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Trainer McCarthy: Awesome Again Had ‘All the Drama You Wanted’

Rain danced briefly and intermittently on Clockers’ Corner Sunday morning, but not enough to put a damper on the buzz of the hour, the controversial running of Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes and the heated, in-your-face aftermath involving jockeys and owners. The hubbub began when Sky Kingdom, a 36-1 shot trained by Bob Baffert and ridden […]

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McAnally Remembers John Henry

History marks mankind’s epitome of greatness with statues. From Grant to Lincoln, they’re eternally memorialized in bronze. In the equine category, John Henry’s likeness stands for the ages near the Kingsbury Fountain area adjacent to the walking ring at Santa Anita, where the grand gelding and two-time Horse of the Year won 11 of his […]

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For the Solis Family, Racing is in the Blood(stock)

Although they’re in different vocations, when it comes to Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis, and his son, Alex II, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. The elder Solis, 50, is in his fourth decade of riding and approaching 5,000 career victories. The junior Solis, who recently turned 30, is a successful bloodstock […]

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Chrome Headed to Classic; Baffert Weighing Options for Bayern

Fresh from a powerful front-running, track record-setting victory in Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby, Bayern thrust himself into the Breeders’ Cup Classic picture as a major player, although Bob Baffert didn’t rule out other options for the son of Offlee Wild owned by Kaleem Shah. “He could run in three races,” the Hall of Fame trainer said: […]

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