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War Of Will Heading West For 2020 Debut In Shoemaker Mile

Gary Barber’s War of Will, who has not raced since finishing ninth behind Vino Rosso in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2, will return to the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack to make his 2020 debut in the G1 Shoemaker Mile on turf. Trainer Mark Casse had entered War of Will […]

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Venetian Harbor Favored Over Champion British Idiom In Oaklawn’s Fantasy

Horses from all parts of the country converging for Friday’s ninth race at Oaklawn isn’t a fantasy. It is the Fantasy, a $400,000 Grade 3 stakes race for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles that drew a full field of 14, including champion British Idiom and four Grade 2 winners. Probable post time for the […]

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Ward ‘N Jerry Goes The Distance In San Luis Rey Stakes

Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams had reason to smile from afar on Saturday at Santa Anita, as their 7-year-old homebred gelding Ward ‘n Jerry rallied boldly off the turn for home en route to an emphatic 1 ¼ length win in the Grade III, $100,000 San Luis Rey Stakes. Ridden for the first time […]

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Donna Veloce Cruises In Santa Ysabel

Making her first start in three months, 1-5 favorite Donna Veloce cruised to an easy 4 1/4-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo stumbled a bit at the break, then settled off the pace before going three wide on the far turn and […]

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Prat, Agent Seeking Another Trip To Kentucky Derby’s ‘Promised Land’

Agent Derek Lawson understandably is keeping all options open when it comes to giving Flavien Prat his best chance to win the Kentucky Derby for the second straight year on May 4. Prat rides Dennis’ Moment in today’s Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, filling in for Irad Ortiz Jr., who rode today in […]

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‘So Many Things To Be Done’: Year After Winning Derby By DQ, Jockey Prat Remains Driven

The distance between the Los Angeles International Airport and the San Gabriel Valley, where Santa Anita sits, is about 30 miles.  As anyone who has driven in Southern California knows, it’s no jaunt. The stopping and going, the glow of red tail lights, the inexplicable grind of too many people crammed onto a highway — […]

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Romans Pleased As Dennis’ Moment Records ‘Perfect’ Work Toward Fountain Of Youth

Trainer Dale Romans believes he has a “superstar” in Dennis’ Moment. That leads him to feel both confidence and anxiety as Albaugh Family Stables’ standout colt prepares to run in Saturday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes, a Grade 2 stepping stone to the Kentucky Derby. After all, it’s the first race since Dennis’ Moment […]

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‘The Best Filly I’ve Ever Had’: Venetian Harbor To Wait For Santa Anita Oaks

In her first recorded work since daylighting her competition by 9 ¼ lengths in the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes Feb. 8, the Richard Baltas-trained Venetian Harbor drilled a half mile in a bullet 46.20 Friday at Santa Anita under Flavien Prat. “I was very happy to see she was so relaxed,” said Baltas, the […]

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Dennis’ Moment To Be Ridden by Flavien Prat In Fountain Of Youth

Dennis’ Moment is scheduled to start in the G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 29, but his regular rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be out of the country riding the Saudi Cup card. According to drf.com, trainer Dale Romans has lined up jockey Flavien Prat to ride the Albaugh Family Stable’s 3-year-old […]

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