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  • Liam's Map leaves the rest behind in the Woodward. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-BVcr8T4">Order This Photo</a>

    Liam's Map Reaches Destination in Woodward

    One race after being caught late in the Whitney Stakes (gr. I), Liam's Map led at every call in the $600,000 Woodward Stakes on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Saratoga Race Course, drawing off to easily earn his first grade I victory.

  • Ironicus won the Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) at Pimlico on Preakness Day.

    Ironicus Has New Challenge in Bernard Baruch

    Ironicus, who has an electrifying late kick, will have to catch front-running Constitution, who makes his turf bow and first start since the Donn Handicap (gr. I) in the Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) Sept. 7 at the Spa.

  • Cavorting

    Cavorting Drops a Level to Prioress

    Grade I winner Cavorting will drop a level to contest the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 6 at Saratoga, but has her work cut out for her in a field of 11.

  • Rachel's Valentina

    Rachel's Valentina, Tonasah Head Spinaway

    Rachel's Valentina, the 2-year-old Bernardini filly out of champion Rachel Alexandra, looks to take a step up for Stonestreet Stables and trainer Todd Pletcher in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 5 at Saratoga.

  • Keen Ice goes by American Pharoah to win the Travers Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KSRJ8d9">Order This Photo</a>

    Keen Ice Springs Travers Upset on 'Pharoah'

    A 16-1 shot who had not won for Donegal Racing since breaking his maiden last September, Keen Ice upset American Pharoah by about three-quarters of a length Aug. 29 at Saratoga after a prolonged stretch battle.

  • Embellish the Lace leads the way in the Alabama.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-jjMNCN5">Order This Photo</a>

    Embellish the Lace Upsets Alabama

    Embellish the Lace turned it around from a ninth-place finish in the June 27 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) and took the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 22 at Saratoga on the front end.

  • Stopchargingmaria defeats Untapable in the Shuvee Stakes.
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    'Maria' Upstages Champ Untapable in Shuvee

    The $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 2 was a two-horse race from the get-go between champion Untapable and Stopchargingmaria, with the latter edging clear in the final sixteenth to win at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Red Rifle rolls to victory in the Bowling Green.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-zBXW4Sf">Order This Photo</a>

    Red Rifle Blasts Through in Bowling Green

    With four horses in a line across the course in the stretch, Red Rifle emerged from the two path and drew off to a clear victory in the $250,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) Saturday, Aug. 1 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Rock Fall (left) gets in front of The Big Beast in the Vanderbilt. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-FHCP3dD">Order This Photo</a>

    Rock Fall Edges The Big Beast in Vanderbilt

    Rock Fall continued his dazzling win streak and stepped up to the top level with a game performance in the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 1 at Saratoga Race Course, edging grade I winner The Big Beast.

  • Untapable

    Untapable Looks for Shuvee Relief

    Champion Untapable will seek class relief in the $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course, coming off a five-length loss to Wedding Toast in the June 6 Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Rock Fall Looks to Step Up in Vanderbilt

    Stonestreet Stables' Rock Fall will face the grade I question for the first time Aug. 1 at Saratoga Race Course, when the streaking Todd Pletcher trainee takes on a field of six other accomplished runners.

  • Irish Jasper comes home strong to win the Victory Ride Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-tmLKzvb">Order This Photo</a>

    Irish Jasper Draws Away in Victory Ride

    Derek Ryan's Irish Jasper continued a three-race win streak and earned her second grade III in a row July 4, closing with a wide rally and drawing away in the $150,000 Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park.

  • Daring Kathy holds off Marbre Rose to win the Perfect Sting Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-MkpxtHw">Order This Photo</a>

    'Kathy' Prevails in Perfect Sting Thriller

    John Eaton and Steve Layman's Daring Kathy was all out in the stretch to hold off fast-finishing favorite Marbre Rose and prevail in a thrilling finish to the $100,000 Perfect Sting Stakes July 3 at Belmont Park.

  • Merry Meadow, winning the Hurricane Bertie earlier this year.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-K9rJkJn">Order This Photo</a>

    Merry Meadow Returns in Princess Rooney

    Three-time graded-stakes winner Merry Meadow will cut back to her ideal distance when she returns from more than a three-month layoff in the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park July 5.

  • Carve won the 2014 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap by a neck.

    Carve Seeks Cornhusker Handicap Repeat

    Michael Langford's Carve, a determined neck winner of the 2014 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III), is back in the 2015 edition and looking for his second score of the season June 27 at Prairie Meadows.

  • Dame Dorothy is scheduled to make her first start since winning the Humana Distaff on May 2.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-xH5r4Kk">Order This Photo</a>

    Dame Dorothy Returns in Bed O' Roses

    Humana Distaff (gr. I) winner Dame Dorothy is scheduled to make her first start since that May 2 victory when she faces an expected seven other older fillies and mares in the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. III).

  • Night Prowler

    Night Prowler Well-Spotted in Rich Penn Mile

    Paul Pompa Jr.'s Night Prowler, winner of the grade III Transylvania Stakes on the grass at Keeneland in his last start, is one of 11 3-year-olds entered in the $500,000 Penn Mile (gr. IT) May 30 at Penn National.

  • Commissioner and Javier Castellano take the Pimlico Special.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-ZsP9NDZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Commissioner Takes Pimlico Special

    It took WinStar Farm's homebred Commissioner seven tries to get his first graded stakes score, but the A.P. Indy colt appears to have found his best stride at the 1 3/16-mile distance.

  • Keen Pauline runs away from the competition in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-38ZCXRn">Order This Photo</a>

    Keen Pauline Upsets Black-Eyed Susan

    Stonestreet Stables' homebred Keen Pauline upset the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) May 15, showing the way throughout and drawing off in the stretch to earn her biggest career victory at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Madefromlucky comes home strong to take the Peter Pan Stakes.
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    Madefromlucky Takes Peter Pan, Belmont Next

    Todd Pletcher trainee Madefromlucky enjoyed some class relief and found his way to the winner's circle May 9 in the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park, with the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) his next target.

  • Dame Dorothy gets the victory in the Humana Distaff Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-p9LMMJb">Order This Photo</a>

    Dame Dorothy Upsets Judy the Beauty

    Dame Dorothy earned her first grade I victory May 2 and did so with distinction, running down game champion Judy the Beauty and surprisingly tough 18-1 pacesetter Moonlit Stroll in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I).

  • Protonico fights off Noble Bird to win the Alysheba Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KDDNgWv">Order This Photo</a>

    Protonico Surges in Alysheba Battle

    A 19-1 shot gave 7-5 favorite Protonico what-for in the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) on the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) undercard, but the 4-year-old Giant's Causeway runner surged back May 1 to win.

  • Materiality (inside) and Itsaknockout went four furlongs in :48 flat, with splits of :12, :23 3/5, and :35 3/5.

    Derby 'Todd Squad' Breezes at Churchill

    Florida Derby winner Materiality breezed four furlongs in company with Fountain of Youth winner Itsaknockout in :48 flat. Stanford went four furlongs in :48 3/5 in company with Madefromlucky, who got the distance in :48 2/5.

  • Hootenanny Successful in Season Debut

    Trainer Wesley Ward needed the April 18 season debut of Hootenanny to help gauge the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) winner's conditioning levels. It took just over a minute at Keeneland to find out good to go.

  • Night Prowler catches Luck of the Kitten late to win the Transylvania Stakes.

    Night Prowler Rushes to Transylvania Score

    It looked like a two-horse battle coming down to the wire in the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 15 at Keeneland, but Night Prowler was lurking and unleashed a furious rally to get up just in time.

  • Top Jockey Castellano Seeks Derby Mount

    Leading jockey Javier Castellano talks about not having a mount yet for Kentucky Derby 141, and about riding this spring at Keeneland, including his win aboard Ball Dancing in the Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IT) on April 11.

  • Top Jockey Castellano Seeks Derby Mount

    Leading jockey Javier Castellano talks about not having a mount yet for Kentucky Derby 141, and about riding this spring at Keeneland, including his win aboard Ball Dancing in the Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IT) on April 11.

  • 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.

  • Protonico winning the Ben Ali Stakes.
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    Protonico Bounces Back with Ben Ali Score

    After being eased during his seasonal debut in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park, Protonico bounced back with an easy victory in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, April 11 at Keeneland.

  • Protonico will carry top weight of 120 pounds in the Ben Ali.

    Protonico Carries High Weight in Ben Ali

    Protonico, winner of the Discovery Handicap (gr. III) and runner-up in the Clark Handicap (gr. I) to close 2014, will carry top weight of 120 pounds in a field of six entered for the April 11 Ben Ali (gr. III) at Keeneland.

  • Javier Castellano

    Castellano Gears Up for Busy FL Derby Day

    Javier Castellano will ride all 14 races at Gulfstream Park March 28, including Ami's Flatter in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I), and he wasn't even supposed to be in South Florida that day.

  • Molly Morgan makes her seasonal debut in the Royal Delta Stakes at Gulfstream Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-xWbd3MD">Order This Photo</a>

    Molly Morgan Heads Royal Delta Lineup

    On an upward trend since her career debut in 2011, the Ghostzapper mare had a breakthrough year in 2014 and begins her 6-year-old season March 21 in the $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.