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  • Crawdaddy digs in to get by rivals in the New York Stallion Series Stakes

    Crawdaddy Two-For-Two After NYSS Score

    After some difficulty loading into the starting gate, Gold Square's Crawdaddy became a stakes winner in his second start June 25 at Belmont Park in the $100,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes.

  • Weekend Hideaway holds on in the Commentator Stakes

    Weekend Hideaway Repeats in Commentator

    On Belmont Park's Big Apple Showcase Day card featuring six stakes for New York-breds worth $900,000, Empire State stalwart Weekend Hideaway held on to win his second consecutive $200,000 Commentator Stakes by a nose over Diversify. 

  • Tommy Macho wins the Hal's Hope

    Tommy Macho Overcomes Trip to Win Hal's Hope

    Paul Pompa Jr. and J Stables' Tommy Macho didn't have the easiest trip in the $150,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14, but that didn't stop him from powering down the stretch to win by 5 3/4 lengths like nothing happened. 

  • Royal Posse wins the 2016 Claiming Crown Jewel

    Royal Posse Defends Title in Claiming Crown

    Royal Posse had to work hard for it this time, but the 5-year old gelding came away with another victory in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel, the centerpiece of a nine-race $1 million Claiming Crown card on the Dec. 3 card.

  • Luis Saez

    Saez Serving Suspension After Appeal

    Jockey Luis Saez has begun serving a five-day suspension instead of continuing a legal tussle with New York racing regulators over an alleged "careless riding" incident this summer at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Jockey Luis Saez

    NYGC Rejects Recommendation on Saez Appeal

    The New York Gaming Commission's board Nov. 1 rejected a hearing officer's recommendation to drop a suspension order against Thoroughbred jockey Luis Saez for a "careless riding" incident and demanded a new examination into the matter.

  • Engaginglee comes running late to win the Locust Grove

    Engaginglee Rallies to Win Locust Grove

    After racing near the back of the field of six fillies and mares early, Engaginglee rallied four wide in the stretch to earn a narrow victory in the $100,000 Locust Grove Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 17 on a muddy track at Churchill Downs.

  • Paola Queen upsets the Test at Saratoga

    Paola Queen Shocks Rivals in Test Stakes

    Switching to an off-the-pace running style paid big dividends for Paola Queen Aug. 6 as she rallied in the center of the track to score a 55-1 upset win in the $500,000 Test Stakes (gr. I) Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Go Maggie Go leads the way to victory in the Gulfstream Park Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-hHnBWcp">Order This Photo</a>

    Go Maggie Go Gallops in Oaks

    Mike Tarp's homebred Go Maggie Go (by Ghostzapper) making just her second career start, tops Paola Queen and odds-on favorite Off the Tracks in the 50th running of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II).

  • Stacked Deck wins the Bold Venture Stakes.

    Stacked Deck Holds in Bold Venture

    Stacked Deck held off 2014 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) winner Calgary Cat with a determined drive and claimed his first graded score Sept. 13, winning this year's edition of the $150,000 test at Woodbine.

  • Lubash won the West Point Stakes for a second time Aug. 28.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-S52cNdb">Order This Photo</a>

    Lubash Takes West Point for Second Time

    Still going strong at age 8, Aliyu Ben J Stables' homebred Lubash won the $150,000 West Point Stakes for a second time Aug. 28, scoring by a length from King Kreesa at Saratoga Race Course.

  • 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.

  • Ready For Rye leads all the way to take the Swale.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-8df6Bqz">Order This Photo</a>

    Ready for Rye Upsets Daredevil in Swale

    Ready for Rye became Tom Albertrani's third winner on the day when he upset favored Daredevil by 2 3/4 lengths in the seven-furlong Swale Stakes (gr. II) March 7 at Gulfstream. The trainer entered the card 0-for-60.

  • Itsaknockout (right) finishes second to Upstart in the Fountain of Youth, but is awarded the win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-5k6H4RJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Upstart DQ'd in FOY, Itsaknockout Wins

    Upstart was disqualified after crossing the wire first in the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 21 at Gulfstream Park, with 5-1 Itsaknockout elevated from second to his first graded win.

  • Ekati's Phaeton holds off Birdatthewire (outside) and Eskenformoney to win the Davona Dale.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-xNHMgbW">Order This Photo</a>

    Longshot Ekati's Phaeton Wires Davona Dale

    Ekati's Phaeton, a 25-1 shot, went wire-to-wire to win the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 21 at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Tale of Ekati covered the one-turn mile in 1:37.66.

  • Manchurian High gets going late to win the Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-4hvmLm6">Order This Photo</a>

    Manchurian High Wins Sunshine Millions Turf

    Late-running Manchurian High swept to the lead on the far outside at the top of the stretch and kept going, pulling away to an authoritative win in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Turf on Saturday Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Ekati's Phaeton holds off R Sassy Lass to win the Old Hat.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Rkd3q25">Order This Photo</a>

    Ekati's Phaeton Wins First Stakes in Old Hat

    Ekati's Phaeton wouldn't be denied in her bid for a first stakes victory, holding off R Sassy Lass through the stretch to take the $100,000 Old Hat (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park by a half length Jan. 3.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Normalcy Returns with Gulfstream Set to Open

    There will be a sense of normalcy, with no neighborhood competition from Calder Casino & Race Course, and a scent of some still-fresh paint Dec. 6 when Gulfstream Park opens its 2014-15 "Championship Meet."

  • East Hall leaves Wildcat Red behind in the Millions Classic Preview.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-zS2Xk2P">Order This Photo</a>

    East Hall Tops Wildcat Red at Gulfstream West

    Improving East Hall turned the tables on nemesis Wildcat Red when he came from off the pace to score in the $100,000 Millions Classic Preview Nov. 8 at Gulfstream Park West, the featured event on a seven-stakes card.

  • Ackeret Scores for Freshman Sire Mach Ride

    Ackeret became the first winner for freshman sire Mach Ride when he rallied from fifth to score a three-length victory in his career debut in a 6 1/2-furlong maiden claiming race Oct. 9 at Belmont Park.

  • Somali Lemonade comes home strong to win the Diana Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-dWcvRTG">Order This Photo</a>

    Somali Lemonade Squeezes Out Diana Upset

    Somali Lemonade surged to the lead in deep stretch and just held off multiple grade I winner Stephanie's Kitten to win the $500,000 TVG Diana Stakes (gr. IT) July 19 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Wildcat Red cruises to victory in the Quality Road Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-zt2MSMm">Order This Photo</a>

    Wildcat Red to Haskell After Quality Road Win

    Any questions about Wildcat Red's future that may have been raised by his troubled 18th in the Kentucky Derby were emphatically dismissed June 28 at Gulfstream when he rolled to victory by 10 1/4 lengths in the Quality Road.

  • Wildcat Red breezes June 22 at Gulfstream Park.

    Wildcat Red Breezes, All Set for Next Start

    Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Wildcat Red tuned up for a scheduled start in the upcoming Quality Road Stakes at Gulfstream Park with a five-furlong workout under jockey Edgard Zayas the morning of June 22.

  • Somali Lemonade takes the Gallorette Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-bKR8Tzn">Order This Photo</a>

    Somali Lemonade Holds for Gallorette Win

    Somali Lemonade had never been to Pimlico Race Course before, but on the track's biggest day in front of a Preakness Day throng, the 5-year-old mare galloped to victory in the $150,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Wildcat Red <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-PgLqKFN">Order This Photo</a>

    Venezuela Has Derby Hope in Wildcat Red

    Something deserved by Garoffalo's family is the chance at watching a Derby run in person. But after decades spent in the industry in Venezuela, Jose Garoffalo Sr. will watch from home while his son chases history.