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  • Valiant Emilia <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-NBNWj3f">Order This Photo</a>

    Hopes of Calderon, Peru With Valiant Emilia

    Should Valiant Emilia register an upset victory in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), it not only would be a dream come true for owner-breeder Bernardo Calderon but could spark interest in Peru.

  • Setsuko makes his first start since the 2012 Santa Anita Handicap.

    Records on the Line in Final Native Diver Run

    Trainer Richard Mandella takes a shot at his own record Dec. 14 in the $150,000 Native Diver Stakes (gr. III), a 7-year-old longshot could become the oldest winner in the final running, and Slim Shadey tries Cushion Track.

  • Setsuko (left) finished a nose behind Game On Dude in the 2011 Santa Anita Handicap.

    Setsuko Completes Big 'Cap Preparation

    Setsuko, gearing up for his expected rematch with Game On Dude in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), drilled seven furlongs handily over the track in a sizzling 1:23 4/5 for trainer Richard Mandella Feb. 24.

  • Bourbon Bay and Joe Talamo dominate the Cougar II.<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%3D9620827%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bourbon Bay Makes Splash in Cougar

    Bourbon Bay, who swept Santa Anita's distance turf races last season, showed his prowess on Polytrack, setting a track record while winning the Cougar II (gr. III) at Del Mar July 29.

  • First Dude (left) goes by Game On Dude (right) and Twirling Candy to win the Hollywood Gold Cup.<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%3D

    Baffert's 'Dudes' Abide in 1-2 Gold Cup Show

    Two dudes from trainer Bob Baffert's barn proved better than heavy favorite Twirling Candy in the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) when First Dude came from off the pace to defeat Game On Dude by a nose July 9.

  • THS: Hollywood Gold Cup 2011

    Jason, Evan and Les from TwinSpires.com handicap the Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park and Man o' War at Belmont Park.

  • Twirling Candy faces 7 in the Hollywood Gold Cup.<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%3D9395261%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Twirling Candy Leads Hollywood Gold Cup Cast

    Twirling Candy, considered the best of a so-so group of older handicap horses nationally in 2011, will have an opportunity to dazzle his critics as the favorite in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) July 9.

  • Twirling Candy wins the Californian Stakes.


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    Twirling Candy Dazzles in Californian

    Twirling Candy enhanced his reputation as perhaps the best handicap horse in the nation when he overcame traffic problems to run down the field in the $150,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park June 4.

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    Twirling Candy, Setsuko to Resume Rivalry

    Twirling Candy and Setsuko, participants in a series of bumping incidents through the stretch of a roughly run Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 5, are to resume their rivalry in the $150,000 Californian (gr. II) June 4.

  • Game On Dude and jockey Chantal Sutherland, right, outrun Setsuko (Victor Espinoza), left, to win the Grade I, Santa Anita Handicap.

    Big 'Cap Rematch in Charles Town Classic?

    The first two finishers in the controversial March 5 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) are ready for a rematch -- in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, proof of what a $1 million purse and graded status can do for a race.

  • Game On Dude (right) and Chantal Sutherland fight for the win in the Santa Anita 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%3D9432886%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Game On Dude Survives Inquiry, Wins Big 'Cap

    Game On Dude survived a 12-minute stewards' inquiry to win the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) by a nose over Setsuko March 5, making Chantal Sutherland the first female jockey to win the race in 74 renewals.

  • Santa Anita Handicap - Predict the Finish

    Who will win the 2011 Santa Anita Handicap? Will Twirling Candy keep on rolling? Will First Dude break through? Or will it be another Dude from Bob Baffert's barn?

  • Florida Derby winner Ice Box<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%3D8849972%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ice Box Works; Belmont Field Shaping Up

    Robert LaPenta Jr.'s Ice Box, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner-up and probable morning-line favorite for the upcoming Belmont Stakes (gr. I), turned in a four-furlong work at Saratoga May 19.

  • Doubles Partner bounds away from the field in the American Turf 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%3D8937304%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Doubles Partner Dazzles in American Turf Win

    WinStar Farm's Doubles Partner rebounded from an eighth-place finish in the March 27 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II), posting an authoritative win in the American Turf (gr. II) on the Kentucky Oaks day undercard.

  • Setsuko takes on 10 in the American Turf.

    Setsuko Set to Go in American Turf

    Setsuko, whose runner-up effort in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) didn't earn him enough in graded stakes company to make the May 1 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), instead will contest the American Turf Stakes at CD April 30.

  • Sidney's Candy and Joe Talamo dominate the Santa Anita Derby.<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%3D8874560%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sweet Win for Sidney's Candy in SA Derby

    Sidney's Candy overcame a stumble at the start to post an authorative front-running victory in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 3, defeating odds-on favorite Lookin At Lucky, who was involved in a mishap.

  • Lookin At Lucky<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%3D8709552%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Arkansas Weather Could Keep 'Lucky Home

    Trainer Bob Baffert has Lookin At Lucky penciled in for the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park March 13 for the colt's 3-year-old debut. But he left the door slightly ajar for the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) the same day.

  • Alphie's Bet takes control of the Sham under Alex Solis.<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%3D8825722%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Alphie's Bet Proves Best in Rescheduled Sham

    Terese McWilliams' California homebred Alphie's Bet pulled clear at the top of the stretch and raced home a 2 1/4-length winner in the $150,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III), a 3-year-old race rescheduled from last weekend.

  • Trainer Bob Baffert saddles the likely favorite for the Sham, The Program.

    Baffert Doubles Up in Rescheduled Sham

    Eight of the original 10 entrants for Santa Anita's Sham Stakes (gr. III), a useful prep for next month's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), remained part of the lineup when the entries were taken for the March 6 makeup date.

  • THS: Sham Stakes and Davona Dale

    Jason, Tom, and Rich Nilsen of twinspires.com preview the Sham Stakes (gr. III) and the Davona Dale (gr. II).