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  1. Longshot Ask the Moon wires Ruffian at 18-1

    Mike Welsch

    Ask the Moon, a $75,000 claim by the Farnsworth Stables six weeks earlier, became a Grade 1 winner on Sunday when leading throughout to dominate the $250,000 Ruffian Handicap by 5 3/4 lengths over runner-up Super Espresso.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2011
  2. NFL star Wes Welker has rooting interest in Schuylerville Stakes

    Mike Welsch

    National Football League wide receiver Wes Welker may have more important things on his mind at the moment than a horse race.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  3. Soaring Empire turns the tables on Rule in Hal's Hope

    Mike Welsch

    On Saturday, the vastly improved Soaring Empire turned the tables when holding off a late bid from Rule to register a 1 1/4-length victory in Gulfstream Park's $100,000 Hal's Hope. Morning Line finished third as the 3-5 favorite.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2011
  4. Gulfstream shakes things up for new season

    Mike Welsch

    Pushing the traditional opener back two days, until Jan. 5, won't be the only change awaiting horseplayers when the 2011 Gulfstream Park meeting gets underway on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2011
  5. Bearpath, Lenclud click in Pan American Handicap

    Mike Welsch

    Frederick Lenclud may still be an apprentice jockey, but he looked like a polished veteran guiding Bearpath to a three-quarter-length upset victory over 8-5 favorite Never On Sunday in Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 Pan American Handicap at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2010
  6. Motovato refuses to lose in Kenny Noe Handicap at Calder

    Mike Welsch

    Motovato overcame traffic problems on a couple of occasions through the stretch before running down longshot Dream Maestro to register a well-deserved neck victory in Saturday's $100,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap at Calder.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2009
  7. Calder cancels two postponed Grade 3 races

    Mike Welsch

    Calder officials announced Wednesday that they have canceled both the $100,000 Tropical Turf and My Charmer handicaps.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2009
  8. 25-1 Dancing in Silks upsets Breeders' Cup Sprint in 4-horse phot...

    Mike Welsch

    Dancing in Silks, the second-longest shot on the board at 25-1, outfinished Crown of Thorns, Cost of Freedom and Gayego to win a four-horse photo in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint. Zensational, the 9-5 favorite, finished fifth.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2009
  9. Honorable Miss: Any Limit pulls clear in stretch

    Mike Welsch

    At 6-1, Any Limit may have been the longest price on the tote board in Friday's $150,000 Honorable Miss Handicap, but she won like a 3-5 shot.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2008
  10. Fabulous Strike to miss Breeders' Cup

    Mike Welsch

    Fabulous Strike has been taken out of consideration for the Breeders' Cup Sprint due to a lung infection that the 4-year-old gelding contracted shortly after his 5 3/4-length victory in the Grade 1 Vosburgh at Belmont Park on Sept. 30.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2007
  11. Curlin gears up for Haskell

    Mike Welsch

    Preakness winner Curlin walked onto the Oklahoma training track right on schedule at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday for his final serious work prior to Sunday's $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2007
  12. Kaplan's plan on schedule

    Mike Welsch

    Following his first Kentucky Derby, finishing fourth with Imawildandcrazyguy on May 5, native New Yorker Bill Kaplan is now looking forward to a return home in the Belmont Stakes.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2007
  13. Fernando Po plays role of spoiler

    Mike Welsch

    Fernando Po and jockey Rafael Bejarano spoiled what was nearly a perfect day for Rene Douglas on Saturday, when they outfinished Douglas and 3-5 favorite Soldier's Dancer by a head in Saturday's $100,000 Kissin Kris Stakes at Calder.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2006
  14. Second of June, 5, suffers fatal injury

    Mike Welsch

    Second of June, a candidate for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, suffered a fatal injury during a workout at Churchill Downs on Wednesday and had to be euthanized later that morning.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2006
  15. Henny Hughes favored in King's Bishop

    Mike Welsch

    Henny Hughes will try to live up to his trainer's high praise on Saturday when he goes off the heavy favorite against 10 other 3-year-olds in Saratoga's Grade 1, $250,000 King's Bishop Stakes (ESPN 5 p.m. ET) at seven furlongs.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2006
  16. Deputy Glitters turns tables

    Mike Welsch

    Deputy Glitters turned the tables on favored Bluegrass Cat and hopped on the road to the Kentucky Derby with a win in Saturday's Tampa Bay Derby.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2006