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  • Empire Maker at the JBBA's Shizunai Stallion Station in June 2013

    Progeny of Empire Maker

    As he prepares to return to Kentucky, review a selection of successful offspring by Empire Maker.

  • Better Lucky wins the Shine Again Stakes.
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    Better Lucky Shines; My Miss Aurelia Third

    Better Lucky, last by more than a dozen lengths after a half-mile, came flying down the stretch to catch Grace Hall at the finish to win the $100,000 Shine Again Stakes by a head at Saratoga Race Course July 21.

  • Iotapa runs away from the competition in the Vanity Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Front-Running Iotapa Has Vanity All Her Way

    Front-running Iotapa, bouncing back from disappointing effort at Churchill Downs, left the favorites behind with a superb effort in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes (gr. I) June 14 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Grace Hall ships to Southern California to contest the Vanity Stakes.

    Grace Hall Continues Her Comeback in Vanity

    Grade I winner Grace Hall, a good second in her initial start in 13 months for trainer Bill Mott, ships to Southern California to take on a well-matched field in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes (gr. I) June 14 at Santa Anita Park.

  • On Fire Baby and Joe Johnson take the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn.

    On Fire Baby Scorches Apple Blossom Foes

    Anita Cauley's On Fire Baby hadn't raced since May 28 of last year. She came back with a vengeance April 12, holding off Tiz Miz Sue to win the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn by half a length.

  • Royal Delta wins the Sabin Stakes.
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    Champ Royal Delta Cruises in Sabin Comeback

    Looking more powerful than ever, two-time champion Royal Delta tuned up for a possible return trip to the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with an easy five-length victory in the $98,000 Sabin Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 17 at Gulfstream.

  • Havre de Grace

    Fasig-Tipton November Wrap

    Esther Marr reviews the Fasig-Tipton November sale and the purchase of Havre de Grace. Also, comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.

  • Havre de Grace at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale.

    Amazing Grace at Fasig-Tipton November

    The sale of Havre de Grace for the third-highest price ever for a broodmare or broodmare prospect highlights a sale that saw gross receipts nearly double.

  • Grace Hall Overpowers Indiana Oaks Field

    Odds-on choice Grace Hall took command leaving the final turn and drew out to a dominating 5 3/4-length win over four opponents in the $205,600 Indiana Oaks (gr. II). Oct. 6 at Hoosier Park.

  • Wine Princess won the Monmouth Oaks on August 11.

    Indiana Oaks Features Four Graded Winners

    Becky Winemiller's Wine Princess, whose sire and dam were both voted Horse of the Year, will try for consecutive graded stakes triumphs when she faces eight other 3-year-old fillies in the Indiana Oaks (gr. II).

  • Questing defeated Zo Impressive by 4 1/4 lengths in the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1979122731&k=z9tNkj7">Order This Photo</a>

    Alabama Draws Classy Field of Seven

    With the division wide open midway through August, each of seven fillies entered in the 132nd edition of the 1 1/4-mile event seeks to strengthen her championship credentials with a victory Aug. 18.

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    Alabama: Grace Hall in Championship Pursuit

    When Grace Hall crosses Union Avenue from Barn 57 en route to an engagement in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 18, a plan masterminded by trainer Tony Dutrow could come closer to fruition.

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    Big Weekend on Tap Aug. 18-19 at Saratoga

    Top competitors including KY Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can will be out in full force next weekend for the Alabama Stakes (gr. I), Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT), and Woodford Reserve Lake Placid (gr. IIT).

  • Grace Hall is in control in the Delaware Oaks.

    Grace Hall Dominates Delaware Oaks

    In what could be the most visually impressive race of the weekend, Grace Hall left her foes in the dust while taking the $400,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) by 3 3/4 lengths July 14 at Delaware Park.

  • Grace Hall won the Gulfstream Oaks earlier this year.

    Grace Hall Headlines Delaware Oaks

    Anthony Dutrow will send out three of the seven runners in the July 14 Delaware Oaks (gr. II), including likely favorite Grace Hall, who has already banked $900,000 in her young career.

  • Grace Hall at Churchill Downs on May 2.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2012-Triple-Crown/Works/22611108_LR3wcn#!i=1825415265&k=2bhmbk5">Order This Photo</a>

    Grace Hall the One to Beat in KY Oaks

    While the striking bay Grace Hall has the favored 5-2 morning line status in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), there are plenty of other fillies in the full field of 14 that deserve much more than a passing glance.

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    Grace Hall Breezes Half-Mile at Palm Meadows

    Major Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contender Grace Hall posted her final workout before the Run for the Lilies when she breezed four furlongs in :52:10 over a sloppy track at Palm Meadows Training Center April 29.

  • Grace Hall (the horse)

    Grace Hall Named After Famed Wrestling Arena

    The fact Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contender Grace Hall has had such a stellar campaign has been especially meaningful for co-owner Mike Caruso, a wrestling champion who used to compete at the arena for which the filly was named.

  • Grace Hall

    Kentucky Oaks Field Taking Shape

    This year's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) picture is shaping up nicely, with a talented cast of fillies poised to contend on the first Friday in May at Churchill Downs.

  • Grace Hall runs away from competition in the Gulfstream Oaks.

    Grace Hall Gallops Away in Gulfstream Oaks

    Favored Grace Hall stamped herself as the likely favorite for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when she romped to a 6 1/2-length victory in the $300,000 Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II) March 31 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Yara won the Davona Dale at Gulfstream Park on February 25.

    Gulfstream Oaks: Yara, Grace Hall Meet Again

    While Florida-bred Yara may have a resume with the most potential to score a victory in the March 31 Gulfstream Oaks Stakes (gr. II), there are several other fillies in the eight-horse field with impressive credentials.

  • 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Stephanie's Kitten is among those nominated to the Central Bank Ashland Stakes.

    Ashland Stakes Attracts 80 Nominees

    Graded stakes winners Grace Hall and Summer Applause are among the 3-year-old fillies nominated to the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland on April 7.

  • Yara fights off Grace Hall to win the Davona Dale.<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%3D9818526%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Yara, 64-1, Denies Grace Hall in Davona Dale

    Peres International's Yara reclaimed the lead from odds-on favorite Grace Hall at the top of the stretch and held her off to post a shocking 64-1 upset in the $350,000 Davona Dale (gr. II) Feb. 25 at Gulfstream Park.

  • TCI: Havre We Got a New #1?

    The guys reveal a Top 5 in the Sprint division, and discuss the current Breeders' Cup picture.

  • Grace Hall wins the Spinaway Stakes.

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    Grace Hall Takes Spinaway

    Untried Grace Hall won the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) like a true professional Sept. 4, stalking the leaders into the stretch and sweeping past favored Judy the Beauty to handily win the $250,000 event at Saratoga.

  • Undefeated Judy the Beauty  (right) makes her dirt debut in the Spinaway.

    Undefeated Judy the Beauty Tops Spinaway Cast

    Judy the Beauty will face eight in the seven-furlong Spinaway (gr. I), which is the headliner on Saratoga's 12-race Sunday program. The daughter of Ghostzapper, undefeated in three starts, will make her first start on dirt.