall Continues Her Comeback in Vanity

    Grade I winner Grace Hall, a good second in her initial start in 13 months for trainer Bill Mott, ships to Southern California to take on a well-matched field in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes (gr. I) June 14 at Santa Anita Park.

  • On Fire Baby won the La Troienne Stakes on May 2.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-pt6Zk3r">Order This Photo</a>

    On Fire Baby Heads Six in Fleur de Lis 'Cap

    Anita Cauley's homebred On Fire Baby, winner of the May 2 La Troienne Stakes (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, heads a field of six for the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Presented by Etihad Airways (gr. II) in Louisville June 14.

  • Rampart Stakes winner Gamay Noir faces 7 in the Obeah.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3155827374&k=DqP33jz">Order This Photo</a>

    Gamay Noir Looks to Again Make Grade In Obeah

    After posting an upset victory in this year's Rampart Stakes, Gamay Noir will try to secure her second grade III win of the season when she faces an expected field of seven other fillies and mares in the Obeah Stakes June 14.

  • Eugene Melnyk

    Owner-Breeder Melnyk to Retire from Racing

    Prominent U.S. and Canadian owner-breeder Eugene Melnyk announced June 11 his retirement from the sport of horse racing, with his racing and breeding stock to be dispersed July 14 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky.