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  • Ocala Stud Sets 2013 Stud Fees

    Leading Florida second-crop stallion High Cotton will see his fee rise 50% after leading the state's freshman sire list a year ago, when the 2013 breeding season commences at Ocala Stud.

  • Spice Route (right) gets the nod over Soldier's Dancer in the Tropical Turf.

    Spice Route Ekes Out Tropical Turf Win

    It took a wild stretch run and the perfect head bob, but Harlequin Ranches' Spice Route earned his first victory on American soil, prevailing by the narrowest of margins over Soldier's Dancer in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) Dec. 6 at Calder Race Course.

  • Ballast looks for a three-peat in the Tropical Turf Handicap.

    Ballast Goes for Tropical Three-peat

    Richard Thompson's Ballast has captured the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) the past two years, but his bid for a three-peat will not be easy, as the 7-year-old gelding will face an accomplished field of horses Dec. 6 in the $100,000 event at Calder Race Course.

  • 8-year old Silver Tree heads the Bonnie Heath Turf Cup Handicap.

    Turf Matchup Tops Florida Million Card

    The Carl G. Rose Classic and Elmer Heubeck Distaff Handicap, at $200,000 apiece, are the richest events on the Florida Million program Nov. 8 at Calder Race Course. But the matchup that figures to draw the most attention is between the popular veteran Silver Tree and the streaking Soldier's Dancer, who square off on the Calder turf earlier in the day.

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    Big Brown Faces 10 in Monmouth Stakes

    Being a dual-classic winner sure has its share of privileges. One of them is being able to have a new stakes written for you, one with a very large purse and on the exact day of your choosing.

  • Silver Tree wins the Oceanport (gr. IIIT) under Kent Desormeaux.

    Silver Tree Wins Thrilling Oceanport

    Peter Vegso's 8-year-old homebred Silver Tree added another chapter to his remarkable career Aug. 3 at Monmouth Park when he split horses in deep stretch and prevailed by a neck over Giant Wrecker in the $150,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Presious Passion Tops Haskell Undercard

    Presious Passion's first start since his game front-running win in the United Nations (gr. IT) one month ago highlights seven stakes races worth a total of $800,000 that support the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park Aug. 3.

  • Wheels Up At Noon Upset Rodney Winner

    Upset-minded Wheels Up At Noon used a perfect stalking trip for Javier Castellano to win the $200,900 Caesar Rodney Stakes, leaving the 7-5 choice Silver Tree behind by 2 1/4 lengths at Delaware Park July 13.

  • Silver Tree glides to victory in the Fort Marcy (gr. IIIT) at Aqueduct.

    8-Year-Old Silver Tree Takes Fort Marcy

    Peter Vegso's resilient 8-year-old homebred Silver Tree returned to the winner's circle for the first time since last August, stalking the pace and then pulling away in the stretch to win the $100,000 Fort Marcy Handicap (gr. IIIT) by 1 1/2 lengths April 27 on the Aqueduct turf.

  • Silver Tree has been assigned the high weight in the Fort Marcy Handicap at Aqueduct April 26.

    Silver Tree Heads Fort Marcy

    Although he failed to win his most recent start at Gulfstream Park, Peter Vegso's homebred Silver Tree turned in a solid effort in that April 5 race and has been assigned the high weight in the $100,000 Fort Marcy Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct April 27, closing day at the New York track.

  • Presious Passion Powers Past Cliff Hanger Rivals

    Presious Passion had been completely over-matched in graded stakes company in his last two starts, but he turned that around at Meadowlands the night of Sept. 21, capturing the $150,000 Cliff Hanger (gr. IIIT) on the Big M's turf course.

  • Mott Considers Cox Plate for Silver Tree

    The next start for 7-year-old campaigner Silver Tree is yet to be determined, but trainer Bill Mott said he will consider sending the son of Hennessy to Australia this fall to compete in the Oct. 27 Tattersalls Cox Plate (group I).

  • Silver Tree gets the best of Brilliant in the Fourstardave stretch.<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%3D1915686%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Determined Silver Tree Doesn't Bend in Fourstardave

    The crafty veteran Silver Tree took the best shot favored Brilliant had to offer, then kicked away in deep stretch to earn his second graded stakes win of the year for trainer Bill Mott in the $150,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Saratoga inner turf course Sunday.

  • Caesar Rodney Stakes winner Silver Tree will be one of the favorites in the Fourstardave.

    Turf Veteran Silver Tree Looks to Stay Hot

    Like a fine wine, Silver Tree seems to keep improving with age. The 7-year-old son of Hennessy may continue teaching younger competitors how it's done Aug. 5, when he goes for a third consecutive victory in the $150,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Silver Tree seeks to bounce back in the Dixie Stakes this weekend.

    Will Silver Tree Shine in Dixie?

    An accomplished field of 12 older males will contest the May 19 Dixie Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico. Leading the list in earnings is millionaire Silver Tree, who will be looking to bounce back after an unplaced effort in the April 7 John B. Connally Breeders' Cup Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Mending Fences Wins Wet Connally BC Turf

    Mending Fences required little cooperation from Mother Nature as he led from gate to wire and won the $200,000 Connally Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park by three-quarters of a length Saturday night.

  • Silver Tree, winning the Bernard Baruch.

    Silver Tree Stands Tall in Connally BC Turf 'Cap

    Peter Vegso's Silver Tree has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 John B. Connally Breeders' Cup Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT), the highlight of closing weekend at Sam Houston Race Park Saturday.

  • Silver Tree returned from a layoff with a victory in the Appleton Handicap.

    Freshened Silver Tree Takes Appleton With Late Rush

    Peter Vegso's favored Silver Tree returned to his favorite course Sunday, closing with a big rush to sweep past Steel Light in the final strides while taking the $125,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a neck on the Gulfstream Park turf.

  • Giant Wrecker Back for More in Appleton 'Cap

    Recent grade III winner Giant Wrecker takes on grass course specialist Silver Tree as part of a contentious field of nine old horses entered for the $125,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. IIIT) over one mile at Gulfstream Park Sunday.

  • Silver Tree Headlines Florida Cup at Tampa

    Million-dollar winner Silver Tree, out of the barn of Bill Mott, will join top Florida-bred runners in Tampa Bay Downs' Florida Cup Day card on Saturday, a series of six $75,000 stakes on turf and dirt.

  • English Channel and John Velazquez win the Canadian Turf 'Cap.

    English Channel Rolls On in Canadian Turf

    James Scatourchio's 4-year-old English Channel, making his first start since finishing fifth in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), drove to a three-quarters of a length victory in the $100,000 Canadian Turf Handicap Saturday at Gulfsteam Park.

  • Jockey Jerry Bailey smiles after his last winning ride - the day before his last ride in Saturday's Sunshine Millions Turf.

    Miesque's Approval Spoils Bailey's Farewell

    Racing said good-bye to Jerry Bailey - one of its all-time great riders - in Saturday's Sunshine Millions Cloverleaf Farms Turf at Gulfstream Park, but 48-1 outsider Miesque's Approval and jockey Eddie Castro played the spoilers.

  • Jockey Jerry Bailey at Monday evening's Eclipse Awards ceremony.

    Bailey Makes Final Ride With Mott's Silver Tree

    Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey's final career ride is to be aboard Peter Vegso's 6-year-old Silver Tree in the $500,000 Cloverleaf Turf Farms Stakes, the highlight of the four Sunshine Millions races at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Nominations Close for Sunshine Millions

    Nominations to the Sunshine Millions, an eight-race series that will be televised nationally Jan. 28, have closed with a total of 333 names submitted.

  • Florida Million's Rose Classic An Open Clash

    Bea Oxenberg and Laurie Plesa's B.B. Best, who returned to competition with a second-place finish in the Spend a Buck Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 15, is among the favorites for Saturday's $200,000 Carl G. Rose Classic Handicap, part of Calder Race Course's $1.2 million Florida Million.

  • Artie Schiller tunes up for BC Mile in Sunday's Kelso 'Cap.

    Artie Schiller Gets His Turn in Kelso BC 'Cap

    Multiple graded stakes winner Artie Schiller tunes up for a return trip to the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) when he faces a deep field of American-based turf horses in the $350,000 Kelso Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at one mile on the Belmont Park turf Sunday.

  • Leroidesanimaux makes it seven in-a-row with pacesetting Fourstardave win.

    Leroidesanimaux Extends Streak in Fourstardave

    Pacesetting Leroidesanimaux had things all his own way with John Velazquez in the irons Saturday to win the $200,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Saratoga turf for the Brazilian bred's seventh straight victory.

  • Artie Schiller reunites with Migliore for Baruch run.

    'Schiller, Migliore Together Again in Baruch

    With Richard Migliore back aboard Artie Schiller, trainer James Jerkens is hoping that a familiar rider will bring familiar results in Monday's $150,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Saratoga grass course.

  • Tyler Baze rides Florida-bred Star Over the Bay to the win in the Sunshine Millions Warren's Thoroughbreds Turf race, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Star Over the Bay Brilliant in Sunshine Turf

    The front-running Star Over the Bay enhanced his reputation for being tough to beat in the stretch, holding off a determined A to the Z in a grueling stretch duel to win the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Turf at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Calder A Fine Host for Pletcher, Velazquez

    Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez swept two grade III turf stakes at Calder Race Course Saturday when the Chilean-bred Host won the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT). Two-year-olds Leona's Knight and Better Than Bonds also won stakes during Grand Slam I.

  • Nothing to Lose joins Roses in May and Kitten's Joy to give Ramsey Farm a triple threat at this year's Breeders' Cup.

    Ramseys Have Nothing to Lose on Cup Day

    Nothing to Lose dominated the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Saturday at Keeneland to give owner/breeders Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey a third contender for the Breeders' Cup World Championships to be held in three weeks at Lone Star Park near Dallas.

  • Bellamy Road will face the two horses he defeated in this Cradle victory in Lane's End Breeders' Futurity.

    Cradle 1, 2, 3 Meet Again in Breeders' Futurity

    The first three finishers in the River Downs' Miller Genuine Draft Cradle Stakes (gr. III)--Bellamy Road, Diamond Isle, and Scipion--are slated to meet again Saturday in Keeneland's $400,000 Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I). The Breeders' Futurity, along with the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) highlight day two of Keeneland's Fallstars Allstars weekend.

  • Nothing to Lose outruns Silver Tree in the stretch to take the Fourstardave, Saturday at Saratoga.

    Nothing to Lose Trims Silver Tree in 'Dave

    Nothing to Lose, guided by John Velazquez through a couple of narrow gaps in the stretch, squeezed through along the hedge close to home and went on to a narrow victory over Silver Tree in the $200,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Saratoga turf Saturday.

  • Christine's Outlaw Takes Aim at Fourstardave

    Christine's Outlaw, a winner of two of three races since trainer George Weaver switched the 4-year-old to the grass, is one of the favorites for Saturday's $200,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Saratoga outer turf course at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Silver Tree captures the Bernard Baruch Handicap, Friday at Saratoga Race Course.

    Silver Tree Gives Mott, Bailey Baruch Victory

    Jockey Jerry Bailey and trainer Bill Mott, once the hottest combination on the national stage, still form a powerful duo in the Bernard Baruch Handicap. They won the $150,000 event for the fifth time in seven years when Silver Tree prevailed over even-money favorite Nothing to Lose on a yielding Saratoga turf course Friday.

  • Schulhofer Has Pair in Bernard Baruch

    William Sorokolit Sr.'s Union Place, and Blue Sky Farm and Fred Martin's Irish Colonial make trainer Randy Shulhofer a double threat for Friday's feature at Saratoga, the $150,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT). The nine-furlong feature has drawn a field of eight, with Nothing to Lose the 117-pound highweight.

  • Poker Thievery Works for Christine's Outlaw

    R.C. Hill Stable's Christine's Outlaw found the Belmont Park turf to his liking once again and the 4-year-old colt responded with his first graded stakes victory, a front-running surprise over a talented field in the $112,600 Poker Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday.

  • Poker Player Christine's Outlaw Tries Lawn

    A switch to the turf could help Christine's Outlaw claim his first stakes victory Saturday in the $100,000-added Poker Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.

  • Mystery Giver, right, runs to victory in the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap, Sunday at Fair Grounds.

    Mystery Giver Solves Fair Grounds Turf Again

    Team Block's Mystery Giver continued his mastery over the Fair Grounds' turf, coming from far back to win Sunday's $500,000 Mervin Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) Sunday, setting a course record while going over the $1 million mark in career earnings.

  • Field Appears Wide Open in Mervin Muniz

    Team Block's Mystery Giver is the 120-pound highweight in a wide-open field of ten turf specialists entered in the $500,000 Mervin G. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) at Fair Grounds Sunday.