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  • Giant Oak, Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation 2009 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male.

    ITBOF Announces 2009 Champions

    Daniel Sullivan, president of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation, announced that Giant Oak has been selected its 2009 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male.

  • Miss Isella and Calvin Borel pull away in the Falls City Handicap.

    Borel Rides Rail for 5th Falls City Win

    Getting a patented rail-skimming ride from Calvin Borel, Miss Isella won Thursday's 93rd running of the $169,800 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) by a length over Skylighter on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs.

  • Spring Waltz heads a field of 12 in the Falls City Handicap Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs.

    Spring Waltz Ready for Falls City Dance

    Spring Waltz, winner of the Rampart Handicap (gr. II) for trainer Bobby Frankel earlier this year, carries top weight of 120 pounds in a full field of 12 fillies and mares for the $150,000 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 27.

  • Leah's Secret holds off Unforgotten to win the Chilukki Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs.

    Leah's Secret Too Tough in Chilukki Win

    Leah's Secret, up against an easier field than she faced in two starts this summer, drew clear in the stretch and held off the late charge of Unforgotten to win the $170,400 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II) by a half-length at Churchill Downs Nov. 2.

  • Copper State takes on 10 rivals in the Chilukki Stakes.

    Copper State Hopes to Break Through

    Millennium Farms' Copper State, a bridesmaid in four consecutive stakes efforts, will finally try to get over the hump Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs when she takes on 10 rivals in the $150,000 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II), a one-mile main track test for fillies and mares.

  • Tough Tiz's Sis romps in the rain in the Ruffian.<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%3D5812274%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tough Tiz's Sis Romps in Ruffian

    Bob Baffert scratched morning-line favorite Indian Blessing in the $300,000 Ruffian Handicap (gr. I), but still left himself a chance with his other lesser-known entry, Tough Tiz's Sis. The veteran trainer must have known exactly what he was doing, as the daughter of Tiznow enjoyed the sloppy conditions at Belmont Park en route to a dominating 12 1/4 length victory Sept. 6.

  • Test winner Indian Blessing faces older horses for the first time in the Ruffian.<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%3D5369752%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Indian Blessing Faces New Challenge

    Hal and Patti Earnhardt's homebred Indian Blessing will try older horses for the first time and stretch out past a mile once again, as she battles eight fillies and mares in the $300,000 Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) Sept. 6 at Belmont Park.

  • Ginger Punch pulls away in the Go For Wand.<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%3D5274784%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ginger Punch Fights Off Go for Wand Foes

    Bottled up on the inside and running at a slow pace, Ginger Punch showed her grit as a true champion by splitting horses just outside the eighth-pole and finally taking over at the top of the stretch to earn a hard-fought 1 1/4-length victory in the $250,000 Go For Wand Handicap (gr. I) July 26 at Saratoga.

  • Ginger Punch easily won the June 14 Ogden Phipps (gr. I) at Belmont. <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%3D4832731%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Go For Wand: Ginger Punch Heavy Favorite

    Last year, Stronach Stables' Ginger Punch romped to a six-length victory in the Go For Wand (gr. I) en route to her Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) win and being named champion older female. The scary part for her competition is that trainer Bobby Frankel says the daughter of Awesome Again is vastly improved as a 5-year-old.

  • Unbridled Belle Takes Obeah

    Team Valor Stable's Unbridled Belle successfully opened her 2008 campaign with a convincing victory in the $150,000 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park June 14.