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  • Main Sequence
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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.

  • Holiday Star

    Shipper Holiday Star Faces 10 in Turf Cup

    Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Holiday Star, in the best form of his career, ships in from Maryland for trainer Graham Motion to test the firm turf at Del Mar in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Thanksgiving Day.

  • Appealing Cat makes her first appearance in Southern California in the Red Carpet Handicap.

    Motion Shipper Appealing Cat in Del Mar Debut

    Appealing Cat makes her first appearance in Southern California for trainer Graham Motion in search of a graded stakes victory in the renamed Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Del Mar turf Nov. 22.

  • TCA to Honor Motions, CANTER at Auction

    Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Graham and Anita Motion with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and CANTER with the TCA Industry Service Award at the Select Stallion Season Auction Jan. 10 in Lexington.

  • Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita

    Breeders' Cup Buzz 2014

    Can't get enough Breeders' Cup? Catch up on what's made headlines at Santa Anita Park over the past few days. Photos, commentary, candid behind the scenes access, and more!

  • Ring Weekend is the morning-line favorite for the Twilight Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-GbZFG7G">Order This Photo</a>

    Sharp Ring Weekend Ships for Twilight Derby

    St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend, who has developed nicely into a solid turf runner, is the morning-line favorite for the $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Holiday Star wins the 2014 Sycamore Stakes.

    No Denying Holiday Star in Sycamore Stakes

    Following a pair of nose defeats in his most recent tries, there was no denying Holiday Star in the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) as he wore down favored Red Rifle in the final yards on a soft Keeneland turf course.

  • Rainha Da Bateria and Joel Rosario roll home to win the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes.

    Rainha Da Bateria Dazzles in Jessamine Win

    Rainha Da Bateria displayed a dazzling turn of foot through the homestretch to win the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT) handily over the Keeneland turf Oct. 8, earning a Breeders' Cup slot.

  • Main Sequence repels Twilight Eclipse to win the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-HnbXvVC">Order This Photo</a>

    Main Sequence Times Turf Classic Just Right

    Main Sequence earned his third consecutive grade I win in the United States since arriving from England when he narrowly outfought Twilight Eclipse in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (gr. IT) Sept. 27 at Belmont Park.

  • Julie's Love returns from a layoff to run in the Noble Damsel Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-races-2012/i-qCfG3Lg">Order This Photo</a>

    Freshened Julie's Love Heads Noble Damsel

    Julie's Love, who has plenty of graded stakes experience, gets a slight edge in the Sept. 13 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park. The $200,000 race for older fillies and mares is at a mile on the Widener Course.

  • Appealing Cat and Kendrick Carmouche take the Mrs. Penny Stakes.

    Appealing Cat Rides Rail to Parx Victory

    Augustin Stable's Appealing Cat, part of an owner/trainer entry, rode the rail to win the $100,000 Mrs. Penny Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred fillies and mares on Pennsylvania's Day at the Races at Parx Racing Sept. 6.

  • Ring Weekend wins the Saranac Stakes.
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    Ring Weekend at Home on Turf in Saranac Win

    Ring Weekend appears to have found a home on the grass after taking the $300,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 2 3/4 lengths over longshot Smooth Daddy in the final stakes of the 2014 season at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1.

  • Rusty Slipper rolls home to win the Violet Stakes at Monmouth Park.

    Rusty Slipper Shows Heels in Violet Score

    Zanim R. Meahjohn's 13-1 chance Rusty Slipper seized the lead nearing the sixteenth pole and comfortably earned her first graded stakes win in the $109,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 23 at Monmouth Park.

  • Main Sequence wins the Sword Dancer Invitational.
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    Main Sequence Stays Sharp in Sword Dancer

    Favored Main Sequence, slow out of the gate to trail the field, charged home on the outside to nip Imagining at the wire in the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) Aug. 17 on the lawn at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Fortune Pearl streaks to victory in the Delaware Oaks.

    Fortune Pearl Rallies to Win Delaware Oaks

    Zanim Meahjohn's Fortune Pearl emerged from a scramble at the top of the stretch and drew away to capture her first stakes victory in the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) at Delaware Park July 5.

  • Aigue Marine (center) finished second in the Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland.

    Aigue Marine Well-Spotted in Dick Memorial

    Haras du Mezeray and Skymarc Farm's Aigue Marine, who has a pair of second-place finishes in three 2014 starts, looks to break through with a victory in the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 5 at Delaware Park.

  • Daring Dancer won the 2014 Appalachian Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3186138937&k=pGCxLFx">Order This Photo</a>

    Unbeaten Daring Dancer Set for Wonder Again

    Undefeated Sagamore Farm homebred Daring Dancer will try for her fourth straight victory and second straight stakes win against an expected six other 3-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes May 25.

  • Ring Weekend on the morning of May 16.

    Ring Weekend Looks for Tampa-Type Performance

    The owners of Ring Weekend are hoping his distant second-place finish in the Calder Derby isn't a true indication of his chances in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

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    Gelded Ring Weekend Seeks Rare Preakness Win

    West Point Thoroughbreds founder and president Terry Finley had to reach deep into his wallet to acquire Preakness Stakes contender Ring Weekend, a son of Tapit, at the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Commanding Curve at Kentucky Derby 140.
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    Derby Runner-Up to Target Belmont Stakes

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Commanding Curve, second in the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) to California Chrome, will target a run in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), his connections said May 5.

  • Graham Motion on Animal Kingdom and Travel

    What kept Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom performing at his best as he traveled the world? His trainer Graham Motion explains.

  • Graham Motion on Animal Kingdom and Travel

    What kept Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom performing at his best as he traveled the world? His trainer Graham Motion explains.

  • Ring Weekend
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    Fever Knocks Ring Weekend Out of Derby

    Trainer Graham Motion said because of a fever, Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) winner Ring Weekend is no longer being considered for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Inimitable Romanee wins the 2014 Bewitch Stakes.  <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-9W29PDL">Order This Photo</a>

    Inimitable Romanee Earns Upset Nod in Bewitch

    Inimitable Romanee, given a patient ride by Alan Garcia, got up at the wire on the far outside to nip Aigue Marine for a 14-1 surprise in the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 24 on the Keeneland turf.

  • Daring Dancer wins the Appalachian Stakes. <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2443841913&k=xwF3gGm">Order This Photo</a>

    Daring Dancer Wins Appalachian With Key Move

    Daring Dancer, making her first start in nearly six months, remained unbeaten with a daring 2 1/2-length triumph in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT) April 17 at Keeneland.

  • Inimitable Romanee won The Very One Stakes at a length on Feb. 15.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3076647309&k=srwdVtT">Order This Photo</a>

    Inimitable Romanee After 3rd in Row in Orchid

    Distance-loving Inimitable Romanee aims for her third graded stakes win in a row when she takes on eight other older filly and mare rivals in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the grass March 29 at Gulfstream Park.