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  • Grande Melody Rallies for Dahlia Victory

    Grande Melody made a dramatic late charge under jockey Julien Leparoux to snare victory from favorite and fellow Irish-bred Naissance Royale at the wire in the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) as Hollywood Park's 36-day autumn meet came to a close Monday, Dec. 18.

  • Ball Four Takes Turn At Bat in Native Diver

    Ball Four, described as a sparring partner for many of his stablemates by trainer Patrick Biancone, will try to deliver a knockout punch of his own in Sunday's $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

  • Belgravia, inside, duels with Dilemma  to win the Hollywood Prevue, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Belgravia Avoids Dilemma in Hollywo

    Belgravia ran greenly through the stretch but won Saturday's $100,000 Hollywood Prevue (gr. III) in just his second start by a nose over the charging Dilemma on the all-weather track.

  • All Eyes on Belgravia in Hollywood Prevue

    Belgravia, a $2 million juvenile purchase earlier this year by Michael Tabor, John Magnier and Zayat Stables, tries graded stakes company in just his second start, Saturday's $100,000 Hollywood Prevue (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

  • Biancone String Arrives at Hollywood Park

    Patrick Biancone is among five Eastern trainers planning to stable at Hollywood Park for the track's autumn meet when a division of 16 horses arrived Nov. 2.

  • Keeneland Reports Record Attendance, Wagering

    Keeneland reported record attendance and a 12.3% increase in total wagering at the 17-day fall race meeting that ended Oct. 28, its first with a new Polytrack surface.

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    Gorella Holds Off Karen's Caper in First Lady

    Martin Schwartz's odds-on favorite Gorella continued to impress with a gutsy effort in Saturday's $400,000 First Lady (gr. II) to win a nose decision over a resolute Karen's Caper on the Keeneland turf course.

  • Asi Siempre, takes the Spinster under jockey Julien Leparoux.

    Asi Siempre Always Best in Spinster Surprise

    Martin S. Schwartz's Asi Siempre, off the lawn for the first time in her 15-race career, strode away to a convincing victory in the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) on the all-weather track at Keeneland Sunday.

  • Slew Peg Breaks Mile Mark at Turfway Park

    Slew Peg, a 3-year-old filly by 2000 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, set a track record for the mile on the all-weather track at Turfway Park Wednesday night.

  • Gorella passes million dollar mark with come-from-behind Beverly D. romp.

    Impressive Gorella Gallops in Beverly D.

    Martin S. Schwartz's favored Gorella, last of a compact field at the top of the lane, surged past her rivals on the far outside to win the $750,000 Beverly D. (gr. IT) by 1 3/4 lengths Saturday on the Arlington Park lawn.

  • Lady of Venice Takes Tougher Road in Diana

    Trainer Patrick Biancone could have entered his improving 3-year-old filly Lady of Venice in Friday's restricted Lake George (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga but opted instead to put her in a much tougher spot -- Saturday's $500,000 Diana Handicap (gr. IT) for older fillies and mares.

  • Cosmonaut Orbits Arlington Handicap Foes

    Allowed to establish an easy pace on a soft Arlington Park turf course, Cosmonaut turned it on in the stretch to register an easy front-running victory in the $200,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday.

  • Biancone Tries Modesty With Louve Royale

    Louve Royale, most recently a fast-closing third in the Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs June 17, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in a field of 10 turf fillies and mares assembled for Saturday's $150,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park.

  • Lady of Venice Gets Physical to Win Regret

    Favored Lady of Venice bulled her way to the front in the stretch and drew off to a four-length victory in the $229,000 Regret (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies battling on the Churchill Downs turf Saturday.

  • Jenny Wiley winner Wend among five taking on Gorella as she faces a field of fillies in Saturday's Just a Game 'Cap.

    Gorella Back With Distaffers in Just a Game

    Gorella, beaten less than two lengths by English Channel and Cacique five weeks ago in Churchill's Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), will be the one to beat Saturday in the $300,000 Just a Game Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Belmont Park Widener Turf course.

  • Man of Illusion wins Aegon Turf Sprint.

    Man of Illusion Gets Clean Trip and Win

    This time Man of Illusion had a clean trip. In his first start in this country, the Australian-bred horse had tons of trouble and still was beaten only two lengths in Keeneland's Shakertown (gr. IIIT). Friday, he had clear sailing and won the $116,000 Aegon Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • French Import Lady of Venice Wins Appalachian

    Lady of Venice, a French-bred filly who was making her American debut, scored an authoritative win in the $109,100 Appalachian Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Keeneland.

  • Silver Cup (4) emerges from crowded stretch field to win the Santa Ana Handicap.

    Sterling Win Again for Silver Cup in Santa Ana

    Martin S. Schwartz's fighting Silver Cup registered her third consecutive grade II win on the Santa Anita turf this meeting, turning back favored Argentina in Sunday's $150,000 Santa Ana Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares.

  • Cosmonaut Rockets to Easy Golden Gate Win

    Cosmonaut, the longest shot in the five-horse Golden Gate Fields Handicap, launched a huge bid on the far turn and drew away to an easy 4 1/4-length win in the off-the-turf stakes race worth $150,000 at the Albany, Calif., track Saturday.

  • Silver Cup and Victor Espinoza win the Buena Vista Handicap, Monday at Santa Anita.

    Silver Cup Measures Up in Buena Vista 'Cap

    Overlooked Silver Cup got a good a stalking trip before kicking home impressively in the final sixteenth of a mile to defeat an evenly matched field in the $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on the Santa Anita turf course Monday.

  • Del Mar Debutante winner Wild Fit returns in Saturday's Las Virgenes.

    Wild Fit Faces Tough Field in Season Debut

    Wild Fit figures to be a solid choice in the $250,000 Las Virgenes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies, one of two grade I races on Santa Anita's Saturday program.

  • Silver Cup and Victor Espinoza, outside, battle to the wire with Ticker Tape to win the San Gorgonio Handicap.

    Silver Cup Pours It On in San Gorgonio

    The Irish-bred outsider Silver Cup overtook Ticker Tape in the final strides to win the $150,000 San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on the Santa Anita Park lawn Sunday.

  • Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens signs autographs before his last race,  Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Stevens Hears Tributes Prior to Final Ride

    He may have been one race away from ending his riding career, but Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens found a way to the Churchill Downs winners' circle before his last mount, Louve Royale, drove to a second-place near miss in the twelfth race on Saturday.

  • Pomeroy, winner of the A. G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga, was scratched from the Breeders' Cup Sprint Wednesday morning.

    Pomeroy to Miss Breeders' Cup Sprint

    Several hours before final entries were taken and post positions were drawn for Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, Pomeroy was withdrawn from the TVG Sprint (gr. I).

  • Asi Siempre Captures Valley View By Nose

    Heavily favored Asi Siempre rallied from far back Friday at Keeneland to win the $125,000 Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies by a nose.

  • Even Field Meets Stream Cat in Ky. Cup Juvenile

    Trainer Patrick Biancone, who will saddle likely $100,000 Kentucky Cup Juvenile (gr. III) favorite Stream Cat, says he's excited about running the colt on Turfway Park's Polytrack.

  • Competitive Field Set for Man o' War

    Saturday's $500,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) will feature last year's John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Better Talk Now and Beverly D (gr. IT) winner Angara, whom trainer Patrick Biancone will send out against the boys in the 1 3/8-mile test.

  • Roman Ruler Drills Bullet Half

    Fog City Stable's Roman Ruler, winner of the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I), breezed a half-mile in a bullet :45 4/5 at Saratoga Tuesday in preparation for the $1-million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27.

  • Pomeroy sizzles in hot Vanderbilt run.

    Pomeroy Pulls Away in Vanderbilt

    Dazzling Pomeroy, ridden by Eibar Coa, scorched the field in the $200,000 Alfred. G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II) on a hot day at Saratoga, the track where he won the King's Bishop (gr. I) last summer.

  • Sense of Style Breezes for Saturday's Test

    Trainer Patrick Biancone gave Michael Tabor's Sense of Style a final four-furlong breeze on the Saratoga main track prior to her start in the $250,000 Test (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.

  • Henny Hughes Buries Tremont Foes

    Henny Hughes, the 3-5 favorite, buried his rivals in the $107,700 Tremont for 2-year-olds at 5 1/2 furlongs by 15 lengths Monday at Belmont Park.

  • Zito Says Pinpoint to Start in Belmont Stakes

    Nick Zito, soon to become racing's newest Hall of Fame trainer, committed Sir Barton winner Pinpoint to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 11 after the son of Peaks and Valleys worked Thursday at Saratoga's Oklahoma training track.

  • Jockey Gary Stevens wins the Bewitch aboard Angara, Wednesday at Keeneland.

    Angara Inches Away to Take Bewitch

    Angara inched away down the Keeneland stretch to take the April 27 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 1 3/4 lengths over Cape Town Lass, with Strike Me Lucky three lengths back in third. A daughter of Alzao, Angara covered the 1 1/2-mile distance over a turf course rated good in 2:36.24.

  • Texcess looks to upset favorite in Saturday's Lane's End.

    Favorite Spanish Chestnut Draws Post 8 for Lane's End

    Spanish Chestnut, the only graded stakes winner in the bunch, drew post 8 Thursday afternoon for Saturday's $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park. The West Coast shipper was installed the 5-2 morning line favorite by Turfway's announcer and odds maker Mike Battaglia. The nine-furlong prep for the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) drew a field of nine.