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  • Don't Tell Sophia comes home strong to win the Locust Grove Stakes.

    Don't Tell Sophia Sharp in Locust Grove

    Trainer Phil Simms and Jerry Namy's Don't Tell Sophia, who hadn't raced since a third-place finish in the grade II Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park in March, circled the field to win the $108,200 Locust Grove at Churchill.

  • Take Charge Brandi Set for Pocahontas

    Grade III-placed Take Charge Brandi will aim for her breakthrough stakes win Saturday, Sept. 6, when she faces an expected nine other 2-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • On Fire Baby won the La Troienne Stakes on May 2.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-pt6Zk3r">Order This Photo</a>

    On Fire Baby Heads Six in Fleur de Lis 'Cap

    Anita Cauley's homebred On Fire Baby, winner of the May 2 La Troienne Stakes (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, heads a field of six for the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Presented by Etihad Airways (gr. II) in Louisville June 14.

  • Anita Cauley

    TOBA May Member of the Month

    Anita Cauley is living the dream, riding high with her homebred On Fire Baby. The gray mare is a red-hot standout in the older filly and mare division.

  • On Fire Baby wins the 2014 La Troienne. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-ms4gNdR">Order This Photo</a>

    On Fire Baby Takes La Troienne at Churchill

    Showing her affinity for the Churchill Downs' main track, Anita Cauley's homebred On Fire Baby took the lead coming out of the second turn and wore down pacesetter Devil's Cave to win the La Troienne Stakes (gr. I) May 2.

  • Close Hatches rolls to victory in the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn.

    Close Hatches Secures Apple Blossom Victory

    Defeating four older fillies and mares, Juddmonte Farms' Close Hatches secured her third grade I with a front-running performance in the $588,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 11 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Close Hatches won the Azeri Stakes on March 15 at Oaklawn.

    Close Hatches Heads Compact Apple Blossom

    Close Hatches will try to add a third top-level victory to her resume in the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I), in which she meets four opponents, including last year's winner On Fire Baby, April 11 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Close Hatches and Joel Rosario take the Azeri at Oaklawn Park.

    Close Hatches Proves Class in Azeri Stakes

    Favored at odds of 3-5 and making her first start of the season, Juddmonte's 4-year-old First Defence filly galloped wire to wire in the 1 1/16-mile test, taking rider Joel Rosario straight to the winner's circle March 15.

  • Don't Tell Sophia won the 2014 Bayakoa Stakes.

    Azeri: Don't Tell Sophia Faces Close Hatches

    Don't Tell Sophia has sailed through the early part of 2014, but faces a stout test March 15 in the $200,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. II) against multiple grade I winner Close Hatches, On Fire Baby, and Flashy American.

  • Emollient  won the 2013 Ashland Stakes.

    Emollient Takes on Elders in Spinster Stakes

    Emollient will face her elders as one of 11 entered for the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 6 at Keeneland. Others include grade I winners On Fire Baby and Byrama, and grade II winner Summer Applause.

  • Hartlage Has Hopes for Cauley Homebred Wry

    Anita Cauley's homebred colt Wry, a homebred son of Distorted Humor out of a half sister to grade I winner On Fire Baby, cruised to a smart maiden win by three lengths in his second career start Sept. 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Royal Delta faces four in the Personal Ensign. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2369612231&k=7D6gbrM">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta Back for More in Personal Ensign

    Champion mare Royal Delta is the class of a small group entered in the $600,000 Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 25 at Saratoga, but as we saw last year in this event, sometimes even class gets beat.

  • Royal Delta

    Champ Royal Delta Headed for Fleur de Lis

    Champion Royal Delta will seek a title defense in the June 15 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. She is expected to be joined in her trip to the Louisville oval by sales-topping stablemate Mr. Besilu.

  • Authenticity (right) fights off On Fire Baby to win the La Troienne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2491347932&k=fvkpHMB">Order This Photo</a>

    Authenticity the Real Deal in La Troienne

    Padua Stables' Authenticity held off On Fire Baby in a fierce stretch battle to win the La Troienne Stakes (gr. II) by a head May 3 at Churchill Downs. The 6-year-old mare sets a stakes record of 1:42.09 for 1 1/16-miles.

  • Believe You Can in the Kentucky Oaks.
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    Oaks Winner Believe You Can Eyes La Troienne

    Nearly one year after securing a victory in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Brereton Jones homebred Believe You Can returns to racing at Churchill Downs in the $300,000 La Troienne Stakes (gr. II) May 3.

  • On Fire Baby and Joe Johnson take the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn.

    On Fire Baby Scorches Apple Blossom Foes

    Anita Cauley's On Fire Baby hadn't raced since May 28 of last year. She came back with a vengeance April 12, holding off Tiz Miz Sue to win the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn by half a length.

  • On Fire Baby tries Belmont Park in the Acorn Stakes.

    On Fire Baby Returns in Acorn

    Anita Cauley's homebred On Fire Baby cuts back to a one-turn mile at Belmont Park in the May 28 TVG Acorn Stakes (gr. I). The Smoke Glacken filly was a disappointing fifth as the second choice in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • On Fire Baby

    On Fire Baby Leads Acorn Probables

    Among the list of current Acorn probables is Anita Ebert-Cauley's homebred filly On Fire Baby, who is looking to redeem a lackluster fifth-place effort in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Grace Hall at Churchill Downs on May 2.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2012-Triple-Crown/Works/22611108_LR3wcn#!i=1825415265&k=2bhmbk5">Order This Photo</a>

    Grace Hall the One to Beat in KY Oaks

    While the striking bay Grace Hall has the favored 5-2 morning line status in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), there are plenty of other fillies in the full field of 14 that deserve much more than a passing glance.

  • Grace Hall

    Kentucky Oaks Field Taking Shape

    This year's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) picture is shaping up nicely, with a talented cast of fillies poised to contend on the first Friday in May at Churchill Downs.

  • On Fire Baby

    On Fire Baby to Train Up to KY Oaks

    Trainer Gary Hartlage said that owner Anita Cauley wants a fresh horse for the Kentucky Oaks, so their multiple graded stakes winner On Fire Baby will not run in either the Fantasy or Arkansas Derby.

  • Havre De Grace

    Havre de Grace Tops 'Racing Festival' Noms

    Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace tops the list of horses nominated to the stakes extravaganza that, along with the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), comprise the "Racing Festival of the South" at Oaklawn Park April 11-14.

  • Anita Cauley

    Fueling the Fire: Anita Cauley

    The one broodmare she didn't let get away has produced three stakes winners including Honeybee winner On Fire Baby

  • On Fire Baby

    Options Abound for On Fire Baby

    Her latest workout came March 27 at Oaklawn Park when she covered seven furlongs in 1:27 4/5. Following that drill, her connections are pondering the April 11 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) or April 14 Arkansas Derby (gr. I).

  • On Fire Baby pulls away late to win the Honeybee Stakes.

    On Fire Baby Shows Her Spark in Honeybee

    Odds-on choice On Fire Baby won the Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) by two lengths at Oaklawn Park March 10, setting up an interesting decision for trainer Gary Hartlage and owner/breeder Anita Cauley.

  • On Fire Baby

    Triple Crown Possibles Work at Oaklawn

    Anita Cauley's On Fire Baby rolled through another fast workout the morning of March 3 at Oaklawn as the 3-year-old daughter of Smoke Glacken prepares for the March 11 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III).

  • Junebugred in the Smarty Jones Stakes.

    Junebugred Ekes Out Smarty Jones Win

    Junebugred made his 2012 debut a winning one, but it was close. The chestnut son of Corinthian defeated 17-1 longshot Reckless Jerry by a neck in the $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park Jan. 16.

  • On Fire Baby won two grade II stakes at the 2011 Churchill Downs fall meet, including the Golden Rod (shown).

    On Fire Baby to Tackle Males at Oaklawn

    Anita Cauley's 3-year-old filly On Fire Baby, winner of two grade II stakes at the 2011 Churchill Downs fall meet, is poised to challenge males in the $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 16 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Gemologist takes control in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Unbeaten Gemologist Scores KY Jockey Club

    WinStar Farm and Todd Pletcher, who won the Kentucky Jockey Club in 2009 with Super Saver before sending him off to win the Kentucky Derby, completed the first part of the double again with Gemologist Nov. 26 at Churchill.

  • On Fire Baby wins the Pocahontas Stakes.

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    On Fire Baby Smokes Pocahontas Field

    Overlooked after her fifth-place finish in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I), On Fire Baby registered a 9-1 upset in a wide-open renewal of the $173,400 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Oct. 30.