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  • Enstone gallops at Woodbine June 8

    Enstone Looks Hard to Beat in Woodbine Oaks

    East West Stable's Enstone (by Tiznow), holds a class edge over her fellow 3-year-old fillies in Sunday's Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser. The nine-furlong filly classic drew a field of 12 Canadian-breds.

  • Irish Mission has earned $1,266,863 in 28 starts.

    Very One Stakes Irish Mission's Next Mission

    After closing 2014 with a win in the La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf, Irish Mission will attempt to open 2015 with a win on that same course in the Very One Stakes (gr. IIIT.)

  • Irish Mission wins the La Prevoyante Stakes.
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    No Stopping Irish Mission in La Prevoyante

    An outside post and a wide trip couldn't stop favored Irish Mission as she held off stablemate Tabreed by three-quarters of a length to take the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) from Gulfstream Park Dec. 27.

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    Clement Trio Looms Large in La Prevoyante

    Christophe Clement is enjoying the best year of his career since going out on his own in 1991 with almost $9 million in purse earnings, including a first victory in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with Tonalist.

  • Irish Mission wins the Glens Falls Handicap.
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    Irish Mission Gets Job Done in Glens Falls

    It wasn't the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) , but it was another stakes winner for owner Robert S. Evans and trainer Christophe Clement when Irish Mission ran down Viva Rafaela to take the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Cat's Claw won the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-nN6dMrQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Cat's Claw Seeks Four in a Row in Glens Falls

    Cat's Claw has taken every step up the class ladder since her inauspicious beginning and has now scratched her way up to the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31.

  • Starstruck won the Matchmaker Stakes on July 27 at Monmouth.

    Starstruck Heads Cast in Monmouth's Violet

    Starstruck, Calumet Farm's 5-year-old Galileo mare, headlines the $100,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 20 on the Jersey Shore, but the chestnut will have her work cut out for her against a full field.

  • Starstruck wins the Matchmaker Stakes.

    Starstruck Back to Winning Ways in Matchmaker

    Wearing the black and gold colors of historic Calumet Farm, Kerwin Clark split horses aboard Starstruck to take the $170,000 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park on July 27.

  • Charming Kitten rallies late to win the Belmont Gold Cup Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-W8ppVrG">Order This Photo</a>

    Charming Kitten Wins First Belmont Gold Cup

    Attempting the rare distance of two miles on turf for the first time, Charming Kitten overcame 10 rivals to win the inaugural $200,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational by one length at Belmont Park June 6.

  • Riposte comes home strong to win the Sheepshead Bay Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-QVhWK8F">Order This Photo</a>

    Riposte Relishes Boggy Turf in Sheepshead Bay

    Riposte found the yielding turf at Belmont Park to her liking as she rolled to a front-running victory in the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) over a good field for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott May 24.

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    Champion Irish Mission Targets E.P. Taylor

    After a pair of starts against males in graded stakes, Canadian classic winner Irish Mission is entered to face other top turf females in the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 27 on the Woodbine turf.

  • Forte Dei Marmi has won nine of 31 lifetime starts.

    Forte Dei Marmi After 3rd Straight in 'Dancer

    Forte Dei Marmi, looking to improve on his third-place effort of a year ago, heads a field of seven entered in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-IT) Presented by Vtech Sept. 15 at Woodbine.

  • Solid Appeal wins the Dance Smartly Stakes.

    Solid Appeal Cruises in Dance Smartly

    Susan and Jim Hill's Solid Appeal, a 4-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal, knocked down her second straight grade II Canadian stakes, winning the Dance Smartly Stakes at Woodbine July 7 by two lengths.

  • Irish Mission won the 2012 Woodbine Oaks.

    Irish Mission Returns to Woodbine in Nassau

    Irish Mission and Northern Passion, first and second, respectively, in last spring's Woodbine Oaks, renew their acquaintance in the $200,00 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) May 25 on the grass at Woodbine.

  • Uncaptured, winning the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Uncaptured Honored as Canada's Top Horse

    Uncaptured, a contender on the Triple Crown Trail until his 10th-place finish in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), was honored April 19 as Canada's 2012 Horse of the Year during the Sovereign Awards ceremony.

  • Regalo Mia comes home strong to win the Orchid Stakes.
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    Regalo Mia Wraps Up Orchid Win with Late Run

    Regalo Mia found room on the outside in the drive and came home powerfully to capture the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) for the first graded victory of her career March 30 on the Gulfstream Park turf.

  • Starformer won The Very One Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths on Feb 16.

    Starformer Tops Orchid Line-Up

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Starformer seeks her second straight stakes score at Gulfstream Park March 30, going up against nine others in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the undercard of the Florida Derby (gr. I).

  • Irish Mission wins the Breeders' Stakes.

    Filly Irish Mission Wins Breeders' Showdown

    Fillies accounted for two-thirds of the 2012 Canadian Triple Crown when the late-running Irish Mission outfought Aldous Snow to capture the $506,739 Breeders' Stakes by a half-length on the Woodbine turf Aug. 5.

  • Dixie Strike won the Prince of Wales on dirt at Fort Erie on July 15.

    Dixie Strike Favored Among 14 for Breeders'

    Dixie Strike, impressive winner of the Prince of Wales last month, is the 5-2 morning line favorite from a field of 14 entered for the Breeders' Stakes, the final jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown at Woodbine Aug. 5.

  • Dixie Strike wins the Prince of Wales Stakes.

    Filly Dixie Strike Nabs Prince of Wales

    The filly Dixie Strike, closing from well out on the track, edged past Colleen's Sailor just past the furlong pole to capture the $493,153 Prince of Wales Stakes July 15 in what could be the race's final renewal at Fort Erie.

  • Woodbine Oaks winner Irish Mission was second in the  Queen's Plate.

    Irish Mission 5-2 Choice in Prince of Wales

    Irish Mission, runner-up in the Queen's Plate last month, takes on males once more in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes as the 5-2 morning line favorite at Fort Erie racetrack in Ontario July 15.

  • Irish Mission

    Irish Mission Shows Classic Canadian Breeding

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />From an owner's point of view, there is no better time for a 3-year-old to make rapid improvement than when the spring classics are on the line, as Irish Mission did in winning the Woodbine Oaks.

  • Trainer Mark Casse (right) has Dixie Strike, Northern Passion, and Black Bird Rock in the Woodbine Oaks. Patrick Husbands (left) rides Dixie Strike.

    Casse Pair in Spotlight for Woodbine Oaks

    With the two favorites for the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweister in Dixie Strike and Northern Passion, trainer Mark Casse holds a powerful hand for the June 3 event at Woodbine.