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  • Tuttipaesi Chases Graded Repeat

    Valor Ladies' Tuttipaesi (IRE), winner of the March 16 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park last out, chases a second graded victory in the $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial (gr. IIIT) July 4 at Parx Racing.

  • Wake Forest wins the 2016 Man o' War.

    Wake Forest Heads United Nations

    German-bred Wake Forest (GER), who has done little wrong in a pair of starts for trainer Chad Brown this year, chases his second grade I victory in a row in the $300,000 United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 3 at Monmouth Park.

  • Vyjack wins race 7 at Keeneland April 21, 2016.

    Vyjack Returns to Graded Ranks in Red Bank

    Vyjack—who last time out won a Keeneland allowance over the same lawn upon which his half sister, champion Tepin, has picked up three grade I wins—returns to the graded ranks June 5 in the $100,000 Red Bank Stakes (gr. IIIT)

  • Miss Temple City comes home strong to take the Maker's 46 Mile. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-chfNJtj">Order This Photo</a>

    Miss Temple City Expected for Royal Ascot

    The connections of Miss Temple City, who became the first female winner of the Maker’s 46 Mile (gr. IT) last out April 15, have confirmed the filly will be pointed toward the £175,000 Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Downs Plans 9% Purse Increase

    Enhancing what already is American racing's most lucrative daily purse program, Kentucky Downs will pump an additional $600,000-plus into its 2016 overnight races and stakes for its five-date, all-turf meet in September.

  • Miss Temple City Tops Males in Maker's 46 Mile

    Miss Temple City became the first female to ever win the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (gr. IT) when she powered past Heart to Heart in midstretch on her way to a clear victory in Friday's test at Keeneland.

  • Heart to Heart wins the 2016 Canadian Turf Stakes.

    Heart to Heart Heads Maker's 46 Mile

    Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart, winner of three consecutive races and four of his past five for trainer Brian Lynch, tops a field of nine entered for the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) coming up at Keeneland April 15.

  • Kasseopia Seeks Better Start in Spiral

    In light of a slow start that left him with plenty to do to close into a soft pace, Team Valor International and Gary Barber's Kasseopia put in an impressive run to get third in the Feb. 13 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III).

  • Kasseopia finished second in the Grey Stakes at Woodbine in October.

    Motion, Team Valor Collaborate With Kasseopia

    Trainer Graham Motion and owner Team Valor International, who teamed to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom before later going their separate ways, are back with another promising 3-year-old in Kasseopia.

  • Rafting won the Smooth Air Stakes on Nov. 28.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-L24MgH6">Order This Photo</a>

    Rafting to Make 2016 Debut in Sam F. Davis

    Rafting will try to open his 3-year-old season in similar fashion against an expected six other sophomores in the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Feb. 13 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Tiger Ride flies home to win the Pin Oak Valley View.

    Tiger Ride Prevails in Valley View Stakes

    Dixiana Farms' homebred Tiger Ride made it two in a row for trainer Graham Motion and picked up a third 2015 stakes score Oct. 24 at Keeneland, holding off favored Include Betty to win the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View.

  • Kitten's Point

    Kitten's Point Rallies to Take Dowager

    Augustin Stable's Kitten's Point found plenty of room along the rail in the stretch to rally past a determined Ceisteach and win the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 18 at Keeneland.

  • Holiday Star wins the Sycamore Stakes for a second time.
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    Holiday Star Posts Sycamore Repeat

    Homebred Holiday Star defended his title in the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 15, galloping to a second consecutive win for Augustin Stable in the 1 -mile turf test at Keeneland.

  • RMTC Defends Methocarbamol Threshold

    A day after prominent trainer Graham Motion questioned the research conducted to determine the threshold level and withdrawal time for methocarbamol (Robaxin), the RMTC defended its efforts.

  • Graham Motion.

    Motion Appeals Medication Positive

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has suspended Graham Motion for five days and fined the trainer $500 for a medication overage in Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Kitten's Point. Motion has appealed the ruling.

  • Tacticus comes home strong to take the Temperence Hill Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-pr9xz7q">Order This Photo</a>

    Tacticus Wires Foes in Temperence Hill

    Flaxman Holdings' Tacticus, a homebred son of A.P. Indy, went wire to wire in winning Belmont Park's $197,000 Temperence Hill Stakes at 1 5/8 miles. V. E. Day, the 1-2 favorite, was second.

  • Heart to Heart won the Oceanport Stakes on August 2.

    Heart to Heart Heads PTHA President's Cup

    Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Heart to Heart heads this year's edition of the $200,000 PTHA President's Cup Stakes at Parx Racing on Sept. 12, joined by Divine Oath and last year's winner, Margano.

  • Isabella Sings

    Isabella Sings Tuned for Boiling Springs

    Siena Farm's homebred Isabella Sings, a winner of the faster division of the July 26 Little Silver Stakes, takes the spotlight Sept. 5 in the $100,000 Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) for sophomore fillies at Monmouth Park.

  • Photo Call leads the way to victory in the Violet Stakes.

    Photo Call Cruises to Violet Victory

    Mrs. P. K. Cooper's Photo Call grabbed the lead coming off the turn and repelled the late run of Cushion (GB) to tally her first stakes win in the $100,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 29 at Monmouth Park.

  • Went the Day Well<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2012-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-137/23013252_TrG3NS#!i=1852402845&k=jPg2jHd">Order This Photo</a>

    Went the Day Well to Stand in Uruguay

    Grade III winner Went the Day Well, who finished fourth in the 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has arrived in Uruguay and will stand for Las Zainas Farm, according to bloodstock agent Pablo Nunez.

  • Sheer Drama takes on Frivolous and 5 others in the Delaware Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-3cW987s">Order This Photo</a>

    Sheer Drama Primed for Lucrative Del Cap

    Harold Queen's Sheer Drama will attempt to avenge her loss to Frivolous in the June 13 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) when those two and five other fillies and mares face off in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 18.

  • Kitten's Point won the 1 1/2-mile Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland in her last start

    Robert Dick Memorial Draws Contentious Cast

    Trainers Graham Motion and Jonathan Sheppard each have entered two mares in what appears to be a contentious renewal of the $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 11 at Delaware Park.

  • 2015 Kentucky Oaks winner Lovely Maria returns in the Delaware Oaks. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-24F9wKQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Lovely Maria Returns for Delaware Oaks

    Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria, winner of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) in her previous start, is set to run July 11 in the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Delaware Park.

  • Main Sequence
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    Main Sequence Class of Loaded United Nations

    Champion Main Sequence takes on talented grade I-winning rivals such as Slumber, Twilight Eclipse, 2013 United Nations victor Big Blue Kitten, and Imagining when seeking to defend his title in the United Nations (gr. IT).

  • Luna Time upsets the Obeah Stakes at Delaware Park.

    Luna Time Upsets Obeah Stakes

    Luna Time, claiming her first graded score in just her second start of the year, got the jump on favored Joint Return and upset the $100,000 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) at odds of 15-1 June 20 at Delaware Park.

  • Ervedya (right) runs down favorite Found to win the Coronation Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KT5wVrF">Order This Photo</a>

    Ervedya Upstages Found in Coronation Stakes

    The Aga Khan's Ervedya ran down favorite Found with thrilling acceleration and edged past late to win the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) June 19 at Royal Ascot.

  • Hootenanny, inside, at Keeneland in May.

    Hootenanny Seeks Commonwealth Cup at Ascot

    U.S.-based Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. IT) winner Hootenanny will try to win a race at Royal Ascot for a second straight year when he faces an expected 17 challengers in the $360,000 Commonwealth Cup (Eng-I) Friday, June 19.

  • Fortune Pearl won the 2014 Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park.

    Fortune Pearl Seeks Obeah Rebound

    Lukewarm favorite off a poor effort last time out, RMJ Stables' 2014 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) winner Fortune Pearl hopes to return to the winner's circle at the Mid-Atlantic track in the $100,000 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) June 20.

  • Donworth running in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes.

    Donworth Aims for First Stakes in Sir Barton

    The Sir Barton, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds, is one of four ungraded stakes scheduled for Saturday's Preakness Day card at Pimlico, along with the James W. Murphy, Chick Lang Stakes, and The Very One Stakes.

  • Miss Ella

    Miss Ella Takes Aim at Miss Preakness Title

    After winning the first two starts of her career, including an easy score in the Adena Springs Beaumont Stakes (gr. II), Miss Ella will try to continue her roll May 15 in the Adena Springs Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III).