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  • Luck of the Kitten is scheduled to make his seasonal debut in the Transylvania.

    'Kitten' Among 7 for Redrawn Transylvania

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Luck of the Kitten, runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) last fall, heads a field of seven 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 Transylvania (gr. IIIT) April 15 at Keeneland.

  • Arkansas Derby winner American Pharoah

    Top Three Exit Arkansas Derby in Good Order

    The top three finishers from the April 11 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park, including runaway winner American Pharoah, emerged from the 1 1/8-mile race in good order, their connections said April 12.

  • Rainha Da Bateria will carry the highweight of 121 pounds in the Santa Ysabel Stakes.

    Rainha Da Bateria Tops Santa Ysabel Cast

    Three Chimneys Farm's Rainha Da Bateria will enter the Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) as the only 3-year-old graded stakes winner in the field of nine, but will lose Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith for the 1 1/16-mile test.

  • Far Right wins the Southwest Stakes.

    Far Right Rallies to Capture Sloppy Southwest

    With a sharp move to the rail by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Far Right claimed the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park Feb. 22. He had previously won the Smarty Jones Stakes at the Arkansas track.

  • Shared Belief and Mike Smith roll to victory in the San Antonio Invitational Stakes.

    Shared Belief Finds Redemption in San Antonio

    The showdown everyone wanted to see produced a clear verdict for Shared Belief over reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome in the $500,000 San Antonio Invitational Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Gary Stevens

    Idaho Legislature to Honor Jockey Stevens

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, a native of Caldwell, Idaho, will be honored by the Idaho legislature next Monday, Feb. 9. He will be accompanied to the ceremony by another Hall of Fame rider, Mike Smith.

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    Stall Targets Silverbulletday for Top Decile

    Two half-length losses from arguably being a champion, Top Decile has zeroed in on the listed $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots as her sophomore debut for trainer Al Stall Jr.

  • Conquest Typhoon wins the B. DeMille Stakes.

    Conquest Typhoon Last to First in DeMille

    Conquest Typhoon rallied from last and caught Stormy Liberal in the final strides to score as the even money favorite in the $150,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds Nov. 30 at Del Mar.

  • Ol' Fashion Gal rallies for the win in the Jimmy Durante Stakes.

    Ol' Fashion Gal Upsets Jimmy Durante

    Squeezing through a tight opening along the rail in mid-stretch, Ol' Fashion Gal prevailed over favored Rainha Da Bateria to upset the $151,500 Jimmy Durante Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar.

  • Kaigun rolls home to win the Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar.

    Kaigun Storms From Last to Seabiscuit Win

    Not a factor in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) earlier this month, Kaigun was an unstoppable force Nov. 28 after unleashing a mighty run through the Del Mar stretch to win the $250,750 Seabiscuit Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Ocho Ocho Ocho (inside) fights off Mr. Z to win the Delta Downs Jackpot.

    Ocho Ocho Ocho Cashes Jackpot, Now 3-for-3

    Undefeated Ocho Ocho Ocho, one of several Southern California shippers in the field, outfought Mr. Z through the drive to capture the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) by a nose at Delta Downs Racetrack Nov. 22.

  • Haskin's BC Recap: Bayern and the Brouhaha

    Baffert again found himself pleading with higher sources to spare him the pain of defeat when it became apparent Bayern was going to have to dig in like he's never dug in before to hold off the challenges.

  • 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.

  • Mike Smith, is the two-time defending winner of the Bill Shoemaker Award.

    Breeders' Cup to Honor Top Jockey

    The Breeders' Cup will again present the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders' Cup World Championships with the Bill Shoemaker Award based on competition in the 13 races Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Tom's Tribute works on Oct 26 with Mike Smith aboard.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-6wXzPB3">Order This Photo</a>

    Smith Has Calming Influence on Tom's Tribute

    If you watch Mike Smith in the post parade of the upcoming Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, don't be surprised to see him slouched a bit in the saddle, his feet dropped out of the irons.

  • Zenyatta: Champion Mother

    Learn more about Zenyatta's life as a broodmare in this companion piece to "Long Live The Queen," Tracy Gantz's Breeders' Cup longform at www.BloodHorse.com/Zenyatta. This video was produced in the weeks before the passing of 'Z Princess,' Zenyatta's weanling filly. Our condolences go out to her connections.

  • Hootenanny
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    Ward Sends Talented Duo to Juvenile Turf

    Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders' Cup win.

  • Beholder

    Beholder Posts Breeders' Cup Distaff Work

    Working under a fog so thick her trainer couldn't even see it, two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder went five furlongs in company the morning of Oct. 12 in 1:02 1/5 under regular rider Mike Smith at Santa Anita Park.

  • No Nay Never leads them home in the Woodford Stakes.

    No Nay Never Returns With Woodford Win

    A long layoff proved no problem for the talented No Nay Never, who scored a front-running victory in the $150,000 Woodford Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4 at Keeneland.

  • Victor Espinoza

    Espinoza Suspended for Awesome Again Ride

    Santa Anita Park stewards handed jockey Victor Espinoza a seven-day suspension Sept. 28 for his tactics in the handling of Sky Kingdom in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) the preceding day.

  • Shared Belief overtakes Fed Biz late to win the Awesome Again.

    Shared Belief Goes Overland in Awesome Again

    Stuck wide every step of the way, odds-on choice Shared Belief stayed unbeaten in seven starts with a neck victory over a game Fed Biz in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Living The Life wins the Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes.

    Living The Life 'Masters' Stakes Debut

    All-weather sprint specialist Living The Life, a recent arrival from overseas, added a third straight win to her record Sept. 8 in taking the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (gr. II) at Presque Isle Downs.

  • Shared Belief wins the Pacific Classic.

    Shared Belief Streaks to Pacific Classic Win

    Champion Shared Belief kept his stellar record spotless with another smashing victory Aug. 24 in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), sweeping past pacesetter Game On Dude and drawing away at Del Mar.

  • Tom's Tribute Del Mar Mile.

    Tom's Tribute Triumphs in Del Mar Mile

    Tom's Tribute took advantage of a slow start from heavy favorite Obviously to take the $250,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT) by a length over Rock Me Baby with Handsome Mike another half-length back in third.

  • Moulin de Mougin wins the John C Mabee Stakes.

    Moulin de Mougin Makes Right Move in Mabee

    Moulin de Mougin secured the biggest win of her career and gave jockey Mike Smith a reason to celebrate his 49th birthday in the $250,000 John Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) on the grass Aug. 10 at Del Mar.

  • Enterprising flies late to take the La Jolla at Del Mar.

    Enterprising Weaves Through La Jolla Traffic

    Rallying from last on the backstretch, favored Enterprising found room between horses in the drive and powered his way to victory in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT) as racing returned to the turf at Del Mar.

  • Tom's Tribute wins the Eddie Read Stakes.

    Tom's Tribute Times it Right in Eddie Read

    Tom's Tribute became a grade I winner July 20 when he held even-money favorite Summer Front safe through the homestretch to register a 1 1/4-length victory in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes on the Del Mar turf.

  • Doinghardtimeagain and Mike Smith take the Great Lady M. Stakes.

    Doinghardtimeagain Grinds Out Great Lady M.

    Making her second start of the year, Doinghardtimeagain returned to winning form with a perfect stalking trip for jockey Mike Smith in the $200,000 Great Lady M. Stakes (gr. II) July 12 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • Revolutionary (left) comes from way back to win the Pimlico Special.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-ZzZcvFx">Order This Photo</a>

    Revolutionary Fires Late, Takes 'Special'

    WinStar Farm's Revolutionary, more than 30 lengths behind early following a heated pace, kicked into gear and circled his eight foes to win the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) by a neck at Pimlico Race Course May 16.

  • Fiftyshadesofgold wins the 2014 Eight Belles Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-KJvDJpZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Fiftyshadesofgold Shines in Eight Belles

    With a heart the size of the state where she was bred, Fiftyshadesofgold nailed down her first graded stakes win when the Texas-bred held off a determined Milam in the Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) May 2 at Churchill Downs.

  • Mike Pegram is back at the Derby this year with Rebel Stakes winner Hoppertunity.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-Lvf7D2z">Order This Photo</a>

    Pegram Lands Another Derby 'Hoppertunity'

    Mike Pegram, who has raced champions such as Silverbulletday, Midnight Lute, and Real Quiet, is back with his fourth Derby starter in the Any Given Saturday colt Hoppertunity, co-owned with Karl Watson and Paul Weitman.