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  • Eric Guillot and Moreno at Pimlico.

    Guillot Has Big Goals This Year for Moreno

    With the potential for heavy rain in Maryland May 16, trainer Eric Guillot likes his chances even more in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) with Moreno, a 4-year-old gelding he hopes is sitting on a big year.

  • Imagining wins the Man O' War Stakes.
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    Imagining Wins Third Man o' War for McGaughey

    A resilient Imagining took the $400,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) field the entire 1 3/8 miles to hand trainer Shug McGaughey his third consecutive win in the prestigious turf race May 11 at Belmont Park.

  • Tonalist rolls to victory in the Peter Pan.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TDrjfFN">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist Hits High Note in Sloppy Peter Pan

    His development slowed by a lung infection, Tonalist showed he can be a major contender in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) next month when he crushed the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) May 10 on a sloppy track at Belmont Park.

  • Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario, General a Rod

    Lenny Shulman catches up with defending Kentucky Derby winning jockey Joel Rosario. Joel explains what his win aboard Orb means today, shares thoughts on the strengths of General a Rod, and his Kentucky Oaks mount Rosalind.

  • Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario and General a Rod

    Lenny Shulman catches up with defending Kentucky Derby winning jockey Joel Rosario. Joel explains what his win aboard Orb means today, shares thoughts on the strengths of General a Rod, and his Kentucky Oaks mount Rosalind.

  • Kentucky Derby News Update for April 29, 2014

    Claire Novak reports on three new Kentucky Derby contenders who have arrived for the big dance. Mike Maker and Joel Rosario comment on General a Rod, watch California Chrome jog on the track and Tom Proctor enters Please Explain in the Kentucky Oaks.

  • General a Rod breezed at Churchill Downs the morning of April 29.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-5KtKGDd">Order This Photo</a>

    General a Rod 'More Typical Self' in Workout

    One day after being purchased by new connections, General a Rod breezed at Churchill Downs the morning of April 29, showing marked improvement over his work at the track last week as the Kentucky Derby draws closer.

  • Kentucky Derby Stars Come Out at Keeneland

    Racing Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas promised "more stories than Mother Goose," and the four-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner--and a panel of five other Derby winners--delivered on that promise.

  • Close Hatches rolls to victory in the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn.

    Close Hatches Secures Apple Blossom Victory

    Defeating four older fillies and mares, Juddmonte Farms' Close Hatches secured her third grade I with a front-running performance in the $588,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 11 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Rosalind (right) and Room Service finished together in the Ashland at Keeneland.
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    Rosalind, Room Service Dead-Heat in Ashland

    In one of the most thrilling editions of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I), Rosalind and Room Service hit the wire together for a dead-heat atop the race for 3-year-old fillies April 5 at Keeneland.

  • Newsdad was a determined winner in the Pan American Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3149374521&k=5P8kMJ6">Order This Photo</a>

    Newsdad Shows Something Extra in Pan American

    Newsdad, making just his second start in the past year, closed with authority to nip outsider Vertiformer at the wire in the $200,000 Pan American Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf at Gulfstream Park March 29.

  • Joel Rosario

    Rosario to Receive Bill Hartack Award

    Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Joel Rosario has been named recipient of the 6th annual Bill Hartack Award, the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation announced March 25.

  • Heart Stealer and Joel Rosario take the Inside Information at Gulfstream.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3136362360&k=sXKdkfb">Order This Photo</a>

    Heart Stealer Back to Best at Gulfstream

    Finishing far behind champion Groupie Doll in her first start of the year, Heart Stealer got back to the winner's circle in the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) March 22 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Close Hatches and Joel Rosario take the Azeri at Oaklawn Park.

    Close Hatches Proves Class in Azeri Stakes

    Favored at odds of 3-5 and making her first start of the season, Juddmonte's 4-year-old First Defence filly galloped wire to wire in the 1 1/16-mile test, taking rider Joel Rosario straight to the winner's circle March 15.

  • Sahara Sky surges late to win the San Carlos Stakes.

    Sahara Sky Storms to Second San Carlos Win

    In an impressive display of gameness and power, Sahara Sky drove between horses in the stretch and struck for a repeat win in the $250,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) March 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Kobe's Back wins the the San Vicente Stakes.

    Kobe's Back Stylish Winner of San Vicente

    Lee and Susan Searing already have one formidable West Coast contender for the Triple Crown trail in Candy Boy. After winning the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) in handy style with Kobe's Back, they have a second as well.

  • Lea wins the Donn Handicap.
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    Lea Takes Donn Handicap in Track Record Time

    Lea opened a big lead off the final turn and turned back the late charge of 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge to capture the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) in track-record time Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Javier Castellano

    Three Jockeys Took Different Routes to Top

    Javier Castellano, Joel Rosario, and Gary Stevens took three entirely different routes to their positions as jockey finalists in the Eclipse Awards. Who wins could depend upon what criteria voters choose to use.

  • Lucayan (left) comes home strong to win the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Late-Running Lucayan Takes Hollywood Turf Cup

    Allowed to trail the field into the far turn, Lucayan charged to victory over favored Temeraine in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Dec. 14 for his first win since the 2012 French Two Thousand Guineas.

  • Broken Sword rolls to victory in the Bayakoa Handicap.

    Broken Sword Never Looks Back in Bayakoa Win

    Broken Sword, taking full advantage of big trouble for even-money favorite Fiftyshadesofhay on the first turn, led at every call to upset the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) Dec. 7 on the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park.

  • Imagining comes home strong to win the Red Smith.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2910921642&k=s5Bwv58">Order This Photo</a>

    Imagining Pens Happy Ending in Red Smith

    Imagining became a graded stakes winner for the first time when he used a clean stalking trip to capture the $250,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the grass by half a length at Aqueduct Racecourse Nov. 16.

  • Royal Delta works at Belmont Park on October 26. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2860749700&k=pNp8zqn">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta, Close Hatches Take to SA Oval

    Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott oversaw Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contenders Royal Delta and Close Hatches as they stretched their legs at Santa Anita on Oct. 29 after arriving from New York the day before.

  • Tannery wins the E.P. Taylor Stakes.

    Late-Running Tannery Takes E.P. Taylor Stakes

    Favored Tannery, overcoming her far outside post, rallied from last to capture the E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) by the skin of her teeth in a head-and-head battle with French invader Fitful Skies at Woodbine Oct. 27.

  • Saratoga Snacks and Joel Rosario take the Empire Classic Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2844661672&k=4kw29Rw">Order This Photo</a>

    Saratoga Snacks Gobbles Up Empire Classic

    Saratoga Snacks, owned by Hall of Fame football coach Bill Parcells, took the lead coming into the stretch and held on tenaciously to capture the $250,000 Empire Classic Handicap Oct. 19 at Belmont Park.

  • Za Approval rolls home to win the Knickerbocker Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2828217410&k=Zng5KXN">Order This Photo</a>

    Za Approval Solid in Knickerbocker Score

    Za Approval ran to his recent form and easily captured the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park Oct. 12, coming off recent runner-up efforts behind Wise Dan and Obviously.

  • Joel Rosario

    Rosario On Track for Early October Comeback

    Jockey Joel Rosario continues to recover from the foot injury that caused him to miss major mounts over the Aug. 24 weekend, and is on course for a comeback around the first week in October, agent Ron Anderson said Sept. 4.

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    Rosario Out Six Weeks with Fractured Foot

    Jockey Joel Rosario fractured a bone in his left foot and will be sidelined for six weeks. He will be replaced by Jose Lezcano on Orb in the Travers Stakes; a rider is still needed for Game On Dude in the Pacific Classic.

  • Gentlemen's Bet (right) defeated Delaunay in the Iowa Sprint Handicap.

    Delaunay, Gentlemen's Bet Head Vanderbilt

    A compact but quality field led by top sprinters Delaunay and Gentlemen's Bet will line up Aug. 4 for the $400,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I), which has attracted just five older horses.

  • Joel Rosario

    Rosario Wins ESPY Award for Top Jockey

    Joel Rosario was named outstanding jockey of 2013 at the ESPYS Presented by Capital One July 17 during an awards ceremony held in downtown Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

  • Forte De Marmi wins the Singspiel Stakes.

    Forte Dei Marmi Splashes Home in Singspiel

    The conditions at rainy and foggy Woodbine for the Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT) were miserable for all except Forte Dei Marmi, who gave trainer Roger Attfield his fifth consecutive win in the race July 6.

  • Something Extra takes on 12 in the Highlander Stakes.

    Something Extra Heads Highlander Field

    Two-time Connaught Cup victor Something Extra heads the $200,000 Highlander Stakes July 7 at Woodbine and is the 2-1 favorite on the morning line for a 13-horse field that includes grade I winner Next Question.