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Stellar Wind Makes The Grade In Santa Ysabel

A one mile maiden winner on Dec. 18 at Laurel Park in Maryland, Stellar Wind burst upon the Southern California racing scene on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she motored to an impressive 2 ¾ length win in the Grade … Continue reading

Mike Smith Seeking Third Straight Big ‘Cap Win With Shared Belief

Mike Smith has been down this road before. The Hall of Fame jockey has ridden in hundreds of major races throughout his career of more than 33 years, but winning one never grows old nor does the buzz that surrounds … Continue reading

Devine Aida Cruises In Herecomesthebride

Stronach Stables’ Devine Aida took the lead down the backstretch and kicked away from her rivals through the stretch to win the off-the-turf Grade 3, $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes on a rainy Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Sweet Swingin chased the leader … Continue reading

Sr. Quisqueyano To Ship Cross-Country For Big ‘Cap

Trainer Peter Walder, who claimed Sr. Quisqueyano for $62,500 and then saddled the 5-year-old to victory in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Classic, said the Loooch Racing Stable’s color bearer will head to California next week for Saturday’s $1 million Santa … Continue reading

American Pharoah, Beholder Beat The Rain With Friday Works

Bud Collier should have been at Clockers’ Corner Friday morning. While he wouldn’t have hosted “Beat the Clock,” he could have emceed “Beat the Rain,” as workers were out in droves in an effort to overcome wet weather forecast to … Continue reading

Champion Take Charge Brandi Headlines Early Nominations To 2015 KY Oaks

Willis C. Horton’s reigning juvenile champion Take Charge Brandi is the brightest star among 154 horses on the roster of early nominations to the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies scheduled for its … Continue reading

A Bittersweet Tribute To The Last Days Of Hollywood Park

As with all endings, the memories have begun to fade with the closure of Hollywood Park more than a year ago. But that doesn’t mean people have forgotten. This week, the Inglewood, Calif., city council unanimously approved an 80,000 seat … Continue reading

TCI: Disappointments And New Hope On The Derby Trail

Jon & Joel analyze the first real shake-up in the TCI Top 10 after a wild weekend of key Derby preps and telling performances. Who are the risers, and whose stock fell? They make sense of it all, and preview … Continue reading

Lemons Forever Daughter Ready For Rachel Alexandra Stakes

Charles Fipke’s lightly raced and promising sophomore filly Forever Unbridled continued her steady improvement last Saturday in the Grade III $175,000 Rachel Alexandra when third behind I’m a Chatterbox and Lovely Maria. The regally bred daughter of Unbridled’s Song and … Continue reading

Light the City Leads Hollendorfer Trio In Santa Ysabel

A sharp second in the Grade I, one mile Las Virgenes Stakes Jan. 31, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Light the City, Bob Baffert’s comebacking stakes winner, Enchanting Lady, and trainer Jeff Bonde’s Rattataptap head a competitive field of nine 3-year-old fillies in … Continue reading