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  • Madly Truly wins the 2013 Mazarine.

    Madly Truly Scores Breakthrough in Mazarine

    John Oxley's Madly Truly overtook game pacesetter Morant Bay in deep stretch and held on for a convincing win over late-running Unspurned in the Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 5 at Woodbine.

  • No Jet Lag finishes strong to win the City of Hope Mile.

    No Jet Lag Zips to City of Hope Upset Score

    Making his second start in the U.S., No Jet Lag unleashed a strong turn of foot for a major upset in the Oct. 5 City of Hope Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park as 1-2 favorite Obviously gave up the lead to finish fourth.

  • Pure Fun rallies late to win the Indiana Oaks.

    Pure Fun Returns a Winner in Indiana Oaks

    Magdalena Racing's Pure Fun returned from a five-month layoff in style with an off-the-pace victory in the $202,300 Indiana Oaks (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Indiana Downs Oct. 5.

  • Havana holds off Honor Code to win the Champagne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2812505744&k=7PHgwgF">Order This Photo</a>

    Havana Denies Surging Honor Code in Champagne

    Havana extended his neck in the final strides and reached the wire just in time over a surging Honor Code to capture the $500,000 Foxwoods Champagne Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-olds Oct. 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Silver Max gets the jump on the rest to win the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2812481025&k=87QP2Bs">Order This Photo</a>

    Silver Max Snaps Wise Dan's 9-Race Win Streak

    Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan saw his nine-race win streak come to an end Oct. 5 at Keeneland when Silver Max delivered a front-running score in the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. II), which was moved to the main track.

  • Artemis Agrotera is in control in the stretch of the Frizette Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2812484884&k=CwBKKmL">Order This Photo</a>

    New York-Bred Artemis Agrotera Rules Frizette

    Artemis Agrotera proved her smashing debut maiden win over New York-breds at Saratoga Race Course was no fluke when she captured the $500,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Judy the Beauty flies by pacesetter Gypsy Robin to win Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2812331826&k=pMWZTNw">Order This Photo</a>

    Judy a Beauty in TCA Win; Groupie Doll Third

    Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty cruises past Gypsy Robin and champion Groupie Doll to win the Oct. 5 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. The daughter of Ghostzapper gets the six furlongs in 1:09.23.

  • A Third Dollar for Cirrus Des Aigles

    Thought earlier this year to have his best days behind him, Cirrus Des Aigles showed he still had his competitive fire when winning the Qatar Prix Dollar (Fr-II) for the third time Oct. 5 at Longchamp.

  • Waller Wins Another Group I in Australia

    Trainer Chris Waller notched a third group I win this season when Boban stormed on the outside from the back of the field to edge favorite Streama in the Star Epsom (Aus-I) Oct. 5 at Royal Randwick.

  • Show Set for Retired Illinois Thoroughbreds

    A horse competition in Staunton, Ill., Oct. 20 will be held to benefit Thoroughbreds Helping Thoroughbreds, an organization that aims to promote the retired Thoroughbred as a capable horse breed for competition off the track.

  • Sum of the Parts delivers a repeat performance in the Phoenix Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2810624366&k=nTmj3Cb">Order This Photo</a>

    Sum of the Parts Adds Repeat Phoenix Win

    Sum of the Parts popped the gate and never looked back en route to a repeat victory in the $200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. III), posting his first win of the season on opening day at Keeneland Oct. 4.

  • Will Take Charge won the 2013 Travers.

    Probe Shows No Use of 'Buzzer' in Travers

    An investigation by New York regulators and the New York State Police has cleared jockey Luis Saez of allegations that he carried an electronic device when he rode Will Take Charge to victory in the Aug. 24 Travers Stakes.

  • Breeders' Cup Special to Air Oct. 19

    John and Brad Hennegan, who teamed for the Eclipse Award-winning documentary "The First Saturday in May," have produced a special on the 30 greatest moments in Breeders' Cup history that will air Oct. 19.

  • Status Quo for 2014 Kentucky Dates Requests

    As a result of Turfway's decision not to seek September dates, the 2014 calendar requests filed by Kentucky's Thoroughbred tracks maintain the status quo of 2013, with 193 total days of racing and 13 optional dates requests.

  • BHA Looks Ahead to IFHA Debate on Anabolic Steroids

    Paul Bittar, chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), outlined his hopes yesterday (Oct. 3) ahead of the sessions at the forthcoming International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) Conference, when the subject of the use of anabolic steroids in racing will be considered. The conference will take place Oct. 7-8 in Paris, France.

  • TimeformUS Weekend Plays

    TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The Champagne, Shadwell Turf Mile, and Sprint Championship.

  • Second-Career National Symposium Oct. 5-6

    The inaugural Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, dedicated to developing second careers for retired Thoroughbred racehorses, will be held in Baltimore. Twenty-six trainers from the U.S. and Canada will participate.

  • Al Kazeem

    Al Kazeem Fit for a Queen

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />As the first new sire to come to Sandringham since Motivator, Al Khazeem offers the Royal Studs both a sire line that is an outcross and a female family of transatlantic interest.

  • Turnbull Stakes Day: Simon Zahra

    Simon Zahra talks about his prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day, including Epic Saga, Menage A Charge, and Solicit.

  • Turnbull Stakes Day: John Sadler

    John Sadler talks about his prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day, including Pinstripe Lane and Perfect Offering.

  • Turnbull Stakes Day: Paul Snowden

    Paul Snowden talks about his prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day, including Dragons Eye, Tupac Amaru, and Paximadia.

  • Turnbull Stakes Day: Justine Hales

    Justine Hales, foreman for Chris Waler, talks about the barn prospects for Turnbull Stakes Day, including Hawkspur and Royal Descent.

  • Delegation.

    Delegation Back Home for Durham Cup Defense

    After finding Game On Dude too tough to handle on the West Coast, Delegation should feel much more comfortable as he returns to Woodbine to defend his title in the $150,000 Durham Cup (Can-III) Oct. 6.