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Longshot Wicked Old Fashion Nails Blanket Finish In Del Mar’s Opening Day Kathryn Crosby

Wicked Old Fashion, a lightly-regarded invader from Northern California piloted by Evin Roman, outran her 30-1 odds and then some in rallying from dead least to win the featured $84,954 Kathryn Crosby Stakes in a blanket finish Friday on opening day of Del Mar’s fall racing season. Last early and with only one horse beaten […]

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Eight Rings ‘Very Good’ In Final Work For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Working in company with Azul Coast on Sunday morning, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile contender Eight Rings had his final breeze for Saturday’s $2 million race, going four furlongs in 47.20. Azul Coast, inside of Eight Rings throughout, was timed in 47.60 over Santa Anita’s main track. “I wanted to give him a target,” Bob Baffert said […]

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Santa Anita Kicks Off Winter Meet With Grade 1 Duo Of Malibu, La Brea

Santa Anita unwraps its 82nd winter meet on Wednesday with the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack’s traditional day-after-Christmas opening card featuring 10 races, including four graded stakes, two of them – the Malibu and La Brea – Grade 1. Special first post time is 11:30 a.m. PT. This year’s opening-day program offers a vast betting menu with […]

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Cruel Intention Bests Galilean In Golden State Juvenile

In what quickly developed into a two-horse race, Bob Baffert’s Cruel Intention bested Jerry Hollendorfer’s Galilean by a neck as they finished some 16 lengths clear of their competition in Saturday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile at Santa Anita. Ridden by Evin Roman, Cruel Intention, a 2-year-old California-bred colt by Smiling Tiger (who stands at Harris […]

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‘Bright Futures’: Apprentices Espinoza, Figeroa On The Rise In California

A year ago, 19-year-old Evin Roman was the talk of the Southern California Thoroughbred racing circuit. The native of Puerto Rico and graduate of the celebrated jockey school there became the first apprentice to be atop the jockey standings at Santa Anita since Gordon Glisson in 1949 when he tied Flavien Prat for the 2017 […]

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Evin Roman To Accept Golden Whip Award At Santa Anita Saturday

Evin Roman, America’s Eclipse Champion Apprentice Jockey for 2017 and Santa Anita’s leading jockey at this year’s Winter Meet, will receive Santa Anita’s prestigious Golden Whip Award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony this Saturday following the fourth race. A 20-year-old native of Puerto Rico who was born March 4, 1998, Roman amassed 46 wins over […]

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Hall Of Famer Gary Stevens Returning To Santa Anita

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will begin riding at Santa Anita on Thursday, May 17, after enjoying a successful winter campaign at Oaklawn Park where he won 25 races and accumulated purse earnings of more than $1.7 million. Stevens, still going strong at the age of 55, has won the Kentucky Derby three times […]

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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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Morey On A Roll At Santa Anita With Nine Wins From 14 Starters

It might be risky to get in Bill Morey’s way these days, more dangerous, say, than getting between Homer Simpson and a box of Krispy Kremes. The 43-year-old trainer is on the roll of his life, with nine wins from 14 starters through 19 days at Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, including two Saturday topped by Rye’s head […]

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Eclipse Award-Winning Apprentice Roman ‘A Very Focused Young Man’

A fait accompli months ago, Santa Anita-based apprentice sensation Evin Roman (pronounced Roh-mahn) was officially acknowledged as America’s top “bug boy” last night in Hallandale Beach, Florida, as he was pronounced the nation’s Eclipse Award Winning Apprentice Jockey for 2017. A 19-year-old Puerto Rican native who was born March 4, 1998, Roman has blossomed under […]

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