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  • Obviously wins the 2016 Poker Stakes.

    Obviously All the Way in Poker Stakes

    Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino's Obviously (IRE) returned from a four-month break between races and led gate to wire to win the $300,000 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Belmont Park.

  • Calinico (inside) gets the best of Huitlacoche to take the Clasico del Caribe Dec. 13 in Panama

    Lezcano Wins First Clasico del Caribe

    In front of a hometown crowd at Hipodromo Presidente Remon Dec. 13, Calinico had to work hard to give Panama a Clasico del Caribe win but in the end, he won by a nose to give jockey Jose Lezcano his first Clasico win.

  • Lady Lara comes home strong to win the My Charmer Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-P4GML2L">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Lara Rolls to My Charmer Victory

    In a successful return to the Sunshine State, Lady Lara engaged longshot Pink Poppy off the far turn and took command in mid-stretch to deliver a clear victory Nov. 21 in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • World Approval fights off Crittenden to win the American Derby.

    World Approval Makes Grade in American Derby

    World Approval nabbed pacesetter Nun the Less with an eighth of a mile to run and fended off menacing Crittenden for a narrow win in the $100,000 American Derby (gr. III) July 11 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Amelia's Wild Ride (pink blinkers) gets his head in front of Ben's Cat at the finish.

    Amelia's Wild Ride Edges Ben's Cat

    Amelia's Wild Ride just edged Ben's Cat in the $150,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Stakes May 30 at Penn National Race Course, turning tables from the Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes won by Ben's Cat.

  • Wedding Toast rolls to victory in the Ruffian Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-CSf46nJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Wedding Toast Cruises in Ruffian

    Godolphin Racing's Wedding Toast earned the biggest win of her career when she drew off through the lane to take the $250,000 Ruffian Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park on May 9.

  • Quality Rocks surges to the win in the Florida Oaks.

    Quality Rocks Rolls to Take Florida Oaks

    Flavor Racing, Brous Stable, and Wachtel Stable's Quality Rocks rallied from just off the pace to capture the $200,000 Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies March 7 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Ron the Greek, now known as Wattani, won the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup on Feb. 14.

    Ron the Greek Romps to Win in Saudi Arabia

    Iron horse Ron the Greek, a former multiple grade I winner in the U.S., notched a fourth consecutive win Feb. 14 in Saudi Arabia as he romped to a seven-length triumph in the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup.

  • Twilight Eclipse

    Twilight Eclipse Merits Long Look in BC Turf

    After three narrow losses in grade I turf events on East Coast this summer, hard-trying gelding is poised to turn the tables in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hangover Kid comes up the inside to win the Bowling Green over Grandeur.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Jd59mkr">Order This Photo</a>

    Hangover Kid Strikes Late in Bowling Green

    Hangover Kid, surging along the inside, produced a head-bobbing victory over odds-on Grandeur in the $200,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT), the 6-year-old's first graded stakes score July 12 at Belmont Park.

  • Mr Speaker (right) gets through on the inside to win the Belmont Derby Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-7MhCVrK">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr Speaker Delivers Belmont Derby Shocker

    Mr Speaker, ignored at odds of 23-1, charged along the inside to overtake favored Adelaide by a head for a major upset in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. IT) on the inner turf course July 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Five Iron upsets the Fort Marcy Stakes at Belmont Park.
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    Five Iron Tees Off in Belmont's Fort Marcy

    Five Iron shot to a 19-1 upset in the $150,000 Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park when favored Ghurair failed to fire in his United States debut in one of two graded stakes on the turf on the Derby day card May 3.

  • Golden Lad comes home strong to win the Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn.

    Golden Lad Pulls Away for Razorback Romp

    Golden Lad struck for a fourth consecutive win March 15 after taking charge at the quarter pole at Oaklawn Park and drawing off to an open-length victory in the $200,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III).

  • Testa Rossi comes home strong to win the Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs.

    Testa Rossi Cruises in Florida Oaks Stretch

    In her first start since finishing second in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT), Testa Rossi overpowered 11 other 3-year-old fillies in the stretch to post a 3 1/2-length victory in the Florida Oaks.

  • Spot leaves No Nay Never behind to win the Swale Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3100389908&k=GSRjjtD">Order This Photo</a>

    Zito Finds Right Spot for Swale Surprise

    Making his initial start for trainer Nick Zito, Spot collared weakening No Nay Never in the drive and bounded away to a 2 1/2-length win in the $200,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) March 1 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Parranda and Jose Lezcano take the Suwannee River Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3065549619&k=ZHFFfTJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Parranda Steps Up, Wires Suwannee River

    After laying down a dawdling early pace in the $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT), Parranda swiftly accelerated entering the stretch to secure a clear victory from charging Riposte Feb. 8 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Parranda rolls to victory in the Florida Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3029011273&k=Dw4g5Cb">Order This Photo</a>

    Parranda Continues Winning Ways at Gulfstream

    Parranda extended her recent success against other Florida-breds when she took command off the far turn and was never threatened late in the $150,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Jan. 18 at Gulfstream.

  • Twilight Eclipse wins the W L McKnight Handicap.

    Twilight Eclipse Gallops to McKnight Repeat

    Turf or dirt, it made little difference to odds-on favorite Twilight Eclipse, who rolled to a front-running repeat victory in the $125,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap Dec. 28 at Calder Casino & Race Course.

  • 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.

  • Testa Rossi wins the Miss Grillo Stakes.
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    Testa Rossi Gets the Nod in Tight Miss Grillo

    Making her first start in the United States, French import Testa Rossi came from far out of it to capture the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a nose over Sky Painter Oct. 7 on the turf at Belmont Park.