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  • Albano

    Haskin: Jones Out to Get Pletcher This Time

    Larry Jones has just about had enough of Todd Pletcher. And if Pocho's Dream Girl had any idea what Pletcher has been doing to her sons, she would be incensed as well.

  • Sahara Sky wins the Metropolitan Handicap.
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    Sahara Sky Nabs Metropolitan 'Cap at Wire

    Sahara Sky, invading from Southern California for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, needed every inch of the long Belmont Park stretch run to catch pacesetting Cross Traffic in a heart-pounding finish to the Metropolitan Handicap.

  • Flat Out is undefeated in four starts at Belmont Park.

    Met Mile: Flat Out Faces Pletcher Pair

    The Met Mile (gr. I) at Belmont Park traditionally has been one of the most prestigious races in the country, and all you have to do is go down this year's list of entries to understand why.

  • Mark Valeski rolls to victory in the Mineshaft Handicap.

    Mark Valeski Overcomes Trouble in Mineshaft

    Brereton Jones' homebred Mark Valeski overcame traffic troubles and ran down a cavalcade of horses in the stretch of the $148,500 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23.

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    Believe You Can Targets New Orleans Ladies

    Believe You Can is likely to make her next appearance in the March 9 New Orleans Ladies Stakes while stablemate Mark Valeski will aim for the Mineshaft Handicap, and other Larry Jones contenders are on the move.

  • Infrattini (left) fights off Mark Valeski to win the Louisiana Handicap.

    Infrattini Continues Streak in Louisiana 'Cap

    Z Thoroughbreds' homebred Infrattini earned his fourth straight victory, accomplished over four different tracks, by outfinishing odds-on choice Mark Valeski in the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap Jan. 19 at Fair Grounds.

  • Mark Valeski and Rosie Napravnik are in command in the Peter Pan.

    Mark Valeski Rewards Jones in Peter Pan

    Following a bullet work May 7, trainer Larry Jones had Mark Valeski ready to go in the Peter Pan. After a stalking trip while wide into the lane he put away pacesetter Right to Vote for his first stakes victory May 12.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute 5/1/2012

    The withdrawal of Mark Valeski, which allows Optimizer to run, Rousing Sermon's work, gallops from Alpha, Went the Day Well, Trinniberg, and Prospective, new arrivals, and more. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

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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.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute 4/30/2012

    Lenny Shulman talks about the final Derby work outs for Creative Cause, Liaison, Daddy Nose Best, Sabercat and Mark Valeski. Daddy Long Legs works today across the Ocean and of course the weather forecast!

  • Mark Valeski working at Churchill Downs 4/30/2012.

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    Jones Non-Committal on Mark Valeski for Derby

    Trainer Larry Jones did not commit to a potential start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) for Brereton C. Jones' homebred Mark Valeski after the colt breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Mark Valeski

    Haskin's Derby Trail: Remember Mark Valeski?

    The Kentucky Derby trail and short memories go hand in hand. Remember when Mark Valeski was the next up-and-coming star, grabbing everyone's attention with his gutsy nose defeat to El Padrino in the Risen Star?

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    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).

  • Bodemeister

    April 22 Kentucky Derby Track Notes

    Here's a round-up of activity at Churchill Downs April 22 surrounding the contenders for the 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Prospective galloped 1 1/2 miles at Churchill Downs on April 19.

    April 19 Kentucky Derby Notes

    A number of contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) continued their preparations April 19 at Churchill Downs.

  • 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.

  • Haskin's Derby Trail: 3/27/2012

    Rosie Napravnik is one race away from hearing the strains of "My Old Kentucky Home" raining down on her again as she parades to the post in the Kentucky Derby.

  • Mark Valeski

    Mark Valeski, 13 Others in Louisiana Derby

    The coupled entry of Mark Valeski and Mr. Bowling was made the 2-1 morning-line favorite in a full field of 14 for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots April 1.

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    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.

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    El Padrino Edges Mark Valeski in Risen Star

    El Padrino, the highly-touted 3-year-old from the barn of Todd Pletcher, proved he was worthy of the hype Feb. 25 at Fair Grounds when he outdueled Mark Valeski by a nose to win the $300,000 Risen Star (gr. II).

  • Shared Property will face El Padrino in the Risen Star.

    El Padrino Heads 11-Horse Field in Risen Star

    El Padrino, who showed himself to be a Triple Crown contender with a sharp allowance win at Gulfstream Park Jan. 29, heads a field of 11 entered for the $300,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Feb. 25.