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  • Sea of Showers Bursts to Jenny Wiley Win

    Flaxman Holdings' homebred Sea of Showers and jockey Jerry Bailey won Sunday's $113,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland with a powerful stretch kick for the seemingly invincible trainer Bobby Frankel.

  • Jockey Jerry Bailey rides Empire Maker to victory past Funny Cide in the 79th Wood Memorial.

    Empire Maker Proves He's Crown Worthy

    Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker confirmed his credentials as this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) consensus choice with a calculated half-length victory in Saturday's $750,000 Wood Memorial (gr. I) in the mud at Aqueduct Park.

  • Longshot Sky Soldier May Like Mud in Wood

    With an off track possible for Saturday's Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct, one horse that does have experience over a wet strip is Arthur Vickers' longshot Sky Soldier, who was made 15-1 on the morning line.

  • Jenny Wiley Boasts Strong Contenders

    A field full of quality fillies and mares goes postward in Keeneland's $100,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sunday over 8 1/2 grassy furlongs.

  • Second in Command Moves Up in Bay Shore

    The $150,000 Bay Shore (gr. III) for three-year-olds at seven furlongs drew a field of 11 Saturday as part of the Wood Memorial program at Aqueduct Park.

  • Peace Rules, morning-line favorite for the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

    Peace Rules 7-5 Blue Grass Choice

    Edmund Gann's Peace Rules, winner of the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) in his last start, was installed the 7-5 morning line favorite after drawing post two for Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • Empire Maker, left, and stablemate Midas Eyes in Sunday workouts.

    Empire Maker Puts in Wood Tune-Up

    Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel sent out a slew of his stars, including top sophomores Empire Maker, Peace Rules and Midas Eyes, for workouts at Hollywood Park Sunday morning.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Wins Oaklawn 'Cap Handily

    Edmund A. Gann's heavily favored Medaglia d'Oro and jockey Jerry Bailey assumed control coming out of the gate and pulled away in the stretch to score an easy victory in Saturday's $500,00 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) for older horses.

  • Heat Haze a Blur in Las Cienegas Stretch

    Juddmonte Farm's Heat Haze, with Jose Valdivia Jr., riding, barreled through the stretch to run the down the leaders and register a smart victory Saturday in the $100,000-added Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) for older fillies and mares on the Santa Anita downhill turf course.

  • Ballingarry Makes 2003 Debut in Arcadia 'Cap

    Irish-bred Ballingarry makes his first start since the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) in Sunday's $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 mile at Santa Anita, but the Canadian International (gr. IT) winner drew a tough spot for his return.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Finds Short Oaklawn Field

    Medaglia d'Oro, whose connections bypassed last weekend's Dubai World Cup, will lead a small field to the post with top weight of 122 pounds in Saturday's $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).

  • Shippers Rate Edge Again in Explosive Bid

    Enhancements in purse and graded status over the past four years have made the $650,000 Explosive Bid Handicap (gr. IIT) at Fair Grounds an attractive race for shippers from across the country.

  • Empire Maker, Field Top Derby Future Pool

    A record-smashing victory in the Florida Derby (gr. I) by Juddmonte Farm homebred Empire Maker made a strong impression on Kentucky Derby (gr. 1) fans across the nation. The mutuel field still emerged as a narrow favorite as wagering in Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2003 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) ended its four-day run on Sunday.

  • Ninebanks Slugs Way to Golden Gate BC Win

    Ninebanks and Surprise Halo turned the $150,000 Golden Gate Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) into their own match race Sunday at Golden Gate Fields, battling from start to finish in the 1 1/8-miles turf race for 4-year-olds and up.

  • No Dubai World Cup for Medaglia d'Oro

    Trainer Bobby Frankel says Strub Stakes winner Medaglia d'Oro won't be traveling to the Middle East for the $6 million Dubai World Cup, but the pending war in that region was not the main reason.

  • Wood Memorial Next for Empire Maker

    After thinking things over Saturday night, trainer Bobby Frankel said he's decided to send Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Empire Maker to New York's Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) after all.

  • Royal Gem is the Jewel of Golden Gate BC

    Royal Gem, who captured the Bay Meadows Derby in November, will make his 4-year-old debut Sunday on the grass at Golden Gate Fields in the $150,000 Golden Gate Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Bailey Shows Golden Touch on Midas Eyes

    Jockey Jerry Bailey showed his golden touch with Midas Eyes, runaway winner of Saturday's $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. III), giving he and trainer Bobby Frankel a sweep of Saturday's rich 3-year-old stakes at Gulfstream Park.

  • Empire Maker runs to victory in the Florida Derby.

    Empire Maker Expands Frankel's Derby Domain

    Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker expanded trainer Bobby Frankel's realm over the 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) preps. A week after conquering Louisiana with Peace Rules in the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), Empire Maker gave the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) to Frankel with a spectacular performance, trouncing the seven-horse field with an eye-catching stretch run.

  • Public Shows Faith in Empire Maker

    On the eve of the biggest race of his career, the public is holding Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker as the favorite at 9-1 among the 23 individuals listed in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Adminniestrator Will Go Long in San Luis Rey

    Adminniestrator, who has won his last two races, including the inaugural $500,000 Barretts/CTBA Turf at 1 1/8 miles in the Sunshine Millions on Jan. 25, will stretch out to 12 furlongs in Saturday's $250,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.

  • Despite Warning, Mullins' Horses on Track for World Cup

    California-based trainer Jeff Mullins says he will not alter plans to participate in the March 29 Dubai World Cup card at Nad al Sheba racecourse in the United Arab Emirates despite a travel warning issued by the State Department to U.S. citizens currently in or traveling to that country.

  • Peace Rules draws off in the stretch to win the Louisiana Derby.

    Peace Rules in Right Spot at Fair Grounds

    Edmund Gann's Peace Rules, a late entrant to Sunday's $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds, spoiled the supposed showdown between Kafwain and Badge of Silver with a convincing victory in his first stakes race on dirt.

  • Sightseek, making first start for rider Jose Valdivia Jr.

    Sightseek Brings Gas to Stellar 'Margarita Cast

    Sightseek is the lone speed in Sunday's $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I), which drew a small but stellar cast of six older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles at Santa Anita.

  • Frankel Can Add Florida Derby to His Empire

    With three straight Eclipse Awards, Brooklyn-born trainer Bobby Frankel has been the master of all he has surveyed. Last year, his runners earned more than $17.7 million and he won 14 grade I races. But one has always eluded him: the Florida Derby.

  • 'Brew has Fever but Frankel Feeling Good after Big 'Cap Win

    Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Milwaukee Brew was doing well, but running a slight fever the day after his historic repeat victory in the $1 million race, trainer Bobby Frankel reported Sunday morning. However, the conditioner wasn't too concerned about the 6-year-old son of Wild Again missing much training.

  • Thady Quill Captures Sandy Lane Gold Cup

    Gay Smith's favored Thady Quill closed from midpack on the final turn to take the $110,000 Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup Saturday at Garrison Savannah Racetrack near Bridgetown, Barbados.

  • Crafty C. T., winning the San Rafael.

    Crafty C.T. Returns to Headline San Carlos

    Crafty C.T., a consistent sprinter who has finished first, second or third in 11 of 13 career starts, returns to action Sunday in the $200,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • No 'Peace' in San Rafael After All

    Edmund Gann's graded stakes-winning Peace Rules will not make the lineup for Saturday's $200,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita and could instead make his next start in the Mar. 9 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), trainer Bobby Frankel said.

  • Alyzig Facing Tough Customers in Kilroe

    Alyzig and Night Life, who ran first and second for trainer Kristin Mulhall in the Exceller Handicap on Jan. 25, are among the dozen turf runners entered in the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Peace Rules, winner of the Generous Stakes, makes his 2003 debut in the San Rafael.

    Frankel Hopes Peace Rules in San Rafael

    The Bobby Frankel-trained Peace Rules, twice a stakes winner on turf, and stakes winners Spensive and Sum Trick head a field of nine entered in Saturday's $200,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.

  • Baffert Delighted to Get Bailey Back for Big 'Cap

    Trainer Bob Baffert expressed delight in having Jerry Bailey back aboard Congaree for Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) following the defection Tuesday of Medaglia d'Oro

  • Omega Code wins the San Miguel.

    Omega Code Stretches Out for San Rafael

    Omega Code faces his most serious test Saturday, trying two turns for the first time in the one-mile San Rafael Stakes (Gr. III) at Santa Anita.

  • Final Destination in Game Buena Vista Win

    New Zealand-bred Final Destination won the $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap (gr. IIT) for older fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park on Monday, her second victory in two U.S. starts for owner Edmund Gann and trainer Bobby Frankel.

  • Starrer carries jockey Patrick Valenzuela to victory in the Santa Maria Handicap Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Classy Starrer Beats You in Santa Maria

    Starrer was ready to roll down the backstretch in the $200,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park on Sunday, but jockey Patrick Valenzuela knew better than to let her go so soon.

  • Starrer Battles You in Santa Maria Handicap

    Starrer returns to competition in Sunday's $200,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) for older fillies and mares at Santa Anita following a two-month layoff.

  • Medaglia d'Oro May Point for Big 'Cap After All

    Milwaukee Brew is set to defend his title for owner Frank Stronach and trainer Bobby Frankel in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) on March 1, but with war drums in the Middle East beating loudly, Frankel could add Strub Stakes (gr. II) winner Medaglia d'Oro to the Big 'Cap mix.

  • Empire Maker: The Campaign Begins Friday

    Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker, one of the most hyped 2-year-old runners last year is scheduled to make his 2003 debut Friday in the $75,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. The 1 1/8-mile race, while is restricted to 3-year-olds that have not won $50,000 at a mile or over, has drawn a diverse crowd.