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  • Robbins Tops Del Mar Meet Officials

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 70th race meeting beginning July 22 led by a veteran team of racing officials. Heading up the effort will by DMTC's vice president for racing, Tom Robbins, who also serves as the track's director of racing and racing secretary. This will be his 29th summer in the seaside racing office.

  • KY Commission Endorses Governor's VLT Plan

    Citing threats to the state's racing and breeding industries from other states in which alternative gaming boosts purses and breeding programs, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission June 9 unanimously endorsed a plan for video lottery terminals at racetracks that was unveiled earlier in the day by Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • Snow Dance

    Grade II Winner Snow Dance Euthanized

    Snow Dance, who won or placed in a dozen graded turf stakes, was euthanized March 28 after undergoing colic surgery several days earlier.

  • Sunshine Millions Dash winner This Ones for Phil<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%3D7535422%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    FOY Candidates Work at Gulfstream

    With a week to go before the $250,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), This Ones for Phil and two other leading 3-year-olds put in works over the Gulfstream Park main track on the morning of Feb. 21.

  • Kentucky Jockey Club winner Beethoven makes his 3-year old debut in the Holy Bull.

    Holy Bull: Beethoven, 'Bernie Outside

    With Big Drama sitting this one out, the $150,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 31 will highlight the return of graded stakes winners Beethoven and West Side Bernie, as well as a gate full of new 3-year-old prospects.

  • 'Bid Winner Headed for Fountain of Youth

    Trainer Wesley Ward gave a 'thumbs up' sign the morning after Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Notonthesamepage rolled to a near-record setting victory in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

  • Notonthesamepage cruises in the Spectacular Bid.<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%3D7300633%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Spectacular Victory for Notonthesamepage

    Notonthesamepage grabbed the lead soon after the start and never looked back, romping by more than eight lengths in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid for 3-year-olds, the first stakes race of the Gulfstream Park winter season on opening day at the Hallandale Beach track Jan. 3.

  • Jim Dandy winner Macho Again takes on up-and-comer Forest Command in the Super Derby.<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%3D5286679%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Super Derby: Forest Command in Big Test

    Though he's lightly raced and has yet to run farther than seven furlongs, Forest Command figures to draw much of the attention in the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs Sept. 20.

  • Calumet Farm, which Sladon guided through bankruptcy in the early 1990s.

    Ronald B. Sladon Dead

    Ronald B. Sladon, who helped guide Calumet Farm during the Lexington nursery's troubled times in the early 1990s, died Jan. 14

  • World record-setter One Hot Wish returns in the Sorrento.

    Record-Setting One Hot Wish Returns in Sorrento

    Led by world record-setter One Hot Wish, three-time winner Carbella, and graded stakes-placed American County, a field of nine is expected for Wednesday's $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies going 6 1/2 furlongs on the Del Mar Polytrack.

  • Grade II Winner Strong Contender Retired

    John Oxley's grade II winner Strong Contender, scratched as the second-choice the morning of the Feb. 3 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, has been retired from racing because of an injury.

  • Tendon Tear May End Strong Contender's Career

    John Oxley's multiple graded stakes winner Strong Contender, scratched as the second choice the morning of Saturday's Donn Handicap, has possibly suffered a career-ending injury.

  • Strong Contender (right) outlasts Lawyer Ron to post impressive Super Derby win.

    'Contender Packs Big Wallop in Super Derby

    He was reluctant to load, but once John C. Oxley's Strong Contender got rolling, there was no stopping him. The 3-year-old son of Maria's Mon swept past the 4-5 favorite Lawyer Ron to win the $486,500 Super Derby (gr. II) at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Saturday.

  • Ward On Travers Fence With Strong Contender

    Despite putting in a strong five-furlong workout over the Belmont Park training track Saturday, John Oxley's Strong Contender is still questionable for the upcoming Travers, according to Donna Ward, the wife and assistant trainer for John Ward.

  • Preakness winner Bernardini returns in Jim Dandy.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3DS210287%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D429802%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Bernardini Makes Long-Awaited Return in Jim Dandy

    The wait is over. Darley Stable's Bernardini, who hasn't run since his brilliant victory in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), finally gets back to the races in Saturday's Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II), in which he will face five opponents.

  • Strong Contender rolls to victory in the Dwyer Stakes. <a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D419392%26sequencenum%3D0%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Strong Contender Rolls to Victory in Dwyer

    John C. Oxley's Strong Contender posted an authoritative 7 3/4-length victory in Tuesday's grade II Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park as the lightly-raced 3-year-old son of Maria's Mon won his third race in only his fifth career start.

  • Strong Contender

    Strong Contender May Fly in Peter Pan

    While the country's best 3-year-olds battle at Pimlico Saturday for the Preakness (gr. I), a group of talented sophomores will line up in the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park.

  • Strong Contender scored second straight victory in this late February Gulfstream allowance win.

    Strong Contender in Final Drill for Lane's End

    John Oxley's undefeated 3-year-old Strong Contender worked five furlongs in :59 4/5 at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday morning in his final major tune-up prior to his probable start in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) March 25 at Turfway Park.

  • Strong Contender enters Derby picture with Gulfstream win.

    Strong Contender Rumbles in Gulf Allowance

    Though he has had only one previous start, John Oxley's 3-year-old Strong Contender could merit serious consideration on the road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with his 4 3/4-length triumph over a strong field of sophomores in his first start of the year Wednesday at Gulfstream Park.

  • Gulf Allowance Brings Out High Cotton, Strong Contender

    High Cotton and Strong Contender, 3-year-olds with Triple Crown potential and high profile connections, make their first start of the year at Gulfstream Park in Wednesday's one-mile allowance feature.

  • Miss Matched Likely Sabin Choice Despite Layoff

    Miss Matched could be the horse to beat in the $100,000 Sabin Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares Saturday at Gulfstream Park in her first start since finishing third in the Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) at Hoosier Downs on Sept. 30.

  • Ward Looks for Improved Lifestyle in Sprint

    After winning his first two races by a combined margin of more than 23 lengths, Lifestyle has lost five in a row. It's not exactly a scenario one might expect from an experienced trainer but that's what Wesley Ward mapped out for Lifestyle, who will take on unbeaten Lost In The Fog in the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Belmont Park on Saturday.

  • For All We Know Certain Winner of Raven Run

    John Oxley's For All We Know came from off the pace to pull away from Flying Glitter in deep stretch for her first graded stakes victory in the $300,000 Raven Run (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Top 2-Year-Olds Draw Focus at Belmont

    The Todd-Pletcher-trained Unobstructed View is part of an inexperienced Astarita (gr. III) field and the blue-blooded Dr. Pleasure headlines the Cowdin in a pair of 6 1/2-furlong juvenile stakes at Belmont Park Sunday.

  • Solid Group for Indiana Oaks Friday

    The public may have a hard time determining who the favorite should be in the grade III Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies Friday night at Hoosier Park.

  • Miss Matched Fits Perfectly in Arlington Oaks

    John C. Oxley's Miss Matched held off a slew of rivals inside the final furlong to prevail by a length in the $100,000 Arlington Oaks at Arlington Park on Saturday.

  • Kentucky Stallion Jambalaya Jazz Killed by Lightning

    John C. Oxley's <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1357820&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Jambalaya Jazz</a>, a 13-year-old stallion standing at Charles Nuckols Jr. and Sons' Nuckols Farm near Midway, Ky., was killed by lightning in his paddock June 27.

  • Bear Fan Favored to Defend Barbara Fritchie Title

    Bear Fan has been installed as the even-money morning-line favorite by Laurel Park handicapper Frank Carulli as the 6-year-old daughter of Pine Bluff attempts to defend her title in Saturday's $200,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II).

  • Leo Getz Coronation Futurity's 'Lethal Weapon'

    Leo Getz, a California-based 2-year-old maiden owned in part by actor Joe Pesci, could prove to be the "Lethal Weapon" of Saturday's $250,000 Coronation Futurity for Ontario breds at Woodbine.

  • Millionaire Men's Exclusive Retired Once More

    Millionaire California-bred Men's Exclusive, who made a one-race comeback at age 11 after languishing in retirement for about a year, has been retired for good, trainer Wesley Ward and owner Debbie Reed said.

  • Hero's Tribute to Buck Pond

    Hero's Tribute, a 6-year-old son of Sea Hero--Eastern Dawn, by Damascus, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2005 breeding season at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky. The three-time stakes winner, who arrived at the farm Sept. 11, will stand for a fee of $5,000.

  • Miss Matched to be Tested in Spinaway

    She has been the talk of Monmouth Park, but Miss Matched will get a big test at Saratoga Race Course on Friday, when she goes to post in the 113th running of the grade II, $250,000 Spinaway for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.

  • Bear Fan Top Weight in Entertaining 'Rooney

    Probably the strongest field of filly and mare sprinters assembled in the country this year will meet in the $500,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. II) at six furlongs Saturday at Calder Race Course in the headline event in the 2004 "Summit of Speed."

  • Equisoft, Decker Partner In Racing Software Initiative

    EquiSoft Inc. and Robert L. Decker LLC, a Louisville, KY., based business consulting firm, reached agreement on a strategic partnership to market software and internet development services to the racing industry, focusing primarily on the development and marketing of pari-mutuel wagering and handicapping software and related new media racing initiatives

  • Bear Fan Sets Track Record in Vagrancy

    Smarty Jones will have to do a lot to win as impressively as Bear Fan. The 5-year-old mare set a track record in taking the Vagrancy (gr. II) by nine lengths in the first of six consecutive graded stakes today at Belmont Park that will culminate with a run for the Triple Crown.

  • Pesci Primed for First Stake Win in Hawthorne

    Pesci, the promising 4-year-old filly and namesake of co-owner Joe Pesci, the Academy Award-winning actor, seeks her first graded stakes victory in Sunday's $100,000-added Hawthorne Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

  • Bear Fan Seeks Fourth Straight in Vagrancy

    The versatile California-bred mare Bear Fan, a winner of three consecutive stakes victories, tops a field of nine fillies and mares entered for the $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II) at 6 1/2 furlongs on the Belmont Stakes undercard Saturday.

  • Bear Fan Puts Bite on Genuine Risk Foes

    Versatile California-bred mare Bear Fan hit the front near the quarter pole and bounded away to an easy five-length victory over Harmony Lodge in the $150,00 Genuine Risk Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park Sunday.