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  • Saint Liam, working at Aqueduct Monday morning.

    Countdown to the Cup: Cavalcade of Stars

    It was a chaotic Monday morning on the Belmont work tab, with 21 Breeders' Cup horses having their final tune-ups for the World Thoroughbred Championships. And over at Aqueduct, Rick Dutrow worked his two Breeders' Cup horses, Saint Liam and Silver Train.

  • Borrego, winning the Jockey Club Gold Cup, worked at Belmont Park Monday.

    Monday Workout Report: Borrego, Turf Contenders on Track

    With the rains that inundated the Northeast over the previous week long gone, the sunny skies at Belmont Park Monday made for one of the busiest workout days in a long time as a slew of contenders for the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships got in some much-needed exercise.

  • Riskaverse wins second consecutive Flower Bowl.

    Riskaverse Lights Up in Flower Bowl Repeat

    She had not won a race in four starts, going back to Oct. 2, 2004. But Saturday afternoon, Fox Ridge Farm's 6-year-old Riskaverse woke up at Belmont Park at odds of 35-1 to win the $750,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) for fillies and mares at 10 furlongs on the inner turf course.

  • Appalachian Stakes winner Melhor Ainda heads strong field for Beverly D.

    Melhor Ainda Pronounced Beverly D. Favorite

    A field of 10 fillies and mares has been drawn for Saturday's signature female turf race on the Arlington Park calendar, the $750,000 Beverly D. (gr. IT). Sister to the prestigious Arlington Million (gr. IT) for the males on the card, the 1 3/16-mile test brings in a nice group--led postward by the Bobby Frankel-trained Melhor Ainda.

  • Wonder Again to Defend Diana Title at Spa

    Wonder Again will return to Saratoga Saturday to defend her title against a field of nine other top-class fillies and mares in the $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. IT), formerly the Diana Handicap.

  • New York Handicap marked the fifth straight win for Wend.

    Wend Wins Again in New York Handicap

    Claiborne Farm's homebred Wend captured her fifth straight win while making her graded stakes debut, holding off the hard-closing Wonder Again by a neck in the $250,000 New York Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on the Belmont Park inner turf course Saturday.

  • Intercontinental to Defend Title in Just a Game

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Intercontinental will vie for a repeat victory against a strong field of fillies and mares in Saturday's Just a Game Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park.

  • Ouija Board Rallies to Win Filly & Mare Turf

    Ouija Board proved those who pounded her to 9-10 odds-on favorite correct in their thinking. What they probably didn't figure on were the incredibly slow fractions that she closed on to win the $1,410,000 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Dynever, exercising at Lone Star Park.

    Calm Before the Storm at Lone Star Park

    With only 13 of the 101 horses pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on the grounds at Lone Star Park, there has been a paucity of activity this week by the Cup horses. In fact, an unseasonable heat wave in North Texas has been been the hottest topic of conversation around the track the past couple of days.

  • Tuesday Arrivals Include Roses in May, Kitten's Joy, Wonder Again

    Roses in May, hoping to cap off an undefeated season in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), and John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf hopeful Kitten's Joy were among seven Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships candidates on a flight that arrived into Dallas late Tuesday afternoon from New York and Kentucky.

  • Wonder Again to Arrive Early for Breeders' Cup

    Wonder Again, a multiple Grade I winner who took the Diana Handicap at Saratoga by more than five lengths, will be among the early arrivals at Lone Star Park for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Riskaverse Swoops to Flower Bowl Stunner

    Fox Ridge Farm's Riskaverse, winless in seven previous starts at 10 furlongs, made a bold move in the stretch to win the $750,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) on a yielding turf at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Riskaverse, Wonder Again Meet in Flower Bowl

    New York-based 5-year-old mares Riskaverse and Wonder Again meet for the eighth time in their careers as the favorites in the $750,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) on the Belmont Park turf Saturday.

  • In a light rain, Wonder Again crosses the finish line to win the Diana Stakes, Saturday at Saratoga.

    Wonder Again Dominates in Soggy Diana

    Wonder Again got the yielding turf trainer James Toner was hoping for and under patient handling from Edgar Prado, she registered an easy 5 3/4-length victory in the $500,000 Diana Handicap (gr. I) at rainy Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • Intercontinental, horse to beat in the Diana Handicap.

    Intercontinental Looks to Land Diana

    A classy field of seven fillies and mares have signed up for Sunday's $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga, and the other six have Intercontinental to beat.

  • Road Back Brings Wonder Again to NY 'Cap

    Wonder Again, once unstoppable in turf events but a winner of only one of her last eight starts in the past 21 months, tries to regain some of her lost glory in Monday's New York Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.

  • French Flavor to Just a Game BC Handicap

    Juddmonte Farms' Etoile Montante, nipped by the narrowest of noses in her last start, could be the slight favorite when nine go to the post in Saturday's $250,000 Just a Game Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on the Belmont Park turf.

  • Wonder Again Faces Five in WinStar Galaxy

    Joan and John Phillips' Wonder Again, fresh off a game victory in the Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park, will face five rivals in the $500,000 WinStar Galaxy (gr. IIT) to be run Sunday on the Keeneland turf course.

  • Wonder Again (11) emerges from a finish line traffic jam to win the Noble Damsel Handicap Saturday at Belmont.

    Wonder Again Drives to Noble Damsel Win

    John and Joan Phillips' Wonder Again won for the first time in 2003 and ended a five-race losing streak, taking Saturday's $150,000 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.

  • Sea of Showers Looks Tough in Ballston Spa

    Just Wonder won't have to face the Bobby-Frankel trained Heat Haze in Saturday's $200,000 Ballston Spa Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) for older fillies and mares on the Saratoga turf, but she won't avoid the Frankel juggernaut entirely.

  • Voodoo Dancer Wins Diana Photo This Time

    Green Hills Farm's Voodoo Dancer, widest of five pressing for the lead in deep stretch, pulled away from the others while edging favored Heat Haze for a neck victory in Saturday's $500,000 Diana Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Mariensky Loves Soft Belmont Turf...Again

    One thing we know for sure, Mariensky likes the turf about as soft as it can get. Twice in a week, she has won graded stakes over a very soft Belmont Park turf course.

  • Delta Princess Squeezes Through to Win Beaugay

    Delta Princess and leading rider Mike Luzzi squeezed through on the inside in the stretch, then held off a challenge from second-place Wonder Again to win the $112,400 Beaugay Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Saturday at Aqueduct.

  • Voodoo Dancer, Wonder Again in Beaugay

    Voodoo Dancer and Wonder Again, a pair of grade I winners that sit near the top of the female turf division, square off for the first time in Saturday's $100,000 Beaugay Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Riskaverse, left, chases Zenda (right) down the stretch to win the Queen Elizabeth II  Challenge Cup Stakes Saturday at Keeneland.

    Riskaverse Looks Royal in Queen Elizabeth II Cup

    Fox Ridge Farm's Riskaverse made Saturday's $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) an exciting one, coming from well behind to get up in the final strides at Keeneland.

  • Belmont Barn Notes

    Medaglia d'Oro breezes...No BC for Funny Cide...Balto Star slated to start at Keeneland.

  • Wonder Again continued to improve with a victory in the Garden City.

    Wonder Again Prevails in Garden City Handicap

    Favored Wonder Again held off fast-closing Riskaverse by a half-length to win the $233,000 Garden City Breeder's Cup Handicap (gr. IT) for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Belmont Park.

  • Wonder Again Prevails in Garden City Handicap

    Favored Wonder Again held off fast-closing Riskaverse by a half-length to win the $250,000 Garden City Breeder's Cup Handicap (gr. IT) for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Belmont Park.

  • Wonder Again Prevails in Garden City Handicap

    Favored Wonder Again held off fast-closing Riskaverse by a half-length to win the $250,000 Garden City Breeder's Cup Handicap (gr. IT) for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Belmont Park.