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  • Magical Fantasy (outside) flies late to take the Gamely.

    Magical Fantasy Conjures Gamely Surprise

    Magical Fantasy had much to do under Alex Solis to win the $250,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT), but she proved equal to the task, edging Visit and Diamond Diva in the final couple of jumps in a terrific finish at Hollywood Park May 30.

  • Magical Fantasy (inside) outnoses Black Mamba in the Santa Barbara.<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%3D8018773%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Magical Fantasy Wins 'Barbara Nail-Biter

    In spite of being blocked on the final turn, Magical Fantasy scored an incredibly close victory in the $200,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) over hard-luck Black Mamba, who lost this race by the barest of margins for the second straight year at Santa Anita April 18.

  • Bushranger pulls away under Johnny Murtagh to take the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes.

    Bushranger Powers to Middle Park Victory

    Favored Bushranger earned his second group I win for trainer David Wachman when he overtook Sayif approaching the final furlong en route to a 2 1/4-length triumph in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes for 2-year-olds at Newmarket Oct. 3.

  • Valbenny (IRE) returns from an eight month layoff in the Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Pimlico May 17.

    Valbenny Returns for New Trainer Matz

    Grade II winner Valbenny, one of the leading turf fillies on the West Coast last season, returns from an absence of more than eight months while making her first start for trainer Michael Matz in the $100,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Pimlico lawn May 17.

  • Valbenny and Alex Solis, right, draw away from Super Freaky, middle, and Passified, left, to win the Senorita Stakes.<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%3D1180240%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Valbenny Atones in Impressive Senorita Score

    Favored Valbenny became a leading contender for the American Oaks (gr. IT) this summer after her impressive late charge to capture the $111,600 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday over the Hollywood Park grass course.

  • Swiss Diva wins the California Breeders Champion Stakes, Friday at Santa Anita.

    Swiss Diva Posts 8 1/2-Length Win in Cal Breeders Champion

    Swiss Diva extended her unbeaten record to three on Friday when overwhelming her opposition with a 8 1⁄2-length triumph in Santa Anita's $138,750 California Breeders Champion Stakes for 2-year-old fillies.

  • Valbenny comes from behind to win the  Miesque, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Valbenny's Late Charge Captures Miesque

    Irish-bred Valbenny, making her first U.S. start, rallied impressively from tenth in the final quarter under jockey Alex Solis to win the Miesque Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf by three-quarters of a length over favorite Mystic Soul Saturday.

  • Stiffer Helmet Rule in Kentucky May Have to be Altered or Waived

    A stiff rule mandating the standards that must be met for helmets worn by jockeys riding in Kentucky may have to be waived or altered to accommodate riders, especially those from Europe, participating in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4.

  • Appeal in 'Goggles' Incident Dismissed

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority has dismissed an appeal filed by a trainer whose horse finished second to a winner encouraged to the finish line by a jockey using his goggles rather than a whip.

  • Jockey Kierin Fallon, who has applied for a license to ride in Kentucky.

    Jockey Fallon Seeks Kentucky License

    Jockey Kieren Fallon, who has been charged in connection with alleged efforts to defraud a major British online betting service, has applied for a license to ride in Kentucky during the 2006 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4.

  • Three Degrees Takes Dirt Stab in El Encino

    Irish-bred Three Degrees, one of the West Coast's leading 3-year-old fillies on turf last year, is set to make her main track debut on Sunday in Santa Anita's $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II) at 1 1/16 miles.

  • McCann's Mojave Stretches Again in Native Diver

    McCann's Mojave, a 5-year-old whose first race beyond one mile resulted in a game triumph in last month's $250,000 California Cup Classic, will carry co-high weight of 118 pounds among ten entrants in Saturday's $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

  • McCann's Mojave wins the California Cup Classic on the final day of the 2005 Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

    McCann's Mojave Gritty Cal Cup Winner

    The graded stakes winning sprinter McCann's Mojave was able to dictate the pace and hold 6-5 favorite Desert Boom at bay to record a one-length win in the $250,000 California Cup Classic presented by Smith Barney Sunday on the final day of the 2005 Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting.

  • Sprinter McCann's Mojave Tries Cal Cup Classic

    McCann's Mojave will attempt to carry his speed further than ever before when the 5-year-old runs in Sunday's $250,000 California Cup Classic presented by Smith Barney, the closing day feature presented by the Oak Tree Racing Association at Santa Anita.

  • Tucked Away Euthanized Following Surgery

    Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) winner Tucked Away, who appeared on the way to recovery following surgery, was euthanized Sunday due to complications developing from the surgery.

  • Tucked Away (right), winner by a nose in last month's Hirsch, suffered career-ending injury earlier this week.

    Tucked Away Has Surgery On Injured Leg

    Tucked Away, the Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. IIT) winner who was injured while working on the Del Mar grass course Wednesday, underwent successful surgery on her fractured right foreleg Thursday night at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in Bonsall.

  • Tucked Away (right) by a nose over Hollywood Story to win Hirsch.

    Tucked Away Makes Her Own Hollywood Ending

    Tucked Away, a mare with many more nibbles than bites, surprised the field in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar Sunday when she nipped a surging Hollywood Story by a nose at the wire.

  • Honeymoon 'Cap winner Three Degrees

    Three Degrees Prepares for American Oaks

    Three Degrees, winner of the Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park on June 5, prepared for the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. I) with a six-furlong turf work Sunday.

  • Three Degrees (6) overtakes Thatswhatimean (8) to win the Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Fine Ending to Honeymoon for Three Degrees

    Favored Three Degrees turned in a stakes record effort to win the $163,125 Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies with an impressive late burst on the Hollywood Park turf.

  • Needwood Blade Ends U.S. Drought at 'Meadows

    Six-year-old British-bred Needwood Blade, the longest shot on the board at 11-1, won his first American race in seven starts by taking the $112,500 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) in a surprise Saturday on the turf at Bay Meadows.

  • Domestic Dispute, winning the Strub.

    Domestic Dispute Preps for Gold Cup

    Strub Stakes (gr. II) winner Domestic Dispute, getting ready to start next in Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park, worked six furlongs in 1:13 over Santa Anita's main track Monday in a move that pleased trainer Paddy Gallagher.

  • 'Dispute Should Flare in Del Mar BC Handicap

    Domestic Dispute, who returned from a four-month layoff with a solid second-place finish in the Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) last month, heads a field of seven milers in Sunday's $250,000 Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II).

  • Gallagher Hired by Kentucky Horse Racing Authority

    The Kentucky Racing Authority appointed Jim Gallagher, a former executive with the New York Racing Association, to the position of executive director effective Sept. 27. Gov. Ernie Fletcher approved the appointment, authority officials said during an Aug. 16 meeting.

  • Domestic Dispute May Avoid 'Dubai Bounce'

    Given more than a four-month rest since his indifferent effort in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), Domestic Dispute should be able to avoid the so-called "Dubai Bounce" in Sunday's $200,000 Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar, trainer Patrick Gallagher believes.

  • Amazing Philly's Racing Career Comes to End

    Amazing Philly, born in a stall at Philadelphia Park four years ago to the 3-year-old filly Speak Compelling but whose sire was never determined, has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury on April 15.

  • Domestic Dispute Drills; Big 'Cap Possible

    Strub Stakes (gr. II) winner Domestic Dispute worked a half-mile in :47 2/5 over Santa Anita's fast main track Wednesday morning and could make his next start in the March 6 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), trainer Paddy Gallagher said.

  • Domestic Dispute, left, out runs During, center, and Buckland Manor to win the Strub Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    No Argument: Domestic Dispute Tops in Strub

    Domestic Dispute, who hadn't reached the winner's circle in more than a year, rallied in spite of trouble in the stretch run to defeat During and his former trainer Bob Baffert by a neck in the $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Gallagher Leaves NTRA for NYRA Position

    Jim Gallagher, executive director of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force, will leave the organization March 28 to take the position of vice president of pari-mutuel operations for the New York Racing Association.

  • Dr. Wayne McIllwraith

    Medication Summit Report Makes 21 Recommendations

    Uniformity among testing procedures and the development of a broad-based funding mechanism to support expanded testing programs and research were among 21 recommendations made by Racehorse Medication Summit report released today.

  • NTRA to Conduct Further Consumer Research

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Friday announced plans to launch new consumer research to measure attitudes toward horseracing, with a goal of identifying the most effective advertising message that will help turn casual fans into more frequent racegoers.

  • Chemists: Drug Super Tests Could Create Nightmare

    In a letter to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, a group of chemists and veterinarians who form the Testing Integrity Program has warned that "super testing," as it is called, could create a public relations nightmare for the racing industry should the betting public believe use of illegal medications is rampant.

  • Another Stakes Record for Walkslikeaduck

    Walkslikeaduck won the Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Derby (gr. IIIT) by two lengths Saturday, establishing a course and stakes record in the process. In his most recent race prior to Saturday, the 3-year-old Patrick Gallagher trainee equaled the Del Mar turf course record for 1 1/8 miles while winning the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) in stakes-record time.

  • Walkslikeaduck and jockey Eddie Delahoussaye cruise to victory in the Grade II $300,000 Del Mar Derby.

    Walkslikeaduck Bay Meadows Derby Highweight

    Walkslikeaduck will makes his first start since equaling the Del Mar turf course record for 1 1/8 miles when he starts as the 122-pound highweight in the $150,000 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Derby (gr. IIIT) Saturday at Bay Meadows.