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  • Declan's Warrior flies late to win the Bay Shore Stakes.

    Declan's Warrior Gives Zito Bay Shore Upset

    Outsider Declan's Warrior, reserved off a torrid pace duel, ran down Clearly Now in the last strides to capture the $250,000 Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III) on the Wood Memorial undercard at Aqueduct April 6.

  • Fort Loudon holds off his rivals to win the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2357938592&k=S4mFdX6">Order This Photo</a>

    Fort Loudon Game in GP Sprint Championship

    Jacks or Better Farm's Fort Loudon earned his first victory since last July with a determined rail bid in the $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Jackson Bend

    Jackson Bend Retired, to Stand at Journeyman

    Multiple grade I winner Jackson Bend, who raced for Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito and owners Robert LaPenta and Fred Brei of Jacks or Better Farm, has been retired to stand for $5,000 at Journeyman Stud in 2013.

  • Easter's Gift wins the Smarty Jones Stakes.

    Easter Gift Wraps Up Victory in Smarty Jones

    Robert LaPenta's 3-year-old colt Easter Gift proved best in the Sept. 3 Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) at Parx Racing when he drew off in the final furlong to win the mile-and-70 yard contest in the slop.

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    Alpha, Fast Falcon Work for Travers Bids

    Alpha turned in his final serious work for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 17, while Fast Falcon also breezed. Neck 'n Neck is expected to turn in his final preparations Aug. 19 or 20.

  • The Little Horse That Could

    'The little horse that could,' as Jackson Bend has affectionately come to be known, will start July 20 in the $100,000 James Marvin Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course

  • Jackson Bend won the 2011 James Marvin Stakes.

    Jackson Bend Seeks James Marvin Repeat

    Defending winner Jackson Bend looks for a repeat July 20 in the $100,000 James Marvin Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course. As usual, he'll have to tangle with a giant to get the job done.

  • Jackson Bend holds off Caleb's Posse to win the Carter at Aqueduct.

    Jackson Bend Carves Out Carter Upset

    Jackson Bend, the longest shot in the field, held off a flying even-money choice Caleb's Posse in the final strides to prevail in the $400,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct April 7.

  • Pants On Fire rolls in his first start of 2012.

    Pants On Fire Makes Dominating Return

    Kelly Breen indicated early in the week that Pants On Fire was more than ready for his first start since late July, and the 4-year-old colt confirmed that March 3 at Gulfstream Park when winning by more than four lengths.

  • Dialed In

    Dialed In to Return in Gulfsteam Allowance

    Robert LaPenta's Dialed In, winner of the Florida Derby (gr. I) last year, is to make his 2012 season debut in a one-mile allowance test at Gulfstream Park March 3.

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    Motor City Moves 5 Furlongs at Palm Meadows

    Motor City, a 3-year-old son of Street Sense and winner of last fall's Iroquois Stakes (gr. II), worked five furlongs in 1:01.88 at Palm Meadows Training Center Feb. 23. The bullet at the trip was recorded by Dialed In.

  • Jackson Bend

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    Jackson Bend Draws Rail in Hal's Hope

    Jackson Bend, who reignited his career in the second half of 2011, will try to begin his 5-year-old campaign on the right note when he leads a field of nine in the $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 14 at Gulfstream.

  • Strike the Gold in the Winner's Circle after the 1991 Kentucky Derby.

    KY Derby Winner Strike the Gold Dead at 23

    Strike the Gold, the 1991 Kentucky Derby winner, was euthanized at Karacabey Stud Farm in Turkey Dec. 13, it was confirmed by the Turkish Jockey Club. The 23-year-old son of Alydar had been the oldest living Derby winner.

  • Todd Pletcher is one of the trainers who will be supporting New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program at the Breeders' Cup.

    BC Participants to Support Retired T-breds

    Prominent owners and trainers are stepping up to the plate to support New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program by pledging a percentage of their purse earnings from this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Go for Gin at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Go for Gin New Resident of KY Horse Park

    Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin has arrived at the Kentucky Horse Park where he will reside in the Hall of Champions alongside fellow Derby winner Funny Cide, two-time Breeders' Cup winner Da Hoss, and superstar Cigar.

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    Dialed In to Have Knee Surgery

    Robert LaPenta's Dialed In, winner of this year's Florida Derby (gr. I), will have surgery next week on a chip in his right knee and will be taken out of training for a undetermined period of time.

  • Shackleford after winning the Preakness Stakes.

    Shackleford 'Better Than 50-50' for Belmont

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford returned to Churchill Downs in Kentucky May 22, and trainer Dale Romans said there's a "better than 50-50 chance" the colt will race in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).