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  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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).

  • Kitten's Point gets up late to win the Bewitch Stakes.

    Kitten's Point Surges Late to Claim Bewitch

    Augustin Stables' Kitten's Point closed impressively to win the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 24 at Keeneland, after racing as much as 10 1/2 lengths off the early pace in the 1 1/2-mile race.

  • Kitten's Point will be looking for her second stakes win this season in the Bewitch.

    Motion to Send out Kitten's Point in Bewitch

    After racing evenly when finishing third in the 1 1/2-mile Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 28 on the Gulfstream Park turf, Kitten's Point will try the same distance Friday, April 24 in the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Miss Ella comes home strong to win the Beaumont Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-SrnWNbJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Miss Ella Steps Up to Beaumont Victory

    Jack Swain III's homebred Miss Ella went from debut winner last month to graded stakes winner April 12 with a victory in the $250,000 Adena Springs Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.

  • Dubai World Cup: Graham Motion

    Trainer Graham Motion talks about being back in Dubai and how Main Sequence is coming into the race. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club.

  • Hoop of Colour wins the Santa Ana Stakes.

    Hoop of Colour Claims Santa Ana Stakes

    Flaxman Holdings' homebred Hoop of Colour captured her second straight victory since moving to Southern California from England with a win in the $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) March 15 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Main Sequence closes with a rush to win the Mac Diarmida Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-xfbv2Rd">Order This Photo</a>

    Main Sequence Powers to Mac Diarmida Score

    Two-time Eclipse Award winner Main Sequence powered to victory in his season debut Feb. 21, taking the $200,000 Mac Diarmida (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream with an impressive kick in the final furlong.

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    Main Sequence Breezes at Palm Meadows

    Dual Eclipse Award winner Main Sequence breezed an easy half-mile on turf in :50 at Palm Meadows Training Center Feb. 16 in preparation for his scheduled 2015 debut in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. IIT).

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    Main Sequence Works at Palm Meadows

    Flaxman Holdings' Main Sequence, champion turf male and champion older male, continued to progress toward his 2015 debut, working five furlongs in 1:00.30 at Palm Meadows Training Center Jan. 26.

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    Main Sequence Named Champion Turf Male

    Main Sequence found North American turf racing to his liking in 2014, as the Niarchos Family's Flaxman Holdings homebred won all four of his starts--each at the grade I level--to secure the turf male Eclipse Award.

  • Animal Kingdom, 2011 Kentucky Derby winner, registered huge efforts on dirt, synthetic surfaces, and turf. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2011-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-137/i-DnRz3DF">Order This Photo</a>

    Derby Winners Have Enjoyed Turf Success

    California Chrome will try to become the latest Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victor to also find success on the turf, joining the likes of recent Derby winners who excelled on grass like Animal Kingdom, Big Brown, and Barbaro.