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  • Havre de Grace

    Fasig-Tipton November Wrap

    Esther Marr reviews the Fasig-Tipton November sale and the purchase of Havre de Grace. Also, comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.

  • Havre de Grace at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale.

    Amazing Grace at Fasig-Tipton November

    The sale of Havre de Grace for the third-highest price ever for a broodmare or broodmare prospect highlights a sale that saw gross receipts nearly double.

  • Groupie Doll at Santa Anita 10/29/2012.
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    Groupie Doll Highlights F&M Sprint Field

    While Groupie Doll's stellar 2012 record puts her in a different league than many of her competitors in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I), the favorite will still have to face five other grade I winners.

  • Include Me Out won the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes by a neck on Aug. 4.

    Include Me Out Has Competition in Zenyatta

    An interesting mix of talented fillies and mares, headlined by 2012 grade I winners Include Me Out, Love Theway Youare, and Love and Pride, and will go postward in the Sept. 29 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Include Me Out holds off Star Billing to take the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar.

    Include Me Out All In for Clement Hirsch Win

    Favored Include Me Out, benefiting from a rail-skimming ride under Joe Talamo, was all out to deny Star Billing in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 4 at Del Mar for her second grade I win of the season.

  • Switch won the A Gleam on July 14.

    Switch Wheels Back for Clement Hirsch Stakes

    Fresh off a victory in the A Gleam Handicap (gr. II), dual grade I winner Switch wheels right back for trainer John Sadler while returning to two turns in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 4 at Del Mar.

  • Sassy Image won last year's Humana Distaff by three lengths.

    Sassy Image Looks for Humana Distaff Repeat

    Sassy Image will attempt to become the first repeat winner of the $300,000 Humana Distaff (gr. I) when she faces a strong lineup in the 26th renewal of the seven-furlong test May 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • A smile from Juan Leyva, as Musical Romance takes the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9728542%

    Musical Romance Upset Winner of F&M Sprint

    Pinnacle Racing Stable and trainer Bill Kaplan's longshot Musical Romance (by Concorde's Tune) pulled away on the inside in the stretch to take the $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).

  • Turbulent Descent

    Turbulent Descent Favored in F&M Sprint

    Multiple grade I winner Turbulent Descent drew post 3 for the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I). The daughter of Congrats will face 12 Nov. 4 going seven furlongs as the 6-5 favorite.

  • TCI: First Look at the BC Pre-Entries (Video)

    Jon and Joel take a first look at the Pre-Entries, focusing on the Filly & Mare Turf, the Sprint, the Turf, the Dirt Mile, the Mile, the Ladies' Classic, and the Classic. Brought to you by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Holiday for Kitten (right) holds off Musical Romance to win the Thoroughbred Club of America.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9701098%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Holiday for Kitten Hangs On for TCA Upset

    The hot start to the Keeneland fall meet continued for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, as their homebred filly Holiday for Kitten held off Musical Romance by a nose to win the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (gr. II) Oct. 8.

  • Shotgun Gulch

    Shotgun Gulch, Switch Meet in TCA

    Shotgun Gulch, winner of the Vinery Madison Stakes (gr, I) at the Keeneland spring meeting, will be gunning for her second stakes win at the Lexington track as she contests the Thoroughbred Club of America (gr. II).

  • Gio Ponti

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    Fields Taking Shape for Keeneland Stakes

    Multiple Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti returns to Keeneland on Oct. 8 as he seeks to defend his title in the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT), one of nine graded stakes over the Lexington track's opening weekend.

  • TCI: Super Saturday (Video)

    Jon and Joel reveal the Filly and Mare Sprint Top 5, and preview Super Saturday and how it will impact the Breeders' Cup. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Ultra Blend and Tyler Baze take the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9627452%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ultra Blend Stirs Up Hirsch Stunner

    Ultra Blend, an ultra-consistent California-bred 5-year-old mare, became a grade I winner with a hard-fought neck victory over Zazu in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar.

  • Ultra Blend

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    Ultra Blend Keeps Climbing in Clement Hirsch

    Every time he's asked her, trainer Art Sherman says Ultra Blend has met the challenge. In the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 6, the 5-year-old California-bred mare will take her biggest step yet.

  • Always A Princess in the La Canada.

    Surgery a Success for Always a Princess

    Arnold Zetcher's Always a Princess, who cracked both sesamoids during the running of the Santa Margarita Invitational, is resting comfortably following surgery March 13 at the Equine Medical Center in Cypress.

  • Switch in the Santa Monica Stakes.

    Switch Turns It On in Flashy Santa Monica Win

    As dominant as she was in winning the La Brea (gr. I) in stakes record-time one month ago, Switch looked like a world-beater as she trounced her rivals in the $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) Jan. 30 at Santa Anita.

  • Switch seeks her second grade I triumph in a row in the Santa Monica Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9346080%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Switch Well-Positioned for Second Grade I Win

    A dominant winner of the La Brea Stakes (gr. I) to kick off the Santa Anita season, Switch returns to action Jan. 30 seeking her second grade I triumph in a row in the $250,000 Santa Monica Stakes (gr. I).

  • Switch on the Churchill Downs track prior to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

    Sadler Seeks La Brea Repeat With Switch

    Trainer John Sadler and jockey Joel Rosario, who teamed to win last year's La Brea Stakes (gr. I) with Evita Argentina, seem well-spotted to repeat in the $250,000 event with the hard-knocking Switch at Santa Anita Dec. 26.

  • Dubai Majesty is all alone at the finish of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9266740%26ref%

    Dubai Majesty Rules BC Filly & Mare Sprint

    Dubai Majesty took over coming off the turn and rolled to a commanding victory in the $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Zenyatta overtakes Switch to capture number 19.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9217803%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    19 Down, One Big One to Go for Zenyatta

    For the third time in her career, Zenyatta three-peated in a grade I race when she used her patented late charge to post a half-length triumph in Oak Tree's $250,000 Lady's Secret Stakes (gr. I) at Hollywood Park Oct. 2

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    Switch In, But Zenyatta Stands Out in 'Secret

    Undefeated two-time champion Zenyatta stands alone as she goes for her 19th consecutive win over her home track in the $250,000 Lady's Secret Stakes (gr. I) at Oak Tree's Hollywood Park meet Oct. 2.

  • Switch upset favorite Blind Luck and captured the Hollywood Oaks. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9054329%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sadler Finds Blind Luck's Weak Spot Again

    Blind Luck doesn't lose often, but trainer John Sadler seems to have her number. For the second time, a filly he saddled upset the four-time grade I winner when Switch captured the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) June 6.

  • Tanda tries for her third consecutive victory in the Railbird.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8865133%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tanda Heads 10 Fillies Set for Railbird

    An eye-catching winner of the Santa Paula Stakes (gr. III) in her last start, Tanda bids for her third consecutive victory May 9 in the $100,000 Railbird Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

  • Blind Luck just gets up to win the Las Virgenes Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8792418%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Blind Luck Wins Las Virgenes by a Whisker

    Last at the top of the stretch, Blind Luck charged down the middle of the track to capture the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) by a nose over an unlucky Evening Jewel at Santa Anita Feb. 13.

  • Amen Hallelujah pulls away to win the Santa Ynez under Chantal Sutherland. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8746846%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Amen Hallelujah Answers Santa Ynez Call

    In a battle of Eastern invaders down the Santa Anita stretch, Amen Hallelujah overpowered Franny Freud in the final strides to win the $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) by three-quarters of a length Jan. 16.

  • Franny Freud makes her West Coast debut in the Santa Ynez Stakes.

    Franny Freud Poised for West Coast Splash

    New York invader Franny Freud, a three-time stakes winner in 2009, makes her West Coast debut in the $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) as the 123-pound high weight Jan. 16 at Santa Anita.