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  • Smart Strike

    Solid Strike

    Smart Strike’s biomechanical profile reveals he was a natural two-turn individual with as much power as stride, the kind of horse that can get out there and stalk and then keep going until the rest are left behind.

  • Heart to Heart wins the 2016 Knickerbocker Stakes.

    Heart to Heart Speeds to Knickerbocker Win

    Trainer Brian Lynch pre-race pegged Heart to Heart as the pacesetter in the $200,000 Knickerbocker and the son of English Channel jumped out to the front early in the Oct. 10 test and led all the way, easily holding off runner-up Jay Gatsby.

  • The Pizza Man Aims for Second Woodbine GI Win

    Fresh off an impressive effort in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-I) at Woodbine, 7-year-old The Pizza Man seeks back-to-back grade I scores, this time in $1 million Pattison Canadian International Oct. 16 at the Toronto racetrack.

  • Rachel Alexandra (left) and Zenyatta (right) are Hall of Fame finalists for 2016.

    Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta Hall Finalists

    The finalists are jockeys Ramon Dominguez, Victor Espinoza, Garrett Gomez, and Craig Perret; Thoroughbreds English Channel, Kona Gold, Rachel Alexandra, and Zenyatta; and trainers Steve Asmussen and David Whiteley.

  • Heart to Heart and Julien Leparoux take the Canadian Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-BCt7mGk">Order This Photo</a>

    Heart to Heart All the Way at Gulfstream

    Canadian champion Heart to Heart grabbed the early lead in the Canadian Turf (gr. IIIT) and never relinquished command to win from last year's victor Long On Value and good-closing Divisidero Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.

  • War Dancer.

    War Dancer Drops Into Knickerbocker

    War Dancer has faced the best of the older turf division all summer and takes a drop in class Oct. 10 in the nine-furlong Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.

  • Smart Strike

    Smart Strike Stallion Sons

    30 years after Tasso became the first grade I winner sired by a son of Mr. Prospector, another son of Mr. Prospector, Smart Strike, is emerging as a sire of sires.

  • Interpol wins the Sky Classic Stakes.

    Interpol Upsets Sky Classic

    Interpol was the longest shot on the board but the first at the wire in the $200,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine, earning his first graded victory in his second attempt at that level Aug. 16.

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Calumet Farm, managed by Bill Wittman and part of the Henyrk deKwiatkowski family trust, near Lexington, Ky. on Feb. 3, 2011.
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Photo by Anne M. Eberhardt

    Calumet Farm: The Rebirth of a Legend

    The extraordinarily reclusive new owner of this 91-year-old Thoroughbred nursery has revealed little about his plans since purchasing the most public of Lexington properties, but one goal is clear: to breed Triple Crown runners and, hopefully, winners.

  • Parranda wins the Singapore Cup Feb. 22, 2015.

    Parranda Captures Lucrative Singapore Cup

    China Horse Club's Parranda, an easy winner of the Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park in early January, made her overseas journey worthwhile with a strong victory in the CECF Singapore Cup (Sin-I) Feb. 22.

  • Heart to Heart is in control in the Jefferson Cup at Churchill Downs.

    Heart to Heart Gate to Wire in Jefferson Cup

    Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart took command out of the gate before cruising unchallenged through the stretch to capture the $110,000 Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT) on the turf Sept. 27 at Churchill Downs.

  • English Channel at Calumet Farm.

    V. E. Day Adds to English Channel's Resume

    With V. E. Day's Travers Stakes (gr. I), Calumet Farm stallion English Channel was represented by not only his first grade I winner but also showed that his offspring can compete at the highest level on dirt.

  • Calumet Farm's English Channel and V. E. Day

    Watch footage of English Channel as Calumet Farm stallion director Ken Wilkins discusses plans for Calumet Farm. Learn more about Travers Stakes winner V. E. Day, Optimizer updates, and how their 70 horses in training are doing. Read more on this visit to Calumet Farm here.

  • The Pizza Man leads them home in the American St. Leger.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-x9GXqNX">Order This Photo</a>

    The Pizza Man Triumphs in American St. Leger

    The Pizza Man delivered some home cooking Aug. 16 when he captured the $400,000 American St. Leger Stakes by a length over defending winner Dandino at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • The Pizza Man leads the way to victory in the Stars and Stripes.

    The Pizza Man Gets Dough in Stars and Stripes

    The Pizza Man almost always delivers, and he did so again in a front-running half-length tally in the marathon Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) for his first graded stakes win July 12 on the Arlington International turf.

  • Parranda wins the Wilshire Stakes.

    Newcomer Parranda a Handy Wilshire Winner

    Parranda seems to be enjoying California after her first start for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, coming from off the pace to win the $100,000 Wilshire Stakes (gr. IIIT) going away on the Santa Anita Park turf April 27.

  • Skyring leads the way in the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/Dubai-2014/38085033_tQgx4h#!i=3149311564&k=psCrzFG">Order This Photo</a>

    Skyring Scores Front-Running Upset in Muniz

    Skyring snapped a seven-race losing streak dating back to last year's Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) when he delivered a front-running victory in the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Handicap (gr. IIT) March 29 at Fair Grounds.

  • Jockey John Velazquez

    Velazquez Reaches Purse Earnings Milestone

    In guiding We Miss Artie to victory in the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III) March 22 at Turfway Park, John Velazquez became the first rider in history to reach $300 million in North American purse earnings.

  • Potomac River comes on late to nose out Skyring in the Fair Grounds Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088581631&k=W6tSs2B">Order This Photo</a>

    Potomac River Grinds Out Fair Grounds Win

    Potomac River unleashed a torrid outside rally down the Fair Grounds stretch and struck for a thrilling nose decision over Skyring in the $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) on turf Feb. 22.

  • Parranda and Jose Lezcano take the Suwannee River Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3065549619&k=ZHFFfTJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Parranda Steps Up, Wires Suwannee River

    After laying down a dawdling early pace in the $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT), Parranda swiftly accelerated entering the stretch to secure a clear victory from charging Riposte Feb. 8 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Parranda rolls to victory in the Florida Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3029011273&k=Dw4g5Cb">Order This Photo</a>

    Parranda Continues Winning Ways at Gulfstream

    Parranda extended her recent success against other Florida-breds when she took command off the far turn and was never threatened late in the $150,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Jan. 18 at Gulfstream.

  • Tyler Baze Gets Initial Victory Since Return

    Jockey Tyler Baze earned his first win since returning from an alcohol-related suspension when he guided Changethechannel to a front-running tally in the featured $58,000 Venus Purse allowance Jan. 10 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Blueskiesnrainbows and Martin Pedroza take the Native Diver.

    Hollendorfer Runners 1-2-3 in Native Diver

    Jerry Hollendorfer trained the top three finishers in the Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 14 at Betfair Hollywood Park, including Blueskiesnrainbows, who blasted out of the starting gate in a front-running tour de force.

  • Potomac River upsets the River City Handicap at Churchill Downs.

    Potomac River Springs River City Upset

    A patient ride from jockey Juan Vargas and a grinding late run brought Potomac River to the winner's circle at the end of the 1 1/8-mile turf event Nov. 23 at Churchill Downs, trainer Sergio Baez's first graded stakes score.

  • Channel Lady comes on late to win the Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes.

    Channel Lady Proves Best in All Along Stakes

    Splitting rivals down the stretch, Channel Lady overtook front running Welcome Dance and Appealing Cat to win the Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 22 at Colonial Downs.

  • McGaughey Stable Feeling Energized

    While Shug McGaughey prepares his usual strong string of horses at the Keeneland spring meeting, more than a few of his thoughts are occupied by the stable's big 3-year-old Orb.