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  1. Toby's Corner springs upset; Uncle Mo fades to third

    David Grening

    Toby's Corner split horses inside the eighth pole and outfinished 20-1 Arthur's Tale to win the $1,000,000 Wood Memorial by a neck, as 1-9 favorite Uncle Mo faded late to wind up third after setting the pace.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2011
  2. Crown of Thorns scratched from BC Dirt Mile

    David Grening

    Crown of Thorns, a leading contender for Saturday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, was scratched from the race on Friday after he developed a recurrence of an old injury to his right knee.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2010
  3. Vosburgh win proves Girolamo can sprint

    David Grening

    With several horses aimed at the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin Stable wanted to run Girolamo in the Grade 1 Vosburgh Invitational at Belmont Park to see if they had a contender for the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2010
  4. Another Derby heartbreak for Velazquez

    David Grening

    When Eskendereya was withdrawn from consideration for Saturday's Kentucky Derby because of a leg injury, it marked the second consecutive year Velazquez lost a top-ranked contender less than a week before the race.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2010
  5. Top Kentucky Derby contender Eskendereya crushes foes in Wood Mem...

    David Grening

    Eskendereya lived up to expectations, and perhaps exceeded them, with a dominating performance to win the Grade 1, $750,000 Wood Memorial under a hand ride from John Velazquez.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2010
  6. Buddy's Saint sure looks like Derby contender in Remsen Stakes at...

    David Grening

    Buddy's Saint stamped himself as a legitimate contender for next year's Kentucky Derby with a stylish-looking 4 3/4-length victory in Saturday's Grade 2, $200,000 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2009
  7. Rachel Alexandra, Jess Jackson, Steve Asmussen, Haskell Invitatio...

    David Grening

    A decision on where leading Horse of the Year contender Rachel Alexandra will make her next start won't be announced for at least another week.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2009
  8. Kentucky Derby undercard: Woodford Reserve contender Einstein has...

    David Grening

    It was 9:55 a.m. Wednesday and Einstein was whinnying like a horse in search of something. Grooms and hotwalkers were scurrying around trainer Helen Pitts's Churchill Downs barn but no one was attending to Einstein's need for feed.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2009
  9. Quality Road gallops on patched quarter crack

    David Grening

    Quality Road, a leading contender for the Kentucky Derby, passed a significant test in his bid to make that race, galloping 1 3/8 miles at Belmont Park on Wednesday morning after having a new patch applied to the quarter crack on his right hind foot.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2009
  10. Old Fashioned rolls at Aqueduct; Springside injured in win

    David Grening

    Two dominant performances by juveniles at Aqueduct on Saturday left one camp heartened and another heartbroken.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2008
  11. Casino Drive spices up Belmont Stakes picture

    David Grening

    Oh brother - and sister - did the Belmont Stakes just get a whole lot more interesting.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2008
  12. Gotham 10 must show they belong

    David Grening

    With just eight weeks remaining until the Kentucky Derby, there is little margin for error if any of the 10 3-year-old colts entered in Saturday's Grade 3, $250,000 Gotham Stakes is to prove himself a legitimate contender.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2008
  13. Remsen: Court Vision lasts through rough trip

    David Grening

    Court Vision showed he has as much courage as talent and will enter 2008 as one of the leading contenders for the Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2007
  14. Ginger Punch likely to race in '08

    David Grening

    Ginger Punch, winner of the Breeders' Cup Distaff and leading contender for an Eclipse Award in the older filly and mare division, will most likely remain in training next year.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2007
  15. Lahudood, Honey Ryder retired

    David Grening

    Lahudood and Honey Ryder, the first two finishers from Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, have been retired from racing.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2007
  16. Nobiz Like Shobiz prime focus in Wood

    David Grening

    Nobiz Like Shobiz left New York last fall as a leading Kentucky Derby contender. Back at Aqueduct, he can restore that status in Saturday's Wood Memorial (ESPN 4 p.m. ET).

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2007