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  • 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern returns in the Churchill Downs Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Classic/i-FDMBHrL">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayern Returns in Churchill Downs Stakes

    Kaleem Shah's Bayern, last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner, will make his 4-year-old debut in the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) undercard May 2.

  • Dortmund works April 25 at Santa Anita Park for the Kentucky Derby.

    Dortmund Runs Easy in Final Derby Drill

    Kaleem Shah's Dortmund recorded his final timed workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), covering six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 April 25 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Dortmund worked five furlongs in :58 4/5.

    Dortmund Records Bullet Work at Santa Anita

    Kaleem Shah's Dortmund breezed five furlongs in a bullet :58 4/5 April 18 at Santa Anita Park in his second-to-last timed workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Dortmund cruises to victory in the Santa Anita Derby.

    Dortmund Unrelenting in Santa Anita Derby

    There might as well have been a stop sign on the hindquarters of Kaleem Shah's Dortmund April 4, because no colt was going to pass the massive son of Big Brown in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • Sky Kingdom and Martin Garcia capture the Tokyo City Cup Stakes.

    Sky Kingdom Wins Second Tokyo City Cup

    Westrock Stables' Sky Kingdom continued to show his affinity for the 1 1/2-mile distance March 28 with an impressive victory in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.

  • American Pharoah

    American Pharoah Shows Readiness for Rebel

    American Pharoah may be more than ready to make his 3-year-old debut. The Zayat Stables-owned son of Pioneerof the Nile worked an eye-catching seven furlongs in 1:23 4/5 Feb. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Callback finishes strong to win the Las Virgenes Stakes.

    Callback Rings Up Victory in Las Virgenes

    Stretching out for the first time, Callback became a grade I winner Jan. 31 when she took the field gate to wire to win the $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita Park for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Hoppertunity rolls to victory in the San Pasqual Stakes.

    Hoppertunity Continues Rise in San Pasqual

    This time last year, Hoppertunity still had 20 days to go before breaking his maiden. On Jan. 10, the colt who became a grade I winner at the end of the season continued his rise with a solid San Pasqual (gr. II) score.

  • Bayern<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-spvQZCq">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayern Turns in Bullet Move at Santa Anita

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern, a leading contender for Horse of the Year and male 3-year-old honors for 2014, worked four furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track the morning of Dec. 19 in a bullet :46 1/5.

  • Hoppertunity delivers the win in the Clark Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-jpLsZw7">Order This Photo</a>

    Hoppertunity Gets Churchill Score in Clark

    Hoppertunity made the most of his chance to finally run at Churchill Downs, grinding out his greatest career victory Nov. 28 in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I).

  • The start of the Breeders' Cup Classic.
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    Santa Anita Steward Explains Classic Ruling

    Reacting to strong criticism, California racing steward Scott Chaney, explained the decision to allow the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) win Nov. 1 by Bayern to stand in spite of obvious interference at the start.

  • BC 2014: Classic Press Conference

    Comments from the connections of 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern, including trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia.

  • BC 2014: Classic Press Conference

    Comments from the connections of 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern, including trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia.

  • Bayern (right) gets the Breeders' Cup Classic win over Toast of New York (middle) and California Chrome.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Classic/i-CTNgkCT/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayern Wins Breeders' Cup Classic Slugfest

    Bayern mugged Shared Belief shortly after the start of the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and got away with it, outlasting Toast of New York and California Chrome in a thrilling stretch duel Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.

  • Jojo Warrior wins the Torrey Pine Stakes.

    Jo Jo Warrior Helps Zayat Celebrate Birthday

    Owner Ahmed Zayat celebrated his 52nd birthday in style Aug. 31 when even-money choice Jojo Warrior led them start to finish to take the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (gr. III) from Del Mar.

  • Bayern wins the Haskell Invitational.

    Bayern Wires Haskell; Favored Untapable 5th

    Kaleem Shah's Bayern ran them off their feet July 27 in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I), taking eight other sophomores gate-to-wire at Monmouth Park while Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable ran fifth.

  • Fed Biz and Martin Garcia dominate the San Diego at Del Mar.

    Fed Biz Sets Track Record in San Diego Romp

    Intent on getting the lead from his far outside post, an aggressive Fed Biz was never challenged while romping to victory in track record time in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 26 at Del Mar.

  • Jojo Warrior and Martin Garcia take the Summertime Oaks.

    Jojo Warrior Gets Jump in Summertime Oaks

    Jojo Warrior, ridden aggressively from the rail by Martin Garcia, was a resounding gate-to-wire winner of the $200,000 Summertime Oaks (gr. II) in her first start over a route of ground June 21 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Can the Man streaks to victory in the Affirmed Stakes.

    Can the Man Wire to Wire in Affirmed Stakes

    Kaleem Shah's favored Can the Man took the early lead and never was seriously threatened en route to a wire-to-wire victory in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Park June 7.

  • Chitu wins the Sunland Derby.

    Chitu Cuts Loose for Sunland Derby Triumph

    Favored Chitu put away stablemate Midnight Hawk in the drive for the wire as trainer Bob Baffert accounted for the first two finishers in the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) March 23 in New Mexico.

  • Streaming takes the Hollywood Starlet Stakes to become a grade I winner in her second start.

    Streaming Surges Clear for Starlet Surprise

    Streaming went from maiden winner to grade I status when she put away Taste Like Candy in the stretch en route to an impressive victory in the $500,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I), held for the final time Dec. 7 at Hollywood Park.

  • Game On Dude
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    Game on Dude Works at Hollywood for Clark

    Eclipse Award hopeful Game On Dude worked a strong four furlongs at Betfair Hollywood Park Nov. 24 and afterward trainer Bob Baffert said he would ship to Churchill Downs Nov. 27 to compete in the Clark Handicap (gr. I).

  • New Year's Day, (inside) and Martin Garcia, run by Havana, (L) to win the 2013 Breeders' Cup Juvenile. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile/33149927_s6DS8h#!i=2878340522&k=2CzrbrM">Order This Phot

    New Year's Day Pops Cork in BC Juvenile

    Gary and Mary West's New Year's Day rallied up the rail to get past favorite Havana and win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park. The winner is trained by Bob Baffert.

  • Game On Dude

    Game On Dude Heads BC Classic Drills

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contenders livened up the worktabs at Santa Anita Park and Churchill Downs Oct. 8, as Game On Dude cruised around his California base and Fort Larned and Will Take Charge drilled in Kentucky.

  • Egg Drop wins the Yellow Ribbon Handicap.

    Egg Drop Holds On to Yellow Ribbon Victory

    Egg Drop held on to her first stakes victory when she nipped Appealing by a head in the $150,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf Sept. 2 at Del Mar, then survived a long stewards' inquiry into the final stages.

  • Game On Dude and Martin Garcia were all alone at the finish of the Pacific Classic.

    Game On Dude Spectacular in Pacific Classic

    Overcoming concerns about the Del Mar Polytrack, Game On Dude demolished the field by a record 8 1/2 lengths in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) in the most dominant performance of his career Aug. 25.

  • Fed Biz comes home strong to win the Pat O'Brien Stakes.

    Fed Biz Blazes to Track Record in Pat O'Brien

    Fed Biz, flying through the homestretch, caught tiring favorite Goldencents late to win the Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) in track-record time at Del Mar Aug. 25, giving trainer Bob Baffert his fifth win in a row in the race.

  • Martin Garcia will ride 5-2 morning-line favorite Game On Dude in the Pacific Classic.

    Martin Garcia Inherits Mount on Game On Dude

    Martin Garcia was slated to ride Liaison in the Aug. 25 TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar, but inherited a bigger assignment when jockey Joel Rosario fractured his foot in an Aug. 23 racing accident at Saratoga.

  • Departing at Pimlico<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2516160248&k=Qck7zw9">Order This Photo</a>

    Looking at Fresh Contenders in the Preakness

    From a field of 19 for the Kentucky Derby, the runners now number nine for the Preakness. This year Departing, Titletown Five, and Govenor Charlie opted to forego the Run for the Roses to chase black-eyed Susans instead.

  • Liaison wins the Santana Mile.

    Liaison Shows His Fire in Santa Anita Return

    Idle since he was well beaten in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 25, Liaison came back running in the $71,500 Santana Mile March 31, defeating favored Midnight Transfer by a half-length at Santa Anita Park.

  • Govenor Charlie wins the Sunland Derby.

    Govenor Charlie Charges to Sunland Derby Win

    Fast-developing Govenor Charlie became the latest colt to jump into the Triple Crown fray when the Bob Baffert trainee dominated eight 3-year-old opponents in winning the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) March 24.

  • Sky Kingdom leaves the others behind in the Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita.

    Sky Kingdom Reigns Supreme in Tokyo City Cup

    Sky Kingdom, on the comeback trail for trainer Bob Baffert, spurted away from challenger Oilisblackgold in the stretch to easily record his first stakes victory in the marathon Tokyo City Cup (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Paynter

    Paynter Progresses with Half-Mile Work

    Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter turned in his second work since making a comeback from severe illness and the subsequent surgery he underwent last year, breezing four furlongs in :50 1/5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Coil overtakes Ultimate Eagle to win the San Pasqual Stakes by a head.

    Coil Goes Out on Top in San Pasqual Thriller

    In his final start before retiring to stud in California, grade I winner Coil outlasted Ultimate Eagle by a head after a terrific stretch duel in the $150,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 5 at Santa Anita Park

  • Doinghardtimeagain wins the Soviet Problem Stakes.

    Doinghardtimeagain Solves Soviet Problem

    A fast pace worked perfectly for Doinghardtimeagain, who swept past the leaders to register a 2 1/4-length victory in the inaugural running of the $196,000 Soviet Problem Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park Dec. 9.

  • Lady of Fifty dominates the Bayakoa Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Lady of Fifty Shows Her Ability in Bayakoa

    Lady of Fifty charged down the outside to sweep past the leaders in the stretch, registering her first graded stakes win in the $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) Dec. 8 at Betfair Hollywood Park.