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Invasor named Horse of the Year - He took home two Eclipse Awards for Champion Older Male and Horse of the Year while Bernardini beat out Barbaro for Champion 3-year-old. Get all the winners here.
Special Eclipse Award for 2006 - Barbaro's owners, Roy and Gretchen Jackson, and the hospital where he has been treated, the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, have been awarded a Special Eclipse Award for 2006.
2006 Experimental Free Handicap - 2-year-old champion Street Sense tops the list at 127 lbs. with Scat Daddy second at 123. Dreaming of Anna is the top filly at 123 lbs. Get the details and who the dual qualifiers are here.
Mike Jensen Wins 2006 Media Eclipse Award for Features/Enterprise Writing - He won for his article "The Man Whose Job Is Saving Barbaro," a profile of Dr. Dean Richardson, which was published on May 28, 2006, in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Pony Highway Productions and HRTV Win National Television Media Eclipse - They won the Media Eclipse Award in the National Television - Features category for the documentary "On the Muscle: Portrait of a Thoroughbred Racing Stable," which explored the world of Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella and six horses in his stable. Review of "On the Muscle"
WLKY-TV Wins Media Eclipse Award or Best Local Television Program - The Louisville station won for its documentary "The Final Foal," about the filly Maggie Slew, the last offspring of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.
Dick Jerardi Wins Media Eclipse Award for News/Commentary Writing - He won for his series of articles on the events surrounding the injury and surgery of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in the hours following the 131st Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
NBC Sports Wins 2006 Media Eclipse Award for National Television - They won the award for their extensive coverage of the 131st Preakness Stakes including Barbaro's injury and treatment.
Jockey Eibar Coa wins 300 in New York for 2006 - He became just the fourth jockey in history to hit that mark with a win on Friday at Aqueduct. He joins Steve Cauthen, Angel Cordero Jr., and Mike Smith as the only riders to win 300 in a year at the NYRA tracks.
Matt Goins Wins 2006 Media Eclipse Award for Photography - His photo of jockey Julien Leparoux going over the rail on the final day of the Keeneland spring meet was judged the best racing photo for 2006.
WBAL Radio Wins 2006 Media Eclipse Award for Audio/Multi-Media Internet - They picked up their 7th Eclipse Award for their coverage of the 131st Preakness Stakes.
2006 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 2006.
2006 Sovereign Awards - The year-end championships for Canadian thoroughbred racing were handed out Saturday night and 3-year-old filly Arravale was named Horse of the Year and Champion Turf Female. Find out all the winners here.
Trainer Scotty Schulhofer dies - He passed away on December 14 after a bout with cancer at age 80. The trainer of champions such as Lemondrop Kid, Rubian, and Mac Diarmida will be missed by many.
NTRA.com to Offer Video Replays - Starting December 26, all graded stakes races in North America will be archived online and available for viewing at www.ntra.com.
2006 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 profiles and photos for each and vote for your favorites.
Vote for your Eclipse Award Favorites - Here is your chance to vote for who you think should win in each of the human and equine categories.
Pride wins the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup - She took the lead in the stretch and just held off a late run by 3-year-old colt Admire Moon to win by a short head. It was the final career start for the 6-year-old mare. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
The Duke takes the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile - He was 2nd last year and 3rd the year before, so he finally got his win in the Mile. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Absolute Champion romps in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint - He set a new track record and won by over 4 lengths with local favorite Silent Witness second. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Collier Hill upsets in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase - The 8-year-old gelding got clear in the stretch and just held off the last run of Kastoria for the win. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races Miscellaneous Photos - From the opening ceremony with acrobats to the closing ceremony with fireworks, a selection of photos from the day.
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races Workout Photos - Saturday was a quiet morning with many of the horses opting to stay away from the main courses. Here are 11 of the horses for you to check out. Update: Ouija Board came up lame and has been withdrawn.
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races Workout Photos - It was another busy morning on Friday but the weather was nicer with sun instead of rain. Here are 14 of the horses for you to check out. Update: Ouija Board came up lame and has been withdrawn.
Jockey Eddie Martin Jr. wins #3000 - He hit the 3000 win milestone on December 8, 2006, at Aqueduct aboard Sweetiewheatie in the 7th race. He has been riding for 26 years, mostly in Louisiana and the mid-west.
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races Workout Photos - It was a busy morning at Sha Tin Racecourse on Thursday as most of the entrants were out on the track. Here are 18 of them for you to check out.
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races Entries - Vengeance of Rain is back to defend his title in the Cup while Ouija Board will make the final start of her career in the Vase. Get the entries, posts, and past performances for all four races here.
Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship - French jockey Olivier Peslier won for the second time despite his mount in the final race of the challenge being scratched. Glen Boss of Australia and Andrea Suborics of German tied for second. Get the results and photos here.
Christmas Shopping Special - It is that time of year again. Here are some gift suggestions as well as places online where you can shop for everything and anything horse racing related.
Rescued Derby Trophy now in Museum - Just added to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Museum is trainer David Cross' Kentucky Derby trophy for his with in 1983 with Canadian-bred Sunny's Halo.
Ontario Lassie and Kingarvie Stakes - Longshot Palace Pier upset favorite Catch the Thrill in the Ontario Lassie while second favorite Legal Move won by a nose in the Kingarvie. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Baze breaks the all time win record - He got victory #9531 Friday at Bay Meadows to pass Laffit Pincay's record and is looking forward to #10,000 now. Get the details here.
Graded Stakes Changes for 2007 - The list of graded stakes for 2007 has been released and there are 5 new Grade One races while 2 that were Grade One this year have been bumped down to Grade Two. Check out all the changes and the full list here.
Discreet Cat takes the Cigar Mile - He lived up to his hype and won by 3 1/4 lengths over Badge of Silver and Silver Train. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Remsen and Demoiselle Stakes - The 2-year-olds were on the Cigar Mile undercard with Nobiz Like Shobiz winning the Remsen for the boys and Boca Grande winning the Demoiselle for the girls. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Glidemaster wins the Yonkers Trot - He became the 8th trotting Triple Crown winner with his 1 3/4 length win over Algiers Hall. Also on the card, Palone Ranger won the Messenger Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
True Metropolitan wins the Woodbine Slots Cup - He staked his claim for Canada's top older horse honors with this win over two of the other main candidates in the last graded stakes of the year in Canada. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Trainer H. Graham Motion wins 1000th - He returned to Laurel Park where he won his first race as a trainer in 1993 to win two races and hit the 1000 career victory mark on November 16th.
Jockey Eddie Castro Hits 1000 Wins - Less than 2 weeks after winning his first Breeders' Cup race, 22-year-old Eddie Castro has hit the 1000 career wins mark.
Red Smith Handicap - Only 5 horses went after it was moved from the turf to the dirt and main track only entrant Naughty New Yorker won wire-to-wire. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Miscellaneous Breeders Cup Photos - A collection of 19 more photos from the day including opening ceremonies, celebrities, and other interesting sights.
Breeders Cup Records Set - Here are some notable feats, records, and firsts that took place at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
Breeders Cup Image Gallery - 22 more photographs from the big day.
2006 Breeders' Cup Results - It was mostly a day of longshots as only 2 favorites won all day. Highlights include Invasor upsetting heavy favorite Bernardini in the Classic and Ouija Board winning the Filly and Mare Turf for the second time. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 8 races here:   Juvenile   Juv.Fillies   Mile   Sprint   F&M Turf   Distaff   Turf   Classic
Friday Breeders' Cup Works - Again the weather was cold but clear and sunny, and almost all the horses had arrived at the track or cleared quarantine. Check out photos for 23 horses who went out plus what they did, including George Washington and Bernardini.
Thursday Breeders' Cup Works - Today the weather was cold but clear and sunny, so much better for pictures. The track was still muddy, but drying out as the day went on. Check out photos for 30 horses who went out plus what they did.
2006 Breeders' Cup Entries - Get the fields with post position and morning line odds for all 8 races plus a full profile for each horse.
Wednesday Breeders' Cup Works - Wednesday was horrible with periods of pouring rain and the track was a sloppy mess. Check out photos for 16 horses who went out plus what they did.
Tuesday Breeders' Cup Works - Although many of the Breeders' Cup horses are still in New York or California, we still caught 37 horses out for some morning excercise at Churchill Downs. Check out photos for all 37 plus what they did.
Breeders' Cup Weather - What will the weather be like at Churchill Downs on November 4? Here are lots of places to find out!
2006 Breeders Crown Results - The 8 championship races for 2 and 3 year old trotters and pacers were held on Saturday evening and driver Mike Lachance was the big winner, taking 3 of the 8 races including the 2-year-old Colt Pace with Charley Barley. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 8 races here.
Collier Hill by a nose in the Pattison Canadian International - He held off a late drive by Go Deputy to become the first 8-year-old to win the race. Local hero Sky Conqueror was third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Arravale wins the E.P. Taylor Stakes - The 3-year-old filly beat up her elders over a soft turf with Barancella second and Naissance Royale third. Also on the card was the Nearctic Stakes for the turf sprinter won by Fast Parade. Get the results, charts, and photos for both here.
Scat Daddy wins the Champagne - He rallied on the outside to beat favorite Nobiz Like Showbiz by 3/4 of a length. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Sutra upsets in the Frizette - There were some big payoffs she and fellow longshots Enchanting Star and Lilly Carson swept the race. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Showing Up by a mile in the Jamaica Breeders' Cup Handicap - He toyed with the field before taking off in the stretch to win by 3 1/2, but he will still skip the Breeders' Cup. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Barracuda Boy wins the Durham Cup - He led gate to wire to win by 5 1/4 lengths over Sextet and Pellegrino while favorite Gouldings Green was a distant fourth. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Bernardini romps in the Jockey Club Gold Cup - Only 3 horses bothered to challenge him and they were no challenge at all as he won by 6 3/4 lengths. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Fleet Indian wins the Beldame - She held to fight off Balletto in the stretch but refused to let that rival pass her. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
English Channel cruises in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational - He pulled away to a 4 1/2 length win over the two European fillies, Freedonia and Royal Highness. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Henny Hughes wins the Vosburgh - He tracked the leader early then took command in the stretch to win by 2 3/4 lengths over War Front. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Honey Ryder gets the nod in the Flower Bowl - It was a three horse photos but she got the nod by a nose over Film Maker with Jade Queen only a 1/2 length back. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Rail Link upsets in the Arc - He came on in the stretch to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at 8-1 over fast closing mare Pride and Japanese favorite Deep Impact. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Other Arc day stake results - There were five other Group 1 stakes on the card including the Prix de l'Opera won by Mandesha. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five here.
Miscellaneous photos from Arc day - Check out the scenery, the crowd, and the fancy hats at Longchamp on Arc de Triomphe Day.
Longshots ruled in the 2006 Kentucky Cup - No winner was shorter odds than 12-1 in any of the 5 Kentucky Cup stakes Saturday. Ball Four held off Perfect Drift to win the Classic, the richest race of the day. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 races here.
Shillelagh Slew dominates in the Ontario Derby - He staked his claim to top 3-year-old honors in Canada with a 7 1/4 length win over Royal Challenger. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Pre-Arc Saturday at Longchamp - The day before the Arc de Triomphe featured the 7 furlong Prix de la Foret (Group 1) which was won by Godolphin's Caradak. Get the results, charts, and photos for this and the four Group 2 race on the card here.
Trakus brings racing into the 21st century - A new wireless horse tracking system called Trakus was recently introduced at Woodbine and may soon revolutionize race data collection. Here is a look at how the technology works.
Better Talk Now wins the Sky Classic Stakes - He shipped up to Woodbine and won by a head on a yeilding course over Jambalaya and Last Answer. Also on the card, Murani beat Noble Stella in the Flaming Page Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos for both here.
Matron and Futurity Results - The 2-year-olds were in the spotlight at Belmont on Saturday as Meadow Breeze upset in the Matron for the fillies and King of the Roxy won in the Futurity for the colts. Also on the card was the Noble Damsel won by Karen's Caper. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 3 here.
Lost in the Fog euthanized - Despite an attempt to save him with chemotherapy, he went into distress Sunday and had to be euthanized. Here is a look back at his career.
Becrux wins the Woodbine Mile - He took the lead in the stretch and held off the late closing Rebel Rebel by a neck with Ad Valorem in third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Woodbine Mile Undercard Stakes - Ready's Gal led wire to wire to win the Canadian Stakes (G2) for turf fillies and filly Dreaming of Anna drew away to win by over 3 lengths against the boys in the Summer Stakes (G3) for turf 2-year-olds. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Barilko cruises in the Swynford - He is now undefeated in 4 starts with 3 stakes wins after an easy 2 3/4 length win in the Swynford Stakes at Woodbine. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Win a trip to the Breeders' Cup or Dubai - Emirates Airline is holding a drawing to give away a trip to the 2006 Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs worth $6,800 and a trip to the 2007 Dubai World Cup worth $32,000.
Woodbine Mile draws field of 13 - Previously known as the Atto Mile, this year's running is headed by Fourstardave winner Remarkable News and Royal Ascot winner Ad Valorem in from Europe. Get the entries, odds, and free past performances here.
Pool Land wears down Take D'Tour in the Ruffian Handicap - They were one-two all the way around but Pool Land got the better of Take D'Tour in the stretch to win by 2 lengths with Miss Shop in 3rd. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Cacique rallies to win the Man O'War - He drew clear late to win by 1 3/4 lengths over Go Deputy and Showing Up. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Magnificent Song rolls in the stretch to win the Garden City Breeders' Cup - She went from last to first to win by 2 lengths over Take the Ribbon and Jade Queen. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Pine Island wins the Gazelle - She duelled down the stretch with Teammate and got up to win by a length while Last Romance got third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Circular Quay explodes the Hopeful Stakes - He circled the field in the stretch to go from last to win by 4 1/2 lengths with Scat Daddy second and Unbridled Express third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Noble Stella wins the Glens Falls Handicap - She took control in the stretch and won by 2 lengths over Latice and Louve Royale while favorite Olaya never threatened. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Appealing Zophie wires the Spinaway Stakes - She went to the front and never looked back, winning by over 5 lengths with favorite Cotton Blossom getting up for second. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Rock Lobster surprises in the Saranac Stakes - He rallied late to get up by a neck over Devil's Preacher while favorite Amigoni faltered and finished 8th. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Premium Tap upsets in the Woodward - Both he and 2nd place finisher Second of June were over 20-1 with favorite Sun King in 3rd, making for some huge payoffs. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Pomeroy wins the Forego - He took the lead by the half then drew away to win by 2 1/4 lengths over War Front with Friendly Island in 3rd. Favorite Commentator was a dull 10th. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Bernardini romps in the Travers - He took control at the start and ran off by 7 1/2 lengths over Bluegrass Cat with Dr. Pleasure a well beaten third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Travers undercard stakes results - Henny Hughes won easily in the King's Bishop, My Typhoon won the Ballston Spa, and Ashkal Way just got up in the Bernard Baruch. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 3 races here.
Fleet Indian steals the Personal Ensign - She took the lead at the start, slowed the pace to a crawl, then drew away to win by over 4 lengths. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Pine Island takes the Alabama - She rallied from 8th early to catch pacesetter Teammate in deep stretch while Lemons Forever came on for third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Wait a While wins the Lake Placid - She chased the early pace then took off in the stretch to win by 4 3/4 lengths over Lady of Venice. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Go Deputy wins the Sword Dancer - He was scratched from the Arlington Million to race here and proved the decision was correct. Silver Whistle was second while favorite Relaxed Gesture was fifth. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
War Front draws away in the Vanderbilt - The favorite won by 2 1/2 lengths over Judiths Wild Rush and Mass Media in the Grade 3 race for sprinters at Saratoga. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
The Tin Man wires the Arlington Million - He went to the lead, slowed the pace, and held off Cacique by a length in the end. Favorite English Channel was flat today and finished fourth. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Gorella rallies to win the Beverly D. - She was last early and rallied to win by 1 3/4 lengths over Film Maker. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Showing Up shows off in the Secretariat Stakes - He was the heavy favorite and did not disappoint his backers, winning by 1 1/2 lengths over Ivan Denisovich. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Bluegrass Cat romps in the Haskell - He took off in the stretch and won by 7 lengths over local hero Praying for Cash with Strong Contender in third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Haskell Undercard Stakes - There were several other stakes on the card including the Matchmaker (G3) won by Ready's Gal and the the Oceanport (G3) won by Three Valleys. Get the results, charts, and photos for 5 of them here.
Glidemaster wins the Hambletonian in stakes record time - He won going away by 1 1/4 lengths while favorite Mr. Pine Chip broke stride in the stretch to finish last. Get the results, charts, and photos here plus the Hambletonian Oaks won by Passionate Glide and world record set by Holborn Hanover.
Invasor wins by a nose in the Whitney Handicap - He held off the late charge of Sun King to get his third Grade 1 win in a row. Favorite Flower Alley finished 7th. Get the results, charts, and photos here plus the Fourstardave Handicap from Sunday.
Swap Fliparoo passes the Darley Test - She rallied from last early to win running away by 2 lengths over two of the longest shots on the board. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Stormy Kiss wire-to-wire in the Honorable Miss - She went to the front and never looked back, winning by a neck over late closing Malibu Mint. Get the results, charts, and photos here for all 3 stakes on the card.
Spun Sugar by a nose in the Go For Wand Handicap - She duelled with Balletto in the stretch and refused to give in to win in a photo. It was a long way back to Pool Land in third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Bernardini romps in the Jim Dandy - He led wire to wire and won by 9 lengths over Minister's Bid and Hemingway's Key. On to the Travers now. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Blanket finish in the Diana Handicap - Angara got the win by a head over Sweet Talker with Argentina a nose back in third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Breeders Crown Results - Saturday night at the Meadowlands 4 big stakes for the harness horses. The biggest results of the night was Lis Mara tying the world record for a mile in the Open Pace. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 4 races here.
Like a Gem a huge upset in the Wonder Where - She surprised at 48-1 in the final leg of the Canadian Triple Tiara while favorite Kimchi faded to 4th. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Magnificent Song wins the Lake George at Saratoga - She rallied from last early to catch pacesetter Somethinboutbetty by 3/4 of a length with Quite a Bride in third. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos here.
Sky Conqueror reigns in the Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup Turf - He just caught pacesetter Last Answer at the wire to win by a half length over the soft turf in this $700,000 event. Millfleet won the Ontario Jockey Club Stakes on the undercard. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos here.
Wonder Lady Anne L wins the Coaching Club American Oaks - She took the lead after a mile and never looked back, winning by 3/4 of a length over favorite Pine Island. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos for this and the Evan Shipman Handicap won by Spite the Devil.
Woodbine's 50th Anniversary - This weekend will be Woodbine's big 50th anniversary celebration which will include the inaugural $700,000 Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup Turf (G2). Get some history, legendary Woodbine jockeys, and the entries here.
Fleet Indian rules in the Delaware Handicap - She led all the way and won by over 5 lengths with entry mates Dynamic Deputy and Take a Check second and third. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos here.
Delaware Handicap Undercard Stakes - There were 3 more stakes on the card: Leonard Richards (G3), Caesar Rodney, and Light Hearted Stakes won by Awfully Smart, Fishy Advice, and Miss Elsie. Get the results, charts, and photos from each here.
Shillelagh Slew wins the Prince of Wales with a DQ - Malakoff won by 1 1/2 lengths, but was disqualified to 5th for interference giving the win to 2nd place finsher Shillelagh Slew. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos here.
Artistic Fella wins the Meadowlands Pace - This was the 9th career win for the colt and he made it look easy. Get the results, charts, and photos for this and the two other big stakes on the card.
Delaware Oaks Day Results - Adieu won the Delaware Oaks (G2) by 2 1/4 lengths while Honey Ryder took the Dick Memorial Handicap and Survivalist won the Carpenter Memorial Handicap. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos here.
Prince of Wales Stakes Entries - Queen's Plate winner Edenwold is the favorite for the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown on Sunday. Get the entries, posts, odds, and past performances here.
English Channel wins the United Nations - He beat Cacique by a 1/2 length with Relaxed Gesture in third. Better Talk Now was 5th despite his rabbit. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
July 3 and 4 Belmont Stakes Results - The headliners were the Dwyer Stakes (G2) won by Strong Contender and the Genuine Risk Breeders' Cup Stakes (G2) won by Behaving Badly. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here for all 4 stakes.
Poker Handicap and Astoria Stakes Results - The holiday weekend at Belmont continued Sunday with Rebel Rebel winning the Poker Handicap and Desire to Excel winning the Astoria Stakes. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Invasor wins the Suburban Handicap - He staked the early pace before running away to a 4 1/4 length victory over Wild Desert and Andromeda's Hero at Belmont Park. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Bushfire takes the second leg of the Triple Tiara - The Acorn winner was right on the pace the whole way to win the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont while favorite Lemons Forever disappointed in 4th. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Funny Cide dominates the Dominion Day Stakes - He controlled the pace and lead the entire way to win by 1 1/2 lengths over Nolan's Cat and Cryptograph. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Edenwold wins the Queen's Plate - He upset at 16-1 over Sterwins and Malakoff while favorite Wanna Runner finished a miserable 10th. The win was the first ever for a female trainer in the Plate. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Queen's Plate Undercard Results - There were 3 turf stakes on the card including the Highlander (G3) won by Marco Be Good, the Singspiel won by Jambalaya, and the Charlie Barley won by Seaside Retreat. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 3 race here.
Queen's Plate Field - Photos of every horse in this year's Queen's Plate from the post parade.
Miscellaneous Queen's Plate Photos - A selection of other photos from the day including people, pipers, and more.
Cornelio Velasquez hits 2000 win mark - He knotched his 2000th career win in the $1 million Colonial Turf Cup aboard Showing Up on June 24, 2006 at Colonial Downs.
Queen's Plate Barbeque - Photos of the contenders paraded at the barbeque plus a list of all 13 of the horses expected to be entered with profiles and photos for each.
Seek Gold upsets in the Stephen Foster Handicap - He shocked bettors at 91-1 winning over Perfect Drift and West Virginia. Favorite Buzzards Bay was fourth. Get the results charts and lots of photos here.
Stephen Foster Undercard - There were 5 more graded stakes worth over $1 million total on the card. Get the results charts and photos for all five here.
North America Cup Results - Total Truth made an impressive 4 wide move to win over favorite Feelin Friskie. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos for all 3 stakes on the card here.
Pipers Thunder wins the Plate Trial - Although the Triple Crown is almost over in the US, it is just getting started in Canada with the Plate Trial, one of the big preps for the Queen's Plate June 25.
Lost in the Fog back to his winning ways - Despite carrying at least 7 pounds more than anyone else, he was an impressive winner in the Aristides Breeders' Cup Handicap on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
2006 Hall of Fame Inductees - Carl Hanford, trainer of Kelso, Kentucky Derby winning jockey Bill Boland, and turf champion Cougar II have been elected to the Racing Hall of Fame.
Silver Tree wins the Met Mile - He held off the late charge of Sun King by a head with Mass Media fading to third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Showing Up wins the Lexington - He remained undefeated and garnered enough graded stakes earnings winning the Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland to make the cut for the Kentucky Derby.
2006 Triple Crown Recap - All my articles and photos for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes plus the undercard and workouts all collected on one page. Relive the whole series over again.
2006 Triple Crown Trail - Check out the schedule and results for all the preps leading to the 2006 Triple Crown. All the races are over, so check out the results for them all now.
Sinister Minister upsets in the Toyota Blue Grass - He went straight to the lead and never looked back, winning by 12 3/4 lengths over late closer Storm Treasure. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Lawyer Ron romps in the Arkansas Derby - He put in an extraordinary effort to win the 2006 Arkansas Derby, going to the front early and still having enough in the tank to draw off at the finish. Steppenwolfer was second and Private Vow third.
Blue Grass undercard stakes results - Sun King made a stunning closing move to win the Commonwealth Breeders' Cup while Wend won as the favorite in the Jenny Wiley Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Shakertown Stakes and Maker's Mark Mile - Friday at Keeneland featured two graded stakes on the Turf. Atticus Kristy won the Shakertown while Miesque's Approval upset Artie Schiller in the Maker's Mark. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Secretariat Statue Dedication - Last weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park, the long awaited life size bronze statue of Secretariat was dedicated at the Kentucky Horse Park. In attendance were his owner Penny Chenery, jockey Ron Turcotte, and exercise riders Jim Gaffney and Charlie Davis. See the statue and photos from the ceremony here.
Bob and John wins wet Wood Memorial - He was 1 1/2 lengths clear of late closer Jazil with favorite Keyed Entry another 1/2 back in third. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Bay Shore Stakes and Carter Handicap - Too Much Bling ran away with the Bay Shore by over 9 lengths while Bishop Court Hill just holds on over Sir Greeley in the Carter Handicap on the Wood Memorial undercard. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Santa Anita and Illinois Derby Results - Brother Derek showed why he was the current favorite for the Kentucky Derby with a masterful win in the Santa Anita Derby while Sweetnorthernsaint trounced a mediocre field by 9 1/4 lengths in the Illinois Derby.
Derby and Oaks Future Wager Pool Three - The third pool for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wagers are now closed. Get all the final odds and free past performances here.
2006 Kentucky Derby Security - This year will be just as strict as the last four and will also include magnetic wand searches of all patrons. Check here to make sure you don't bring anything they will confiscate.
Barbaro remains undefeated in the Florida Derby - He had to work for it as Sharp Humor did not give up as they duelled in the stretch. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Florida Derby Undercard Part 1 - There were 3 stakes on the main track, the Skip Away won by Bandini, the Artax won by Little Thunder, and the Spectacular Bid won by Exclusive Quality. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Florida Derby Undercard Part 2 - There were 3 stakes on the turf course, the Orchid won by Honey Ryder, the Pan American won by Silver Whistle, and the Lure won by Drum Major. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
2006 Triple Crown Late Nominations - An additional 14 horses were nominated by the late deadline for $6000 including Cause to Believe and With a City. Get the full list here.
Electrocutionist wins the Dubai World Cup - He won by 1 1/2 lengths over Brass Hat with Wilko holding on for third. New photos just added for all the races, so check them out.
With a City upsets in the Lane's End - The 48-1 longest shot on the board rallied from 6th to win by 1 1/4 lengths over Canadian invader Seaside Retreat. Also on the card, High Cotton won the Rushaway and Skeleton Crew took the Hansel. Lots of photos, results, and charts here.
Top Notch Lady wins the Bourbonette - She came from off the pace in a snow squall to win by neck in this prep for the Kentucky Oaks. Lots of photos, results, and charts here.
2006 Breeders' Cup World Championships Ticket Applications Now Available - You can apply online, print a form to mail, or you can request a form be sent to you. The deadline is June 1st.
Deputy Glitters wins the Tampa Bay Derby - He turned the tables on Bluegrass Cat who beat him last time to win by 2 lengths. Results, chart, and several photos courtesy of Amber Chalfin.
Like Now upsets in the Gotham Stakes - He won wire-to-wire at 36-1 over second favorite Keyed Entry while favored Achilles of Troy was fifth and vanned off after the race. Get the details and lots of photos here plus the Cicada Stakes on the undercard won by Wild Gams.
2006 Triple Crown Nominations - The early nominations have been released and 427 horses have been nominated this year, up from 357 last year. Check out the list sorted by name, sire, trainer, or owner.
2005 Experimental Free Handicap - 2-year-old champion Stevie Wonderboy tops the list at 126 lbs with First Samurai second at 124. Get the details and who the dual qualifiers are here.
The New Gulfstream Park - Here is a look at the new building for those of you who have not had a chance to visit yet. It is VERY different from the old facility.
Bonnie Miss and Forward Gal Stakes - Sunday at Gulfstream featured the 3-year-old fillies with Teammate winning the Bonnie Miss and Miraculous Miss taking the Forward Gall. Lots of photos, the chart, and more here.
First Samurai awarded the win in the Fountain of Youth - Corinthian finished first but was disqualified to third for bearing out in the stretch giving the win to First Samurai. Lots of photos, the chart, and more here.
Harlington wins the Gulfstream Park Handicap - He rallied from 5th and held off Contante to win by a neck. Funny Cide finished 7th. Lots of photos, the chart, and more here.
Sharp Humor wins the Swale Stakes - He led most of the way and held off favored Noonmark by a neck at the end. Lots of photos, the chart, and more here.
Mister Fotis upsets in the Richter Scale - He held off Sir Greeley by a neck while favorite Silver Tree finished 7th. Also Wend wins the Honey Fox and Dynamite Lass takes The Very One Handicap. Lots of photos, the chart, and more here.
Prepping for the Kentucky Derby - A look at the major preps for the Derby and some paths horses should and should not follow from TheStickHorseRacing.Com.
2006 Hall of Fame Finalists Announced - Six horses, three jockeys, and three trainers have been selected as the 2006 finalists for nomination to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.
Feb. 25-26 Derby Prep Results - This weekend Oaklawn had two preps, the Southwest won by Lawyer Ron and the Mountain Valley won by Urban Guy. Sunland Park had the Borderland Derby where Indy Wildcat was the upset winner.
Bluegrass Cat wins the Sam F. Davis - Tampa Bay Downs doesn't usually get legitimate Derby contenders this early in the year, but this year was different. Get the results and chart here.
Robert Lewis 1924 - 2006 - Prominent California owner Bob Lewis passed away Friday in his home of heart failure. Along with his wife Beverly, they raced several champions including Silver Charm, Serena's Song, and just last year Folklore.
Roy Chapman, owner of Smarty Jones, dies at age 79 - He had been ill with emphysema for years and finally succumbed in his Philadelphia home on Friday.
Whirlaway Stakes results - Achilles of Troy dominated seven rivals, winning by 4 3/4 lengths over One Way Flight. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Belmont Stakes Reserved Seat Applications - Applications must be received by Feb. 28, 2006, to be eligible for the reserved seat drawing so get yours in now.
Mark Guidry wins Woolf Memorial Award - Mark Guidry, a Louisiana native who began riding in 1974 and who has won more that 4,700 races, has been selected the winner of the 2006 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.
Donn Handicap weekend results - Gulfstream Park had six stakes races this weekend highlighted by the Donn Handicap along with two Derby preps, the Holy Bull and Hutcheson Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos for all the races here.
Jose Santos wins 4000th - Jockey Jose Santos guided Melodeeman to victory at Aqueduct Racetrack on February 4th, giving the Chilean born jockey his 4,000th career victory in North America.
Sunshine Millions Gulfstream races - The highlight of the card was the $500,000 Turf which was also Jerry Bailey's final ride before retiring. 50-1 longshot Miesque's Approval upset the going away party as Bailey's mount Silver Tree finished second. Get all the results, charts, and photos here.
Sunshine Millions Santa Anita races - Cal-breds won 3 of the 4 races at Santa Anita, including Lava Man's 2 1/4 length victory in the $1 million Classic. Other winners were Moscow Burning in the Filly Turf, Hot Storm in the Filly Sprint, and Da Stoops in the Dash. Get all the results and charts here.
Jerry Bailey Retires - The Hall of Fame jockey has announced he will retire on January 28, 2006. He will go on to a new career as a race analyst for ABC Sports and ESPN.
Afleet Alex at Gainesway Farm - The most popular horse of the weekend was the recently retired Afleet Alex. Here are several photos of him at his open house.
Gainesway Farm - Photos of several of their stallions during their open house this weekend including Cozzene, Birdstone, Smoke Glacken, and Mr. Greeley.
Vinery - Photos of several of their stallions during their open house this weekend including Purge, Limehouse, More Than Ready, and The Cliff's Edge.
Cash is King Racing Stable to Receive Special Eclipse Award - The owners of Afleet Alex will receive the award for their support of the Alex's Lemonade Stand charity.
Ashford Stud - Photos of several of their stallions during their open house this weekend including Giant's Causeway, Fusaichi Pegasus, and Powerscourt.
Stonewall Farm - Photos of all their stallions during their open house this weekend including Leroidesanimaux, Medaglia D'Oro, and Marquetry.
Lane's End Farm - Photos of several of their stallions during their open house this weekend including Saint Liam, Rock Hard Ten, and Pleasantly Perfect.

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