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  • Bullsbay powers home in the Alysheba.<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%3D8061219%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bullsbay Rides Rail for Alysheba Win

    Bullsbay, a 5-year-old son of Tiznow, benefitted from a rail-skimming ride by Jeremy Rose to wear down Cool Coal Man and win the grade III Alysheba Stakes on the Kentucky Oaks undercard May 1 at Churchill Downs.

  • Rebellion (left) took the Commonwealth in 2008.

    Rebellion Chases Commonwealth Repeat

    Rebellion will attempt to become the first since Black Tie Affair in 1990-91 to win repeat renewals of the Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) when he faces seven rivals April 11 in the $250,000 sprint at Keeneland.

  • Barrier Reef's last race was a victory in the Stymie on February 28.

    Barrier Reef One to Beat in Excelsior

    It's been three up and three down this year at Aqueduct for Barrier Reef headed into Saturday's Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at the New York track.

  • 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin will take on a top field on the turf in the Man o'War.<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%3D4832693%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stiff Test Set for Curlin in Turf Debut

    Trainer Steve Asmussen said he wanted a true measure of champion Curlin's potential to compete against the best grass runners in the world, and that's what he's likely to get in the $500,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park July 12.

  • Rutherienne (blue silks), shown winning the Frances Genter (gr. IIIT) at Calder last December.

    Rutherienne Tops All Along Field

    Virginia Kraft Payson's Rutherienne will top a quality field of turf distaffers including Valbenny, Lady Digby,and J'ray, in the $200,000 All Along Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Colonial Downs June 21.

  • Graham Motion, trainer of Adriano

    Motion Commotion

    Adriano will be providing trainer Graham Motion with his second Kentucky Derby (gr. I) starter. The Cambridge, England, native saddled his first horse in the Run for the Roses in 1998 when Chilito finished 11th.

  • Bennie Stutts, trainer of Smooth Air

    Stutts a Hit at Derby Trainers' Dinner

    An interview with Benny Stutts Jr. was the highlight of the annual Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners' and Breeders' Association's Derby trainers' dinner, as the 70-year-old trainer expressed his delight at preparing to saddle his first Kentucky Derby starter - Mount Joy Stables' Smooth Air.

  • Adriano worked five furlongs at Churchill Downs April 27.

    Adriano Drills 5Fs in 1:00 4/5

    Adriano worked five furlongs at Churchill Downs Sunday morning in preparation for the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). The striking chestnut son of A.P. Indy got the distance in 1:00 4/5 under exercise rider Xavier Aizpuru.

  • Edgar Prado

    Prado Hospitalized, Released After Spill

    Edgar Prado was hospitalized, but quickly released April 23 following a spill at Keeneland Race Course. The Peruvian jockey, who will ride Adriano in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) for trainer H. Graham Motion, had been aboard another Motion trainee in the seventh race at the Lexington oval when the accident occurred.

  • Adriano put in his second work over the Churchill Downs surface on April 20.

    Adriano Puts in Five-Furlong Drill

    Courtlandt Farm's Adriano, winner of the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park, continued his preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a five-furlong work April 20 at Churchill Downs.

  • Icabad Crane takes the Federico Tesio Stakes under Jeremy Rose.

    Icabad Crane Wakes Up in Tesio Stakes

    Launching a strong bid from between horses on the final turn, favored Icabad Crane ran down the front-running Mint Lane in the final sixteenth of a mile to register a head victory in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes on opening weekend at Pimlico April 19. The triumph could provide trainer H. Graham Motion and owner Earle I. Mack with a prospect for the May 17 Preakness (gr. I) over the track.

  • Ocala Breeders' Sale Championship Stakes winner Halo Najib heads the Lane's End Stakes at Turfway.

    Halo Najib Heads Lane's End Stakes

    Zayat Stables' Halo Najib looks to the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) with a chance to punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Ballast splits horses to take the Tropical Turf Handicap.

    Ballast Afloat in Tropical Turf

    Getting his first win since a 2006 score in the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT), Richard C. Thompson's Ballast took the 2007 edition of same race after splitting horses in a dramatic move at Calder Race Course Dec. 1.

  • Ballast Afloat in Tropical Turf

    Getting his first win since a 2006 score in the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT), Richard C. Thompson's Ballast took the 2007 edition of same race after splitting horses in a dramatic move at Calder Race Course Dec. 1.

  • Ballast Afloat in Tropical Turf

    Getting his first win since a 2006 score in the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT), Richard C. Thompson?s Ballast took the 2007 edition of same race after splitting horses in a dramatic move at Calder Race Course Dec. 1.

  • Rosinka rolls to victory in the Glens Falls.<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%3D2177210%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rambunctious Rosinka Rolls in Glens Falls

    Rosinka overcame a scary sequence in the stretch run to win the Glens Falls Handicap (gr. IIIT) over the inner turf course on closing day of the 2007 meeting at Saratoga Sept. 3. It was the Irish-bred filly's fourth consecutive win.

  • Bridge Game streaks to victory in the Modesty Handicap at Arlington Park.

    Bridge Game Trumps Modesty Handicap Foes

    Elisabeth Alexander's Bridge Game overtook pacesetter Jennie R. inside the sixteenth pole to upset the $150,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares by 1 1/2 lengths Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Rosinka Surprises in Robert G. Dick Memorial

    The Lavington Stud's Rosinka took the lead soon after the start under Jeremy Rose and held off even-money choice Royal Highness by a neck in the $257,300 Robert G. Dick Memorial Breeders' Cup Handicap for fillies and mares on the Delaware Park turf Saturday.

  • Better Talk Now, shown winning the Manhattan, headlines the United Nations Saturday at Monmouth.<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%3D1398822%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Better Talk Now Ready for U.N. Encore

    At age 8, turf star Better Talk Now has shown no sign of slowing down as he heads into Saturday's $750,000 United Nations Presented by TVG (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park.

  • Ballast Takes Tropical Park Turf

    Richard C. Thompson's Irish-bred gelding Ballast won the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder Saturday, in the last of four stakes races on the track's "Grand Slam I" program.

  • Back at Laurel, Motion Joins 1,000-Win Club

    Trainer Graham Motion, who collected his first victory at Laurel Park in 1993, earned win number 1,000 Thursday at the Maryland track as well when Lucky Bachelor ($3.80) captured the eighth race.

  • Better Talk Now Has Final Say in Sky Classic

    When Bushwood Stable's Better Talk Now wins, it's usually close. Under Ramon Dominguez, the late closer gutted out a three-horse photo by a head to win Sunday's $269,156 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-II) on a yielding turf at Woodbine.

  • Better Talk Now and Ramon Dominguez (middle) teamed to win the grade II Dixie at Pimlico May 20.

    Motion Seeks Repeat of 2005 United Nations

    While New Jersey legislators and the governor close in on an agreement for the state budget that would allow racing at Monmouth Park this weekend, a field of seven was entered for the $750,000 United Nations (gr. IT) Saturday over 11 furlongs on the grass.

  • Sweet Talker Backs Up Billing in WinStar Distaff

    Favored Sweet Talker squeezed her way through an opening between horses in mid-stretch and was all out to hold off the determined spoiler Joint Aspiration by a head to win the $200,000 WinStar Distaff Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Lone Star Park turf Monday.

  • Film Maker Out of Gamely with Quarter-Crack

    Film Maker, the probable favorite for Monday's $300,000 Gamely Breeders' Cup (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park, won't be making the trip from Maryland after she popped a quarter-crack, according to trainer H. Graham Motion.

  • Pace Assured, Better Talk Now Back in Dixie

    After watching Better Talk Now's grand stretch kick compromised by a slow pace in last year's $250,000 Comp USA/Toshiba Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT), trainer Graham Motion is more surprised than anyone that he will saddle the 2004 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) champion for Saturday's Pimlico renewal.

  • Sweet Talker Enjoys Final Word at Laurel Meet

    Courtlandt Farm's Sweet Talker, under Ramon Dominguez, separated herself from the pack around the far turn and drew away to a 1 1/2-length victory in Sunday's closing day feature at Laurel Park, the $60,000 Dahlia Stakes for fillies and mares on the turf.

  • Film Maker Reels In La Prevoyante Rivals

    Courtlandt Farms' even-money favorite Film Maker swung into action in the stretch for a patient Edgar Prado and inhaled her rivals in the $200,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Calder Race Course turf.

  • Olaya holds off Spotlight to win her U.S. debut.

    Olaya Wins Long Island 'Cap in U.S. Debut

    Prince Faisal Salman's Olaya charged home along the inside to catch Spotlight in the final yards to win the $150,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIT) in her United States debut on the Aqueduct turf Saturday.

  • Day Takes Bow at Keeneland; T.D. Vance Wins Again

    On a day that Pat Day was honored at Keeneland, T.D. Vance won his third race in a row, leading all the way under Edgar Prado to capture the $150,000 Bryan Station Stakes Thursday.

  • Funfair surprises in Kelso win.

    Funfair Upsets Artie Schiller in Kelso

    Cheveley Park Farm's English homebred Funfair, unbeaten in three starts in the United States, enjoyed a perfect run along the inside to upset Artie Schiller by a head in the $350,000 Kelso Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on Belmont Park's Widener turf course Sunday.

  • Battle Chant Prevails in Schapiro Breeders' Cup

    Cheveley Park Farm's Battle Chant slipped between horses straightening away for home and bounded to victory Saturday the $150,000 John D. Schapiro Memorial Breeders' Cup on the turf at Laurel Park.

  • Competitive Field Set for Man o' War

    Saturday's $500,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) will feature last year's John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Better Talk Now and Beverly D (gr. IT) winner Angara, whom trainer Patrick Biancone will send out against the boys in the 1 3/8-mile test.

  • Motion Looks for Happy Ending to Glens Falls

    Film Maker, a narrow loser in last year's Glens Falls Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at 1 3/8 miles on the grass, returns for a second try in the $100,000-added event Monday as Saratoga closes its 135th meet.

  • Meteor Storm attempts to recapture his winning form in Saturday's Sword Dancer (gr. IT).

    Sword Dancer Opens Up With Likely Defection

    With Better Talk Now unlikely to defend his $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) title Saturday at Saratoga, the race now gives an opportunity for eight others horses on the East Coast to emerge among the top turf runners in the country.

  • T. D. Vance, background, holds off Silver Whistle to win the Hall of Fame Stakes.

    T. D. Vance Holds on to Win Hall of Fame Stakes

    T.D. Vance, a 3-year-old Rahy gelding trained by H. Graham Motion, outlasted Silver Whistle to win the Aug. 8 National Musuem of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga the same day that racing honored its newest Hall of Famers.

  • Better Talk Now, right, wins the United Nations Handicap over Silverfoot and Request for Parole.

    No Argument As Better Talk Now Wins U.N.

    Patiently guided by Ramon Dominguez, Bushwood Racing Partners' Better Talk Now stormed home along the inside to win Saturday's $750,000 United Nations (gr. IT) on a soft Monmouth Park turf course.

  • Swagger Stick Has Motion's Faith in Stars and Stripes

    Swagger Stick, nominated to the Arlington Million (gr. IT) next month by trainer Graham Motion, gets the opportunity to prove himself on the Chicago-area track's turf course in Sunday's $200,000 Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at 12 furlongs.