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  • Untapable prepping for the Breeders' Cup at Keeneland.

    Untapable Seeks Return to Form

    Untapable was a dominating winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) but has underwhelmed thus far this season. She gets a chance at redemption when she goes for a Distaff repeat Oct. 30.

  • Defending Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Untapable breezed five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 Oct. 18 at Keeneland.

    Untapable, Tapiture Work Early at Keeneland

    A pair of Winchell Thoroughbreds' leading contenders for the Breeders' Cup were on the track at Keeneland early Oct. 18, with Untapable breezing five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 and Tapiture getting the same distance in 1:00 3/5.

  • Untapable will be making her Keeneland racing debut Sunday. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Distaff/i-fHmhk5m">Order This Photo</a>

    Untapable, Lovely Maria to Clash in Spinster

    In a rare matchup of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winners, Winchell Thoroughbreds' Untapable and Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria were entered Thursday as part of a field of nine fillies and mares for the 60th Spinster.

  • Dothraki Queen will try for a victory at the highest level Oct. 2 in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes.

    Undefeated Dothraki Queen Set for Alcibiades

    After rallying from seventh to win her stakes debut in the Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 12 at Churchill Downs, Dothraki Queen will try for a victory at the highest level Friday, Oct. 2 in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades.

  • Tapiture comes home strong to win the Ack Ack Handicap.

    Tapiture Returns to Form in Ack Ack

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tapiture returned to winning form Sept. 26 at Churchill Downs, gamely holding off favored Viva Majorca to win the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III).

  • New York Adopts Rule to Limit Use of NSAIDs

    The New York State Gaming Commission Sept. 24 passed several rule amendments related to equine medication, including further restrictions on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and a total ban on stanozolol.

  • Tapiture will try a one-turn turn mile in the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap.

    Tapiture Dials Back for Ack Ack 'Cap

    Still looking to find his stride in 2015, Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tapiture will dial back to try a one-turn turn mile in the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) Sept. 26 at Churchill Downs.

  • Stopchargingmaria winning the Aug. 2 Shuvee Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-228p6gF">Order This Photo</a>

    Stopchargingmaria, Untapable Meet Again

    Stopchargingmaria and champion Untapable were one-two in the Aug. 2 Shuvee Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga. They meet again at the same nine-furlong trip Aug. 29 in the $750,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I).

  • Just Wicked get by Tonasah late to win the Adirondack Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-d2pKxm2">Order This Photo</a>

    Just Wicked Edges Tonasah in Adirondack

    Just Wicked was content to let Tonasah set the pace in the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 15 at Saratoga Race Course, but when it came down to a stirring stretch duel, the 2-year-old Tapit filly would not be denied.

  • Untapable

    Untapable Looks for Shuvee Relief

    Champion Untapable will seek class relief in the $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course, coming off a five-length loss to Wedding Toast in the June 6 Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Cocked and Loaded will try for a second straight stakes victory in the Sanford Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-v65bWmT">Order This Photo</a>

    Cocked and Loaded Targets Sanford Stakes

    Tremont Stakes winner Cocked and Loaded will try for a second straight stakes victory when he starts in the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) on Saturday, July 25 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Carve won the 2014 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap by a neck.

    Carve Seeks Cornhusker Handicap Repeat

    Michael Langford's Carve, a determined neck winner of the 2014 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III), is back in the 2015 edition and looking for his second score of the season June 27 at Prairie Meadows.

  • Fame and Power went gate-to-wire in the May 16 Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

    Baffert Sends Fame and Power to Matt Winn

    When he stops by Churchill Downs on June 13 to pick up his trophy from American Pharoah's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) win, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will send out Fame and Power in the $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III).

  • Untapable

    Champion Untapable Formidable in Ogden Phipps

    Untapable will try to unleash the same form that saw her cruise to victory in the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) when the champion daughter of Tapit returns from a short layoff in the Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I).

  • Empire Dreams wins the Commentator Stakes.

    NY Begins Weekly Track Information Reports

    The New York State Gaming Commission announced a major new transparency initiative at its May 26 meeting. It has begun posting weekly reports from the New York Racing Association tracks, and will expand it to others.

  • Hip 161, a colt by Flatter, sold for $280,000 to top the opening session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Median Rises at OBS Spring Sale Opener

    An Ohio-bred colt by Flatter sold to Carrol Castille's Whispering Oaks Farm for $280,000 to top the opening session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training April 21 in Ocala, Fla.

  • Untapable

    Untapable Set for Apple Blossom Rematch

    Champion Untapable will get another chance at Oaklawn Park and should be sharper in her second start of the season against unlikely rival Gold Medal Dancer in the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 10.

  • Gold Medal Dancer

    Gold Medal Dancer Works for Apple Blossom

    Gold Medal Dancer traveled five furlongs in a brisk :59 1/5 March 28 at Oaklawn Park, prepping for a run in the April 10 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I). A decision will be made March 30 as to whether Untapable will run.

  • Houston Ladies Classic Stakes winner Cassatt was named the 2015 Horse of the Meet at Sam Houston.

    Sam Houston Reports Increased Handle

    Total handle for the recently concluded 32-day Thoroughbred meet at Sam Houston Race Park increased more than 15% to $51,258,598 in 2015 compared with the 2014 meet, as average daily handle improved a fourth straight year.

  • Tapiture makes his seasonal debut in the Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TqvFjFK">Order This Photo</a>

    Tapiture Set for 2015 Debut in Razorback

    Two-time grade II winner Tapiture, who closed out last season with a runner-up finish to Goldencents in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), is scheduled to make his 4-year-old season debut March 14, in the Razorback H.