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  • It's a Bird surges past Jonesboro to take the Lone Star Park Handicap.

    It's a Bird Nips Jonesboro in Lone Star 'Cap

    It's a Bird won a stirring stretch battle by a head over Jonesboro in the $400,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III), the headline event on a stakes-packed Memorial Day program at the Grand Prairie, Texas, track May 25.

  • It's a Bird leads a veteran field in the Lone Star Park Handicap.<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%3D7535748%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    It's a Bird Tops Lineup for Lone Star 'Cap

    It's a Bird, a romping six-length winner of the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) last month, leads a veteran field in the $400,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III), the headline event of a stakes-loaded program on Memorial Day at Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • It's A Bird flies home in the Oaklawn Handicap.

    It's a Bird Tops Million in Oaklawn Win

    Back on the fast track he prefers, the Florida shipper It's a Bird swept past pacemaker Jonesboro on the turn for home and left his rivals in the dust, romping to a six-length victory in the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 4 in Hot Springs, Ark.

  • Any Limit won the Hurricane Bertie on Feb 15, defeating Game Face.<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%3D7756078%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Any Limit, Game Face in Rubber Match

    The rubber match between Joseph V. Shields, Jr.'s 6-year-old mare Any Limit and Zabeel Racing International's 4-year-old filly Game Face is set for the March 15 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Frolic's Dream pulls away in the Forward Gal.<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%3D7601157%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Frolic's Dream Sails to Victory

    Sent off as the 3-2 favorite in the six-horse field, Dare To Dream Stable's homebred Frolic's Dream took command easily in the far turn and ran on to an easy victory in the $150,000 Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 30.

  • Gemswick Park (center) and Frolic's Dream (outside) return in the Forward Gal.<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%3D7311174%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Old Hat Rivals Return in Forward Gal

    Gemswick Park and Frolic's Dream, separated by two noses when they finished first and third, respectively, in the six-furlong Old Hat Stakes (gr. III)) on Jan. 4, return to Gulfstream Park Jan. 30 as the two likely favorites in the Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II).

  • Sapling winner Silent Valor kicks off his 3-year old career in the Spectacular Bid.

    Spectacular Bid Opens 3-Year-Old Season

    You Luckie Mann and Silent Valor figure to attract most of the attention in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes, the six-furlong event which kicks off Gulfstream Park's 2009 series for 3-year-olds on opening day Jan. 3.

  • It's a Bird outfights Gottcha Gold to take the Spend a Buck.

    It's a Bird Gets Super Spend a Buck Win

    It's a Bird won a head-bobbing decision over favored Gottcha Gold to capture an exciting renewal of the $100,000 Spend a Buck Handicap (gr. III) by a head at Calder Race Course Oct. 17.

  • Affirmed Owner Ready for a Triple Crown

    Patrice Wolfson, co-owner of the last horse to win the Triple Crown, said Tuesday she believes it is time for the elusive quest to be won and that she believes Big Brown has the ability to win the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Commentary: Affirmed Career

    <i>by Patrice Wolfson </i> - Affirmed was both the focal point and cement that would bind my husband's and my wonderful 35-year relationship. From the outset of our marriage in Miami in 1972, we dearly enjoyed driving up to spend time at Harbor View Farm near Ocala

  • Ecliptical Dead

    Pennsylvania stallion Ecliptical, sire of grade II winner Exclusive Praline, was euthanized Jan. 2 because of intestinal complications.

  • Louis Wolfson, who raced Triple Crown winner Affirmed (above), died Dec. 30.

    Louis Wolfson, Raced Affirmed, Dead

    Louis Wolfson, whose homebred Affirmed became the 11th and most recent Triple Crown winner, died the night of Dec. 30 at his Bal Harbour, Fla., home.

  • Mending Fences Wins Wet Connally BC Turf

    Mending Fences required little cooperation from Mother Nature as he led from gate to wire and won the $200,000 Connally Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park by three-quarters of a length Saturday night.

  • Snow Cone, Perfect Motion Vie in Herecomesthebride

    Live Oak Plantation's Snow Cone, a troubled fourth in the Tropical Park Oaks at Calder on New Year's Day, and returns as a formidable contender against seven rival 3-year-old fillies in Sunday's $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Gulfstream Park.

  • Miesque&#39;s Approval wins the NetJets Mile.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D634007%26%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Miesque's Approval Posts Upset in NetJets Mile

    Live Oak Plantation's Miesque's Approval, a winner in his only previous turf start at Churchill Downs, made it two-for-two with a sharp come-from-behind score in the $1,987,720 NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Miesque's Approval Drills at Calder for BC Mile

    Live Oak Plantation's Miesque's Approval, who is being readied for the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) by trainer Marty Wolfson, worked four furlongs at Calder Race Course in :49 2/5 early Saturday morning.

  • Can't Beat It Earns Grade in Calder Derby

    Live Oak Plantation's favored Can't Beat It made easy work of his rivals in the $200,000 Calder Derby (gr. III) for 3-year-olds, capturing the 1 1/8-mile grass race by 3 ¼ lengths in 1:48.39 over a course rated good.

  • Miesque's Approval Gains Nod in Red Bank

    Live Oak Plantation's homebred Miesque's Approval had to wait a week, but the heavy favorite proved his mettle with a six-wide move for jockey Eddie Castro on the final turn, winning the $150,000 Red Bank Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a half-length

  • Pomeroy wins the Forego Stakes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;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%3D533931%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Pomeroy Pops An Upset in Forego Handicap

    Making his second start for trainer Martin Wolfson, Silverleaf Farm's Pomeroy, ridden confidently by John Velazquez, pulled away from War Front in the final furlong to win the $250,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I) in an upset at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • Castro Guides Prospective Saint to Gardenia Win

    Charles Miller's even-money favorite Prospective Saint, given a patient ride by Eddie Castro, proved best in the stretch to defeat her pace rival Maggie Slew by a half-length in the $150,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Ellis Park Saturday.

  • Tacit Agreement Wins 'Extreme' Umphrey Marathon

    Live Oak Plantation's Tacit Agreement won the $250,000 Bob Umphrey Marathon at two miles Saturday at Calder, the stakes highlight of "Extreme Day." The race was originally carded for turf but rained off to the main track.

  • Stallion Premiership Dies in Canada

    Premiership, who led the nation by 2-year-old winners as a freshman sire, died in June at Cam and Sherisse Ziprick's Ziprick Thoroughbreds near Russell, Manitoba, Canada.

  • Miesque's Approval Sparkles in Firecracker

    Heavily favored Miesque's Approval, ridden by Eddie Castro, rallied from last in the field of seven and drew clear to a 1 ¼-length win over the closing Free Thinking in Saturday's $269,250 Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Miesque's Approval Set to Pop in Firecracker

    Live Oak Plantation's Miesque's Approval, an upset winner over NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Artie Schiller in his most recent start, is the prohibitive favorite in a field of seven older turf runners in the $250,000-added Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs Saturday.

  • Mister Fotis and Rafael Bejarano win the Richter Scale Breeders&#39; Cup Sprint at Gulfstream Park.

    Mister Fotis Wins Richter Scale; Silver Train Off Form

    Mister Fotis was all out to hold off Sir Greeley in a slight upset in the $189,000 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Gulfstream Park as Silver Train, the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) champion, was not a factor.

  • Mister Fotis Derails Silver Wagon in Kenny Noe

    Alago Farm's 4-year-old colt Mister Fotis scored a wire-to-wire victory by 6 3/4 lengths in the $100,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap at Calder on the Grand Slam II program Saturday.

  • Pampered Princess won the Spinster (gr. I) earlier this month.

    Infection Knocks 'Princess Out of BC Distaff

    Martin Cherry's 5-year-old mare Pampered Princess was declared from the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) Sunday afternoon because she's suffering from an upper respiratory infection.

  • Pampered Princess upset winner of Juddmonte Spinster.

    Pampered Princess Wears Spinster Crown

    Martin Cherry's Florida invader Pampered Princess battled back after being passed in the stretch, drawing away near the finish to post an upset in the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) for fillies and mares at Keeneland Sunday.

  • Woke Up Dreamin

    Grade II Winner Woke Up Dreamin Retired

    Woke Up Dreamin, a two-time grade II winner who was enjoying his best season yet, was retired from racing following an unplaced effort in the Oct. 1 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Hide and Chic Clear Choice in Calder's Azalea

    Live Oak Plantation's homebred filly Hide and Chic will likely attract the most attention among the favorites for Calder's graded Summit of Speed races Saturday when she faces seven other 3-year-old fillies in the $300,000 Azalea Breeders' Cup.

  • 'Princess Tries Isola Piu Bella Again

    Martin Cherry's Pampered Princess, second in the Sabin Handicap (gr. III) this winter, will challenge South America's Isola Piu Bella a second time in Saturday's $200,000 Rampart Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park.

  • Trainer Neil Drysdale, withdrew Sarafan from Breeders&#39; Cup consideration due to an injury.

    Sarafan, Stay Forever Defect From Breeders' Cup

    Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships lost two more participants Monday when Sarafan was withdrawn from the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) due to an injury and Stay Forever was taken out of the VO5 Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Stay Forever (left) with Eddie Castro aboard won the WinStar Galaxy, Sunday at Keeneland.

    Patience Pays for Stay Forever in Galaxy

    Florida shipper Stay Forever, making her first start in three months, came from behind to edge fellow closer Super Brand by a half-length in the $500,000 WinStar Galaxy (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on the Keeneland turf Sunday.

  • Ogden Mills Phipps, left, presents Hall of Fame plaque to trainer Shug McGaughey.

    Class of 2004 Inducted into Hall of Fame

    One year after her late husband, Hubert "Sonny" Hine, was inducted into racing's Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Racing, Carolyn Hine was again onstage during the annual induction ceremony Aug. 9 at Fasig-Tipton's Humphrey S. Finney pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Little Patch of Heaven

    <i>By John Williams</i> -- Of all the runners to have carried the famous flamingo pink silks of Harbor View Farm, Affirmed and his brilliant champion daughter Flawlessly stand above the others in the hearts of Lou and Patrice Wolfson.

  • Local Star Chatter Chatter Tops Azalea Field

    Florida-based horses have their best opportunity to claim a graded stake in Saturday's "Summit of Speed" at Calder Race Course in the $300,000 Azalea Breeders' Cup (gr.III) for 3-year-old fillies. Franks Farm's Chatter Chatter and Eugene and Laura Melnyk's French Village are solid contenders in the field of eight contesting six furlongs.

  • Stay Forever a Late Arrival in ET Mint Julep

    Stay Forever came from the rear of the pack with a huge rush down the center of the track in the final stages to nip Sand Springs for victory in the $168,300 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the Churchill Downs turf Saturday.

  • Stay Forever Along in Time in Hollywood Wildcat

    Stay Forever captured the $150,000 Hollywood Wildcat Breeders' Cup Handicap at Calder Race Course on Saturday, coming from well off the pace and running down the early leaders in the final strides.

  • Wynn Dot Comma races to the win in the Swale Stakes.

    Wynn Dot Comma Edges Eurosilver in Swale

    Martin L. Cherry's Wynn Dot Comma held off Eurosilver by a head in a frantic finish to Saturday's $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park, giving jockey Edgar Prado his 5,000th career victory.