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  • El Padrino (left) outfinishes Mark Valeski to win the Risen Star.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9818527%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    El Padrino Edges Mark Valeski in Risen Star

    El Padrino, the highly-touted 3-year-old from the barn of Todd Pletcher, proved he was worthy of the hype Feb. 25 at Fair Grounds when he outdueled Mark Valeski by a nose to win the $300,000 Risen Star (gr. II).

  • Union Rags, winning the 2011 Champagne.

    Union Rags Breezes for Fountain of Youth

    One day after losing his regular rider for his 2012 debut in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), Union Rags was out on the track at Palm Meadows for a five-furlong breeze in 1:03.08 Feb. 13.

  • Algorithms

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    Algorithms Derails Champ Hansen in Holy Bull

    Algorithms overtook juvenile champion Hansen approaching mid-stretch en route to an easy victory in the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park, handing the odds-on favorite the first defeat of his career.

  • Silver Medallion gets up late to win the Ft. Lauderdale at Gulfstream Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9799146%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Silver Medallion Rallies in Ft. Lauderdale

    Silver Medallion continued to show his affinity for the turf, rallying five-wide around the final turn to win his second graded stakes in a row by a neck in the $100,000 Ft. Lauderdale (gr. IIIT) Jan. 14 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Rees, Novak Win 2011 Media Eclipse Awards

    Turf writers Claire Novak and Jennie Reese won Media Eclipse Awards for 2011, it was announced Dec. 28 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters.

  • Trickmeister stays perfect in the Harlan's Holiday.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9779598%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Trickmeister Remains Unbeaten in Comeback Win

    Undefeated Trickmeister, making his first start in nearly 16 months, showed little rust Dec. 17 at Gulfstream Park, winning the $60,000 Harlan's Holiday Stakes by 5 1/4 lengths for his fifth consecutive triumph.

  • Gemologist takes control in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Unbeaten Gemologist Scores KY Jockey Club

    WinStar Farm and Todd Pletcher, who won the Kentucky Jockey Club in 2009 with Super Saver before sending him off to win the Kentucky Derby, completed the first part of the double again with Gemologist Nov. 26 at Churchill.

  • Javier Castellano

    Castellano Wins Riding Title at Belmont

    Jockey Javier Castellano won his first riding title since 2007 on the New York Racing Association circuit when he edged Ramon Dominguez by two victories at the conclusion of Belmont Park's fall meet.

  • Uncle Mo working at Churchill Downs 10/30/2011.

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    Pletcher's Classic Pair Drill at CD

    Mike Repole's pair of Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty get in their final tune-ups at Churchill Downs for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Both colts went five furlongs.

  • Union Rags impresses in the Champagne.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9701133%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    No Way to Bottle Up Union Rags in Champagne

    Unbeaten Union Rags, forced to wait for room in traffic, slipped past pacesetter Right to Vote on the outside in mid-stretch and drew off to capture the $300,000 Champagne Stakes in dominating style at Belmont Park Oct. 8.

  • Pomeroys Pistol leaves the other behind in the Gallant Bloom.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9679236%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pomeroys Pistol Wins Gallant Bloom With Ease

    Pomeroys Pistol is likely headed to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) after an emphatic four-length win in the $150,000 Foxwoods Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park Sept. 24.

  • Talkin' Horses with Javier Castellano

    The September 20 edition of Talkin' Horse featuring Jockey Javier Castellano has now been archived. Castellano answers questions about Winter Memories, Stay Thirsty, Ghostzapper, and more.

  • Winter Memories rolls late to win the Garden City Stakes at Belmont.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9670875%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Winter Memories Gets Grade I in Garden City

    Behind a wall of horses with nowhere to go, Winter Memories somehow found a way out, passing the entire field inside the sixteenth pole to win the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) in unbelievable fashion Sept. 17 at Belmont Park.

  • Ask the Moon and Javier Castellano are victorious in the Personal Ensign at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9655038%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ask the Moon Weaves Way to Personal Ensign

    While racing erratically through the lane, front-running Ask the Moon captured the Personal Ensign Invitational Stakes Sept. 3 for her second grade I stakes win in a row at Saratoga this summer.

  • Zagora and Javier Castellano take the Diana at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9621118%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zagora Zaps Diana Field

    Zagora earned her first United States win in five starts when she charged home on the outside to tally convincingly in the $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. IT) on the Saratoga turf July 30.

  • Right One gets up late to win the Jaipur Stakes at Belmont.
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    Right One Lives up to Name in Jaipur

    French import Right One lived up to his name as made a late run from the rear and got up in the last jump to nip Yield Bogey in the $100,000 Jaipur Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park July 16.

  • Her Smile wins the Prioress.

    Her Smile Skims Rail, Wins Prioress

    Well beaten in her last two tries, Bobby Flay's Her Smile became a grade I winner July 4 when she rallied from last to score in the $250,000 Prioress Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.

  • Monzon<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9352610%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Monzon Works for Belmont at Sagamore

    Monzon, who finished sixth in the May 14 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park and is being pointed for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), worked six furlongs in 1:16 May 31, according to Daily Racing Form.

  • Hilda's Passion pulls away from the rest in the Inside Information.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9455891%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hilda's Passion Sets 7F Record at Gulfstream

    Hilda's Passion took her game to another level March 19 at Gulfstream, setting a new seven-furlong track record when dominating the field in the $150,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. III) under Javier Castellano.

  • Hilda's Passion

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    Hilda's Passion Never Looks Back in 'Bertie

    Favored Hilda's Passion took the race right to her five rivals in winning Gulfstream Park's $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (gr. III), leading at every call en route to a 2 1/2-length triumph Feb. 13.

  • Prince Will I Am splashes to victory in the W.L. McKnight Handicap.

    Prince Will I Am Wins Off-the-Turf McKnight

    Disqualified from his runner-up effort in the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. III) last out, Prince Will I Am helped ease some of his connections' disappointment with a victory in the off-the-turf W.L. McKnight Handicap.

  • Javier Castellano

    Castellano Granted Stay of Six-Day Suspension

    A Kentucky Circuit Court judge has granted jockey Javier Castellano a stay of the six-day suspension he was given by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for his ride aboard Prince Will I Am in the Breeders' Cup Marathon.

  • Calvin Borel

    Borel, Castellano Fined for Post-Race Mayhem

    Jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano were fined for their post-rate fight in the winner's circle following the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. III) and Castellano was additionally handed a six-day suspension.

  • Calvin Borel is restrained after the Marathon.

    Fighting Jockeys Meet With Kentucky Stewards

    Kentucky racing stewards conducted a hearing Nov. 6 with the three jockeys involved in a nearly disastrous bumping incident in the homestretch and an ensuing brawl following the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. III).

  • Eldaafer pulls away in the Marathon.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9266657%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Post-Race Fisticuffs Follow BC Marathon

    A post-race fight between jockey Calvin Borel and rider Javier Castellano upstaged the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. III), the first race on the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup World Championship card at Churchill Downs.

  • 2010 Breeders' Cup Wrap: Day 1

    Eric Mitchell recaps Day 1 of the 2010 Breeders' Cup, including the extracurricular activities of the Marathon.

  • Casablanca Smile wins the Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes.

    Casablanca Smile Lets Time Go By in Dowager

    Favored Casablanca Smile could not have had an easier setup in Keeneland's $125,000 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes, kicking away in the stretch for a front-running seven-length romp over a firm turf course Oct. 24.

  • Ave gets up between horses to win the Flower Bowl. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9217641%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ave Springs Flower Bowl Upset

    English-bred Ave split horses in deep stretch and got up just before the wire to post a 10-1 upset in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 2 at Belmont Park.