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Calculator Stays Undefeated Down The Hill In Clockers’ Corner

In complete command throughout, Richard C. Pell’s Calculator marched to an impressive one length victory in Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Peter Miller, the 6-year-old Florida-bred horse by In Summation remained unbeaten in three starts down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course as he got the distance in […]

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‘Voice Of Santa Anita’ Returns To The Great Race Place

Visual imagery aside, fans nationwide will clearly know Friday at 1 p.m., PT, that Santa Anita is back in operation as they’ll hear the clarion call, “Racing!” signifying that live racing is not only back at The Great Race Place, but so is the “Voice of Santa Anita,” Michael Wrona. A 51-year-old native of Brisbane, […]

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Van Dyke Preparing For Comeback, Working Horses At Santa Anita

The jagged scar on the inside of Drayden Van Dyke’s right forearm that runs from the crook of his elbow to just before his wrist is straight out of Mary Shelley’s imagination. It’s a monster mark the 22-year-old rider will hold in his memory ad infinitum, but he will not let it prevent him from […]

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Baffert: ‘Fastest Horse With Brilliant Speed’ Won The Kentucky Derby

Bob Baffert might have been back at Santa Anita Sunday morning celebrating his fifth Kentucky Derby victory, had not his undefeated Mastery been sidelined with an injury and missed Saturday’s 143rd Run for the Roses. As it was, since he ran no horse this year, the most recognizable trainer on the planet didn’t play second […]

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Stevens, Following Hip Replacement, Cleared To Start Back Riding In March

Hiyo Stevens, awaaaay! Gary Stevens has been cleared to resume his riding career next month after undergoing surgery for replacement of his right hip on Dec. 21. “The doctor is very happy; I don’t have to see him again for a year,” the 53-year-old Hall of Fame jockey said Saturday morning at Clockers’ Corner. “He […]

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Stevens ‘Doing Well’ After Hip Surgery, Back In The Saddle Mid-February

Looking fresh and fit as he recuperates from surgery last Dec. 21 for replacement of his left hip, Gary Stevens was on hand at Clockers’ Corner Saturday morning, counting down the time until he can resume his Hall of Fame career. “I’m doing well,” Stevens said. “I’m rehabbing every day, back on my Equicizer which […]

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Stevens Squelches Rumors: ‘I Have Not Retired’

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who undergoes surgery for replacement of his left hip Wednesday at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, made the rounds at Clockers’ Corner Tuesday, lending a watchful eye on seven-pound apprentice rider Ruben Fuentes as he worked a horse for Ron McAnally. Fuentes, who has been riding at Turf […]

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Miyadi Suspension Stayed; Can’t Be Within 25 Feet of CHRB Member

The California Horse Racing Board Thursday issued a stay order allowing trainer Steven Miyadi to resume training pending the outcome of the legal process involving an altercation between Miyadi and Commissioner Alex Solis at Santa Anita Park’s clocker’s corner. The Board had issued an interim suspension order Sept. 25. The stay order issued by CHRB Chairman […]

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Miyadi: License Suspended, Trainer Charged With Battery Over Clocker’s Corner Incident

The California Horse Racing Board issued an order Sunday suspending the license of trainer Steven Miyadi pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 494 (a) (2) and the terms of the Stipulated Settlement between Miyadi and the Board. The Board took this action after Miyadi shoved Commissioner Alex Solis to the ground Friday morning at […]

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Report: Altercation At Clocker’s Corner Leads To Arrest Of Trainer Steve Miyadi

An early-morning altercation with jockey Alex Solis led to the arrest of trainer Steve Miyadi at Santa Anita by Arcadia police Friday. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, witnesses said that Miyadi and Solis got into a disagreement over a recent 30-day suspension that Miyadi had served. The suspension, along with a $5,000 fine, was […]

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