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  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez Leads Inductees Into Hall of Fame

    An emotional John Velazquez received a standing ovation from a standing-room only crowd Aug. 10 at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as the jockey led five other inductees into the Hall of Fame.

  • Pacific Ocean leads them home in the James Marvin.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1977435326&k=4PD9Xq2">Order This Photo</a>

    Pacific Ocean Wins James Marvin for Dutrow

    Trainer Rick Dutrow may be facing diminishing opportunity to saddle winners, but that didn't stop him from sending 6-1 shot Pacific Ocean to take the $100,000 James Marvin Stakes (gr. III) July 20 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Hunters Bay wins the Dominion Day Stakes.

    Hunters Bay Handles Distance in Dominion Day

    Odds-on choice Hunters Bay had no problem with the 1 1/4-mile distance in his first try, putting away Pender Harbour in deep stretch to post a one-length victory in the $204,961 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine.

  • Mystical Star bounds home to win the New York Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1937195062&k=pCBGgXF">Order This Photo</a>

    Mystical Star Gets Revenge in New York Stakes

    Mystical Star got sweet revenge in the $200,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) June 30 at Belmont, experiencing no difficulties at the start to keep her from victory as she did in the May 26 Sheepshead Bay (gr. IIT) last time out.

  • Jockey Hamilton, Planet Elected to HOF

    Anthony Hamilton, a prominent jockey during the 19th century, and Planet, a dominant racehorse in the years leading up to the Civil War, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.

  • On Fire Baby tries Belmont Park in the Acorn Stakes.

    On Fire Baby Returns in Acorn

    Anita Cauley's homebred On Fire Baby cuts back to a one-turn mile at Belmont Park in the May 28 TVG Acorn Stakes (gr. I). The Smoke Glacken filly was a disappointing fifth as the second choice in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Contested impresses in the Eight Belles.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1828804271&k=SF5c3qR">Order This Photo</a>

    Contested Shows Promise in Eight Belles Romp

    The promising filly Contested disposed of pacesetter Good Deed near mid-stretch and cruised to victory in the $110,000 Eight Belles (gr. III), her stakes debut for trainer Bob Baffert May 4 at Churchill Downs.

  • Contested Favored to Ring Belles

    Contested, a lightly raced daughter of Ghostzapper from the Bob Baffert barn is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the May 4 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • John Velazquez (right) is congratulated by Angel Cordero Jr, after moving into the No. 2 spot among the all-time leading jockeys at Saratoga Race Course.

    Velazquez: Cordero Will Be 'Ecstatic'

    While he is proud to be among the four inductees into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in the class of 2012, jockey John Velazquez said the honor will mean even more to Angel Cordero Jr.

  • Pacific Ocean flies home in the Vernon O. Underwood at Hollywood Park.

    Pacific Ocean Rolls to Underwood Win

    Pacific Ocean, bursting to the lead from his rail post, overpowered his rivals for the first graded stakes tally of his career in the Vernon O. Underwood (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Nov. 26.

  • Most Adena Stallion Fees Unchanged

    Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky announced that Awesome Again will continue to stand for $50,000 and his son, Horse of the Year Ghostzapper will remain at $20,000 for 2012.

  • Arena Elvira powers home to win the notched Turnback the Alarm Handicap.<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%3D9728622%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Arena Elvira Gets Grade in Turnback the Alarm

    Arena Elvira notched her third straight victory and first in a graded stakes when she pulled away to a 6 3/4-length triumph in the $98,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 4, the opening-day feature at Aqueduct.

  • Richiegirlgonewild was first graded winner for Wildcat Heir.<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%3D8735866%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Close Race for Second-Crop Sires

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Leadership of the stallion crop with 1st 3yos of 2010 was determined by less than $21,000. Some names changed and others made the transition from leading freshman sires of 2009.

  • Stately Victor and Victor Lebron take the Ontario Derby.

    Stately Victor Earns Ontario Derby Crown

    Stately Victor, who took the Bluegrass Stakes (gr. I) in April before off-the-board finishes in the three off-the-board finishes, returned to the winner's circle in the Ontario Derby at Woodbine Sept. 25.

  • Blue Grass winner Stately Victor&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8886089%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Stately Victor: a Blue Grass Surprise

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The first grade I winner sired by Ghostzapper - whose own pedigree is free of five-generation duplicated bloodlines - has an inbreeding pattern to the closely-inbred In Reality.

  • Ghostzapper

    Ghostzapper's Fee Reduced to $30,000

    Ghostzapper, the 2004 Horse of the Year and champion older male, has had his 2010 fee reduced to $30,000 from the previously announced $50,000.

  • You Make the Call - Colt of the Decade

    The first 10 years of the new century have produced many superstar runners in North America. The editors have whittled down a lengthy list to what they believe to be the 12 best male runners of the decade (2000-09).

  • Ghostzapper to Stand for $50,000

    Ghostzapper, who began his stallion career in 2006 for a fee of $200,000, will stand in 2010 for $50,000 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky.

  • Breeders' Cup Bracket Battles Round 2

    Congratulations to Breeders' Cup Bracket Battles Round 1 winners. Round 2 voting is now underway. Cast your votes today and register for a chance to win weekly prizes from YouBet.com.

  • Ghostzapper

    First Winner, Stakes Winner for Ghostzapper

    Steeplechase Farm's Golden Ghost became the first winner and first stakes winner for 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper when he finished in a dead heat for win with Toboggan Slide in the $75,000 First State Dash Stakes at Delaware Park Aug. 22.

  • Japanese Sale Has 161 Yearlings, 336 Foals

    The Japan Racing Horse Association has cataloged 161 yearlings and 336 foals for its July select sale. The auction will be held at the Northern Horse Park on the island of Hokkaido, with the yearlings being offered July 13 and the foals being offered July 14-15.

  • Famous Halters Auctioned Off for Charity

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Maker's Mark Secretariat Center will hold its inaugural Horses Helping Horses event starting April 19. It includes halters from Serena's Song, Distorted Humor, and Ghostzapper, among others.

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    Azeri, For Now, Probably Won't Be Sold

    One day after buying back Azeri for $4.4 million at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, Michael Paulson indicated that the 2002 Horse of the Year would be remaining under the control of the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust even though he had expressed a desire to sell her privately.

  • Azeri final bid of $4.4 million failed to meet her reserve.

    Azeri Bought Back for $4.4 Million

    Azeri failed to find a new home during the opening session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 12 in Lexington. Michael Paulson, saying she was "like part of the family," bought back the 2002 Horse of the Year for $4.4 million. Last year, Paulson set a world Thoroughbred auction record when he bought back Azeri's s first foal, Vallenzeri (by 1992 Horse of the Year A.P. Indy), for $7.7 million at the Keeneland September yearling auction.

  • Azeri at Keeneland on Jan. 11. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7386857%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Azeri, 'Fashion' at Keeneland to Sell

    Azeri and Island Fashion will be in the spotlight as the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale starts its six-day run in Lexington Jan. 12. Azeri was the 2002 Horse of the Year while Island Fashion was a grade I winner.

  • Horses arrive for Keeneland&#39;s January horses of all ages sale.

    Keeneland January Sale Faces Tough Times

    The Thoroughbred marketplace ended 2008 with dramatic declines, and all signs point to more tough times ahead as Keeneland gets ready to open its 2009 selling season with its January horses of all ages auction in Lexington.

  • Adena Springs Announces Fee Reductions

    Following a trend from stallion farms that began soon after the last hammer fell at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm announced Dec. 8 a number of stallions will have their stud fees reduced for the 2009 breeding season.

  • Awesome Again will stand in 2009 for $150,000, the same stud fee as this year.

    Adena Springs Announces 2009 Fees

    Awesome Again and Ghostzapper will stand in 2009 for $150,000, the same stud fee they each commanded this year. The stallions stand at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky., which announced its 2009 fees Oct. 23.

  • Afleet Alex

    Afleet Alex's September Yearlings Shine

    The huge Keeneland September auction provided the yearling selling season's biggest and stiffest test of the commercial appeal of new stallions' progeny. Because many young sires had a large number of offspring offered, their success depended less on a few carefully-selected top individuals and more on their ability to pass along good conformation consistently to their offspring.

  • Hip 712, a colt by Mr. Greeley, brought $875,000 in the third session of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Mr. Greeley Colt Sells for $875,000

    A chestnut son of Mr. Greeley went to Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables for $875,000 midway through the third session of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 10 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • A.P. Indy&#39;s Keeneland day 1 sales topper, a filly which sold for $3.1 million.

    A.P. Indy Emerges as Leading Day 1 Sire

    Although one of his offspring failed to sell for a record RNA price of $7.7 million, A.P. Indy did have the session-topper and emerged as the leading sire of yearlings sold during the first day of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 8.