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  • Untapable outfinishes Stonetastic to win the Pocahontas Stakes.

    No Stopping Untapable in Pocahontas Victory

    Untapable, under a patient ride from Rosie Napravnik, collared favored Stonetastic in deep stretch and edged away to a half-length victory in the $150,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Rise Up

    Full Iroquois Could Be Ticket to BC Juvenile

    Mountaineer Juvenile winner Rise Up is the 120-pound highweight, while promising Ride On Curlin and Tapiture, runner-up to Hopeful (gr. I) winner Strong Mandate last out, are among those slated to run.

  • Sign wins the 2012 Pocahontas Stakes.

    Pocahontas Draws Eight Led by Elena Strikes

    Eight juvenile fillies looking for a free ride to the Breeders' Cup will line up Sept. 7 in the $150,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs on opening day of the Louisville track's 12-day September meet.

  • Dunkin Bend wins the Sapling Stakes.

    Dunkin Bend Prevails in Sapling Stakes

    After tracking the leaders through the turn, Michael Langford's Dunkin Bend rallied three wide turning for home on his way to a clear victory in the $96,000 Sapling Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 1 at Monmouth Park.

  • Justin Phillip will be making his 30th career start.

    Zayat Pair to Tangle in Forego Stakes

    Ahmed Zayat hopes to make an early trip to the winner's circle in the Forego Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 31, just before Paynter continues on his comeback trail in the featured Woodward (gr. I).

  • Brazen Persuasion (right) and Bahnah cannot be separated at the finish of the Schuylerville.
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    Fillies Fight to Draw in Schuylerville

    The $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) ended in a draw after a tremendous battle down the stretch between pacesetter Brazen Persuasion and favored Bahnah on opening day of the 2013 Saratoga Race Course meet July 19.

  • Mico Margarita rolls home to win the Carry Back.

    Mico Margarita Solid in Carry Back Score

    The $150,000 Carry Back Stakes (gr. III) set up perfectly for a closer at Calder Casino & Race Course on July 6, and Mico Margarita took full advantage to win his first graded stakes for J. Kirk and Judy Robison.

  • Prayer for Relief surges to victory in the Cornhusker Handicap.

    Prayer for Relief Answers All in Cornhusker

    Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief, second in his only two starts this year, broke through with a victory in the $300,000 Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino June 29.

  • D'cajun Cat Set to Pounce in Bashford Manor

    After impressively winning his debut June 1 at Churchill Downs, D'cajun Cat will try to make it 2-for-2 under the twin spires when he faces six other juveniles in the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) June 29.

  • Master Rick wins the Lone Star Park Handicap.

    Master Rick Rolls On in Lone Star Park 'Cap

    In a near replay of last month's Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III), Master Rick galloped past stablemate Prayer for Relief in the stretch to win the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) by one length May 27.

  • Funnys Approval won the Barbara Fritchie Handicap in February.

    Funnys Approval Could Raise Winning Colors

    Grade II winner Funnys Approval will try to return to top form when she faces an expected six other fillies and mares in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes on Memorial Day May 27 at Churchill Downs.

  • Master Rick will try for a third straight win in the Lone Star Park Handicap.

    Master Rick Seeks to Extend Winning Streak

    Richard Davis' Master Rick will try for a third straight win overall and second straight graded stakes score when he faces four other rivals in the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) Monday, May 27.

  • Master Rick Rallies to Texas Mile Victory

    After racing along the rail in the backstretch, jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. angled Master Rick out in the far turn and the Master Command colt rallied from third in the stretch to win the $200,000 Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III).

  • Cluster of Stars rolls again in the Distaff Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455222018&k=zsrQjQ7">Order This Photo</a>

    Cluster of Stars Stays Unbeaten in Distaff

    Turtle Bird Stable's undefeated Cluster of Stars repelled the challenge of Los Ojitos and preserved her perfect record April 13 at Aqueduct Racetrack, winning the $200,000 Distaff Handicap (gr. II).

  • Vuitton nips Beat the Blues by a nose to win the Carousel Stakes.

    Vuitton Bags Carousel for Red-Hot Asmussen

    Vuitton came from well off the pace to edge favored Beat the Blues by a nose in the $100,000 Carousel Stakes at Oaklawn Park April 11, capping a sensational afternoon for trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana Jr.

  • Tom Amoss

    Amoss, Asmussen Tie for Fair Grounds Title

    Trainers Tom Amoss and Steve Asmussen ended the 141st Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meeting in a dead-heat for most victories with 42 apiece when they combined to win half of the races on the closing-day card March 31.

  • Carve Beats Rain at Oaklawn for Rebel Work

    Michael Langford's recent purchase Carve was among the first horses to hit the track at Oaklawn Park early on the morning of March 10, breezing a half-mile before heavy rains left the track in sloppy condition.

  • Turf stakes winner Brown Almighty will try dirt in the Smarty Jones.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Works/26130247_gxH6nS#!i=2185592502&k=5M5tTG2">Order This Photo</a>

    Brown Almighty Makes Smarty Jones Dirt Debut

    The connections for Brown Almighty have been planning their colt's dirt debut for months now, and on Jan. 21 their wait will be over when the colt makes his start in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

  • The connections of King Henny accepting the winning trophy.

    King Henny Wins Inaugural Big Drama Via DQ

    Favored King Henny won the inaugural running of the $100,000 Big Drama Stakes for 3-year-olds at rainy Delta Downs when Mr. Bandini's Band was disqualified from first for interference in the stretch on the night of Jan. 5.

  • Great Mills
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    Dozen Set for Hillside Turf in Daytona Stakes

    The $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) attracted a dozen entrants to the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park Dec. 29 including Great Mills, most recently fourth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) on the course.

  • My Miss Aurelia

    La Brea: My Miss Aurelia Can Nail Down Title

    In spite of her abbreviated campaign, My Miss Aurelia can likely wrap up an Eclipse Award as the nation's leading 3-year-old filly with a win in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita Dec. 26.

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    My Miss Aurelia Works Half-Mile for La Brea

    Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic runner-up My Miss Aurelia worked a half mile in :48 3/5 on Santa Anita's fast main track on the morning of Dec. 20 in preparation for next week's La Brea Stakes (gr. I) at seven furlongs.

  • King Henny won the Clever Trevor Stakes last month.

    King Henny Draws Outside in Springboard Mile

    King Henny, winner of the Clever Trevor Stakes last month, drew the far outside post in a maximum field of 12 juveniles entered in the $300,000 Remington Springboard Mile Stakes Dec. 9 at Remington Park.

  • Dust And Diamonds

    Shine On Dust and Diamonds in Sugar Swirl

    After finishing second to Groupie Doll in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) in November, Dust and Diamonds looms as a prohibitive favorite in the Adena Springs Sugar Swirl (gr. III) Dec. 8 at Gulfstream Park

  • Tapizar stands out from the pack in the Dirt Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Dirt-Mile/26285112_VMS3Hd#!i=2192791575&k=H73CWvt">Order This Photo</a>

    Tapizar an Overpowering BC Dirt Mile Victor

    Tapizar, returning to the scene of his only graded stakes wins for trainer Steve Asmussen, took the lead in upper stretch and drew away for a handy win in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.

  • Unbridled's Note streaks home to win the Eddie D Stakes.

    Unbridled's Note Takes Eddie D in Turf Debut

    Unbridled's Note, invading from New York for his debut on turf, captured the $100,000 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT) over the hillside turf course on opening day of the 2012 fall meet at Santa Anita Park Sept. 28.

  • My Miss Aurelia (left) outfinishes Questing to win the Cotillion Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2103714693&k=NP7qLxB">Order This Photo</a>

    Thrilling Cotillion Goes to My Miss Aurelia

    In a heavyweight battle between champion My Miss Aurelia and multiple grade I winner Questing through the stretch of the $971,200 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I), My Miss Aurelia prevailed by a head to remain undefeated Sept. 22.

  • Dust and Diamonds flies home to win the Gallant Bloom.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2103186125&k=spzqgRq">Order This Photo</a>

    Dust and Diamonds Flawless in Gallant Bloom

    Dust and Diamonds, getting good at the right time, disposed of better-known rivals Musical Romance and Turbulent Descent with ease in capturing the $200,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) by 1 1/4 lengths at Belmont.

  • Questing

    Questing Highlights Short Cotillion Field

    Very few fillies were up for the challenge of facing undefeated 2-year-old champion My Miss Aurelia and two-time grade I winner Questing in the Sept. 22 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing Sept. 22.