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  • Medici Code is the 122-pound highweight in the well matched San Marcos Stakes.<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%3D3312997%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    San Marcos Field Talented, Matched

    The eight horses entered in the Jan. 19 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita are not lacking talent, but which runner will show the best turn of foot in the 1 1/4-mile turf event remains to be seen.

  • San Marcos Field Talented, Matched

    The eight horses entered in the Jan. 19 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Jan. are not lacking talent, but which runner will show the best turn of foot in the 1 ¼-mile turf event remains to be seen.

  • Unspoken Word seeks win in Tuzla after second-place finish in La Brea Stakes (gr. I).

    Unspoken Word Heads Tuzla 'Cap

    After finishing second for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer in the Dec. 29 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) over the Cushion Track at Santa Anita, 4-year-old Unspoken Word returns to turf and drops down in company to make her seasonal debut in the $100,000 Tuzla Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita Jan. 19.

  • Everything now appears set for the 2008 debut of Wait a While in the San Gorgonio 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%3D2095155%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Wait a While Makes Delayed '08 Bow

    Champion Wait a While had to, well, wait a while for her seasonal bow, but everything now appears set for the 5-year-old's 2008 debut in the $150,000 San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. IIT) Jan. 14 on the Santa Anita grass course.

  • Elusive Lady looks to improve off a second-place finish at Aqueduct in the Demoisel Stakes.

    Old Hat Draws Talented Field

    3-year-old fillies including Indy's Alexandra and Elusive Lady will launch their 2008 campaigns in the Jan. 12 edition of the Old Hat Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Noonmark rolls to victory in the Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 5.<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%3D3215430%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Noonmark Chimes in Mr. Prospector

    Noonmark earned his first graded stakes victory and rolled to a second consecutive win as he took the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 5.

  • Top Flight winner Mini Sermon carries the top weight of 118 in the Sabin.<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%3D2853236%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Top Flight Fillies Meet in Sabin

    The top three finishers from Aqueduct's Nov. 23 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II), led by Edward P. Evans' Mini Sermon, will meet again in the $150,000 Sabin Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 6.

  • Wait a While heads a field of six in the San Gorgonio Handicap at Santa Anita Jan. 6.<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%3D2095155%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Wait a While Leads 'Gorgonio Cast

    With heavy rain expected in Southern California this weekend, multiple grade I winner Wait a While leads a field of six set for Santa Anita's $150,000 San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. IIT) scheduled for the turf Jan. 6.

  • Keyed Entry won the Deputy Minister Handicap (gr. III) last February at Gulfstream Park.

    Mr. Prospector Key for Keyed Entry

    Keyed Entry has not raced since June 9, when he bore out on the turn in the six-furlong True North Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park. Making his first start since returning from a five-month layoff, the 5-year-old son of Honour and Glory carries highweight of 118 in the Jan. 5 Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Quiet Royal, 5-for-19 over turf, tries dirt for first time  in the Stage Door Betty Handicap.

    'Quiet' May Steal Stage Door Betty

    Making her first attempt over dirt after 19 career starts on the turf, the Todd Pletcher-trained Quiet Royal gets a light impost and looks to steal the Dec. 29 Stage Door Betty Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course.

  • Unbeaten Massive Drama heads a field of 14 in the CashCall Futurity.<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%3D2844014%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'Drama' Tops CashCall Futurity

    The top three finishers from the Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III), led by the unbeaten Massive Drama, will meet again in the Dec. 22 CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • Todd Pletcher

    Pletcher Looks For More Records

    Todd Pletcher has two opportunities to tie the North American single-season record for graded stakes wins by a trainer this weekend, a record that he set one year ago.

  • Sunriver Keeps Rolling in Turf Cup

    Sunriver, coaxed along on an easy pace by Garrett Gomez, spurted away from the field rounding the final turn and coasted to his first grade I victory in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Dec. 8.

  • J'Ray scores in the My Charmer.

    J'ray Gets Revenge in My Charmer

    It has been almost a year since talented fillies Bayou's Lassie and J'ray met in the 2006 Frances A. Genter (gr. IIIT). In that bitter duel, Bayou's Lassie took the early lead and then desperately held off late-charging J'ray by just a head on the Calder turf.

  • J'ray Gets Revenge in My Charmer

    It has been almost a year since talented fillies Bayou's Lassie and J'ray met in the 2006 Frances A. Genter (gr. IIIT). In that bitter duel, Bayou's Lassie took the early lead and then desperately held off late-charging J'ray by just a head on the Calder turf.

  • J'ray Gets Revenge in My Charmer

    It has been almost a year since talented fillies Bayou's Lassie and J'ray met in the 2006 Frances A. Genter (gr. IIIT). In that bitter duel, Bayou's Lassie took the early lead and then desperately held off late-charging J'ray by just a head on the Calder turf.

  • J'ray gets Revenge in My Charmer

    It has been almost a year since talented fillies Bayou?s Lassie and J?ray met in the 2006 Frances A. Genter (gr. IIIT). In that bitter duel, Bayou?s Lassie took the early lead and then desperately held off late-charging J?ray by just a head on the Calder turf.

  • Host looks for victory in the Tropical Turf Handicap.

    Host Heads Tropical Turf Handicap

    Coming off a fifth-place finish in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) and carrying significantly less weight than his 126-pound load in that race, Eugene Melnyk's Host looks for his first victory since May 26 when he competes in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder Race Course Dec. 1.

  • Dogwood's Atoned (right) finished 2nd in the Remsen.

    Dogwood Colts on Derby Trail

    Two horses owned by Dogwood Stable have validated their status as early candidates for the 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, the partnership announced Nov. 26.

  • Sea Chanter fights for victory in the Miesque Stakes.<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%3D2860419%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sea Chanter Bags Miesque Stakes

    Favored Sea Chanter fought her way between horses to get the lead in the final strides, capturing the $113,200 Miesque Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-old fillies at one mile on the Hollywood Park turf on Nov. 24.

  • The Leopard draws away in the Generous.<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%3D2852703%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher Sets Mark in Generous Win

    Odds-on favorite The Leopard got the firm going he wanted, and responded with an overpowering win in the $111,800 Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park Nov. 24. With the victory, winning trainer Todd Pletcher broke the single-season record for purse earnings he set last year.

  • A.P. Arrow wins the Clark over Brass Hat and becomes a millionaire.

    A.P. Arrow Shoots Straight in Clark

    The Todd Pletcher-trained A.P. Arrow survived a cavalry charge at the head of the lane and a stretch duel with Fred Bradley's Brass Hat to win the $554,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 23, bumping his career earnings past the $1-million mark.

  • Mini Sermon prevailed by a nose in the Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) Nov. 23.<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%3D2853236%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mini Sermon Delivers in Top Flight

    A head bob determined the winner of the $150,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr.II) at Aqueduct on Nov. 23 when Mini Sermon prevailed by a nose over pacesetter Lady Marlboro in the one-mile race for fillies and mares.

  • Wait a While tries to get back on track in the Matriarch (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park Nov. 25.<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%3D2095155%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Wait a While Faces 5 in Matriarch

    Though she hasn't had the greatest luck this season, Wait a While, last year's champion 3-year-old filly, can get things back into alignment for trainer Todd Pletcher in the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park Nov. 25.

  • Expect the End meets six in the Demoiselle Stakes (gr.II) at Aqueduct Nov. 24.

    Expect the End Headlines Demoiselle

    Expect the End has never raced in a graded stakes but coming off three consecutive wins, she could have the final say in the $200,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr.II) at Aqueduct on Nov. 24.

  • The Green Monkey

    The Green Monkey 4th in Turf Debut

    The Green Monkey, sent off as the 6-5 favorite in a $44,000 maiden special weight event on the turf at Hollywood Park Nov. 21, finished fourth after briefly taking the lead on the final turn.

  • The Green Monkey will try the Hollywood turf for his third start.

    The Green Monkey Tries Turf

    The Green Monkey, that well-known $16-million purchase from Fasig-Tipton's 2006 Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training, will run in a $44,000 maiden special weight over the Hollywood Park turf course Nov. 21 as trainer Todd Pletcher seeks a win for the colt.

  • The Leopard, who finished 7th in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, is a leading contender in the Generous.

    The Leopard Takes on Graded Company

    Six of the 10 2-year-olds entered in the $100,000 Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park on Nov. 23 are coming into the one-mile turf event off victories. But the winner could very well be a colt whose record shows the worst effort of the group last time out -- Todd Pletcher trainee The Leopard, whose seventh-place finish in the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf came over a soggy grass course that left many floundering.

  • Meal Penalty Goes in Prevue

    Meal Penalty, an unbeaten 2-year-old from the barn of the nation's leading trainer, will try to stretch his streak to three when he faces 12 rivals in the $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) on Thanksgiving Day at Hollywood Park.

  • NY Stallion Stakes On Tap at Big A

    Trainer Todd Pletcher, feeling the chill in New York for the past three weeks, sends out a pair of 2-year-olds in Spanky Fischbein and Fort Drum for the $100,000 Great White Way, part of the New York Stallion Stakes series at Aqueduct on Nov. 11.

  • High Heels looks to rebound after a ninth place finish in the Spinster (gr.I) at Keeneland.

    Spinster Finishers Match Up Again in Chilukki

    After finishing seventh and ninth respectively in the Spinster Stakes (gr. I) over the Polytrack at Keeneland Oct. 7, Rolling Sea and High Heels will drop down in company, shorten up to the one-mile distance, and tackle each other again in the Nov. 3 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II) on the dirt at Churchill Downs.

  • Todd Pletcher

    Pletcher Reviews Breeders' Cup Starters

    Two days before the Oct. 26-27 Breeders' Cup World Championships, trainer Todd Pletcher reviewed his 11 starters and shared his thoughts on the upcoming races, including possible scratches should the surfaces turn up wet or yielding due to weekend showers.

  • Seaside Affair Seeks Graded Win in Raven Run

    Edmund Gann's Seaside Affair tops a full field of 14 fillies entered in the Oct. 20 Lexus Raven Run Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. Going seven furlongs over the Polytrack, the John Sadler trainee is after her first graded win following a victory in Del Mar's Torry Pines Stakes Sept. 2.

  • Unbridled Belle

    Breeders' Cup Focus: Unbridled Belle

    Unbridled Belle has lived in the shadow of her more illustrious stablemates for most of her career. But when Todd Pletcher trainees Rags to Riches, Indian Vale, Panty Raid, and Octave stepped out of the spotlight, the grade I-winning Broken Vow filly got her chance to shine.

  • The Green Monkey Well-Beaten in Second Start

    The anticipation for The Green Monkey's second career start was a little less this time, however the result was the same, as the $16-million colt turned in another disappointing performance at Belmont Park Oct. 13, fizzling out in the stretch to finish a well-beaten fourth in a field of seven maidens.

  • Panty Raid

    Panty Raid Gets Revenge in Spinster Stakes

    Glencrest Farm's Panty Raid ran a disappointing fifth the last time she met rival Lady Joanne. But in the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 7 at Keeneland, the 3-year-old daughter of Include exacted her revenge in convincing fashion, launching an impressive four-wide move in the stretch to defeat Lady Joanne by a half-length.

  • The Leopard Scores in Turf Debut

    Todd Pletcher was not overly impressed with The Leopard's first three races, so he decided to change things up for the $2.5-million son of Storm Cat, and the Leopard went gate-to-wire in the $75,000 Pilgrim Stakes over the Belmont Park turf Sept. 29