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  • List of Eclipse Award Winners, Votes

    Here is a complete list of the 2014 Eclipse Award winners, as voted on and presented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association/Equibase, Daily Racing Form, and National Turf Writers Association.

  • Haskin Friday Longshot Plays

    Let's start by saying that this year's Breeders' Cup is one of the toughest to handicap in many years, with deep, wide-open fields, none of which, except perhaps one, have a clear-cut favorite that stands far above the others

  • Bill Mott has had a way with the ladies, including multiple Eclipse award winner Royal Delta.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2369617945&k=cwSrCsk">Order This Photo</a>

    Mott's BC Fillies are Close to His Heart

    Although the Hall of Fame trainer is closely associated with the legendary Cigar, he has always had that 'je ne sais quoi' with the fillies, including Breeders' Cup contenders Emollient and Close Hatches.

  • Breeders' Cup Features 201 Pre-Entered Horses

    The Breeders' Cup unveiled its pre-entrants for the 31st World Championships the morning of Oct. 22 at Santa Anita Park, with 201 horses named for the 13-race festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

  • Close Hatches<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-T6m8pc3">Order This Photo</a>

    Close Hatches, Untapable Take Aim at Distaff

    After finishing fourth as the favorite in the Spinster Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, Juddmonte Farms' Close Hatches will try to bounce back in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Lenny's Place - Episode 3 - 10/15/2014

    Join Lenny Shulman as he talks with the legendary Nick Zito. Zito talks through Keeneland's new track surface, shares thoughts on his top horses, and gives a tip on one of his top 2-year-olds. Learn why the Breeders' Cup still looks exciting.

  • Belle Gallantey won the 2014 Beldame. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-c2GzQqx">Order This Photo</a>

    Belle Gallantey Connections Consider Distaff

    In a movie, Belle Gallantey's rags to riches 2014 season would end with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), but in real life her connections are taking time before committing to the race.

  • Don't Tell Sophia wins the Spinster Stakes.
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    Don't Tell Sophia Last to First in Spinster

    Don't Tell Sophia, last rounding the far turn, roared down the stretch to register her first grade I victory in the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Oct. 5 on the Keeneland main track as overwhelming favorite Close Hatches fizzled.

  • Close Hatches is in complete control in the Personal Ensign.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-BXVmCfL">Order This Photo</a>

    Close Hatches Dominates Personal Ensign

    Close Hatches took command on the opening turn and never looked back in the $500,0000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I), romping over a muddy track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 22 for her third grade I triumph in a row.

  • After the Wire: Belmont Stakes 146

    J. Keeler Johnson takes a look at the Belmont Stakes and also reflects on several undercard races for this week's After the Wire.

  • After the Wire: Belmont Stakes 146

    J. Keeler Johnson takes a look at the Belmont Stakes and also reflects on several undercard races for this week's After the Wire.

  • The June 7th Belmont crowd will enjoy much more than the Belmont Stakes.

    Belmont Mega-Day Shines Along With 'Chrome'

    NYRA unveils the first in its mega-day strategy June 7 when it moves races like the Met Mile, Ogden Phipps, Acorn, and Brooklyn to Belmont Stakes day in an effort to ramp up interest, quality, and handle.

  • Close Hatches won the Azeri Stakes on March 15 at Oaklawn.

    Close Hatches Heads Compact Apple Blossom

    Close Hatches will try to add a third top-level victory to her resume in the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I), in which she meets four opponents, including last year's winner On Fire Baby, April 11 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Close Hatches and Joel Rosario take the Azeri at Oaklawn Park.

    Close Hatches Proves Class in Azeri Stakes

    Favored at odds of 3-5 and making her first start of the season, Juddmonte's 4-year-old First Defence filly galloped wire to wire in the 1 1/16-mile test, taking rider Joel Rosario straight to the winner's circle March 15.

  • Beholder

    Beholder's Cup Win Earned Eclipse

    Beholder's smashing victory in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) ensured her a second consecutive Eclipse Award. She was voted champion 3-year-old filly of 2013 over finalists Princess of Sylmar and Close Hatches.

  • Beholder <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Distaff/33149827_x5ZZPc#!i=2876557273&k=j9QhGr3">Order This Photo</a>

    3-Year-Old Filly Division Balanced in 2013

    Perhaps no Eclipse Award category overflowed with more talent than among the 3-year-old fillies of 2013. They performed admirably against each other and then went out and defeated the best of their older counterparts.

  • Beholder rolls to victory in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Distaff/33149827_x5ZZPc#!i=2876557217&k=QPcGXCV">Order This Photo</a>

    Beholder Trumps Delta, Princess in Distaff

    Smooth as silk under jockey Gary Stevens, Beholder vanquished both two-time champion Royal Delta and Princess of Sylmar while rolling to an open-lengths victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) Nov. 1.

  • Royal Delta works at Belmont Park on October 26. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2860749700&k=pNp8zqn">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta, Close Hatches Take to SA Oval

    Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott oversaw Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contenders Royal Delta and Close Hatches as they stretched their legs at Santa Anita on Oct. 29 after arriving from New York the day before.

  • Close Hatches rolls home to win the Cotillion Stakes.

    Second Straight Grade I Win for Close Hatches

    Close Hatches secured a second straight grade I victory Sept. 21 when she passed Test Stakes (gr. I) winner Sweet Lulu turning for home and held off all challengers in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I).

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    Philly Showdown for Sweet Lulu, Close Hatches

    Grade I winners Sweet Lulu and Close Hatches will meet on the track for the first time when an accomplished group of 3-year-old fillies starts in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 21 at Parx Racing.

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    Close Hatches Makes First Defence

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Leading commercial sire Unbridled's Song is still looking for his true heir as a stallion, and he may have found it in First Defence.

  • Close Hatches rolls to victory in the Mother Goose.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2590702069&amp;k=tDFLwXG&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Close Hatches Gets Golden Egg in Mother Goose

    Close Hatches became Juddmonte Farms' newest grade I winner when she captured the $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) June 22 at Belmont Park, leaving heavily favored Dreaming of Julia behind on the turn and cruising home.