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  • The Pizza Man - Breeders' Cup 2015

    The Pizza Man Tops Wise Dan

    Ever-popular The Pizza Man, winner of last year's Arlington Million (gr. IT), returns to Churchill Downs for the June 18 Wise Dan Stakes (gr. IIT). The race goes under the lights with an approximate post of 9:05 p.m.

  • Legendary
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    Seven in Maker's 46 Mile Looking for Grade I

    Class handicappers won't find much of a toehold going into this year's Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (gr. IT) on Friday, April 10 at Keeneland, as all seven starters are looking for their initial victory at the top level.

  • Kaigun faces eight in the Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Kaigun Makes 2015 Debut in Arcadia Stakes

    Kaigun, one of the most honest and classy grass horses in training last year, makes his first start since November when he takes on eight opponents in the $200,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 31 at Santa Anita.

  • Kaigun rolls home to win the Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar.

    Kaigun Storms From Last to Seabiscuit Win

    Not a factor in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) earlier this month, Kaigun was an unstoppable force Nov. 28 after unleashing a mighty run through the Del Mar stretch to win the $250,750 Seabiscuit Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Tom's Tribute
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    Tom's Tribute Tops Talented Seabiscuit Cast

    Tom's Tribute, whose past two starts at Del Mar produced victories in the Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) and Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT), heads a staunch field of 10 expected for the grade II Seabiscuit Handicap Nov. 28.

  • Za Approval won the Knickerbocker in 2013. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2828217612&k=J3BQDnx">Order This Photo</a>

    Za Approval Aims for Knickerbocker Repeat

    Multiple grade III winner Za Approval will try to win a second straight edition of the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) when he starts in the 1 1/8-mile turf race Oct. 11 at Belmont Park.

  • Za Approval wins the Real Courage Stakes.
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    Za Approval, Toasting Get Belmont Stakes Wins

    Favored Za Approval, runner-up in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), broke through with his first win of 2014 when he led gate-to-wire to capture the $98,000 Real Courage Stakes on the Belmont Park turf Sept. 7.

  • Up With the Birds won the Breeders' Stakes on the Woodbine turf last August.

    Up With the Birds Back Home for Nijinsky

    After two subpar efforts to begin the season, Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds returns to his home track at Woodbine with a chance to make amends in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) on the turf July 19.

  • Za Approval faces 6 in the Poker Stakes on the May 26 Memorial Day card at Belmont Park.

    Za Approval Tops Seven in Poker Stakes

    Za Approval, runner-up to Wise Dan in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), tops the seven-horse field that will contest the Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the May 26 Memorial Day card at Belmont Park.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan Set to Return in Maker's 46 Mile

    Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan will get his 2014 campaign started April 11, when he takes on six foes in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland in his first start of the year.

  • Lochte won the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap by 2 3/4 lengths on Feb 9.
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    Lochte Looks for First California Stakes

    Lochte, impressive 39-1 winner of the Feb. 9 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT), will attempt to repeat his success in his first trip to California when he faces nine others in the March 8 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr.IT).

  • Wise Dan won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Mile.  <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Mile/33150010_L6N4PX#!i=2878556322&k=hThgLmk">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Rolls Again in Breeders' Cup Mile

    Morton Fink's Wise Dan, taken much farther back than usual given a blistering early pace, circled rivals on the far turn and drew away late to win the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita for the second year.

  • Wise Dan will look to defend his title in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Mile. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Mile/26128708_Rzcb63#!i=2194067782&k=GbNqMRD">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Draws Post 8 for BC Mile Defense

    Horse of the Year Wise Dan will launch a title defense in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) from post 8 in a field of 10 off his only loss of 2013. Among his challengers is the horse who beat him, Silver Max.

  • Za Approval rolls home to win the Knickerbocker Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2828217410&k=Zng5KXN">Order This Photo</a>

    Za Approval Solid in Knickerbocker Score

    Za Approval ran to his recent form and easily captured the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park Oct. 12, coming off recent runner-up efforts behind Wise Dan and Obviously.

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    Boisterous, Za Approval Top Knickerbocker

    Grade I winner Boisterous is looking to get back on track in the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 12 at Belmont Park, a race he has won twice before, but Live Oak Plantation's Za Approval looms large.

  • Wise Dan wins the Woodbine Mile.

    Wise Dan Makes History in Woodbine Mile Romp

    Wise Dan became the first two-time winner of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile when he romped to victory Sept. 15 in track-record time over the Toronto track's turf course as the shortest-priced favorite in the race's 17 renewals.

  • Wise Dan won the 2012 Woodbine Mile by 3 1/4 lengths.

    Wise Dan Heavy Pick for Woodbine Mile Repeat

    Morton Fink's Wise Dan, winner of last year's Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) and Horse of the Year in 2012, drew post four in a field of six as the 2-5 favorite for the $1 million grass test Sept. 15 in Toronto.

  • Silver Max won the Oceanport by 5 3/4 lengths on Aug. 31.

    Silver Max Seeks Third Summer Score in Baruch

    Coming in off a 5 3/4-length victory in the Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT), Silver Max looks for a repeat performance in Saratoga Race Course's Aug. 31 running of the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Obviously cruises to victory in the Shoemaker Mile.

    Obviously Gives Mitchell Shoemaker Milestone

    Obviously was simply too sharp for his four rivals in the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT), going gate-to-wire by 3 1/4 lengths June 29 to hand trainer Mike Mitchell his 900th career victory at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Data Link

    Data Link to Open 2013 in Canadian Turf

    After winning three graded stakes on turf last year, including the grade I Maker's 46 Mile Stakes, Data Link will make his 5-year-old seasonal debut on Feb. 23 in the Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.