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Golden Gate’s Berkeley A Mix Of Local Stars, Southern California Invaders

A strong field of 11 colts and geldings are entered to compete in Saturday’s Grade 3 $100,000 Berkeley Handicap for 3-year-olds and upward at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif. The mile and a sixteenth main track event is the marquee race of the Bay Area track’s fall meet every year and goes as Race […]

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Marckie’s Water Kicks On In Charles Whittingham

Last with three sixteenths of a mile to run, California-bred Marckie’s Water steamed home while wide-out to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length under Tiago Pereira. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old full horse by Tribal Rule got a mile and one quarter on […]

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California-Breds Marckie’s Water, Ashleyluvssugar To Meet Again In Grade 2 Charles Whittingham

Separated by one length when last they met, talented California-breds Marckie’s Water and Ashleyluvssugar will square off again in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at a mile and one quarter over the Santa Anita turf. Trained by Richard Baltas, Marckie’s Water rallied to win a mile and one eighth turf allowance by a […]

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After Game Of Jockey Musical Chairs, Desormeaux Gets Mount Aboard Ashleyluvssugar In G2 San Luis Rey

Kent Desormeaux will add another notch to his Hall of Fame holster Friday albeit it a relatively minor one when he pilots Ashleyluvssugar in the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes at a mile and a half on grass. In his 33rd year as a jockey, it will mark the first time ever on the classy […]

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Ashleyluvssugar Tops San Luis Rey On Friday’s Re-Opening Of Santa Anita Park

With the attention of the racing world riveted on Santa Anita Park’s reopening this Friday, trainer Peter Eurton’s venerable California-bred 8-year-old gelding Ashleyluvssugar will be seeking his sixth graded stakes victory in the day’s main event, the Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 ½ miles on turf. Second in his only start […]

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Desormeaux Guides Rye To Defend His Title In Unusual Heat Turf Classic

In his second start off a lengthy layoff, owner/trainer William Morey’s Rye saved every inch of ground under Kent Desormeax as he successfully defended his title in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic at Santa Anita Park. A 6-year-old full horse by English Channel, out of the Unusual Heat mare Phi Beta Heat, Rye got […]

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Millionaire Ashleyluvssugar Tops Cal-Breds In Unusual Heat Turf Classic

Classy millionaire Ashleyluvssugar, upstart Marckie’s Water, defending champ Rye and well accomplished He Will head a wide open field of 11 older horses bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic, to be contested at 1 1/8 miles over the Santa Anita lawn. A winner of the 2017 California Cup Turf […]

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8-Year-Old Ashleyluvssugar ‘Full Of Vim And Vigor’ Ahead Of Turf Classic

In his last 21 races, Ashleyluvssugar has run in stakes 20 times, 16 against open company, winning six, including four Grade II events. Not too shabby for an eight-year-old California-bred gelding that might be long in the tooth but not short on class. On Saturday at Santa Anita Park, the son of Game Plan goes for […]

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Liam The Charmer Bests Defending Ashleyluvssugar In John Henry Turf

Madaket Stables’ Liam the Charmer was making his second start after a year-long break from the races in Sunday’s Grade 2 John Henry Turf Championship, an appropriate start for the 5-year-old son of Smart Strike who was bred by John Henry’s trainer, Ron McAnally. Off as the 5-2 favorite, Liam the Charmer got the best […]

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7-Year-Old Ashleyluvssugar Back For Third Swing At Del Mar Handicap

In 2016, Ashleyluvssugar produced a front-running nose victory over Metaboss as the favorite in the Del Mar Handicap. Last year, the California-bred gelded son of Game Plan led at the top of the stretch but was outkicked in the late stages of the 1 3/8-mile turf marathon and finished sixth, albeit beaten only 2 ¼ […]

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