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  • First Samurai

    Just Be-Cause

    First Samurai, as is the case for most of the other sons of Giant's Causeway, is a bit different from his sire phenotypically in that he is imbued with a good deal more power in his make-up.

  • American Pharoah

    New Sires: American Made

    Following is information on incoming stallions to Kentucky standing for $10,000 and up and on select leaders in other markets:

  • BC Friday Analysis: Let the Fun Begin

    There will be several longshots that come in, some at huge prices. The toughest past of the Breeders' Cup is finding them among the morass of top-class horses who will be competing.

  • Lea winning the 2014 Donn Handicap.

    Claiborne Adds Lea, Announces 2016 Fees

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Lea, a grade I winner and earner of $2,182,398, will be retired following the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships and be retired to Claiborne Farm for the 2016 breeding season.

  • Lea works at Saratoga Aug. 3.
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    Lea Tunes Up for Whitney in Workout

    Grade I winner Lea worked four furlongs in :49 3/5 on the main track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 2 in preparation for the Aug. 8, $1.25 million Whitney Stakes (gr. I) that will be televised on NBC.

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    Uncle Sigh's Breeze Thrills Trainer Contessa

    Twice grade III-placed Uncle Sigh breezed four furlongs in :49.54 on the Oklahoma training track Tuesday, July 21, at Saratoga Race Course as the son of Indian Charlie prepares for his first start in more than a year.

  • Noble Bird holds off Lea to win the Stephen Foster Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-vjW532M">Order This Photo</a>

    Noble Bird Secures BC Bid with Foster Victory

    John Oxley's Noble Bird claimed his first graded stakes in style June 13, outlasting favored Lea in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs to punch his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • William Buick celebrates victory in the Dubai World Cup aboard Prince Bishop.

    Prince Bishop Denies U.S. Runners in Dubai

    Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's Prince Bishop overpowered rivals California Chrome and Lea and opened up in the stretch to take the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on Saturday, March 28 at Meydan.

  • Dubai World Cup 2015: Trackwork March 27

    Horses on track at Meydan preparing for the March 28 Dubai World Cup races, including Prayer for Relief (Blue #10), Lea (White #5), Rich Tapestry (Gold #2), My Johnny Be Good (Pink #5), and Salutos Amigos (Gold #5).

  • Dubai Wold Cup 2015: Trackwork March 27, 2015

    Horses on track at Meydan preparing for the March 28 Dubai World Cup races, including Amber Sky (Orange #2), Peniaphobia (Orange #3), Faithful Creek (Pink #4), Tap That (Pink #2), One and Only (Green #6), Epipaneia (White #1), Prayer for Relief (Blue #10), Lea (White #5), Rich Tapestry (Gold #2), My Johnny Be Good (Pink #5), and Salutos Amigos (Gold #5). Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Dubai World Cup Carnival 2015 - Bill Mott

    Trainer Bill Mott reflects on Cigar, and talks about how Lea has been doing in Dubai. Mott also jokes about traveling to Dubai to meet California Chrome. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Dubai World Cup 2015 - Horses at Meydan March 24

    Watch a number of horses, including U.S. grade I winner Lea, out for exercise at Meydan ahead of the $30 million Dubai World Cup card March 28. White #5 Lea, White #1 Epiphaneia, Green #4 Harp Star, White #3 Hokko Tarumae, Green #6 One and Only, Pink #2 Tap That, Orange #8 Farmah, Orange #2 Amber Sky, Orange #3 Paniaphobia, Gold #2 Rich Tapestry, Orange #11 Caspar Netscher, Blue #10 Prayer for Relief, Yellow #3 Solow, Blue #8 Dark Emerald, Blue #3 Bradester. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Lea gets up late to win the Hal's Hope.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-JZDK7kB">Order This Photo</a>

    Lea Makes Impressive Hal's Hope Comeback

    Lea left no doubts he's back, posting an impressive 1/2-length victory over Confrontation to take the $150,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 10. It was his second Hal's Hope score.

  • Lea won the 2014 Hal's Hope by 3 1/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3017503749&k=vgtqKbZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Lea Aims to Win Second Straight Hal's Hope

    Lea looked like he would be a major player in 2014, when he began a promising campaign with victories in the $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) and the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Keeping Eye on Lea, Will Take Charge

    With the retirement of Palace Malice, plenty of attention will be placed on this year's 3-year-olds, starting with dual classic winner California Chrome and last year's champion 2-year-old male Shared Belief.

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    Fever Knocks Lea Out of Charles Town Classic

    Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner Lea, who was expected to race in the upcoming Charles Town Classic (gr. II), spiked a fever the week of April 7 and will miss a couple weeks of training, according to trainer Bill Mott.

  • Lea wins the Donn Handicap.
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    Lea Takes Donn Handicap in Track Record Time

    Lea opened a big lead off the final turn and turned back the late charge of 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge to capture the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) in track-record time Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park.