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Baffert Now All-Time Leading Trainer At Del Mar

With the victory by St Patrick’s Day in Saturday’s eighth race, Bob Baffert moved ahead of Mike Mitchell to become Del Mar’s all-time leading trainer for wins with 477 compiled over 29 years at the track. Baffert was already the far and away leader for stakes victories with 123, counting two this season, and will be aiming […]

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The Quiet Man: Mandella And His Horses Find Their Comfort Zone (Last Of Four Parts)

In this last installment of a four-part series we’ll find out what Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella has to say about racetrack surfaces, his philosophy of choosing jockeys and exercise riders, what he thinks of the stewards currently officiating the sport, and how racing has changed over the last 40 years. If you missed […]

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The Quiet Man: Mandella’s Bad ‘N Big Beginnings (Part Two)

Yesterday we looked at some of the highlights and the incredible horses that helped define the Hall of Fame career of trainer Richard Mandella. Let’s go back to the beginning and see how one little-known horse became the template for Mandella’s technique of training a speed horse to go long. The horse’s name is Bad […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Such Sweet Dedication

The Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland was full of exciting moments and unique stories, but some of the best were the ones that never made the headlines. I was in Lexington for Breeders’ Cup week and spent the majority of my waking hours at Keeneland. On Sunday morning after the two-day championships had concluded, an endless […]

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O’Neill Sets Single-Day Del Mar Training Record With Five Winners

Doug O’Neill, four times the leading trainer at Del Mar in his highly successful career, set an all-time Del Mar record for most wins in a day by a Thoroughbred conditioner Wednesday when he saddled five winners on the eight-race program The 47-year-old native of Dearborn, Mich., eclipsed the mark of four wins on a […]

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Owners, Jockeys, Horses to Be Honored on ‘Racing Walk of Champions’

The Arcadia Historical Society, City of Arcadia and Santa Anita Park have announced an official Grand Opening of California racing’s first-ever “Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions” on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 5 p.m. on First Ave. between Wheeler St. and Huntington Drive. In a manner similar to that of the world famous “Hollywood Walk […]

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