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Distance Specialist Causeforcommotion Takes On Males In Sunday’s San Juan Capistrano

Eric Kruljac is trying something new with Causeforcommotion in Sunday’s Grade III San Juan Capistrano Stakes for three-year-olds and up at about 1 ¾ miles on turf: the five-year-old mare will be making her third stakes start in six weeks and be running against males for the first time in her 18-race career. “It’s a […]

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Causeforcommotion Takes On The Boys In San Juan Capistrano

In what appears to be a totally wide open fray at a mile and three quarters over Santa Anita’s storied Camino Real hillside turf course, trainer Eric Kruljac’s long fused 5-year-old mare Causeforcommotion would appear to rate a big chance versus seven male rivals in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes. Prominent amongst […]

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Causeforcommotion ‘Squealing’ Her Way Into Gamely Starting Gate

Causeforcommotion’s nine-length victory in the Grade III Santa Barbara Stakes at a mile and a half on turf May 11 caused trainer Eric Kruljac and his partners in an ownership group to do something uncharacteristic: supplement her for $10,000 and run back in two weeks tomorrow in the Grade I Gamely Stakes at a mile […]

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Causeforcommotion Airs Second Off The Layoff In Santa Barbara

In her second start off a lengthy absence, trainer Eric Kruljac’s Causeforcommotion fairly ran her competition off their feet in winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Barbara Stakes by nine lengths. Second in the Santa Barbara a year ago, the 5-year-old mare by Americain negotiated a mile and one half on turf under Geovanni Franco […]

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Kruljac Junior Proves He’s No ‘Fluke’ As $11,000 Filly Gets Second In La Brea Stakes

“Like father, like son,” the old saying goes, particularly in horse racing, where at Santa Anita, father Eric Kruljac and his 36-year-old son, Ian, train over the same terrain, paternal pride understandably evident in 65-year-old Eric after Ian sent out 33-1 California-bred Hot Autumn to run second in the Grade I La Brea Stakes on […]

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Kruljac Suspended 15 Days For Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels

Grade 1-winning trainer Eric Kruljac has been suspended for 15 days, reports drf.com, after one of his trainees was found to have elevated levels of carbon dioxide in its system after a February race at Santa Anita. Kruljac was also fined $3,000, and his original 30-day suspension was cut to 15 days provided he has no […]

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Four Winners Icing On Birthday Cake For Eclipse-Winning Apprentice Roman

With five winning tickets on Sunday, there is a Santa Anita Single Ticket Pick 6 Jackpot carryover of $119,746 into Thursday.  Today’s five winning tickets were each worth $23,986.20. Reigning Eclipse Award winning Apprentice Jockey Evin Roman was the star of the day, as he celebrated his 20th birthday by booting home four winners on the […]

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Blingismything Rallies Up Rail To Take Wilshire

Class Racing Stable’s Blingismything made a late inside move to win a hotly contested photo finish in Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Tyler Baze, Blingismything sat mid-pack early and just got up to win over Smoove It in second and Birdlover third. Final time for the turf mile was […]

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Eric Kruljac Earns 1,000th Victory

Trainer Eric Kruljac won his 1,000th Thoroughbred race with Small Claims Court in Saturday’s sixth race at Los Alamitos Race Course, according to a story by The Blood-Horse. Small Claims Court was the second winner on the card for the trainer; the first was Green Beret in the Saturday opener. Efrain Hernandez rode both horses. […]

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Bauble Queen sparkles in the Frankel

Bauble Queen came flying down the stretch to win the Grade 2 Robert J. Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita by a length over Turning Top. Miss Mittagong finished third. Bauble Queen, a 4-year-old daughter of Arch, is trained by Eric Kruljac for Class Racing Stable and was ridden to victory by Garrett Gomez. Bauble Queen […]

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