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  • Is Bobby's Kitten Ready to Roar?

    Will Bobby's Kitten stamp himself as a Kentucky Derby contender with a strong showing in the Blue Grass Stakes?

  • Nine 3-year-old colts were entered in the Arkansas Derby.

    Arkansas Derby Invader Bayern Meets Tapiture

    Tapiture, Strong Mandate, and Ride On Curlin butt heads once more at Oaklawn Park in the The $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 12, and they'll be joined by another new shooter from the Bob Baffert barn in Bayern.

  • The stretch battle during the Rebel Stakes.

    Rebel Rematch Expected in Arkansas Derby

    The first four finishers of the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 15 came out of the race none the worse in spite of the roughly-run final furlong, and three of them are definitely pointed for a return in the Arkansas Derby.

  • D. Wayne Lukas<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-145/29744699_jpqpwR#!i=2557234628&k=jwnVH56">Order This Photo</a>

    Strong Mandate Brings Lukas Back for More

    Every morning D. Wayne Lukas sends the first set out over the Arkansas oval, their hooves sinking softly in the freshly harrowed ground. On March 14, he supervised Rebel contender Strong Mandate and champion Will Take Charge.

  • Tapiture

    Tapiture Takes On Rebel Invaders and Old Foes

    Homebred Tapiture looks to continue his journey to the Kentucky Derby when he takes on two he beat in the Southwest Stakes along with California invaders, among others, in the March 15 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn.

  • Kobe's Back

    Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen 3/10/2014

    Several new horses appear on Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen this week, including a new number one. Steve expands on thoughts of California Chrome's start out of the gate in the San Felipe Stakes.

  • And They're Off: President's Day 2014

    Honest Stableboy makes an appearance with Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman. Steve and Lenny discuss current events, the Southwest Stakes, Kentucky Derby contenders Tapiture, Strong Mandate, Tamarando, and Kobe's Back.

  • And They're Off: President's Day 2014

    Honest Stableboy makes an appearance with Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman. Steve and Lenny discuss current events, the Southwest Stakes, Kentucky Derby contenders Tapiture, Strong Mandate, Tamarando, and Kobe's Back.

  • Tapiture wins the Southwest Stakes.

    Tapiture Strides on in Southwest

    Ron Winchell's homebred Tapiture made his season debut a stirring one Feb. 17 when he galloped to a 4 1/4-length victory over Strong Mandate in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.

  • Honor Code<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2940293938&k=3tRqP9c">Order This Photo</a>

    Honor Code Top Horse in Future Derby Pool 2

    There was no strong consensus for the top individual choice among six leading contenders in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager's second pool; it concluded Feb. 8, with the Shug McGaughey-trained Honor Code topping the list.

  • Will Take Charge

    Will Take Charge, Strong Mandate Breeze

    Newly minted 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge breezed a half-mile Feb. 2 at Oaklawn Park in preparation for his expected start in the $500,00 Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Diamond Bachelor has post 12 in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2864240910&k=RF4hPcS">Order This Photo</a>

    In Juvenile, Big Field Makes Posts Factor

    There weren't any audible groans when post positions were drawn for the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), but with a field of 13--one short of the maximum permitted--the run to the first turn could prove critical.

  • Havana holds off Honor Code to win the Champagne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2812505744&k=7PHgwgF">Order This Photo</a>

    Havana Denies Surging Honor Code in Champagne

    Havana extended his neck in the final strides and reached the wire just in time over a surging Honor Code to capture the $500,000 Foxwoods Champagne Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-olds Oct. 5 at Belmont Park.

  • TimeformUS Weekend Plays

    TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The Champagne, Shadwell Turf Mile, and Sprint Championship.

  • Strong Mandate
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    Busy Work Day for Top Churchill-Based 2YOs

    Three of the most accomplished 2-year-olds on the grounds turned in major training moves at Churchill Downs Sunday Sept. 22 in preparation for what their connections hope will be a trip to the Breeders' Cup.

  • Strong Mandate<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2763615901&k=zq3MQHB">Order This Photo</a>

    Hopeful Hero Strong Mandate Zips at Churchill

    Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) winner Strong Mandate bounced of his most recent win 11 days ago with a bullet half-mile breeze Sept. 13 at Churchill Downs, leaving his Hall of Fame trainer, D. Wayne Lukas, to marvel afterward.

  • Strong Mandate wins the Hopeful Stakes.
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    Strong Mandate Dominates in Muddy Hopeful

    Strong Mandate turned in a dominant performance in the $300,000 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, winning for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas on the renowned horseman's 78th birthday Sept. 2 at the Spa.