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  • Calumet Farm's English Channel and V. E. Day

    Watch footage of English Channel as Calumet Farm stallion director Ken Wilkins discusses plans for Calumet Farm. Learn more about Travers Stakes winner V. E. Day, Optimizer updates, and how their 70 horses in training are doing. Read more on this visit to Calumet Farm here.

  • Forte Dei Marmi is the only grade I winner in the Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes.

    GI Winner Forte Dei Marmi Heads Elkhorn

    Stella Perdomo's 7-year-old gelding Forte Dei Marmi has the distinction of being the only grade I winner in the full 14-horse field set for the April 26 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.

  • Lochte won the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap by 2 3/4 lengths on Feb 9.
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    Lochte Looks for First California Stakes

    Lochte, impressive 39-1 winner of the Feb. 9 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT), will attempt to repeat his success in his first trip to California when he faces nine others in the March 8 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr.IT).

  • Saratoga Sale - Hip 69 - Dynaformer-Indy Pick

    Hip No. 69, a daughter of Dynaformer who is a half to multiple graded stakes winner Optimizer, sells for $1,225,000 at Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling sale Aug. 5.

  • THS: Man o' War Stakes and Virginia Derby

    Frank Angst and Claire Novak handicap the Man o' War Stakes and Virginia Derby. Both seem to think the Virginia Derby will be a very telling and exciting race to watch. Can the Kittens finish 1-2-3?

  • Boisterous won the Monmouth Stakes on June 9.

    Boisterous Looks to Step Up in Man o' War

    Although Point of Entry will not defend his title in the $600,000 Man o' War Handicap at Belmont Park July 13, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey hopes Boisterous will be a capable pinch-hitter in the grade I turf event.

  • Point of Entry delivers in the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2563000954&k=k4WVvvq">Order This Photo</a>

    Point of Entry Slams Door in Manhattan 'Cap

    Phipps Stable's Point of Entry captured his eighth victory in 12 starts on grass with a smooth come-from-behind win in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park June 8.

  • Optimizer is the 7-2 morning line favorite for the Dixie.

    Lukas Has Two in Dixie on Preakness Day

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has three starters in the May 18 Preakness Stakes and five in races on the undercard, including Optimizer and Skyring as part of a 13-horse field for the Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Wise Dan rolls home to win the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2493078798&k=H3cVG9g">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Pours It On in Woodford Reserve Win

    Horse of the Year Wise Dan ran his winning streak to six races and surpassed $4 million in career earnings handily in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) over yielding ground May 4 at Churchill Downs.

  • Fort Larned returns to action in the Oaklawn Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Classic/26128658_j8xsjs#!i=2325558744&k=khNd7p5">Order This Photo</a>

    Fort Larned Set to Go for Oaklawn Handicap

    An unfortunate stumble at the start of the Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) last month cost Fort Larned his seasonal debut, but the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner is back in the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).

  • Amira's Prince heads home to victory in the Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2433377044&k=rqdPJdp">Order This Photo</a>

    Amira's Prince Maintains Hot Streak in Muniz

    Favored Amira's Prince recorded his fourth consecutive win since arriving in the United States, holding off a determined charge from Willcox Inn in the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) March 30.

  • Optimizer won the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap on Jan. 26.

    Optimizer Targets Fair Grounds Handicap

    After dominating in the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 26 at Fair Grounds, Optimizer will try for a second straight win on the Stall-Wilson Course in the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 23.

  • Grandeur flies home to win the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Grandeur Handles Turf Cup Distance

    Favored Grandeur earned his second grade II win from three United States starts when he came from off the pace to capture the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup by three-quarters of a length at Betfair Hollywood Park Dec. 15.

  • Boisterous carries top weight of 124 pounds in the River City Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2147680031&k=sMbtnRf">Order This Photo</a>

    Boisterous One to Beat in River City

    Boisterous, winner of the Red Smith Handicap and Knickerbocker in his previous two starts, carries top weight of 124 pounds against 11 rivals in the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 25 at Churchill Downs.

  • Last year's Breeders' Cup Turf winner, St Nicholas Abbey, is back again in 2012.

    St Nicholas Abbey, Point of Entry Head Turf

    Pit last year's European-based Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner against New York's finest coming off five consecutive victories, and the Turf might look like a two-horse race between St Nicholas Abbey and Point of Entry.

  • Optimizer streaks home to win the Kent Stakes at Delaware Park.

    Optimizer Continues Climb With Kent Score

    Bluegrass Hall's homebred Optimizer continued his climb through conditions on the turf with a powerful 4 1/4-length win in the $200,625 Kent Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park Sept. 22, earning his first graded stakes score.

  • Cozzetti won the American Derby by a neck at Arlington Park July 14.

    Cozzetti Leads Full Kent Stakes Field

    American Derby winner Cozzetti seeks a return to winning ways in the $200,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park Sept. 22, but plenty of new rivals including Lucky Chappy, Miami Cat, and Optimizer are ready to take him on.

  • Silver Max and Robby Albarado are in control at the finish of the Virginia Derby.

    Sterling Show by Silver Max in Virginia Derby

    It didn't go as smoothly as planned but odds-on choice Silver Max got the job done anyway in the $600,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT), registering his sixth consecutive turf win on yielding ground at Colonial Downs July 21.