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  • Peace Preserver comes on late to win the Noble Damsel Stakes. 
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    Peace Preserver Upsets Noble Damsel Field

    Still last in mid-stretch, Peace Preserver rallied between horses to secure the first graded stakes win of her career with an upset tally in the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 14 at Belmont Park.

  • War Dancer (center) fights for the win in the Virginia Derby.

    War Dancer Gets Bob in Virginia Derby Photo

    War Dancer got the bob in a three-way photo finish July 13 at Colonial Downs, overpowering hard-running Charming Kitten and staving off the late-flying Jack Milton to get victory in the $500,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT).

  • Hip No. 333, a Smart Strike colt, sold for $1.8 million.

    Record Smart Strike Colt Brings $1.8M at OBS

    A hush fell over the jam-packed pavilion at Ocala Breeders' Sales Company March 13 when Hip No. 333 entered the auction ring late in the OBS March select 2-year-old sale.

  • Contested pulls away late to win the Test Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="!i=2046975928&k=sk66VX7">Order This Photo</a>

    Contested Aces Test Stakes

    Contested overcame a flat-footed start and closed from slightly off the pace to win the $500,000 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 25, nabbing her second grade I victory in New York this year.

  • Contested impresses in the Eight Belles.<br><a target="blank" href="!i=1828804271&k=SF5c3qR">Order This Photo</a>

    Contested Shows Promise in Eight Belles Romp

    The promising filly Contested disposed of pacesetter Good Deed near mid-stretch and cruised to victory in the $110,000 Eight Belles (gr. III), her stakes debut for trainer Bob Baffert May 4 at Churchill Downs.

  • Juvenile champion War Pass romps in seasonal debut.
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    Layoff Not a Problem For War Pass

    Juvenile champion War Pass was impressive in his 3-year-old debut Feb. 24 at Gulfstream Park, looking sharp in a one-mile allowance race against four overmatched foes.

  • War Pass skips over the wet track to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    War Pass Marches to Juvenile Victory

    Once more, War Pass has proven that no one can run with him. Robert LaPenta's undefeated colt set a fast pace on a sloppy Monmouth Park strip and took command early on the far turn, finishing up nicely to register a 4 3/4-length in the $2 million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Oct. 27.

  • Masseuse Keeps Working to Win Beaugay 'Cap

    Masseuse, ridden by Edgar Prado, drove determinedly to victory in the $113,600 Beaugay Handicap (gr. IIIT) on a yielding turf course at Aqueduct Saturday, defeating a stubborn Stormy Kiss by a neck.