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2009 Sovereign Awards - Canada's equivalent of the Eclipse Awards were handed out on Friday night in Toronto. Champion Turf Male Champs Elysees was named Horse of the Year while owner/breeder Eugene Melnyk won 4 awards. Get the results with vote totals and photos from the ceremony here.
Experimental Free Handicap - Ranks the top 2-year-olds for 2009 and determines the dual qualifiers for the 2010 Kentucky Derby.
Sovereign Award Finalists - The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the finalists for the equine and human categories for the 2009 Sovereign Awards, Canada's year-end championships. The awards will be given out on January 29.
2009 Eclipse Award Winners - Rachel Alexandra beat out Zenyatta 130 to 99 votes for Horse of the Year and also won Champion 3-year-old Filly. Gio Ponti won both Champion Older Male and Champion Turf Male, while Zenyatta won Champion Older Female and Goldikova won Champion Turf Female. Get all the Eclipse Award winners with vote totals and photos here.
2009 Eclipse Media Award Winners - The winners of the media categories for the 2009 Eclipse Awards have all been announced including writing, television, radio, and photography.
2009 Year in Review - As we near the end of the year, it is time to take a look back at the highs and lows of 2009.
Zenyatta runner-up for AP Female Athlete of the Year - Undefeated Breeders' Cup Classic winner Zenyatta came in second behind tennis superstar Serena Williams in the voting for the Associated Press' Female Athlete of the Year for 2009.
Vision d'Etat wins the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (G1) - Nearly scratched due to a swollen fetlock, he passed the vet check to start and won the Cup by 3/4 length over favorite Collection. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Good Ba Ba three-peats in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile (G1) - He got up in the final strides to win the Mile for the third straight year over favorite Happy Zero. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Sacred Kingdom wins the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (G1) - The 2007 Sprint winner took the lead from tiring pacesetter California Flag in the stretch and went on to win by a half length over One World. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Daryakana wins the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (G1) - The lone filly in the race got up in the final strides to win by a short head over favorite Spanish Moon with Kasbah Bliss third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
2009 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Workouts - Photos and comments for 18 more of the entrants for the races from Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in Hong Kong including Viva Pataca, Vision d'Etat, and Ferneley.
2009 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races Entries - Entries have been taken for the four Group 1 races to be held at Sha Tin on Sunday. Eagle Mountain is back to defend his Cup title while two-time Mile winner Good Ba Ba is favored to repeat again. Get the entries, posts, and past performances for all 4 races here.
2009 Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship - It a was a 3-way dead heat for the win between European jockeys John Murtagh, Ryan Moore, and Christophe Lemaire. North American jockeys Joe Talamo and Chantal Sutherland were shut out. Get the results and photos here.
2009 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Workouts - Photos and comments for 30 of the entrants for the races from Monday and Tuesday in Hong Kong including Eagle Mountain, California Flag, and Youmzain.
Review: The Plate - 150 Years of Royal Tradition, from Don Juan to Eye of the Leopard by Lou Cauz and Beverley Smith. A beautiful and interesting history, in both words and images, of Canada's version of the Kentucky Derby and the oldest continuously-run stakes race in North America, the Queen's Plate.
2009 Graded Stakes List - The American Graded Stakes Committee has assigned graded status to 487 races for 2010. 15 races were upgraded, with 3 new G1 races, 6 new G2 races, and 6 races moving from ungraded to G3. Get the details here.
Cigar Mile and Gazelle Stakes - Kodiak Kowboy got up to win the Cigar Mile by 3/4 length over favorite Bribon, while Flashing led wire-to-wire winning the Gazelle Stakes by 4 1/4 lengths. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Remsen and Demoiselle Stakes - Buddy's Saint drew away to win the Remsen for 2-year-old colts by 4 3/4 lengths, while Tizahit held off favorite Protesting to win the Demoiselle for the fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2010 Horse Calendars - A look at what is available for 2010 from Calendars.com and Cafe Press. Both racing and other horse calendars are here including my annual thoroughbred and harness racing calendars. Also check out my Christmas cards: "Let It Snow" and "Happy Holidays".
Oldest Kentucky Derby winning jockey passes away - Ira "Babe" Hanford, the oldest kentucky derby winning jockey, passed away on November 21, 2009. He won the Derby as an apprentice aboard Bold Venture in 1936.
Haynesfield wins the Discovery Handicap - He stalked the pace then drew off to win by 4 1/2 lengths Saturday at Aqueduct. Bad Action was second and favorite Gone Astray was third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Book Review: Even Money - by Dick Francis and Felix Francis. This new book from the father and son team follows the trials and troubles of a small-time British bookie as he deals with keeping his business afloat and his involvement in a murder.
Trainer Bobby Frankel passes away at age 68 - 5-time Eclipse Award winner Frankel passed away on Monday at his home in Pacific Palisades from complications of lymphoma, which had returned 6 months ago after he beat it 10 years prior. Here is a look at his career.
Breeders' Cup Miscellaneous photos - More photos of Zenyatta plus scenery, celebrities, and other interesting things from Breeders' Cup week. 27 photos total.
Breeders' Cup Wrap-up - An overview of the highlights, big achievements, attendance, and wagering figures for the 2009 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park.
Zenyatta impressive in the Breeders' Cup Classic - She got off slow and trailed by over 15 lengths early, but rallied on the outside down the stretch to win easily over Gio Ponti. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Breeders' Cup Saturday Results - There were 8 races Saturday highlighted by the Classic where Zenyatta wrapped up her career with an impressive win over the boys to retire undefeated. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 8 races here. More for each race here: Turf Sprint  Dirt Mile  Mile  Juvenile  Juvenile Turf  Sprint  Turf  Classic
Breeders' Cup Friday Results - There were 6 races Friday highlighted by the Ladies' Classic where Life Is Sweet rallied from last to win by 2 1/2 lengths. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 6 races here. More for each race here: Marathon  F&M Sprint  Juvenile Fillies Turf  Juvenile Fillies  F&M Turf  Ladies Classic
Red Smith, Nashua, and Tempted Results - Saturday at Aqueduct Expansion won the Red Smith Handicap (G2) for older turf horses, Buddy's Saint won the Nashua Stakes (G2) for the 2-year-old colts, and Ailalea won the Tempted Stakes (G3) for the 2-year-old fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Life Is Sweet wins the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic - She rallied from last early to win by 2 1/2 lengths over Mushka, while favorite Careless Jewel set the early pace and burnt out. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
2009 Breeders' Cup Entries and Post Positions - Final entries are up now with morning line odds and post positons for all 14 races plus links to free past performances. Zenyatta is the 5-2 favorite in the Classic and Careless Jewel is the 2-1 favorite in the Ladies Classic.
Thursday Breeders' Cup Workout Photos - No timed works this close to race day, but lots of horses on the track including Zenyatta who arrived Wednesday afternoon. Get the details and photos for 20 of the Breeders' Cup horses here, all new today or favorites.
Wednesday Breeders' Cup Workout Photos - Only 3 timed works, but lots of new horses with Aidan O'Brien's group out of quarantine and Todd Pletcher's horses arriving the previous afternoon. Get the details and photos for 45 of the Breeders' Cup horses, mostly different from Monday and Tuesday, here!
Tuesday Breeders' Cup Workout Photos - Today there were even more horses out plus six timed works, including Desert Code and Mushka. Get the details and photos for 33 of the Breeders' Cup horses, most different from Monday, here!
Shocking wins the 2009 Melbourne Cup - He held off Crime Scene to win the 2009 Melbourne Cup by a half length at Flemington Racecourse in Australia. Mourilyan was third while favorite and last year's winner Viewed finished 7th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Monday Breeders' Cup Workout Photos - There were several timed works plus lots of horses out to gallop today at Santa Anita, including Summer Bird and Mine That Bird. Get the details and photos for 47 of the Breeders' Cup horses here!
Jockey Julia Brimo injured - She was seriously injured on Friday in a spill during the first race at Keeneland when her mount clipped heels and fell. She is currently in intensive care.
Breeders Crown Results - Muscle Hill was the big star as he won his 20th consecutive race in the Breeders Crown 3-year-old Colt Trot on a cold, windy Saturday night at Woodbine. Get the results, charts,and photos for all 8 2 and 3-year-old championship races here.
Champs Elysees wins the Pattison Canadian International (G1) - In his final career start, he rallied to win the $2 million race by a half length at Woodbine over Jukebox Jury and Buccellati. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
E.P. Taylor (G1) and Nearctic (G2) Stakes Results - Lahaleeb was a huge upset in the $1 million E.P. Taylor for fillies and mares on the turf with favorite Rainbow View second. Field Commission drew off to win the $500,000 Nearctic for the turf sprinters. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2009 Breeders' Cup Challenge Races - All the "Win and You're In" races for this year are over now. Here is the entire list with results for them all.
Eight entered for the Canadian International - An excellent field of turf specialists is set for the $2 million 1 1/2 mile Grade 1 turf race at Woodbine on Sunday. Get the entries, posts, and free past performances here.
Champagne, Frizette, and Jamaica Handicap Results - There were three Grade 1 races Saturday at Belmont Park. Homeboykris won the Champagne for the juvenile colts, Devil May Care won the Frizette for the juvenile fillies, and Take the Points won the Jamaica for the 3-year-old turf horses. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Review: Crushing the Cup 2009 - by Jim Mazur and Peter Mallett. An invaluable tool for trying to unlock the mysteries of handicapping the Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita.
Kelso Handicap, Miss Grillo and Pilgrim Stakes Results - The weather was much improved Sunday at Belmont Park, but the 3 stakes had to come off the turf resulting in very short fields. Le Grand Cru won the Kelso, Dad's Crazy won the Miss Grillo, and Eskendereya won the Pilgrim. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Summer Bird wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) - He dug in to win by a length over Quality Road in the slop at Belmont Park. This made him the first 3-year-old since Easy Goer in 1989 to win the Belmont Stakes, Travers, and Jockey Club Gold Cup in the same year. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Sea the Stars wins the 2009 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) - He overcame a troubled trip against older horses to win by 2 lengths with Youmzain 2nd for the 3rd consecutive year. Also on Saturday, Goldikova was upset in the Prix de la Foret won by Varenar. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Music Note wins the Beldame (G1) - She drew away to win by 2 1/4 lengths over pacesetter Unbridled Belle at Belmont Park. Copper State was anther 9 1/4 lengths back in third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Interpataion upsets in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (G1) - He led just about the entire way over the soft turf at Belmont Park to beat heavy favorite Gio Ponti in the driving rain. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Pure Clan wins the Flower Bowl Invitational (G1) - She drew away to win by 2 3/4 lengths over Criticism and Queen of Hearts on the soft turf. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Kodiak Kowboy wins the Vosburgh (G1) - He dug in on the slop to win by a half length over favorite Fabulous Strike with Munnings a distant third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Jockey Patrick Husbands wins #2000 - Husbands is one of the top jockeys in Canada and has won the Sovereign Award as outstanding jockey six times. He hit the 2000 career win mark on Sunday October 4, 2009, in the 10th race at Woodbine.
Indian Blessing repeats in the Gallant Bloom Stakes (G2) - She held off Sara Louise by a head to win at Belmont Park, her first win this year. Also on the card was the Jazzing Around Stakes for New York-breds won by Future Prospect. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
2009 Kentucky Cup results - Garrett Gomez won all three stakes winners: Furthest Land in the Classic, El Brujo in the Sprint, and Indescribable in the Distaff. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Review: Betting Thoroughbreds for the 21st Century - By Steve Davidowitz. This third edition of his classic handicapping book has been completely updated to include such new innovations as synthetic surfaces, enhanced past performance data, foreign shippers, and new racetracks. A useful book for any handicapper.
Ventura beats the boys in the Woodbine Mile (G1) - She became the first female to win the race and only missed the track record by 1/5 of a second. Ferneley was second and Sterwins was third, while favorite Bribon was fifth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Northern Dancer Turf and Canadian Stakes results - Also on the Woodbine Mile card were the Northern Dancert Turf (G1), won by Just as Well after the disqualification of Marsh Side, and the Canadian Stakes (G2) where Princess Haya upset heavy favorite Forever Together. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
The Futurity, The Matron, and the Noble Damsel Handicap - Heavy favorite D'Funnybone was an easy winner in the Futurity (G2) for the juvenile colts at Belmont Park. Awesome Maria won the Matron (G2) for the fillies while Rutherienne won by a nose in the Noble Damsel (G3) for the turf females. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Muscle Hill dominates in the Canadian Trotting Classic - He won his 17th consecutive race and put driver Brian Sears over the $100 million earnings mark in the Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk Race Track on Saturday night. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Natalma and Summer Stakes results - Woodbine hosted 2 Breeders' Cup Challenge races for the juvenile turf divisions on Saturday. Bridgetown romped in the Summer Stakes (G3) for the colts, while Bay to Bay won the Natalma Stakes (G3) for the fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Woodbine Mile and Northern Dancer Turf Entries - Sunday at Woodbine Bribon is the favorite for the $1 million Woodbine Mile (G1) while Champs Elysess is favored in the $750,000 Northern Dancer Turf (G1). Get the entries, post positions, and past performances here.
Ruffian Handicap and Garden City Stakes results - Swift Temper drew away to win the 2009 Ruffian Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park over favorite Seventh Street. Also on the card, Miss World won the Garden City Stakes (G1) while favorite Gozzip Girl was a troubled 4th. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Trainer Steve Asmussen wins #5000 - He recorded his 5,000th career victory with Passion Rules in the 7th race at Woodbine on Friday, September 11, 2009. Here is a look at his career and top horses.
The Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita - A look the history of the four runnings of the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita and its influence on the event.
Hopeful Stakes and Glens Falls Handicap - Dublin drew clear to win the 2009 Hopeful Stakes (G1) for 2-year-old colts over Aspire and Aikenite at Saratoga. Also on the card was the Glens Falls Handicap (G3) won by Mushka. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Spinaway and Saranac Stakes - Heavy favorite Hot Dixie Chick won the Spinaway (G1) over Beautician while Al Khali won the Saranac (G3). Also on the card was a retirement ceremony for Commenator and the Commentator Stakes won by Cannonball. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Rachel Alexandra impressive in the Woodward Stakes (G1) - She led most of the way, setting quick fractions, but still was able to dig in and hold off the late close of Macho Uno to win the Woodward by a head. Also on the card, Pyro rallied to win the Forego Stakes (G1) over favorite Kodiak Kowboy. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Sportswriter cruises in the Metro Pace - He won the $1 million race at Mohawk by 2 lengths and set a new world record for 2-year-old pacing males. Also on the card, Put On A Show won the She's A Great Lady Stakes and Shark Gesture won the Canadian Pacing Derby. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Interactif upsets in the With Anticipation Stakes (G3) - He won by 4 1/4 lengths at 15-1 to win the juvenile turf race at Saratoga over favorite Jung Man Scott. Also on the card, Leamington won the Voo Doo Dancer Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Casting Call for new Secretariat movie - Auditions for extras will be held on Sept. 10 in Louisville and Sept. and 12 in Lexington. Get the details here.
Icon Project romps in the Personal Ensign (G1) - She drew away in the stretch to win by 13 1/2 lengths over Swift Temper on Sunday at Saratoga. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Travers (G1) and King's Bishop Stakes (G1) Results - Summer Bird drew off to win the Travers by 3 1/2 lengths over Hold Me Back and Quality Road, while Capt. Candyman Can won the King's Bishop after the disqualification of Vineyard Haven. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Ballerina (G1) and Victory Ride Stakes (G3) Results - Music Note romped home by 5 1/4 lengths over Indian Blessing in the Ballerina, while Cara Louise rallied to win the Victory Ride by 2 lengths over Bold Union. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Ballston Spa (G2) and Lure Stakes Results - Salve Germania rallied down the center of the course to just nip Rutherienne at the wire in the Ballston Spa, while Get Stormy won the Lure Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Justenuffhumor wins the Bernard Baruch Handicap (G2) - He rallied late down the center of the stretch to win by a half length over Cowboy Cal at Saratoga Friday. Also on the card, Future Prospect won the Funny Cide Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2009 Breeders Crown Open Races - Saturday the Meadowlands hosted the 4 Breeders Crown races for the older trotters and pacers. Lucky Jim won the Open Trot for his 17th victory in 18 starts this year. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 4 races.
Review: The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez - The Voice of Santa Anita by Rudolph Valier Alvarado. An excellent biography of the one of the best race callers of all time, recommended for all race fans.
Telling upsets in the 2009 Sword Dancer Invitational - He took the lead in the stretch and drew away to win by 2 lengths at Saratoga Saturday on the turf. Better Talk Now rallied for second, while favorite Grand Couturier disappointed in fifth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Muscle Hill dominates in the Hambletonian - He won the $1.5 million race for trotters at the Meadowlands easily by 6 lengths in track record time. Also on the card, Broadway Schooner held on to win the $783,042 Hambletonian Oaks by nose. Get the results, charts, and photos for six of the big stakes on Hambo day here.
2009 Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G2) and Honorable Miss (G2) Handicaps - Fabulous Strike took the lead in the stretch to win the Vanderbilt by a length over pacesetter Go Go Shoot, while Game Face did much the same to win the Honorable Miss over Keep the Peace. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Gio Ponti wins the Arlington Million (G1) - He held off the late close of Just as Well to get his 4th Grade 1 win in a row, while longshot Stotsfold was third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Dynaforce wins the Beverly D. (G1) - She pressed the pace all the way then drew clear late to win by 1 1/4 lengths over Alnadana and Pure Clan on Arlington Million day. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Take the Points wins the Secretariat Stakes (G1) - He battled European invader Black Bear Island down the stretch to prevail by a head on Arlington Million day with Laureate Conductor a distant third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
2009 Whitney Handicap (G1) and Test Stakes (G1) - Bullsbay upset at 19-1 in the Whitney with Macho Again second and Commentator third. Also on the card, Flashing won the Test over Pretty Prolific and Cat Moves. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Rachel Alexandra romps in the Haskell - Sent off as the odds-on favorite, she ran away in the slop at Monmouth Park to win by 6 lengths over Summer Bird and Munnings. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Haskell Undercard Stakes - There were seven other stakes on the Haskell Invitational card, although the rain moved all the turf races to the slop. Get the results, charts, and photos for all seven races here.
Perfect Shower upsets in the Breeders' Stakes - The 45-1 longshot closed down the center of the turf course to win the final leg of the Canadian Triple Crown by 3/4 of a length. Also on the card, Oistins won the Nandi Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Kensei wins the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) - He drew off to win by 2 1/4 lengths over Warrior's Reward and Charitable Man at Saratoga despite getting a nasty cut on his leg at the start. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Forever Together repeats in the Diana Stakes (G1) - She won the race last year and this just got up to win by a head over Carribean Sunset and Rutherienne at Saratoga on Saturday. Get the results, charts, and photos for this and the Lake Luzerne Stakes here.
Review: Harnessing Winners - The Complete Guide to Handicapping Harness Races by Dave Brower. A great introduction to the very different world of handicapping the trotters and pacers for those considering branching out from betting the Thoroughbreds.
Review: Off to a Flying Start - Horsing Around the Language by Bill Tivenan and Cassandra Cook. A new book that explains the origins of over 60 terms that derive from horse racing which have found their way in our everyday language.
Review: The Training Game - by Karen M. Johnson. A look at 8 top thoroughbred trainers, how they got started, their methods, and more that should be of interest to any racing fan.
Rahy's Attorney wins the Nijinsky Stakes (G2) - He held off the late close by Marchfield to win by 1 3/4 lengths on the soft turf at Woodbine, with Champs Elysees a distant third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Funny Moon wins by a neck in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) - She trailed early but closed with a rush to win over Don't Forget Gil and Wynning Ride, while favorite Livin Lovin was fifth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Bold Venture and Ontario Matron Stakes - Last year's Canadian Horse of the Year Fatal Bullet was an easy winning of the Bold Venture Stakes at Woodbine in his 2009 debut. Smart Surprise won the Ontario Matron, her 4th stakes win this year. Get the results, charts, and photos for both here.
Gio Ponti wins the Man O'War Stakes (G1) - He rallied in the stretch to catch pacesetter Musketier and win by 1 3/4 lengths at Belmont Park with Quijano in third. Also on the card, Canadian Ballet won the Lottsa Talc Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Gallant upsets in the Prince of Wales Stakes - He won by a nostril over filly favorite Milwaukee Appeal at Fort Erie on Sunday in the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown with Queen's Plate winner Eye of the Leopard a close third. Get the results, charts, and photos for this and the 2 undercard stakes here.
Prince of Wales Stakes Entries - A field of six was entered for the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown on Sunday, including the top three finishers from the Queen's Plate. Get the entries, post positions, odds, and free past performances here.
Munnings wins the Tom Fool Handicap (G2) - He won easily by 2 1/4 lengths against only three rivals at Belmont Park after Fabulous Strike scratched. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Suburban Handicap, Prioress, and Dwyer Stakes - There were 3 graded stakes at Belmont Park on the 4th of July. Dry Martini won the Suburban Handicap (G2), Cat Moves won the Prioress Stakes (G1), and Kensei won the Dwyer Stakes (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Dominion Day and Sweet Briar Too Stakes - Marchfield caught Approval Rating late to win the Dominion Day Stakes (G3) while Simply Splendid won the Sweet Briar Too Stakes by 5 3/4 lengths at Woodbine on Wednesday. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Jockey Robert Landry wins #2000 - He hit the milestone with his win aboard 12-1 longshot Firetheexecutive in the 9th race at Woodbine on Wednesday.
Rachel Alexandra romps in the Mother Goose - Only 2 other fillies showed up to challenge Rachel, but they were no competition as she drew off easily to win by 19 1/4 in stakes record time. Get the results, charts, and photos for this and the Fratello Ed Stakes earlier in the card.
Well Said wins the Pepsi North America Cup - He rallied on the outside to win easily by 3 1/4 lengths, setting a new track and Canadian record at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night. Get the results, charts, and photos for this and 4 other stakes on the card.
Terrain euthanized - He had to be euthanized after breaking down in the Iowa Derby on Friday. He had broken sesamoid bones in his right front ankle and a condylar fracture of the cannon bone of his leg and could not be saved.
Eye of the Leopard wins the Queen's Plate - He closed determinedly on the outside, wearing down Mr. Foricos Two U to win by a neck with the filly Milwaukee Appeal another head back in third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Queen's Plate undercard stakes - There were also two stakes on the turf course Sunday at Woodbine. Smart Enough wins the Highlander Stakes (G3) and Musketier wins the Singspiel Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Queen's Plate Entries - A field of 13 was entered for the 150th running of the Queen's Plate one Sunday at Woodbine, the first leg of Canada's Triple Crown. Filly Milwaukee Appeal is the morning line favorite at 7-2. Get the entries, odds, post positions, and free past performances here.
Royal Ascot 2009 - Royal Ascot began on Tuesday and runs through Saturday with some of the best racing in the UK along with Royals galore in attendance. The meet is now over and results and photos for 9 of the Group 1 and 2 races are online now.
Queen's Plate Barbecue - The Canadian Triple Crown is about to get started with the Queen's Plate on Sunday June 21. Monday eight of the 14 horses expected to enter were paraded at the annual Queen's Plate barbecue.
Macho Again takes the 2009 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) - He was last early but rallied wide to win by a length over Asiatic Boy and Einstein on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Stephen Foster undercard stakes - There were 4 other graded stakes on the card including the Jefferson Cup (G2) won by Florentino, the Northern Dancer Stakes (G3) won by Successful Dan, the Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) won by Miss Isella, and the Regret Stakes (G3) won by Keertana. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Seattle Smooth wins the 2009 Ogden Phipps Handicap (G1) - She closed well late to win by 1 1/4 lengths over Seventh Street and Sea Chanter at Belmont Park on Saturday. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Opening day of the new track at Ajax Downs - Ajax Downs had the first day of racing on their new 5 furlong oval track Saturday. Things didn't go smoothly with a spill and DQ in the first race, but hopefully it will improve. Get photos of the new facility and track here.
Milwaukee Appeal wins easy in the Woodbine Oaks - She took the lead in the stretch and drew off to win by 3 3/4 lengths, while favorite Wynning Ride was a distant 4th. Also on the card were the Victoria Park and Alywow Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Summer Bird upsets in the Belmont Stakes (G1) - He rallied on the outside to win by 2 3/4 lengths over Dunkirk and Mine That Bird. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
The 2009 Belmont Stakes Field - A photo of each of the 10 horses in the race on the way to the post parade with a link to their profile.
More Belmont Stakes Photos - A collection of 13 more photos from the weekend, including the new base for the Secretariat statue.
Manhattan Handicap (G1) and Just a Game Stakes (G1) Results - On the Belmont undercard, Gio Ponti won over Marsh Side and Better Talk Now in the Manhattan Handicap, while Diamondrella beat favorite Forever Together in the Just a Game Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Acorn Stakes (G1), True North Handicap (G2), and Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) Results - Also on the Belmont undercard, Gabby's Golden Gal upset favorite Justwhistledixie in the Acorn, top choice Fabulous Strike beat defending champ Benny the Bull in the True North Handicap, and Munnings won by 5 1/4 lengths in the Woody Stephens Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Brooklyn Handicap (G2) and Hill Prince Stakes - Eldaafer got up by a nose to win the Brooklyn Handicap over pacesetter Nite Light in the slop, with favorite Rising Moon third. In the Hill Prince Stakes, which was taken off the turf, Despite the Odds drew away to win by 7 1/2 lengths. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Belmont Stakes Friday Workouts - Photos of 5 of the Belmont Stakes horses on the sloppy track in the rain Friday morning, including Mine That Bird. Get the details and photos here.
2009 Belmont Stakes Entries - A field of 10 was entered with Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness runner-up Mine That Bird the 2-1 morning line favorite from post 7. Get the entries, post positions, odds, and free past performances here.
2009 Budweiser Woodbine Oaks Entries - A field of 14 was entered for Canada's premier race for 3-year-old Canadian-bred fillies. Wynning Ride, shipping in from California for trainer Bob Baffert, is the favorite at 5-2 and breaks from post 7. Get the entries, post positions, odds, and free past performances here.
Belmont Contenders Weekend Workouts - Five of the likely entrants for next weekend's Belmont Stakes had timed works at Belmont Park this weekend, including Charitable Man and Dunkirk. Get the details and photos here.
2009 Belmont Contenders Analysis - As usual, we took several of the more popular and effective angles to try and pick the winner by matching the profile of a Belmont winner. No surprise that Mine That Bird scored highest. New!
Belmont Weather Forecasts - Current conditions and up to 15 day forecasts from several sources. Right now Saturday is looking nice.
Eye of the Leopard gets up to win the Plate Trial - He rallied on the far outside to win by a head over Southdale in the major prep for the Queen's Plate at Woodbine. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Rutherienne wins the Nassau Stakes (G2) - She drew away to win by 3 lengths on the turf at Woodbine, sending her career earnings over the $1 million mark. Callwood Dancers rallied for 2nd and Meadow Saffron was 3rd. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Bribon wins the Metropolitan Handicap (G1) - He rallied 5 wide in the stretch to win the Met Mile by a 1/2 length over Smooth Air at Belmont Park on Memorial Day. Also on the card, Redefined won the Dedicated Rullah Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Sterwins by a head in the Connaught Cup (G3) - He just got up at the wire to win over favorite Rahy's Attorney on the turf at Woodbine, setting a new track record. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Fillies in the Belmont Stakes - A look at the 22 fillies who have run in the Belmont and how they did. So far there have been 3 winners including Rags to Riches in 2007.
Rachel Alexandra wins the Preakness - She led most of the way and was ahead by 4 at the top of the stretch, then held off Mine That Bird by a length. Musket Man was another 1/2 length back in third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
More Preakness Photos - A collection of 22 more photos from the week, including more of Rachel Alexandra and Mine That Bird plus the empty infield.
The 2009 Preakness Field - A photo of all 13 horses in the race from the post parade with a link to their profile.
Preakness undercard stakes results - There were 7 other stakes on the card, most of them grade 2 or 3, including the Dixie Stakes (G2) won by Parading. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 7 here.
Black-Eyed Susan Day Result - Payton d'Oro went wire-to-wire to win the 2009 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2), while Mr. Nightlinger won the Jim McKay Turf Sprint and jockey Kent Desormeaux won the inaugural Pimlico Jockey Challenge. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 6 stakes on the card plus the Jockey Challenge.
Thursday Preakness Photos - It was dark and rainy this morning at Pimlico but with 10 Preakness horses on the grounds, it was still busy. Here are photos of all 10, including the arrival of Rachel Alexandra on Wednesday afternoon.
Alibi Breakfast - The traditional Alibi Breakfast was held on Thursday morning before the 134th running of the Preakness Stakes. Connections of all 13 of the Preakness entrants were on hand to swap stories about their horses.
Wednesday Preakness Photos - It was sunny and cool this morning at Pimlico and six Preakness horses were already here. Four went to the track and two only walked the shedrow. Here are two photos each horse.
2009 Preakness Entries and Post Positions - A field of 13 was entered with Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra set as the 8-5 favorite drawing post 13. Check out all the entriess with post positions, morning line odds, profiles, and free past performances.
Preakness Entry Rules - The field is limited to 14 starters, and there was some controversy this weekend over people entering horses to try and keep Rachel Alexandra out of the race. Here is how they determine the order of preference if more than 14 are entered.
Analyzing the Preakness Contenders - Our annual analysis of the top contenders to try and select a winner by using angles and statistical trends to match each with the profile of a Preakness winner.
Fillies in the Preakness Stakes - Since Rachel Alexandra is likely to enter this year, here is a look at the 52 fillies who have run in the Preakness and how they did. So far there have been 4 wins, 5 seconds, and 8 thirds.
Preakness Weather Forecasts - for Baltimore from several different sources. Right now it looks good.
Charitable Man romps in the Peter Pan (G2) - He chased the early pace then drew off in the stretch to win by 3 3/4 lengths over Imperial Council at Belmont Park. He is likely to go to the Belmont Stakes next. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Mine That Bird upsets in the Kentucky Derby (G1) - He rallied from last to win by 6 3/4 lengths in the slop over Pioneerof the Nile and Musket Man while favorite Friesan Fire was 18th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby Undercard Stakes Results - There were 5 graded stakes on the undercard of the Derby, including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic won by Einstein and the Humana Distaff won by Informed Decision. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 here.
More Kentucky Derby photos - 30 more photos from the weekend including LeAnn Rimes singing the national anthem, the Barbaro memorial, and Mine That Bird on Sunday.
Kentucky Derby and Oaks Hats - photos of more than 65 different hats from the weekend in just about every color of the rainbow, the more frilly the better!
2009 Kentucky Derby Field - A photo of all 19 horses in the race from the post parade, coming back, or during the race with a link to their profile.
2009 Kentucky Derby Entries and Post Positions - Post positions, morning line odds, and profiles for the horses entered in the 135th Kentucky Derby on Saturday May 2. A field of 20 was entered with I Want Revenge the favorite at 3-1 and breaking from post 12. UPDATE: Saturday morning I Want Revenge was scratched due to a sore left front ankle.
Rachel Alexandra runs away in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) - She drew off to win by a record 20 1/4 lengths over Stone Legacy and Flying Spur. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Oaks Undercard Stakes Results - There were 5 stakes on the undercard of the Oaks, including the Louisville Stakes won by Miss Isella and the American Turf won by Orthodox. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 here.
Thursday Kentucky Derby Photos - Photos and comments for 12 of the Derby horses plus 2 of the Oaks fillies from the morning works and afternoon paddock schooling. Includes I Want Revenge and Dunkirk.
Wednesday Kentucky Derby Photos - Photos and comments for 11 of the Derby horses plus Zenyatta and Oaks entrant Flying Spur from the morning works and afternoon paddock schooling.
Weekend Kentucky Derby Workout Photos - Photos and comments for 14 of the Derby horses plus Rachel Alexandra for the Oaks from Saturday and Sunday morning at Churchill Downs.
Quality Road out of the Kentucky Derby - Due to his quarter crack problems, Florida Derby winner Quality Road miss the Kentucky Derby. Depending on how quickly they heal, he could still show up for the Preakness or Belmont.
Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2009 - by Jim Mazur. Includes lots of stats for all 3 races and explains how to use a system of statistically derived negative angles to eliminate the "bad" picks.
Mr. Fantasy wins the Withers (G3) - He took the lead after 6 furlongs then held off the late run of favorite This Ones for Phil to win by 1 3/4 lengths at Aqueduct. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Hull wins the Derby Trial (G3) - He drew off late to win by 4 lengths over Kinsei and Checklist, while favorite Silver City faded to 5th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Analyzing the Top Derby Contenders - My annual analysis of the top contenders to try and select a winner by matching each to the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner using many of the more popular angles and statistical trends.
Pioneerof the Nile at Churchill Downs - California-based Kentucky Derby favorite Pioneerof the Nile posed at his barn on Friday with his trainer Bob Baffert. His next workout is scheduled for Monday.
2009 Triple Crown Trail - Check out the schedule for all the preps leading to the 2009 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown. This will be updated weekly with results for the races. Final now with all preps finished.
Wando and Jacques Cartier Stakes at Woodbine - Disfunction just got up to win the Jacques Cartier by a neck over favorite Shadowless. Also on the card, longshot Awesome Rhythm upset heavy favorite Bear's Rocket in the Wando Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Derby Contender Graded Stakes Earnings - ranks the top contenders by graded earnings. This is what determines who can get in the starting gate on Derby day. Final list with earnings through 4/19.
Advice upsets in the Lexington - He rallied from last to win the Lexington Stakes (G2) at Keeneland by a length over fellow longshot Conservative with favorite Square Eddie third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Blue Grass Day at Keeneland - General Quarters was an upset winner in the 2009 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) over favorite Hold Me Back, earning his way into the Kentucky Derby. Also on the card were the Jenny Wiley Stakes (G2) won by Forever Together, the Commonweath Stakes (G2) won by Eterenal Star, and the Shakertown Stakes (G3) won by Heros Reward. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Three - The final pool for 2009 is now closed. It ran from April 2-5 offered exactas in addition to win wagering. This favorite this time was Wood winner I Want Revenge at 9-2. Get the horses, final odds, exacta will-pays, and free PPs here.
Kentucky Derby Barbie - New for 2009 from Mattel and Churchill Downs, complete with her own big flopppy Derby hat.
Wood Memorial and Bay Shore Stakes - I Want Revenge recovered from a bad start to rally and win the Wood Memorial (G1) by 1 1/2 lengths over West Side Bernie. Capt. Candyman Can romp in the Bay Shore (G3), winning the 7f race by 3 3/4 lengths. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Carter and Excelsior Handicaps - Kodiak Kowboy rallied late to just win the Carter (G1) by a head over Fabulous Strike. Giant Moon outfinished Cool Coal Man in the final strides to win the Excelsior (G3). Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Opening day at Woodbine - Mullins Road won the opening day feature, the La Voyageuse Stakes for 3-year-old filies. Flashy N Classy won the opener from the new starting gate was used built special for Woodbine. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
2009 Triple Crown Late Nominations - Eleven more horses nominated by March 28 for a $6000 fee were announced on April 1st, headed by Florida Derby winner Quality Road.
Quality Road takes the Florida Derby - He took the lead in the far turn and held off favorite Dunkirk to win by 1 3/4 lengths and a new track record. Also on the card, This Ones for Phil wins the Swale Stakes after the disqualification of Big Drama. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Well Armed wins easily in the Dubai World Cup - He took command in the stretch and drew off to win by a record 14 lengths over Glória De Campeão and Paris Perfect while Albertus Maximus was a disappointing 6th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Eastern Anthem wins the Dubai Sheema Classic - He just got up by a nose over Spanish Moon with Purple Moon another head back in third and favorite Youmzain 2 1/4 lengths back in fourth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Gladiatorus romps in the Dubai Duty Free - He led gate to wire to win by 3 1/4 lengths over Presvis and Alexandros with favorite Archipenko a disappointing sixth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Big City man wins the Dubai Golden Shaheen - He pulled away in the final 16th to beat favorite Indian Blessing by 1 1/4 lengths with Diabolical in third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Regal Ransom takes the UAE Derby - He took the lead in the stretch held off stablemate and favorite Desert Party to win by a half length for another Godolphin 1-2 finish. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Two Step Salsa wins the Godolphin Mile - He drew off to win by 2 1/4 lengths over stablemate Gayego, as Godolphin swept the exacta. Get the results, chart, and photos for this and the Dubai Kahayla Classic won by Fryvolous here.
Alysheba dead - The 1987 Kentucky Derby winner and 1988 Horse of the Year had to be euthanized on March 27 due to injuries from a fall in his stall at the Kentucky Horse Park. Here is a look at his career and a few photos.
Friday Dubai World Cup Workouts - The rain stayed away on Friday morning in Dubai, but there is still a chance of rain on race day. Get photos and comments for 17 more of the horses racing Saturday on the Dubai World Cup card.
Thursday Dubai World Cup Workouts - It was dismal and rainy in Dubai on Thursday morning, and the bad weather could continue through the races. Get photos and comments for 13 more of the horses racing Saturday on the Dubai World Cup card.
Dubai World Cup Entries and Post Position Draw - A field of 14 was entered for the World Cup with likely favorite Albertus Maximus drawing post 10. Get the all the entries plus free past performances for the entire card here.
Wednesday Workouts at Al Quoz - Today Godolphin opened their Al Quoz training track to the media for a look at their horses and facilities. They don't go to Nad al Sheba to work, so this is the only chance to see them. Get photos and comments for 13 of their horses, many of which are racing Saturday on the Dubai World Cup card.
Tuesday Dubai World Cup Workouts - The weather was much better today and trainer Mike De Kock had his horses out on the main track. Get photos and comments for 13 more of the horses racing Saturday on the Dubai World Cup card.
Monday Dubai World Cup Workouts - Despite high winds from a sandstorm, lots of horses were out Monday morning at Nad al Sheba including Albertus Maximus, Indian Blessing, and Red Rocks. Get photos and comments for 28 of the horses racing Saturday on the Dubai World Cup card.
Lane's End Stakes (G2), Rushaway, and Hansel Stakes - It was all upsets in the Lane's End Stakes at Turfway as Hold Me Back rallied on the outside to win. Also on the card for the 3-year-olds, Cliffy's Future won the Rushaway and Turfiste won the Hansel Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Bourbonette Oaks (G3) and Queen Stakes - Hot Cha Cha drew away to win by 6 lengths over favorite Fitz Just Right in the Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway. Also on the card, Just for Keeps won the Queen Stakes for the distaff sprinters. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two - Ran from March 12-15, and for the first time offered exactas in addition to win wagering. Also open at the same time was the only Future Wager pool for the Kentucky Oaks. Get the horses, final odds, will-pays, and free PPs for both here.
Weekend Kentucky Derby Prep Recaps - The Louisiana Derby, Rebel Stakes, Tampa Bay Derby, and San Felipe were run on on Saturday. While some favorites performed as expected, such as Pioneerof the Nile winning the San Felipe, there were some huge upsets really changed the Triple Crown picture.
2009 Cheltenham Festival - Results and photos for ten of the Group 1 stakes over the four days of the 2009 Cheltenham Festival, the biggest jumps meet of the year in England. Jockey Ruby Walsh won a record seven races at the Festival including the featured Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Gotham Stakes (G3) and Toboggan Hcp. (G3) - California shipper I Want Revenge drew off to win the Gotham Stakes by 8 1/2 lengths over Imperial Council and Mr. Fantasy. Also on the card, Ah Day rallied to win the 2009 Toboggan Handicap. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Quality Road wins the Fountain of Youth - He drew off to win by 4 1/4 lengths over late closing Theregoesjojo and Beethoven at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Also on the card, Twilight Meteor won the Canadian Turf Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2009 Hall of Fame Finalists - 2 trainers, 3 jockeys, and 6 horses have been selected as the 2009 finalists for election to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.
Review: Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments - Commemorative DVD from Churchill Downs. A great new DVD with video from 27 different runnings along with interviews, photos, and historical info. Definitely recommended for any racing fan!
Triple Crown Winners - Lots of stats for the 11 Triple Crown winners and the near misses who won 2 out of 3 races.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool One - Ran from Feb. 12-15 and is now closed. Get the horses, final odds, and free PPs here.
2009 Triple Crown Nominations - 401 horses were nominated by the January 24 early deadline, down 11% from last year. View the list sorted by name, sire, trainer, or owner.
Risen Star and Silverbulletday Stakes - It was Louisiana Derby Preview Day at the Fair Grounds and Friesan Fire won his second Triple Crown prep, winning the Risen Star Stakes (G3) by 1 3/4 lengths over Flying Pegasus. War Echo won the Silverbulletday (G3) for the 3-year-old fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Mineshaft Handicap and Pan Zareta Stakes - Also at the Fair Grounds on Saturday, Honest Man easily won the Mineshaft Hcp. (G3) for the handicap division while Precious Kiss won the Pan Zareta Stakes for the distaff sprinters. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Fair Grounds Handicap and Colonel Power Stakes - On the turf course at the Fair Grounds Saturday, Diamond Tycoon rallied wide to win the Fair Grounds Hcp. (G3) while Chamberlain Bridge drew away to win the Colonel Power Stakes for the grass sprinters. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Preakness Infield Changes for 2009 - In an effort to clean up the rough reputation of the Preakness Infield crowd, this year fans won't be allowed to bring in beverages but they will have 3 bands giving concerts including ZZ Top.
Jockeys - new TV series on Animal Planet - The show, which focuses on the California jockey colony, premieres on Friday February 9, 2009, at 9pm ET in the US and Saturday February 10 at 9pm ET in Canada.
2009 Donn Handicap Weekend - There were 6 stakes at Gulfstream Park over the weekend with Albertus Maximus winning the Donn Handicap (G1) Saturday and Kip Deville winning the Gulfstream Turf Handicap (G1). Get the results, charts, and photos for all 6 races here.
2008 Experimental Free Handicap - 2-year-old champion Midshipman tops the list at 126 lbs. with Vineyard Haven second at 124. Stardom Bound is the top filly at 124 lbs. Get the details and who the dual qualifiers are here.
2008 Eclipse Award Winners - Curlin was again named Horse of the Year along with Champion Older Male. Other winners were Zenyatta for Champion Older Female, Big Brown for Champion 3-year-old Male, and Steve Asmussen for Champion Trainer. Get all the winners with photos and vote totals here.
2009 Sunshine Millions - featured 8 stakes races for horses bred in California and Florida only with It's a Bird winning the Classic at Gulfstream and Leah's Secret winning the Distaff at Santa Anita. Get the results, charts, and photos for all the races here.
Review: Cajun Racing - From the Bush Tracks to the Triple Crown by Ed McNamara. An entertaining history of Louisiana Cajun country's contribution to the world of racing with more world-class riders per capita than any place on Earth.
Lane's End Farm Open House - We went to Lexington for the stallion open houses last weekend and Lane's End was the first farm we visited. Check out photos of Curlin, A.P. Indy, Smart Strike, and more.
Kentucky Horse Park - If you are in Lexington, you have to go there! Check out photos of Funny Cide, Alysheba, Cigar, Kona Gold, Da Hoss, and more.
Stonewall Farm Open House - We could only make a quick stop this year and everything was inside due to the weather. Check out photos of Medaglia d'Oro, Marquetry, Value Plus, and It's No Joke.
Three Chimneys Farm Tour - Although they didn't have an open house, we did get to take a tour at Three Chimneys and see a few of their stallions on Saturday. Check out photos of Big Brown, Smarty Jones, Dynaformer, and more.
Keeneland January Sale - 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri was up for auction, but failed to meet her reserve at $4.4 million. Here are photos of her and Island Fashion, who did sell for $950,000, from before the sale on Saturday.
Ashford Stud Open House - It was cold with snow flurries when we visited Coolmore America's Ashford Stud on Sunday morning. Check out photos of Henrythenavigator, Grand Slam, Thunder Gulch, and more.
WinStar Farm Open House - This was our first visit here, but due to the weather they showed the stallions inside on Sunday. Check out photos of Tiznow, Distorted Humor, Bluegrass Cat, and more.
Shadwell Farm Open House - It was also our first time at Shadwell, which is a beautiful facility. Check out photos of Invasor, Swain, Jazil, and more.
Darley America Open House - Darley probably has more recently retired big stakes winners among their 16 stallions than any other farm. Check out photos of Street Sense, Bernardini, Hard Spun, Any Given Saturday, and more.
Vinery Kentucky Open House - Because of the cold weather, they only showed the stallions indoors this year. Check out photos of Limehouse, Posse, Silver Train, and more.
Hill 'N' Dale Farms Open House - Another new farm for us this year, and despite being late they were still nice and showed us a couple of stallions Sunday afternoon. Check out photos of Theatrical, Midnight Lute, Candy Ride, and Seattle Slew's grave.
2008 Year in Review - As we near the end of the year, it is time to take a look back at the highs and lows of 2008.
2008 Eclipse Award Finalists - The equine and human finalists for the Eclipse Awards have been announced and there are no real surpises. Check them all out here with past performances for all the horses.

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