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  • Royal Delta holds off Tiz Miz Sue to win the Delaware.

    Royal Delta Fully Extended in Del Cap

    Besilu Stables' Royal Delta held off a late challenger to win the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) by a neck at Delaware Park July 21, but it wasn't the nemesis everyone thought she'd face near the wire.

  • My Gi Gi defeated Lady of Shamrock and Stormy Lucy in the Honeymoon on June 9.

    Competitive Field Set for American Oaks

    My Gi Gi, Lady of Shamrock and Stormy Lucy, the 1-2-3 finishers in the June 9 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park, will square off again July 14 in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT).

  • Utopian (left) fights off Smug to win the Inglewood.

    Utopian Captures Inglewood With Perfect Trip

    Beginning with the scratch of champion Acclamation, the Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) went perfectly for Utopian, who got up in the final couple of strides to win by a head April 27 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Mamma Kimbo

    Mamma Kimbo Out of Oaks; Sacristy In

    John Fort's Mamma Kimbo, who was slated to run in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, will instead be pointed to the May 18 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico.

  • Bodemeister is all alone at the finish of the Arkansas Derby.

    Bodemeister Blasts Off in Arkansas Derby

    Bodemeister, needing a victory in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) to take the next step on the Triple Crown trail, produced an emphatic triumph in the $1 million race at Oaklawn Park April 14.

  • Amazombie and Mike Smith take the Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Smith Teams With Amazombie for Win No. 5,000

    Jockey Mike Smith earned the 5,000th victory of his Hall of Fame career when he teamed with 2011 sprint champion Amazombie to capture the $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park April 7.

  • Vamo a Galupiar wins the Santa Ana Stakes.

    Vamo a Galupiar Gets Up in Soggy Santa Ana

    Vamo a Galupiar gave trainer Neil Drysdale his second grade II turf win of the day when she rallied at the middle of the course to win the $150,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) by a half-length at Santa Anita March 25.

  • Jockeys' Charity Basketball Game Set

    The 45th annual Santa Anita Jockeys/Holy Angels charity basketball game will take place Feb. 23, at La Salle High School in Pasadena, Calif., with proceeds to benefit the Holy Angels athletic program and disabled jockeys.

  • Mr. Commons and Mike Smith take the Arcadia at Santa Anita.

    Mr. Commons Plenty Special in Arcadia Win

    Mr. Commons took a big step on what his connections hope will be a special campaign when he rallied from off the pace to win the $150,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. II) on turf Feb. 4, his second graded win of the Santa Anita meet.

  • Uh Oh Bango finishes best to win the San Pasqual at Santa Anita.

    Uh Oh Bango Shoots to San Pasqual Victory

    Uh Oh Bango disposed of pacesetter Skipshot in upper stretch and held favored Tres Borrachos safe through the lane to win the $150,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 7 at Santa Anita.

  • Drosselmeyer takes the Breeders' Cup Classic under Mike Smith.<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%3D9729180%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Smith Gets Classic Redemption on Drosselmeyer

    Drosselmeyer came flying down the center of the track to sweep past pacesetter Game On Dude just before the wire, winning the 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at odds of 14-1 Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Amazombie fights off a stubborn Force Freeze to win the 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%3D9729056%26ref%3Dstory">Order This

    Amazombie Tracks Blazing Pace to Sprint Tally

    Amazombie, a 5-year-old Cal-bred gelding by Northern Afleet, wears down Force Freeze in the final 100 yards to win the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) by a neck. He covers the six furlongs in 1:09.17.

  • Team Zenyatta (left to right): Trainer John Shirreffs and his wife Dottie, jockey Mike Smith, and owners Ann and Jerry Moss.

    Zenyatta Celebration to Kick Off 2011 BC

    Breeders' Cup Ltd., along with Zenyatta owners Jerry and Ann Moss, announced the launch of the inaugural Breeders' Cup Zenyatta Celebration, to be held Championship Friday, Nov. 4, at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

  • Donna Barton Brothers

    Blog: Channeling Competitive Anger

    To be a top-level professional athlete, it's not enough to want to win...you have to want it more than the next guy. By Donna Barton Brothers

  • And They're Off: Dog Days Edition

    Lenny and Kenny Rice of NBC Sports review breaking news, the Saratoga race meet, Del Mar Exes race, Race Medication and Leftylenythelegend.

  • Mike Smith and Chantal Sutherland after the Battle of the Exes

    Mike Smith Wins 'Battle of the Exes'

    Jockey Mike Smith sent Joker Face to the front shortly after the break and cruised to an easy, 2 1/4 length triumph over former fiance Chantal Sutherland and Parable in the "Battle of the Exes" at Del Mar Aug. 7.

  • Krone, Valenzuela Recall 'Battle of Sexes'

    On the eve of the "Battle of the Exes" match race between Mike Smith and Chantal Sutherland, the last combatants in such an event at Del Mar, Julie Krone and Patrick Valenzuela, offered recollections of their 2003 battle.

  • Mike Smith

    Mike Smith Arrested for Drunk Driving

    Jockey Mike Smith, who won the opening-day stakes at Del Mar, was arrested hours later in Torrey Highlands, Calif., on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to local news reports.

  • Sassy Image and Mike Smith after their dramatic victory in the Princess Rooney.

    Sassy Image Snags Princess Rooney at Wire

    Favored Sassy Image came from out of the clouds to capture the $350,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) to highlight the "Summit of Speed" program at Calder Casino & Race Course July 9, her second grade I win in two months.

  • Royal Ascot Interview - Mike Smith

    Simon Burgess talks with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith about what racing is like at Royal Ascot. Mike also mentions Zenyatta.

  • Animal Kingdom at Fair Hill.<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%3D9523208%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Animal Kingdom Jogs at Fair Hill

    Animal Kingdom visited the track at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. for the first time Wednesday, May 11 as he began preparations for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on May 21.

  • Regally Ready hangs on to win the San Simeon 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%3D9493609%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Regally Ready Hangs On for San Simeon Win

    Odds-on choice Regally Ready set a blazing pace coming down the Santa Anita hillside turf course, staving off the fast-closing Camp Victory by a nose for his first graded stakes win in the $100,000 San Simeon H. April 16.

  • Amazombie wins the 2011 Potrero Grande Stakes.

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    Amazombie Buries Foes in Tight Potrero Grande

    Amazombie, closing with abandon on the far outside for jockey Mike Smith, nipped Captain Cherokee by a head in a terrific finish to the $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park April 3.

  • Joyful Victory impresses in the Honeybee at Oaklawn.

    Joyful Victory Buzzes Home in Honeybee

    Favored Joyful Victory went to the front of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) class when she dominated the $125,000 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) by 8 3/4 lengths in her first start of the year at Oaklawn March 12.

  • Cozi Rosie in the 2011 Buena Vista Handicap.

    Long Layoff No Problem for Cozi Rosie

    Despite moderate fractions, Jerry and Ann Moss' Cozi Rosie circled most of her foes and drew away to a comfortable 1 1/4-length tally in the $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park Feb. 21.

  • Amazombie stretches for the win in the Sunshine Millions 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%3D9387848%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Amazombie Snaps to Life in Millions Sprint

    Amazombie, making his stakes debut for trainer Bill Spawr at odds of 11-1, outfought odds-on choice Cost of Freedom in a terrific finish to snatch the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint by a head at Santa Anita Jan. 29.

  • Jockey Ryan Moore takes the World Super Jockeys Series title from Japan.

    Ryan Moore Captures Tokyo Super Jockey Title

    Jockey Ryan Moore from Great Britain captured his first World Super Jockeys Series title from Japan this year this year when he edged Australia's Craig Williams and Irish rider Johnny Murtagh at Tokyo Racecourse Nov. 27.

  • Zenyatta

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    Champion Zenyatta Retired

    Jerry and Ann Moss' champion Zenyatta has been retired from racing. The 6-year-old Street Cry mare will be boarded at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.