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  • Salty Strike leads them home in the Gardenia.

    Salty Strike Goes Wire-to-Wire in Gardenia

    Craig B. Singer's homebred Salty Strike jumped out to the early lead and never looked back as the 4-year-old filly posted her third consecutive stakes win in the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) at Ellis Park Aug. 11.

  • Joyful Victory will carry 120 pound in the Gardenia.

    Joyful Victory, Sassy Image Top Gardenia

    Joyful Victory and Sassy Image top a strong field of 11 fillies and mares in the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 11 at Ellis Park, the first race back in Kentucky for jockey Robby Albarado since his May 4 arrest.

  • Havre de Grace

    Havre de Grace Will Not Defend Apple Blossom

    Saying that weight assignments for the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) were "unfair," owner Rick Porter and trainer Larry Jones will bypass the April 13 race at Oaklawn Park with Horse of the Year Havre de Grace.

  • Tiz Miz Sue rallies to win the Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn.

    Tiz Miz Sue Zaps Azeri Rivals

    Tiz Miz Sue, making her third start of the Oaklawn Park meet, finally broke through with Joe Rocco Jr. aboard, posting an 8-1 upset in the $147,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. III) March 17.

  • Absinthe Minded won the Bayakoa Stakes by four lengths on Feb. 18.

    Absinthe Minded, Joyful Victory Meet in Azeri

    Absinthe Minded, who has dominated Oaklawn Park's older filly and mare division this meet, takes on a new challenge from Fair Grounds invader Joyful Victory in the $150,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. III) March 17.

  • Freedom Star is the 3-1 morning line favorite in the Chilukki Stakes.

    Fast Fillies Lined Up for Chilukki Stakes

    Freedom Star, seeking her first win since taking the Iowa Distaff in June, is the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $150,000 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, the race that wraps up the final day of Breeders' Cup a

  • Daveron has won all three of her starts this year, including the Ballston Spa (shown).<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9648640%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    First Lady Boasts Large, International Field

    German-bred Daveron, C.S. Silk, and Never Retreat, all graded stakes winners in 2011, headline an overflow field of 12 fillies and mares, plus two also-eligibles for the Oct. 8 First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

  • The Molly Pitcher belonged to Quiet Giant.

    Quiet Giant Squashes Rivals in Molly Pitcher

    Odds-on choice Quiet Giant took charge midway on the far turn and drew away under brisk handling from jockey Julien Leparoux to register a five-length win in the $252,500 Hill 'N' Dale Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 3.

  • Blind Luck overtakes Unrivaled Belle to win the La Troienne. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9516597%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Blind Luck Back On Top With La Troienne Win

    Favored Blind Luck overcame a bad stumble at the start to collar Unrivaled Belle in the final strides for half-length win in the $330,900 La Troienne (gr. II) May 6, the first of five graded stakes on Kentucky Oaks Day.

  • Havre de Grace and Ramon Dominguez take the Azeri at Oaklawn.

    Havre de Grace Downs Blind Luck in Azeri

    Havre de Grace had no problem downing her bitter rival Blind Luck, as she took over approaching the quarter-pole and streaked home a 3 1/4-length winner in the $150,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. III) March 19 at Oaklawn Park

  • Blind Luck (left) and Havre de Grace met 4 times in 2010.

    Azeri: Blind Luck, Havre de Grace Clash Again

    Blind Luck and Havre de Grace clashed four times last year as they became finalists for the Eclipse Award as the nation's top 3-year-old filly. They renew their rivalry in the $150,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.

  • Blind Luck in the Alabama Stakes.

    Blind Luck Draws Inside Post in Cotillion

    Blind Luck, whose inspiring rags-to-riches story has garnered her a sizable fan base, is looking to add an eighth graded stakes victory to her resume in the Oct. 2 Fitz Dixon Cotillion Stakes (gr. II) at Parx Racing.

  • Devil May Care won the Mother Goose in her most recent start.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9083208%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Devil May Care Headlines CCA Oaks

    The top three finishers of the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), including winner Devil May Care, top a field of eight in a historic edition of the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 24 on opening weekend at Saratoga.