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  • Good Ba Ba winning the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile for the 3rd time.

    Great Runner, Grand Bloodlines, Good Ba Ba

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p>Three times is impressive in any race; Good Ba Ba's three-peat in the group I Hong Kong Mile was an even greater feat because it came against some of the world's best racehorses.

  • Vacare wins the Dahlia Handicap in the final race of her career.

    Vacare Goes Out a Winner in Dahlia 'Cap

    Odds-on choice Vacare gave trainer Christophe Clement his 1,000th lifetime win in her final career start when she rallied in the homestretch to win the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (g. IIT) on closing day of the Hollywood Park Autumn Meet Dec. 21.

  • Good Ba Ba sets a track record while winning the Hong Kong Mile Dec. 14.

    Good Ba Ba Breaks Mark in Hong Kong Mile

    Good Ba Ba produced a devastating surge to win the Dec. 14 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) at Sha Tin for the second straight year, leaving his jockey Christophe Soumillon to declare that he was the best miler in the world. That's even harder to dispute when it was confirmed the phenomenal winning time of 1:32.71 was a track record.

  • Vacare and Corey Nakatani take the Palomar Handicap.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5728251%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Vacare Goes Overland to Win Palomar 'Cap

    Given a patient ride by Corey Nakatani, favored Vacare bounced back from a couple of sub-par efforts this year to win the $200,000 Palomar Handicap (gr. IIT) in a close three-horse finish over the Del Mar turf course Sept. 30.

  • Good Ba Ba First Home, First 'In'

    John Yuen's 6-year-old gelding Good Ba Ba solidified his reputation as the top miler in the Far East Sunday by capturing the HK$1-million Champions Mile (HK-I) at Sha Tin and becomes the first horse to qualify for the 2008 Breeders' Cup World Championships through the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge series.

  • Vacare, shown winning the QE II, will try Belmont turf in the New York Stakes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D599484%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Vacare Seeks Redemption in New York Stakes

    Jon and Sarah Kelly's previously unbeaten Vacare, coming off a third-place finish in the May 28 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park, will stretch out to 1-1/4 miles in her first start on Belmont Park turf when a field of eight fillies and mares goes postward in Saturday's running of the $250,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Undefeated 3YO filly Vacare wins Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;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%3D599484%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Vacare Stays Perfect With QE II Cup Upset

    Ignored at odds of nearly 7-1, undefeated Vacare got the first challenge of her career while prevailing in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Keeneland grass course Saturday.

  • Vacare Waves Good-Bye to Pucker Up Foes

    Making just her third career start, unbeaten Lothenbach Stables' homebred Vacare left the field behind in winning Saturday's $200,000 Pucker Up (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares by four lengths on the Arlington Park turf.

  • Top Of The Bill Surges in National Hunt Cup

    Randleston Farm's Top Of The Bill accelerated over the final two fences to catch rival The Next Man in the stretch and win Saturday's $75,000 Mellon Bank National Hunt Cup (NSA-II) at the Radnor Hunt Races.

  • Mirabilis wins the Churchill Distaff.

    Mirabilis Takes Churchill Distaff for 1st U.S. Win

    Mirabilis had been close in all three of her starts since arriving in the United States from France. On Saturday at Churchill Downs, she did better than get close, winning the $115,100 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (gr. IIIT) for her first win in a year.

  • Finery Shows Her Style in Beaugay Win

    Finery, making her first start in more than five months, collared the favorite Changing World in the final strides to win the $112,800 Beaugay Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at fog-shrouded Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Lear Fan

    Gainesway Stallion Lear Fan Pensioned

    Lear Fan, one of the nation's leading turf sires, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of declining fertility.

  • Finery Ready For Stakes Start in Noble Damsel

    Following two straight runner-up finishes in allowances races, trainer Billy Turner will start Althea Richards' Finery in a stakes for the first time, Saturday's grade III, $150,000 Noble Damsel for fillies and mares at one mile on the turf at Belmont.

  • Sarafan Looks Like Old Self in Escondido

    Gary A. Tanaka's veteran stakes campaigner Sarafan showed his class Wednesday with a decisive victory in the featured $79,000 Escondido Handicap at the marathon distance of 1 3/8 miles on the grass at Del Mar.

  • Chopinina Wins First Stakes in Royal North

    Chopinina, last year's Sovereign Award-winning turf filly, is no longer a bridesmaid after winning Saturday's $219,050 Royal North Handicap (Can-III) on the turf for her first career stakes victory.

  • Patrol Finds Firm Going in Dallas Turf Cup

    Claiborne Farm's Patrol likes a firm turf and when he finally found it Saturday at Lone Star Park, he proved much the best in the $250,000 Dallas Turf Cup.

  • Dublino wins the Wilshire Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Dublino Struts Out in Wilshire Handicap

    The little filly Dublino, making her 2003 seasonal debut, unleashed her reliably powerful stretch run to pull away in Sunday's $111,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the turf at Hollywood Park.

  • Johar (6) overtakes Rock Opera (5) to win the Oak Tree Derby Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Johar Nips Tiring Rock Opera in Oak Tree Derby

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's homebred Johar, a horse better known for losing close calls, eked out a nose victory in Sunday's Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) over an unlucky Rock Opera.

  • Pillow Talk Part of Wide Open Christiana Stakes

    William Backer's Pillow Talk, who ran seventh in the tough Lake George (gr. III) at Saratoga on July 29, will get another shot at facing stakes company when she meets twelve other 3-year-old fillies in the competitive $100,000 Christiana Stakes at Delaware Park on Saturday.

  • Mott On Patrol at Racing Hall of Fame

    The trainer of inductee Cigar could also find himself in the winner's circle at Saratoga Monday. He sends out Patrol in the $150,000 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Handicap (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at nine furlongs on the turf.