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  • Aurelia's Belle (left) finished second in the Regret Stakes, but was placed first.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-5THBHBS">Order This Photo</a>

    Aurelia's Belle Takes Regret Stakes on DQ

    Jim Miller's Aurelia's Belle earned the second graded stakes win of her career when she was placed first after a disqualification in the $111,900 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs June 14.

  • Room Service and Shaun Bridgmohan dominate the American Oaks.

    Room Service Rings Up American Oaks Victory

    Kentucky shipper Room Service, the only grade I winner in the field, overpowered the leaders in the drive for the wire to tally impressively in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) May 31 on the Santa Anita turf.

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    Room Service Ships West for American Oaks

    Room Service, a game dead-heat winner of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I), squares off with fast-developing Nashoba's Gold in what shapes up as an outstanding renewal of the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) May 31.

  • Itsmyluckyday faces 6 in the Majestic Light Stakes at Monmouth Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-6g5BNjL">Order This Photo</a>

    Itsmyluckyday Set for Majestic Light Stakes

    Itsmyluckyday, the runner-up in the 2013 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) who was sidelined with a pelvic injury for the later part of that season, has made the move back to Monmouth Park for the May 24 Majestic Light Stakes.

  • Afortable makes his stakes debut in the Arlington Classic Stakes.

    Arlington Classic Stakes Debut for Afortable

    After rallying to an upset victory in a tough allowance race one month ago at Keeneland, Afortable will return to Arlington Park for his stakes debut May 24 in the Arlington Classic Stakes (gr. IIIT).

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    Room Service Will Not Run in Kentucky Oaks

    Gary and Mary West's homebred filly Room Service, who dead-heated for victory with Rosalind in the April 5 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I), has been withdrawn for consideration in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Sugar Shock worked four furlongs with Calvin Borel aboard in :48 2/5.

    KY Oaks-Bound Fillies Work at Churchill

    Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-bound fillies Unbridled Forever, Sugar Shock, Aurelia's Belle, and Room Service all posted workouts at Churchill Downs the morning of April 24 in preparation for the "Run for the Lilies."

  • Jim Miller

    Aurelia's Belle Helps Owner Realize Dream

    It's a long way from 3 1/2-furlong races for $1,500 claimers at Shenandoah Downs to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. But Jim Miller is on track to make that journey with his 3-year-old filly Aurelia's Belle.

  • Midnight Hawk won the Sham Stakes on January 11.

    Midnight Hawk Brings Illinois Derby Intrigue

    Given the colt's Chicago connections, it's not surprising Bob Baffert would send Midnight Hawk to the April 19 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. As for his plans from there on out, you'll have to read between the lines.

  • Rosalind (right) and Room Service finished together in the Ashland at Keeneland.
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    Rosalind, Room Service Dead-Heat in Ashland

    In one of the most thrilling editions of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I), Rosalind and Room Service hit the wire together for a dead-heat atop the race for 3-year-old fillies April 5 at Keeneland.

  • Aurelia's Belle flies home to win the Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park.

    Aurelia's Belle Dances Away in Bourbonette

    Aurelia's Belle, returned to Polytrack after three tough graded stakes at Gulfstream Park, overcame favored Sloan Square at mid-stretch to post a 2 1/4-length win in the Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks March 22 at Turway

  • Solitary Ranger won the John Battaglia Memorial at Turfway on March 1.

    Solitary Ranger, Tamarando Clash in Spiral

    Susan Moulton's John Battaglia Memorial winner Solitary Ranger will attempt to become just the second horse to win that prep and the Spiral Stakes when he takes on 3-1 favorite Tamarando March 22 at Turfway Park.

  • Poker Player in the Bourbon Stakes.
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    Catalano Reveals Breeders' Cup Plans

    Trainer Wayne Catalano was doing a little advance planning the morning of Oct. 7, both in the short term for the Keeneland meet and for a few weeks down the road at the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita.

  • Solitary Ranger won the Arlington-Washington Futurity by 5 1/2 lengths on Sept. 7.

    'Ranger' Tops Deep Dixiana Breeders' Futurity

    Solitary Ranger, who broke his maiden by 5 1/2 lengths when winning the Sept. 7 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III), headlines a field of 14, plus two also-eligibles for the $400,000 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I).

  • I'm Already Sexy rolls to victory in the Pucker Up Stakes.

    Pucker Up Goes to I'm Already Sexy

    Daughter of Ready's Image owned by the Hit The Board Stables partnership group goes wire-to-wire in the nine-furlong turf test for 3-year-old fillies at Arlington Park.

  • I'm Already Sexy captured the first division of the Hatoof by 4 3/4 lengths.

    Hatoof Stakes Winners Return in Pucker Up

    I'm Already Sexy and I O Ireland, each a winner in a division of the Hatoof Stakes, return in search of an initial graded stakes victory in the $175,000 Pucker Up (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park on Sept. 14.

  • Solitary Ranger comes home alone to win the Arlington-Washington Futurity.

    Solitary Ranger Takes Arlington-Washington

    Solitary Ranger returned from a layup to take the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) in solid fashion Sept. 7 at Arlington Park, becoming his sire's first stakes winner in the process.

  • Stephanie's Kitten fights off Better Lucky to win the Just a Game Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2563001874&k=2f5LqwR">Order This Photo</a>

    Stephanie's Kitten Prevails in Just a Game

    Stephanie's Kitten took the rail trip to victory in the $500,000 Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park June 8, digging in determinedly to best Better Lucky by half a length after a dogfight down the lane.

  • Stephanie's Kitten fights off Hungry Island to win the Distaff Turf Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2492914624&k=Bdzsq6L">Order This Photo</a>

    Stephanie's Kitten Comes Back a Winner

    Stephanie's Kitten came back of the layup and got the job done May 4 in the Distaff Turf Mile (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs. Hungry Island, winner of the same race in 2012, was second by a neck.

  • Juvenile Behavior: Keeneland 2-Year-Old Races

    Just one of the fun things about Keeneland spring is welcoming new 2-year-olds and the Lexington track will waste no time this year, offering a 4 1/2-furlong race for juvenile fillies on opening day April 5.

  • Stephanie's Kitten takes 7 in the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1829521061&k=GmWXNxZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Ramseys Tackle QEII with Stephanie's Kitten

    Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey started the Keeneland fall season off with a bang, and will be represented by their top contender Oct. 13 when Stephanie's Kitten takes on eight in the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.

  • Stephanie's Kitten wins the Lake Placid Stakes.
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    Stephanie's Kitten Surges in Lake Placid

    With an eye-catching final burst, favored Stephanie's Kitten prevailed by a half-length in the $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) on the inner turf course at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 19.

  • Five horses return from the Lake George, including Centre Court, who won the Lake George.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1987456268&k=7BLRHKr">Order This Photo</a>

    Five from Lake George Return in Lake Placid

    Five of the top six finishers from the July 25 Lake George Stakes, including top two Centre Court and Better Lucky, return to fight for supremacy in the $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid (gr. IIT) Aug. 19 at Saratoga.

  • Stephanie's Kitten sets a new stakes record in the Edgewood.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1828917017&k=rJcbWdq">Order This Photo</a>

    Edgewood: Stephanie's Kitten Sets Stakes Mark

    Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT) winner Stephanie's Kitten returned to the Churchill Downs turf course and put in another dominating performance, setting a stakes record in the Edgewood Stakes.

  • Mamma Kimbo

    Mamma Kimbo Out of Oaks; Sacristy In

    John Fort's Mamma Kimbo, who was slated to run in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, will instead be pointed to the May 18 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico.

  • Stephanie's Kitten won the 2011 Darley Alcibiades Stakes, at the 1 1/16-mile Ashland distance.

    Stephanie's Kitten Headlines Ashland

    Stephanie's Kitten, a leading juvenile filly last year on both the main track and the turf, heads a field of seven 3-year-old fillies in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 7.

  • 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Stephanie's Kitten is among those nominated to the Central Bank Ashland Stakes.

    Ashland Stakes Attracts 80 Nominees

    Graded stakes winners Grace Hall and Summer Applause are among the 3-year-old fillies nominated to the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland on April 7.