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  • Irish Mission has earned $1,266,863 in 28 starts.

    Very One Stakes Irish Mission's Next Mission

    After closing 2014 with a win in the La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf, Irish Mission will attempt to open 2015 with a win on that same course in the Very One Stakes (gr. IIIT.)

  • Parranda will start from the outside post in the CEFC Singapore Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-RG9kw2j">Order This Photo</a>

    Parranda, My Option Eye Rich Singapore Race

    Nine stakes winners, including China Horse Club's U.S.-based multiple graded stakes winner Parranda, are set for the first running of Singapore's richest race, the CEFC Singapore Cup, Feb. 22 at Kranji Racecourse.

  • Irish Mission wins the La Prevoyante Stakes.
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    No Stopping Irish Mission in La Prevoyante

    An outside post and a wide trip couldn't stop favored Irish Mission as she held off stablemate Tabreed by three-quarters of a length to take the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) from Gulfstream Park Dec. 27.

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    Clement Trio Looms Large in La Prevoyante

    Christophe Clement is enjoying the best year of his career since going out on his own in 1991 with almost $9 million in purse earnings, including a first victory in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with Tonalist.

  • Lubash and Brice Blanc take the Tropical Turf Handicap.

    Lubash Looks Like a Million in Tropical Turf

    Lubash became a millionaire after taking the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) from Gulfstream Park West by a half-length over Reporting Star on turf rated good Nov. 22.

  • Aigue Marine comes up the inside to take the Long Island Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-zJf3Rbk">Order This Photo</a>

    Aigue Marine Wins Long Island in Third Try

    With the benefit of a perfect ground-saving trip under John Velazquez, Aigue Marine rallied up the rail to catch favored Danza Cavallo in the $200,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) on yielding turf Nov. 8 at Aqueduct.

  • Tonalist won the 2014 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Fc3BFj2">Order This Photo</a>

    No Off Day for 3-Year-Olds Tonalist, Bayern

    A pair of top 3-year-olds working toward Breeders' Cup starts delivered workouts on opposite sides of the country Monday, Oct. 13, as classic winner Tonalist and grade I winner Bayern completed Columbus Day workouts.

  • Za Approval won the Knickerbocker in 2013. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2828217612&k=J3BQDnx">Order This Photo</a>

    Za Approval Aims for Knickerbocker Repeat

    Multiple grade III winner Za Approval will try to win a second straight edition of the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) when he starts in the 1 1/8-mile turf race Oct. 11 at Belmont Park.

  • Tonalist wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup.
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    Tonalist, Zivo Could Meet Again in BC Classic

    Tonalist and Zivo, first and second, respectively, in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), could meet up again in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), their trainers said the morning of Sept. 28.

  • Lubash wins the Ashley T Cole Stakes.
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    Lubash, Invading Humor Take NY-Bred Stakes

    Separated by only a head in West Point Stakes last month, Lubash and King Kreesa once again slugged it out through the stretch before Lubash proved a neck better to take $125,000 Ashley T. Cole Stakes Sept. 14 at Belmont.

  • Annecdote flies home to win the Noble Damsel Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-68Mxwhb">Order This Photo</a>

    Annecdote Goes Last to First in Noble Damsel

    George Bolton and Peter Leidel's Annecdote, in her first start in the United States, went from last to first in a field of nine to win the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 13 at Belmont Park.

  • Za Approval wins the Real Courage Stakes.
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    Za Approval, Toasting Get Belmont Stakes Wins

    Favored Za Approval, runner-up in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), broke through with his first win of 2014 when he led gate-to-wire to capture the $98,000 Real Courage Stakes on the Belmont Park turf Sept. 7.

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    Tonalist Sharp in First Drill Since Travers

    Classic winner Tonalist, heading for the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), turned in a bullet five-furlong breeze for trainer Christophe Clement over the Belmont Park main track the morning of Sept. 7.

  • Irish Mission wins the Glens Falls Handicap.
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    Irish Mission Gets Job Done in Glens Falls

    It wasn't the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) , but it was another stakes winner for owner Robert S. Evans and trainer Christophe Clement when Irish Mission ran down Viva Rafaela to take the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Tonalist (right) worked with Life in Shambles on August 16.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-pgQPhRH">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist All Set for Travers, Clement Says

    Trainer Christophe Clement proclaimed Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist ready for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) after the colt breezed five furlongs in 1:01.88 over the Oklahoma training track Aug. 16.

  • Tonalist and Kid Cruz run with Wicked Strong in the Jim Dandy Stakes.
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    Tonalist, Kid Cruz Exit Jim Dandy Well

    Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Tonalist and third-place finisher Kid Cruz both came out of the July 26 race well, and their respective trainers confirmed they will point to the Travers Stakes (gr. I).

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    Tonalist Breezes in Advance of Jim Dandy

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist turned in his final work before the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 26, going five furlongs in 1:01.79 in company with stablemate Life In Shambles at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Summer Front won the 2014 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3017466186&k=D3vZngt">Order This Photo</a>

    Summer Front in Good Spot for Grade I Win

    Unsuccessful in six previous tries at the grade I level, Summer Front is well-positioned to break through as part of a small field in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes, the first top-level race of the Del Mar season July 20.

  • Aigue Marine comes home strong to win the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes.

    Aigue Marine Gets Trip, Wins Dick Memorial

    Haras du Mezeray and Skymarc Farm's Aigue Marine benefited from a ground-saving trip to capture her first United States stakes win in the $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park July 5.

  • Aigue Marine (center) finished second in the Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland.

    Aigue Marine Well-Spotted in Dick Memorial

    Haras du Mezeray and Skymarc Farm's Aigue Marine, who has a pair of second-place finishes in three 2014 starts, looks to break through with a victory in the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 5 at Delaware Park.

  • Lady Ten is the only graded stakes winner in the Eatontown field.

    Orion Moon Can Make the Grade in Eatontown

    Orion Moon, who missed her first graded stakes win by a neck in the recent Beaugay Stakes (gr. IIIT), should be the one to beat in the $100,000 Eatontown Stakes (gr. III) June 21 over the turf at Monmouth Park.

  • Trainer Christophe Clement at Belmont Park June 8.

    Clement Reflects on Tonalist's Belmont Win

    Less than 12 hours after saddling Tonalist to an upset victory in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Christophe Clement was in his usual spot on the apron at the New York track at 5:30 a.m. June 8, overseeing workouts.

  • 2014 Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps Tonalist's victory in the 2014 Belmont Stakes, including comments from his trainer Christophe Clement, and comments from the connections of the beaten favorite California Chrome.

  • Tonalist wins the Belmont Stakes.
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    Tonalist Denies 'Chrome' Crown in Belmont

    Robert Evan's Tonalist rallied late to edge Commissioner to win the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). California Chrome, bidding for the Triple Crown, finished in a dead-heat with Wicked Strong for fourth behind Medal Count.

  • Kid Cruz at Belmont Park on June 3. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-146/i-Jd3nrqC">Order This Photo</a>

    Easier Spot for Kid Cruz in Easy Goer

    Kid Cruz, who was under consideration for a possible start in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), tops the field of nine 3-year-olds entered in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes on the Belmont Park June 7 undercard.

  • Discreet Marq has won six of 14 lifetime starts.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2538033819&k=tw4fBnL">Order This Photo</a>

    Discreet Marq Heads Just a Game

    Patricia Generazio's homebred Discreet Marq is the 5-2 morning line favorite in a contentious running of the Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT) June 7 at Belmont Park.

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    McGaughey, Mott Charges Clash in Manhattan

    The 2014 renewal of the Manhattan Stakes (gr. IT) June 7, a race with a strong collection of past winners, features three trainers--Shug McGaughey, Bill Mott and Christophe Clement--who have won it three times each.

  • California Chrome returned fine from a morning jog June 1.
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    California Chrome Doing Well After Breeze

    Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome walked the shedrow the morning of June 1 after logging his final breeze before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) a day earlier in front of a crowd of adoring spectators at Belmont Park.

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    Belmont: Tonalist Has Ties to Pleasant Colony

    Following a four-length win at Belmont Park in the Peter Pan, Tonalist will have the opportunity June 7 to capture the Triple Crown race that eluded his maternal grandsire while carrying Robert S. Evans' colors.

  • Sea Queen wins the Wonder Again Stakes.
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    Sea Queen Surprises for Wonder Again Win

    Ignored by bettors at 18-1, Sea Queen ran down Minorette in the final 70 yards to win the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the Belmont Park inner turf course May 25.

  • Za Approval faces 6 in the Poker Stakes on the May 26 Memorial Day card at Belmont Park.

    Za Approval Tops Seven in Poker Stakes

    Za Approval, runner-up to Wise Dan in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), tops the seven-horse field that will contest the Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the May 26 Memorial Day card at Belmont Park.

  • Tonalist rolls to victory in the Peter Pan.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TDrjfFN">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist Hits High Note in Sloppy Peter Pan

    His development slowed by a lung infection, Tonalist showed he can be a major contender in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) next month when he crushed the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) May 10 on a sloppy track at Belmont Park.