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  • Royal Delta works at Belmont Park on October 26. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2860749700&k=pNp8zqn">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta, Close Hatches Take to SA Oval

    Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott oversaw Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contenders Royal Delta and Close Hatches as they stretched their legs at Santa Anita on Oct. 29 after arriving from New York the day before.

  • Joshua Tree looks to defend his title in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International Stakes on October 27.

    Joshua Tree to Defend International Title

    Joshua Tree, winner of the 2012 and 2010 editions of the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) and second in the 2011 running, looks to defend his title in the Oct. 27 Woodbine event against 10 other invaders.

  • Game On Dude, one of two horses entered by Baffert in the Classic.

    Big Three Trainers Dominate Classic Field

    Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, and Bill Mott each will saddle two horses in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, with Baffert sending out likely favorite Game On Dude.

  • Preferential wins the Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes.

    Preferential Squeezes Out Dowager Victory

    Preferential, a disappointment for Juddmonte Farms since her arrival in the United States this spring, registered her first stateside victory in the $125,000 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes Oct. 20 on the Keeneland turf.

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    Royal Delta Heads Mott's BC Works at Belmont

    Led by champion Royal Delta and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Ron the Greek, horses conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott got in their Belmont Park works Oct. 19 in advance of the Nov. 1-2 Breeders' Cup.

  • Emollient wins the Spinster Stakes.
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    Emollient Rolls Last-to-First in Spinster

    A smashing winner of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) this spring, favored Emollient returned to Keeneland Oct. 6 to capture the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) in another dazzling effort.

  • Emollient  won the 2013 Ashland Stakes.

    Emollient Takes on Elders in Spinster Stakes

    Emollient will face her elders as one of 11 entered for the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 6 at Keeneland. Others include grade I winners On Fire Baby and Byrama, and grade II winner Summer Applause.

  • Ron the Greek winning the Jockey Club Gold Cup.
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    Gold Cup's Top Trio Likely for BC Classic

    The first three finishers in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) are headed for a rematch in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, their trainers indicated on the morning of Sept. 29.

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    Royal Delta Breezes at Belmont Park

    Champion Royal Delta wrapped up serious preparation for defense of her Beldame Invitational Stakes (gr. I) win with a four-furlong breeze Sept. 23 at Belmont Park.

  • Sky Girl (right) gets up late to win the Dogwood at Churchill.

    Sky Girl Soars to Dogwood Victory

    After being purchased privately for a lofty but undisclosed sum, Sky Girl provided new owner John Clay's Alpha Delta Stables with a quick return on investment in the $110,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 21 at Churchill Downs.

  • Close Hatches rolls home to win the Cotillion Stakes.

    Second Straight Grade I Win for Close Hatches

    Close Hatches secured a second straight grade I victory Sept. 21 when she passed Test Stakes (gr. I) winner Sweet Lulu turning for home and held off all challengers in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I).

  • Close Hatches
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    Philly Showdown for Sweet Lulu, Close Hatches

    Grade I winners Sweet Lulu and Close Hatches will meet on the track for the first time when an accomplished group of 3-year-old fillies starts in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 21 at Parx Racing.

  • Emollient won the American Oaks on the Hollywood Park turf on July 13.

    Emollient Heads Loaded Garden City Lineup

    The Sept. 14 Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park offers bettors an interesting dilemma, with talented grade I winners facing a grade I-placed French import and the one-two finishers of the grade II Lake Placid Stakes.

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    Royal Delta May Go to Europe for First Mating

    While champion Royal Delta is wrapping up her 2013 campaign with planned starts in the Beldame Invitational and Breeders' Cup Distaff (both gr. I), her connections are considering her future as a broodmare.

  • Royal Delta faces four in the Personal Ensign. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2369612231&k=7D6gbrM">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta Back for More in Personal Ensign

    Champion mare Royal Delta is the class of a small group entered in the $600,000 Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 25 at Saratoga, but as we saw last year in this event, sometimes even class gets beat.

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    Personal Ensign Next Stop for Royal Delta

    Two-time champion Royal Delta, who put it all together in an overpowering victory in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I), makes her next stop in the Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I) at Saratoga, trainer Bill Mott said.

  • Royal Delta dominates the Delaware Handicap.

    Royal Delta Cruises in Delaware Handicap

    Racing without Lasix in search of a return to dominant form, Besilu Stable's champion mare Royal Delta cruised to victory by 10 3/4 lengths in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 20 at Delaware Park.

  • Royal Delta won the 2012 Delaware Handicap by a neck.

    Royal Delta Seeks Redemption in Del 'Cap

    Champion racemare Royal Delta aims for a title defense July 20 in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I), seeking redemption after a five-length loss in the June 15 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.

  • Emollient holds off Emotional Kitten to take the American Oaks.

    Emollient Takes to Turf for American Oaks Win

    Making her first start on grass, favored Emollient staved off a determined Emotional Kitten in deep stretch to post a half-length victory in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) July 13 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Ashland winner Emollient makes her turf debut in the  American Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2444000342&k=nHcfpBm">Order This Photo</a>

    Grass Debut for Emollient in American Oaks

    Emollient, winner of the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) this spring, makes her turf debut against seven rival 3-year-old fillies in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) on closing weekend July 13 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Flat Out sails home to win the 2013 Suburban.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2618565680&k=dz3FQGR">Order This Photo</a>

    Flat Out Much the Best in Second Suburban

    Nearly unbeatable at Belmont Park, Flat Out collected his fifth win from six starts at the New York oval while finishing much the best for his second victory in the $350,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) July 6.

  • Last Gunfighter has won six in a row, including the May 17 Pimlico Special.
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    Last Gunfighter Faces Flat Out in Suburban

    Last Gunfighter has won six in a row, including the Pimlico Special (gr. III) last time out. On July 6 he looks to make it seven when he takes on a compact field including multi-millionare Flat Out.

  • Close Hatches rolls to victory in the Mother Goose.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2590702069&k=tDFLwXG">Order This Photo</a>

    Close Hatches Gets Golden Egg in Mother Goose

    Close Hatches became Juddmonte Farms' newest grade I winner when she captured the $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) June 22 at Belmont Park, leaving heavily favored Dreaming of Julia behind on the turn and cruising home.

  • Dreaming of Julia faces 4 in the Mother Goose Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2433030369&k=Dqb69h2">Order This Photo</a>

    Dreaming of Julia Favored in Mother Goose

    Stonestreet Stables' homebred Dreaming of Julia is the 1-2 morning line favorite in a light edition of the $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, where just four other 3-year-old fillies will challenge.

  • Fort Larned in the Stephen Foster Handicap.
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    Whitney Next for Foster Winner Fort Larned

    Dominating Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (gr. I) winner Fort Larned will be pointed to the Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Ian Wilkes said on the morning of June 16.

  • Royal Delta Grazes at Belmont Park 6/6/2013

    Champion Royal Delta, who will defend her title in the June 15 Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs, grazes outside Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott's barn at Belmont June 6.

  • Royal Delta Grazes at Belmont Park 6/6/2013

    Champion Royal Delta, who will defend her title in the June 15 Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs, grazes outside Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott's barn at Belmont June 6.

  • Scatman overtakes Jasizzle to win the Aristides at Churchill Downs.

    Scatman Scampers Home In Aristides

    Scatman showed a nice closing kick when coming from off the pace to defeat four foes in the Aristides Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, besting Jasizzle and defending Aristides winner Rothko.

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    Champ Royal Delta Headed for Fleur de Lis

    Champion Royal Delta will seek a title defense in the June 15 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. She is expected to be joined in her trip to the Louisville oval by sales-topping stablemate Mr. Besilu.

  • Kauai Katie takes on 5 in the Acorn.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2337168543&k=8QTxwmg">Order This Photo</a>

    Kauai Katie Stretches Out for Acorn

    Grade II winner Kauai Katie will stretch out to take on Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) also-rans Midnight Lucky and Close Hatches while those two turn back in distance in the $300,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) May 27 at Belmont.

  • Hessonite won the Beaugay Stakes on May 4.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2493131425&k=XkMc8NZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Hessonite Tops Sheepshead Bay Stakes Lineup

    Four strong turf fillies will tangle May 25 in the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park. Hessonite, Strathnaver, Starformer, and Mystical Star all share status as 120-pound highweights in a field of eight.