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  • Goldencents

    Goldencents Draws Rail for BC Dirt Mile

    The winner of last year's edition of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) leads a group of 11 entered for the 2014 edition as he aims to become the first two-time victor in the race's seven-year history Oct. 31.

  • Breeders' Cup News Update for October 26, 2014

    Claire Novak updates us on California Chrome's arrival, Majestic Harbor, Tapiture, Untapable, Bob Baffert's reaction to the works of Bayern and American Pharoah, and Capo Bastone being out of the Breeders' Cup.

  • Breeders' Cup News Update for Oct. 26, 2014

    Claire Novak updates us on California Chrome's arrival, Majestic Harbor, Tapiture, Untapable, Bob Baffert's reaction to the works of Bayern and American Pharoah, and Capo Bastone being out of the Breeders' Cup.

  • Goldencents won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Dirt-Mile/33149801_zx584H#!i=2876858630&k=QNfCRxF">Order This Photo</a>

    Goldencents Seeks Second Dirt Mile Victory

    Goldencents, winner of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) in 2013, leads a group of 12 pre-entered contenders for the 2014 edition as he aims to become the first two-time winner in the race's seven-year history.

  • Itsmyluckyday won the Woodward Stakes on Aug. 30.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-C5fWbGv">Order This Photo</a>

    Itsmyluckyday Shortens Up as Kelso Favorite

    Itsmyluckyday bounced back from a pelvic fracture to win the Woodward (gr. I), and now will try to add the Kelso (gr. II) on Sept. 27 to his resume en route to a potential Breeders' Cup bid.

  • Clearly Now won the Belmont Sprint Stakes by 6 1/4 lengths on July 5.
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    Clearly Now Faces Class Field in Forego

    Belmont Sprint (gr. III) stakes winner Clearly Now takes on nine opponents as he attempts to duplicate his Herculean performance in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Palace Malice is among those scheduled to run in the Whitney.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-LsVHHZ2">Order This Photo</a>

    Whitney Card's Grade I Races Taking Shape

    The $1.5 million Whitney (gr. I) (Aug. 2)--the richest race this summer at Saratoga Race Course--has attracted a robust field of likely starters, topped by last year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner, Palace Malice.

  • Palace Malice will try to stay perfect in 2014 in the Met Mile.
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    One Year Later, Palace Malice Going Strong

    In the time that has passed since Palace Malice won the 2013 Belmont Stakes, both Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow have retired -- but Palice Malice is still going strong.

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    Danza Puts Eclipse in Derby Spotlight

    Aron Wellman and Lee Midkiff have grown a fledgling partnership group into the program producing grade I winners such as In Lingerie, Byrama, Capo Bastone, and now Arkansas Derby (gr. I) victor Danza.

  • Todd Pletcher

    Record Sixth Eclipse for Pletcher

    Todd Pletcher's deep bench of top quality runners sometimes make it difficult to gauge his accomplishments when compared to those of other trainers. But in 2013, he was in a league of his own.

  • Groupie Doll had her final pre-race preparations on November 25. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2935286322&k=FjMp2RH">Order This Photo</a>

    Groupie Doll at Peak Level for Cigar Mile

    Top female sprinter Groupie Doll nearly won the Cigar Mile (gr. I) a year ago. Now she's back with a new slate of rivals to contend with, including grade I winners Goldencents and Verrazano.

  • Goldencents
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    Nine Expected in Cigar Mile

    Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Goldencents has been assigned 120 pounds and is the high weight among the nine expected starters for the Nov. 30 $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Verrazano
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    Pletcher's Cigar Mile Trio Breezes at Belmont

    Trainer Todd Pletcher's three contenders for the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I)--Forty Tales, Capo Bastone, and Verrazano--took to the Belmont Park training track Nov. 17 to turn in their penultimate breezes prior to the race.

  • Groupie Doll breezed a half mile Nov. 16 on the Belmont Park training track.
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    Groupie Doll Breezes Half Mile for Cigar Mile

    Reigning champion female sprinter Groupie Doll breezed a half mile Nov. 16 on the Belmont Park training track as she prepares for her second career start against males in the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 30 at Aqueduct.

  • Last Arrivals for Breeders' Cup 30

    Two of the leading contenders for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)--defending champion Fort Larned and Palace Malice--along with champion Wise Dan were among the last horses to arrive for World Championships.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection drew the 12 hole this time around.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf-Sprint/26130142_BL5TMr#!i=2192868162&k=MDWxQzc">Order This Photo</a>

    Mizdirection Outside for Turf Sprint Defense

    Despite the 2012 winner, Mizdirection, returning to try for a double, a full field of 14 entered the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) Nov. 2. Mizdirection, who won last year from post 11, drew the 12 hole this time around.

  • Capo Bastone<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2722492487&k=mZCtzcr">Order This Photo</a>

    Capo Bastone Likely for Turf Sprint

    Although he enters this year's Breeders' Cup off a victory in one of North America's top dirt sprint races, the connections of Capo Bastone are leaning toward a start in the Geico Turf Sprint (gr. I).

  • Verrazano<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2662607600&k=c3tFwXz">Order This Photo</a>

    Verrazano Works Bullet for BC Dirt Mile

    Let's Go Stable and Coolmore partners' Verrazano worked a bullet five furlongs in 1:01.08 Oct. 12 on the dirt training track at Belmont Park, gearing up for the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Capo Bastone rallies to upset the King's Bishop Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2721261043&k=2L6bxQg">Order This Photo</a>

    Capo Bastone Delivers King's Bishop Shocker

    Capo Bastone, a colt that had long failed to tap his potential, finally displayed his talent with a roaring finish to capture the $500,000 Foxwoods King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) going away at odds of 28-1 Aug. 24 at Saratoga.

  • Forty Tales has won three straight graded stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2662525673&k=GLKgzQd">Order This Photo</a>

    Forty Tales Faces 13 in Crowded King's Bishop

    Forty Tales, winner of three straight graded stakes, will have his work cut out for him just trying to make his way through all the traffic in the $500,000 Foxwoods King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 24 at Saratoga.

  • Palace Malice works 8/18/2013.
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    Pletcher Stalwarts Shine in Saratoga Works

    Trainer Todd Pletcher's dynamic duo of Palace Malice and Verrazano, leading contenders for the upcoming Travers Stakes (gr. I), took to the Saratoga Race Course main track Aug. 18 for their final workout before the race.

  • Noble Tune faces 8 in the Solar Splendor Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2491530655&k=fMPDP4r">Order This Photo</a>

    Noble Tune in Strong Solar Splendor Field

    After finishing off the board in the Penn Mile Stakes June 1 at Penn National Race Course, grade II winner Noble Tune will try to bounce back in the $100,000 Solar Splendor Stakes July 13 at Belmont Park.

  • Declan's Warrior won the Gygistar Stakes May 22 at Belmont.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2534325522&k=ZjxBJDf">Order This Photo</a>

    Declan's Warrior Rolls Into Woody Stephens

    Lucky Shamrock Stable's Declan's Warrior will try to extend his win streak to four races when he starts in what appears to be a strong edition of the $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) June 8 at Belmont Park.

  • Forty Tales wins the Derby Trial Stakes.

    Derby Trial: Forty Tales Tops Pletcher Exacta

    In what he surely hopes is an omen for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) a week hence, trainer Todd Pletcher takes the exacta in the Derby Trial on opening night at rainy Churchill Downs April 27.

  • THS: Derby Trial Stakes

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Derby Trial Stakes at Churchill Downs. On last week's show, Frank hit a $92 exacta with the Illinois Derby! Next week, That Handicapping Show will be on location at Churchill Downs.

  • Capo Bastone tries for his first stakes win in the Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, April 27 at Churchill Downs.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2475283358&k=4ztJZw7">Order Th

    Capo Bastone Returns to Dirt in Derby Trial

    Capo Bastone will try to nail down the first stakes win of his career when the Street Boss colt faces an expected eight other 3-year-olds in the $175,000 Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Uncaptured makes his 2013 debut in the Spiral.

    Full Field Awaits Uncaptured in Spiral

    A full field of 12 is expected when Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) winner Uncaptured makes his 2013 debut March 23 in the $550,000 Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park.

  • Capo Bastone Narrow Winner at Gulfstream

    Three-year-old prospect Capo Bastone made his return to the races successfully Feb. 16 at Gulfstream Park, coming from off the pace with an early sweeping move to take an allowance race by a head as the 3-2 favorite.

  • Capo Bastone: Overrated or Underrated?

    Capo Bastone will be the latest horse to run back from the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) when he goes in race 9, a non-winners allowance, at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

  • Pants On Fire

    GP Races Feature Capo Bastone, Pants On Fire

    Two allowance events on the Feb. 15 and 16 Gulfstream Park cards feature some of racing's familiar names, with Pants On Fire taking on milers Feb. 15 and Capo Bastone making his first start since the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

  • Kentucky Derby 2013: Top 20

    This will be the first of six (monthly) editions of my top 20 contenders for the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

  • Power Broker rolls home to win the FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Power Broker Gets First Win in FrontRunner

    Gary and Mary West's Power Broker made short work of the field in the $250,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-olds at Santa Anita Park Sept. 29, drawing away to win easily over Know More and Capo Bastone.

  • Know More, who won the Best Pal in his first start, returns in the Del Mar Futurity.

    Know More Heads Dozen in Del Mar Futurity

    Twelve juveniles will contest the 65th running of the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), the Southern California oval's traditional closing-day headliner Sept. 5, including the precocious Best Pal Stakes winner Know More.