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  • Carpe Diem works at Keeneland April 25.

    Carpe Diem Solid in Final Pre-Derby Work

    Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) winner Carpe Diem turned in the second of two maintenance works since that win when he cruised four furlongs in :48 3/5 under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez April 25 at Keeneland.

  • 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.

  • Carpe Diem working at Keeneland on April 18.

    Carpe Diem Works for Jet-Setting Pletcher

    Todd Pletcher started his morning well before daylight April 18, breezing his three Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls in Florida before catching a private plane to Lexington to supervise the work of Carpe Diem.

  • Deceptive Vision (outside #3) gets the victory in the Doubledogdare Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-2LHb9bK">Order This Photo</a>

    Deceptive Vision Wins Doubledogdare

    Sam-Son Farm's homebred Deceptive Vision just held over traffic-troubled Lunar Surge in the $100,000 Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) April 17 at Keeneland, winning her first graded stakes race on the dirt.

  • Untapable rolls home to win the Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn.

    Untapable Coasts Clear in Apple Blossom Win

    Champion Untapable moved to take charge at the top of the stretch after rating in fourth early and drew clear to win $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 10 at Oaklawn Park.

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    Fantastic Style Invades for Beaumont

    Kaleem Shah's Fantastic Style, riding a two-race win streak at Santa Anita Park, heads a field of seven 3-year-old fillies entered for the $250,000 Adena Springs Beaumont (gr. II) at Keeneland.

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    Untapable Set for Apple Blossom Rematch

    Champion Untapable will get another chance at Oaklawn Park and should be sharper in her second start of the season against unlikely rival Gold Medal Dancer in the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 10.

  • Carpe Diem takes the Blue Grass Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-j9GjdGx">Order This Photo</a>

    Carpe Diem Rumbles in Blue Grass

    Carpe Diem won for fun in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 4 at Keeneland, living up to his 2-5 favoritism and the hype that surrounded him leading into the race.

  • Materiality comes home strong to take the Florida Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KwQ45Vt">Order This Photo</a>

    Unbeaten Materiality Secures Florida Derby

    In his graded stakes debut, Alto Racing's Materiality proved up to the challenge as he scored a victory in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) on Saturday, March 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • War Correspondent closes strongly to win the Appleton Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-sp4jb7v">Order This Photo</a>

    War Correspondent Captures Appleton

    War Correspondent, the favorite and a full brother to Declaration of War, rallies to catch Aripeka to win the one-mile Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a neck March 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Nick Zito

    Zito Still Shooting With Quimet, Frammento

    "If you don't do it (again), they're right there to say, 'This guy can do better.' That's the way it goes," said Nick Zito, who will saddle Quimet in the March 28 Florida Derby (gr. I) and Frammento in the Blue Grass (gr. I).

  • Carpe Diem and John Velazquez take the Tampa Bay Derby.

    Carpe Diem Returns a Tampa Bay Derby Winner

    Carpe Diem made his 2015 debut in style March 7, taking the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) at Tampa Bay Downs by five lengths. The Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up claimed his third win from four starts.

  • Parranda leads the way to victory in the Marshua's River Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-g4zgHf4">Order This Photo</a>

    Parranda Authoritative in Marshua's River

    Parranda collared pacesetter Skylander Girl with a sixteenth to run and pulled clear to win the $150,000 Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 10 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Irish Mission wins the La Prevoyante Stakes.
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    No Stopping Irish Mission in La Prevoyante

    An outside post and a wide trip couldn't stop favored Irish Mission as she held off stablemate Tabreed by three-quarters of a length to take the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) from Gulfstream Park Dec. 27.

  • John Veitch

    State Appeals Latest Ruling in Veitch Case

    As expected, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and other involved parties will appeal a Franklin Circuit Court's decision last month to order the reinstatement, with back pay, of former chief state steward John Veitch.

  • Jockeys' Guild Assembly Set for January

    Improving race safety will be at the forefront of discussions when the Jockeys' Guild Assembly returns to Hollywood, Fla., Jan. 19-20, 2015. The assembly is taking place following the Eclipse Award ceremonies.

  • Aigue Marine comes up the inside to take the Long Island Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-zJf3Rbk">Order This Photo</a>

    Aigue Marine Wins Long Island in Third Try

    With the benefit of a perfect ground-saving trip under John Velazquez, Aigue Marine rallied up the rail to catch favored Danza Cavallo in the $200,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) on yielding turf Nov. 8 at Aqueduct.

  • NYRA to Administer Jockey Health Insurance

    Facilitating new access to affordable health insurance coverage, the New York Racing Association Nov. 7 announced a formal agreement with the Jockeys' Guild which extends health care coverage to New York State jockeys.

  • Main Sequence wins the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile/i-9j2cvZ2/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Main Sequence Sews Up Breeders' Cup Turf

    Flaxman Holdings' homebred Main Sequence put the cap on a brilliant season Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, charging to victory over Flintshire in the $3 million Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).

  • Ring Weekend is the morning-line favorite for the Twilight Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-GbZFG7G">Order This Photo</a>

    Sharp Ring Weekend Ships for Twilight Derby

    St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend, who has developed nicely into a solid turf runner, is the morning-line favorite for the $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Rosalind

    Rosalind, Daring Dancer Head Valley View

    Landaluce Educe Stables' Rosalind and Sagamore Farm's Daring Dancer head an overflow field of 14 plus two also-eligibles for the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT) slated for Oct. 17 at Keeneland.

  • Crown Queen rolls to victory in the Queen Elizabeth II.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-vBPCLcd">Order This Photo</a>

    Crown Queen Looks Royal in QE II Victory

    Crown Queen, a half sister to champion Royal Delta, earned her first grade I victory with a sparkling late run in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland Oct. 11.

  • Blofeld wins the Futurity Stakes.
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    Rail Rally Lifts Blofeld in Futurity Stakes

    Eased just off the pace in the turn by red-hot jockey John Velazquez, Blofeld then rallied along the rail to win the $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. II) by three-quarters of a length Oct. 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Carpe Diem leads them home in the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-fqtgDF7">Order This Photo</a>

    Carpe Diem Seizes Breeders' Futurity

    WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables' Carpe Diem seized control from front-runner Conquest Tsunami and rolled away to a powerful victory in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) Oct. 4 at Keeneland,

  • Stephanie's Kitten rolls to victory in the Flower Bowl. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-SF4vMbr">Order This Photo</a>

    Stephanie's Kitten Surges to Flower Bowl Win

    Favored Stephanie's Kitten drove clear down the stretch on the outside to register her first win of the year Sept. 27 in the $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) on the grass at Belmont Park.

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez to Ride Euro Charline in QEII

    Euro Charline will have the services of Racing Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez when she pursues a second straight grade I victory Oct. 11 in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland.

  • Ring Weekend wins the Saranac Stakes.
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    Ring Weekend at Home on Turf in Saranac Win

    Ring Weekend appears to have found a home on the grass after taking the $300,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 2 3/4 lengths over longshot Smooth Daddy in the final stakes of the 2014 season at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1.

  • Irish Mission wins the Glens Falls Handicap.
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    Irish Mission Gets Job Done in Glens Falls

    It wasn't the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) , but it was another stakes winner for owner Robert S. Evans and trainer Christophe Clement when Irish Mission ran down Viva Rafaela to take the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez Receives Mike Venezia Award

    Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez, a two-time Eclipse Award winner, was presented with the Mike Venezia Memorial Award Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Jockeys to Support Childhood Cancer Awareness

    Jockeys from racetracks across the country are planning to make visits to their local children's hospitals in September, which is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Jockeys' Guild announced Aug. 27.

  • Stopchargingmaria is in control in the Alabama Stakes.
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    Stopchargingmaria Adds Alabama to Her Account

    Even-money choice Stopchargingmaria, always prominent for jockey John Velazquez, prevailed in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) for her second top-level win in a row at the Saratoga Race Course meet Aug. 16.

  • Crown Queen and jockey John Velazquez take the Lake Placid.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-FCdLV3d">Order This Photo</a>

    Crown Queen Rules Small Lake Placid Field

    Besilu Stables' Crown Queen stepped up to graded stakes company Aug. 16 and scored a third consecutive victory when edging out longshot Duff One to win the $285,000 Knob Creek Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga.

  • Fashion Alert takes the Schuylerville Stakes on opening day at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-9xj92bd">Order This Photo</a>

    Fashion Alert Wins Hard-Fought Schuylerville

    Fashion Alert remained undefeated in two starts and picked up her first graded stakes victory in the process July 18, but had to work hard to do it in the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course.