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Hollywood Park: Teddy’s Promise Scores Sixth Win at Track in Playa del Rey

Favored Teddy’s Promise was successful in her final start over her favorite surface, winning the $100,250 Playa del Rey Stakes Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park. The 3-5 choice against five opponents after Twitter Pie and Sky High Gal were scratched, the 5-year-old Salt Lake mare led for all but the first few strides en route […]

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Zenyatta works seven in 1:27 1/5 over Hollywood Park’s Cushion Track

In her next-to-last work in Southern California before she heads to Kentucky, Zenyatta completed seven furlongs  in 1:27 1/5 Friday morning at Hollywood Park. Exercising over Cushion Track under jockey Mike Smith, the 6-year-old Street Cry mare, who is undefeated in 19 starts, broke off behind Sarbonne, went her opening three furlongs in 38 4/5, […]

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Zixty minuteZ

Unbeaten racing superstar Zenyatta will be featured on CBS television’s 60 Minutes on Oct. 31, the Sunday night before the Breeders’ Cup championships are held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The appearance on the highly rated, long-running news magazine is the kind of exposure that few human athletes ever receive, much less a horse […]

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WEST: Can Switch Beat Zenyatta?

Most of the talk surrounding Zenyatta is about whether she can win at Churchill Downs in November in the Breeders’ Cup Classic but Gary West takes a step back and sees some reason for concern in this weekend’s Lady’s Secret. It is true that Zenyatta struggles at the shorter distance of 1 1/16 miles and […]

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SANTA ANITA LIKELY TO RETURN TO DIRT FOLLOWING 2009-10 MEETING

By Ray PaulickOn an afternoon when heavy rains forced Santa Anita Park management to cancel a special holiday program, track president Ron Charles said the all-weather surface currently in place will be removed at the end of the 2009-’10 and strongly hinted the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack would return to dirt for its main track surface. […]

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LIVE BLOGGING BREEDERS’ CUP PRE-ENTRY TELECONFERENCE

At 1 p.m. Eastern Ray Paulick will be live blogging today’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference focusing on the 25th Breeders’ Cup from the Oak Tree Racing Association meeting at Santa Anita Park Oct. 24-25, pre-entries for which were announced earlier. Click here to get the list of pre-entries. Scheduled guests on the conference […]

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SANTA ANITA’S SYNTHETIC SAGA

By Ray Paulick The installation of the new Pro-Ride synthetic surface that began at Santa Anita Park in mid-July is “ahead of schedule,” according to Ron Charles, the track’s president and chief operating officer of Magna Entertainment. Santa Anita is hosting the 2008 and 2009 Breeders’ Cup world championships during the Oak Tree Racing […]

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