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  • Sunset Glow and Victor Espinoza take the Del Mar Debutante.

    Sunset Glow Shines in Del Mar Debutante

    Odds-on favorite Sunset Glow bulled her way between horses at the top of the stretch to get the lead and repelled the determined rally of Her Emmynency to capture the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30.

  • Sunset Glow won the Sorrento by 3 1/4 lengths on Aug. 6.

    Sunset Glow Has Experience Edge in Debutante

    Sunset Glow handled her rivals in the Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) with consummate ease last time, and she is a standout among the field of untried 2-year-old fillies entered for the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30.

  • The Wow Signal (IRE) wins the Prix Morny.
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    The Wow Signal Tops Hootenanny at Deauville

    The Wow Signal edged past U.S.-based Hootenanny nearing the finish of the Aug. 24 Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds at Deauville and won by a half-length to kept his perfect record intact.

  • Sunset Glow cruises to victory in the Sorrento Stakes.

    Sunset Glow Leaves Sorrento Rivals Behind

    Following up on a runner-up effort at Royal Ascot in June, well-traveled Sunset Glow dominated the field in the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar Aug. 6, leading all the way for a 3 1/4-length victory.

  • Tourist comes home strong to win the Sir Cat Stakes.
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    Tourist, Dettori Both Win on Spa Opening Card

    Making his first start in stakes company, front-running Tourist put away Storming Inti rounding the turn for home and spurted clear in the stretch to take the $100,000 Sir Cat Stakes on opening day at Saratoga July 18.

  • Bessie's Boy won the Tremont Stakes by 6 lengths at Belmont June 20.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Ntvbkc9">Order This Photo</a>

    Stakes Winners Clash in Saratoga's Sanford

    The $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) July 19 at Saratoga Race Course pits two undefeated stakes winners in Bessie's Boy, six-length winner of the Tremont at Belmont, and impressive Bashford Manor victor Cinco Charlie.

  • Bessie's Boy cruised to victory in the Tremont Stakes.
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    Ward Clicks Again With Juvenile Bessie's Boy

    Trainer Wesley Ward, who saddled a 2-year-old stakes winner at the Royal Ascot meet, demonstrate his prowess with juveniles again June 20 at Belmont Park, sending out Bessie's Boy to a six-length victory in the Tremont.

  • Hootenanny wins the 2014 Windsor Castle Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-6F9rrcF">Order This Photo</a>

    Hootenanny Gives Ward Another Royal Ascot Win

    American trainer Wesley Ward's annual trip to Royal Ascot was off to a dazzling start opening day June 17, when 2-year-old colt Hootenanny dominated 23 overmatched rivals in the Windsor Castle Stakes.

  • Undrafted won the 2014 Jaipur Invitational Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-2s7hfZw">Order This Photo</a>

    Welker's Undrafted Aimed for Newmarket Race

    NFL star wide receiver Wes Welker's turf sprinter Undrafted put the finishing touches on preparations for a trip to Newmarket next month with a clear victory in the June 7 Jaipur Invitational Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park.

  • Undrafted rallies for the win in the Jaipur Invitational Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-kX9ZMKN">Order This Photo</a>

    Undrafted Strong in Stretch of Jaipur

    Wes Welker's Undrafted charged from off the pace to win the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 7 at Belmont Park. The son of Purim completed the six furlongs in 1:07.24.

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    Ward Eyes Royal Ascot with Four Juveniles

    Trainer Wesley Ward sent out four Royal Ascot hopefuls, all 2-year-olds, for four-furlong drills the morning of May 26 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas

    Chuckas Wants Change in Triple Crown Spacing

    With only three horses from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contesting the Preakness Stakes (gr. 1) May 17, Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said he will initiate discussions to change the spacing between races.

  • Undrafted most recently finished second in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes May 2 at Churchill Downs.

    Undrafted Being Pointed to Darley July Cup

    Wes Welker's Undrafted is being pointed to the six-furlong Darley July Cup (Eng-I) July 12 at Newmarket. Trained by Wesley Ward, Undrafted registered a runner-up finish in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes (gr. IIIT).

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    Will Speed Threaten 'Chrome' in Preakness?

    California Chrome had no trouble handling the plethora of speed horses in the Kentucky Derby. Will the new wave of talented speed horses expected for the May 17 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) pose a bigger problem for him?

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    No Kentucky Derby for Pablo Del Monte

    Pablo Del Monte, the also-eligible who got a chance to draw in to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) following the withdrawal of Rebel Stakes (gr. II) winner Hoppertunity, will not run in the classic.

  • Kentucky Derby News Update for May 1, 2014

    The scratch of Hoppertunity dominated the news for Thursday. The update includes comments from trainer Bob Baffert on Hoppertunity, and from trainer Wesley Ward on a possible start for Pablo Del Monte.

  • Judy the Beauty won the Madison Stakes at seven furlongs on April 12.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3175797311&k=wC6dF8v">Order This Photo</a>

    Judy the Beauty Looks Tough in Humana Distaff

    Owner/trainer Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty, a seven-time winner who never has finished worse than third in 15 starts, eyes consecutive grade I victories in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes at Churchill May 3.

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    Pablo Del Monte Works for Possible Derby Run

    Pablo Del Monte, third-place finisher in the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I), worked six furlongs at Keeneland April 25 to prepare for a possible start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Hootenanny makes the winning move in his debut. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3186308075&k=R2XNhDg">Order This Photo</a>

    Quality Road's First Starter Scores Easy Win

    Hootenanny, the first starter for freshman sire Quality Road, skipped away from the field in the stretch of Keeneland's second race April 17, scoring a 4 1/4-length win in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight test.

  • Hold Me Back Sires First Winner

    Truth in the Lies became the first winner for dual graded stakes victor Hold Me Back when the juvenile filly captured her career debut in the first race at Pimlico Race Course April 10.

  • Judy the Beauty wins the Las Flores Stakes.

    Judy the Beauty Splendid in Las Flores Score

    Judy the Beauty, game runner-up in last fall's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), began what Wesley Ward hopes is a championship campaign with a sharp win in Santa Anita's $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (gr. III) March 9.

  • Dunkin Bend will face 11 in the Remington Springboard Mile on Dec. 15.

    Solid Field Drawn for Springboard Mile Stakes

    The Springboard Mile attracted a field of 12 from all points, with some intriguing connections sending their young horses to the Oklahoma City oval for the race won last year by Texas Bling over Will Take Charge.

  • Emotional Kitten rolls home to win the Mrs. Revere Stakes.

    Emotional Kitten Claws to Mrs. Revere Win

    A drop from grade I competition paid off for Emotional Kitten, who came roaring down the stretch to sweep past outsider Effie Trinket and win the $205,100 Mrs. Revere Stakes for 3-year-old fillies the night of Nov. 16.

  • Judy the Beauty flies by pacesetter Gypsy Robin to win Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2812331826&k=pMWZTNw">Order This Photo</a>

    Judy a Beauty in TCA Win; Groupie Doll Third

    Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty cruises past Gypsy Robin and champion Groupie Doll to win the Oct. 5 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. The daughter of Ghostzapper gets the six furlongs in 1:09.23.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned runs in the Homecoming Classic Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Classic/26128658_j8xsjs#!i=2193297292&k=QqvKxZH">Order This Photo</a>

    Churchill Offers Up Homecoming, Jefferson Cup

    On the final Saturday of Churchill Downs' "Homecoming" meet, the Louisville track will offer up a competitive field of nine 3-year-olds in the Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT) and the first edition of the Homecoming Classic Stakes.

  • No Nay Never wins the Darley Prix Morny.
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    U.S.-Based No Nay Never Cruises in Prix Morny

    United States-based trainer Wesley Ward struck at the top level in France Aug. 18 with precocious 2-year-old No Nay Never, who effortlessly stretched his speed to win the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) at Deauville.

  • Spectacular Sky is one of 5 runners for trainer Marty Wolfson in the Princess Rooney Handicap.

    Wolfson Sends Out Princess Rooney Volley

    Trainer Marty Wolfson, winner of a record three editions of the $350,000 Princess Rooney Handicap, has entered five for this year's July 6 edition at Calder--against the likes of Reneesgotzip and Judy the Beauty.