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  • Victor's Cry nipped favorite Karelian to post a stunner in the Shoemaker Mile Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9035395%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Victor's Cry Silences Shoemaker Foes at 21-1

    Victor's Cry, with a perfectly timed ride from Corey Nakatani, nipped favorite Karelian by a short head to post a 21-1 stunner in the $250,000 Shoemaker Mile Stakes (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park turf May 31.

  • Maker's Mark Mile winner Karelian will try to add the Shoemaker Mile to his resume.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8884619%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Karelian Invades Hollywood for Shoemaker Mile

    Eight-year-old Karelian, who scored the biggest win of his career in the Maker's Mark Stakes (gr. IT) last month, bids for consecutive grade I victories when he battles nine rivals in the $250,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT).

  • Karelian (right) holds off Gio Ponti to win the Tampa Bay Breeders' Cup.

    Karelian Stuns Champion Gio Ponti

    Gio Ponti, the champion male turf horse and champion older male of 2009, was upset at 1-5 odds in his seasonal debut Feb. 20 when 5-1 shot Karelian won a head bob and the $150,000 Tampa Bay Breeders' Cup.

  • Champion Gio Ponti faces 8 in the Tampa Bay Breeders' Cup.

    Dual Champion Gio Ponti Returns at Tampa Bay

    Gio Ponti, the 2009 Eclipse Award winner as older male and male turf horse, will make his first start of 2010 on Feb. 20 when he contests the $150,000 Tampa Bay Breeders' Cup, a 1 1/16 miles turf test for 4-year-olds and up.

  • Macho Again won the Stephen Foster at Churchill in June, defeating Einstein and Bullsbay.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8233512%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Late-Season Clark 'Cap Attracts a Full Gate

    There was plenty of interest at the entry box when it closed for the $400,000 Clark Handicap (gr. II), the premier post-Breeders' Cup handicap event around two turns on dirt in the United States. In all, 14 horses were entered for the Nov. 27 Clark, which is run at 1 1/8 miles at Churchill Downs.

  • Karelian is a serious contender for the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Karelian Serious in Mile

    Karelian may have been named for a comic book character, but he will be all business in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Court Vision (left) outfights Karelian to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8546586%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Court Vision Edges Karelian in Turf Mile

    Battling with pacesetter Karelian through the stretch, Court Vision poked his nose in front just before the wire to win a thriller in the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 10 at Keeneland. It was the first win in six tries this season for the 4-year-old son of Gulch, who will now go on to the Breeders' Cup.

  • Karelian (right) and Demarcation head to a dead-heat in the River City Handicap

    Dead-Heat in River City Handicap

    Green Lantern Stables' Karelian and American Racing Stables' Demarcation, head-bobbing to the wire, finished in a dead-heat in the River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 22 at Churchill Downs, each of them earning their first career graded stakes win in the process.

  • That Handicapping Show: Nov. 20 (Video)

    This week, Jason and Tom analyze the River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs on November 22. Also Brisnet's handicapping expert "The Wizard" gives his "Spotlight Play" for Fair Grounds Race 3 on November 22.

  • Thorn Song won the Firecracker Handicap over the Churchill Downs turf course.

    Thorn Song Goes For River City Repeat

    Zayat Stables' Thorn Song has a big class edge, but will have to break from post 11 and concede three-to-nine pounds to his rivals, as the multiple graded stakes winner headlines the $100,000-added River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs grass Nov. 22.