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  • San Juan Capistrano winner Big Booster is the likely favorite for the Gallant Man.<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%3D4240711%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gallant Man Distance Key for Big Booster

    Trainer Mike Mitchell says he's not worried about the unusual 1 5/8-mile distance of the first $100,000 Gallant Man Handicap June 1, and with good reason. After all, his horse, Big Booster, recently proved a convincing winner of the the even longer San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Derby winner Big Brown will break from post position 7 as the 1-2 morning-line favorite in the Preakness.<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%3D4421235%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Brown Draws Post Position 7

    Undefeated Big Brown will break from post position 7 as the 1-2 favorite in Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) as the colt will attempt to duplicate his impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • On the Acorn (left) takes his second straight Jim Murray Handicap (gr. IIT), beating heavily favored Champs Elysees

    On the Acorn Defends Jim Murray Title

    Indizguys Stable's On the Acorn hadn't won a race since last year's running of the $250,000 Jim Murrary Memorial Handicap, but he defended that score with dignity and took the May 10 event at Hollywood Park for the second time in a row.

  • Patrick Biancone

    Biancone Seeks to Block KHRA Hearing

    Attorneys for Patrick Biancone have filed suit seeking to block a hearing by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority into whether he violated terms of an agreement reached with the regulatory agency after the prohibited substance cobra venom was found in a cooler at the trainer's Keeneland barn.

  • Champs Elysees takes on four in the Jim Murray Memorial 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%3D3339425%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Champs Elysees Tops 5-Horse Murray Field

    Juddmonte Farms' Champs Elysees should attract the most attention in a five-horse field entered for the $250,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap on the Hollywood Park turf May 10. Trainer Bobby Frankel goes for his seventh win in the 14-year history of the grade II event.

  • Big Brown cruises to victory in Kentucky Derby 134.<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%3D4388818%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stallion Deal Near on Big Brown

    The owners of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Big Brown are close to concluding a deal to sell the future breeding rights in the son of Boundary.

  • Horse and racetrack owner Richard Duchossois

    Oaks Day: Celebrities and Weather

    With all of the contenders for Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) having undergone their final preparations, it was a relatively quiet day on the backside of Churchill Downs the morning of Friday, May 2.

  • The Derby Trophy stands watch over the Draw Proceedings.

    Favorite to Break from Post Position 20

    The connections of 3-1 morning-line favorite Big Brown selected the outside 20 post position for the undefeated colt in Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) during the April 30 post position draw held in downtown Louisville.

  • Big Booster draws away under Rafael Bejarano to take the San Juan Capistrano.<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%3D4240711%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Booster Helps Cause in 'Capistrano

    Trainer Mike Mitchell and jockey Rafael Bejarano punctuated their 2007-08 Santa Anita meet titles when they teamed to win the marathon $250,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) with Big Booster on closing day of the stand April 20.

  • Atoned, runner-up in the Remsen (gr. II), will run next in the Coolmore Lexington (gr. II) April 19 at Keeneland.

    Atoned to Run in Lexington Stakes

    Dogwood Stable's Atoned, fourth last time out in the grade II, $500,000 Illinois Derby, will be entered in the grade II $325,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on April 19, according to Cot Campbell, Dogwood Stable President.

  • Distance specialist On the Acorn heads a field of seven entered for the San Luis Rey Handicap on March 22.<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%3D1047379%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'Acorn to Get Cracking in San Luis Rey

    Distance specialist On the Acorn, expected to defend his title in the San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) next month, heads a field of seven entered for the $200,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at 12 furlongs on the Santa Anita turf course March 22.

  • Caution Urged on Steroid Regulation

    An authority on drug testing who has worked with the United States Olympic Committee and is now advising the horse racing industry has urged caution on efforts to regulate anabolic steroids.

  • FTK Posts Gains Across the Board

    As a snowfall befitting a winter sale began to whiten the ground at the Newtown paddocks in Lexington, the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale concluded Monday, Feb. 11, with solid gains in every category.

  • John Murtagh

    Murtagh is Coolmore's Main Jockey

    Jockey Johnny Murtagh is "really looking forward" to his new role as retained rider to the powerful triumvirate of John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith -- the main owners involved in the Coolmore breeding and trainer operation.

  • "The Barbaro Memorial" (work in progress) by artist Daniel Edwards.

    Barbaro Statue to be Unveiled

    Roy and Gretchen Jackson, who campaigned 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, say they are not involved with plans to unveil a statue in New York's Central Park that memorializes the late classic winner.

  • Keeneland concluded its January Horses of All Ages sale Jan. 13 with double-digit increases in median and average prices.

    Jan. Sale: Strength in Right Places

    As Keeneland Association concluded its January Horses of All Ages sale Jan. 13 with double-digit increases in median (12.7%) and average (20.6%) prices, sales company officials continued to sound warning signals about the overall health of the breeding industry.

  • One Steroids Test Requested at Sale

    Though Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale was the first to be conducted under new policies allowing buyers the right to request testing for exogenous anabolic steroids in weanling and yearling purchases, there was only one such request made during the seven-day auction at which almost 1,500 horses were sold.

  • Romance is Diane won the Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) last month at Hollywood Park.

    Grade I Winners in 'Encino Rematch

    Grade I winners Romance Is Diane and Tough Tiz's Sis, the respective first two finishers in last month's Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II), tangle once more in the $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Jan. 13.

  • A. P. Indy, leading covering sire at the Keeneland November sale.

    A.P. Indy Leading Covering Sire

    Among the most-watched statistics at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale is that of leading covering sires, which are those stallions represented by mares sold in-foal from their matings earlier this year.

  • Garrett Gomez celebrates his 71st stakes win of the year after leading Spring Awakening to victory in the Moccasin Stakes.

    Gomez Breaks Bailey's Stakes Mark

    Garrett Gomez established a North American record for stakes wins in a year when he drove favored Spring Awakening to victory in the $108,100 Moccasin Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park Nov. 11. The 71st stakes win of the year for Gomez broke the mark set by Jerry Bailey in 2003.

  • Keeneland Sale Analysis: Strength at the Top

    In contrast to this year's yearling auctions, the record-setting first day of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Nov. 5 was fueled by strength at the top, with moderate weakness in the middle.

  • RMTC Refocusing on Drug Testing, Uniformity

    After nearly five years in existence, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium is refocusing on some of its core goals such as uniform rules, drug research, and standardizing drug-testing procedures in the United States.

  • Produce of Storm Cat Broodmares in High Demand

    Though Storm Cat was not the leading sire of horses sold at the marathon Keeneland September yearling sale, there was strong demand for his yearling fillies and for yearlings produced from his broodmares, according to statistics published as part of BloodHorseNOW's exclusive Data Digest.

  • Frank and Jane Lyon

    Summer Wind Off to Great Start

    The Keeneland September yearling sale got off to a great start for Frank and Jane Lyon and their daughter, Karen, who operate Summer Wind Farm near Georgetown, Ky.

  • Jazil

    Jazil Retired to Stud at Shadwell

    Jazil, winner of the 2006 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been retired to Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington. The 2008 stud fee for the 4-year-old colt will be announced later.

  • Street Sense

    Street Sense: Ready to Wear the Crown?

    Though there are four more months left in the 2007 racing season, Street Sense's narrow victory in the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes (gr. I) is sure to provoke discussion of whether he has already done enough to sew up the 3-year-old championship.

  • OBSC Open Sale: Strength in the Middle

    Analysis of prices for horses sold at Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's open sale indicates decreased demand for yearlings at the very top and bottom when compared with the 2006 sale.

  • The Saratoga meet is off to a beautiful start.<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%3D408404%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Quick Start Out of the Gate for Saratoga

    The Saratoga meet got a quick jump out of the gate, with the New York Racing Association reporting a 14% increase in attendance and double-digit increases in handle during the first six days of the session.

  • KHRA Not Planning Action on Biancone's License Applications

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority has looked into the information provided by trainer Patrick Biancone on his license applications from 2004 through 2007, but at this time there is insufficient reason to further investigate the matter, according to state senior steward John Veitch.

  • Sun Boat claims the victory in surprising San Diego win.<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%3D1783484%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sun Boat Wins San Diego With Clear Sailing

    The leaders were seven abreast mid-stretch of the $300,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II), but it was the former claiming horse Sun Boat who finished best of all, winning in style by one length on the Polytrack Saturday at Del Mar.