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  • Stormy Lucy wins the Matriarch Stakes.

    Stormy Lucy Provides Matriarch Stunner

    Blocked by a wall of five horses exiting the final turn, Steve Moger's Stormy Lucy found space to the outside and just got up to catch Recepta at the wire to win the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar.

  • Hard Not to Like tries for her fourth grade I win in the Matriarch Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-G7khmJN">Order This Photo</a>

    Hard Not to Like Seeks Fourth Grade I

    Hard Not to Like has been quite the traveler in her four-year career, racing at eight different racetracks and winning at five, and the gray mare will look to add another to her list in the Matriarch (gr. IT).

  • Keeneland November Sale Session 1 Wrap

    Ian Tapp reviews session 1 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Hear from Gary Bush of Denali Stud, Goncalo Torrealba of Three Chimneys, and Hugo Merry of Nawara Stud. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

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    Hard Not to Like, Talmada Out of F&M Turf

    Speedway Stable's Hard Not to Like and Sheikh Ahmed al Maktoum and Darley Stud Management's Talmada have been scratched from the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), Breeders' Cup officials said the morning of Oct. 31.

  • Tonalist at Belmont Park.

    Tonalist Sharp in BC Classic Breeze

    Tonalist, under jockey John Velazquez, worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Belmont Park Oct. 24 in his final work before the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • Hard Not to Like will try for a third straight top-level stakes win in the Rodeo Drive Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Nsrp5Wq">Order This Photo</a>

    Hard Not to Like Stretches Out in Rodeo Drive

    A winner of grade I turf races on both coasts this season, Hard Not to Like will try for a third straight top-level stakes win when she starts Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Inside the August 1, 2015 Issue

    Hard Not to Like closes from six lengths back to take Diana Stakes in record time and more in the August 1, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

  • Hard Not to Like (left) gets up late to take the Diana Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-6mMJ8KH">Order This Photo</a>

    Hard Not to Like Wins Record Diana Thriller

    Hard Not to Like came flying and secured her second consecutive grade I victory July 25, edging out Tepin in the final strides of the $500,000 TVG Diana Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga while setting a turf course record.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Diana Stakes

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra discuss the Diana Stakes (gr. IT) featuring Tepin, Hard Not to Like, and Stephanie's Kitten. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Diana Stakes.

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    No Standout in Wide-Open Gallorette

    With 13 evenly-matched fillies and mares entered for the $150,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Pimlico Race Course May 16, the 1 1/16-mile turf race is up for grabs.

  • Ball Dancing wins the Jenny Wiley.
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    Ball Dancing Surges to Jenny Wiley Score

    Will Farish and Steve Mooney's Ball Dancing, making her second start off the layup, returned to the Keeneland course she seems to enjoy and posted a solid victory in the $300,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IT) April 11.

  • Testa Rossi winner of the Endeavour Stakes via disqualification.

    Testa Rossi Gets Endeavour Victory on DQ

    Hard Not to Like hit the wire first in the $150,000 Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 31 but was disqualified, moving favored Testa Rossi into the winner's circle at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Centre Court won the 2013 Jenny Wiley Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455324228&k=69pQKfC">Order This Photo</a>

    Centre Court to Defend Jenny Wiley Title

    G. Watts Humphrey's 5-year-old mare Centre Court will attempt become only the second repeat winner of the Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland when she takes on nine rivals in the 1 1/16-mile turf race April 12.

  • Laughing leads all the way to win the Ballston Spa Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2721260594&k=hCt2BNZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Laughing Uncatchable in Ballston Spa

    Richard Santulli's Laughing captured her third victory in as many starts this year with a wire-to-wire victory in the Ketel One Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Centre Court tries to return to the Winner's Circle in the Ballston Spa Stakes.
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    Ballston Spa Stakes Draws Competitive Field

    Grade I winner Centre Court will face Laughing, Miz Ida, Somali Lemonade, and Hungry Island trying to make it back to the winner's circle in the $250,000 Ketel One Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 24 at Saratoga.

  • Pianist and Mike Smith roll to victory in the Gallorette Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2519375700&k=kM7Bz9B">Order This Photo</a>

    Pianist Zips to Victory in Gallorette

    Benefiting from a quick start, Pianist set a fast pace en route to a gate-to-wire victory in the Gallorette Handicap on the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) undercard at Pimlico Race Course.

  • 2012 Jenny Wiley Stakes winner Daisy Devine is back in 2013.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1794380393&k=SwfBKvT">Order This Photo</a>

    Daisy Devine to Defend Jenny Wiley Title

    Defending Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IT) winner Daisy Devine is back to protect her title April 13 at Keeneland, but the 5-year-old daughter of Kafwain faces a steep question as she goes up against six stakes winners.

  • Hard Not to Like pulls away late to take the Marshua's river stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2306237899&k=fgT4jZH">Order This Photo</a>

    Hard Not to Like Shows Marshua's River Class

    Making her first start since a sixth in the 2012 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Garland Williamson's Hard Not to Like proved her quality with a half-length victory in the $100,000 Marshua's River Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 5.

  • Stephanie's Kitten won the 2011 Darley Alcibiades Stakes, at the 1 1/16-mile Ashland distance.

    Stephanie's Kitten Headlines Ashland

    Stephanie's Kitten, a leading juvenile filly last year on both the main track and the turf, heads a field of seven 3-year-old fillies in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 7.

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    Trainer Cox Makes Breeders' Cup Debut

    Jockey Chantal Sutherland may be the most famous Canadian female participating in the Breeders' Cup. But she's not the only one. Gail Cox is operating under the radar as the trainer of Hard Not to Like.