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  • TOBA October Member of the Month

    On October 4, Jay Em Ess, spearheaded by Samantha Siegel, produced its first homebred grade I winner when two-year-old filly By the Moon captured the Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park.

  • Declan's Moon won the 2005 Santa Catalina (gr. II).

    Champ Declan's Moon Retired to Merryland

    Maryland-bred Declan's Moon, the 2004 Eclipse Award-winning champion juvenile colt and early favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) before an injury, has been retired from racing.

  • Declan's Moon, shown winning the Santa Catalina, goes for first win since 2005 in next month's San Pasqual 'Cap.

    Ellis Expects Distance to Help Declan's Moon

    Former juvenile champion Declan's Moon is expected to make just his fourth start since March 2005 in the San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) on Jan. 6. The 1 1/16-mile event is a leading prep for the Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Miguel Indian Bingo & Casino (gr. I) on March 3.

  • Longshot Sailors Sunset beats the big boys in Underwood surprise.

    Sailors Sunset Sizzles in Underwood Upset

    Longshot Sailors Sunset left four rivals in the dark as he sped to a front-running victory over crack sprinter Siren Lure and 2004 juvenile champion Declan's Moon in a stakes record time of 1:07.79 for six furlongs in the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood (gr. III) on Cushion track at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Siren Lure, winning the Pat O'Brien Handicap, faces Declan's Moon in the Vernon O. Underwood.

    Siren Lure Faces Champion Declan's Moon in Underwood

    Siren Lure, a sprint specialist who has won five of seven 2006 starts, meets Eclipse Award winner Declan's Moon in Saturday's $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood at Hollywood Park as the 2004 champion 2-year-old returns to the races following a 3 ½-month layoff.

  • Declan's Moon being evaluated after bleeding in Pat O'Brien.

    Declan's Moon Diagnosed With Lung Infection

    Jay Em Ess Stable's champion Declan's Moon, who finished last of seven as the 3-2 favorite in Sunday's Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar, bled slightly and emerged from the race with a slight lung infection, trainer Ron Ellis said.

  • Siren Lure and Alex Solis win the Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Del Mar.

    Siren Lure Sounds Breeders' Cup Warning

    Sizzling Siren Lure ran down the pacesetting Pure as Gold at the sixteenth pole to win the $298,000 Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) by 2 1/4 lengths at Del Mar Sunday. Declan's Moon, the 3-2 favorite, was eased on the turn of the seven-furlong race.

  • Pure as Gold Makes Quick Return in Pat O'Brien

    After his upset win in Del Mar's Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I) on July 30, Pure as Gold makes a surprisingly quick return to the seaside for trainer Jack Carava in the $300,000 Pat O'Brien Handicap (gr. II) Sunday.

  • Declan's Moon, who won his last start in the Santa Catalina, returns to action Sunday after a 16-month layoff.

    Declan's Moon Entered Sunday at Hollywood

    Unbeaten champion Declan's Moon was entered in Hollywood Park's first race Sunday by trainer Ron Ellis. It would be the 4-year-old gelding's first start in more than 16 months.

  • Declan's Moon (right), here winning the Del Mar Futurity during a sensational sophomore campaign, will miss rest of 2005 with injury.

    Declan's Moon Back On Shelf Until 2006

    Jay Em Ess Stable's champion Declan's Moon will be on the shelf for at least the next two months after a recent nuclear scan detected a slight injury to the top of his left cannon bone, trainer Ron Ellis said Saturday.

  • Don't Get Mad, winning the Derby Trial, is working toward the Travers Stakes.

    Don't Get Mad Works Mile for Travers

    B. Wayne Hughes' Don't Get Mad, winner of the Derby Trial and Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III), tuned up for the $1-million Travers Stakes (gr. I) with a mile work Friday in 1:41 at Santa Anita.

  • Declan's Moon Jogs; October Return Possible

    Jay Em Ess Stable's champion Declan's Moon jogged a mile Wednesday at Santa Anita in his first return to the track after undergoing surgery to remove a bone chip from his left knee in early March. Trainer Ron Ellis said the undefeated son of Malibu Moon is being pointed toward an October return.

  • Afleet Alex shares mid-point Derby Pool lead with Lost in the Fog.

    Afleet Alex, Lost In The Fog Lead Derby Pool

    Cash Is King Stable's Afleet Alex and Harry Aleo's unbeaten Lost In The Fog emerged as the favorites at the midway point of Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager following the defection of the injured Declan's Moon.

  • Declan's Moon injured his left knee in his Santa Catalina victory.

    Injury Derails Declan's Moon's Derby Quest

    Declan's Moon, champion 2-year-old and early favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), has been taken off the Derby trail after X-rays disclosed a small chip fracture in his left knee, trainer Ron Ellis said Friday morning.

  • Declan's Moon, passed a big test in the Santa Catalina.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Nick, Alex, and Declan Speeding Toward Louisville

    The Kentucky Derby (gr. I) picture finally cleared up a bit last Saturday as Declan's Moon and Afleet Alex returned in grand style and Nick Zito put the finishing touches on his powerful four-horse Derby package, all of whom are coming off impressive victories. But the weekend's events still left us with several questions.

  • Declan's Moon, right, heads for the win over Going Wild in the Santa Catalina Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Declan's Moon Still Perfect After 'Catalina

    Undefeated Declan's Moon, the early favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), pulled away from challengers Going Wild and Spanish Chestnut in the final furlong to register an impressive victory in the $200,000 Santa Catalina (gr. II) Saturday at Santa Anita.

  • Champion Declan's Moon makes his 2005 debut in the Santa Catalina.

    Ellis: Declan's Moon 90-95% Fit For Debut Saturday

    Declan's Moon, who was forced to miss a mile work last week due to the bad weather, still is nearly 100% fit for his scheduled 3-year-old debut in Saturday's Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita, trainer Ron Ellis said Tuesday.

  • Will High Fly run back to the form shown in winning the Aventura?

    Kentucky Derby Trail: High Fly Can Fly High Again

    Nick Zito is licking his chops after last weekend's impressive victories by Sun King and Andromeda's Hero. Now, he tries to put the finishing touches on his four-horse feast when he saddles High Fly in the Fountain of Youth (gr. II) and Noble Causeway in an allowance race. All indications are that Zito will be flying high once again.

  • Declan's Moon Named Top Maryland-bred of 2004

    Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old male Declan's Moon was recently named 2004 Maryland-bred Horse of the Year in an annual poll conducted by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

  • Spanish Chestnut among Santa Catalina rivals who worked Saturday.

    Declan's Moon Tightens Up for Santa Catalina

    Champion Declan's Moon, getting ready to start in the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita March 5, worked seven furlongs in 1:25 3/5 Saturday at Hollywood Park. Trainer Ron Ellis also breezed Don't Get Mad, while across town, Spanish Chestnut and Scipion drilled for Patrick Biancone.

  • Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Wilko, may not make his first 2005 start until the March 19 San Felipe.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Birds of a Feather

    You could say that So Long Birdie has some awfully big wings to fill. Last year, his half-brother, Birdstone, won the grade I Belmont and Travers, and the year before, his half-sister, Bird Town, captured the grade I Kentucky Oaks and Acorn on her way to an Eclipse Award.

  • Derby, Oaks Future Wagers Set for First Round

    The most accomplished stars of this year's crop of 3-year-olds--including 2-year-old champion Declan's Moon, 2-year-old filly champion Sweet Catomine, and Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Wilko--are among the 24 wagering interests in the first of three 2005 Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools scheduled for Feb. 10-13.

  • Declan's Moon continues to prep for his 2005 debut.

    Declan's Moon, Rockport Harbor Work Toward Seasonal Debuts

    Two undefeated colts, Declan's Moon and Rockport Harbor, worked Thursday morning at Santa Anita and Oaklawn Park, respectively, in preparation for their 3-year-old debuts. Declan's Moon turned in a sharp five furlongs in :59 4/5, while Rockport Harbor went the same distance in 1:02 1/5.

  • Declan's Moon, Wilko Top Experimental

    A year after a record three colts shared top weight on the Experimental Free Handicap, this time around the lead is shared by two.

  • Declan's Moon, Wilko Share Top Weight on Experimental

    Undefeated Declan's Moon and Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Wilko share the highweight assignment of 126 pounds on the 2004 Experimental Free Handicap, released Monday by The Jockey Club.

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    2004 Eclipse 2YO Male: Declan's Moon

    Jay Em Ess Stable shelled out $125,000 for Declan's Moon at the 2003 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic September yearling sale. A year and a few months later, the gelding has banked $507,300, and the stable has the recipient of the Eclipse Award in the 2-year-old male category.

  • Fusaichi Samurai is early future book co-favorite, despite having run just once.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Future Frolics

    Even though folks are aware the future book is normally a bad bet, with good horses priced way too low, some still can't help taking the plunge. So, here's a look at what's out there.

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    Ellis Pleased With Work for Declan's Moon

    Jay Em Ess Stable's Declan's Moon, the leading candidate to collect an Eclipse Award as the country's top juvenile of 2004 on Monday, worked a half-mile in a bullet :48 1/5 over Hollywood Park's fast main track.

  • Fusaichi Samurai, highly-regarded colt who has some catching up to do on the Triple Crown Trail.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Is Class of '05 the Fastest Ever?

    "Too fast to last." That is an old slogan that racing fans hope does not ring true in 2005. If it doesn't, then we're in for a memorable winter and spring on the road to the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), as a legion of brilliant young horses across the country prepare to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

  • While rain impacted racing in California and New York, High Fly cruised to victory in the Aventura Stakes in Florida.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Wash Out Weekend

    Although last weekend saw rainouts on both coasts, including a rare cancellation at Santa Anita, there at least was a 'High Fly' hit that turned into a tape measure home run. So, while the Florida 3-year-olds moved forward, the California horses hit a brick wall and now must wait for dry weather in order to race, and even train.

  • Declan's Moon to Make 2005 Bow in 'Catalina

    Undefeated Declan's Moon, the probable leader of the male 2-year-old division of 2004, is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in the $200,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at 1 1/16 miles on March 5, said trainer Ron Ellis Thursday.

  • Wilko to take time off to heal quarter crack after loss in Saturday's Hollywood Futurity.

    Wilko Getting Some Time for Quarter Crack

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Wilko, who finished a nose behind Giacomo in third in Saturday's Hollywood Futurity (gr. I), will get some time off to allow a quarter crack to heal, according to trainer Craig Dollase.

  • Undefeated Declan's Moon courts 2YO honors with impressive win over pair of grade I winners in Saturday's Hollywood Futurity.

    Futurity Win Has Connections 'Over the Moon'

    In spite of skipping the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), undefeated Declan's Moon made an emphatic statement for 2-year-old honors in 2004 with a convincing victory over grade I winners Wilko and Proud Accolade in Saturday's $449,500 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I).

  • Declan's Moon among three who could solidify Eclipse claim with a victory in Saturday's Hollywood Futurity.

    'Moon's Eclipse Depends on Futurity

    Undefeated Declan's Moon, who returned from his smasher in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) to take last month's Hollywood Prevue (gr. III), is expected to be accorded favoritism among eight entrants in the $449,500 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) Saturday.