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  • Garrett Gomez

    Gomez Back in Saddle at Santa Anita

    Two time Eclipse Award winning jockey Garrett Gomez, in his second comeback attempt since fracturing his left heel in a paddock mishap Jan. 8, piloted Kelly Leak to a second-place finish in Santa Anita's fifth race.

  • Eswan Flores wins on Kelly Leak at Hollywood Park.

    Apprentice Flores Gets First Win

    Eswan Flores, already a winner on Quarter Horses, gets his first Thoroughbred victory July 4 over the Hollywood Park turf course. It was the Mexico native's first ride ever over a grass course.

  • 16-time winner Bold Chieftain seeks his first graded stakes victory in the San Francisco Mile.

    Bold Chieftain Rolls Into San Francisco Mile

    Bold Chieftain, a 16-time winner of more than $1.4 million, is on one of the best form cycles of his six-year career as he prepares to race in the $150,000 San Francisco Mile Stakes (gr. IIT) at Golden Gate Fields April 24.

  • Gone Astray wrapped up his first graded stakes victory with a win in the Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.

    Gone Astray Leaves 'em Behind in Pa. Derby

    Phipps Stable's homebred Gone Astray wrapped up his first graded stakes victory in a big way, as he drew off in the stretch to score in the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) by 9 1/4 lengths Sept. 7 at Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.

  • Soul Warrior, upset winner of the West Virginia Derby, is favored in the Pennsylvania Derby.

    Soul Warrior Favored in Pennsylvania Derby

    Nine 3-year-olds will face off in the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 7 at Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack, led by Zayat Stables' Soul Warrior, the 3-1 morning line favorite.

  • Well Armed, who won the San Diego in 2008, is back to try again in 2009.<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%3D5179445%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Well Armed Faces Eight in San Diego 'Cap

    Well Armed makes his first start since his record 14-length romp in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) when he takes on eight rivals in the $250,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar Aug. 2.

  • Quality Road <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2FS659324%2Fphoto%2F7958411%2F%3Fo%3D0">Order This Photo</a>

    Ky. Derby Trail: Quality Performances

    There are three ways of looking at the Florida Derby (gr. I): the best horse won, the best horse finished second, and both horses ran sensational races and established themselves as major Kentucky Derby contenders. The consensus would have to be number three.

  • Kelly Leak Streaks to Sunland Derby Win

    Favored Kelly Leak took the overland route for jockey Mike Smith to register a 1 1/2-length win in the $900,000 Sunland Derby before 16,388 at New Mexico's Sunland Park March 29.

  • Pioneerof the Nile faces 6 in the San Felipe.

    Pioneerof the Nile Strong 'Felipe Choice

    Pioneerof the Nile, heading into the $200,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) March 14 as the West Coast's top Triple Crown contender, takes on an ambitious group of six up-and-coming colts at Santa Anita.

  • This Ones for Phil is in control in the Sunshine Millions Dash.<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%3D7535422%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    This Ones for Phil Pulls SM Dash Upset

    This Ones for Phil, making his first start for Rick Dutrow Jr., took over at the top of the lane from 6-5 favorite You Luckie Mann and drew away for a 2 1/4-length victory in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Dash for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park Jan. 24.

  • Gomez Hospitalized in Santa Anita Spill

    Jockey Garrett Gomez was taken to the Arcadia Methodist Hospital after the 2-year-old colt he was aboard in the Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita Dec. 27 ducked into the rail and threw him onto the turf.

  • Southern Exchange won the Colin Stakes at Woodbine July 19.

    Southern Exchange Tough in Futurity

    Canadian invader Southern Exchange might not be favored in the Sept. 3 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) closing day, but he's the only one of the 11 contestants with as many as three wins.

  • Azul Leon (center) battles with Kelly Leak (green silks) and Coronet of a Baron in the final strides of the Best Pal (gr. II).

    Azul Leon Stays Perfect With Best Pal DQ

    Azul Leon remained unbeaten with an assist from the Del Mar stewards, who disqualified the first-place finisher Kelly Leak from victory in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 10.

  • Azul Leon won the Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) in early July.

    Azul Leon Faces Untested Best Pal Rivals

    Unbeaten Azul Leon became the first graded winner for leading 2008 first-crop sire Lion Heart when he scored by four lengths in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) last month. He heads an inexperienced field of 10 in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 10 at Del Mar.