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Nonios gets a smooch from assistant trainer Christina Jelm (Photo by Equi-Photo)

Nonios gets a smooch from assistant trainer Christina Jelm (Photo by Equi-Photo)

Photographer Jamie Newell calls this “the million dollar kiss.” The connections of Saturday’s Arlington Million (I) winner Cape Blanco [IRE] [pictured in the background] certainly have reason to pucker up— the gorgeous chestnut son of Galileo has won them $936,000 in purse money this year alone!

Photographer Jamie Newell calls this “the million dollar kiss.” The connections of Saturday’s Arlington Million (I) winner Cape Blanco [IRE] [pictured in the background] certainly have reason to pucker up— the gorgeous chestnut son of Galileo has won them $936,000 in purse money this year alone!

Tabasco Cat, winner of the 1994 Preakness and Belmont Stakes

Tabasco Cat, winner of the 1994 Preakness and Belmont Stakes

In overseas racing news, the Australian Turf Club beckons the world’s top ranked horse to a match race in Sydney against two challengers. The connections of undefeated five-year-old mare Black Caviar have already qualified for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in November, but may be tempted to pit the mare in a single or series of match races against two other Australian sprinters, Hay List and More Joyous. However, it is doubted the $1 million event will pan out, as Black Caviar aims for the Melbourne Cup and possibly Japan racing as the other two horses recover from injuries.

In overseas racing news, the Australian Turf Club beckons the world’s top ranked horse to a match race in Sydney against two challengers. The connections of undefeated five-year-old mare Black Caviar have already qualified for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in November, but may be tempted to pit the mare in a single or series of match races against two other Australian sprinters, Hay List and More Joyous. However, it is doubted the $1 million event will pan out, as Black Caviar aims for the Melbourne Cup and possibly Japan racing as the other two horses recover from injuries.

"You did good." Nehro gets a kiss from owner Ahmed Zayat, who along with trainer Steve Asmussen will likely give the colt a rest from the Preakness to save his strength for the Belmont Stakes in June.

"You did good." Nehro gets a kiss from owner Ahmed Zayat, who along with trainer Steve Asmussen will likely give the colt a rest from the Preakness to save his strength for the Belmont Stakes in June.

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