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    3-Year-Old Filly Division Balanced in 2013

    Perhaps no Eclipse Award category overflowed with more talent than among the 3-year-old fillies of 2013. They performed admirably against each other and then went out and defeated the best of their older counterparts.

  • Revolutionary returns a winner at Gulfstream Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3017195222&k=pQ6cbKB">Order This Photo</a>

    Revolutionary Returns a Winner at Gulfstream

    WinStar Farm's multiple graded stakes winner Revolutionary returned to the races for the first time since the 2013 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with a solid victory Jan. 11 at Gulfstream Park, taking a one mile allowance event.

  • Candy Kitty wins the Ginger Brew Stakes.
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    Candy Kitty Shows Versatility in Ginger Brew

    Starlight Racing's Candy Kitty charged through an opening to the outside of battling front-runners and kicked clear to win the $100,000 Ginger Brew Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Jan. 5 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Fierce Boots cannot be caught in the Busanda Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3005634457&k=5kZ8qb5">Order This Photo</a>

    Fierce Boots Stamps Busanda Stakes Upset

    Fierce Boots took the lead coming out of the gate and was never headed as she rolled to a two-length upset of favored Flipcup in the $100,000 Busanda Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Jan. 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Sweet Whiskey takes control in the Old Hat Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3005304607&k=Lr3q2g3">Order This Photo</a>

    Sweet Whiskey Takes Rail to Old Hat Win

    Sweet Whiskey took the inside path in the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 4 at Gulfstream Park, charging past stablemate and runner-up Co Cola in the stretch to notch her first stakes victory.

  • Princess of Sylmar

    Haskin: Stanco Won More Than He Lost

    Ed Stanco will not have an Eclipse statue on his mantle, or wherever he is displaying his collection of Princess of Sylmar trophies. But that is the only thing he won't have.

  • Viva Rafaela won an allowance/optional claiming race at Gulfstream Park on November 11.

    Viva Rafaela Makes U.S. Stakes Debut

    Viva Rafaela, a group I winner in her native Brazil, will try stakes company for the first time on United States soil while facing a full field in the Jan. 4 Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Corfu makes his 3-year-old debut in the Spectacular Bid Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2657031645&k=pgPnPhS">Order This Photo</a>

    Corfu Opens 2014 Season in Spectacular Bid

    Last year's Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) winner Corfu will try to end a three-race skid when he faces an expected field of seven other 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes Jan. 4 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Sweet Whiskey tries for her first graded stakes in the Old Hat Stakes.

    Sweet Whiskey to Take Old Hat Shot From Rail

    After closing 2013 with a runner-up finish in the Matron Stakes (gr. II), Sweet Whiskey will try to secure her first graded stakes win Jan. 4 at Gulfstream Park in the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (gr. III).

  • Todd Pletcher compiled total purse earnings of $25,248,816.

    Castellano, Pletcher Best Among 2013 Leaders

    Javier Castellano led North American jockeys in victories and total purse earnings for the first time in 2013, while Todd Pletcher ended the year far ahead on the national earnings list for trainers for the eighth time.

  • Stopchargingmaria goes by late to win the Demoiselle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2940038647&k=C9zkPSH">Order This Photo</a>

    Favorite Stopchargingmaria Wins Demoiselle

    Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria edged stablemate Got Lucky to win the Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II). The 2-year-old filly got the 1 1/8 miles in 1:52.62 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trainer Todd Pletcher conditions both.

  • Royal Lahaina comes home strong to win the Go for Wand Handicap. 
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    Royal Lahaina Makes Grade in Go for Wand

    With Jose Ortiz setting her loose three wide turning for home, Royal Lahaina pounced on the lead, opened a two-length advantage in mid-stretch, and was never threatened late in upsetting the $300,000 Go for Wand Handicap.

  • Verrazano
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    Pletcher's Cigar Mile Trio Breezes at Belmont

    Trainer Todd Pletcher's three contenders for the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I)--Forty Tales, Capo Bastone, and Verrazano--took to the Belmont Park training track Nov. 17 to turn in their penultimate breezes prior to the race.

  • Graydar<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2796356687&k=whCjRMZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Donn Winner Graydar Retired to Taylor Made

    Grade I winner Graydar, Unbridled's Song's undefeated top older horse of 2013, has been retired from racing to stand at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, Ky. as property of a syndicate.

  • Stopchargingmaria wins the Tempted Stakes.
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    Stopchargingmaria Romps in Tempted Stakes

    Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria, the 4-5 choice in a field of five, took the early lead and never looked back en route to a blowout victory in the $245,000 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct Nov. 3.

  • New Year's Day, (inside) and Martin Garcia, run by Havana, (L) to win the 2013 Breeders' Cup Juvenile. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile/33149927_s6DS8h#!i=2878340522&k=2CzrbrM">Order This Phot

    New Year's Day Pops Cork in BC Juvenile

    Gary and Mary West's New Year's Day rallied up the rail to get past favorite Havana and win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park. The winner is trained by Bob Baffert.

  • Breeders' Cup News Minute - 10/29/2013 - Day 3

    Steve Haskin brings us today's news update on who arrived, what horses were on the track, and comments on Aidan O'Brien's chances of victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Aidan O'Brien

    Haskin's Classic Report: Is it Their Time?

    Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, Aidan O'Brien and Kathy Ritvo are on a mission: get rid of that agonizing, heartbreaking second-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic that is hanging over their heads and win this thing already

  • Graydar won the 2013 Kelso Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2797010812&k=swcTMGF">Order This Photo</a>

    Graydar to Miss Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner Graydar will be forced to miss the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park after a quarter crack in his left front hoof was discovered Monday morning.

  • Palace Malice

    Palace Malice Puts in Final Half-Mile Blow

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Palace Malice breezed a half-mile over the training track Oct. 27, one of 15 horses that were put through their final drills in advance of next weekend's two-day racing extravaganza.

  • Authenticity

    Authenticity in Comfort Zone at Santa Anita

    While most of the New York-based horses for the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) are traveling to California Oct. 28, Authenticity has been at Santa Anita since running second in the Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) a month earlier.

  • Capo Bastone<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2722492487&k=mZCtzcr">Order This Photo</a>

    Capo Bastone Likely for Turf Sprint

    Although he enters this year's Breeders' Cup off a victory in one of North America's top dirt sprint races, the connections of Capo Bastone are leaning toward a start in the Geico Turf Sprint (gr. I).

  • Game On Dude, one of two horses entered by Baffert in the Classic.

    Big Three Trainers Dominate Classic Field

    Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, and Bill Mott each will saddle two horses in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, with Baffert sending out likely favorite Game On Dude.

  • My Miss Aurelia

    My Miss Aurelia Entered at Belmont Oct. 24

    Champion My Miss Aurelia will return from a seven-month layoff Oct. 24 at Belmont Park in the $100,000 Punkin Pie overnight stakes, a seven-furlong race for fillies and mares that haven't won a stakes in 2013.

  • Point of Entry
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    Point of Entry Works for Breeders' Cup Turf

    Five-time grade I winner Point of Entry delivered a solid move in company over the Belmont Park inner turf course on Oct. 13, going five furlongs in 1:01.24 to stay on track for a comeback in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I).

  • Verrazano<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2662607600&k=c3tFwXz">Order This Photo</a>

    Verrazano Works Bullet for BC Dirt Mile

    Let's Go Stable and Coolmore partners' Verrazano worked a bullet five furlongs in 1:01.08 Oct. 12 on the dirt training track at Belmont Park, gearing up for the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Ed Stanco (right) with Princess of Sylmar.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2491692711&k=7wm7CH4">Order This Photo</a>

    Stanco Hoping 'Princess' Runs in Distaff

    Owner Ed Stanco says he is "expecting and hoping" top 3-year-old filly Princess of Sylmar will run in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) following the filly's half-mile breeze in :49 3/5 at Belmont Oct. 12.

  • 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.