Ed Golden

‘A Modern-Day Will Rogers’: Golden’s Fatherly Memories At The Racetrack

Father’s Day is Sunday, when homage is paid to caring and loving paternal members of the family throughout the land. Following is a remembrance of my father that appeared September 1999 in Gaming Today, a weekly publication in Las Vegas: My dad died last week. He had a long and healthy life, until the last […]

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‘Average Guy In A Rich Man’s Game’ Relishes First Win As Owner

The Sport of Kings is not without its foibles, but its sense of beauty and grandeur can override them, capturing both the faith and fancy of even the most mundane man. Such is the case of Cody Polansky, a workaday guy who makes his bones operating Polansky Plumbing out of West Los Angeles. Cody got […]

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Golden: Unbeaten Princess Songbird Like ‘Zenyatta In Reverse’

Wow! If Secretariat moved like “a tremendous machine,” Songbird moves like something “rarely seen,” although when it comes to styles, she is Zenyatta in reverse. Songbird goes to the front and improves her position. Zenyatta spotted her rivals seemingly insurmountable leads before running them down with laser-like precision in the stretch. As the odds-on favorite […]

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Trainer Rosemary Trela ‘Extremely Lucky,’ Recovering After Brain Aneurism

Just 15 days after suffering a near-fatal brain aneurism Dec. 9 at her San Luis Rey Downs base, trainer Rosemary Trela was a Christmas Eve visitor at Clockers’ Corner as she and her husband Brian watched her star pupil, two-year-old filly Dragon Flower, gallop on Santa Anita’s main track. “My doctors told me I should […]

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Terranova: El Kabeir ‘Sitting On A Big Race’ Before Malibu Stakes

El Kabeir is among five of the seven horses entered in the Grade I Malibu Stakes on Opening Day Saturday that are not based at Santa Anita. Only longshot Bad Read Sanchez and Lord Nelson are stabled at Santa Anita. El Kabeir, headquartered in New York where the gray son of the late Scat Daddy […]

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