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  • Rachel Alexandra, in Haskell Invitational victory.<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%3D8379873%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Super Filly Rachel Alexandra to Woodward

    Trainer Steve Asmussen said Aug. 24 that top 3-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra will run in the Sept. 5 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) and that stablemate Kensei would contest the Aug. 29 Shadwell Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • The undefeated Hull is among nine 3-year-olds entered in the $250,000 Woody Stephens (gr.II) at Belmont Park.

    Hull, Regal Ransom Top Woody Stephens Field

    The undefeated Hull, and Regal Ransom, who turned in a surprising victory over stablemate Desert Party in the UAE Derby (gr.II), are among nine 3-year-olds entered in the $250,000 Woody Stephens (gr.II) at Belmont Park June 6.

  • Hull, Regal Ransom Top Woody Stephens Field

    The undefeated Hull, and Regal Ransom, who turned in a surprising victory over stablemate Desert Party in the UAE Derby (gr.II), are among nine 3-year-olds entered in the $250,000 Woody Stephens (gr.II) at Belmont Park June 6.

  • Summer Bird

    Ice Confident in Belmont-Bound Summer Bird

    Trainer Tim Ice will scale new heights, literally, when he visits the Empire State Building for the first time June 2. Figuratively, Ice, the conditioner of Summer Bird, hopes to reach the zenith of his burgeoning training career in the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6.

  • Jeff Mullins

    Trainer Mullins Suspended Seven Days

    Trainer Jeff Mullins has been suspended seven days, beginning May 3, and fined $2,500 by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board for an incident in the Aqueduct security barn April 4. The stewards released the ruling April 19, following a telephone hearing with Mullins April 16.

  • Suspect Arrested in Belmont Thefts

    A suspect allegedly involved with stealing equipment from the barns of Belmont Park-based trainers Bruce Levine and Linda Rice during the weekend of Feb. 28 was arrested by Nassau County Police on March 2.

  • Dynaforce pulls away in the Flower Bowl.<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%3D6084313%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dynaforce Outduels Mauralakana

    Dynaforce repelled a challenge from heavily favored Mauralakana at the top of the stretch to power away to a four-length victory in the $588,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park Sept. 27.

  • Angel Cordero

    Cordero Ready to Take on Legends

    Angel Cordero Jr. says he will be ready for the "Living Legends Race" at the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita Park Oct. 18, despite not being a big fan of exercise, at least out of the saddle.

  • Country Star is trying to make it to the Breeders' Cup.<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%3D3044656%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Country Star Trying to Get to Big Dance

    After being scratched at the gate of last Saturday's Gazelle Handicap, trainer Bobby Frankel is still trying to make Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) with his 3-year-old Country Star.

  • Garibaldi Honored with Dominion Award

    For the 16th consecutive year, Cot Campbell of Dogwood Stable presented the Dominion Award to one of racing's unsung heroes -- this time to Vincent "Vinnie" Garibaldi -- at a luncheon July 30 at the Reading Room in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr.

    Dutrow Responds to Suspension

    Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. addressed the media at his own request June 27 outside his Aqueduct barn to set the record straight on his 15-day ban in Kentucky for an overage of the bronchial dilator, clenbuterol, in Salute the Count, the runner-up of the Aegon Turf Sprint (gr.III) at Churchill Downs May 2.

  • Big Brown galloping at Belmont Park June 6.

    Big Brown Gets in Final Gallop

    Big Brown hit the track June 6 for his final gallop before looking to make history in tomorrow's $1-million Belmont Stakes (gr.I). After the harrowing break at 8:45 a.m., Big Brown, with exercise rider Michelle Nevin aboard, galloped nearly the circumference of the 1 1/2-mile Belmont oval.

  • Big Brown Gets in Final Gallop

    Big Brown hit the track June 6 for his final gallop before looking to make history in tomorrow's $1-million Belmont Stakes (gr.I). After the harrowing break at 8:45 a.m., Big Brown, with exercise rider Michelle Nevin aboard, galloped nearly the circumference of the 1 1/2-mile Belmont oval.

  • Bustin Stones, shown winning the Carter Handicap (gr. I) <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%3D4127332%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bustin Stones To Skip Met Mile

    Undefeated Bustin Stones, one of the leading sprinters in the country, will not run as planned in the Metropolitan Mile Handicap (gr. I) May 26 at Belmont Park, trainer Bruce Levine said May 11.

  • Pat Reynolds

    The Man Who Had Big Brown

    Surely trainer Pat Reynolds will be experiencing the feeling of "what could have been" when he watches the freakishly talented Big Brown run May 3 in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr.I) at Churchill Downs. Reynolds, 57, trained Big Brown early in his 2-year-old season.

  • Undefeated Bustin Stones recently won the General George (gr.II) at Laurel Park Feb. 18.

    East Meets West in Carter Handicap

    Bustin Stones and Spring at Last, two horses at the top of their game, meet in an East vs. West showdown in the $300,000 Carter Handicap (gr.I) at Aqueduct April 5.

  • NYRA Losses Nearly Double for 2007

    In a financial statement released by the New York Racing Association March 28, the non-profit organization reported total net operating losses of $34.28 million in 2007. That figure is nearly double from 2006, when total net losses reached $17.83 million.

  • Donn winner Spring at Last will be in action at Aqueduct in the $300,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) April 5.<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%3D3467319%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Carter in 'Game Plan' for Spring at Last

    Spring at Last, winner of the 2007 Godolphin Mile (UAE-II), skipped the trip to Dubai this year but will be in action at Aqueduct in the $300,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) April 5.

  • Bustin Stones winning the Gen. George Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel Park.

    Bustin Stones to Run Carter on Lasix

    Bustin Stones worked March 22 in preparation for his grade I debut in the Carter Handicap on April 5. Trainer Bruce Levine said the undefeated colt will run on Lasix.

  • Cigar Mile winner Daaher is unlikely to compete in Dubai.<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%3D2859628%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Daaher OK, But Unlikely for Dubai

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin was relieved to find that grade I winner Daaher, who finished a well-beaten third as the 2-5 favorite in the March 1 Stymie Handicap at Aqueduct, was not suffering from any ailments the morning after the race.

  • Maggie Estep

    Inside Track: The Perfect Ending

    Sherpa Guide found a friend in author Maggie Estep, who followed the New York-bred throughout his 39-race career and claimed him so he would be guaranteed a good retirement home.

  • Trainer Suspended by NYSRWB

    Trainer Jennifer Leigh-Pedersen was suspended 60 days by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board from an incident in March 2005, when state investigators found injectible bottles containing controlled substances in the office of her Aqueduct barn.

  • Carolyn's Cat Stalking First Stakes

    Carolyn's Cat, a $650,000 yearling, makes her stakes debut in Aqueduct's $75,000 Ruthless Stakes on Jan. 6. The daughter of Forestry comes into the race off a gutsy maiden win in mid November.

  • Capote Stakes Match Up

    With a two-day Pick Six carryover of $205,698 on the line at Aqueduct Dec. 12, a challenge awaits handicappers in the penultimate leg, the $75,000 Capote Stakes. An evenly matched field of seven 2-year-olds was entered in the six-furlong inner-track race. Four of the runners are coming off wins; the other three were either second or third in the prior starts.

  • Evening Attire A 'Queen' Once More

    Nine-year-old gelding Evening Attire showed his best days are not behind him by winning the $104,900 Queens County Handicap (gr.III) by a head over Barcola Dec. 8 at Aqueduct.

  • Franchise Delay Hangs Over Trainers

    Aqueduct's winterized inner track opens Nov. 28, but not without trepidation from horsemen concerning the future of New York Thoroughbred racing.

  • Grand Champion (inside) scores a close victory over Joey P. and City Attraction in the Fall Highweight Handicap.<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%3D2844115%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Grand Champion Gets Narrow Victory

    Grand Champion emerged the head winner of a three-way blanket finish in the $109,200 Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct Nov. 22.

  • Expect the End meets six in the Demoiselle Stakes (gr.II) at Aqueduct Nov. 24.

    Expect the End Headlines Demoiselle

    Expect the End has never raced in a graded stakes but coming off three consecutive wins, she could have the final say in the $200,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr.II) at Aqueduct on Nov. 24.

  • Rojas Fractures Vertebrae

    Jockey Raul Rojas suffered two fractured neck vertebrae after his mount, Bully for Us, unseated the rider in Aqueduct's sixth race Nov. 17.

  • Santos' Daughter Appears in Court

    The attorney representing Sophia Santos, daughter of Hall of Fame jockey Jose Santos, asked a Nassau County District judge to be relieved of representation of his client in a Mineola, NY courtroom Nov. 14.

  • Ruffian winner Ginger Punch will be the favorite in the Beldame.<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%3D2210028%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ginger Punch Spices Up Beldame Field

    Trainer Bobby Frankel said he isn't thinking about the Breeders' Cup Championships as much as the Sept. 30 Beldame (gr. I) at Belmont Park. The Frankel-trained Ginger Punch, a 4-year-old, will be the favorite in the Beldame, a 1 1/8-mile dirt race for fillies and mares.

  • Hall of Famer P. G. Johnson receives trophy for Volponi's win in the 2002 Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Hall of Fame Trainer P.G. Johnson Dies

    Hall of Fame trainer P.G. Johnson, who trained his family's homebred Volponi to win the 2002 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died at his Rockville Centre, N.Y., home.