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  • Da Big Hoss at Santa Anita prior to the 2016 Breeders' Cup

    Da Big Hoss Could Debut in Pan American

    Millionaire Da Big Hoss, a winner of four graded stakes during his 2016 campaign, took a step closer to his seasonal debut by working six furlongs on the dirt in 1:14.42 at Gulfstream Park March 17.

  • Da Big Hoss scores a repeat victory in the Kentucky Turf Cup

    Another Big Win for Da Big Hoss

    "All I can say is he's the second-best marathon horse in the United States," said trainer Mike Maker, ceding the top position to five-time group/grade I winner Flintshire. "I think we just go right to the Breeders' Cup. He runs really well fresh."

  • Da Big Hoss comes running to take the Belmont Gold Cup.

    Big Rally for Da Big Hoss in Belmont Gold Cup

    Already enjoying success at distance races on the turf, Da Big Hoss found two miles also to his liking as he launched a big rally in the fourth turn on his way to a clear victory in the $300,000 Belmont Gold Cup Stakes June 10 at Belmont Park.

  • Da Big Hoss Bounces Back in Elkhorn Stakes

    Da Big Hoss continued his good form in long turf races when he secured his second graded stakes win of the season going 1 1/2 miles on the grass April 23 in the Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.

  • General a Rod breezed at Churchill Downs the morning of April 29.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    General a Rod 'More Typical Self' in Workout

    One day after being purchased by new connections, General a Rod breezed at Churchill Downs the morning of April 29, showing marked improvement over his work at the track last week as the Kentucky Derby draws closer.

  • Harry's Holiday breezed five furlongs at Churchill Downs on April 26, 2014.  <br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Vicar's in Trouble, Harry's Holiday Breeze

    On Saturday, April 26, trainer Mike Maker wrapped up serious work for two of his three Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls when Vicar's in Trouble and Harry's Holiday each breezed five furlongs at Churchill Downs.

  • Corey Lanerie

    Lanerie Lands First Kentucky Derby Mount

    Moments after Corey Lanerie learned he would ride Harry's Holiday in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) May 3 at Churchill Downs, surprisingly the first Derby mount for the veteran rider, he called his mother.

  • Hansen

    Champion Hansen Sold to South Korea

    Hansen, the 2-year-old champion of 2011 and winner of that year's Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been sold to South Korea, former owner Kendall Hansen confirmed Oct. 8.

  • Hansen

    Hansen Injures Tendon, Likely Retired

    Last year's juvenile champion Hansen has been ruled out of consideration for the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes (gr. I) after sustaining a tendon injury and "likely won't race again" according to Dr. Kendall Hansen.

  • Hansen works at Churchill Downs' Trackside training center on April 7.<br><a target="blank" href="!i=1783456750&k=vvKMrWD">Order This Photo</a>

    Hansen Breezes for Blue Grass

    Hansen, the 2011 champion 2-year-old male and one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:00 at Churchill Downs' Trackside training center April 7.

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    Hansen Headed for Aqueduct's Gotham Next

    Juvenile champion Hansen, attempting to rebound from his first loss in last month's Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III), is scheduled to make his next start in the $400,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct March 3.

  • Twinspired in Maintenance Work

    In what trainer Mike Maker labeled a "maintenance work," Twinspired breezed five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 at the Churchill Downs' Trackside training center on April 30 in preparation for the Kentucky Derby.

  • Night Action Rocks Cradle Stakes by Four

    Front-running Night Action left his seven 2-year-old rivals in the $200,000 Miller Lite Cradle Stakes behind on the far turn and drove to a four-length victory for jockey Victor Lebron on the River Downs turf course in Cincinnati on Sept. 1.