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  • Ticonderoga breaking his maiden last September at Belmont Park

    Ticonderoga Returns in Palm Beach

    The Chad Brown-trained Ticonderoga, fourth in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T) is the one to beat while he makes his 3-year-old bow in the March 4 Palm Beach Stakes (G3T) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Stallion Johar Dies at Age 15

    Mill Ridge Farm stallion Johar died Nov. 10 at age 15 following a paddock accident at the farm near Lexington. He will be buried at the farm next to his sire, Gone West.

  • Hip #517, Street Sense filly, brought $1.45 million at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

    Keeneland January Registers Strong Second Day

    The second-highest-priced yearling to ever sell at Keeneland January and the beginning of a dispersal of an apparently deep group of horses from Fares Farm helped the Lexington sale to a strong start.

  • Barbara Hunter

    Hunter's Legacy Continues at Keeneland Sale

    The legacy of the late Barbara Hunter was on full display Jan. 8 during the second day of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, with Keertana selling for $1 million and Snow Top Mountain bringing $950,000.

  • Keertana brought $1 million during the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

    Top Turf Mare Keertana Sells for $1 Million

    Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Keertana brought some excitement to the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 8 when she fetched $1 million from Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud.

  • Barbara Hunter

    Breeder/Owner Barbara Hunter Dies

    Barbara Hunter, 78, who owned Brownwood Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., died at the farm Nov. 8 after a long illness. She had recent success with homebreds Keertana and Snow Top Mountain.

  • Keertana

    Graded Winner Keertana Retired

    Barbara Hunter's homebred Keertana, who last year became the first female to win the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) since Our Request in 1951, has been retired from racing.

  • Keertana

    Keertana Should be Tough in Orchid Stakes

    Five-time graded stakes winner Keertana was a close second in her most recent start and will likely be favored to break through this time when she leads a field of nine fillies and mares in the $150,000 Orchid (gr. III).

  • Here to Win comes home strong to win The Very One.<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%3D9818525%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Here to Win Last to First in The Very One

    Taking advantage of a heady rail-skimming trip from Joe Bravo, Brazilian-bred Here to Win outkicked Keertana in the stretch for an 11-1 upset in $100,000 The Very One (gr. IIIT) Feb. 25 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Zagora rolls in the Endeavour at Tampa Bay Downs.

    Endeavour: Zagora Sharp in Return

    Odds-on favorite Zagora, off for nearly five months, was razor sharp in her return Feb. 4 at Tampa Bay Downs, taking over at the top of the stretch en route to winning the $150,000 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Keertana takes on 9 in the Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.<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%3D9506305%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Keertana, Zagora Collide in Endeavour

    Keertana, a winner in four of her five starts last year including three in graded ranks, returns from an extended layoff as one of the main contenders in the $150,000 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 4 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Check the Label defeated Snow Top Mountain last September in the Garden City.<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%3D9193324%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Snow Top Mountain Eyes First Stakes Victory

    Barbara Hunter's homebred Snow Top Mountain, first or second in 10 of 12 starts thus far, will seek her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs June 11.

  • Keertana (rail) takes the Louisville Handicap by a nose over Bearpath (outside) and Guys Reward.

    Keertana Turns Back Boys in Louisville 'Cap

    In a thrilling photo finish in which three horses were separated by the narrowest of margins, it was the 5-year-old mare Keertana who prevailed over her male rivals in the $111,200 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill.

  • THS: Louisville Handicap 2011

    Tom, Evan and Tim Holland briefly recap the Preakness Stakes, examine the Louisville Handicap and give a shout out to a special horse.

  • Keertana leaves the rest behind in the Bewitch 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%3D9506128%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Classy Keertana Scores Bewitch

    Barbara Hunter's homebred mare Keertana took over from Honimiere approaching the sixteenth pole and bounded home for a convincing 1 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 28 at Keeneland

  • Keertana in the 2011 Very One Stakes.

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    Keertana Keeps Pressure On, Wins The Very One

    Keertana bided her time behind the pacesetting Belle Watling and then outfought the late-charging Zapparition to win the $100,000 The Very One Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a half-length on the Gulfstream Park turf course Feb. 20.

  • Shared Account upsets the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.<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%3D9266783%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Phot

    Shared Account Pulls 46-1 Shocker in F&M Turf

    Shared Account pulled off the biggest upset in the history of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), out-finishing heavy favorite Midday in a thrilling stretch drive to win at odds of 46-1.

  • Midday stretches her legs at Churchill Downs on Wednesday.
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    Midday Gets Feel of Churchill

    Midday, the shortest-priced morning-line favorite for the six Breeders' Cup races at Churchill Downs Friday, Nov. 5, stretched her legs at the Louisville track Nov. 3 preparing for the Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Keertana works on the grass at Churchill Downs.
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    Keertana's Trainer Has History On His Side

    Keertana may go off as a longshot in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), but don't count her out. In 1994, bettors ignored another distaffer trained by Tom Proctor at their peril.

  • Keertana in the Glen Falls Handicap.

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    Keertana Squeezes Through in Glens Falls

    Keertana, squeezing through at the hedge, quickly separated herself from the rest of the Glens Falls Handicap field to register a 3 1/4-length win in the final stakes race of the 2010 Saratoga meet Sept. 6.

  • Danzon (#6) gets her nose down in front to take the Locust Grove.

    Danzon Captures Thrilling Locust Grove

    Danzon, claimed for $80,000 in her laast prior start, prevailed in a wild photo finish that saw six horses finish within about two lengths of each other in the $116,200 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 3.

  • Hot Cha Cha and James Graham come home best in the Early Times Mint Julep Handicap.

    Hot Cha Cha Skims Hedge to Win Mint Julep

    Hot Cha Cha used a ground-saving trip under James Graham and outdueled three rivals along the hedge in the final furlong to win the Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) by three-quarters of a length June 5 at Churchill.

  • Hot Cha Cha comes into the Mrs. Revere off a victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.
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    Hot Cha Cha Back for Mrs. Revere Stakes

    Nelson McMakin's homebred Hot Cha Cha tries to put the finishing touches on a terrific 3-year-old campaign in the $175,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) Nov. 17 at Churchill Downs, but she will have to take down an overflow field of improving sophomore fillies.

  • Keertana will carry 123 pounds in the 2nd Division of the Pin Oak Valley View.<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%3D8233531%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Keeneland's Valley View Split Into Two Races

    Interest in Keeneland's Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies was so high that the Oct. 23 stakes will be run in two divisions. The first division has been carded as the seventh race and attracted 12 runners, and the second division, with a field of 12 and one also-eligible, is the ninth race. Each race will hold its grade III status.

  • Miss World comes home strong to upset the Garden City.<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%3D8476178%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Miss World Stunning Winner of Garden City

    Making her stakes debut, Miss World scored an upset in the $300,000 Garden City Handicap (gr. IT) when odds-on choice Gozzip Girl had all kinds of trouble on a soft Belmont Park inner turf course Sept. 12.

  • Gozzip Girl makes her first start since winning the American Oaks in the Garden City 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%3D8301301%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gozzip Girl Battles Maram in Garden City

    Gozzip Girl, freshened since her smashing win in the American Oaks (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park more than two months ago, returns to Belmont Park Sept. 12 as the filly to beat in the $300,000 Garden City Stakes (gr. IT).

  • Shared Account pulls away in the Lake Placid.<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%3D8421631%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Shared Account Game in Lake Placid Victory

    Sagamore Farm's Shared Account gamely held off a determined Keertana under a light rain to win the 26th running of the $150,000 Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 21.

  • Keertana has won three in a row.
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    Lake Placid: Keertana Seeks Fourth Straight

    Barbara Hunter's homebred Keertana, winner of three in a row including the last two in stakes company, leads an evenly-matched field of eight 3-year-old fillies who will take to the Saratoga turf for the $150,000 Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) on Aug. 21.

  • Consequence, who won her debut at Saratoga in 2008, returns to try graded company in the Lake George.

    Consequence Back at Saratoga in Lake George

    Last August, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey watched with satisfaction as a 2-year-old chestnut daughter of El Prado named Consequence made an inside move to win her debut by three lengths at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Keertana and Robby Albarado take the Regret 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%3D8233531%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Regret: Albarado Takes Fifth With Keertana

    Keertana, making her stakes debut, emerged from the leading group with a furlong to run and went on to win the $174,600 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT), giving jockey Robby Albarado his fifth win on the Stephen Foster program at Churchill Downs June 13.

  • Robby Albarado celebrates win number 4,000.

    Robby Albarado Joins 4,000-Win Club

    Robby Albarado became the 56th North American jockey to reach the 4,000-victory milestone when he rode Barbara Hunter's Keertana to victory in the ninth race at Churchill Downs on May 30.