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  • Lexie Lou (pink silks) wins Nassau Stakes

    Lexie Lou Carries Casse's Just a Game Hopes

    With reigning champion grass mare Tepin across the Atlantic Ocean, trainer Mark Casse will turn to another champion in Canada's 2014 Horse of the Year Lexie Lou for the $700,000 Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. I) June 11 at Belmont Park.

  • Vyjack wins race 7 at Keeneland April 21, 2016.

    Vyjack Returns to Graded Ranks in Red Bank

    Vyjack—who last time out won a Keeneland allowance over the same lawn upon which his half sister, champion Tepin, has picked up three grade I wins—returns to the graded ranks June 5 in the $100,000 Red Bank Stakes (gr. IIIT)

  • Heart to Heart Seeks Shoemaker Grade I

    Heart to Heart could find his way back to the winner's circle for his first grade I victory in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 4 at Santa Anita Park, a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" race for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Flipcup (right) holds off No Fault of Mine to win the Arlington Matron.

    Flipcup Resolute in Arlington Matron Win

    Flipcup, who takes things to another level when racing on all-weather surfaces, held off a stretch challenge from favorite No Fault of Mine to win the $100,000 Arlington Matron Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, May 28 at Arlington Park.

  • Brooklynsway wins the Dobledogdare (gr. III)

    Brooklynsway Heads Arlington Matron

    The 4-year-old Giant Gizmo filly upset heavy favorite I'm a Chatterbox two starts back on dirt, when she won the April 22 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland to earn her first graded score for trainer Bernie Flint.

  • Carina Mia on the track at Churchill Downs May 3

    Carina Mia, Nickname Face Off in Eight Belles

    Carina Mia came up short in points for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Nickname's connections opted not to run, but both graded winners will still be prominent on Oaks Day in the $200,000 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. II) May 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Carina Mia works Monday at Churchill Downs.

    Carina Mia Breezes at Churchill Downs

    While Carina Mia will need a lot of help to make the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) field, her connections are confident the grade II winner will run well in whatever race she ultimately enters.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Downs Plans 9% Purse Increase

    Enhancing what already is American racing's most lucrative daily purse program, Kentucky Downs will pump an additional $600,000-plus into its 2016 overnight races and stakes for its five-date, all-turf meet in September.

  • Tuttipaesi fights for the win in the Santa Ana over Glory.

    Tuttipaesi Rallies Late to Win Santa Ana

    Blocked or hampered between horses in the final three-sixteenths of the $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) March 26 at Santa Anita Park, Valor Ladies' Tuttipaesi persevered for her first graded win.

  • Take the Stand comes home strong to win the Muniz Memorial Stakes.

    Take the Stand Easily Wins Muniz Memorial

    Earle Mack, Wachtel Stable, and Brous Stable's Take the Stand popped the gate from the rail post position and never looked back in a handy victory in the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Stakes (gr. IIT) March 26 at Fair Grounds.

  • Her Emmynency won the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup in October at Keeneland.

    Her Emmynency Draws Rail in Santa Ana

    Ike and Dawn Thrash's grade I winner Her Emmynency drew the rail for the first time in her career and appears to be the class of a short field in the $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) March 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Carina Mia rolls home to win the Golden Rod Stakes.

    Carina Mia Wins Stakes Debut in Golden Rod

    Entered in the Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) off a dominating maiden special weight win Oct. 29 at Keeneland, Carina Mia handled the class jump Nov. 28 to register a decisive victory at Churchill Downs.

  • Lady Lara comes home strong to win the My Charmer Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-P4GML2L">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Lara Rolls to My Charmer Victory

    In a successful return to the Sunshine State, Lady Lara engaged longshot Pink Poppy off the far turn and took command in mid-stretch to deliver a clear victory Nov. 21 in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • America takes the Turnback the Alarm Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Vsc8LNG">Order This Photo</a>

    America All the Way in Turnback the Alarm

    Pacesetter America turned back a mild challenge entering the stretch and scooted clear to win the $200,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap, snapping a five-race winless streak, Oct. 30 at Belmont Park.

  • Harmonize comes in with back-to back wins.

    Illuminate, Harmonize to Meet in Fillies Turf

    Two European-based fillies have won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) since its 2008 inauguration, and Denford Stud's Illuminate will try to become the third in this year's edition Oct. 30 at Keeneland.

  • Lea winning the 2014 Donn Handicap.

    Claiborne Adds Lea, Announces 2016 Fees

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Lea, a grade I winner and earner of $2,182,398, will be retired following the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships and be retired to Claiborne Farm for the 2016 breeding season.

  • Harmonize and Junior Alvarado take the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-2ZTxVzd">Order This Photo</a>

    Harmonize Shows New Dimension in Jessamine

    Harmonize showed a new dimension Oct. 7 at Keeneland, coming from far off the pace with a strong stretch run to win the Jessamine (gr. IIIT) and an automatic berth in the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).

  • War Dancer.

    War Dancer Drops Into Knickerbocker

    War Dancer has faced the best of the older turf division all summer and takes a drop in class Oct. 10 in the nine-furlong Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.

  • Azar (left) and Next Shares (right) finished 1-2 in the With Anticipation Stakes on Sept. 2.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KD3LQkk">Order This Photo</a>

    Azar, Next Shares to Meet Again in Pilgrim

    The top two finishers from the With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT), Azar and Next Shares, will battle again Sept. 26 at Belmont Park in the $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT), a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 2-year-olds.

  • Tepin won her first three starts of 2015, including the grade I Just A Game Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-tQ7RXJ8">Order This Photo</a>

    Tepin Seeks Rebound in Ballston Spa

    Robert Masterson's Tepin, who is a nose away from being undefeated in four starts this year, appears well-spotted to get back on the winning track in the $400,000 Ketel One Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 29 at Saratoga.

  • Takeover Target rallies late to take the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-F6NRjbm">Order This Photo</a>

    Takeover Target Claims Hall of Fame Stakes

    Takeover Target has showed promise from the start. On Friday, Aug. 7 in the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. II) on the Saratoga Race Course turf, the Harlan's Holiday colt delivered.

  • Lea works at Saratoga Aug. 3.
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    Lea Tunes Up for Whitney in Workout

    Grade I winner Lea worked four furlongs in :49 3/5 on the main track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 2 in preparation for the Aug. 8, $1.25 million Whitney Stakes (gr. I) that will be televised on NBC.

  • Uncle Sigh<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3053687618&k=6Qqsxcw">Order This Photo</a>

    Uncle Sigh's Breeze Thrills Trainer Contessa

    Twice grade III-placed Uncle Sigh breezed four furlongs in :49.54 on the Oklahoma training track Tuesday, July 21, at Saratoga Race Course as the son of Indian Charlie prepares for his first start in more than a year.

  • Ironicus shoots for his second straight graded stakes score in the Poker Stakes.

    Ironicus Targets Poker Stakes

    Stuart S. Janney III's Ironicus shoots for his second straight graded stakes score in the $500,000 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park on June 13.