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  • Trainer Michelle Nevin kisses Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint contender By the Moon

    Emotional Breeders' Cup for Connections of By the Moon

    At the heart of By the Moon's Ballerina Stakes win was a brave comeback and an emotionally charged ownership change that caused a trainer with a modest stable to lose one of her two best horses and turned stablemates into rivals.

  • By the Moon holds off Highway Star to win the Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    No Denying By the Moon in This Year's Ballerina

    Jay Em Ess Stable's By the Moon set a slow opening fraction then held off all challenges in the stretch to post a narrow victory in the $500,000 Ketel One Ballerina Stakes (G1) Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • By the Moon comes home strong to take the Bed o' Roses

    By the Moon Repeats in Bed o’ Roses

    While By the Moon's running style changed a bit, the outcome proved the same as she delivered a second straight victory in the $250,000 Bed o' Roses Invitational Stakes (G3) June 9 at Belmont Park.

  • By the Moon wins the 2017 Vagrancy Handicap

    By the Moon Breaks Through in Vagrancy

    Jay Em Ess Stable's By the Moon returned to the winner's circle after a series of close finishes, after she overtook Pretty N Cool entering the turn and held on for a 1 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Vagrancy Handicap (G3) May 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Irish War Cry (outside) breezes with Providence Road

    Irish War Cry Solid in Final Pre-Derby Work

    Isabelle de Tomaso's homebred Irish War Cry put in his final work for the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) April 30 at Fair Hill Training Center near Elkton, Md., clocking six furlongs in 1:13 1/5 on trainer Graham Motion's watch.

  • Rajiv Maragh aboard champion Groupie Doll

    Maragh Back to Racing at Aqueduct

    After a 2015 spill kept him away from racing for nearly 16 months, jockey Rajiv Maragh is set to make his long-awaited return Nov. 4, opening day of the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet.

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    Maragh Released From Hospital

    Jockey Rajiv Maragh was released from North Shore Hospital July 13 and is resting at home near Hempstead, N.Y., after sustaining several injuries in a July 10 fall at Belmont Park.

  • Miss Ella comes home strong to win the Beaumont Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-SrnWNbJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Miss Ella Steps Up to Beaumont Victory

    Jack Swain III's homebred Miss Ella went from debut winner last month to graded stakes winner April 12 with a victory in the $250,000 Adena Springs Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.

  • Private Zone ended 2014 with a win in the Cigar Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-4vV3pr2">Order This Photo</a>

    Gulfstream 'Cap Distance Fits Private Zone

    Good Friends' Stable's Private Zone, who closed last season with his third grade I stakes win in New York, is scheduled to make his 6-year-old debut Saturday, March 7, in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II).

  • Confrontation (center) finished 2nd in the Hal's Hope on Jan. 10.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-hBM4PDZ">Order This Photo</a>

    'Surprise' Confrontation Tough in Fred Hooper

    The War Pass gelding began his career winning a $50,000 maiden claiming event at Saratoga Race Course, and on Feb. 7 he will try to become a stakes winner in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream.

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    Jockey Maragh Has Surgery for Broken Arm

    Jockey Rajiv Maragh underwent surgery the morning of Sept. 28 at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., to repair a broken right arm suffered when he was unseated during the Jockey Club Gold Cup a day earlier.

  • Main Sequence repels Twilight Eclipse to win the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-HnbXvVC">Order This Photo</a>

    Main Sequence Times Turf Classic Just Right

    Main Sequence earned his third consecutive grade I win in the United States since arriving from England when he narrowly outfought Twilight Eclipse in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (gr. IT) Sept. 27 at Belmont Park.

  • Main Sequence wins the Sword Dancer Invitational.
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    Main Sequence Stays Sharp in Sword Dancer

    Favored Main Sequence, slow out of the gate to trail the field, charged home on the outside to nip Imagining at the wire in the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) Aug. 17 on the lawn at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Wicked Strong and Rajiv Maragh take the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-4r4JrMk">Order This Photo</a>

    Wicked Strong Gets Redemption in Jim Dandy

    After a somewhat disappointing Triple Crown campaign, Wicked Strong started the second half of his sophomore season in fine style, defeating Tonalist in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 26 at Saratoga.

  • Rajiv Maragh, rider of Wicked Strong.

    Rival Jockeys Have Visions of Beating Chrome

    "Most likely (California Chrome) will be in front of us early on," said Rajiv Maragh, rider of Wicked Strong. "...We'll have to go by in the stretch. I've had a couple of dreams the last few nights that I pass him.

  • Merry Meadow comes on late to win the Vagrancy Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-7RRk7tH">Order This Photo</a>

    Merry Meadow Takes Vagrancy

    Merry Meadow, a daughter of Henny Hughes, rallies to overtake Jane of All Trades to win the grade II Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont Park May 17. The 4-year-old filly ran the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.36.

  • Groupie Doll wins the Hurricane Bertie Stakes.
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    Groupie Doll Roars Out in Hurricane Bertie

    Two-time champion Groupie Doll provided a satisfying conclusion to her stellar career with an eye-catching last-to-first romp in the $200,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Llanarmon and Emma-Jayne Wilson take the Natalma.

    Llanarmon Wins Accident-Marred Natalma

    Avoiding trouble near the eighth pole when favored Ready to Act bore in sharply and hit the rail, Harlequin Ranches' Llanarmon surged between rivals to post a victory in the $200,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.

  • Groupie Doll wins the Presque Isle Masters Stakes.

    Groupie Doll Sets Track Record in Masters Win

    Champion Groupie Doll rallied from well off a sizzling pace to capture the $400,200 Presque Isle Masters Stakes (gr. II) in track-record time for 6 1/2 furlongs Sept. 9 at Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

  • Jockey Rajiv Maragh

    Jockey Maragh to Miss at Least Two Weeks

    Rajiv Maragh, who was involved in a spill in the second race at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 31, will be sidelined at least two weeks with a hairline fracture of the T3 vertebrae in his upper back.

  • Hightail (inside) outfights favorite Merit Man to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile-Sprint/26130236_bRN9v4#!i=2191121620&k=htSfGmX">Order This Photo</a>

    Hightail Captures Juvenile Sprint for Lukas

    Hightail, exploiting a slight opening at the rail in upper stretch, upset 1-2 favorite Merit Man in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 2, giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas his 19th lifetime victory in the Championships.

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    Groupie Doll Resurfaces in Masters Stakes

    Multiple grade I stakes winner Groupie Doll, who got a freshening in the spring and summer, is among the 12 fillies and mares entered in the Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (gr. II) at Presque Isle Downs & Casino Sept. 8.

  • Pachattach (left) outfinishes Kathmanblu to win the Doubledogdare at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1804183652&k=rFtWWqD">Order This Photo</a>

    Pachattack Denies Kathmanblu, Leparoux

    On a day that belonged the Julien Leparoux, it was Rajiv Maragh that was able to narrowly outduel his fellow rider in the Keeneland feature, as Pachattack defeated Kathmanblu by a neck in the $100,000 Doubledogdare.

  • Groupie Doll charges to victory in the Vinery Madison at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1791682560&k=RxFZ835">Order This Photo</a>

    Groupie Doll Runs Away With Vinery Madison

    Groupie Doll, who barely missed in the Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) last fall at Keeneland, broke through in a big way April 12 when she returned to Lexington to win the $300,000 Vinery Madison (gr. I) by three lengths.

  • Sanagas and Rajiv Maragh take the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Sanagas Crushes Hollywood Turf Cup

    Favored Sanagas joined the ranks of grade I winners with a dominating triumph for trainer Graham Motion in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup at Hollywood Park Nov. 19.