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  • Devil's Cave won the 2014 Sabin Stakes. <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3078717863&k=63fQXpP">Order This Photo</a>

    Devil's Cave Favored for Rampart Stakes

    Devil's Cave, winner of the Feb. 16 Sabin Stakes (gr. II), heads a field of eight including multiple graded stakes winner Unlimited Budget in the $150,000 Rampart Stakes (gr. III) March 29 at Gulfstream Park.

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    Velazquez Reaches Purse Earnings Milestone

    In guiding We Miss Artie to victory in the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III) March 22 at Turfway Park, John Velazquez became the first rider in history to reach $300 million in North American purse earnings.

  • We Miss Artie (left) comes on late to take the Spiral Stakes at Turfway.

    We Miss Artie Lands Spiral in Final Jump

    Charging hard down the center of the track at Turfway Park, We Miss Artie had his sights set on dueling leaders Coastline and Harry's Holiday. A jump past the wire and no one knew who got it.

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    Hall of Fame Jockeys to Compete at Pimlico

    One of the unique offerings on this year's Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) day card at Pimlico Race Course May 16 is the $50,000 Jockey Challenge Presented by Xpressbet that will feature seven active Hall of Fame riders.

  • Judy the Beauty wins the Las Flores Stakes.

    Judy the Beauty Splendid in Las Flores Score

    Judy the Beauty, game runner-up in last fall's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), began what Wesley Ward hopes is a championship campaign with a sharp win in Santa Anita's $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (gr. III) March 9.

  • Palace Malice fights back on the inside to win the Gulfstream Park Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3112263756&k=pQmL9zN">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Malice Returns a Winner in GP Handicap

    Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice, on the shelf since an even sixth-place finish in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), showed no signs of rust with a gritty victory in the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 8.

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    Palace Malice to Gulfstream Park Handicap

    Last year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Palace Malice will launch his 2014 campaign in the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 8 at Gulfstream Park, according to Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell.

  • John Velazquez smiles after his win aboard Got Lucky.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3049420461&k=9t33FN2">Order This Photo</a>

    Velazquez Gets First Win Since Returning

    Jockey John Velazquez, returning from a serious injury sustained last fall during the Breeders' Cup World Championships, got his first win in six tries at Gulfstream Park when 2-5 choice Got Lucky cruised to victory Jan. 29.

  • Jockeys' Guild national manager Terry Meyocks

    Jockeys' Guild Discusses Safety Issues

    With focus on safety, presenters at the Jockeys' Guild assembly outlined the dangers of concussions, explained a new baseline testing initiative, and provided initial results from the U.S. Jockey Injury Database.

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    Jockeys Consider Options for Promoting Sport

    Stephen Panus, vice president of communications for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, acknowledged many newspapers have discontinued racing coverage. He encouraged riders to embrace social media.

  • The Wise Dan team celebrates another big night.

    Horse of the Year Wise Dan Repeats Sweep

    Wise Dan once again swept a trio of Eclipse Awards at the ceremony in South Florida Jan. 18, adding a second consecutive Horse of the Year title to his outstanding turf male and older male honors.

  • Guild Assembly to Focus on Health, Safety

    Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys will be learning the latest information about health and safety issues, especially related to concussions, during the 2014 Jockeys' Guild Assembly Jan. 26-28 in Hollywood, Fla.

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    Velazquez Expects Full Recovery from Injuries

    Jockey John Velazquez, who is recuperating from injuries suffered Nov. 2 when when his mount Secret Compass broke down during the running of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), reports he expects a full recovery.

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    Velazquez Resting After Spleen Surgery

    Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez, injured in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), was resting a day later after undergoing surgery on his spleen, according to a Jockeys' Guild official.

  • LoPresti Touts Wise Dan for Horse of Year

    A winner of six of seven starts this year with his Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) victory Nov. 2, Wise Dan deserves repeat Horse of the Year honors, his trainer Charlie LoPresti said the morning after the race.

  • Hendrickson, Whitney Donate $10k to NTWAB

    John Hendrickson and Marylou Whitney donated $10,000 to the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters association during the 54th annual awards dinner at The Derby restaurant in Arcadia, Ca. Oct. 30.

  • Justin Phillip Brings Experience to Sprint

    In the often wild Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), trainer Steve Asmussen believes experience could prove a valuable commodity for his talented starter Justin Phillip Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Point of Entry Comes Back Strong

    Five-time grade I winner Point of Entry sailed along his road to recovery from a condylar fracture suffered in early June, and is on track for a comeback in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).

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    Point of Entry Works for Breeders' Cup Turf

    Five-time grade I winner Point of Entry delivered a solid move in company over the Belmont Park inner turf course on Oct. 13, going five furlongs in 1:01.24 to stay on track for a comeback in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I).

  • Judy the Beauty flies by pacesetter Gypsy Robin to win Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2812331826&k=pMWZTNw">Order This Photo</a>

    Judy a Beauty in TCA Win; Groupie Doll Third

    Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty cruises past Gypsy Robin and champion Groupie Doll to win the Oct. 5 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. The daughter of Ghostzapper gets the six furlongs in 1:09.23.

  • Wise Dan has the outside post for the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes.

    Wise Dan Heads Shadwell Turf Mile Lineup

    Morton Fink's Horse of the Year Wise Dan makes his final start before the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 5 at Keeneland, defending his title in the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IT).

  • Wise Dan wins the Woodbine Mile.

    Wise Dan Makes History in Woodbine Mile Romp

    Wise Dan became the first two-time winner of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile when he romped to victory Sept. 15 in track-record time over the Toronto track's turf course as the shortest-priced favorite in the race's 17 renewals.

  • Alterite comes home strong to win the Garden City Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2765531180&k=P2WGkCB">Order This Photo</a>

    Alterite Flashes Euro Style in Garden City

    Making her United States debut, French-bred filly Alterite seized the lead past mid-stretch en route to a commanding victory in the $500,000 Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) over the inner turf Sept. 14 at Belmont Park.

  • Sign wins the 2012 Pocahontas Stakes.

    Pocahontas Draws Eight Led by Elena Strikes

    Eight juvenile fillies looking for a free ride to the Breeders' Cup will line up Sept. 7 in the $150,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs on opening day of the Louisville track's 12-day September meet.

  • Alpha (right) repels a challenge from Flat Out to win the Woodward.

    Alpha Springs Gate-to-Wire Woodward Upset

    Godolphin Stables' Alpha sprung a wire-to-wire upset in the $735,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31, winning for the first time since he took the 2012 Travers Stakes (gr. I) in a dead heat.

  • Corfu wins the Saratoga Special.
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    Corfu Gives Pletcher First Saratoga Special

    Front-running Corfu nipped Wired Bryan by a bare nose in a desperate finish to the $200,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) Aug. 11, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his first win in the race for 2-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Wise Dan takes the Fourstardave for the second year in a row.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2691923191&k=vXJt9sR">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Handles Test in Fourstardave Repeat

    Heavily favored Wise Dan ran his winning streak to eight while rolling to a repeat victory in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course, defeating pacesetter King Kreesa by 1 1/4 lengths Aug. 10.

  • Notacatbutallama takes to the slop and wins the National Museum Racing Hall of Fame Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2690121785&k=ZR92pXS">Order This Photo</a>

    Notacatbutallama Grinds Out Hall of Fame Win

    Notacatbutallama, given plenty of rallying room along the inside, outfought North Slope to capture the off-the-turf National Museum Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. III) on a sloppy main track Aug. 9 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Cross Traffic leads all the way to take the Whitney Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2676041124&k=Pp9HCNj">Order This Photo</a>

    Cross Traffic Takes Fast Lane to Whitney Win

    GoldMark Farm's Cross Traffic sprung a wire-to-wire win in the $750,000 Whitney Invitational Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 3, kicking away by three-quarters of a length as 2012 victor Fort Larned finished fifth.

  • 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.

  • Verrazano wins the Haskell Invitational.
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    Verrazano Dazzles With Easy Haskell Victory

    Verrazano led the 3-year-old ranks this spring, and after his thorough demolishing of a good field in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational July 28 at Monmouth Park, it looks like he's back on top.