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  • Royal Posse wins the 2016 Claiming Crown Jewel

    Royal Posse Defends Title in Claiming Crown

    Royal Posse had to work hard for it this time, but the 5-year old gelding came away with another victory in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel, the centerpiece of a nine-race $1 million Claiming Crown card on the Dec. 3 card.

  • Heaven's Runway overtakes favorite Stallwalkin' Dude to win the Fall Highweight

    Heaven's Runway Upsets Fall Highweight

    Heaven's Runway rallied from the far outside and overtook favorite Stallwalkin' Dude in deep stretch for his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 Fall Highweight (gr. III) Nov. 24 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Stallwalkin' Dude wins the 2016 Bold Ruler

    Stallwalkin' Dude Headlines Fall Highweight

    Head of Plains Partners and David Jacobson's Stallwalkin' Dude will look to end his 2016 campaign on a positive note, as he headlines a field of nine in the Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 24 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Royal Posse wins the 2016 Empire Classic

    Royal Posse Sails Clear in Empire Classic

    Michael Dub, Bethlehem Stables, and Gary Aisquith's Royal Posse continued to make hay in the New York-bred ranks Oct. 22 at Belmont Park with a sloppy score in the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap.

  • Nonna Mela wins the 2016 Adirondack Stakes

    Nonna Mela Seeks Stakes Double in Frizette

    St. Elias Stable's Nonna Mela routed a field of well-meant juvenile fillies Aug. 19 in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at nearly 9-1 odds, but the daughter of Arch will be no bargain Oct. 10 in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Silvertoni is one of seven fillies entered for the redrawn Adirondack Stakes

    Libby's Tail Heads Redrawn Adirondack

    Libby's Tail, a 2-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful who came from seventh to win first time out at Belmont Park going 5 1/2 furlongs July 2, is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the redrawn Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 20.

  • Summer Revolution wins his debut at Belmont Park

    Plenty of Options for Summer Revolution

    Jeff Drown's Summer Revolution, who won his two career starts by a combined 10 1/4 lengths, appears to be stakes-caliber. But whether he jumps up to grade I company for his third start remains to be seen.

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    Ortiz, Rodriguez Take Aqueduct Spring Titles

    Jockey Jose Ortiz and trainer Rudy Rodriguez wrapped up Aqueduct Racetrack's 19-day spring season April 24 with their second and third straight meet titles, respectively, while Midwest Thoroughbreds was the leading owner.

  • Dads Caps will break from the outside in the expected field of six in the Toboggan Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3162218855&k=bmSKktF">Order This Photo</a>

    Dads Caps to Return in Toboggan Stakes

    Two-time Carter Handicap (gr. I) winner Dads Caps is scheduled to make his first start in more than seven months in the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

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    Irad Ortiz Jr. Gets North American Milestone

    Irad Ortiz Jr., currently second nationally in money won and fourth in victories, tallied his 1,000th North American win Nov. 22 when piloting Michael Dubb's Island Therapy to victory in the fifth race at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Royal Posse will try for his second straight stakes win against other New York-breds in the Empire Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-SCkfwVw">Order This Photo</a>

    Former Claimer Royal Posse Set for Empire

    Former claimer Royal Posse will try for his second straight stakes win against other New York-breds and third victory overall when he faces an expected eight rivals in the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap.

  • Uncle Vinny, Magna Light Fine After Sanford

    Uncle Vinny and Magna Light, respective first-and third-place finishers in the Sanford Stakes (gr. III) July 25 emerged in good shape from a contentious running of the six-furlong sprint for 2-year-olds at Saratoga.

  • Uno Emayo First Winner for D' Funnybone

    Rudy Rodriguez and Carl Lizza Racing Stable's Uno Emayo won the first race at Belmont Park July 11 and became the first winner for multiple grade II winner and young New York stallion D' Funnybone.

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    Dads Caps Class of True North Stakes

    Two-time grade I winner Dads Caps appears to be the class in the $250,000 True North Stakes (gr. II) June 5 at Belmont Park, as a part of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.

  • Stuart Grant (right) with Condo Commando.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-XdX5nTm">Order This Photo</a>

    Patience the Key for Condo Commando

    The connections of Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Condo Commando passed on a trip to last year's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park and have a fresh, strong contender at Churchill Downs.

  • Dads Caps repeats in the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-pwXCMFW">Order This Photo</a>

    Dads Caps Repeats in Aqueduct's Carter

    Vincent Scuderi's homebred Dads Caps overtook longshot Green Gratto in midstretch and went on to post his second consecutive victory in the $400,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack April 4.

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    Rodriguez Suspended, Fined for Positives

    Trainer Rudy Rodriguez was handed a 25-day suspension and was fined $2,500 after two of his horses tested positive for the therapeutic drug flunixin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug also known as Banamine.

  • Salutos Amigos won the 2014 Bold Ruler. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-9GxrX3k">Order This Photo</a>

    Salutos Amigos Aims to Extend Win Streak

    Salutos Amigos will try to extend his stakes race win streak to three when the two-time graded winner faces an expected five rivals in the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Belle Gallantey wmakes her second start of 2015 on Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Ladies Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-VXkkPBd">Order This Photo</a>

    Ladies 'Cap: Belle Gallantey Seeks Turnaround

    After opening 2015 with a fifth-place finish in the Affectionately Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack, two-time grade I winner Belle Gallantey will try to bounce back in her second start of the year Jan. 31.

  • Belle Gallantey faces eight in the Affectionately Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 1.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-XxG9bdQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Belle Gallantey Among Nine in Affectionately

    Two-time grade I winner Belle Gallantey, ninth in the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) in her last start Oct. 31, is one of nine fillies and mares entered in the $100,000 Affectionately Stakes at Aqueduct Jan. 1.

  • The Lewis Dinner won the Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Series by 4 3/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-3h5mjSR">Order This Photo</a>

    Posse Offspring Take Pair of NY-Bred Stakes

    Odds-on choice The Lewis Dinner and 16-1 outsider Chasing Bubbles, both by Posse, were victorious in a pair of New York Stallion Series divisions for state-bred 2-year-olds Dec. 28 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Good Luck Gus wins the Damon Runyon Stakes.
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    Good Luck Gus, Freudie Anne Win at Aqueduct

    New York-bred juveniles took center stage Dec. 14 at Aqueduct Racetrack with a pair of impressive performances by Good Luck Gus in the $100,000 Damon Runyon Stakes and Freudie Anne in the $100,000 East View Stakes.

  • Condo Commando romps in the Demoiselle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Q9gKQ2d">Order This Photo</a>

    Patience Pays Off as Condo Commando Romps

    Rudy Rodriguez passed the Nov. 2 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) with Condo Commando to wait for the $400,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II), and his patience paid off as she crushed her opposition at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 29.

  • Condo Commando won the Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 31 by 13 1/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-JJTknZg">Order This Photo</a>

    Condo Commando Tries 2 Turns in Demoiselle

    Rudy Rodriguez isn't sure why Condo Commando failed to fire in the Frizette Stakes (gr. I), but the trainer's hoping she'll rebound in the $400,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 29.

  • Belle Gallantey won the 2014 Beldame. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-c2GzQqx">Order This Photo</a>

    Belle Gallantey Connections Consider Distaff

    In a movie, Belle Gallantey's rags to riches 2014 season would end with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), but in real life her connections are taking time before committing to the race.

  • Ackeret Scores for Freshman Sire Mach Ride

    Ackeret became the first winner for freshman sire Mach Ride when he rallied from fifth to score a three-length victory in his career debut in a 6 1/2-furlong maiden claiming race Oct. 9 at Belmont Park.