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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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Plein Air To Defend Grade 3 Astra Title Against Nine Others

Bob Baffert’s Irish-bred Plein Air is back to defend her title in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Astra Stakes at Santa Anita, as she, along with Ray Bell’s Mantuana and Jim Cassidy’s Amboseli, head a wide open field of 10 fillies and mares going a marathon mile and one half on turf. In what was her […]

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Chicago Style Seeks Back-To-Back Grade 2 Victories in San Gabriel

Glen Hill Farm’s homebred Chicago Style, who comes off a solid Grade II win and has made the most of limited career opportunities, heads a field of 10 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes at a mile and one eighth on turf. Trained by Tom Proctor, Chicago Style has won six […]

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Talamo Getting A ‘Good Shot’ On Baffert’s Dabster In San Antonio

The unflagging initiative of youth has paid dividends for Joe Talamo. The Louisiana native, who turns 29 on Jan. 12, has achieved gainful employment with Bob Baffert, joining Mike Smith, Drayden Van Dyke and other elite riders who have ready access to the two-time Triple Crown winning trainer’s blueblood stock. One of Joe’s current mainstays […]

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