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7hNick Fortuna

Tepin shows strong in Endeavour Stakes

Trainer Mark Casse sent out Tepin, the champion female grass runner of 2015, to an easy victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Endeavour Stakes.

San Vicente Stakes Preview (5:41)
6hNick Fortuna

Reload gets close win

Reload gave his backers some anxious moments in the stretch of the Grade 3, $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs.

6hSteve Andersen

Bolo finds himself in Arcadia

Bolo returned to racing following a layoff of more than seven months to win his first graded stakes with a thrilling rally in Saturday's $200,000 Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita.

4hChuck Dybdal

Frank Conversation overcomes post for win

When trainer Doug O'Neill saw that Frank Conversation had drawn post 12 in a 14-horse field for Saturday's El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields, he had an immediate concern.

9hNick Fortuna

Destin rallies in Davis

Changes in his equipment, his jockey, and the venue brought out the best in Destin on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs.

Race of the Day: Sunday, Feb. 14 (8:03)
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11hJay Hovdey

Hovdey: Nyquist takes own path to Ky. Derby

What is dead wrong about the Kentucky Derby is the way the keepers of the flame are telling horse owners and trainers how to own and train their horses.

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1dDarren Rovell

American Pharoah has first breeding session

Friday morning, at around 7 a.m., American Pharoah departed his stable and marched 30 steps to the left. That's where he met the first mate of his breeding career, a mare called Untouched Talent.

Race of the Day: Saturday, Feb. 13 (6:31)
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1dMark R. Simon

Points ceiling keeping fillies out of Derby

A filly in the Kentucky Derby is an exciting proposition. It gets every fan's blood pumping, even when fans are divided on the prospect -- it's either a great idea or a terrible idea.

Endeavour Stakes preview (5:35)
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3dNick Fortuna

Champion Tepin set for Endeavour Stakes

Trainer Mark Casse will celebrate his 55th birthday on Sunday, but he hopes to start celebrating a day early when he sends out Eclipse Award winner Tepin in the $150,000 Endeavour Stakes.

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2dJay Hovdey

Hovdey: Stevens, Om find balance

Jockey Gary Stevens has been working with Om and trainer Dan Hendricks since last summer, when they first teamed to win the Del Mar Derby. Saturday all are back in action for the Arcadia.

Santa Maria Stakes Preview (7:59)
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3dDick Jerardi

Nyquist's speed figures show weakness

As the unbeaten Nyquist gets set for his season debut in the San Vicente look back at recent history to check out accomplished 2-year-olds with similar profiles to see how they did at three.

Tampa Bay Stakes Preview (6:48)
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2dNick Fortuna

Solemn Tribute likely early speed in TB Stakes

Solemn Tribute showed a lot of heart in his most recent start, battling hard to the wire to score by a head over next-out winner Team Colors in the Tropical Park Derby.

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3dNick Fortuna

Morning Fire to get test in Sam F. Davis

Trainer Keith Nations said that Morning Fire has always shown signs of being a two-turn horse, and the colt will get the chance to prove it Saturday in the Grade 3, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes.

Arcadia Stakes preview (7:15)
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3dMatt Hegarty

Dominguez will be considered for Hall of Fame

Ramon Dominguez, who sustained a career-ending injury in 2013, can be considered for induction into the Hall of Fame this year even though he has not been retired for five years.

Weekend Wrap: Donn Handicap (4:06)
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5dMatt Hegarty

Turf Paradise set to lift quarantine

The number of horses testing positive for the equine herpesvirus at Sunland Park in New Mexico continues to climb, but Turf Paradise in Arizona has announced that it plans to lift its quarantine.

Weekend Horseracing Highlights (3:14)
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5dJim Dunleavy

Pair top Fritchie field

The Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Stakes on Saturday at Laurel Park will match last year's winner, the 6-year-old Lady Sabelia, against the rapidly improving 4-year-old Hot City Girl.

6dSteve Andersen

Kobe's Back closes fast in Palos Verdes

The addition of blinkers for Kobe's Back in Sunday's Palos Verdes Stakes at Santa Anita did not change the veteran sprinter's running style. He still drops far back and makes a furious rally.

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6dSteve Andersen

No Breeders' Cup impacts 2015 California handle

Handle on horse races throughout California declined in 2015, but the sport showed a slight increase in the number of racing days and average field size, according to an annual report.

Weekend Wrap: San Antonio Stakes (5:45)
7dJay Privman

Hoppertunity disappoints Imperative in San Antonio

Hoppertunity ended his losing streak, but Imperative suffered a heartbreaking defeat, as Hoppertunity prevailed by a nose in a thrilling stretch drive in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes.

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7dMike Welsch

Mshawish beats Valid to the wire in Donn 'Cap

Under a perfectly judged ride by John Velazquez, Mshawish rated within easy striking distance of the early pacesetter Financial Modeling in Saturday's Donn Handicap at Gulfstream.

Weekend Wrap: Las Virgenes Stakes (4:41)
7dSteve Andersen

Songbird a clear winner

Songbird was as brilliant in Saturday's $300,345 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita as she was in any of her four wins that led to her title of outstanding 2-year-old filly of 2015.

Weekend Wrap: Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (5:08)
7dMarty McGee

Lukes Alley gets up in time to win Turf 'Cap

Lukes Alley won his first stakes on turf and his first Grade 1 by wearing down Shining Copper in a hard-fought 34th running of the Grade 1, $350,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.

Weekend Wrap: Robert Lewis Stakes (5:37)
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7dJay Privman

Baffert's Mor Spirit proves best in Lewis

Mor Spirit made an appropriate stop along the Derby trail on Saturday at Santa Anita by capturing the Grade 3, $150,345 Robert Lewis Stakes.

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