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  • Wicked Strong<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3162316731&k=Hdr9k6J">Order This Photo</a>

    Wicked Strong Thriving on Training Track

    In preparations similar to trainer Nick Zito's handling of Birdstone between his off-the-board Kentucky Derby (gr. I) finish and his victory in the 2004 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Wicked Strong appears to be progressing.

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    A Pedigree Both Wicked and Strong

    Wicked Strong can claim a pedigree with speed, class, and stamina on both sides, making his future prospects intriguing.

  • Reload rallies up the rail to win the Canadian Turf Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088367813&k=5XnRSht">Order This Photo</a>

    Reload Fires Off Canadian Turf Win

    Reload charged up the rail and snatched victory from pacesetter Mr. Online in the $150,000 Canadian Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hard Spun to Darley Japan for 2014

    Hard Spun, a grade I winner and sire of many top-class racehorses, including 2012 champion 3-year-old filly Questing, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley stud in Japan.

  • Palace Malice

    Pedigree Analysis: First-Crop Star for Curlin

    by John P. Sparkman<br /> Curlin has not made the fastest start at stud with his first crop of 3-year-olds, but the victory of Palace Malice in the 145th Belmont Stakes June 8 gave him a first-crop classic winner.

  • Easter Gift charges home to win the Mountainview Handicap.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2548606518&amp;k=QxSBwLJ&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Easter Gift, Tightend Touchdown Win at Penn

    Robert LaPenta's Easter Gift took the $250,000 Mountainview Handicap on dirt while Mr. Amore Stable's Tightend Touchdown scorched the grass in his victory in the $150,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap June 1.

  • Normandy Invasion&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2478553949&amp;k=JRcXCmR&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Porter Has High Hopes For Derby Invasion

    Rick Porter has seen both Hard Spun and Eight Belles finish second in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). He's hoping Normandy Invasion can make his patented late run to get to the Derby wire first.

  • Mario Pino

    Pino to Receive George Woolf Award April 14

    Mario Pino, winner of the 2013 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, will accept the award in a winner's circle ceremony between races April 14 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mario Pino

    Pino Honored with George Woolf Award

    Veteran Maryland-based rider Mario Pino is the winner of the 2013 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, which recognizes riders for top career achievement and personal character.

  • Easter&#39;s Gift wins the Smarty Jones Stakes.

    Easter Gift Wraps Up Victory in Smarty Jones

    Robert LaPenta's 3-year-old colt Easter Gift proved best in the Sept. 3 Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) at Parx Racing when he drew off in the final furlong to win the mile-and-70 yard contest in the slop.

  • F-T Texas Yearling Sale Debuts Evening Format

    The Aug. 27 Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale, to start at 4 p.m., offers a 170-lot catalog that includes 47 Texas-breds, 27 Oklahoma-breds, and 65 Louisiana-breds.

  • It&#39;s Tricky&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1873100564&amp;k=79rrGVw&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    McLaughlin Juggling Top Contenders This Year

    It's a good time to be Kiaran McLaughlin, but don't confuse that with an easy time. The trainer has his hands full conditioning and placing top runners for Godolphin Racing with year-end goals in mind.

  • Questing leaves the rest behind in the Alabama at Saratoga.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2033104202&amp;k=Nv8SHMx&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Questing Dazzles in Alabama Speed Show

    Questing turned in a dazzling performance Aug. 18 in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, blazing the first half-mile in :46.01 and still pulling away to take the 1 1/4-mile test by nine lengths.

  • Questing pulls away to win the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1979122731&amp;k=z9tNkj7&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Questing Finds Grade I Win in CCA Oaks

    Godolphin Racing's Questing earned the first grade I win of her career and gave 19-year-old jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. the same when she took the $300,000 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 21 at Saratoga.

  • Zo Impressive Upsets the Mother Goose.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1929205150&amp;k=jfv9s7t&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Zo Impressive Upsets in Mother Goose Stakes

    Live Oak Plantation's Zo Impressive took the $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park June 23 when 1-2 favorite Contested faded badly and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can failed to menace.

  • OBS June Sale Kicks Off With Under Tack Show

    A filly by Exclusive Quality and colts by Bernstein and Unbridled's Song sped eighths in :10 flat, fastest at the distance at the first session of the Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 June sale.

  • On Fire Baby tries Belmont Park in the Acorn Stakes.

    On Fire Baby Returns in Acorn

    Anita Cauley's homebred On Fire Baby cuts back to a one-turn mile at Belmont Park in the May 28 TVG Acorn Stakes (gr. I). The Smoke Glacken filly was a disappointing fifth as the second choice in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • &lt;BR&gt;Hierro

    Hierro Preps for Later Classics

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />This year's sloppy renewal of The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial lacked a Kentucky Derby hopeful but may have produced a classic prospect in Hierro.

  • Lady Clara, a 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun, was the top seller on the day, bringing $240,000.

    Hard Spun Progeny Sell Big at OBS Auction

    The offspring of Hard Spun were popular among buyers Jan. 17 as the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale began its two-day run in Florida with a consignor preferred session and a new horses of racing age section.

  • Red Roy Sizzles in OBS Under Tack Show

    Red Roy, an unraced 3-year-old filly, turned in the fastest three-furlong work of the day Jan. 16 during the under tack show for the new horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale.

  • Moneigh created by Monarchos

    ReRun Hosts Moneigh Auction on Ebay

    ReRun announced its annual holiday auction of Moneighs will take place now through Dec. 4 on Ebay. The original, abstract, 16" x 20" paintings are created by some of North America's most prominent Thoroughbreds.

  • Hard Not to Like&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9727933%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    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.

  • Average, Median Up as Midlantic Sale Opens

    The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale opened with a 100% increase in its median price from a year ago and a 20.2% upswing in its average price. A Hard Spun colt topped the session, bringing $200,000 Oct. 4.

  • Hard Spun Colt Tops Barretts May Sale

    George Bolton buys the Barretts May Sale topper, going to $220,000 for a son of Hard Spun. The sale's average increases 2.5% over last year's figures as the buy-back rate tumbles to 19.1%.

  • Bernardini

    Bernardini's Fee Upped to $75,000

    Bernardini, who became the first freshman stallion in history to sire a grade I winner on dirt and a group I winner on turf, will stand in 2011 at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington for $75,000.

  • Larry Jones

    Delaware Park to Honor Larry Jones

    Delaware Park will honor trainer J. Larry Jones for his accomplishments and dedication to racing with a special tribute at the Wilmington racetrack Saturday June 20.

  • Friesan Fire in the stretch of his one-mile workout at Keeneland April 19.

    Friesan Fire Works at Keeneland

    On April 19, as light rain fell, Friesan Fire posted his final work at Keeneland before he heads to Churchill Downs for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Talkin' Horses Podcast with Larry Jones

    Join Trainer Larry Jones as he answers questions like: Tell about how your two leading Kentucky Derby contenders Old Fashioned and Friesan Fire are doing and what the plans are for them between now and the first Saturday in May.