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La Force Circles Field To Upset Paradise Woods In Santa Maria

German-bred La Force sprung a major surprise on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she rallied from last to upset heavily favored Paradise Woods by 1 ¼ lengths in the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes under Drayden Van Dyke. Trained by Paddy Gallagher, La Force, a 5-year-old mare, got 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.91. With […]

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S Y Sky Finishes Fast In Off-The-Turf Monrovia

Nick Alexander’s homebred S Y Sky got the job done in an off-the-turf edition of the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday, finishing fast down the lane to hit the wire three-quarters of a length in front of favorite Belvoir Bay. The 5-year-old daughter of Alexander’s Grazen completed five furlongs on the fast […]

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Neptune’s Storm Scores For Baltas In Singletary

In his first start for trainer Richard Baltas, favored Neptune’s Storm looked the part of a consummate professional as he stalked the early pace and proved gamest late in winning Sunday’s $100,000 Singletary Stakes by three quarters of a length. Ridden for the first time by Drayden Van Dyke, Neptune’s Storm, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding […]

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Bellafina, Chasing Yesterday Meet For First Time In Santa Anita Oaks

A pair of tremendously talented 3-year-old fillies, owner Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina and Summer Wind Equine’s Chasing Yesterday, will face each other for the first time as they head a field of five sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks. Fresh of a gutty three-quarter-length win in the Grade II, one mile Las […]

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Elysea’s World Powers Home To Win Santa Ana As Favorite

Unhurried while next to last a quarter mile out, Drayden Van Dyke stepped on the gas turning for home en route to an impressive half length win aboard favored Elysea’s World in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Trained by Richard Baltas, the 6-year-old Irish-bred mare got a […]

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Chasing Yesterday Breaks Slowly, Races Wide Throughout In Sunland Park Oaks Win

A half-sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, Jane Lyon’s homebred Chasing Yesterday is continuing to live up to the lofty expectations of her pedigree. Already a Grade 1 winner, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapit made her 2019 debut in Sunday’s $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks. The 1-9 favorite broke slowly under Drayden Van Dyke, was […]

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Mucho Gusto, Chasing Yesterday Breeze For Sunland Park Engagements

Trainer Bob Baffert will send a pair of sophomores to Sunland Park for that track’s biggest day of racing this Sunday, with two-time graded winner Mucho Gusto heading to the G3 Sunland Derby and Grade 1 winner Chasing Yesterday, the half-sister to American Pharoah, taking aim on the Sunland Park Oaks. Both 3-year-olds breezed Monday […]

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Eddie Haskell Defeats Stormy Liberal After Eclipse Champ Stumbles

Eddie Haskell didn’t leave it to Beaver Cleaver or anyone else on Friday at Santa Anita, as he ran down two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Stormy Liberal to take the day’s $67,000 allowance feature by a head while setting a new course record for five furlongs on turf. Ridden by Joel Rosario and trained […]

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Marley’s Freedom Smokes Santa Monica Rivals

Cicero Farms’ Marley’s Freedom scored her eighth career win in 15 starts Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., tracking pacesetter Selcourt under Drayden Van Dyke, then taking command in deep stretch to win the Grade 2 Santa Monica Stakes geared down by 1 1/4 lengths. Mopotism finished third, with Escape Clause fourth and […]

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Conquest Tsunami Dominant All The Way In Clockers’ Corner

In a completely dominant performance, owner Gary Barber’s Conquest Tsunami made every pole a winning one as he cruised to a 4 ¼ length victory in Sunday’s $70,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes under Drayden Van Dyke. Trained by Peter Miller, the 7-year-old Stormy Atlantic gelding got 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:11.02, […]

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