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  • Mark Valeski
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    Mark Valeski Withdrawn From Derby

    Brereton C. Jones' homebred Mark Valeski was declared out of the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the morning of May 1.

  • Believe You Can works at Churchill Downs.

    Believe You Can Posts Bullet Churchill Work

    Brereton Jones' homebred filly Believe You Can, winner of the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) in her most recent start, posted a bullet five-furlong workout, covering the distance in :59 over a fast track the morning of April 22.

  • Mark Valeski

    Mark Valeski Works Sharp 5 Furlongs for Derby

    Brereton Jones' Mark Valeski, runner-up in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and Risen Star Stakes (gr. II), drilled five furlongs in :59 3/5 at Churchill Downs April 23 for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

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    Kentucky Oaks Field Taking Shape

    This year's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) picture is shaping up nicely, with a talented cast of fillies poised to contend on the first Friday in May at Churchill Downs.

  • Havre de Grace

    Havre de Grace Will Not Defend Apple Blossom

    Saying that weight assignments for the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) were "unfair," owner Rick Porter and trainer Larry Jones will bypass the April 13 race at Oaklawn Park with Horse of the Year Havre de Grace.

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    Havre de Grace Works, Assigned 123 Pounds

    Horse of the Year Havre de Grace tuned up for a possible defense of her 2011 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) title with a five furlong breeze in 1:02 1/5 under jockey Jenna Joubert.

  • Mark Valeski (left) finished 1/2 length behind Hero of Order in the Louisiana Derby.

    Jones: Mark Valeski Still on Derby Trail

    Trainer Larry Jones said April 4 that despite rumors that Mark Valeski came out of the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) with lameness, the horse is doing fine and is still being pointed toward the Kentucky Derby.

  • Havre de Grace won the New Orleans Ladies Stakes on March 17 by 4 1/2 lengths.

    Jones: Weight Must be Right for Apple Blossom

    For Rick Porter and Larry Jones, Plan A is to run Havre de Grace in the Apple Blossom Handicap April 13. However, the connections have also made one thing clear: They will only do so under the right weight conditions.

  • Mark Valeski

    Mark Valeski Sizzles at Fair Grounds

    Larry Jones' two top 3-year-olds, Mark Valeski and Mr. Bowling, were both sent out on separate five-furlong works March 20 at Fair Grounds in preparation for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) on April 1.

  • Absinthe Minded won the Bayakoa Stakes by four lengths on Feb. 18.

    Absinthe Minded, Joyful Victory Meet in Azeri

    Absinthe Minded, who has dominated Oaklawn Park's older filly and mare division this meet, takes on a new challenge from Fair Grounds invader Joyful Victory in the $150,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. III) March 17.

  • Havre de Grace

    Havre de Grace Breezes, Set for 2012 Debut

    Horse of the Year Havre de Grace breezed five furlongs in :59 3/5 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots March 12 in preparation for her 2012 debut in the March 17 New Orleans Ladies Stakes at the Louisiana racetrack.

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    Havre de Grace Drills Bullet at Fair Grounds

    Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, preparing for her 2012 bow in the New Orleans Ladies Stakes March 17 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, breezed a bullet five furlongs in 59 seconds flat over the track Feb. 26.

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    Havre de Grace to Run at Fair Grounds Instead

    Instead of shipping the mare to Oaklawn Park for her season debut in the $150,000 Azeri (gr. III) on March 17, Horse of the Year Havre de Grace will stay at Fair Grounds for the New Orleans Ladies Stakes on the same day.

  • Believe You Can

    Believe You Can Seeks Another FG Victory

    The first three finishers in the Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will square off again at the Louisiana track when they return for the Feb. 25 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III).

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    Havre de Grace Breezes Half Mile

    Horse of the Year Havre de Grace breezed a half-mile in :48 3/5 Feb. 15 at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots, her second official workout in advance of her 2012 debut.

  • Mr. Bowling holds off Z Dager to take the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr. Bowling a Determined Lecomte Winner

    Brereton Jones' homebred Mr. Bowling delivered a game effort in his 3-year-old debut, turning back Z Dager and Shared Property in an exciting finish to win the $175,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds.

  • Havre de Grace in the Woodward Stakes.

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    Older Female: Grace in a Landslide

    There was little drama in the announcement of Fox Hill Farms' Havre de Grace being named top older female. The 4-year-old daughter of 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam garnered 245 of the 248 first-place votes cast.

  • Breeders' Cup Interview: Rick Porter (Video)

    Lenny interviews Rick Porter about Havre de Grace's work and who Rick thinks will be the most challenging competition in the Classic. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions

  • Havre de Grace galloping at Churchill Downs 10/30/2011.

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    Jones: Havre de Grace to Run Again in 2012

    Rick Porter's Havre de Grace, the 4-year-old filly seeking to earn a Horse of the Year title with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will remain in training in 2012, according to trainer Larry Jones.

  • Believe You Can has won 3 in a row, including the Tempted Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Believe You Can is One to Beat in Pocahontas

    Believe You Can, on a three-race winning winning streak for trainer Larry Jones, is likely the horse to beat in the $150,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies on opening day of the Churchill Downs fall meet.

  • Trainer Larry Jones

    Together Again: Jones, Havre de Grace

    Trainer Larry Jones has arrived at Keeneland Racecourse to oversee the training of Horse of the Year candidate Havre de Grace as the 4-year-old filly prepares for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

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    Beldame: Havre de Grace Destroys Royal Delta

    Havre de Grace made a decisive case for favoritism in next month's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), as she annihilated Royal Delta and three others in the $350,000 Beldame Invitational (gr. I) Oct. 1 at muddy Belmont Park.

  • Larry Jones

    Jones Taking Stable to Keeneland

    Larry Jones, who usually remains at Delaware Park through the end of its live racing meet, is moving his stable to Keeneland in preparation for the Lexington, Ky., racetrack's fall meet.