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  • Prize Exhibit wins the 2017 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita

    Headstrong Prize Exhibit Takes on Buena Vista

    Prize Exhibit has three graded victories during her 31-race career, including her last start in the Megahertz (G3T) Jan. 16 at Santa Anita Park, but the complicated 5-year-old Showcasing mare often has, well, complications.

  • Rags to Riches would win five grade I races in her 3-year-old championship season including the Kentucky Oaks (pictured) and Belmont Stakes.

    Look Back: Rags to Riches Arrives in Las Virgenes

    When a filly costs $1.9 million as a yearling, expectations run high. Yet Rags to Riches soared beyond those initial hopes by vaulting out of a maiden victory straight into the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) Feb. 10 at Santa Anita Park.

  • No Problem holds off Alright Alright to win the Bob Hope.

    No Problem Prevails in Bob Hope Thriller

    Stalking No Problem grabbed the lead in deep stretch and held even-money favorite Alright Alright at bay in the final strides to win the $100,000 Bob Hope (gr. III) in his stakes debut at Nov. 15 at Del Mar.

  • Authenticity

    Authenticity in Comfort Zone at Santa Anita

    While most of the New York-based horses for the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) are traveling to California Oct. 28, Authenticity has been at Santa Anita since running second in the Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) a month earlier.

  • Stay Thirsty

    Decisive Moment, 'Thirsty Drill at Churchill

    Stay Thirsty and Decisive Moment, 3-year-old colts pointed toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), turned in strong workouts at Churchill Downs April 17 in their first efforts of the spring over the track.

  • Cowboy Cal (right) holds off Informed to capture the San Pasqual 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%3D7378578%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Cowboy Cal Spurred to San Pasqual Win

    Front-running Cowboy Cal, one of the few horses that Robert and Janice McNair kept after they sold Stonerside Stable to Darley last year, nipped 28-1 shot Informed by a nose to win the $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Jan. 10.

  • Todd Pletcher looking for gold at Hollywood Park.

    Pletcher Taking Aim at Rich Hollywood Stakes

    Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher, the national earnings leader with more than $12 million in purses, seeks to pad those figures with an invasion of Hollywood Park for the three richest races of the meet the next two weekends.

  • Fairbanks, with Richard Migliore up, wins the Tokyo City Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.<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%3D949150%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Fairbanks Ices Foes in Tokyo City Handicap

    Able to avoid the stumbling start that cost him any chance in his most recent race, Team Valor's Fairbanks easily toppled his five opponents with a smooth, gate-to-wire triumph by 6 3/4 lengths in Saturday's $107,200 Tokyo City Handicap (gr. III) at Santa Anita.

  • Master Command, with John Velazquez up, wins the Mineshaft Handicap, Saturday at Fair Grounds.

    Master Command Sails in Mineshaft Win

    Odds-on choice Master Command left the tiring Purim approaching the eighth pole and cruised to victory in the $194,000 Mineshaft Handicap, the first of four successive grade III races on the Fair Grounds program Saturday.

  • Ravel and jockey Garrett Gomez win the Sham Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Ravel Shows Composure in Sham Triumph

    Ravel made an auspicious stakes debut in Saturday's $101,500Sham Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds, rallying on the outside of favored Liquidity to register a one-length victory in the 1 1/8-mile event at Santa Anita.

  • Friendly Island puts away Limited Creole en route to victory in the Palos Verdes.

    Friendly Island Sails Home in Palos Verdes

    In his first start since running second in the 2006 TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), Anstu Stables' Friendly Island proved far too good for his three rivals in the $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Nayef gallops brilliantly under the lights in prepartion for Saturday's Dubai World Cup.

    Harlan's Holiday in Superb Dubai Work

    Harlan's Holiday and Nayef, two of the leading contenders for Saturday's $6 million Dubai World Cup, had important works at Nad Al Sheba on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Texas Glitter to End Career in Hong Kong Sprint

    Texas Glitter, a 6-year-old horse who posted the richest victory of his career in the $200,000 Hollywood Turf Express Handicap (gr. III) Friday, will be flown to Hong Kong Tuesday to conclude his career in the Hong Kong Sprint Dec. 15.