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Sircat Sally Remains Perfect, Wires The Field To Take G3 Senorita Stakes

Undefeated Sircat Sally unleashed another completely dominant front-running performance on Saturday at Santa Anita, taking the Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes by 1 ½ lengths under Stewart Elliott.Owned and bred in California by Joe L. Turner and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, she got a flat mile on turf in 1:35.83 while notching her sixth consecutive […]

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Paradise Woods’ Final KY Oaks Work Has Mandella ‘Pretty Excited’

Paradise Woods, winner of the Santa Anita Oaks by a race record margin of 11 ¼ lengths on April 8, worked six furlongs under regular rider Flavien Prat Thursday morning for the $1 million Kentucky Oaks May 5, in company with Milhaud. Paradise Woods was clocked in a bullet 1:12.40 while Milhaud went in 1:12.80. […]

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Union Strike Takes Santa Paula Stakes; Provides Brice Blanc With 1,000th Career Win

Dismissed at 9-1, three year old filly Union Strike provided veteran jockey Brice Blanc with his 1,000th career win, as she rallied from off the pace to win Sunday’s $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita by 1 ½ lengths while getting 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.92. Owned and trained by Mick Ruis, she had […]

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Union Strike Returns In Sunday’s Santa Paula Stakes

Originally entered to run in Saturday’s Grade III Providencia Stakes on turf, the Mick Ruis-owned and trained Union Strike heads a field of seven sophomore fillies in Sunday’s $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs. Idle since running an even fifth in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos on […]

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Iliad, Gormley Among Talented Field Of 13 Set For G1 Santa Anita Derby

Top prospects Iliad, Gormley, Reach the World and American Anthem all figure prominently among a field of 13 sophomores in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, to be contested for the 80th time at a mile and one eighth. With four horses entered, trainer Doug O’Neill will be in search of his third […]

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Dortmund Returns To Main Track In Santana Mile

Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund returns to the main track as he heads a field of seven older horses in Saturday’s $75,000 Santana Mile at Santa Anita.Originally trained by Bob Baffert, he debuted for Art Sherman in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile and appeared totally out of sorts in his first try on turf, finishing […]

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Finest City Stretches Out, Takes On Vale Dori In Santa Margarita

Fresh off a rousing 3 3/4-length win going seven furlongs, reigning Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter Finest City will stretch out to a mile and one eighth as she takes on streaking Vale Dori in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita. The prestigious Santa Margarita, to be run for the 80th time, […]

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Masochistic Returns In G1 Triple Bend Stakes

Graded stakes winner Masochistic returns to the races for the first time in 2017 this Saturday at Santa Anita. The 7-year-old gelding, trained by Ron Ellis, heads a competitive field of seven sprinters in the Gr. I, $400,000 Triple Bend Stakes going seven furlongs on the main track. MASOCHISTIC: Favored in his last three starts, […]

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Mastery, Gormley Square Off In G2 San Felipe Stakes

A trio of recent graded stakes winners, Gormley, Mastery and Iliad all figure prominently among a field of seven sophomores in Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth. A key steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8, the San Felipe, which will be […]

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