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Sherman: California Chrome ‘Impressed’ With Last Quarter Of Six-Furlong Move

Continuing his preparation for the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes Oct. 1 at Santa Anita, California Chrome worked six furlongs in 1:13.20 over his home track Saturday morning at Los Alamitos. Under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, the son of Lucky Pulpit went the opening quarter of a mile in 25.60 seconds, the half-mile […]

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California Chrome On Target For G1 Awesome Again Stakes Oct. 1

Superstar California Chrome, who at age five is North America’s all-time leading money earner, is scheduled to run in the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Santa Anita, according to his trainer, Art Sherman. Fresh off victory in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 20, the California-bred son of Lucky […]

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California Chrome ‘Just Galloping’ In Solid Five-Furlong Move At Los Alamitos

-Even though it was “California Chrome Day” at Los Alamitos and in the City of Cypress, there was no day off for North America’s richest thoroughbred. Continuing his preparation for the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes Oct. 1 at Santa Anita, California Chrome worked five furlongs in 1:00.80 over his home track Saturday morning […]

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Del Mar, Stronach Group Offering $1 Million ‘California’ Bonus

Del Mar and The Stronach Group have announced an offer of a $1-million bonus to a horse who sweeps this year’s TVG Pacific Classic, the Xpressbet Awesome Again Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The three Grade I races, all open to 3-year-olds and up, are scheduled to be run on Saturday, August 20 (TVG […]

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‘Overnight Sensation’ Melatonin Could Wait For Awesome Again As Next Start

Melatonin, racing’s newest “overnight sensation,” was resting on his expanding laurels Sunday at Santa Anita, where the son of Kodiak Kowboy is unbeaten in four races, including two Grade I’s, the Santa Anita Handicap and yesterday’s Gold Cup at Santa Anita. The growing fan base of the five-year-old gelding trained by David Hofmans for Susan […]

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Del Mar, Stronach Group To Offer $1-Million ‘California’ Bonus

Del Mar and The Stronach Group have announced an offer of a $1-million bonus to a horse who sweeps this year’s TVG Pacific Classic, the Xpressbet Awesome Again Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The three Grade I races, all open to 3-year-olds and up, are scheduled to be run on Saturday, August 20 (TVG […]

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NBC Extends Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Through 2018

Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced a three-year renewal of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series the two groups introduced last year, televising 16 of the best Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races from top race tracks in the U.S. Following on the success of this year’s partnership, the country’s top horse races leading up […]

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Smooth Roller Kicks Clear For Dominant Awesome Again Score

Lucky Charm Stable’s Smooth Roller jumped from listed stakes company to a Grade 1 event in fine fashion, pulling away to win by open lengths in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes Saturday at Santa Anita Park. It was the third lifetime win in just four starts for the Victor Garcia-trained Smooth Roller, who was fourth […]

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Bayern Seeks Redemption In Awesome Again; Beholder Hopes To Defend Title In Zenyatta

Although winless in four starts since taking last year’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Kaleem Shah’s Bayern is undefeated in three starts at Santa Anita and looms large in a field of eight three-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at 1 1/8 miles. A close third two starts back in […]

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Equibase Analysis: Bayern May Not Be Caught In Awesome Again

The 4th running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes, awarding an automatic starting spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic five weeks from now, brings together a field of eight. Among the group, only Bayern, Hard Aces and Hoppertunity have won Grade 1 races previously. Bayern earned his most recent G1 win when leading […]

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