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  • Mr Speaker

    Mr Speaker Gets Green Light for Travers

    Mr Speaker, winner of the Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. IT) on turf in his most recent start, has been confirmed for the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I) on the dirt after breezing Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Mr Speaker (right) gets through on the inside to win the Belmont Derby Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-7MhCVrK">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr Speaker Delivers Belmont Derby Shocker

    Mr Speaker, ignored at odds of 23-1, charged along the inside to overtake favored Adelaide by a head for a major upset in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. IT) on the inner turf course July 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Norumbega came from off the pace to take the Brooklyn Invitational Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rnxxZP9">Order This Photo</a>

    Norumbega Best in Brooklyn Invitational

    Norumbega came from well back to win the Brooklyn Invitational at the same 12-furlong distance as the Belmont Stakes for Shug McGaughey and Stuart Janney III, who teamed to win last year's Kentucky Derby with Orb.

  • Imagining
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    McGaughey, Mott Charges Clash in Manhattan

    The 2014 renewal of the Manhattan Stakes (gr. IT) June 7, a race with a strong collection of past winners, features three trainers--Shug McGaughey, Bill Mott and Christophe Clement--who have won it three times each.

  • Imagining wins the Man O' War Stakes.
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    Imagining Wins Third Man o' War for McGaughey

    A resilient Imagining took the $400,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) field the entire 1 3/8 miles to hand trainer Shug McGaughey his third consecutive win in the prestigious turf race May 11 at Belmont Park.

  • Shug McGaughey on Easy Goer

    Shug McGaughey talks about the story of Easy Goer. Sunday Silence and Easy Goer battled through the Triple Crown 25 years ago. Read the full feature in the April 26, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Mr Speaker rolls home to win the Coolmore Lexington Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3189833570&k=FCZkskc">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr Speaker Takes Down Coolmore Lexington

    Phipps Stables' homebred Mr Speaker took to the Polytrack like a fish to water April 19, skipping home in the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) in his first try on the synthetic stuff.

  • Kentucky Derby Stars Come Out at Keeneland

    Racing Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas promised "more stories than Mother Goose," and the four-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner--and a panel of five other Derby winners--delivered on that promise.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan Set to Return in Maker's 46 Mile

    Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan will get his 2014 campaign started April 11, when he takes on six foes in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland in his first start of the year.

  • Joel Rosario

    Rosario to Receive Bill Hartack Award

    Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Joel Rosario has been named recipient of the 6th annual Bill Hartack Award, the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation announced March 25.

  • Honor Code
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    Injury Knocks Honor Code Off Derby Trail

    Remsen Stakes (gr. II) winner Honor Code will miss the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) after a slight tear in his right hind upper suspensory was detected morning the morning of March 23.

  • Top Billing

    Top Billing Off Derby Trail With Fracture

    Top Billing will miss the Florida Derby and is off the Triple Crown trail with a cannon bone injury. Stablemate Honor Code, who makes his season debut March 12 at Gulfstream, could now be a candidate for Florida's big event.

  • Reload rallies up the rail to win the Canadian Turf Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088367813&k=5XnRSht">Order This Photo</a>

    Reload Fires Off Canadian Turf Win

    Reload charged up the rail and snatched victory from pacesetter Mr. Online in the $150,000 Canadian Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Top Billing

    Top Billing Headlines Fountain of Youth

    With Cairo Prince and Honor Code sitting out the next leg of the Florida sophomore series on the road to the Kentucky Derby, the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth attracted a strong 13-horse field led by Top Billing.

  • Honor Code
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    Honor Code Works; Almost Famous to FOY

    Almost Famous will make his next start in the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth (gr. II); Honor Code returns to tab; Cairo Prince expected to breeze Feb. 15 while prepping for the Florida Derby (gr. I).

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    Honor Code to Skip Fountain of Youth

    Grade II winner Honor Code is unlikely to contest the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, but could target the March 1 Gotham (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

  • Cairo Prince faces 10 in the Holy Bull Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2881574873&k=dvzWBXq">Order This Photo</a>

    Cairo Prince Leads Solid Cast for Holy Bull

    Colt heads a stout field of 11 sophomore contenders in first start since Remsen for the 1 1/16-mile Holy Bull, a Jan. 25 event that drew the likes of undefeated Coup de Grace, Almost Famous, and Mr Speaker.

  • Mr Speaker
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    Mr Speaker, Cairo Prince Post Holy Bull Works

    Dania Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Mr Speaker breezed a half-mile at Payson Park the morning of Jan. 19 in preparation for a scheduled start in the upcoming $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Wise Dan
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    Wise Dan Repeats as Top Turf Male

    He never backed down from a fight, and wherever they entered him, he ran. Wise Dan galloped his way through the most consistent season delivered by a racehorse in 2013 to edge Point of Entry and Magician for Turf Male honors.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan Again Heads Male Turf Division

    A steady campaign placed Wise Dan squarely at the top of the Male Turf Horse category for the Eclipse Awards, an honor he won last season when sweeping Horse of the Year and Older Horse.

  • Will Take Charge

    Will Take Charge Frontrunner for Eclipse

    In a year when the 3-year-old male leaderboard kept changing by the month, it should come as no surprise that a horse like Will Take Charge, who excelled from August to November, be the frontrunner for the Eclipse Award.

  • Viva Rafaela won an allowance/optional claiming race at Gulfstream Park on November 11.

    Viva Rafaela Makes U.S. Stakes Debut

    Viva Rafaela, a group I winner in her native Brazil, will try stakes company for the first time on United States soil while facing a full field in the Jan. 4 Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Honor Code after winning the Remsen Stakes.
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    McGaughey Looks Forward to New Derby Season

    Seven months after his first victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with Orb, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey seems excited to try it again with Remsen Stakes (gr. II) winner Honor Code.

  • Honor Code gets his head in front of Cairo Prince at the wire in the Remsen Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2940144558&k=PqMqMpr">Order This Photo</a>

    Honor Code Fights Off Cairo Prince in Remsen

    Honor Code proved a popular winner of the 100th renewal of the $400,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 when he battled back along the inside to nip Nashua Stakes (gr. II) winner Cairo Prince in a terrific finish at Aqueduct.

  • Imagining comes home strong to win the Red Smith.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2910921642&k=s5Bwv58">Order This Photo</a>

    Imagining Pens Happy Ending in Red Smith

    Imagining became a graded stakes winner for the first time when he used a clean stalking trip to capture the $250,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the grass by half a length at Aqueduct Racecourse Nov. 16.

  • Abaco rolls late to win the Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs.

    Abaco Makes the Grade in Cardinal 'Cap

    Shuffled back at the break and swung wide off the turn, Phipps Stable homebred Abaco overcame with a strong late run to win the $112,800 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT), her first graded score, on Nov. 9 at Churchill Downs.

  • Little Mike <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2869489442&k=mZkmT4f">Order This Photo</a>

    No Easy Road for Little Mike, Point of Entry

    This year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) features a rematch of the first two finishers in 2012, Little Mike and Point of Entry, but the road back to Santa Anita Park Nov. 2 has been anything but smooth for either horse.