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  • Hip 64, a War Front Colt, sold for $800,000 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Coolmore Buys War Front Colt for $800K

    A weanling colt by hot sire War Front out of a half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta sold to John Magnier's Coolmore for $800,000 Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington.

  • Eric Kronfeld

    Zenyatta Breeder Eric Kronfeld Dies

    Eric Kronfeld, who made his mark in both the music and racing inudstries, died May 15 of cancer in New York. Kronfeld, under his Maverick Productions, bred Zenyatta, one of the most popular racehorses in history.

  • Through The Lens: Stars from the Sale

    There are some popular names in the bloodlines of a number of the yearlings being sold at the most recent Keeneland September Yearling sale. I have been fortunate to photograph a number of them over the years.

  • Balance and her first foal, a colt, by A. P. Indy.

    Grade I Winner Balance Foals a Colt

    Balance, a grade I winner and half-sister to unbeaten champion Zenyatta, foaled her first offspring, an A.P. Indy colt, Jan. 18.

  • Greg's Gold trains at Monmouth earlier this week.

    Hofmans Confident in Balance and Greg's Gold

    David Hofmans, who will send out two horses in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, is convinced the advantages will outweigh the obstacles facing his runners in the Oct. 27 races at Monmouth Park.

  • Octave would be Jack and Laurie Wolf's second Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. 1) winner.

    Distaff Owners Seek to Double Their Fun

    Jack and Laurie Wolf and John and Jerry Amerman will all be looking for their second victory in the Breeders' Cup Distaff when they send out Octave and Balance, respectively, Saturday at Monmouth Park.

  • Nashoba's Key remains unbeaten after Hirsch win.<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%3D1917240%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Unbeaten Nashoba's Key Turns It On in Hirsch

    Undefeated Nashoba's Key had to overcome an anxious moment in Sunday's $294,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares on the Del Mar Polytrack, but she came thundering home under Joe Talamo for her sixth successive victory.

  • Undefeated Nashoba's Key defeated Balance by 3/4 of a length in the Vanity, the two meet again in the Hirsch.

    Balance, Nashoba's Key to Clash Again in Hirsch

    Although beaten in back-to-back graded stakes starts by the undefeated Nashoba's Key, Balance still brings a beaming smile from her trainer, David Hofmans, as he prepares the 4-year-old filly for the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares Aug. 5.

  • Nashoba's Key Unlocks Rail, Wins Vanity 'Cap

    The rail opened up for favored Nashoba's Key at the top of the stretch and the undefeated filly kicked through to defeat a determined Balance by three-quarters of a length in the $294,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) for her first grade I stakes win Saturday at Hollywood Park.

  • Santa Margarita winner Balance will face three in the Vanity on Saturday.

    Balance Tries to Tip Scales Again in Vanity 'Cap

    The multiple grade I winner Balance, well beaten by undefeated California bred Nashoba's Key when they met a month ago, will get another chance against her rival in Saturday's $300,000 Vanity Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • Nashoba's Key wins the Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood 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%3D1335742%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Nashoba's Key Springs Milady BC Surprise

    Undefeated Nashoba's Key stepped into some high caliber company for Sunday's $186,100 Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) and came away with a convincing win over grade I winners Hystericalady and Balance on the Hollywood Park all-weather track.

  • Balance storms down the stretch to win the Santa Margarita Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.<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%3D866628%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Steady Balance Overcomes Obstacles in 'Margarita

    Balance, the nation's leading 3-year-old filly last year before going off kilter, continued her ascent toward the top of the older female division on Saturday while overcoming obstacles to win Santa Anita's $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at 1 1/8 miles.

  • Balance and Victor Espinoza (left) reach the head of the stretch on the way to the winning the La Canada 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%3D860779%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Balance One to Beat in Santa Margarita

    Balance should be considered a solid favorite among seven entrants in Saturday's 70th running of Santa Anita's $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles.

  • Balance and Victor Espinoza (left) hit the head of the stretch on the way to the win in the La Canada Stakes.

    Balance Beaming Again in Crisp La Canada Win

    John Amerman's Balance, a two-time grade I winner last year, resembled her old self while winning the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-old fillies by 4 1/4 lengths over Bai and Bai Sunday at Santa Anita.

  • Is Las Virgenes winner Balance sitting on a big effort in La Canada?

    Balance Seeks Rebound in La Canada

    Balance, winner of last year's Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) and Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), could be sitting on a big effort in Sunday's $200,000 La Canada (gr. II) at Santa Anita with her second start following a lengthy layoff for trainer David Hofmans.

  • Downthedustyroad wins the La Brea Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    'Dusty' Runs La Brea Foes Into Ground

    Downthedustyroad left the field covered in dirt to register her first stakes victory in the $250,000 La Brea (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies, the final grade I race of 2006.

  • Lemons Forever surprise winner of Kentucky Oaks.

    Lemons Forever Posts Juiciest Oaks Upset

    Last year there was a 50-1 shot that won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). This year, a 47-1 shot captured the $755,900 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), the longest winning odds in the 132-year history of the race.

  • Kentucky Oaks hopeful Wait a While works a half-mile at Churchill Saturday morning.

    Balance in Sharp Drill for Oaks; Wait a While Works

    Amerman Racing Stables' Balance sharpened up for her May 5 engagement in the $500,000 added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with a five-furlong work in :59 3/5 on Saturday morning at Hollywood Park.

  • Ermine Breezes Toward Kentucky Oaks; Field Taking Shape

    Oxbow Racing's Ermine, one of 15 runners pointed toward the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 5 at Churchill Down, tuned up for a run in the 1 1/8-mile race with a six-furlong work in 1:13.40 April 18 at Churchill Downs.

  • Wild Fit Out of Oaks

    Trainer Patrick Biancone said Wild Fit is out of consideration for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 5 at Churchill Downs due to a lung infection.

  • Balance Still Favored in Oaks Future Wager

    Amerman Racing's Balance remained the favorite as the final Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool of 2006 closed on Sunday in spite of her upset loss a day earlier to Bushfire in the Ashland Stakes (gr I) at Keeneland.

  • Bushfire, with jockey Cornelio Velasquez aboard, wins the Ashland, Saturday at Keeneland.

    Bushfire Burns Ashland Field; Balance Third

    Bushfire, winner of the Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay in her previous start, led from start to finish to post a convincing upset victory Saturday in the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) before 21,342 fans at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Ky. as heavily favored Balance finished third.

  • Ashland Favorite Balance On Top in Oaks Future Pool

    Amerman Racing's Balance, a two-time grade I stakes winner who looms as a strong favorite in Saturday's Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, emerged as a strong 2-1 favorite on the opening day of betting in Pool 3 of Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.

  • Balance Favored in Pool 3 of Oaks Future Bet

    Amerman Racing's Balance, the favorite for Saturday's $500,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland following grade I victories in the Las Virgenes and Santa Anita Oaks at Santa Anita, looms as a solid favorite when the final pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW) launches its four-day run April 6.

  • Balance, with Victor Espinoza up, wins the Santa Anita Oaks.

    Balance On the Beam in Santa Anita Oaks

    Amerman Racing's Balance overpowered her eight rivals in Sunday's $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) to make it back-to-back grade I victories for trainer David Hofmans and established herself as Southern California's leading contender for the May 5 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Wild Fit seeks 'balance' in Oaks rematch.

    Santa Anita Oaks Reunites Wild Fit, Balance

    Wild Fit attempts to square the score with Balance on Sunday when the co-favorites for this year's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) head a field of nine 3-year-old fillies set to contest Santa Anita's $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Champion filly Folklore co-favorite in second Oaks future pool.

    Folklore, Balance Top Oaks Wager at Midpoint

    Beverly Lewis' Folklore, the 2-year-old filly champion of 2005, and Amerman Racing Stable's Balance, winner of the Las Virgenes (gr. I) at Santa Anita in her most recent start, are 6-1 co-favorites as the four-day second pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Oaks Future Wager reached its midway point on Friday.

  • 'Virgenes Winner Balance Leads Oaks Pool

    Balance and Wild Fit, the top two finishers in the recent Las Virgenes (gr. I) at Santa Anita, and Misty Rosette, winner of Gulfstream Park's Old Hat (gr. III), were the betting choices at the end of Thursday's opening day of betting in Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.

  • Champion Folklore Tops Nominations to Kentucky Oaks

    Folklore, winner of the Alberto V05 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and the champion 2-year-old filly of 2005, heads a list of 160 fillies nominated to the 132nd running of the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) on Friday, May 5, at Churchill Downs.

  • Victor Espinoza finds Balance in Las Virgenes.

    Balance Tips Grade I Heights in Las Virgenes

    Beaten by just a half-length in her first try for a grade I victory in December, Amerman Racing's Balance got the job done in fine fashion Saturday, winning the $250,000 Las Virgenes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Park.