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  • Dick Whittington comes on late to win the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rLdncVg">Order This Photo</a>

    Dick Whittington Rises Late to Win Phoenix

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien's domination of the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) continued Aug. 10 with Dick Whittington edging past favorite Kool Kompany late in the race for 2-year-olds at the Curragh.

  • Lot 191 by Rip Van Winkle out of Aurelia.

    Rip Van Winkle Colt Tops Tattersalls Sale

    A colt from first crop of Rip Van Winkle led trading Nov. 25 at the single-session Tattersalls December yearling sale, which saw a marginal decline in total sales, compared with 2012, but increases in average and median.

  • Robust Final Session Buoys Goffs Foal Sale

    A Rip Van Winkle half brother to Irish classic-winning filly Just The Judge topped the Goffs November foal sale when selling for 420,000 ($566,061 in United States funds) at the final session Nov. 21.

  • Lot 798, a colt from the first crop of multiple group I winner Rip Van Winkle sold for the highest price of 230,000 guineas on October 15.

    Rip Van Winkle Colt Tops Tattersalls Session

    A colt from the first crop of multiple group I winner Rip Van Winkle sold for the highest price of 230,000 guineas ($386,356 in United States funds) on the second day of Book 2 at the Tattersalls October yearling sale Oct 15.

  • A Dutch Art colt topped the final session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale at 105,000 guineas.

    Turnover Rises as Tattersalls Foal Sale Ends

    The Tattersalls December Foal Sale concluded Dec. 1 with a Dutch Art colt topping the final session at 105,000 guineas (US$168,598) on a day that saw 150 lots sell for 3,688,900 guineas ($5,923,281).

  • Cape Blanco is all alone at the finish of the Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion 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%3D9170275%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Cape Blanco Springs Irish Champion Upset

    Cape Blanco took the lead from the start and never looked back, pulling away in the stretch to capture the Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) by 5 1/2 lengths at Leopardstown Sept. 4.

  • Rip Van Winkle (left) takes the Juddmonte International at York.<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%3D9147888%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'Rip' Shines in Juddmonte International

    Benefitting from a strong ride by Johnny Murtagh, Rip Van Winkle got up in the final strides to deny Twice Over victory in a thrilling renewal of the Juddmonte International (Eng-I) at York Aug. 17.

  • Henry Cecil (right) at Newmarket.

    Classic Report: Oh, Henry

    If there is one main aspect of the Breeders' Cup that is most fascinating it is the merging of American and British cultures, whether it be terminology, style of racing, or in the way horsemen deal with the media and vice versa.

  • Aidan O'Brien (left) keeps an eye on Rip Van Winkle (right) at Santa Anita on November 4.

    O'Brien on Rip Van Winkle: Everything is Fine

    Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien said that Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Rip Van Winkle is fine and did not show any indications of his recurring foot problems when he went to the track at Santa Anita early Nov. 4.

  • Zenyatta is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Classic.<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%3D8148338%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zenyatta is 5-2 Favorite in the Classic

    Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss' Zenyatta, undefeated in 13 career starts, was installed as the 5-2 favorite when she takes on males for the first time in the Nov. 7 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). She is attempting to be the first female to the win the World Championship's marquee event.

  • Rip Van Winkle Fighting Another Foot Injury

    Coolmore and trainer Aidan O'Brien took a chance by entering only Rip Van Winkle in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), despite the colt's history of foot problems, and now they could wind up without a horse in the race if Rip's most recent setback proves serious enough to force his withdrawal.

  • Rip Could Have Eclipsed 'Stars'

    There is no way of telling what might have been in any given race had circumstances been different. And it would be seem audacious to say that Rip Van Winkle was the best horse in the Coral Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I), won by Sea the Stars, but a close look at the race reveals several reasons why that statement might have validity.

  • If Zenyatta runs in the Breeders' Cup Classic, she will be the favorite on the official Breeders' Cup morning line.<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%3D8148336%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zenyatta Would Be Favored in BC Classic

    If Zenyatta's connections opt to run her in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), she will be the favorite on the official Breeders' Cup morning line.

  • Raven's Pass came across the pond to win last year's Breeders' Cup Classic. Will history repeat itself? <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%3D6458912%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Countdown to the Cup: Can it Happen Twice?

    On April 17, 2008, American racing fans were immersed in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and no one was even giving the Breeders' Cup a second thought. But across the Atlantic, there was a scene being played out that would have a far greater effect on the Breeders' Cup than anyone could have imagined.

  • Rip Van Winkle Determined Winner of QEII

    Rip Van Winkle held off a stubborn Zacinto in the final furlong to claim his second group I victory of the season, taking the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) by a determined 1 1/4-lengths at Ascot Sept. 26.

  • Sea The Stars Favored in Investec Derby

    A field of 13 is due to go to post in Saturday's £1.25 million Investec Derby (Eng-I) at Epsom Downs following the final declaration stage June 4.

  • Aidan O'Brien

    O'Brien Readies Stable for Classics

    Turf Flat racing resumed in Ireland at the Curragh on Sunday, March 22, but probably more significant was Aidan O'Brien's decision to work 48 horses on the course after racing.