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  • Giant Oak at Millennium Farms

    Grade 1 Winner Giant Oak Dead at Age 11

    Multiple grade 1 winner and third-crop sire Giant Oak passed away March 1 due to complications related to a neurological condition. The 11-year-old son of Giant's Causeway stood at Millennium Farms and had not yet covered any mares this year. 

  • Celebrating Chris Block's 1000th win.

    Trainer Chris Block Gets Win No. 1,000

    Trainer Chris Block was represented by his 1,000th winner Jan. 12 at Gulfstream Park, when 5-year-old All for Thee rallied through the stretch to score a hard-fought neck victory at odds of 12-1 in the second race of the day.

  • Afleet Again upsets the Marathon.<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%3D9729039%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Afleet Again, 41-1, Steals BC Marathon

    Sent off at 41-1, Afleet Again ran down Birdrun and Giant Oak in deep stretch to pull a shocker in the opening race on Day 2 of the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Tizway flies home in the Whitney at Saratoga.<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%3D9627355%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tizway Decisive Winner in Whitney Handicap

    Tizway picked up his second consecutive grade I victory Aug. 6 at Saratoga when he took over approaching the quarter-pole and breezed to an easy score in the $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I).

  • THS: Whitney Handicap 2011

    Jason, Tom, and Ed DeRosa of TwinSpires.com, handicap the Whitney Invitational Handicap and West Virginia Derby.

  • Suburban winner Flat Out is the lukewarm morning-line favorite for the Whitney.<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%3D9584441%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Division Parity Leads to Competitive Whitney

    The handicap division has taken its lumps this year for not being especially deep, but its competitive nature has led to one of the more intriguing recent editions of the $750,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I), which drew 11.

  • Duke of Mischief

    Duke of Mischief Tops Among Whitney Workers

    Alex Lieblong's Duke of Mischief topped the list of horses working at Saratoga on the morning of July 31 for the $750,000 Whitney Invitational (gr. I), turning in a bullet half-mile breeze over the main track in :46.88.

  • Pool Play captures the Stephen Foster at 36-1.<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%3D9569308%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pool Play, 36-1, Upsets Stephen Foster

    William S. Farish Jr.'s Pool Play, making his first start on dirt in his 28th career start, pulled a 36-1 shocker in the $561,300 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 18 at Churchill Downs.

  • Giant Oak will carry top weight of 122 pounds in the Stephen Foster.<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%3D9395106%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stephen Foster Key Race in Handicap Division

    Nearly six months into the season, the handicap division is still looking for a clear-cut leader. With a breakout performance in the Stephen Foster Handicap June 18, there is an opportunity for someone to assume that role.

  • Bind Injured; Could Miss Rest of the Year

    An injury suffered during a June 13 workout has taken Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Bind out of consideration for the Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs and could sideline him for the rest of the year.

  • Giant Oak in the Donn Handicap.

    Grade I Winner Giant Oak Tops Alysheba

    Giant Oak, winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) earlier this year, tops a field of 11 entered in the May 6 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) that is part of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) undercard at Churchill Downs.

  • Mission Impazible pulls away from the rest in the New Orleans 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%3D9465100%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mission Impazible Returns to Winning Ways

    Mission Impazible, who scored the biggest win of his career at Fair Grounds exactly a year ago, returned to his winning ways with a victory over a strong field in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) on March 26.

  • Giant Oak overtakes the pacesetters to win the Donn 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%3D9395106%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Giant Oak Rallies to Post Donn Upset

    Giant Oak, who won the Clark Handicap (gr. I) via disqualification last out, validated that win by posting a rallying victory in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 5 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Fly Down makes his 2011 debut in the Donn.<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%3D8950311%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Fly Down, Morning Line Top Loaded Donn 'Cap

    Nick Zito trainees Fly Down and Morning Line, both thought to be among the top handicap horses in 2011, could wind up as the top two choices in a star-studded Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 5 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Giant Oak (left) finishes 2nd in the Clark Handicap, but is awarded the victory via disqualification.<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%3D9300795%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Giant Oak Wins Clark by Disqualification

    Giant Oak picked a good time to break his 14-race losing streak, as he was placed first in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) when stewards disqualified favored Successful Dan for interference Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.

  • THS: The Clark Handicap

    Jason, Tom, and James Scully of twinspires.com preview the Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs on November 26.

  • Gran Estreno outfinishes Giant Oak and Mad Flatter to repeat in the Washington Park Handicap.

    Gran Estreno Repeats in Washington Park

    Blocked in the stretch, Gran Estreno exploited an unexpected opening at the rail to win the $120,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) for the second year in a row at Arlington Park Sept. 4.

  • 2009 Washington Park Handicap winner Gran Estreno tries for a repeat in 2010.

    Gran Estreno Defends Washington Park Title

    Gran Estreno, who posted a mild upset when winning the 2009 edition of the Washington Park Handicap (gr. III), returns in search of a repeat as part of a seven-horse field in the $150,000 race Sept. 4 at Arlington Park.

  • Blame ran down Battle Plan to win the Stephen Foster.<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%3D9063922%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Blame Runs Down Battle Plan in Stephen Foster

    The only thing Blame needed to officially become a star was a grade I win. The son of Arch accomplished that June 12, overcoming a wide trip while running down pacesetter Battle Plan to score the Stephen Foster Handicap.

  • THS: The Stephen Foster

    Jason, Evan, and Les Instone of twinspires.com preview the Stephen Foster (gr. I) at Churchill Downs on June 12.

  • Favored Dubious Miss registered his third consecutive win over Keeneland's Polytrack in the Ben Ali 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%3D8897569%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Borel, Dubious Miss On Target in Ben Ali

    Favored Dubious Miss, icily ridden by Calvin Borel, led nearly all the way to register his third consecutive win over Keeneland's Polytrack in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) April 18.

  • 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.

  • Friesan Fire won the Louisiana Handicap on January 23.

    Friesan Fire Favored in Mineshaft

    The first three finishers in the Jan. 23 Louisiana Handicap at Fair Grounds are set to battle again in the Feb. 20 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at the same 1 1/16-mile distance over the New Orleans oval.

  • Parading takes on 9 in the Fayette Stakes at Keeneland.<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%3D8117794%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Parading Leads Closing-Day Field for Fayette

    Parading returns to the scene of his most lopsided stakes victory earlier this year when he takes on nine rivals in Keeneland's $150,000 Fayette Stakes on Oct. 31, closing day for the Lexington track's short fall meet.