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Dortmund, Mr. Z Square Off in Los Alamitos Futurity

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who won the Hollywood/CashCall Futurity a record six times at Hollywood Park, has a chance to add to the total with the undefeated Dortmund in the $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity Saturday. The Grade I … Continue reading

Dortmund Aiming for First Stakes Score in Los Alamitos Futurity

Dortmund, a winner of his two starts by a combined 12 ½ lengths, and Mr. Z, runner-up in four of his six graded stakes appearances, will square off in the Grade I, $500,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Futurity Saturday, Dec. 20 at … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi All Heart in Starlet Victory

Take Charge Brandi firmly stated her case for champion 2-year-old filly honors Saturday at Los Alamitos with a gritty wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 1, $350,000 Starlet Stakes. It was the third consecutive stakes victory for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile … Continue reading

‘Brandi’ Hopes To Clinch Eclipse Award in Saturday’s Starlet

Looking to bolster her argument for an Eclipse Award, Take Charge Brandi will seek her third consecutive graded stakes victory in her return to California in the $350,000-guaranteed Starlet Saturday at Los Alamitos. The final Grade I of 2014 for … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Headlines Starlet

Take Charge Brandi, the surprising winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 1 at Santa Anita, will return to California for the Grade I, $350,000-guaranteed Starlet Saturday, Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos. Scheduled at 1 1/16 miles, the Starlet … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Delivers in Delta Downs Princess

Willis Horton’s Take Charge Brandi came back off a front-running score in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies earlier this month to win Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes. Sitting off a pace set by Vivian Da … Continue reading

Finley: Lukas Tackles Delta Stakes With Breeders’ Cup Finishers

Three weeks ago, Take Charge Brandi and Mr. Z ran at the Breeders’ Cup, with Take Charge Brandi going wire-to-wire to win the Juvenile Fillies at 61-1 and Mr. Z finishing fifth in the Juvenile. Now, both are entered back … Continue reading

Delta Downs Jackpot Daily Update: Hall of Fame Power

As is usually the case with this race, the 2014 edition of the Delta Downs Jackpot is shaping up to be a highly competitive affair featuring 10 promising juveniles. In addition, several of this year’s top contenders have connections with … Continue reading

Mr. Z, Take Charge Brandi Entered on Delta Downs Jackpot Day

Delta Downs’ racing office saw a flurry of activity on Tuesday morning as final entries and post positions were drawn for Saturday’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III). The 5-2 morning line favorite for the 12th running of the track’s … Continue reading

Zee Bros Springs Upset in De Francis Dash

Zayat Stable’s Zee Bros inherited the lead on the far turn and held that advantage through the stretch to take the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes at odds of 29-1 at Laurel Park on Saturday. Happy My … Continue reading