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  • Protonico will carry top weight of 120 pounds in the Ben Ali.

    Protonico Carries High Weight in Ben Ali

    Protonico, winner of the Discovery Handicap (gr. III) and runner-up in the Clark Handicap (gr. I) to close 2014, will carry top weight of 120 pounds in a field of six entered for the April 11 Ben Ali (gr. III) at Keeneland.

  • Tapiture makes his seasonal debut in the Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TqvFjFK">Order This Photo</a>

    Tapiture Set for 2015 Debut in Razorback

    Two-time grade II winner Tapiture, who closed out last season with a runner-up finish to Goldencents in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), is scheduled to make his 4-year-old season debut March 14, in the Razorback H.

  • Goldencents

    Goldencents Draws Rail for BC Dirt Mile

    The winner of last year's edition of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) leads a group of 11 entered for the 2014 edition as he aims to become the first two-time victor in the race's seven-year history Oct. 31.

  • Goldencents won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Dirt-Mile/33149801_zx584H#!i=2876858630&k=QNfCRxF">Order This Photo</a>

    Goldencents Seeks Second Dirt Mile Victory

    Goldencents, winner of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) in 2013, leads a group of 12 pre-entered contenders for the 2014 edition as he aims to become the first two-time winner in the race's seven-year history.

  • Itsmyluckyday won the Woodward Stakes on Aug. 30.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-C5fWbGv">Order This Photo</a>

    Itsmyluckyday Shortens Up as Kelso Favorite

    Itsmyluckyday bounced back from a pelvic fracture to win the Woodward (gr. I), and now will try to add the Kelso (gr. II) on Sept. 27 to his resume en route to a potential Breeders' Cup bid.

  • Golden Ticket gets up late to win the Left Bank.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-hBdrtv6">Order This Photo</a>

    Golden Ticket Up in Time for Left Bank Score

    Golden Ticket and Alpha, dead-heat winners of the 2012 Travers Stakes (gr. I), met up again in the Left Bank Stakes on opening day of the Belmont Park fall meet Sept. 5, but this time Golden Ticket was the clear victor.

  • Palace Malice
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    Will Take Charge vs. Palace Malice in Whitney

    Will Take Charge and Palace Malice meet again Aug. 2 in the $1.5 million Whitney Handicap (gr. I), squaring off at Saratoga Race Course as the top two choices in a field of nine drawn for the 1 1/8-mile test.

  • Palace Malice is among those scheduled to run in the Whitney.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-LsVHHZ2">Order This Photo</a>

    Whitney Card's Grade I Races Taking Shape

    The $1.5 million Whitney (gr. I) (Aug. 2)--the richest race this summer at Saratoga Race Course--has attracted a robust field of likely starters, topped by last year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner, Palace Malice.

  • Carve fights for the win in the Cornhusker Handicap.

    Carve at His Best in Cornhusker Victory

    Michael Langford's Carve, third in the grade II Oaklawn Handicap in April, worked out a nice trip to win the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. II) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino the evening of June 28.

  • Golden Ticket won his only previous Prairie Meadows start, the 2013 Prairie Meadows Handicap.

    Golden Ticket Heads Cornhusker Field

    Golden Ticket, who dead-heated for the victory in the 2012 Travers Stakes at Saratoga and who won last year at Prairie Meadows, returns to Iowa and is the 3-1 morning-line choice in the nine-furlong Cornhusker Handicap.

  • Will Take Charge won the Oaklawn Handicap on April 12.

    Will Take Charge Heads Alysheba

    Will Take Charge, last year's champion 3-year-old male, tops a Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) reunion in the May 2 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. Four runners from last year's Derby are entered.

  • Dads Caps leads them home in the Carter Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3162218820&k=DxG6F28">Order This Photo</a>

    Dads Caps Gets His Due in Carter Upset

    Hard-knocking Dads Caps had been three times the bridesmaid in recent starts, but he broke through at the highest level April 5 at Aqueduct Racetrack when stealing the Carter Handicap (gr. I) at odds of 10-1.

  • Sahara Sky won the San Carlos Stakes on March 8.

    Sahara Sky Takes Second Crack at Carter

    Runner-up in the 2013 Carter Handicap (gr. I) and lightly raced since then, California-based Sahara Sky will get another crack at the seven-furlong sprint April 5 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Palace Malice fights back on the inside to win the Gulfstream Park Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3112263756&k=pQmL9zN">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Malice Returns a Winner in GP Handicap

    Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice, on the shelf since an even sixth-place finish in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), showed no signs of rust with a gritty victory in the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 8.

  • Palace Malice makes his 2014 debut in the Gulfstream Park Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-145/29744699_jpqpwR#!i=2563007502&k=SzzhQgN">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Malice, Itsmyluckyday Head GP 'Cap

    Palace Malice and Itsmyluckyday were among the best of the 3-year-old crop in 2013. On March 8, the two return for the first time in 2014 as part of an eight-horse field set to go in the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Clark Handicap

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak preview the Clark Handicap on November 29 at Churchill Downs. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Clark Handicap.

  • Game On Dude will start from the rail post in the Clark.

    'Dude,' Will Take Charge Ready for Clark 'Cap

    Multiple grade I winner Game On Dude and Travers (gr. I) victor Will Take Charge both drew well for the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) to be held Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs.

  • Game On Dude
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    Game on Dude Works at Hollywood for Clark

    Eclipse Award hopeful Game On Dude worked a strong four furlongs at Betfair Hollywood Park Nov. 24 and afterward trainer Bob Baffert said he would ship to Churchill Downs Nov. 27 to compete in the Clark Handicap (gr. I).

  • Goldencents (left) leads all the way to win the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Dirt-Mile/33149801_zx584H#!i=2876404256&k=kkMtPc3">Order This Photo</a>

    Goldencents Blazes in Dirt Mile Victory

    After blazing through a half-mile in :44.75, Goldencents still had plenty in the tank to hold off the closing move of Golden Ticket in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned runs in the Homecoming Classic Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Classic/26128658_j8xsjs#!i=2193297292&k=QqvKxZH">Order This Photo</a>

    Churchill Offers Up Homecoming, Jefferson Cup

    On the final Saturday of Churchill Downs' "Homecoming" meet, the Louisville track will offer up a competitive field of nine 3-year-olds in the Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT) and the first edition of the Homecoming Classic Stakes.

  • Paynter is back in California for the Awesome Again.

    Paynter, Mucho Macho Man Clash at Santa Anita

    Grade I winner Paynter, whose comeback from life-threatening illness more than a year ago was stalled in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I), will attempt to atone at Santa Anita Sept. 28 in a race named for his sire, Awesome Again.

  • Successful Dan<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1837287748&k=mrwbnK6">Order This Photo</a>

    Successful Dan to Bypass Homecoming Classic

    The inaugural Homecoming Classic on Sept. 28 at Churchill Downs still has reigning Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) winner Fort Larned at the top, but Successful Dan will bypass the race.

  • Fort Larned in the Stephen Foster Handicap.
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    Whitney Next for Foster Winner Fort Larned

    Dominating Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (gr. I) winner Fort Larned will be pointed to the Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Ian Wilkes said on the morning of June 16.

  • That Handicapping Show: Stephen Foster Handicap

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Can Ron the Greek win again? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Stephen Foster Handicap.

  • Successful Dan
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    Successful Dan Seeks Grade I in Foster

    Earners of a combined $9.5 million will line up including defending winner Ron the Greek, Breeders' Cup Classic victor Fort Larned, impressive Alysheba Stakes winner Take Charge Indy, and Ben Ali victor Successful Dan.

  • Successful Dan returns in the Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland.
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    Successful Dan Faces Six in Ben Ali Return

    There was a time when "the other Dan" was Wise Dan, who went on to become Horse of the Year. On April 21 fans will witness the return of the original, Successful Dan, in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland.

  • 2012 Florida Derby winner Take Charge Indy runs in the Skip Away on Florida Derby Day 2013.

    Take Charge Indy Among Skip Away Favorites

    A year after Take Charge Indy left seven other 3-year-olds in his wake with a front-running score in the Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, he returns as one of the favorites in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III).

  • Mark Valeski rolls to victory in the Mineshaft Handicap.

    Mark Valeski Overcomes Trouble in Mineshaft

    Brereton Jones' homebred Mark Valeski overcame traffic troubles and ran down a cavalcade of horses in the stretch of the $148,500 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23.

  • Speightstown

    Slideshow: Progeny of Speightstown

    Trainers comment on the offspring of Speightstown they have raced. Read the full feature in the Jan. 12, 2013, issue of The Blood-Horse.