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  • Copper Bullet drew away in the stretch to win the Saratoga Special by four lengths

    Copper Bullet All Business in Saratoga Special

    After a less-than-ideal trip resulted in a second-place finish in the Bashford Manor Stakes (G3), Copper Bullet delivered a professional effort to win the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Coors Light (G2) Aug. 13.

  • Firenze Fire holds off Free Drop Billy in the Sanford Stakes

    Firenze Fire Upsets Sanford Stakes

    Mr Amore Stables' homebred Firenze Fire rolled past the frontrunner and fended off a late challenge in the stretch to upset the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3) at Saratoga Race Course July 22

  • Disco Partner flies home to take the Jaipur

    Disco Partner Wins Jaipur in World Record Time

    For a second straight year a Patricia Generazio homebred not only won the Jaipur (G3T) but set a course and North American record in the process when Disco Partner rallied to a half-length victory in the turf sprint June 10 at Belmont Park.

  • Lady Eli captures the Gamely Stakes over Goodyearforroses

    Lady Eli Digs in to Win Gamely

    Out of her comfort zone up near the pace in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (G1T) May 27 at Santa Anita Park, Sheep Pond Partners' Lady Eli once again showed her enduring class.

  • Mo' Green wins the April 2 Top Flight Invitational by 3 1/2 lengths

    Mo' Green Flies Home in Top Flight

    Leonard Green's Mo' Green sprung a mild upset when she flew by odds-on favorite Isabelle in the stretch to score by 3 1/2 lengths in the $200,000 Top Flight Invitational Stakes (G3) April 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • Lewis Bay rolls to easy win in Turnback the Alarm Handicap

    Ortiz Jr. Sweeps Belmont Graded Stakes

    Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. won the two graded stakes on the Oct. 29 Belmont Park card when he guided Lewis Bay to an easy victory in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) and Stallwalkin' Dude to a clear win in the Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III).

  • Royal Posse wins the 2016 Empire Classic

    Royal Posse Sails Clear in Empire Classic

    Michael Dub, Bethlehem Stables, and Gary Aisquith's Royal Posse continued to make hay in the New York-bred ranks Oct. 22 at Belmont Park with a sloppy score in the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap.

  • Heart to Heart wins the 2016 Knickerbocker Stakes.

    Heart to Heart Speeds to Knickerbocker Win

    Trainer Brian Lynch pre-race pegged Heart to Heart as the pacesetter in the $200,000 Knickerbocker and the son of English Channel jumped out to the front early in the Oct. 10 test and led all the way, easily holding off runner-up Jay Gatsby.

  • Recruiting Ready wins May 28 maiden debut at Pimlico.

    Recruiting Ready Set for Saratoga Special

    Sagamore Farm's Recruiting Ready will take a second straight shot at an initial stakes win when the Algorithms colt faces an expected four other juveniles in the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 14 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Camelot Kitten, outside, wins 2016 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes by a nose from Airoforce

    'Kitten' Wins Racing Hall of Fame Thriller

    Camelot Kitten defeated a game Airoforce in an exciting finish in the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old turf runners Aug. 5 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Jose Ortiz celebrating his 1000th win

    Ortiz Lands 1,000th Win in John Morrissey

    New York-based jockey Jose Ortiz secured the 1,000th victory of his career when he guided Moonlight Song to a three-quarter-length victory in the $100,000 John Morrissey Stakes July 28 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Economic Model Rolls Home in Easy Goer

    Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Economic Model got a good trip in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes June 11 at Belmont Park, while favored Cupid missed the break, rushed up on the backside, and faded to finish last.

  • Dacita rolls to victory in the New York Stakes.

    Brown Runs 1-2-3 in New York Stakes

    Chad Brown swept the trifecta June 10 in the $500,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park, where Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley Thoroughbreds' Dacita swept wide at the top of the stretch and closed to win the 1 1/4-mile grass test.

  • Camelot Kitten (right) holds off Beach Patrol in the American Turf (gr. IIT)

    Camelot Kitten Scores American Turf Upset

    Bravely rallying along the hedge, Camelot Kitten edged Beach Patrol by a head to score an upset victory in the $300,000 American Turf Stakes presented by Ram Trucks (gr. IIT) May 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Flexibility comes home strong to win the Jerome Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-GBbQFCC">Order This Photo</a>

    Flexibility Flexes His Muscles in the Jerome

    Flexibility, the 1-2 choice, was an easy winner of the $200,000 Jerome Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 2 at Aqueduct. The 3-year-old son of Bluegrass Cat got the mile and 70 yards in 1:42.98.

  • Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup Classic winner American Pharoah <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup-Classic/i-znCSLnf">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah, Castellano Set Records

    Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup Classic winner American Pharoah established a single season record for earnings in 2015 while his owner, Zayat Stables LLC, finished the year as the leading owner by earnings.

  • Financial Modeling rolls to victory in the Queens County Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-kWMNzkH">Order This Photo</a>

    Financial Modeling Wires Queens County

    The Street Sense colt was hustled from the gate and never looked back in the $100,000 Queens County Stakes Dec. 19 at Aqueduct Racetrack, picking up his first stakes score while galloping clear of 6-5 favorite Tommy Macho.

  • Room for Me came rolls to the win in the Garland of Roses Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-sX8wfj5">Order This Photo</a>

    Room for Me Wins Garland of Roses

    Room for Me came off a seventh in the Oct. 31 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) at Keeneland to return to winning form Dec. 5, when she aired by 3 3/4 lengths in the $100,000 Garland of Roses Stakes.

  • Lewys Vaporizer wins the Steel Valley Sprint.

    Lewys Vaporizer Takes Steel Valley Sprint

    V-Leaf Stables and Richard Ravin's Lewys Vaporizer grabbed the early lead and never looked back en route to a comfortable victory in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course Nov. 23.

  • Irad Ortiz, Jr

    Irad Ortiz Jr. Gets North American Milestone

    Irad Ortiz Jr., currently second nationally in money won and fourth in victories, tallied his 1,000th North American win Nov. 22 when piloting Michael Dubb's Island Therapy to victory in the fifth race at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Mr Maybe rolls to victory in the Red Smith Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-kLxB3QD">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr Maybe Leaves No Doubt in Red Smith

    Making his stakes debut Saturday, Nov. 14 on the turf at Aqueduct Racetrack, Mr Maybe used a sustained rally to deliver a decisive victory in the $250,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Stephanie's Kitten wins the Filly and Mare Turf.
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    Stephanie's Kitten Claims Filly & Mare Turf

    Four years after claiming her first Breeders' Cup victory, Stephanie's Kitten returned to a Breeders' Cup winner's circle again Oct. 31 after a courageous rally to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Acapulco Second to Mecca's Angel in Nunthorpe

    Acapulco didn't win against older horses in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) Aug. 21 at York, but the 2-year-old filly most assuredly delivered a memorable performance in finishing second to Mecca's Angel.

  • Takeover Target rallies late to take the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-F6NRjbm">Order This Photo</a>

    Takeover Target Claims Hall of Fame Stakes

    Takeover Target has showed promise from the start. On Friday, Aug. 7 in the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. II) on the Saratoga Race Course turf, the Harlan's Holiday colt delivered.

  • Mrs McDougal rolls late to win the Lake George Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-3DfgsF6">Order This Photo</a>

    Fast Closer Mrs McDougal Snatches Lake George

    Mrs McDougal closed on the outside with ground-devouring strides, overtaking battling front-runners Feathered and Cara Marie late to win the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (g. IIT) July 24, opening day at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Lady Eli dominates the Belmont Oaks Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-xjMmMQH">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Eli Sparkles in Belmont Oaks

    Lady Eli preserved her perfect record and dazzled in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) July 4, collecting the second grade I stakes score of her career in dominant fashion at Belmont Park.