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  • Richard Mandella greets Beholder after her Breeders' Cup Distaff victory

    Mandella: Beholder is Unlike Any Other

    The beat went on, as it always does, but Richard Mandella doesn't want to think about moving on from the bay mare who gave one final brilliant display Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mike Smith watches the replay after losing the Distaff by a nose on Songbird

    Songbird Loses Nothing in Defeat

    It took a photo finish decided by barely an inch, but previously unbeaten champion Songbird did suffer a loss for the first time, losing to now three-time Breeders' Cup winner Beholder in the $2 million Longines Distaff (gr. I) Nov. 4.

  • Friday Analysis: Can They Catch Songbird?

    Friday’s card provides a little bit of everything, with a pair of tough, 2-year-old turf events, Dortmund getting away from California Chrome, Songbird’s attempt to remain unbeaten, and the continuing rivalry between Beholder and Stellar Wind.

  • Songbird will try older rivals in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

    Trio of Champions Set for Distaff Clash

    One of the finest fields ever assembled for the Distaff will face off Nov. 4, as undefeated superstar Songbird duels with fellow champions Stellar Wind and Beholder, with I'm a Chatterbox and Forever Unbridled also in the mix.

  • Songbird

    Songbird Logs Final Breeze for Distaff

    With the potential of rain looming in Southern California, several Breeders' Cup horses got an early start Oct. 27 at Santa Anita Park, headlined by Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird.

  • California Chrome is expected to bring star power to this year's Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries Total 185

    Led by North America’s all-time leading money earner California Chrome, an all-star international cast of 185 of the world’s best Thoroughbreds, including 38 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

  • Songbird works at Santa Anita Oct. 20

    Songbird Works Fast and Easy at Santa Anita

    Week in and week out, Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Medaglia d'Oro filly goes fast and easy every time she breezes for her Hall of Fame trainer. Her Oct. 20 drill at Santa Anita Park was just the latest example.

  • Songbird works Oct. 13 at Santa Anita

    Beholder, Songbird Work at Santa Anita

    A little more than three weeks out from their upcoming showdown in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), champions Beholder and Songbird went about their business minutes apart during the earliest morning workout session at Santa Anita Park.

  • Songbird worked a half-mile in :46 4/5 Oct. 6 at Santa Anita Park.

    Songbird Begins Preparation for Breeders' Cup

    The hum of nearby Interstate 210 was all that was audible from the Santa Anita Park grandstand before trainer Jerry Hollendorfer broke the silence with the sharp "beep" of his stopwatch as Songbird began her workout from the half-mile pole Oct. 6.

  • Songbird rolls to another win in the Cotillion

    Songbird Untouchable in Cotillion

    The champion filly toyed with fellow grade I winners Carina Mia and Cathryn Sophia Sept. 24 at Parx Racing, then built her win streak to 11 with a clear victory under a hand ride from Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith.

  • Cathryn Sophia could be the best rival Songbird has had to face thus far

    Servis Has Plan to Get Songbird With 'Sophia'

    Part of what Servis is counting on headed into in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) is the fact Songbird has yet to hook a rival who offers what his Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-winning charge, Cathryn Sophia, brings to the table. 

  • Songbird schools Sept. 20 in the Parx Racing paddock. The filly will have Eva Cassidy's family members cheering her Saturday.

    Porter Hosts "Songbird" Singer's Kin at Parx

    Rick Porter, who enjoys bringing special guests to the races, will host the family of singer/guitarist Eva Cassidy at Parx Racing Sept. 24 after he named his filly Songbird to honor the late Cassidy's rendition of the tune

  • Songbird schools in the Parx Racing paddock Sept. 20

    Songbird Aims to Add to Spectacular Season

    The timing of a low-grade fever in the spring could not have been worse for Songbird, but with deft handling the undefeated champion juvenile filly of 2015 continued to deliver spectacular races through the summer.

  • Unbeaten Songbird arrives Sept. 19 at Parx Racing for Sept. 24 Cotillion (gr. I)

    Songbird Tops Cotillion, PA Derby Draws 12

    The stage was set for the biggest day of the year at Parx Racing when entries were taken and post positions drawn Sept. 19 for the Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) and Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), which anchor a five stakes program Sept. 24.

  • Songbird works at Santa Anita Sept. 18

    Songbird Logs Pre-Trip Breeze at Santa Anita

    Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird logged her final serious work at Santa Anita Park Sept. 18 before her Sept. 19 flight east, where she is scheduled to start in the Sept. 24 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing.

  • Champion Songbird won a pair of grade I stakes at Saratoga meet.

    NYRA Reports Steady Saratoga Meet Numbers

    The New York Racing Association concluded its 2016 season at Saratoga Race Course with all-sources handle of $647,322,503, virtually even with last year's record wagering that had shattered the previous high water mark by more than 10%.

  • Songbird and jockey Mike Smith after her win in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I)

    Songbird Works at Del Mar, Cotillion Next

    Fox Hill Farms' undefeated champion Songbird, now settled back in at her home base in Southern California following a pair of grade I wins at Saratoga Race Course, put in her first workout Aug. 31 in preparation for the $1 million Cotillion (gr. I).

  • Songbird wins Aug. 20 Alabama Stakes

    Songbird Exits Alabama in Good Order

    The morning after her seven-length victory in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 20, undefeated Songbird was relaxed and happy, said Christina Jelm, who has overseen trainer Jerry Hollendorfer's horses at Saratoga this summer.

  • Songbird is all alone at the finish of the Alabama

    Songbird a Perfect 10 After Easy Alabama Win

    Stretching out to 1 1/4 miles for the first time proved no problem for unbeaten filly Songbird as the 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro waltzed to a clear lead in the far turn and was never challenged late in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I).

  • Songbird Soars into Alabama

    Six challengers will attempt to remove champion Songbird from her undefeated throne in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 20 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Hip 61 sold for $800,000

    Songbird's Half Sister Sells for $800,000

    A Ghostzapper filly who is a half sister to superstar Songbird was purchased by Tom Haughey's PTK Racing for $800,000 during the Aug. 8 first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale

  • Songbird after CCA Oaks win at Saratoga

    Songbird Fine After Sharp CCA Oaks Victory

    Fox Hill Farm's Songbird had no issues the morning after her strong victory in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, where she will remain to prepare for the Aug. 20 Alabama Stakes (gr. I).

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    Songbird All Heart at Saratoga

    Songbird, as if she wanted to toy with onlookers and viewers across the nation to build the drama, took Carina Mia's best shot during the final turn in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), but was still able to win in her signature fashion.

  • A Song in an Everlasting Garden

    If your brain can sniff out what you remember about Songbird's third dam Torsion Belle, whose four black-type horses appear as siblings to Songbird’s second dam Beaty Sark (by Deputy Minister), a few bells might have started to ring.

  • Songbird winning Summertime Oaks in previous start.

    Songbird Adds Star Power to Sunday's CCA Oaks

    Champion Songbird will put her perfect record on the line July 23 in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, which features a purse pumped up from $300,000 to $500,000 to attract the daughter of Medaglia d'Oro.

  • Songbird wins Summertime Oaks

    Champion Songbird Settles In at Saratoga

    Fox Hill Farm's undefeated champion Songbird arrived at Saratoga Race Course just before 8 p.m. EDT July 20 in advance of her upcoming engagement in the $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 24.

  • Weep No More captures Ashland at Keeneland

    CCA Oaks Field Begins to Take Shape

    Two challengers are confirmed, but a few more 3-year-old fillies are expected to line up against champion Songbird in the $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 24 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Cathryn Sophia

    New Parx Stakes Targets Cathryn Sophia

    Parx Racing has added a $150,000 stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile Sept. 3 designed to serve as a Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) prep for Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia.

  • Melatonin

    Melatonin Could Get Time Off After Gold Cup

    Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin, now three-for-three at Santa Anita Park in 2016 after his second grade I win of the year June 25 in the Gold Cup, came out of the 1 1/4-mile race in good order, according to trainer David Hofmans June 26.

  • A Song Unfinished

    Eva Cassidy had the voice of an angel. Her jazz/blues rendition of "Over the Rainbow" brought people to tears.

  • Mike Smith celebrates aboard Songbird after here win in the Summertime Oaks

    Songbird Heading East for Summer Campaign

    A day after she had her way with an overmatched field in her fourth consecutive start at Santa Anita Park, owner Rick Porter decided Songbird needs to take it to the other top fillies in her division.