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  • Weekend Hideaway winning last year's Commentator Stakes

    Familiar Faces Highlight New York Showcase

    Big Apple Showcase Day for New York-breds at Belmont Park has solid fields for all six of its stakes races. The $200,000 Commentator Stakes and $125,000 Kingston Stakes have drawn many top older runners.

  • Heart to Heart enters Artie Schiller Stakes off a win in the Knickerbocker.

    Heart to Heart Draws Wide in Artie Schiller

    Multiple graded stakes winner Heart to Heart will try for a second straight stakes win in New York when he starts in an expected full field in the one-mile Artie Schiller Stakes Nov. 19 on the Aqueduct Racetrack turf.

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    Governor Malibu Tops Empire Classic Field

    Things may not have gone as well as they could have for Governor Malibu in the Empire State's most iconic 3-year-old races this season, but in starts against his fellow New York-breds the Malibu Moon colt has been dominant.

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    NY-Bred 'Kreesa' Tries Fourstardave Again

    Trainer David Donk is hoping that the third time is the charm when he sends out Gerald and Susan Kresa's New York-bred multiple stakes winner King Kreesa in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 13.

  • Discreet Marq wins the 2015 Beaugay Stakes.

    NY-Breds in Spotlight at Spa on Travers Eve

    The Aug. 28 card at Saratoga Race Course, on the eve of Travers Stakes (gr. I) Day, will feature six New York-bred stakes worth $1.15 million, highlighted by a showdown of older turf runners in the $150,000 West Point.

  • Grand Arch takes the Fourstardave over a closing Ironicus.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-jHGnTTS">Order This Photo</a>

    Grand Arch Pulls the Upset in Fourstardave

    Jim and Susan Hill's Grand Arch roared past pacesetter King Kreesa entering the stretch and repelled the come-from-behind bid from Ironicus to win the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 15 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Ironicus faces 9 in the Fourstardave.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-3dQjmmd">Order This Photo</a>

    Ironicus Seeks BC Bid in Fourstardave

    Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey hopes the $500,000 Fourstardave (gr. IIT) will open the door to a Breeders' Cup bid for Ironicus, who will do battle with last year's Fourstardave winner Seek Again Aug. 15 at Saratoga.

  • King Kreesa leads the way to victory in the Poker Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-kQrsgDD">Order This Photo</a>

    King Kreesa Wires Poker for Second Time

    Gerald and Susan Kreesa's King Kreesa stole away on the front end June 13 to take the $300,000 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park, becoming just the third two-time winner of a race he also won in 2013.

  • Ironicus shoots for his second straight graded stakes score in the Poker Stakes.

    Ironicus Targets Poker Stakes

    Stuart S. Janney III's Ironicus shoots for his second straight graded stakes score in the $500,000 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park on June 13.

  • Ostrolenka won the Sleepy Holly Stakes for New York-breds last year at Belmont.
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    Ostrolenka Appears Poised for Mike Lee Stakes

    After cruising to victory in an allowance/optional claiming race May 2 at Belmont Park, stakes winner Ostrolenka appears ready to deliver a top effort in the $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes for New York-bred 3-year-olds May 25.

  • Discreet Marq has a career record of 6-5-3 in 18 starts and earnings of $947,900.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2833607562&k=qgb4ZL7">Order This Photo</a>

    Discreet Marq Stands Out in Ticonderoga

    Discreet Marq, a New York-bred who has competed primarily in grade I company since winning the 2013 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT), tops the oversubscribed field of fillies and mares entered in the Oct. 18 Ticonderoga Stakes.

  • Lubash wins the Ashley T Cole Stakes.
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    Lubash, Invading Humor Take NY-Bred Stakes

    Separated by only a head in West Point Stakes last month, Lubash and King Kreesa once again slugged it out through the stretch before Lubash proved a neck better to take $125,000 Ashley T. Cole Stakes Sept. 14 at Belmont.

  • So Lonesome wins the Albany Stakes.
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    Jerkens, So Lonesome Highlight Showcase Day

    Trainer Jimmy Jerkens' really big weekend at Saratoga Race Course concluded Aug. 24 with when the 55-year-old son of Hall of Famer H. Allen Jerkens won the $200,000 Fleet Indian Stakes with Star Grazing.

  • Effie Trinket holds off Sally's Dream to win the Ticonderoga Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2844397989&k=gt4fpST">Order This Photo</a>

    Effie Trinket, King Kreesa Score on Turf

    Effie Trinket and King Kreesa score on the turf at 1 1/16 miles in the Ticonderoga Stakes and Mohawk Stakes, respectively, at Belmont Park Oct. 19 as part of the Empire Showcase Day card.

  • Wise Dan takes the Fourstardave for the second year in a row.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2691923191&k=vXJt9sR">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Handles Test in Fourstardave Repeat

    Heavily favored Wise Dan ran his winning streak to eight while rolling to a repeat victory in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course, defeating pacesetter King Kreesa by 1 1/4 lengths Aug. 10.

  • King Kreesa leads them home in the Poker Stakes.
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    King Kreesa's Hand Holds Up in Poker Stakes

    After defeating other New York-breds on the lead in his previous start, King Kreesa replicated that front-running effort against open company in the $150,000 Poker Stakes (gr. III) July 4 at Belmont Park.

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    Data Link Takes Class Dip in Poker Stakes

    Multiple graded stakes winner Data Link looks for his second victory of 2013 when he heads a field of seven turf horses going a mile in the $150,000 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT), the Independence Day feature at Belmont Park.

  • Fort Marcy Draws Clement's Speaking of Which

    Trainer Christophe Clement will be well represented with two starters in the $150,000 Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Belmont Park May 4, including 2-1 morning line favorite Speaking of Which.

  • King David upsets the Jamaica Handicap at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2132700257&k=tBbRJV8">Order This Photo</a>

    King David Rules Jamaica Handicap

    Longshot King David upset the $400,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT) Oct. 6 at Belmont Park, benefiting from a crawling pace set by the eventual runner-up as 8-5 favorite Dullahan finished fifth.

  • Dullahan is the 4-5 morning-line favorite for the Jamaica Handicap at Belmont Park.

    Dullahan Uses Jamaica as Breeders' Cup Prep

    Donegal Racing's TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) victor Dullahan is the 4-5 morning-line favorite for the $400,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT) when he faces seven other sophomores Oct. 6 at Belmont Park.

  • Cozzetti won the American Derby by a neck at Arlington Park July 14.

    Cozzetti Leads Full Kent Stakes Field

    American Derby winner Cozzetti seeks a return to winning ways in the $200,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park Sept. 22, but plenty of new rivals including Lucky Chappy, Miami Cat, and Optimizer are ready to take him on.

  • Quick Wit won an off-the-turf running of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes Aug. 10.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2018011396&k=24PpZTt">Order This Photo</a>

    Versatile Quick Wit Back On Lawn in Saranac

    Michael J. Bruder's Quick Wit returns to the grass in the Sept. 2 Saranac Stakes after winning an off-the-turf running of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, but Lucky Chappy is the 2-1 morning line favorite.