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  • Courageous Cat comes home strong in the Canadian Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8802773%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Courageous Cat, Wasted Tears Win Gulf Stakes

    Courageous Cat, last seen finishing a close second to champion Goldikova in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), stalked the early pace before taking the lead in midstretch and then held off a challenge to win the Canadian Turf.

  • Lava Man

    Lava Man Moves to Turf for San Gabriel

    The return from retirement of Lava Man, temporarily scrapped by bad weather in Southern California two weeks ago, is set Dec. 27 when he takes on six rivals in the San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Indescribable looks for a repeat in the Matron.

    Solid Fields Set for Matron, Hanshin Cup

    Two grade III stakes to be contested on Polytrack -- the $150,000 Arlington Matron and the $100,000 Hanshin Cup -- join with a pair of top-notch grass events to provide a quality afternoon of racing at Arlington Park on May 23.

  • Sir Beaufort Stakes winner Gio Ponti will carry high weight of 123 pounds in the Strub.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7226458%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gio Ponti Can Build On Success in Strub

    Weather played an unexpected role when turf standout Gio Ponti won the Dec. 26 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. III), a race transferred from the grass to Santa Anita's Pro-Ride surface. Given a freshening since then, he takes the next step on the main track in the $250,000 Strub (gr. II) Feb. 7.

  • Lone Star Derby winner El Gato Malo is the 122-pound highweight in the San Fernando Stakes.

    El Gato Malo Among San Fernando's Dozen

    El Gato Malo makes his third start since winning last year's Lone Star Derby (gr. III) in the $150,000 San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 17. The beaten favorite in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) is part of a wide open field of a dozen 4-year-olds in the 1 1/16-mile test over the Pro-Ride racing surface.

  • Recapturetheglory heads a full, well-matched field in the West Virginia Derby.

    Recapturetheglory Heads Tough WV Derby

    Recapturetheglory, a solid fifth in a 20-horse field in this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), seems well-placed for a return to his winning ways in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 2.

  • Magical Forest takes the Barbaro Stakes(gr. III) at Delaware Park. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D32102%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3Dbloodhorse%253A5118868%26sequencenum%3D0%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Magical Forest Pulls Barbaro Upset

    Sent off as the longest shot in a five-horse field, Paraneck Stable's Magical Forest broke on top and then outdueled Cherokee Artist in a thrilling stretch duel to capture the $300,000 Barbaro Stakes (gr. III) by a half-length July 13 at Delaware Park.

  • Michael Matz sends Lael Stables' Ready Set in the Barbaro Stakes.

    Is Ready Set Ready For Barbaro Stakes?

    Michael Matz is expecting a big improvement from Ready Set in his next tilt, the $300,000 Barbaro Stakes (gr. III) July 13 at Delaware Park. Six 3-year-olds have been entered in the 1 1/16-mile event on the main track.

  • Smooth Air glides home in the Ohio Derby (gr. II).

    Smooth Air Much the Best in Ohio Derby

    Manoel Cruz gave Mount Joy Stables' Smooth Air a perfect stalking trip and the Smooth Jazz colt responded with authority, taking over just inside the eighth-pole and then drawing clear for a three-length victory in the $300,000 Ohio Derby (gr. II) May 31 at Thistledown.

  • Hutcheson winner Smooth Air hopes to get back on track in the Ohio Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3215411%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Smooth Air Favored in Ohio Derby

    Mount Joy Stables' Smooth Air drew the rail and was installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the $300,000 Ohio Derby (gr. II) May 31 at Thistledown, but he will meet some pretty stiff competition, namely, graded stakes winner Z Fortune.