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Previous Articles from 2015

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2015 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 2015 and remember those we lost in the Year of the Pharoah.
Malibu Stakes (G1) Day Results - Favorite Runhappy did not disappoint, winning the Malibu Stakes (G1) by 3 1/2 lengths on Saturday at Santa Anita. Also on the card, Birdatthewire won the La Brea Stakes (G1) for the fillies, Om won the Mathis Brothers Mile (G2) for the turf milers, and Toowindytohaulrox won the Daytona Stakes (G3) for the turf sprinters. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
A Shin Hikari wins the 2015 Longines Hong Kong Cup - At Sha Tin on Sunday, A Shin Hikari won the Longines Hong Kong Cup over Nuovo Record with favorite Designs on Rome fourth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Highland Reel wins the 2015 Longines Hong Kong Vase - Highland Reel outfinished avorite Flintshire to win the Longines Hong Kong Vase with Dariyan third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Maurice takes the 2015 Longines Hong Kong Mile - Maurice held off Giant Treasure by 3/4 of a length to win the Longines Hong Kong Mile with favorite Able Friend third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Peniaphobia upsets the 2015 Longines Hong Kong Sprint - Peniaphobia held off favorite Gold-Fun by a half length to win the Longines Hong Kong Sprint with Not Listenin'tome third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Hong Kong International Races Friday Workout Photos - Friday morning at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong was busy again as the horses for the 2015 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races get closer to the big day. Check out photos and comments for 10 of the top horses including Free Eagle and Mondialiste.
Hong Kong International Races Thursday Workout Photos - Thursday morning at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong was busy as the horses for the 2015 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races were out on the track for their morning exercise. Check out photos and comments for 14 of the top horses including Mongolian Saturday and Flintshire.
2015 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races Entries - They will be held on Sunday afternoon December 13 at Sha Tin Racecourse with top horses from around the world coming. Get the entries for all four Group 1 races on the card and a free form guide here.
2015 Longines International Jockeys' Championship - South African jockey Gavin Lerena won two of the four races to win the 2015 Longines International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong in Wednesday evening. Get the results and photos here.
Hong Kong International Races Wednesday Workout Photos - It was a rainy Wednesday morning at Sha Tin, but 15 of the International race horses still came out for track work including Criterion from the Hong Kong Cup and Toormore for the Mile.
Hollywood Derby Day Results - Saturday at Del Mar there were 3 graded stakes, including the Hollywood Derby (G1) won by Chiropractor, the Jimmy Durante (G3) where Family Meeting was a big upset, and the Native Diver Stakes (G3) where Dortmund was an easy winner. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Cigar Mile Day Results - Saturday at Aqueduct there were 4 graded stakes including the Cigar Mile (G1) won by Tonalist, the Comely (G3) won by Forever Unbridled, the Remsen (G2) won by Mohaymen, and the Demoiselle (G2) won by Lewis Bay. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 - Wagering for the first pool of the 2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager opened on Thursday November 26. The field is of course a heavy favorite at 7-5 with Nyquist next at 10-1. Get the horses and morning line odds here.
2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Dates - There will be four future wager pools for the 2016 Kentucky Derby on Nov. 26-29, Feb. 12-14, March 111-13, and April 1-3, with both exacta and win wagering. There will be a single pool for the Kentucky Oaks on March 11-13 also with win and exacta wagering.
Rusty Slipper upsets in the Red Carpet Handicap (G3) - Rusty Slipper won by 1 1/2 lengths in the Red Carpet Handicap (G3) at Del Mar over favorite Elektrum and Three Hearts. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Toews On Ice wins the Bob Hope Stakes (G3) - Favorite Toews On Ice led most of the way to win the 2015 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) at Del Mar. Mac Daddy Mac finished second and I'malreadythere was third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Full Ransom upsets in the Kathryn Crosby Stakes - Longshot Full Ransom caught favorite Chaulk O Lattey to win the 2015 Kathryn Crosby Stakes at Del Mar by 1 1/4 lengths with Beat of The Drum third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Breeders' Cup Saturday Results - There were 9 races Saturday highlighted by the $5 million Classic where American Pharoah was an impressive winner in his final start before retiring to stud. Also on the card, Found won the Turf, Nyquist won the Juvenile, and Tepin won the Mile. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 9 races here. Get more photos and comments for each race here: Juvenile Fillies  F & M Sprint  F&M Turf  Turf Sprint  Mile  Juvenile  Sprint  Turf   Classic
Breeders' Cup Friday Results - There were 4 races Friday highlighted by the Distaff where Stopchargingmaria won by a neck over Stellar Wind and the Dirt Mile won by Liam's Map. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 4 races here. Get more photos and comments for each race here: Juvenile Fillies Turf  Juvenile Turf   Dirt Mile   Distaff
Thursday Breeders' Cup Photos - Photos and comments for 38 horses out on Thursday morning at Keeneland on both the main and training tracks, including American Pharoah. Beholder was also out, but was found to have bled when scoped and is scratched from the Classic.
Wednesday Breeders' Cup Photos - Photos and comments for 46 horses out on a very rainy Wednesday morning at Keeneland on both the main and training tracks, including Keen Ice, Frosted, and Golden Horn. No American Pharoah yet, hopefully he comes out tomorrow.
Tuesday Breeders' Cup Photos - Photos and comments for 31 horses out on a rainy Tuesday morning at Keeneland including Stephanie's Kitten, Grand Arch, and Private Zone.
2015 Breeders' Cup Entries - Entries were taken and post positions drawn for the 13 Breeders' Cup World Championship races to be held on October 30-31 at Keeneland. Lots of info about the races and all the horses entered plus free past performances for all the races.
Breeders' Cup Free Past Performances - from Equibase and BRISnet
Monday Breeders' Cup Photos - Photos and comments for 28 horses out Monday morning at Keeneland including Rachel's Valentina and a timed work by Beholder.
Sunday Breeders' Cup Photos - Photos and comments for 10 horses out Sunday morning at Keeneland including Liam's Map and Lea.
2015 Breeders Crown Results - Saturday night Woodbine hosted the 12 Breeders' Crown championship races for the trotters and pacers. The big news was new records set for most wins by a trainer, Jimmy Takter with 6, and driver, Dave Miller with 5. Get results and photos for all 12 races here.
Cannock Chase wins the Pattison Canadian International - Sunday at Woodbine, favorite Cannock Chase came from behind to win the 2015 Canadian International (G1) by 1 1/2 lengths with Up With The Birds second and stablemate Sheikhsayedroad third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
E.P. Taylor, Nearctic, and Ontario Fashion Stakes Results - Also on the card with the International, Curvy rallied to win the E.P. Taylor Stakes (G1), Bye Bye Bernie was an upset winner in the Nearctic Stakes (G2), and Cactus Kris won the Ontario Fashion Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
A Visit to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm - Our photographer Vanessa Ng made a visit to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm near Lexington in October. Here is a selection of photos of some of the horses enjoying their golden year there.
Review: Crushing the Cup 2015 - by Jim Mazur and Peter Mallett. An invaluable tool for trying to unlock the mysteries of handicapping the Breeders' Cup races at Keeneland updated for 2015.
Her Emmynency upsets in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) - Saturday at Keeneland, Her Emmynency won by a head over Miss Temple City in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) with favorite Sentiero Italia third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Tonalist repeats in the Jockey Club Gold Cup - Tonalist came on strong in the stretch to win the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) again at a cold, wet Belmont Park on Saturday. Wicked Strong finished second and Effinex was third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Champagne (G1), Frizette (G1), and Hill Prince Stakes (G3) - Also on Saturday at Belmont Park, Greenpointcrusader won the Champagne Stakes (G1) for the 2-year-old colts in the slop, Nickname won the Frizette Stakes (G1) for the 2-year-old fillies, and Takeover Target won the Hill Prince Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Flower Bowl Stakes (G1) and Kelso Handicap (G2) - Finally on Saturday at Belmont Park, Stephanie's Kitten was also a repeat winner in the Flower Bowl (G1) on the soft turf over pacesetter Danza Cavallo. Also on the card, Appealing Tale won the Kelso Handicap (G2) while favorite Honor Code finished third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Awesome Again (G1), Chandelier (G1), and FrontRunner Stakes (G1) results - Saturday at Santa Anita, Smooth Roller pulled away by 5 1/4 lengths to win the Awesome Again Stakes (G1) over Hoppertunity and favorite Bayern. Also on the card, Nyquist won the FrontRunner Stakes (G1) for the 2-year-old colts and Songbird won the Chandelier Stakes (G1) for the 2-year-old fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Zenyatta (G1), Rodeo Drive (G1), and Unzip Me Stakes results - Top choice Beholder won easyily by 3 1/4 lengths in the Zenyatta Stakes (G1)at Santa Anita on Saturday. Also on the card, Photo Call won the Rodeo Drive Stakes (G1) on the turf and Singing Kitty won the Unzip Me Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Beldame (G1) and Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2) results - Saturday at Belmont Park, Wedding Toast led all the way to win the 2015 Beldame Stakes (G1) over Curalina and Catch My Drift. Also on the card, La Verdad won the Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2) for the sprint fillies and mare. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1), Vosburgh (G1), and Pilgrim Stakes (G3) Results - Also at Belmont Park, Big Blue Kitten won the 2015 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) by 3/4 of a length over Slumber and Twilight Eclipse while favorite Red Rifle finished fourth. Also on the card, Rock Fall won the Vosburgh Stakes (G1) for the sprinters and Isotherm won the Pilgrim Stakes (G3) for the juveniles. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Frosted wins the Pennsylvania Derby (G2) - Saturday at Parx Racing, favorite Frosted won by 2 lengths in the Pennsylvania Derby (G2) over Iron Fist and Tommy Macho. Also on the card, Trouble Kid upset Limousine Liberal in the Gallant Bob Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
I'm a Chatterbox takes the Cotillion Stakes (G1) - Also at Parx Racing, I'm a Chatterbox won easily in the Cotillion Stakes (G1) over Calamity Kate and Peace and War. Also on the card, Encryption won the Bayern Stakes and Uncle Dave won the Alphabet Soup Handicap. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Mondialiste wins the Woodbine Mile - Sunday at Woodbine, Mondialiste came late to win the Woodbine Mile (G1) on the turf over favorite Lea. Also on the card, Strut the Course won the Canadian Stakes (G2). Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Northern Dancer Turf and Bold Venture Stakes - Also on Sunday at Woodbine, Interpol held off Habibi to win the 2015 Northern Dancer Turf (G1). Also on the card, Stacked Deck won the Bold Venture Stakes (G3). Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Mobile Bay wins the Super Derby - Saturday at Louisiana Downs, Mobile Bay rallied to win the Super Derby (G2) by 2 1/4 lengths over Chocopologie and Aliied Air Raid. Get the results, charts, and photos for this and the other six stakes races on the card.
Summer (G2) and Natalma Stakes (G2) results - Saturday at Woodbine, Conquest Daddyo was an upset winner in the 2015 Summer Stakes (G2) for the juvenile colts. Also on the card, Catch a Glimpse led all the win to win the Natalma Stakes (G2) for the juvenile fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Del Mar Futurity Day Results - Favorite Nyquist drew off to win the 2015 Del Mar Futurity by 3 3/4 lengths over Swipe and Blameitonthelaw. Also on the card, Jakaby Jade won the Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf and Big Macher won the Pirate's Bounty Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
American Pharoah parades for the fans at Del Mar - A series of photos from Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's appearance for the fans at Del Mar on September 6. Also includes the C.E.R.F. Stakes won by Uzziel that ran just before he paraded.
Liam's Map romps in the Woodward Stakes (G1) - Saturday at Saratoga, Liam's Map drew away to win the Woodward Stakes (G1) by 4 3/4 lengths over Coach Inge and Wicked Strong. Also on the card, Rachel's Valentina won the Spinaway Stakes (G1), World Approval won the Saranac Stakes (G3), and White Rose won the Glens Falls Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
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Keen Ice upsets American Pharoah in the Travers (G1) - The "Graveyard of Champions" claimed another victim as American Pharoah could not hold off the late close of Keen Ice in the Travers (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday. Frosted finished third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Travers Undercard Stakes Results - There were six other stakes on the 2015 Travers undercard, including the Personal Ensign (G1) won by Sheer Drama, the Ballerina (G1) won by Unbridled Forever, the King's Bishop (G1) won by Runhappy, the Forego (G1) won by Private Zone, the Sword Dancer (G1) won by Flintshire, and the Ballston Spa (G2) won by Dacita.
Gimme Da Lute wins the El Cajon Stakes - Favorite Gimme Da Lute took the lead in the stretch and won the El Cajon Stakes at Del Mar by a half length over Fame and Power and Desert Dynamo. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Bob Le Beau wins the New York Turf Writers Cup (G1) - Bob Le Beau went on to win the 2015 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (G1) at Saratoga after pacesetter Divine Fortune fell at the final jump. Also on the card, Stormy Regatta won the Riskaverse Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
American Pharoah at Saratoga - Lots of photos of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah on Thursday and Friday at Saratoga, plus bonus photos from an appearance by 2003 Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide.
Beholder wins easy in the Pacific Classic (G1) - Beholder ran away by 8 1/4 lengths to win the 2015 Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar in her first try against males. Also on the card, Big John B won the Del Mar Handicap (G2) for the turf horses and Appealing Tale won the Pat O'Brien Stakes (G2) for the sprinters. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Embellish the Lace wires the Alabama Stakes (G1) - Embellish the Lace won by 1 1/4 lengths going wire-to-wire in the 2015 Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday with I'm a Chatterbox 2nd and favorite Curalina 3rd. Also on the card, Shore Runner won the Troy Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Danish Dynaformer wins the Breeders' Stakes - Danish Dynaformer romped home by 7 3/4 lengths to win the Breeders Stakes, the final leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, at Woodbine on Sunday. Conquest Boogaloo finshed 2nd and Lucky Lindy was 3rd. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Sharla Rae wins the Del Mar Oaks (G1) - Saturday at Del Mar, Sharla Rae won the 2015 Del Mar Oaks (G1) by 3/4 length over Her Emmynency with favorite Prize Exhibit third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
The Pizza Man wins the the Arlington Million (G1) - The Pizza Man rallied to win by a neck over Big Blue Kitten in the Arlington Million on Saturday with Shining Copper third. Also on the card, Lucky Speed won the American St. Leger Stakes (G3). Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Watsdachances awards the win in the Beverly D (G1) - Also at Arlington, Secret Gesture was disqualified to third giving Watsdachances the win in the 2015 Beverly D Stakes (G1) with Stephanie's Kitten moved up to second. Also on the card, Mizz Money won the Pucker Up Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Highland Reel romps in the Secretariat Stakes (G1) - Again at Arlington on Saturday, Highland Reel won by 5 1/4 lengths over Closing Bell and favorite Force the Pass. Also on the card, Recount won the Bruce D. Memorial Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Friday Arlington International Festival of Racing Workouts - Saturday is the 33rd Arlington International Festival of Racing which includes the Arlington Million Stakes. Check out photos for 18 of the contenders for the 4 big races from the Friday morning works.
Thursday Arlington International Festival of Racing Workouts - Saturday is the 33rd Arlington International Festival of Racing which includes the Arlington Million Stakes. Check out photos for 17 of the contenders for the 4 big races from the Thursday morning works and paddock schooling.
Honor Code gets up in time in the Whitney Stakes (G1) - Honor Code caught pacesetter Liam's Map at the wire to win the Whitney Stakes (G1) by a neck at Saratoga on Saturday. Also on the card, Recepta won the De La Rose Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
John C. Mabee (G2) and Best Pal (G2) Stakes - Elektum won the 2015 John C. Mabee Stakes (G2) at Del Mar by a head over Queen of the Sand. Also on the card, Nyquist won the Best Pal Stakes (G2) for the 2-year-olds. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Cavorting wins the Test Stakes (G1) - Also on the Whitney card, Cavorting rallied from last to win the Test (G1) by 2 1/2 lengths. Also on the card, Goldy Espony won the Waya Stakes (G3) and Under Control won the Lure Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Takeover Target gets up in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (G2) - Takeover Target closed on the outside to win the 2015 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (G2) by a half length on Friday at Saratoga over A Lot and Courtier. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Inductions - Ten new members were inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame on August 5, 2015, including Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, champion pacer Artsplace, jockey Stewart Elliott, and driver William Gale. Find out about all the inductees here.
American Pharoah wins easily in the Haskell Invitational (G1) - American Pharoah eased home 2 1/4 lengths out front in the 2015 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Sunday, with Keen Ice second and Upstart third. The the results, charts, and lots of photos here.
Haskell Undercard Stakes Results - There were five other stakes races on the Haskell car, including the Monmouth Cup (G2) won by Bradester, the Matchmaker Stakes (G3) won by Casual Smile, and the Oceanport Stakes (G3) won by Heart to Heart. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five races here.
Beholder romps in the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) - Beholder won easily in the 2015 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Del Mar by 7 lengths over Yahilwa and Warren's Veneda. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Jim Dandy (G2) and Amsterdam Stakes (G2) - Texas Red won the 2015 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) at Saratoga by a half length over favorite Frosted with Japan third. Also on the card, Holy Boss won the Amsterdam Stakes (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Alfred Vanderbilt (G1) and Bowling Green (G2) Handicaps - Favorite Rock Fall got up in time to win the 2015 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) by a nose over The Big Beast and Favorite Tale. Also on the card, Red Rifle won the Bowling Green Handicap (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
American Pharoah schools in the paddock at Monmouth Park - American Pharoah schooled in the paddock at Monmouth Park during the first race on Friday July 31 while preparing for the 2015 Haskell Invitational. Check out lots of photos from his appearance.
American Pharoah gallops at Monmouth Park - American Pharoah galloped on Friday morning, July 31, preparing for the 2015 Haskell Invitational. This will be his first start since winning the Triple Crown. Check out photos of him and a few of his opponents for the race.
Breaking Lucky upsets in the Prince of Wales Stakes - Tuesday at Fort Erie Racetrack, Breaking Lucky came from last to win by a head over favorite Shaman Ghost in the 2015 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown. Also on the card, Tahnee won the Rainbow Connection Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Curalina awarded the win in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) - I'm a Chatterbox held off Curalina by a nose but was disqualified to second for interference in the 2015 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) on Sunday at Saratoga, giving the win to Curalina. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Catch a Flight wins the San Diego Handicap (G2) - Catch a Flight got up at the wire to win the San Diego Handicap (G2) at Del Mar by a head over Appealing Tale with Bayern third. Also on the card, Big Book won the Fleet Treat Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Diana and Sanford Stakes at Saratoga - Hard Not to Like won the Diana Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday by a nose over Tepin. Also on the card, Magna Light finished first but was disqualified to third in the Sanford Stakes (G3) giving the win to Uncle Vinny. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Opening Day at Saratoga - Opening day featured two stakes races, the Lake George Stakes (G2) for fillies on the turf won by Mrs McDougal and the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) for the juvenile fillies won by Off the Tracks. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Are You Kidding Me wins the Nijinsky Stakes (G2) - Are You Kidding me held off Golden Sabre by a half length in the Nijinsky Stakes (G2) at Woodbine on Sunday with Za Approval third. Also on the card, Her Majesty's Flag won the Duchess Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Gabriel Charles wins the Eddie Read (G1) - Gabriel Charles rallied to win the Eddie Read Stakes (G1) by 3 3/4 lengths on opening weekend at Del Mar while favorite Midnight Storm finished fifth. Also on the card, Gas Total won the Osunitas Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Shaman Ghost spooks the competition in the Queen's Plate - Favorite Shaman Ghost rallied in the stretch to win the Queen's Plate by 1 1/4 lengths over Danish Dynaformer and Conquest Bugaloo at Woodbine on Sunday. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Queen's Plate Undercard Stakes Results - There were four other stakes on 2015 Queen's Plate day: the Highlander Stakes (G3) won by Go Blue Or Go Home, the Singspiel Stakes (G3) won by Aldous Snow, the Dance Smartly Stakes won by Strut the Course, and the Clarendon Stakes won by Beliveau. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Belmont Derby (G1), Belmont Oaks (G1), and Belmont Sprint Championship (G3) - Saturday at Belmont Park, Force the Pass upset in the Belmont Derby Invitational on the turf while favorite Bolo finished last. Also on the card, Lady Eli won the Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1), and Private Zone won the Belmont Sprint Championship (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Suburban Handicap (G2), Dwyer Stakes (G3), and Victory Ride (G3) - Also at Belmont Park, Effinex outfinished favorite Tonalist to win the Suburban Handicap (G2) for the older horses by a head. Also on the card, Speightster won the Dwyer Stakes (G3) for the 3-year-olds and Irish Jasper wons the Victory Ride Stakes (G3) for the fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Queen's Plate Entries - Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, the Queen's Plate, will be run on Sunday July 5, and a field of 14 was entered headed by Plate Trial winner Danish Dynaformer, Marine Stakes winner Shaman Ghost, and Woodbine Oaks winner Academic. Get the entries, posts positions, odds, and free past performances here.
American Pharoah parades at Santa Anita - 11 photos from Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita where American Pharoah paraded for the fans in California.
Gold Cup at Santa Anita Day Results - Hard Aces was an upset winner in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1), formerly the Hollywood Gold Cup, with Hoppertunity second and favorite Catch a Flight 3rd. Also on the card, Fanticola won the Royal Heroine Stakes (G2), Masochistic won the Triple Bend Stakes (G1), and Prize Exhibit won the Senorita Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Wakizashi Hanover upsets in the Pepsi North America Cup - Wakizashi Hanover wore down favorite Wiggle It Jiggleit to win the North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night. Get the results, charts, and photos for this and 6 other stakes on the card here.
Royal Ascot 2015 - Royal Ascot began on Tuesday and runs through Saturday with some of the best racing in the UK. Get the results and photos for all the big races from all 5 days here, updated daily.
Academic upsets in the Woodbine Oaks - 60-1 longshot Academic led wire-to-wire to win the Woodbine Oaks in track record time over favorite London Tower. Also on the card, Danish Dynaformer won the Plate Trial and Mississippi Delta won the Alywow Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
American Pharoah parades at Churchill Downs - 10 photos from Saturday evening at Churchill Downs where American Pharoah paraded for the fans while his connections were presented with their engraved trophies from the Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown.
Stephen Foster Handicap Night - Noble Bird held on to win the Stephen Foster (G1) at Churchill Down by a neck over favorite Lea. Also on the card were the Fleur de Lis (G2) won by Frivolous, the Matt Win (G3) won by Island Town, and the Regret (G3) won by Prado's Sweet Ride. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
American Pharoah at Churchill Downs - 10 photos of him from Saturday morning at Churchill Downs including his gallop and at the barn.
American Pharoah romps in the Belmont Stakes - He won going wire-to-wire in the Belmont Stakes, drawing off by 5 1/2 lengths over Frosted and Keen Ice, to become the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first in 37 years! Get the results, charts, and photos here.
American Pharoah's Day at the Belmont Stakes - Take a walk down memory lane with a series of 21 photos taking American Pharoah from the paddock before the race until he is back at the barn on 2015 Belmont Stakes Day.
Belmont Undercard Stakes Results - There were nine other stakes on the 2015 Belmont undercard, including the Manhattan Handicap (G1), Just a Game Stakes (G1), Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Acorn Stakes (G1), and Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) won by Slumber, Tepin, Honor Code, Curalina, and Wedding Toast. Get the results, charts, and photos for all nine here.
Friday of the Belmont Stakes Festival - Morning workout photos for the 2015 Belmont Stakes including more American Pharoah, plus five stakes races from the afternoon. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 here.
Thursday of the Belmont Stakes Festival - Morning workout photos for the 2015 Belmont Stakes including American Pharoah, plus the Astoria Stakes won by Moment Is Right and the Intercontinental Stakes from Thursday, June 4.
2015 Belmont Stakes Entries - Once again we go to the Belmont with a possible Triple Crown on the line. Can American Pharoah do it? A field of 8 was entered with American Pharoah in post 5 as the 3-5 favorite.
Galina Point wins the Lady Angela Stakes - She got up at the wire to win the race which was the last call for retiring Woodbine announcer Dan Loiselle. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
American Pharoah wins the Preakness - He led all the way in the mud during a heavy rainstorm to win the Preakness (G1) by 7 lengths over Tale of Verve and Divining Rod. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Preakness Undercard Stakes Results - There were 7 other stakes on Preakness day, highlighted by the Dixie Stakes (G2) on the turf won by Ironicus. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 7 races here.
Black-Eyed Susan Day Results - Keen Pauline won by 2 3/4 lengths going wire-to-wire in the 2015 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico . There were 6 other stakes on the card including the Pimlico Special (G3) won by Commissioner, the Jim McKay Turf Sprint won by Ben's Cat, and the Allaire Dupont Distaff (G3) won by Stopchargingmaria. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 7 races here.
Thursday Preakness Photos - All six of the Preakness horses, including American Pharoah, were out on the track Thursday morning at Pimlico. Get photos and comments for all of them here.
2015 Alibi Breakfast - The traditional Alibi Breakfast was held on Thursday May 14, 2015, before the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes. Connections of most of the 8 Preakness entrants were on hand to swap stories about their horse as well as watch the presentation of the annual awards.
Preakness Entries - A field of 8 was entered with American Pharoah drawing post 1 as the 4-5 favorite. Get the horses, post positions, morning line odds, and free past performances here.
Wednesday Preakness Photos - Five of the Preakness horses arrived today on a flight from Kentucky, including American Pharoah. Get photos and comments for them and Mr. Z who was already there.
Man O'War (G1) and Beaugay Stakes (G3) Results - Saturday at Belmont Park, Twilight Eclipse got up to win the 2015 Man O'War Stakes by a neck over War Dancer and Hyper with favorite Imagining fifth. Also on the card, Discreet Marq won the Beaugay Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Ruffian (G2) and Peter Pan Stakes (G2) Results - Also at Belmont Park, Wedding Toast romped home by 4 lengths in the Ruffian Stakes over Princess Violet and House Rules. Also on the card, Madefromlucky won the Peter Pan Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
American Pharoah wins the 2015 Kentucky Derby - American Pharoah took over in the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs by a length over Firing Line and Dortmund. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2015 Kentucky Derby Undercard Results - There were six other stakes on the card with the Derby, including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) won by Finnegans Wake, the Humana Distaff Stakes (G1) won by Dame Dorothy, the American Turf (G2) won by Divisidero, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2) won by Tepin , the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2) won by Private Zone, and the Pat Day Stakes (G3) won by Competitive Edge. Get the results, chart, and photos for all 6 races here.
Lovely Maria wins the 2015 Kentucky Oaks - Lovely Maria drew away to win by 2 3/4 lengths in the Kentucky Oaks on Friday at Churchill Downs over Shook Up and I'm a Chatterbox. Favorite Stellar Wind rallied too late and finished 4th. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2015 Kentucky Oaks Undercard Results - There were five other stakes on the card with the Oaks. Molly Morgan won the La Troienne Stakes (G1), Power Alert won the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3), Promise Me Silver won the Eight Belles Stakes (G3), and Protonico won the Alysheba Stakes (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2015 Kentucky Derby Entries - A field of 20 plus 2 also eligibles was drawn on Wednesday for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. American Pharoah drew post 18 as the 5-2 favorite with Dortmund from post 8 the second choice at 3-1. Get the horses, posts, odds, and free past performances here. Update: Stanford is scratched and Frammento is in. El Kabeir was scratched on Friday but after the 9am cutoff, and International Star scratch Saturday morning leaving 18 to go.
Ashford Stud - Photos of seven stallions at Coolmore America's Ashford Stud in Versailles. Two Kentucky Derby starters this year were sired by Ashford stallions - Carpe Diem (Giant's Causeway) and International Star (Fusaichi Pegasus).
2015 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes - Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on May 1. Previously: April 22, April 23, April 24, April 25, April 26, April 27, April 28, April 29, April 30
Wednesday Kentucky Derby photos - Photos and comments for 19 Derby horses from this morning on the track or schooling in the paddock. Only one timed work today, a 3 furlong breeze for Ocho Ocho Ocho.
Tuesday Kentucky Derby photos - Photos and comments for 16 Derby horses and 8 Oaks fillies from this morning on the track or schooling in the paddock, including American Pharoah and Dortmund.
Stellar Wind favored in the Kentucky Oaks - A field of 14 plus one also-eligible was drawn Tuesday morning for the 2015 Kentucky Oaks. The favorite at 7-2 is Stellar Wind who drew post 12. Get the horses, post positions, morning line odds, and free past performances here.
Effinex upsets in the Excelsior Stakes (G3) - Effinex rallied to win the 2015 Excelsior Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct over Red Rifle and favorite Wicked Strong. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Analyzing the Top Derby Contenders - Our annual analysis using trends and angles to try and select a winner for the Kentucky Derby. The top horse is no surprise, but who is far from the top may shock you.
American Pharoah romps in the Arkansas Derby (G1) - American Pharoah drew away to win by 8 lengths to win the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn on Saturday. Also on the card, Wolf Man Rocket won the Northern Spur Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Race Day wins the Oaklawn Handicap - Also on Saturday at Oaklawn, Race Day won the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) by 3 3/4 length over Carve and Tapiture. Also on the card, Promise me Silver won the Instant Racing Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Untapable wins the Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) - Untapable dominated in the Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) on Friday at Oaklawn by 2 1/2 lengths over Diva's Diamond and Gold Medal Dancer. Also on the card, Holy Boss won the Bachelor Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2014 Sovereign Award Winners - The Canadian thoroughbred year-end championships for 2014 were announced Friday night at Woodbine and Lexie Lou was named Champion 3-year-old Female, Champion Turf Female, and Horse of the Year, and I won for Outstanding Photograph! Check out all the winners and vote totals.
Santa Anita Derby Day results - Heavy favorite Dortmund won the Santa Anita Derby (G1) on Saturday by 4 1/4 lengths over One Lucky Dane and Bolo. Also on the card, Stellar Wind won the Santa Anita Oaks (G1), Spirit of Xian won the Providencia Stakes (G3), Sheer Pleasure won the Evening Jewel Stakes, Gimme Da Lute won the Echo Eddie Stakes, and Talco won the Thunder Road Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Wood Memorial and Bay Shore Stakes - Saturday at Aqueduct. Frosted won the 2015 Wood Memorial (G1) over Tencendur and El Kabeir while favorite Daredevil finished 4th. Also on the card, March won the Bay Shore Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Carter Handicap and Gazelle Stakes - Dads Caps was a repeat winner in the Carter Handicap (G1) for older sprinters at Aqueduct. Also on the card, Condo Commando romped in the Gazelle Stakes (G2) for 3-year-old fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Include Betty upsets in the Fantasy Stakes (G3) - She came from last to win by a nose in the 2015 Fantasy Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn, while favorite Feathered finished a disappointing 7th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Louisiana Derby Day results - International Star won the Louisiana Derby (G2) at the Fair Grounds to complete a sweep of their Kentucky Derby prep races. Also on the card, I'm a Chatterbox won the Fair Grounds Oaks, Chocolate Ride won the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (G2) and Call Me George won the New Orleans Handicap (G2), giving jockey James Graham his 2000th career victory. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Florida Derby Day at Gulfstream Park - Materiality set the pace to win the 2015 Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday by 1 1/2 lengths over favorite Upstart. Also on the card, Birdatthewire won the Gulfstream Oaks (G2) by 1 1/4 lengths. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 8 stakes races on the card here.
2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 - Wagering for the fourth and final pool of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager was held March 27-March 29. This time the favorite was American Pharoah at 5-1. Get the horses, final line odds, and free past performances here.
Prince Bishop wins the Dubai World Cup - Price Bishop beat favorite California Chrome by 2 3/4 lengths Saturday at Meyhan Racecourse with another US horse, Lea, in third. Get the results, chart, and photos here. Also on the card: the Sheema Classic & Dubai Gold Cup won by Dolniya & Brown Panther, Dubai Turf won by Solow, UAE Derby won by Mubtaahij, Golden Shaheen & Al Quoz Sprint won by Secret Circle & Sole Power, and Godolphin Mile & Kahayla Classic won by Tamarkuz & Manark.
Friday Dubai Workout Photos - Photos and comments for 26 of the Dubai World Cup card horses including California Chrome, Lea, and Secret Circle from the US.
Dubai World Cup entries - A field of 9 was entered for the big race, including California Chrome who drew post 9. Get the entries and past performances for the entire card here.
Tuesday Dubai Workout Photos - Photos and comments for 39 of the Dubai World Cup card horses including California Chrome and Main Sequence from the US.
2015 Triple Crown Late Nominations - A list of the 9 horses made eligible for the 2015 Triple Crown races for a fee of $6000 by the March 21 late nomination deadline. Topping the list is Spiral Stakes (G3) winner Dubai Sky.
Dubai Sky wins the Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway - He drew off to win by 2 1/4 length on Saturday over Conquest Typhoon and Firespike with favorite Metaboss 6th. Also on the card, Don't Leave Me won the Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks (G3) over favorite Sweet Success. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2015 - 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. Revamped for 2015 with updated info.
Rebel Stakes Day at Oaklawn - American Pharoah drew off to win the Rebel Stakes (G2) for the 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park by 6 1/4 lengths on Saturday. Also on the card, Gold Medal Dancer upset heavy favorite Untapable in the Azeri Stakes (G2) and Race Day won the Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Carpe Diem romps in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) - Favorite Carpe Diem drew away in the stretch to win the Tampa Bay Derby (G2)by 5 lengths. Also on the card, Stephanie's Kitten won the Hillsborough Stakes (G3), Quality Rocks won the Florida Oaks (G3), and General a Rod won the Challenger Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Santa Anita Handicap Day - Shared Belief won the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) on Saturday over Moreno and Catch a Flight. Also on the card, Ring Weekend won the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1), Dortmund won the San Felipe Stakes (G2), Wild Dude won the San Carlos Stakes (G2), and Singing Kitty won the China Doll Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Gotham Day at Aqueduct - El Kabeir came from behind to win the 2015 Gotham Stakes (G3) by 2 2/4 lengths over Tiz Shea D and Classy Class. Also on the card, Salutos Amigos won the Tom Fool Handicap (G3) and Shayjolie won the Cat Cay Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Sarah Sis wins the Honeybee Stakes (G3) - Sarah Sis won the 2015 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies at Oaklawn by 1 1/2 lengths with favorite Oceanwave 2nd. Also on the card, Gentlemen's Bet won the Hot Springs Stakes for the older horses. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 - Wagering for the third pool of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager was February 27-March 1 along with the only Kentucky Oaks Future Wager poll for the year. Get the horses, final odds, will-pay prices, and free past performances for both here.
Louisiana Derby Preview Day at the Fair Grounds - International Star pulled away to win the Risen Star Stakes (G2) by a length over War Story on Saturday, while I'm a Chatterbox won the Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G3) for the 3-year-old fillies over Lovely Maria. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 4 graded races on the card here.
Louisiana Premier Night at Delta Downs - Delta Downs hosted Louisiana Premier Night on Saturday, a series of stakes races for Louisiana-breds headlined by the Premier Night Championship won by One King's Man. Get the results, charts, and photos for all the races here.
2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 - Wagering for the second pool of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager was open February 6-8. The field closed as the favorite at 5-2 over Texas Red at 9-1 with American Pharoah and Dortmund next at 10-1. Get the horses, final odds, will-pays, and free past performances here.
2015 Triple Crown Early Nominations - A total of 429 horses were nominated for the Triple Crown by the January 17 early deadline, up from 414 last year. Check out all the horses with stats, breeding, and connections here.
2014 Experimental Free Handicap - This list ranks the top 2-year-olds for 2014 and determines the dual qualifiers for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. This year Texas Red and American Pharoah are co-high weights at 126lbs.
Kentucky Derby Points List - A list of the current points earned by 3-year-olds prepping for a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby and Oaks fields. The point system replaced the old graded stakes earning method of determining which horses can get in the Kentucky Derby when entries are taken. Updated weekly.
California Cup Day - Results for the 5 stakes races on California Cup day at Santa Anita, including the California Cup Derby won by Mischief Clem and the California Cup Turf Classic won by Alert Bay. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 races here.
"Road to the Derby" Kickoff Day at the Fair Grounds - International Star won the featured Lecomte Stakes (G3) for the 3-year-old colts while I'm a Chatterbox won the Silverbulletday Stakes for the 3-year-old fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five stakes races on the card here.
2014 Eclipse Award Winners - California Chrome won Horse of the Year and Champion 3-year-Old Male while Main Sequence won both Champion Older Male and Turf Male. Check out all the winners with vote totals here.
2014 Eclipse Award Finalists - The finalists for the 2014 Eclipse Awards to be presented on January 17 at Gulfstream Park have been announced. Bayern, California Chrome, and Main Sequence are the finalists for Horse of the Year. Check out all the finalists for both the equine and human categories here.
2015 Road to the Kentucky Derby - The Road to the Kentucky Derby points systems will be used again in 2015 to determine which horses can enter the big race. Check out the list of races updated weekly with winners.

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