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  • Race Day gets home in front of Hoppertunity in the Hagyard Fayette Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-6mfxdqP">Order This Photo</a>

    Race Day in Slight Hagyard Fayette Upset

    Matthew Schera's Race Day moved between horses leaving the second turn and continued his momentum to win the Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) in track-record time on the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup card at Keeneland.

  • Noble Bird holds off Lea to win the Stephen Foster Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-vjW532M">Order This Photo</a>

    Noble Bird Secures BC Bid with Foster Victory

    John Oxley's Noble Bird claimed his first graded stakes in style June 13, outlasting favored Lea in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs to punch his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Commissioner and Javier Castellano take the Pimlico Special.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-ZsP9NDZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Commissioner Takes Pimlico Special

    It took WinStar Farm's homebred Commissioner seven tries to get his first graded stakes score, but the A.P. Indy colt appears to have found his best stride at the 1 3/16-mile distance.

  • Javier Castellano

    Castellano Gears Up for Busy FL Derby Day

    Javier Castellano will ride all 14 races at Gulfstream Park March 28, including Ami's Flatter in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I), and he wasn't even supposed to be in South Florida that day.

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    Commissioner Eyes Easier Skip Away Prize

    WinStar Farm's Commissioner returned in 2015 with his connections hopeful of a trip to Dubai, but after he ran sixth in the Donn Handicap (gr. I), they shifted gears to the March 28 Skip Away (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Trainer todd Pletcher at the2013 kentucky Derby Post Position Draw...
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    Todd Pletcher IS Funny… No, Really

    Rivals and racing fans may view top trainer Todd Pletcher as reserved and unemotional, but there is more to the dedicated horseman than meets the eye. A competitive nature, sly wit, and drive to succeed have carried him to the top of the game.

  • Commissioner Third in Gulfstream Return

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Commissioner was a commendable third in his comeback from injury Jan. 10 after pressing the early pace in Gulfstream Park's third race and then fighting out a three-way finish.

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    Commissioner Back in Training, Dubai Possible

    WinStar Farm's Commissioner, runner-up to Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), is back in training in South Florida with Todd Pletcher after undergoing surgery to have a small chip removed from his left front ankle.

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    Commissioner to Undergo Ankle Surgery

    WinStar Farm's Commissioner, runner-up by a nose in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has a small chip in his front left ankle and will undergo surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.

  • 2014 Belmont Stakes Race Sequence

    Relive Tonalist's victory in the 2014 Belmont Stakes. See where your favorite horse was at seven points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Palace Malice in the Met Mile.

    Pletcher: 'Half-Length Away from Career Day'

    With a victory by Palace Malice in the Metropolitan Handicap and Commissioner's Belmont Stakes runner-up, one of three near-misses June 7, trainer Todd Pletcher said he was "about a half-length away from a career day."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Belmont Stakes Contenders: A Quick Guide

    Meet the Belmont Stakes Contenders. Use this quick and informative guide for a look at the field for the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). It is compiled in post position order by Ron Mitchell, with analysis by Evan Hammonds.

  • And They're Off: Belmont Stakes Edition

    Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk discuss Los Alamitos, the Belmont Stakes Day Card, react to the draw, and give their picks. Plus, an interview with Martin Panza, NYRA Senior Vice President of Racing Operations.

  • And They're Off: Belmont Stakes Edition

    Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk discuss Los Alamitos, the Belmont Stakes Day Card, react to the draw, and give their picks. Plus, an interview with Martin Panza, NYRA Senior Vice President of Racing Operations. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Belmont Stakes News Update for June 1, 2014

    Claire Novak updates us on the status and works of several horses from this morning. Watch work footage from Ride On Curlin, Commanding Curve, Wicked Strong, Commissioner, Matterhorn, Palace Malice, and Princess of Sylmar.

  • Belmont Stakes: Todd Pletcher on Works

    Trainer Todd Pletcher talks about the June 1 works of Commissioner, Matterhorn, Palace Malice, Princess of Sylmar, and more at Belmont Park.

  • Haskin: Belmont Pedigrees Befuddling

    Many of the leading contenders in this year's Test of the Champion have pedigrees that are so contradictory, it is difficult to say with any conviction who can and cannot get the distance.