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  • Defending Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Untapable breezed five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 Oct. 18 at Keeneland.

    Untapable, Tapiture Work Early at Keeneland

    A pair of Winchell Thoroughbreds' leading contenders for the Breeders' Cup were on the track at Keeneland early Oct. 18, with Untapable breezing five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 and Tapiture getting the same distance in 1:00 3/5.

  • Judy the Beauty worked Sept. 27 at Keeneland

    Champion Judy the Beauty Back in TCA Stakes

    When owner-trainer Wesley Ward decided to race champion female sprinter Judy the Beauty one more season this year, the goal was always to get back to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I).

  • Acapulco Second to Mecca's Angel in Nunthorpe

    Acapulco didn't win against older horses in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) Aug. 21 at York, but the 2-year-old filly most assuredly delivered a memorable performance in finishing second to Mecca's Angel.

  • La Verdad wins the Honorable Miss Stakes.
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    La Verdad Cruises in Honorable Miss

    La Verdad took the lead and never looked back July 29 in the $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course, cruising gate to wire under jockey Jose Ortiz to preserve her perfect record this season.

  • Undrafted comes home strong to take the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-L5D3Hbf">Order This Photo</a>

    U.S.-Based Undrafted Wins Diamond Jubilee

    U.S.-based Undrafted explosively accelerated down the far side of the course and narrowly won the Diamond Jubilee (Eng-I) June 20, stylishly bringing down the curtain on the five-day Royal Ascot meet.

  • Undrafted has returned to England for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-2s7hfZw">Order This Photo</a>

    Undrafted Aims for Diamond Jubilee Upset

    A season after finishing fourth in the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) at Newmarket, turf sprinter Undrafted has returned to England to target the six-furlong Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) Saturday, June 20 at Royal Ascot.

  • Acapulco wins the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.
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    Ward Strikes With Acapulco in Queen Mary

    Trainer Wesley Ward added another Royal Ascot stakes win to his ledger on Wednesday, June 17 when Acapulco delivered a clear victory over 19 other 2-year-old fillies in the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II).

  • Hootenanny, inside, at Keeneland in May.

    Hootenanny Seeks Commonwealth Cup at Ascot

    U.S.-based Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. IT) winner Hootenanny will try to win a race at Royal Ascot for a second straight year when he faces an expected 17 challengers in the $360,000 Commonwealth Cup (Eng-I) Friday, June 19.

  • Moment Is Right Game in Astoria Victory

    Ten Broeck Farm's Moment Is Right showed her standout introduction was no fluke in the $250,000 Astoria Stakes June 4 at Belmont Park, where she handled a challenge from fellow debut winner Decked Out to win by 1 1/2 lengths.

  • Hootenanny Successful in Season Debut

    Trainer Wesley Ward needed the April 18 season debut of Hootenanny to help gauge the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) winner's conditioning levels. It took just over a minute at Keeneland to find out good to go.

  • Luck of the Kitten is scheduled to make his seasonal debut in the Transylvania.

    'Kitten' Among 7 for Redrawn Transylvania

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Luck of the Kitten, runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) last fall, heads a field of seven 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 Transylvania (gr. IIIT) April 15 at Keeneland.

  • TOBA Ownership Seminar Set for April 18-19

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding a two-day Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar that will include a trip to WinStar Farm's training center, a private backstretch tour of Keeneland, and two days of racing.

  • Luck of the Kitten

    Luck of the Kitten Starts '15 in Transylvania

    Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I) runner-up Luck of the Kitten will try to start his 3-year-old season on the right foot when he faces a large field in the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • The Great War

    The Great War No Longer Pursuing Derby

    The Great War, who was last of 10 in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park Feb. 28 after bleeding during the race, is no longer a candidate for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

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    The Great War Back for More in Battaglia

    The Great War, a blowout winner of the 96ROCK Stakes in his 2015 debut, will take the next step at Turfway Park when he faces 10 other 3-year-olds in the $125,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Feb. 28 at the Kentucky track.

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    The Great War to Return in 96ROCK Stakes

    The Great War, a promising colt who finished fourth in last year's Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) is set to make his 2015 debut in the $75,000 96ROCK Stakes for 3-year-olds Jan. 31 at Turfway Park.

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    Judy the Beauty Wins Female Sprinter Eclipse

    Hard as it is to believe that a daughter of a Horse of the Year out of a mare by another Horse of the Year sold for only $20,000 as a yearling, it isn't hard to see that she could become a champion.

  • Shrinking Violet wins the Monrovia Stakes.

    Shrinking Violet Steps Out in Monrovia Win

    Shrinking Violet, a bargain buy for owner/trainer Wesley Ward making her initial start at Santa Anita Park, scored a 10-1 upset in the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIT) on the hillside turf course Jan. 4.

  • Crown the Kitten won the El Joven Stakes by 5 3/4 lengths on the Retama Park turf on Oct. 11.

    Experienced Crown the Kitten Eyes Dania Beach

    While Crown the Kitten is scheduled to make his graded stakes debut in the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes Jan. 3 on the turf at Gulfstream Park, the Kitten's Joy gelding enters the 1 1/16 mile turf race with experience.

  • Hootenanny comes home strong to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile-Turf/i-KWXTC92/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Hootenanny Rallies to Win Juvenile Turf

    Hootenanny, a Quality Road colt owned by the connections of Coolmore Stud, wore down pacesetter Luck of the Kitten to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.

  • Haskin Friday Longshot Plays

    Let's start by saying that this year's Breeders' Cup is one of the toughest to handicap in many years, with deep, wide-open fields, none of which, except perhaps one, have a clear-cut favorite that stands far above the others

  • Breeders' Cup 2014: Trainer Wesley Ward

    Trainer Wesley Ward provides insight into how his Breeders' Cup contenders are coming into the race. Ward's contenders include No Nay Never, Undrafted, Judy the Beauty, Hootenanny, and Luck of the Kitten.

  • Breeders' Cup 2014: Trainer Wesley Ward

    Trainer Wesley Ward provides insight into how his Breeders' Cup contenders are coming into the race. Ward's contenders include No Nay Never, Undrafted, Judy the Beauty, Hootenanny, and Luck of the Kitten.

  • Hootenanny
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    Ward Sends Talented Duo to Juvenile Turf

    Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders' Cup win.

  • Artemis Agrotera has a three-race win streak going into the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-4PqMsCZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Artemis Agrotera Among 11 in F&M Sprint

    Two-time grade I winner Artemis Agrotera boasts a three-race win streak going into this year's $1 million DraftKings Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Undrafted

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    Undrafted Drills 5 Furlongs for Turf Sprint

    Wes Welker's Undrafted worked five furlongs in :59 1/5, best of 27 at the distance, on the fast main track at Keeneland Oct. 19 as he prepares for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Judy the Beauty won the 2014 Rancho Bernardo Handicap.

    F&M Sprint: Top Pair Coming Off Long Breaks

    Two prominent horses being pointed to this year's Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, Judy the Beauty and Midnight Lucky, will enter the seven-furlong race off long breaks. Both have shown ability to win off long breaks.

  • No Nay Never leads them home in the Woodford Stakes.

    No Nay Never Returns With Woodford Win

    A long layoff proved no problem for the talented No Nay Never, who scored a front-running victory in the $150,000 Woodford Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4 at Keeneland.

  • Marchman won the Shakertown Stakes at Keeneland in the spring<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3175855254&k=F6pVJqH">Order This Photo</a>

    Marchman Returns From Short Rest in Woodford

    Martin Racing Stable's Marchman, winner of the Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland earlier this year, returns to the Lexington track for the $150,000 Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4.

  • Suntracer holds off Pyrite Mountain to win the Kentucky Cup Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-m9PS5wq">Order This Photo</a>

    Suntracer Has His Day in Turf Cup Thriller

    Suntracer, beaten by 20 lengths in his last start, was all out to hold off the closing Pyrite Mountain by a nose to win the $347,400 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) over the twisting Kentucky Downs turf course Sept. 13.