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  • Awesome Addition to Old Friends

    With Awesome Gem arriving at his new home at Old Friends April 7 I thought it would be an appropriate time to reprint a column I wrote in 2010 on this old warrior and the person whose life he changed.

  • Awesome Again

    Pedigree Analysis: Awesome Still

    by Anne Peters<br /> Awesome Again is one of the most consistent sires of high-class runners in North America.

  • Awesome Gem

    Awesome Gem Retired

    Grade I winner and multi-millionaire Awesome Gem has been retired from racing. The 9-year-old son of Awesome Again was scheduled to run in the Sept. 23 Ralph M. Hinds Pomona Handicap at Fairplex.

  • Taylor Said wins the Longacres Mile.

    Gutierrez, Taylor Said Take Longacres Mile

    Red-hot Taylor Said, back in action just 13 days after setting a track record at Hastings Racecourse, held off Winning Machine in the final strides Aug. 19 to capture the $200,000 Longacres Miles (gr. III) by a head.

  • Fort Larned leads the way in the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap.

    Fort Larned Gets Loose to Capture Cornhusker

    Fort Larned, left alone on an easy pace, turned back heavy favorite Successful Dan in the lane to post an easy three-length triumph in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) in Iowa June 30.

  • Awesome Gem Gets Lucky, Wins Berkeley on DQ

    Favored Awesome Gem, making his 50th career start, was awarded victory in the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) when original winner Positive Response was disqualified at Golden Gate Fields May 28.

  • Awesome Gem has earned more than $2.7 million in his career.

    Awesome Gem Faces Hudson Landing in Berkeley

    Awesome Gem, lifetime winner of more than $2.7 million, and San Francisco Mile (gr. IIIT) victor Hudson Landing head the field for the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields May 28.

  • Morning Line holds off Prayer for Relief to win the Mervyn Leroy Handicap.

    Morning Line Stays Focused in Mervyn LeRoy

    Morning Line wanted no part of the starting gate at Betfair Hollywood Park, but once he finally acquiesced there was no catching the grade I winner in the $150,000 Mervyn Leroy Handicap (gr. II) May 5.

  • Game On Dude and Chantal Sutherland are in control in the Goodwood at Santa Anita.

    Game On Dude Determined Winner in Goodwood

    In his return to Santa Anita, Game On Dude won for the first time since taking the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) in March, holding sway over late-running Awesome Gem in the $250,000 Goodwood Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1.

  • Haskell winner Coil is one of 2 3-year-olds in the Goodwood.

    Baffert Enters Coil, Game On Dude in Goodwood

    Trainer Bob Baffert hopes to move a step closer to winning his first Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) when he sends out grade I winners Coil and Game On Dude in the $250,000 Goodwood Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita.

  • Noosa Beach won the 2010 Longacres Mile by 1 1/2 lengths.

    Favorites Stuck Outside in Longacres Mile

    Defending champion Noosa Beach and leading challenger Awesome Gem drew the far outside posts in a field of 12 entered for Washington's $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III). The signature race at Emerald Downs is Aug. 21.

  • First Dude (left) goes by Game On Dude (right) and Twirling Candy to win the Hollywood Gold Cup.&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%3D

    Baffert's 'Dudes' Abide in 1-2 Gold Cup Show

    Two dudes from trainer Bob Baffert's barn proved better than heavy favorite Twirling Candy in the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) when First Dude came from off the pace to defeat Game On Dude by a nose July 9.

  • THS: Hollywood Gold Cup 2011

    Jason, Evan and Les from TwinSpires.com handicap the Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park and Man o' War at Belmont Park.

  • Twirling Candy faces 7 in the Hollywood Gold Cup.&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%3D9395261%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Twirling Candy Leads Hollywood Gold Cup Cast

    Twirling Candy, considered the best of a so-so group of older handicap horses nationally in 2011, will have an opportunity to dazzle his critics as the favorite in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) July 9.

  • Filly Blind Luck is among those nominated to the Hollywood Gold Cup.&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%3D9570174%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Blind Luck Among 14 Gold Cup Nominees

    Californian (gr. II) winner Twirling Candy, Santa Anita Handicap upsetter Game On Dude (gr. I), talented filly Blind Luck (gr. I), and defending titleholder Awesome Gem are among 14 nominees for the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I)

  • Awesome Gem

    Awesome Gem, Astrology in Iowa Stakes

    With six stakes worth more than $1 million, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino will hold its biggest racing weekend of the year June 24-25, highlighted by the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III).

  • Awesome Gem wins the Lone Star Handicap.

    Awesome Gem Sparkles Again in Lone Star 'Cap

    Eight-year-old Awesome Gem registered his first win since last year's Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) when he edged past odds-on choice Game On Dude in the lane and posted a one-length victory in the Lone Star Park Handicap.

  • Giant Oak in the Donn Handicap.

    Grade I Winner Giant Oak Tops Alysheba

    Giant Oak, winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) earlier this year, tops a field of 11 entered in the May 6 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) that is part of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) undercard at Churchill Downs.

  • Back to the Dirt: Compelling Breeders' Cup

    The main focus this year, of course, will be on "Mighty Mare"--Zenyatta--who hopes to conclude her amazing career in the Classic with her 20th victory in as many starts, and the French femme fatale, Goldikova.

  • Twirling Candy seeks his fifth consecutive victory in the Goodwood. &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%3D9214610%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Twirling Candy Gets Acid Test in Goodwood

    Unbeaten Twirling Candy attempts to become the third 3-year-old in the past four years to win the $250,000 Goodwood Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 2, which would earn the colt a berth in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • The fourth time might be the charm for Awesome Gem in the Pacific Classic.&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%3D9102112%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Awesome Gem Takes 4th Cut at Pacific Classic

    Awesome Gem, the pride of the ownership syndicate West Point Thoroughbreds and trainer Craig Dollase, takes his record fourth shot at the $1 million Pacific Classic Presented by TVG (gr. I) as one of the favorites Aug. 28.

  • Awesome Gem overtakes Rail Trip to win the Hollywood Gold Cup.&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%3D9102080%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Awesome Gem Glitters in Big Gold Cup Finish

    Veteran gelding Awesome Gem reached the pinnacle of his career when he rallied along the inside to upset odds-on favorite Rail Trip by a half-length in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) July 10.

  • Awesome Gem

    Haskin: More Gems

    Although Awesome Gem has won only six of 35 starts in his career and was winless in 2008 and is winless this year, he has compiled a record that should make him one of the most endearing horses in the country.

  • THS: The Hollywood Gold Cup

    Jason, Tom, and Les Instone of twinspires.com preview the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) at Hollywood Park on July 10. Plus, picks for the Princess Rooney (gr. I).

  • Rail Trip winning the Californian Stakes June 12.&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%3D9065821%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Rail Trip Seeks Gold Cup Repeat & Rare Sweep

    Defending Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) winner Rail Trip will carry top weight of 123 pounds when he attempts to become just the third multiple winner of the prestigious race in its 71-year history July 10 at Hollywood Park.

  • Redding Colliery captures the Lone Star Park Handicap.

    Redding Colliery Buries Lone Star 'Cap Foes

    Redding Colliery disposed of pacesetter Euroears leaving the final turn and left his seven rivals far behind in capturing the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) for his first graded stakes victory May 31.