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  • Divisidero.

    Divisidero Favored in Appleton

    Bradley is hopeful the multiple graded stakes winner will show a little more early interest in his upcoming races. "We've been trying to get this horse to stalk a little more and be a little bit closer to the pace," he said.

  • Land Over Sea rolls to victory in the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Land Over Sea Cruises in Fair Grounds Oaks

    With unbeaten rival Songbird far away on the West Coast, Reddam Racing's Land Over Sea nailed down her first stakes win in convincing style March 26 in the $400,000 Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II).

  • Destin shakes off Outwork to win the Tampa Bay Derby.

    Destin Sets Track Record in Tampa Bay Derby

    Twin Creeks Racing Stables' Destin delivered a second straight stakes win at Tampa Bay Downs March 12, this time landing the track's top classic prep race: the $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby Stakes (gr. II).

  • Tepin overtakes pacesetter Isabella Sings to win the Hillsborough Stakes.

    Tepin Runs Record-Setting Hillsborough

    Champion Tepin set a stakes record and a course record March 12 in the $200,000 Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIT) at Tampa Bay Downs, running the 1 1/8 miles in 1:46.26 when catching leader Isabella Sings

  • Another Turn in KHRC-Veitch Case

    More than five years after the race that led the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to sanction its then-chief steward John Veitch, legal proceedings continue.

  • Mshawish comes home a winner in the Donn Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-v9zkHXV">Order This Photo</a>

    Mshawish Dazzles in Donn Handicap

    Last year Mshawish took the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT), but this season transitioned his form to dirt in brilliant style, and brought home the second grade I win of his career Feb. 6 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Safety Issues at Center of Guild Assembly

    The Jockeys' Guild will continue efforts to raise awareness and develop the best treatment for rider concussions when it meets for its annual assembly Feb. 15-17 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

  • Charming Kitten gets the victory in the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes.

    Charming Kitten Goes the Distance

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Charming Kitten took advantage of his class and experience to outrun a stubborn Xaverian in the stretch and win the $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes Jan. 23 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Mexikoma fights off Mr. Jordan to win the Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-cGDqrWk">Order This Photo</a>

    Mexikoma Takes Sunshine Millions Classic

    Team Valor International's Mexikoma, fifth in the Harlan's Holiday Stakes in his previous start in December, reeled in a determined Mr. Jordan in deep stretch to win the Sunshine Millions Classic Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Best Behavior wins the Sugar Swirl Stakes.
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    Best Behavior Tops Stonetastic in Sugar Swirl

    Best Behavior would not be denied Dec. 26, holding off a challenge from 1-5 favorite Stonetastic in the stretch to register a clear victory in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Cali Star comes through the inside to win the Rampart Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-HSQV4gm">Order This Photo</a>

    Cali Star Shoots Through Inside, Wins Rampart

    Cali Star put away Best Behavior in early stretch and drew off to victory in the $100,000 Rampart Stakes (gr. III) to claim the first stakes victory of her career in the one-mile test for fillies and mares Dec. 12.

  • Tonalist gets up late to win the Cigar Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-k9fqWtZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist Charges to Cigar Mile Victory

    Tonalist came flying with a big late run Nov. 28 to win the $670,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack, edging out Red Vine in a photo finish after tracking far back under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez.

  • Forever Unbridled (left) outfights Carrumba to win the Comely Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-w7pxFvf">Order This Photo</a>

    Forever Unbridled Breaks Through in Comely

    In her second start off a more than five-month layoff following a run in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Forever Unbridled broke through Nov. 28 at Aqueduct Racetrack in the $300,000 Comely Stakes (gr. III).

  • Race Day gets home in front of Hoppertunity in the Hagyard Fayette Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-6mfxdqP">Order This Photo</a>

    Race Day in Slight Hagyard Fayette Upset

    Matthew Schera's Race Day moved between horses leaving the second turn and continued his momentum to win the Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) in track-record time on the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup card at Keeneland.

  • Tonalist at Belmont Park.

    Tonalist Sharp in BC Classic Breeze

    Tonalist, under jockey John Velazquez, worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Belmont Park Oct. 24 in his final work before the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • Sudden Surprise wins the Bertram F. Bongard Stakes.
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    Is NY-Bred Sudden Surprise Headed to BC?

    Repole Stable's homebred Sudden Surprise remained undefeated in three starts after he grabbed the early lead and held off Get Jets in the $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds Sept. 27 at Belmont.

  • Azar (left) and Next Shares (right) finished 1-2 in the With Anticipation Stakes on Sept. 2.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KD3LQkk">Order This Photo</a>

    Azar, Next Shares to Meet Again in Pilgrim

    The top two finishers from the With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT), Azar and Next Shares, will battle again Sept. 26 at Belmont Park in the $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT), a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 2-year-olds.

  • 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.

  • Stopchargingmaria winning the Aug. 2 Shuvee Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-228p6gF">Order This Photo</a>

    Stopchargingmaria, Untapable Meet Again

    Stopchargingmaria and champion Untapable were one-two in the Aug. 2 Shuvee Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga. They meet again at the same nine-furlong trip Aug. 29 in the $750,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I).

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez Registers 800th Saratoga Victory

    With a four-wide move off the turn, John Velazquez rallied Run a Dubb Dubb to win the opening race Saturday, Aug. 22 at Saratoga Race Course, earning the Racing Hall of Fame rider his 800th win at the storied track.

  • Rachel's Valentina wins race 2 at Saratoga August 2.
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    Rachel's Valentina Sparkles in Debut

    It took Rachel's Valentina a moment to figure out what this racing thing is all about, but once the 2-year-old filly found her stride, there was no stopping her en route to a sparkling debut victory Aug. 2 at Saratoga.

  • 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.

  • First Winner for Giant Surprise

    Sudden Surprise, a Repole Stable homebred, is the first winner for his sire Giant Surprise. Giant Surprise broke his maiden in his debut at Saratoga July 30, 2011.

  • Hard Not to Like (left) gets up late to take the Diana Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-6mMJ8KH">Order This Photo</a>

    Hard Not to Like Wins Record Diana Thriller

    Hard Not to Like came flying and secured her second consecutive grade I victory July 25, edging out Tepin in the final strides of the $500,000 TVG Diana Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga while setting a turf course record.

  • Uncle Vinny (left, #11) finished second in the Sanford, but was placed first.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-fWXXrNJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Uncle Vinny Placed First in Sanford Stakes

    A late move into second place by Uncle Vinny paid off when the son of Uncle Mo was placed first in the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) July 25 at Saratoga Race Course after Magna Light was disqualified from first.

  • Race Day

    Race Day Heads Loaded Salvator Mile

    Race Day, winner of the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) and Razorback Handicap (gr. III) in consecutive graded scores, is the 123-pound highweight for the $150,000 Salvator Mile (gr. III) July 5 at Monmouth Park.

  • Curalina gets up late to win the Acorn Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-RJsrDpr">Order This Photo</a>

    Curalina Wins First Stakes in Acorn

    Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Curalina, making her first start in stakes company, prevailed in a very deep field for the $750,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park June 6.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Jockeys to Address Pan Am Conference

    The panel includes Chris McCarron, John Velazquez, and Ramon Dominguez. They will discuss the transitions jockeys need to make when moving regionally within the Americas and globally and the issues they face in doing so.

  • Discreet Marq streaks home to take the Beaugay Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Hvv74Sb">Order This Photo</a>

    Discreet Marq Runaway Beaugay Winner

    Moyglare Stud's Discreet Marq came out running in her 2015 debut May 9 at Belmont Park, making the pace and holding off several determined rivals to win the $150,000 Beaugay Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Competitive Edge runs away from the competition in the Pat Day.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-4W3MgvR">Order This Photo</a>

    Competitive Edge Takes Pat Day Mile

    Competitive Edge preserved his perfect record May 2 despite time on the sidelines, charging to victory in the $200,000 Pat Day Mile (gr. III) at Churchill Downs to make it four in a row.

  • 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.