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  • Board OKs California Horsemen Settlement

    With no discussion, the California Horse Racing Board approved an eleventh-hour settlement between rival horsemen's groups Nov. 17 aimed at heading off a decertification vote of the Thoroughbred Owners of California.

  • Secret Circle pulls away in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.<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%3D9728522%26ref%3Dstory">Order This

    Secret Circle Takes Inaugural BC Juvy Sprint

    The Bob Baffert-trained Secret Circle carried a big lead into the stretch and then held off a rail bid from longshot Shumoos to win the inaugural running of the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 4 at Churchill.

  • Keeneland Sale Posts Large Gains Sept. 17

    Book Three of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale opened with significant improvement in all key indices over 2010 figures, with the gross rising 24%.

  • 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.

  • Cassidy, Ellis Elected to CTT Board

    Trainers Jim Cassidy and Ron Ellis have been elected and Glory Haley re-elected to the board of California Thoroughbred Trainers. Voting was conducted in June to fill three positions on the nine-member CTT board.

  • TOC: Takeout Hike Unpopular But Necessary

    Faced with criticism and a move to decertify it as the official horsemen's organization in California, the Thoroughbred Owners of California held a public forum at Hollywood Park June 25.

  • 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.

  • Lookin At Lucky

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    Lookin At Lucky Scores Another Eclipse Award

    Lookin At Lucky became the first horse since Spectacular Bid to be named champion 2-year-old male and 3-year-old male. The son of Smart Strike won the Preakness (gr. I), IZOD Haskell (gr. I), and two grade II stakes.

  • Indian Firewater (inside) keeps his nose in front of Tweebster in the San Fernando.<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%3D9372245%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bob Gives Baffert San Fernando Milestone

    Indian Firewater refused to give way in the final strides when challenged on the far outside by stablemate Tweebster to give trainer Bob Baffert his fourth victory in the $150,000 San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita Jan. 15.

  • And They're Off: October 20, 2010

    Lenny and Steve discuss who's going where in the Breeders' Cup, John Shirreffs, and the top 10 changes Mike Pegram will make at Del Mar. Plus, an update on Leftlenythelegend, and Zenyatta and T.O.

  • Real Quiet

    Derby Winner Real Quiet Dies

    Real Quiet, who was nosed out of becoming racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, died Sept. 27 in a paddock accident at Michael Jester's Penn Ridge Farm near Harrisburg, Pa.

  • Lookin At Lucky

    Lanni: He Was Lookin' and Got Lucky

    Donato Lanni's is the bloodstock services director for Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. But he's also the person Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert turns to when he searches for future classic winners.

  • Lookin At Lucky comes home strong to win the Preakness 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%3D8959490%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lookin At Lucky Gets Redemption in Preakness

    Lookin At Lucky redeemed himself in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), as he took the lead at the top of the stretch and stubbornly held off pacesetter First Dude and Jackson Bend under new rider Martin Garcia may 15 at Pimlico.

  • Ventana (right) outfights Gato Go Win to win the Potrero Grande 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%3D8874608%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Potrero Grande: Gomez Redeemed With Ventana

    Favored Ventana, ridden by a riled up Garrett Gomez, outfought Gotta Go Win in deep stretch to post an exciting nose victory in the $150,000 Potrero Grande Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita April 3.

  • Lookin At Lucky gets up late to take the Rebel Stakes.

    Lookin At Lucky Starts Year With Rebel Nod

    Favored Lookin at Lucky, trying blinkers and dirt for the first time in his 2010 debut, won the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park when his late bid produced a neck victory over the stubborn Noble's Promise.

  • Lookin At Lucky

    Lookin At Lucky Works, Headed to Oaklawn

    Last year's champion juvenile male, Lookin At Lucky, is on schedule for his first start of the year, the March 13 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, after a workout at Santa Anita March 8.

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    Champion 2YO Male: Lookin At Lucky

    Won grade I Del Mar Futurity, Hollywood Futurity for Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman; most by a head as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Undefeated Lookin At Lucky handled his first try at two turns successfully in the Norfolk Stakes 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%3D8532384%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo.</a>

    Lookin at Lucky Notches Norfolk; BC in Sight

    Undefeated Lookin At Lucky handled his first try at two turns successfully in the $300,000 Norfolk Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 4, allowing Bob Baffert to look forward to the Nov. 7 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Silverbulletday

    2009 Hall of Fame: Bullet Train

    Three-million dollars in earnings, two Eclipse Awards, Breeders' Cup and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) wins, and 12 years later, the champagne runner named after a light beer will enter the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame along with her trainer Aug. 14.

  • Bob Baffert's 2-year-old Lookin At Lucky jumped into graded company with his win in the Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar.<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%3D8394715%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lookin at Lucky Lives Up to Best Pal Billing

    Favored Lookin at Lucky, in the familiar Mike Pegram silks for trainer Bob Baffert, jumped into graded company with a three-quarters of a length win in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar Aug. 9.

  • Mike Pegram

    Pegram Honored by Gregson Foundation

    Mike Pegram is quick with a joke when his horses win, but the owner said he felt very humbled when the Southern California racing industry turned out to honor him and his wife, Mary Ellen.

  • The Edwin Gregson Foundation will honor Mike Pegram at a dinner on March 13.

    Gregson Foundation to Honor Mike Pegram

    Thoroughbred owner Mike Pegram will be honored at a dinner presented by the Edwin Gregson Foundation, which helps provide college scholarships to the children of backstretch workers.

  • Midnight Lute wins BC Sprint.<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%3D2633454%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Midnight Lute: Sprinter

    Nominated as one of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's moments of the year, Midnight Lute's TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) feat cemented him as the obvious choice for an Eclipse Award as champion of his division.

  • Santa Anita Park opens Dec. 26.

    Santa Anita Begins With Malibu

    James Barry's Divine Park looks to make it a perfect 4-for-4 in his young career, but will have overcome post 14 and defeat a full field of challengers in the $250,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) Dec. 26 on opening day at Santa Anita Park.

  • Pussycat Doll and Garrett Gomez win the Santa Monica Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Pussycat Doll Purrs in Santa Monica Comeback

    Even-money choice Pussycat Doll, returning from a layoff of nearly nine months, proved anything but vulnerable with her third grade I win in the $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap at Santa Anita Sunday.

  • Midnight Lute plays winning tune in Keeneland's Perryville Stakes.<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%3D598255%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Baffert's Midnight Lute Dominates Perryville S.

    Midnight Lute, a recent arrival from California trained by Bob Baffert, drew off by 4 3/4 lengths in winning the $200,000 Perryville Stakes (presented by Budweiser Select) (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Keeneland Friday.