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  • Zipessa wins Dr. James Penny Memorial at Parx Racing

    Zipessa Zips Clear in Penny Memorial

    Empyrean Stables' Zipessa broke through the graded ranks July 4 at Parx Racing, obtaining the lead early and maintaining it late in the $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Her Emmynency (inside) takes the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup over Miss Temple City.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-rMxhMjq">Order This Photo</a>

    Her Emmynency Upsets QEII for Grade I Score

    Twice a runner-up in previous grade I races, Her Emmynency would not be denied on Saturday, Oct. 10 as she held off Miss Temple City in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) Presented by Lane's End at Keeneland.

  • Inside the October 10, 2015 Issue

    Gold Standard: Tonalist repeats in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and more in the October 10, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.

  • Pinnacle Peak

    Pinnacle Peak Ships to Monmouth for Sapling

    After rolling to a 10-length victory in the Prairie Meadows Juvenile Mile Stakes Aug. 7, Mark Breen's Pinnacle Peak will try for a second straight stakes win Sunday, Sept. 6 in the $100,000 Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park.

  • Ageless won the 2014 Royal North by a half length.

    Ageless Aims to Repeat in Royal North Stakes

    Lael Stables' Ageless will try to win the $150,000 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) for a second straight year when she starts from the outside in the expected field of seven fillies and mares Sunday, July 26 at Woodbine.

  • Willcox Inn faces 8 in the Hagyard Fayette Stakes.

    New Millionaire Willcox Inn to Target Fayette

    New millionaire Willcox Inn will try to score a victory in his second start at the current Keeneland fall meet when he faces an expected field of eight other starters in the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 26.

  • Mister Marti Gras won the 2011 Washington Park Handicap.

    Washington Park Next Mister Marti Gras Party

    Two-time grade III winner Mister Marti Gras will try for a second straight stakes score when he faces an expected five other older horses in the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 31 at Arlington Park.

  • Upperline wins the Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes.

    Upperline Bows Out With Game Dowager Triumph

    In the final start of her career, multiple graded stakes winner Upperline outfought Ciao Bella in the homestretch to prevail in the $125,000 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes Oct. 21 on the Keeneland turf.

  • Hammers Terror and Lori Keith take the Mystic Lake Derby at Canterbury Park.

    Hammers Terror Nails First Mystic Lake Derby

    Hammers Terror won the inaugural running of the $161,250 Mystic Lake Derby at Canterbury Park July 28 in front-running fashion, surviving a lengthy inquiry into the final stages of the one-mile turf event.

  • Willcox Inn dominates the Hawthorne Derby.

    Willcox Inn Shakes Loose in Hawthorne Derby

    Heavy choice Willcox Inn cut the final corner expertly for jockey Robby Albarado and sprinted away from his rivals in the stretch to win the $200,000 Hawthorne Derby Sponsored by TVG (gr. IIIT) by 4 1/2 lengths Oct. 15.

  • Willcox Inn carries 122 pounds in the Hawthorne Derby.

    Willcox Inn Tops Field in Hawthorne Derby

    Proven over the Arlington Park turf course this year, grade II winner Willcox Inn switches Illinois venues to Hawthorne Racecourse for the first time in the $200,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) Sponsored by TVG Oct. 15.

  • Willcox Inn dominates the American Derby at Arlington Park.

    Stidham Repeats at Arlington With Willcox Inn

    Favored Willcox Inn's romp in the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIT) on the Arlington Park turf July 9 will give trainer Michael Stidham a shot at sweeping the track's Mid-America Triple for the second year in a row.

  • Willcox Inn streaks home in the Arlington Classic.

    Willcox Inn Victorious in Arlington Classic

    Before May 28, Willcox Inn was best known as a horse whose lone win came against Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom. But in scoring the Arlington Classic, the son of Harlan's Holiday is beginning to write his own legacy.

  • Gran Estreno

    Stidham Pair Looks Tough in FG Handicap

    The top three finishers of the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) including the winner, Gran Estreno, will face off once again in the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 19.

  • Workin for Hops cruises in the American Derby at Arlington.

    Workin for Hops Uncorks American Derby Win

    Favored Workin for Hops captured the second leg of the Mid-America Triple and became a likely contender for the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) next month when he dominated the field in the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIT).

  • Workin for Hops will try for his first graded stakes win in the American Derby.

    Workin for Hops Jumps Into American Derby

    Workin for Hops, second to Paddy O'Prado in last month's Colonial Turf Cup (gr. IIT), aims for his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIT) on the Million Preview program at Arlington Park July 17.

  • Upperline takes control of the Arlington Oaks under E.T. Baird.

    Upperline Hooks a Win in Arlington Oaks

    Freshened since a fifth-place finish in the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland three months ago, Upperline drew away to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Arlington Oaks (gr. III) July 3.

  • Comedero Wins Red Legend With Style

    Comedero broke on the lead and was never challenged in winning the $400,000 Red Legend Stakes as the 1-5 favorite at Charles Town Races & Slots on the night of June 19.

  • Tizaqueena leads all the way in the Arlington Matron.

    Tizaqueena Rules in Arlington Matron

    Front-running favorite Tizaqueena, craftily ridden by E.T. Baird, drew away in the stretch and held sway for a two-length victory in the $150,000 Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III) May 29 at Arlington Park.

  • Gran Estreno returns to his favorite track for the Hanshin Cup Stakes.

    Gran Estreno Heads Lineup for Hanshin Cup

    Gran Estreno, a former claimer who registered his first graded stakes victory at Arlington Park last summer to cap a six-race winning streak, returns to his favorite track for the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Stakes (gr. III) May 29.

  • Setsuko takes on 10 in the American Turf.

    Setsuko Set to Go in American Turf

    Setsuko, whose runner-up effort in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) didn't earn him enough in graded stakes company to make the May 1 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), instead will contest the American Turf Stakes at CD April 30.

  • Gran Estreno fights for victory in the Washington Park Handicap.

    Super Claim Gran Estreno Wins Washington Park

    Gran Estreno, claimed twice for $20,000 this year, earned a starting berth in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) when he led all the way to win the $200,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Sept.5.

  • Tizaqueena headlines a field of eight fillies and mares in the Locust Grove Handicap.<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%3D8063284%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tizaqueena Dangerous in Locust Grove

    Darley Stable's Tizaqueena will try to bounce back off a third-place finish in the Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT), a defeat that broke a string of four consecutive scores, as she headlines a field of eight fillies and mares in the $100,000 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf July 5.

  • Tizaqueena holds off Dawn After Dawn for victory in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile.<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%3D8063284%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tizaqueena Holds Up in Distaff Turf Mile

    Darley Stable's Tizaqueena, chased by a wall of horses during a contentious stretch drive, was up to the challenge under Jamie Theriot, hanging on for a three-quarters length victory in the $238,600 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (gr. IIT) May 2 at Churchill Downs.

  • Arbuckle Bandit Robs Storm Treasure at Wire

    Arbuckle Bandit, ridden by Brice Blanc, unleashed a furious stretch rally while six or seven wide to win a remarkable four-horse photo finish in Saturday's $169,800 Commonwealth Turf for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

  • Sutra surpises with Frizette win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D599479%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Surprising Sutra Sews Up Frizette

    Oak Crest Farm's homebred Sutra took advantage of a hot pace to tally a rail-skimming victory under jockey Mike Luzzi in Saturday's $400,000 Frizette (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.

  • Whimsy Wallops Cee's Irish in Iowa Oaks

    Pin Oak Stable's Whimsy used a ground-saving trip to stay close to the leaders, then angled out at the head of the stretch before pulling away for a 2 3/4-length victory over prohibitive favorite Cee's Irish in Friday night's $122,500 Iowa Oaks (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows.

  • Three Hour Nap, Culinary Win Juvenile Stakes

    Locally based runners bettered the shippers in a pair of grade III stakes for 2-year-olds on the closing day program at Arlington Park Sunday as Three Hour Nap won the $200,000 Arlington-Washington Breeders' Cup Futurity and Culinary captured top honors in the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie.

  • Native Annie, There Goes Rocket Win Texas Stakes

    Robert McNair's Native Annie and Frank Fletcher's There Goes Rocket won divisions of the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds to close out the 2003 season at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • Belterra Tops Doubledogdare Field

    The $100,000-added Doubledogdare, named for the first winner of Keeneland's Spinster Stakes, drew a field of six stakes-winning fillies and mares. However, as post time approached, favorite Belterra and Ifyouprefersilver were scratched