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Talamo loses mount on St. Trinians after DQ

Trainer Mike Mitchell plans to replace jockey Joe Talamo on St. Trinians after the six-year-old mare was disqualified and placed fourth in the Grade 2 Milady Handicap at Hollywood Park Saturday.Mitchell tells the Daily Racing Form:  “They all make mistakes… … Continue reading

Owner fires Mitchell over suspension

Arresting Officer, an impressive two-year-old Hollywood Park maiden winner, ran a strong race for second place in the fifth at Santa Anita but didn’t quite get over the hump. The odds-on to win the California Breeders’ Champion Stakes, Arresting Officer … Continue reading

Mitchell two days into suspension, does anyone care?

If a leading trainer in California is fined and suspended and virtually no one writes about it, did it really happen?That’s the question we are asking ourselves two days into trainer Mike Mitchell’s 15-day suspension for a TCO2 incident at … Continue reading

A DELTA STORM

By Ray Paulick We’ve all seen horses dropping down the class ladder, but this one was ridiculous. Delta Storm, a 9-year-old multiple stakes-winning gelding, fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita in November and most recently … Continue reading

AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by KEENELAND: A PARADE OF CHALK

By Ray Paulick With Santa Anita running extra American Graded Stakes last weekend due to the cancellations the previous week because of drainage problems with the Pro-Ride synthetic track, there were 13 AGS races run over the three-day President’s … Continue reading

FUROR OVER FERMIN

By Ray PaulickThe California Horse Racing Board has created a potential mess by appointing its former executive director, Ingrid Fermin, as one of three individuals on the board of stewards during the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meeting that began on … Continue reading

MIKE MITCHELL’S CALIFORNIA RAPSHEET

By Ray PaulickCalifornian Mike Mitchell has produced a steady stream of winners – mostly in the claiming ranks – since taking out his trainer’s license in 1974. He also has been cited quite regularly for various rules violations, including numerous medication and … Continue reading

SATURDAYS WITH SADLER

 By Ray Paulick California racing fans who are curious why Del Mar’s leading trainer, John Sadler, reportedly has had 18 horses test positive for steroids since July 1 will have the opportunity to quiz him on the subject during a … Continue reading

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