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Jon Court Picks Up Mount on ‘Brandi’ for Martha Washington Stakes

Jon Court will ride Take Charge Brandi in the Martha Washington, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Thursday morning, because of commitments Victor Espinoza has in Southern California. Lukas said Espinoza, who rode Take Charge Brandi to victories … Continue reading

Chapa Summarily Suspended in Texas, Pending Investigation

Jockey Roman Chapa, whose career has been interrupted twice for carrying an illegal device used to stimulate horses, has been summarily suspended by Texas Racing Commission stewards investigating his ride aboard Quiet Acceleration, winner of the $50,000 Richard King Stakes on Saturday … Continue reading

Newly Crowned Champion Take Charge Brandi Breezes at Oaklawn

Take Charge Brandi’s first full day as a champion was a work day. Preparing for her scheduled 3-year-old debut in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Jan. 31 at Oaklawn, Take Charge Brandi worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.40 just after the … Continue reading

Mr. Z Aiming for Top Honors in Smarty Jones Stakes

Zayat Stables’ Mr. Z is a few feet from being a millionaire, yet the well-traveled son of Malibu Moon is still seeking his first career stakes victory. That could change Monday when Mr. Z runs in the $150,000 Smarty Jones … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Eyes Martha Washington Stakes for 2015 Debut

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas had planned to take his time with Take Charge Brandi, but the probable 2-year-old filly champion had other ideas. Lukas said Take Charge Brandi is now pointing for the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes … Continue reading

Lukas: Take Charge Brandi Bound for Oaks, Not Derby

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has a game plan for probable 2-year-old filly champion Take Charge Brandi. But, at this time, that plan doesn’t include challenging males in the Kentucky Derby, or any Triple Crown prep races. “Right … Continue reading

Los Alamitos Officials Pleased With Results From First Winter Meet

Los Alamitos ended a successful first Winter Thoroughbred meet Sunday, averaging more than $5.64 million ($5,640,866) in daily total combined mutuel handle and showing a sizable gain in wagering out of state. “This meet did exactly what we hoped it … Continue reading

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