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McAnally Still Enjoying Training As He Approaches 84th Birthday

Ron McAnally, who saddled his first winner more than half a century ago, celebrates his 84th birthday on Monday, July 11, but took time to receive well wishers and share cake at Clockers’ Corner Friday at Santa Anita sitting at his usual table with his chair facing the head of the stretch. A Hall of […]

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Jockey Flores Considers Hanging Up Tack For Bloodstock Gig In Ocala

Looking fresh and relaxed in shorts and sandals, standard wardrobe fare for La La Land, David Flores was a visitor Saturday morning at Clockers’ Corner at Santa Anita, where the popular morning meandering magnet was denser than usual, perhaps due to Spring Break. “I’ve been working at Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock facility in Ocala since […]

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Coastline Up Late In Downhill Clockers’ Corner

Agave Racing Stable and Jaam Racing’s Coastline captured Sunday’s Clockers’ Corner at Santa Anita. The $75,000 contest for 4-year-olds and up which had not won a graded stakes race since July 1 was held over the approximate 6 1/2 furlongs of the downhill turf course. The favored Rocket Heat sprinted out to a nearly three-length […]

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Jacobson Recalls Lessons From Frankel With First Santa Anita String

David Jacobson was in his teens when his father sent him to work with Bobby Frankel at Santa Anita four decades ago. Now he’s here from the East Coast with a string of his own for the marquee Winter Meet that starts Saturday. Jacobson has a multitude of memories of Frankel, who will be honored […]

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