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Del Mar Opener Draws 43,030

Before the largest crowd to attend the races in California this year, 43,030, 5-2  Gervinho and 7-1 outsider Rising Legend shared honors by winning divisions of the featured Oceanside Stakes for grass loving three-year-olds on opening day Wednesday  of the 2013 racing season at Del Mar. Gervinho, piloted by Rafael Bejarano, rallied from mid-pack to […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Horsemen in the Auction Ring

Californians will see some unusual hip numbers for auction in Del Mar on July 27. For one thing, these 16 sale entries only have two legs. The 2013 Horsemen of All Ages Sale will sell off dates with volunteer bachelors and bachelorettes for the benefit of the Race for Education and the Eddie Gregson Foundation. […]

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CHRB files 2 complaints against Gaines for drug violations

The CHRB filed two complaints against trainer Carla Gaines alleging violation of CHRB Rules 1843 (a) (b) (d) and 1844 (b) (e) (14) pursuant to Rule 1887 after the Maddy Laboratory at UC Davis determined the urine samples collected from two horses in her care, A Little Luckier and Winding Way, both contained testosterone in […]

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Trainer Gaines confronted after win about barn investigation

Trainer Carla Gaines saddled a winner, John Scott, on Saturday at Del Mar for the $113,600 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes. John Scott’s victory was a comeback from an injury earlier this year. However, after the race Gaines was confronted by the press about an investigation of her barn earlier this summer. “I’m not supposed to […]

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Smith learns the ropes on Midnight Transfer for Santa Anita Derby

Mike Smith was three shy of career win No. 5,000 at the start of Saturday’s races. The major milestone would hold even more significance should it come aboard Midnight Transfer in the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby next Saturday. Smith picked up the mount on the San Pedro Stakes winner through the misfortune of […]

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Santa Anita dirt track officially open for business

Starting at 5:08 this morning, Trainer Carla Gaines holds the distinction as having the first horses to run on the newly-installed dirt track at Santa Anita. Due to late rain Sunday, the inside 15 feet of the track was not used for training and most trainers heeded the advice of track officials to make Monday […]

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Ray Paulick will be live blogging Friday afternoon’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships card from Santa Anita beginning around 3:15 p.m. Eastern. To get the latest news on the “Filly Friday” program, including bettings odds and results, along with Ray’s observations and analysis of the ESPN2 telecast (and a scorecard on his own selections), check back frequently […]

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Ray Paulick will be live blogging Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which begin at 1:10 p.m. Eastern with the first ever running of the 1 1/2-mile Marathon.  Please note that there is a late scratch in that race: Add Heat was withdrawn from the Marathon Saturday morning because of a suspensory injury to his right […]

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