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  • Robin Murphy with Tidal Volume

    TOBA November Member of the Month

    Leading the pack of Ohio breeders is Robin L. Murphy, who stands nearly a dozen stallions at her 80-acre Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio.

  • Deborah Kopatz at her Fox Chapel Farm.

    Ohio Breeder Kopatz Dies at 60

    Deborah Kopatz, an Ohio-based Thoroughbred owner and breeder, died May 8 at age 60. Kopatz owned Fox Chapel Farm near North Canton, Ohio and bred four-time stakes winner King of the Roxy.

  • Pennsylvania Derby winner Gone Astray has been installed as the 8-5 morning-line favorite for the Ohio Derby.

    Better Late Than Never for Ohio Derby

    The Ohio Derby (gr. II), returned to the Thistledown stakes schedule only six weeks ago upon order of the Ohio State Racing Commission, has drawn a field of 13, including the winner of a $1-million race in his previous start.

  • Giant Oak is among the nominees for the Ohio Derby.

    Ohio Derby Gets Decent Number of Nominees

    Thirty-two nominations are pretty good for a race that, up until six weeks ago, wasn't even on the schedule. Thistledown officials Sept. 23 said that's the number of nominees for the grade II Ohio Derby Oct. 3. The purse is $150,000, down from $300,000 last year.

  • King of the Roxy Wins First Start at 'Home'

    Team Valor Stables' Ohio-bred King of the Roxy, voted Ohio Horse of the Year in 2007, made his first start in his home state a winning one Aug. 28 when he captured the $50,000 Honey Jay Stakes at Thistledown.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird.

    Wet Track Delays Mine That Bird's Workout

    A wet track July 6 prompted trainer Chip Woolley to delay by a day a scheduled work at Churchill Downs for Mine That Bird, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • King of the Roxy will return to racing.

    King of the Roxy Returning to Racing

    Team Valor's King of the Roxy, who was retired from racing last fall after developing a defect at the base of his cannon bone, will be returned to racing instead of entering stud.

  • Littleexpectations

    Littleexpectations to Louisiana

    Ro Para's Millennium Farms announced Oct. 29 that Littleexpectations is relocating from the Lexington operation to Louisiana to stand the 2009 breeding season at Robert McDowell's 519 Thoroughbreds near Arcadia.

  • King of the Roxy

    Grade II Winner King of the Roxy Retired

    Team Valor's 4-year-old King of the Roxy has been retired from racing. The sprint specialist took the Futurity Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park at 2 and the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park at 3.

  • Cryptoquip, Ohio champion handicap female.

    Ohio Divisional Champions Announced

    The Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners held their Annual Awards Banquet honoring the 2007 Ohio Horse of the Year and divisional champions at the Darby House, Darby Dan Farm near Galloway, Ohio March 28.

  • King of the Roxy, a grade II winner last year, was voted Ohio horse of the year for 2007.

    Success Despite Tough Times in Ohio

    Grade II winner King of the Roxy, the 2007 Ohio horse of the year, shows that struggling Ohio breeders aren't through trying to find success with the competitive forces against them.

  • Giant Moon, who suffered his only defeat in the Gotham (gr. III), looks to rebound in the Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 5 at Aqueduct.

    Several Turn in Works for Wood Memorial

    Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out two of his charges for works March 30 on the fast training track at Belmont Park. Both Stonerside Stable's Texas Wildcatter and Peachtree Stable's Spurrier are nominated to the April 5 Wood Memorial (gr. I) for 3-year-olds at nine furlongs on Aqueduct's main track.

  • Hard Spun

    Hard Spun Shortens Up For King's Bishop

    Hard Spun likely has only three races left in his career. That was conformed when it was recently announced that the Danzig colt would stand for Darley after the Breeders' Cup. That means, Saturday's $250,000 King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) may provide Hard Spun with his best chance to finally capture an elusive Grade I race, as he shortens up to seven furlongs in a test for 3-year-olds over Saratoga's main track.

  • <b>Xchanger carries Edgar Prado to sentimental win in Delaware Park's Barbaro Stakes.</b><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%3D1730964%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Xchanger Finds Winning Formula in Barbaro

    Xchanger, who crumbled after setting the pace in the Preakness (gr. I) in his last start, atoned with a big effort while capturing the inaugural running of Delaware Park's $300,600 Barbaro Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds on Sunday.

  • Santa Anita Derby winner Tiago will try to capture the Swaps this Saturday at Hollywood.<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%3D979467%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tiago Looking to Earn Return Ticket Back East

    Yes, there are 3-year-olds west of the Mississippi this year. Which one, or ones, will earn the right to take on the big guns back east will be decided in Saturday's $350,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. II), where Tiago will make his first start in California since winning the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • Why was Calvin Borel looking behind him?

    Steve Haskin's Preakness Wrapup: Final Thoughts

    Five days after the Preakness (gr. I) and people are still talking about the race, asking the same questions. How did Street Sense lose? How remarkable was Curlin's performance? Did Mario Pino make a blunder or did he make the right move that just didn't turn out right? Why was Calvin Borel looking behind him in deep stretch?

  • Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense arriving at Pimlico earlier in the week.<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%3D1223521%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Steve Haskin's Preakness Report: Looking For a Hot Toddy

    Unlike the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), the Preakness (gr. I) cannot be assessed through observations, as the horses shipped in to Pimlico just days before the race and have not been visible enough to be judged off works or even gallops.

  • CP West Works at Belmont, Hard Spun Gallops at Delaware

    Trainer Nick Zito said it's "all systems go" for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) after C P West worked a half-mile at Belmont Park May 14. Meanwhile, Hard Spun, King of the Roxy, Xchanger, and Mint Slewlep all prepped for their run at the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

  • Hutcheson winner King of the Roxy, one of the new challengers expected to face Street Sense in the Preakness.

    Street Sense to Face New Challengers in Preakness

    When Street Sense moves on to Pimlico Race Course for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the Carl Nafzger-trained colt is likely to face only a few of the 19 horses he defeated in Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Nobiz Like Shobiz gets back on track with Wood win.<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%3D978943%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Nobiz All Biz as Trail Heats Up

    We had a little bit of everything this week, with Nobiz Like Shobiz back to his winning ways; the deja vu-like return of Team Giacomo; and some shifts in the Todd Pletcher power structure. So, with links to Funny Cide and Giacomo providing a sense of recent history, the Kentucky Derby trail heads into its final big weekend of preps.

  • Tiago comes on late to win the Santa Anita Derby.<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%3D979467%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Team Giacomo Back on Derby Trail With Tiago

    It was all in the genes for Tiago, the half-brother to 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Giacomo who registered a timely come-from-behind victory in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) Saturday.

  • Trainer Todd Pletcher, pointing Sam P. toward the Santa Anita Derby.

    Plans Change for Sam P., to Run in Santa Anita Derby

    With the withdrawal of Ravel from the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) due to an injury, Todd Pletcher and co-owner Jack Wolf have decided to run Robert B. Lewis (gr. II) runner-up Sam P. at Santa Anita, instead of the Illinois Derby (gr. II), as originally planned.

  • Chicago, IL

    Chicago, IL Did you consider the Illinois Derby for King of the Roxy? Irwin:

  • Three Derby Preps Impact Graded Earnings List

    With three major Triple Crown prep races run over the March 3-4 weekend, the respective winners were elevated in the rankings of TC nominees based on earnings in graded stakes races.

  • King of the Roxy, en route to victory in the Hutcheson.

    King of the Roxy Rules Hutcheson Stakes

    Team Valor Stables' King of the Roxy swept up on the outside coming off the turn and rallied smartly through the lane to win Saturday's $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Draw No Impact on Well-Matched Juvenile Field

    Everyone had been saying the field for the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) was evenly matched. Obviously Mike Battaglia, who makes the morning line at Churchill Downs, agreed.

  • Four Breeders' Cup Entries Racing for Charity

    Four runners in Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Championships will be donating a portion of their earnings to Lexington-based The Race For Education, a national scholarship program that helps young people in the horse industry afford a college education.

  • Likely Distaff favorite Fleet Indian was among the runners working at Belmont Sunday morning for trainer Todd Pletcher.

    12 From 'Todd Squad' Work at Belmont Park

    The "Todd Squad" was out in full force at Belmont Park on a windy Sunday morning. Twelve Todd Pletcher-trained horses had their final tune-ups for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup World Championships. Also working were Henny Hughes, Invasor, and Pine Island.

  • King of the Roxy won the Futurity at Belmont.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprocess%3Dgallery%26gallery_id%3DS279373%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D565568%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Team Valor Purchase Lands in Breeders' Cup Juvenile

    A few minutes after King of the Roxy broke his maiden in his second start July 2 at Hollywood Park, Barry Irwin was on the phone speaking with his Team Valor partner, Jeff Siegel. Now they have a contender for the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Todd Pletcher  put 14 Breeders' Cup horses through their paces in a Sunday morning work-a-thon at Belmont Park.

    Pletcher Platoon Invades Belmont Work Tab

    Working 14 horses in one morning is a major load for any trainer, but Todd Pletcher took that to another level Sunday when he put 14 Breeders' Cup horses through their paces with most of them turning in almost identical drills with machine-like precision.

  • King of the Roxy wins the Futurity Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D565568%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    King of the Roxy Earns Belmont Futurity Crown

    Team Valor Stable's King of the Roxy, getting better with experience, notched his first graded stakes victory on Saturday when he held C P West safe for a three-quarter-length victory in the 117th running of Belmont Park's $250,000 Futurity (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs.

  • Becrux Not Eligible for Breeders' Cup Mile

    Bell Woodbine Mile (Can-I) winner Becrux is an unlikely candidate for the NetJets' Breeders' Cup Mile (Gr. IT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 4 because he isn't nominated, according to Barry Irwin, president of Team Valor, the syndicate that co-owns the 4-year-old colt along with Gary Barber.

  • Becrux Not Eligible for Breeders' Cup Mile

    Bell Woodbine Mile (Can-I) winner Becrux is an unlikely candidate for the NetJets' Breeders' Cup Mile (Gr. IT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 4 because he isn't nominated, according to Barry Irwin, president of Team Valor, the syndicate that co-owns the 4-year-old colt along with Gary Barber.

  • Field of Seven Entered in Futurity

    After a winning debut at Saratoga, Darley Stable's Incriminate hopes to secure his first stakes victory in the $250,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park Sept. 23. The Unbridled's Song colt is trained by Eoin Harty.