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  • Musketier won the Singspiel Stakes at Woodbine on June 24.

    Musketier Heads Stars and Stripes Field

    Stella Perdomo's Musketier, three-time winner of the Singspiel Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Woodbine Race Course, headlines a field of 11 turf marathoners in the $150,000 Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 14 at Arlington.

  • Free Fighter

    W.L. McKnight Handicap Reinstated to Grade II

    Following a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee, the Dec. 18 renewal of the W.L. McKnight Handicap, which was switched from the turf to the main track at Calder Dec. 18, has been reinstated as a grade II event.

  • Prince Will I Am splashes to victory in the W.L. McKnight Handicap.

    Prince Will I Am Wins Off-the-Turf McKnight

    Disqualified from his runner-up effort in the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. III) last out, Prince Will I Am helped ease some of his connections' disappointment with a victory in the off-the-turf W.L. McKnight Handicap.

  • Free Fighter, who won the 2009 Stars and Stripes, will try for a repeat performance in 2010.

    Stars and Stripes: Free Fighter Defends Turf

    Free Fighter, unplaced in two starts since upsetting the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) in May, is back to defend his title in the $100,000 Stars and Stripes Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park Aug. 21.

  • Free Fighter takes the Louisville Handicap under Francisco Torres.

    Free Fighter Liberates Louisville Handicap

    Free Fighter seized the lead from Eagle Poise coming into the stretch and drew off in the lane to produce a determined upset at odds of 12-1 in the $113,800 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs May 22.

  • THS: Louisville Handicap

    Jason, Tom, and Rich Nilsen of twinspires.com preview the Louisville Handicap (gr. III).

  • 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.

  • Free Fighter outfought favorite Brass Hat through a long stretch battle to produce a half-length victory in the  Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap at Arlington Park.

    Free Fighter Outfights Brass Hat at Arlington

    Free Fighter, with James Graham aboard, outfought 9-10 favorite Brass Hat through a long stretch battle to produce a half-length victory in the $125,000 Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park Sept. 7.

  • Halo Najib to make his turf debut in the Crown Royal American Turf May 2.

    Halo Najib Among 11 for American Turf S.

    Zayat Stables' Halo Najib appears to be on the outside looking in as far as making the 2008 Kentucky Derby field. Barring a last-minute defection, he's more likely to make his turf debut in the $150,000 Crown Royal American Turf (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs May 2, the day before the Derby.

  • Prussian will face eight rivals April 4 when he makes his 2008 debut in the Central Bank Transylvania Stakes.

    Prussian Leads Transy Field

    Prussian will face eight rivals April 4 when he makes his 2008 debut in the $150,000 Central Bank Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds, the opening day feature of the 16-day spring meet at Keeneland.