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Unique Bella Preparing For Beholder Showdown With Paradise Woods

Working towards perhaps the most anticipated race of the Spring Meet, champion Unique Bella breezed six furlongs from the gate at 6:30 Sunday morning in 1:11 flat for the Grade I Beholder Mile on June 2 at Santa Anita. Exercise rider Freddie Rodriguez was on the four-year-old gray daughter of Tapit for Jerry Hollendorfer, who called it “a good work.” […]

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Fault Circles The Field For Adoration Victory

With three furlongs to run in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes, heavily favored Fault’s prospects were anything but bright, as she was last in a field of seven with slow fractions to overcome.  That mattered not however, as she rallied four-wide turning for home and reeled in longshot Shenandoah Queen in the shadow of the wire […]

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Fault Takes On Vale Dori In Sunday’s Adoration

Perfect in two Southern California graded stakes appearances, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Fault will take on Bob Baffert’s classy Vale Dori, John Martin’s hard knocking Mended and four other fillies and mares three and up going a mile and one sixteenth in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes at Santa Anita. With Geovanni Franco up, Fault burst upon […]

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Bloodlines: A Set Of Deep And Impressive ‘Fault’ Lines

With a victory in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita on March 17, Fault became the second G1 winner from the third crop of racers by champion Blame (by Arch). Last year, 3-year-old Senga won the G1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly racecourse in France and pointed out the principal pedigree line […]

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Franco’s First Grade 1 Win Leads To Jockey Of The Week Title

With a win in the Santa Margarita Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, Geovanni Franco captured his first Grade 1 stakes victory and was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for March 12 – 18, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, […]

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Fault Totally Dominant In Santa Margarita

A multiple graded stakes winner on turf, she was unproven on dirt—until that is, the Phil D’Amato-trained Fault day-lighted her competition in winning Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes by some 6 ½ lengths.  Ridden by Geovanni Franco, Fault got a mile and one eighth in 1:50.58. Parked on the far outside in a field of […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sophomores At Oaklawn

The major Triple Crown prep race this weekend takes racing fans to Oaklawn Park. Fifty Kentucky Derby points are on the line in the G2 Rebel Stakes, featuring Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Solomini for trainer Bob Baffert. Todd Pletcher has shipped in Magnum Moon, winner of both his career starts, to make his stakes debut, […]

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Fault, Madam Dancealot, Sassy Little Lila Head Sunday’s Santa Ana Stakes

Three very talented distaffers, Fault, Madam Dancelot and Sassy Little Lila head a competitive field of nine older fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes at a mile and one eighth over the Santa Anita turf. Separated by just two lengths in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes at a flat mile on […]

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With Unique Bella Out, Competitive Field Set For Grade 1 Santa Margarita

With Jerry Hollendorfer’s Eclipse Champion Unique Bella sidelined due to a minor illness, Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes shapes up as perhaps one of the best betting races of the Winter/Spring Meet at Santa Anita as a wide-open field of 10 older fillies and mares have signed on to go a mile and […]

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Franco Pick Three: Newcomer Rides Three Winners In A Row Saturday At Santa Anita

With three straight victories Saturday, including a rail-skimming, one-length triumph on 12-1 shot Fault for trainer Phil D’Amato in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes, jockey Geovanni Franco has climbed to eighth with 14 wins in Santa Anita’s Winter Meet standings after 31 days. “I’ve won three in a row before,” the 27-year-old native of Mexico […]

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