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  • Empire Maker at the JBBA's Shizunai Stallion Station in June 2013

    Progeny of Empire Maker

    As he prepares to return to Kentucky, review a selection of successful offspring by Empire Maker.

  • BC Interview: Robby Albarado

    Robby expresses thoughts on Court Vision, Acoma and First Dude. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Haynesfield

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    The Breeders' Cup Work Tab for Oct. 31

    With the morning temperature about 10 degrees warmer than the 34 reading the day before, more than a dozen contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Championships completed their works at Churchill Downs on Oct. 31.

  • Acoma in the Spinster Stakes.

    Ladies Classic Awaits Acoma

    Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) winner Acoma will make her final career start in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I), trainer David Carroll confirmed on Oct. 19.

  • Acoma in the Spinster Stakes.

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    Acoma Turns Spinster Upside Down

    Multiple stakes winner winner Acoma added a first grade I victory to her record when she seized the lead coming off the turn for home en route to taking the $500,000 Spinster Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 10.

  • Danzon (#6) gets her nose down in front to take the Locust Grove.

    Danzon Captures Thrilling Locust Grove

    Danzon, claimed for $80,000 in her laast prior start, prevailed in a wild photo finish that saw six horses finish within about two lengths of each other in the $116,200 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 3.

  • Hot Cha Cha and James Graham come home best in the Early Times Mint Julep Handicap.

    Hot Cha Cha Skims Hedge to Win Mint Julep

    Hot Cha Cha used a ground-saving trip under James Graham and outdueled three rivals along the hedge in the final furlong to win the Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) by three-quarters of a length June 5 at Churchill.

  • Acoma outfinishes You Go West Girl to win the Cardinal.

    Home Sweet Home: Acoma Wins Cardinal Handicap

    Acoma, who entered off couple of disappointing starts, made it a perfect 3-for-3 on the Churchill Downs turf course when she outfought You Go West Girl by a head to win the $111,700 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Nov. 21.

  • Acoma leads a field of nine in the Cardinal.

    Acoma Tries to Right the Ship in Cardinal H.

    On paper, it seems as though multiple graded stakes winner Acoma is moving in the wrong direction. The 4-year-old daughter of Empire Maker has been way off her game in her last two starts, finishing sixth and ninth, respectively, in the July 19 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) and Oct. 10 First Lady (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

  • Forever Together training at Keeneland October 7.

    Forever Together Seeks First Lady Repeat

    Augustin Stable's champion mare Forever Together, entering off a surprising defeat in Canada last month, will try to defend her title in the $400,000 First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) on opening weekend Oct. 10 at Keeneland.

  • Unbridled Belle has won five of seven starts at Delaware Park.

    Unbridled Belle vs. Acoma in Del 'Cap

    Team Valor International's Unbridled Belle has been simply terrific in her career at Delaware Park, winning five of seven starts at the track including the 2007 Delaware Handicap (gr. II). On July 19, the 6-year-old mare will try to continue her domination when she takes on six rivals in the $1 million event.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird.

    Wet Track Delays Mine That Bird's Workout

    A wet track July 6 prompted trainer Chip Woolley to delay by a day a scheduled work at Churchill Downs for Mine That Bird, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Acoma comes home strong in the Mint Julep.

    Acoma Holds Off Pure Clan in Mint Julep

    Helen Groves and Helen Alexander's Acoma repelled a late bid from Pure Clan and held on for a neck victory in the $109,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) June 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Pure Clan makes her much-anticipated 2009 debut in the Early Times Mint Julep Handicap.<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%3D4831900%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pure Clan Faces Tall Task in Season Debut

    Multiple graded stakes-winning filly Pure Clan makes her much-anticipated 2009 debut June 6 in the $100,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs, but will have to face accomplished rivals Acoma and Tizaqueena, both of whom have shown good form this year.

  • No looking back for Seventh Street in the Apple Blossom.

    Seventh Street Strolls in Apple Blossom

    Darley Stable's Seventh Street broke to an early lead and never looked back, coasting to a dominating 5 3/4-length victory in the $490,00 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 4 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Azeri winner Acoma tries for a grade I win in the Apple Blossom.

    Acoma Pursues Grade I in Apple Blossom

    Helen Alexander and Helen Groves' homebred Acoma has been terrific in her last three wins and now the 4-year-old Empire Maker filly will try to add a grade I victory to her resume when facing a short field in the $500,000 Apple Blossom April 4 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Acoma gets her third straight stakes win in the Azeri at Oaklawn Park.

    Acoma Takes Command in Azeri Stakes

    Helen Alexander and Helen Groves' rising star Acoma notched her third consecutive graded stakes victory March 8 at Oaklawn Park, coming from off the pace to score a five-length win in the $144,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. III).

  • Acoma makes her 4-year-old debut in the Azeri Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.<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%3D6354907%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Acoma Returns in Azeri Stakes

    Acoma, who bagged consecutive graded stakes on the turf to close out her sophomore season, makes her 4-year-old debut against seven rivals in the $150,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. III) March 8 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Acoma takes control in the Mrs. Revere Stakes.

    Mrs. Revere: Acoma Stays Perfect on Turf

    Helen Groves and Helen Alexander's Acoma seems to have found a new home on the grass, as the 3-year-old Empire Maker filly won her second graded turf event in as many starts, this time taking the $201,950 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) by 1 1/4 lengths Nov. 8 at Churchill Downs.

  • Multiple graded stakes winner My Princess Jess faces 10 in the Mrs. Revere Stakes.<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%3D5260964%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tagg Eyes Second Straight Mrs. Revere

    Trainer Barclay Tagg will attempt to saddle consecutive winners of the Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) when he sends out multiple graded stakes winner My Princess Jess in the 1 1/16-mile turf event Nov. 8 at Churchill Downs.

  • Acoma

    Second-Crop Sires Shuffle in 2008

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> The sires with their first 3-year-olds racing in 2008 have seen some reshuffling among the leaders by progeny earnings, particularly compared with the rankings of this sire class as freshmen.

  • Acoma takes control in the Valley View.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6354907%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Acoma Wins Turf Debut in Valley View

    Helen Groves and Helen Alexander's homebred Acoma stayed close to the pace, corralled Tight Precision in mid-stretch and went on to win the Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT) by a half-length on the Keeneland turf Oct. 17.

  • Maren&#39;s Meadow cruises to victory in the Monmouth Oaks under Terry Thompson.

    Maren's Meadow Pulls Monmouth Oaks Upset

    River Ridge Ranch's Maren's Meadow, dismissed at odds of 11-1 in a field of five 3-year-old fillies, broke on top and never trailed, pulling away in the stretch to win the $150,000 Monmouth Oaks (gr. III) by 4 1/2 lengths Aug. 9.

  • Trainer Graham Motion sends out African Violet in the Monmouth Breeders&#39; Cup Oaks.

    African Violet Looking to Break Through

    When last seen, J. Mack Robinson's homebred African Violet was dueling in the stretch with Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Proud Spell in the July 12 Delaware Oaks (gr. II). Although coming up three-quarters of a length short that day, the daughter of Lemon Drop Kid proved she can run with the best 3-year-old fillies in the nation.

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    Music Note Crushes CCA Oaks Rivals

    Godolphin Racing's Music Note put on an awesome display in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 19 Belmont, taking over at the quarter-pole and romping to an 11-length win for her second consecutive grade I score.

  • Mother Goose winner, Music Note, is one of two for trainer Saeed bin Suroor in the CCA Oaks.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4967530%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Suroor's Pair Formidable in CCA Oaks

    The coupled entry of Music Note and Little Belle, both grade I winners trained by Saeed bin Suroor, head a short field of five in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 19 at Belmont, but don't count out Acoma, a good-looking Empire Maker filly who enters off a three-race win streak.

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    Acoma is a Blue Hen in the Making

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p> No one has to look very deep in Acoma's pedigree to see broodmare potential in spades. Helen Alexander's and Helen Groves' daughter of Empire Maker recently won the Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) is now bucking for broodmare prospect of the year honors.

  • Acoma (#7) rolls home late to capture the Dogwood (gr. III) May 31 at Churchill Downs.

    Acoma Gets Up Late to Win Dogwood

    Acoma went from maiden to graded stakes winner in less than six weeks, as the 3-year-old Empire Maker filly took over inside the sixteenth-pole in the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) May 31 at Churchill Downs and went on to win by a half-length under Robby Albarado.