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  • 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.

  • Carving gets up late to win the Real Quiet Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park Nov. 10.

    Carving Takes Real Quiet for Bafferts, Miller

    Favored Carving, co-owned by Olympic gold medalist skier Bode Miller, made it back-to-back wins for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert in the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park Nov. 10.

  • Coil and Martin Garcia take the Santa Anita Sprint Championship.

    Coil Spoils Santa Anita Sprint Championship

    Coil earned his first stakes win since last year's Haskell Invitational and earned a spot in the XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with his upset victory in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) Oct. 6.

  • Love and Pride comes home strong to win the Zenyatta.

    Love and Pride Won't Be Denied in Zenyatta

    Love and Pride, good enough to beat champion Royal Delta in her previous start, had little trouble dispatching her rivals in the $250,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I), going gate to wire at Santa Anita Park Sept. 29.

  • Yuichi Fukunaga

    Fukunaga Winding Up His United States Visit

    Yuichi Fukunaga, a leading jockey in Japan, is slated to ride in three races over Del Mar's closing weekend before he returns home. He enjoyed his stay, he said, though mounts were tough to acquire.

  • Drill puts American Act away late to win the Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes.

    Drill Nails American Act for Laz Barrera Win

    Drill remained perfect in three tries at seven furlongs when he rallied between horses in deep stretch to defeat pacesetter American Act by a half-length in the $98,000 Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes (gr. III) May 12.

  • Contested impresses in the Eight Belles.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1828804271&k=SF5c3qR">Order This Photo</a>

    Contested Shows Promise in Eight Belles Romp

    The promising filly Contested disposed of pacesetter Good Deed near mid-stretch and cruised to victory in the $110,000 Eight Belles (gr. III), her stakes debut for trainer Bob Baffert May 4 at Churchill Downs.

  • Princess Arabella wins The Sunland Park Oaks.

    Nearly Deja Vu in the Sunland Park Oaks

    It nearly was for Peachtree Stable and trainer Bob Baffert March 25 when Princess Arabella ran off to win the Sunland Park Oaks at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino by eight lengths while never tested.

  • Eden's Moon finishes strong to win the Las Virgenes Stakes.

    Eden's Moon Shines Bright in Las Virgenes

    Eden's Moon took a major step toward the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when she drew away from 6-5 favorite Reneesgotzip in the homestretch to take the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) in her stakes debut March 3 at Santa Anita.

  • The Factor cannot be caught in the San Carlos.

    The Factor Refuses to Fold in San Carlos

    The Factor, making his seasonal debut in the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 25, started his 2012 campaign the same way he finished up last year, winning at seven furlongs on Santa Anita's main track.

  • Drill wins the San Vicente Stakes.

    Drill Digs Deep in San Vicente Stakes Duel

    Rebounding from four consecutive disappointing efforts, Drill won the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) by a desperate nose over a determined American Act Feb. 19 at Santa Anita. Creative Cause finished third at 1-2 odds.

  • Ellafitz repels all challenges to win the Santa Maria.

    Ellafitz Keeps Fighting to Win Santa Maria

    Front-running Ellafitz demonstrated her gritty determination when she turned back several challenges to capture Santa Anita's $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 18.

  • The Factor
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    Baffert Happy With The Factor's Outside Post

    With The Factor giving way badly after setting a hot pace from the rail in his past two starts, trainer Bob Baffert was feeling better after his grade I winner drew the far outside post for the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I).

  • Ellafitz in the Byakoa Handicap.

    Ellafitz Leaves Her Bayakoa Rivals Behind

    Ellafitz, allowed to go it alone on a lackadaisical pace, proved too much to handle in the stretch as she scored her first stakes victory in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) by 3 1/4 lengths at Hollywood Park Dec. 4.

  • Up In Time and Martin Garcia take the Harold C. Ramser Sr. Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Up In Time Surges to Ramser Triumph

    Up In Time picked up her second graded stakes win this year when she surged past Celestial Kitten in the final furlong to win the $100,000 Harold C. Ramser Sr. (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Santa Anita Oct. 16.

  • Jeranimo outfinishes Mr. Commons to win the Oak Tree Mile at Santa Anita.

    Jeranimo Gets Jump in Oak Tree Mile Victory

    Always close to the leaders, Jeranimo got the jump on Mr. Commons and proved to be too much for the 4-5 favorite to handle, winning the $150,000 Oak Tree Mile (gr. IIT) in brisk fashion at Santa Anita Oct. 8.

  • The Factor wins the Pat O'Brien Stakes

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    The Factor Makes Huge Impact in Pat O'Brien

    The Factor, knocked off the Triple Crown trail by an ankle injury more than four months ago, outfought crack sprinter Smiling Tiger and drew off in the stretch to win the $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar.

  • Coil wins the Haskell Invitational.

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    Coil Unwinds Knockout Punch in Haskell

    A forced change of tactics helped Coil capture the the $1 million Resorts Casino Hotel Haskell Invitational (gr. I) in a spirited stretch duel with favored Shackleford at Monmouth Park July 31.

  • Irish Gypsy (right) holds off Ultra Blend to win the A Gleam.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9599667%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Irish Gypsy Gets A Gleam Victory by an Inch

    Front-running Irish Gypsy, all-out under urging from Martin Garcia, got to the wire in the $200,000 A Gleam Handicap (gr. II) by an official nose over favored Ultra Blend at Hollywood Park July 16.

  • First Dude (left) goes by Game On Dude (right) and Twirling Candy to win the Hollywood Gold Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D

    Baffert's 'Dudes' Abide in 1-2 Gold Cup Show

    Two dudes from trainer Bob Baffert's barn proved better than heavy favorite Twirling Candy in the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) when First Dude came from off the pace to defeat Game On Dude by a nose July 9.

  • Coil comes home in front to capture the Affirmed Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9561791%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Coil Springs Forward With Affirmed Victory

    Coil appears to be the latest top-notch 3-year-old in the barn of trainer Bob Baffert after the son of Point Given passed his initial route test in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park June 11.

  • Liberian Freighter wins the 2011 Inglewood Handicap.

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    Inglewood Latest Haul for Liberian Freighter

    Liberian Freighter dictated the pace and once again proved too tough to pass in the lane, posting a half-length win in the $98,000 Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT), the Easter Day feature over the Hollywood Park turf April 24.

  • Liberian Freighter leads all the way, to take the Arcadia.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9484138%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Liberian Freighter Steams to Arcadia Victory

    Liberian Freighter made everyone wait, but once he got out of the starting gate he never looked back, leading all the way to win the $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) by a half-length at Santa Anita April 9.

  • Plum Pretty in the Sunland Park Oaks.

    Plum Pretty Squishes Sunland Oaks Foes by 25

    Plum Pretty, shipping from Southern California for trainer Bob Baffert, humbled five rivals by a Rachel Alexandra-like 25 lengths as the 1-20 favorite in the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks in New Mexico March 27.

  • The Factor dominates the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn.

    The Factor Sounds Rebel Yell

    Add The Factor to this year's list of serious contenders on the Triple Crown trail. The brilliant colt, trained by Bob Baffert, proved his ability to get a route of ground with a crushing win in the Rebel Stakes March 19.

  • Misremembered in the 2011 Santana Mile Stakes.

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    Misremembered Shows No Rust in Santana

    Making his first start since winning last year's Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Misremembered showed little sign of rust in capturing the $80,200 Santana Mile Stakes by three lengths at Santa Anita March 6.

  • The Factor in the 2011 San Vicente Stakes.

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    The Factor Dazzles Again in San Vicente

    Odds-on The Factor showed his speedy reputation is no hype when he turned back a good group of 3-year-olds in winning the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) by three-quarters of a length at Santa Anita Feb. 20

  • Always a Princess

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    'Princess Delivers Royal Romp in La Canada

    Always a Princess reprised her front-running victory over champion Blind Luck last month when she kicked away at the head of the stretch and scored a convincing 3 1/4-length win in the $147,000 La Canada Stakes Feb. 13.

  • Calvin Borel

    Borel, Castellano Fined for Post-Race Mayhem

    Jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano were fined for their post-rate fight in the winner's circle following the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. III) and Castellano was additionally handed a six-day suspension.

  • Calvin Borel is restrained after the Marathon.

    Fighting Jockeys Meet With Kentucky Stewards

    Kentucky racing stewards conducted a hearing Nov. 6 with the three jockeys involved in a nearly disastrous bumping incident in the homestretch and an ensuing brawl following the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. III).

  • Lookin At Lucky and Martin Garcia splash to victory in the Indiana Derby.

    Lookin At Lucky Warms Up In Indiana Derby

    Lookin At Lucky, buried near the back of the pack on a sloppy track, rallied wide for jockey Martin Garcia to score a popular victory by 1 1/4 lengths in the $510,900 Indiana Derby (gr. II) at Hoosier Park Oct. 2.

  • Concord Point leads all the way in the West Virginia Derby.

    West Virginia Derby Is All Concord Point

    Kaleem Shah's Concord Point continued his rise up the 3-year-old ranks with a wire-to-wire victory in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 7.

  • Lookin' At Lucky romped to an impressive victory in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9124899%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Haskell No Hassle for Lookin At Lucky

    Preakness (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky put away Derby winner Super Saver at the top of the stretch and annihilated the field in the IZOD Haskell Invitational Aug. 1 at Monmouth Park.

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    Lookin At Lucky On Track for Haskell

    Trainer Bob Baffert was less than enthused about the Del Mar track condition as Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky worked six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 over the Polytrack in the mist on the morning of July 21.