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  • Glorious View repels all challenges to capture the Vagrancy Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2519687548&k=3xF6h4f">Order This Photo</a>

    Glorious View Guts Out Vagrancy Triumph

    Pressed all the way on a fast pace, favored Glorious View refused to give way in the stretch in her stakes debut, capturing the $200,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II) May 18 at Belmont Park.

  • Emollient
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    Black-Eyed Susan: A Soft Spot for Emollient?

    Emollient, nine-length winner of the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) in April, is the 9-5 favorite in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered in the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Fusaichiswonderful is 9-2 on the morning line for the Eight Belles.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2388092765&k=VBSqW7X">Order This Photo</a>

    Eight Belles Attracts Maximum 14-Horse Field

    The only stakes on the May 3 card to draw a maximum 14-horse field was not the Kentucky Oaks. It was another race for 3-year-old fillies, the Eight Belles Presented by Xerox (gr. III), with undefeated Calistoga favored.

  • Flashy Gray

    Flashy Gray Scratched from Kentucky Oaks

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Flashy Gray has been scratched from the May 3 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott told Churchill Downs racing secretary Ben Huffman May 1.

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    Broken Spell Ruled Out of KY Oaks

    Calumet Farm's Broken Spell was ruled out of the Kentucky Oaks the morning of April 23 by trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Trainer Bob Baffert said Fiftyshadesofhay will also not contend.

  • Emollient rolls to victory in the Ashland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2443841913&k=xwF3gGm">Order This Photo</a>

    Second Chance Pays for Emollient in Ashland

    Juddmonte Farms homebred Emollient established a clear lead early and then opened up on her dozen rivals in the stretch to register an easy victory in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) April 6 at Keeneland.

  • Close Hatches leads the way in the Gazelle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2443777191&k=qR6PHz7">Order This Photo</a>

    Close Hatches Gets Determined Gazelle Score

    Close Hatches led at every pole, repelled Princess of Sylmar in deep stretch, and drew away to keep her unbeaten record intact, registering her first stakes score in the $250,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) April 6 at Aqueduct.

  • Amira's Prince heads home to victory in the Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2433377044&k=rqdPJdp">Order This Photo</a>

    Amira's Prince Maintains Hot Streak in Muniz

    Favored Amira's Prince recorded his fourth consecutive win since arriving in the United States, holding off a determined charge from Willcox Inn in the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) March 30.

  • Unlimited Budget is a perfect 3 for 3 in her career.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2234249494&k=FXHbJG5">Order This Photo</a>

    Unlimited Budget, Flashy Gray Head FG Oaks

    Undefeated Unlimited Budget and Honeybee Stakes runner-up Flashy Gray head a quality field that includes grade I winner So Many Ways in the $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 30 at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Starformer won The Very One Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths on Feb 16.

    Starformer Tops Orchid Line-Up

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Starformer seeks her second straight stakes score at Gulfstream Park March 30, going up against nine others in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the undercard of the Florida Derby (gr. I).

  • Royal Delta prepping for the Dubai World Cup.
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    U.S. Ready to End Dubai World Cup Drought

    If America is going to finally crack the Tapeta blockade that has prevented it from having a single horse finish in the money in the three Dubai World Cups run at Meydan, this will be the year.

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    Royal Delta 'Enchanting' Onlookers at Meydan

    Besilu Stable's Royal Delta puts on an enchanting performance March 27 in Dubai, working three furlongs in :35.64 at Meydan in advance of the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I).

  • Animal Kingdom in Dubai.

    Animal Kingdom Draws Post 12 in World Cup

    Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post 12 of 13 when the field was drawn March 27 for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Meydan March 30.

  • Ioya Bigtime most recently finished third in the Mac Diarmida.

    Intriguing Group Lines Up for Pan American

    Four runners from the Feb. 16 Mac Diarmida Stakes, headed by Resolute Group Stables' second-place finisher Teaks North, are among 10 entered to contest the $150,000 Pan American Stakes (gr. IIT) March 23 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Mr Palmer and Junior Alvarado take the Private Terms.

    Mr Palmer Seals Deal in Private Terms Stakes

    Mr Palmer had the highest Beyer speed figure of nine 3-year-olds who went to the gate for the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes March 9 at Laurel Park, and teh favorite prevailed when he closed with a strong late run.

  • Game On Dude faces 9, including 2012 Santa Anita Handicap winner Ron the Greek, in the 2013 Santa Anita Handicap.

    Game On Dude, Ron the Greek Star in Big 'Cap

    Game On Dude and Ron the Greek, horses with contrasting styles but both possessing a victory in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), are the clear standouts in the marquee event for handicap horses March 2 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Starformer Continues to Shine in The Very One

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Starformer continued to shine in the $100,000 The Very One Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 16, cruising to 3 1/4-length victory as much the best over seven other older fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park.

  • Newsdad makes his 2013 debut in the Mac Diarmida Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

    Mott Holds Hot Hand for GP Turf Stakes

    Newsdad, Ioya Bigtime, and Twilight Eclipse will shake it up Feb. 16 in the $150,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, while Starformer and Closing Range tangle in the $100,000 Very One (gr. III).

  • Tapicat streaks away from her rivals to win the Florida Oaks.

    Tapicat Makes the Grade in Florida Oaks

    The sophomore daughter of Tapit earned her first graded stakes victory and was just a tick off a track record Feb. 2 while rolling home much the best in the $150,000 Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Tapicat High Steps into Florida Oaks

    After leading at every call in winning her first two career turf starts, Tapicat will try to earn her first black-type Feb. 2 in the Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Royal Delta was a repeat winner in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Ladies-Classic/26130180_8NMncD#!i=2191660144&k=PLgv2wz">Order This Photo</a>

    Champion Older Female: Royal Delta

    Long-striding Royal Delta delivered when it mattered most in 2012, and although her 4-year-old season was not without flaws, her winning performances were spectacular.

  • Mucho Macho Man won the 2012 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic.

    Millions Classic: 'Macho' vs 'Ron' Take Two

    Mucho Macho Man and Ron the Greek, two of the leading older horses of 2012, embark on another title quest Jan. 19 when they face off in the $400,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park.

  • Royal Delta<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Ladies-Classic/26130180_8NMncD#!i=2191659902&k=7FTtcr6">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta Gets Back to Work at Payson

    During that time of year when champions are gearing up for their new campaigns, a familiar name popped up at Payson Park. Royal Delta is back on the worktab and prepping for a start in the Feb. 17 Sabin (gr. III).

  • Nicole H won the Interborough Handicap in 2011 and 2012 (shown).

    Nicole H Seeks Interborough Three-Peat

    At age 6, Nicole H will try to become the first mare to post three consecutive victories in the $75,000 Interborough Handicap. She faces seven others in the six-furlong event at Aqueduct Racetrack on New Year's Day.

  • Starformer fights off Mystical Star to win the Long Island Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2206869516&k=vthLfJG">Order This Photo</a>

    Starformer Fights to Long Island Win

    Briefly headed in deep stretch but game every step of the way, Juddmonte Farms' homebred Starformer repealed the challenge of Mystical Star to take the $150,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Aqueduct Nov. 10.

  • Royal Delta after the Ladies' Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Ladies-Classic/26130180_8NMncD#!i=2191509719&k=NCvP8h7">Order This Photo</a>

    Mott: Royal Delta G-R-E-A-T After Victory

    Trainer Bill Mott could not contain his excitement the morning after champion Royal Delta's gate-to-wire victory in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, saying the filly was G-R-E-A-T.

  • Royal Delta at Santa Anita on October 30.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Works/26130247_gxH6nS#!i=2184986357&k=GmmJSsF">Order This Photo</a>

    Mott: Royal Delta's Cut Superficial

    Trainer Bill Mott said Oct. 30 that a cut sustained by Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) favorite Royal Delta on her right hip was superficial and should not pose any problems for the daughter of Empire Maker.

  • Flat Out
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    Flight Carrying BC Horses Able to Leave NY

    A flight carrying a contingent of Breeders' Cup horses from New York to California was rescheduled to 1 a.m. EDT Oct. 29 and was able to take off as Hurricane Sandy approached the Northeast, Breeders' Cup officials said.

  • Newsdad rolls late to win the Fayette Stakes.

    Newsdad Shows Extra Gear in Fayette Win

    Newsdad, switching from turf to Polytrack and shortening up for the closing day $150,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland, swept to a two-length victory under meet-leading rider Julien Leparoux Oct. 27.

  • Royal Delta
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    Royal Delta Cross-Entered in Classic

    Although owner Benjamin Leon is still leaning heavily toward the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) for Royal Delta, he has decided to pre-enter last year's 3-year-old filly champion in the Classic (gr. I) as well.