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  • 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.

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    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.

  • Honor Code gets up late to win the Gulfstream Park Handicap.

    Honor Code Surges to Take GP Handicap

    Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm's Honor Code, in his first start of 2015, mowed down the front-runners with a strong rally to capture the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 7.

  • Consumer Credit has won three in a row.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-QFnhkXS">Order This Photo</a>

    Consumer Credit Tops Herecomesthebride

    Sweetest Chant Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Consumer Credit could build a four-race win streak if she takes home the money in the $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Khozan wins at Gulfstream Park Feb. 22
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    Khozan Impresses Again at Gulfstream Park

    A bumped start barely fazed heavily-favored Khozan in his second straight romp at Gulfstream Park Feb. 22. The $1 million purchase by Al Shaqab Racing impressed again with a 12 3/4-length win.

  • Javier Castellano gets his 4000th win aboard Captain Stan.

    Castellano Reaches 4,000th-Win Milestone

    Javier Castellano reached a significant career milestone Feb. 8 at Gulfstream Park when the reigning two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey notched his 4,000th career victory aboard Captain Stan in the 10th race.

  • Constitution leads the way to victory in the Donn Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-DQZDV7P">Order This Photo</a>

    Constitution Wires Donn Handicap Over Lea

    Constitution notched his second grade I victory Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park and did so impressively, taking the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) wire-to-wire while holding off 2014 Donn victor Lea.

  • Mshawish gets the win over Slumber in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-d9bjvGj">Order This Photo</a>

    Mshawish Squeezes Out Gulfstream Turf 'Cap

    Al Shaqab Racing's Mshawish overcame traffic in the stretch and prevailed in a tight finish with Slumber in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Sandiva flies home to win the Suwannee River Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-CWrLg4m">Order This Photo</a>

    Sandiva Surges to Capture Suwannee River

    Al Shaqab Racing's Sandiva won her second straight stakes and first North American graded contest with a length victory over Rosalind in the Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park.

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    Hallandale Beach to Honor Javier Castellano

    Javier Castellano, who has won the Gulfstream Park riding title the past three seasons and the Eclipse Award as North America's leading jockey the past two years, will receive the Key to the City of Hallandale Beach Jan. 28.

  • Mshawish comes home strong to win the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-4WkMTLH">Order This Photo</a>

    Mshawish Gets U.S. Graded Ft. Lauderdale Win

    Al Shaqab Racing's Mshawish earned his first graded victory on North American soil Jan. 10, spinning wide off the final turn but still managing a neck decision in the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream.

  • Bluegrass Singer leads them home in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-4HHZj2x">Order This Photo</a>

    Bluegrass Singer Sizzles in Mucho Macho Man

    A fast pace under strong pressure failed to deter front-running Bluegrass Singer, who shook loose of his rivals in the lane and held sway to the wire in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

  • Night Prowler comes running late to win the Dania Beach Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-XS55kPF">Order This Photo</a>

    Night Prowler Pounces Late in Dania Beach

    Missing the break proved advantageous for Night Prowler, who came fast and late for his first stakes victory Jan. 3 in the Dania Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

  • Divine Oath wins the W. L. McKnight Handicap.
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    Divine Oath Holds On in McKnight Handicap

    Facing older horses for the first time in his career proved no problem for Divine Oath as he held on to top the field in the $100,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Gulfstream Park Dec. 27.

  • Merry Meadow comes home strong to win the Sugar Swirl Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-GLfWLZB">Order This Photo</a>

    Merry Meadow Takes Sugar Swirl for Castellano

    Jockey Javier Castellano notched his first winner at the Gulfstream Park meeting when he rallied Merry Meadow from just off the pace to post a 1 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 13.

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    Normalcy Returns with Gulfstream Set to Open

    There will be a sense of normalcy, with no neighborhood competition from Calder Casino & Race Course, and a scent of some still-fresh paint Dec. 6 when Gulfstream Park opens its 2014-15 "Championship Meet."

  • Honor Code rolls to victory at Aqueduct.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rbPDcsf">Order This Photo</a>

    Honor Code Inhales Allowance Foes in Return

    Honor Code returned a winner following a layoff of more than eight months Nov. 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack, rallying from sixth at mid-stretch to score impressively while in hand for jockey Javier Castellano.

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    Honor Code Entered Saturday at Aqueduct

    Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm's Honor Code will make his first start since March on Nov. 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack, returning from the injury that knocked him off the road to the Kentucky Derby.

  • Dame Dorothy wins the Turnback the Alarm Stakes.
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    Dame Dorothy Delivers in Turnback the Alarm

    Bobby Flay's Dame Dorothy remained undefeated in four starts when she held off a late run from Catch My Drift to take the $200,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) by a half length on closing day at Belmont Oct. 26.

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    Twilight Eclipse Merits Long Look in BC Turf

    After three narrow losses in grade I turf events on East Coast this summer, hard-trying gelding is poised to turn the tables in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Daredevil romps to victory in the Champagne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-f3mTSH5">Order This Photo</a>

    Daredevil Cruises to Victory in Champagne

    Favored Daredevil cruised to victory in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) on a sloppy track at Belmont Park Oct. 4, handing trainer Todd Pletcher his third consecutive win in the prestigious race.

  • Imperia wins the Pilgrim Stakes.
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    Imperia Breaks Maiden in Belmont's Pilgrim

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin took a shot with well-bred maiden Imperia in the $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 28 at Belmont Park, and the colt now appears Breeders' Cup bound after uncoiling a big late charge.