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Top Of The Game Upsets Comma To The Top Stakes; Hoppertunity Second

“When Kent’s on, he’s magic.” So said trainer Vladimir Cerin in reference to Hall of Famer Kent Desormeaux following his upset victory aboard Cerin’s Top of the Game in Saturday’s $70,000 Comma to the Top Stakes at Santa Anita. Owned by longtime Cerin client David Wilson and idle since Feb. 10, Top of the Game coasted […]

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Multiple G1 Winner Hoppertunity Returns Saturday In Comma To The Top Stakes

Bob Baffert’s indefatigable Hoppertunity, an earner of more than $4.2 million and idle since March 25, heads a field of seven 3-year-olds and up going a flat mile in Saturday’s $70,000 Comma to the Top Stakes at Santa Anita. As Saturday is the penultimate day of Santa Anita’s current 19-day Autumn Meet, fans will be […]

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Miller Keeping Comma to the Top as Stable Pony After Retirement

Comma to the Top, whose career highlight was a victory in the 2010 CashCall Futurity, has been retired but will remain with trainer Peter Miller as a stable pony. “That day he won the Futurity gave us our biggest thrill,” said Miller. “It was pouring rain and there was a long delay in the paddock […]

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Centralinteligence Too Clever For Comma to the Top in Triple Bend

Centralinteligence’s first stakes win couldn’t have come at a better time. A runner-up twice in four previous appearances in graded races, the 5-year-old Smarty Jones gelding rolled to a 3 ½-length victory in the Grade I, $250,750 Triple Bend Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park. In the process, the 8-1 shot received fees-paid entry into […]

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Photos of the Week 3.04.13

Santa Anita Park played host to three Grade 1 races on Saturday, with the highlight being the Santa Anita Handicap. Game On Dude turned in one of the best performances of his career with a superb 7 3/4-length victory to win his second Big ‘Cap. At Aqueduct, Vyjack solidified his Kentucky Derby credentials with an […]

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Comma to the Top Likely for Carter Handicap

Trainer Peter Miller said he didn’t expect Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, and Kevin Tsujihara’s Comma to the Top to pull out a victory in yesterday’s Grade 3 Tom Fool Handicap after he lost the lead in the stretch, but wasn’t surprised by the 5-year-old gelding’s tenacity. “I thought he was beaten and that he was […]

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Comma to the Top Comes Out on Top in Tom Fool Photo

Comma to the Top, making his second start in the span of a week, set the pace, lost the lead late, came back along the inside, and got a favorable bob on the wire to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap by a nose on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Leaving from post position […]

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Sahara Sky, The Lumber Guy to square off in G2 San Carlos

Sahara Sky, a longshot winner of the Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes going six furlongs on Jan. 19, will stretch out an eighth of a mile on Saturday and he ranks prominently among a field of eight talented sprinters set to contest Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 San Carlos Stakes at seven furlongs. Trained by […]

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Comma to the Top, Drill prepare for G2 Palos Verdes

It’s Bob Baffert versus Peter Miller versus Doug O’Neill in Saturday’s Grade II, $150,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at Santa Anita for older horses going six furlongs—and don’t forget to throw in Steve Asmussen. Baffert has entered a pair; multiple stakes winner Drill and veteran Apriority, a 6-year-old who recently arrived from South Florida, while Miller […]

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