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Millionaire Ashleyluvssugar Tops Cal-Breds In Unusual Heat Turf Classic

Classy millionaire Ashleyluvssugar, upstart Marckie’s Water, defending champ Rye and well accomplished He Will head a wide open field of 11 older horses bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic, to be contested at 1 1/8 miles over the Santa Anita lawn. A winner of the 2017 California Cup Turf […]

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Vasilika Up Late For Emotional Megahertz Victory

Aided by some unexpected early pace pressure to the eventual runner-up, heavily favored Vasilika came rolling from off the pace to take Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes by 1 ½ lengths under Flavien Prat. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Vasilika, a miracle $40,000 claim 11 starts back, got a mile over a Santa Anita turf […]

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Game Winner Clocks Half-Mile Breeze In Second Workout Since Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner had his second work of 2019 on Sunday at Santa Anita Park, breezing a half-mile in :48.60 for trainer Bob Baffert. The 3-year-old son of Candy Ride is being aimed for the G2 San Felipe Stakes on March 9 as his first start of the season. “He’ll get ready […]

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Vasilika Tops Seven-Horse Field In Megahertz On Santa Anita Holiday Program Monday

Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika, Jeff Mullins’ Amandine and Neil Drysdale’s La Sardane head a field of seven older fillies and mares going a flat mile on turf in Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at Santa Anita. The Megahertz, which has been carded as the eighth on a 10-race card, will highlight a Martin Luther King, […]

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No Plans Yet For Sham Winner Gunmetal Gray; Coliseum ‘Needed The Race’

Because more than half an inch of rain inundated the Arcadia area last night, there was no training on the main track at Santa Anita on an otherwise invigorating Sunday morning, sunshine breaking through stretches of low-hanging white clouds and snow nestled sparsely atop the San Gabriel Mountains and familiar old Mt. Baldy. That didn’t […]

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Gunmetal Gray Shoots By The Field For Sham Victory; Favored Coliseum Off The Board

West Point Thoroughbreds, Pearl Racing and Hollendorfer LLC’s Gunmetal Gray posted the 7-2 upset in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sham Stakes, coming from the rear of the field to pass all six of his sophomore rivals in the stretch and complete one mile over Santa Anita’s fast track in 1:38.96. Ridden by Mike Smith for fellow […]

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Battle Of The Grays As Coliseum And Gunmetal Gray Take Aim At G3 Sham

Bob Baffert’s Coliseum and Jerry Hollendorfer’s Gunmetal Gray head a field of seven sophomores going a flat mile in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita.  The Sham, named for the winner of the 1973 Santa Anita Derby who was subsequently second to the immortal Secretariat in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness […]

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Horsemen, Jockeys Begin Santa Anita Meet With Excitement, High Hopes

With the San Gabriel Mountains offering varying shades of green from recent rains, Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., was abuzz with activity Wednesday morning as The Great Race Place readied for its 82nd Winter Meet opener.  Sunrise revealed clear blue skies and a temperature at Clockers’ Corner of 43 degrees as horsemen, mindful of an early […]

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River Boyne Tops Field Of 11 Sophomores In Mathis Brothers Mile

Trainer Jeff Mullins’ classy Irish-bred River Boyne looms a standout versus 10 fellow sophomores in Wednesday’s Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) at Santa Anita. Most recently second, beaten a half length by French-bred star Raging Bull in the Grade I Hollywood Derby at a mile and one eighth on turf Dec. 1 at […]

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Battle Of Midway, Dabster Set For Rematch In San Antonio

Separated by just a neck when last they met, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Battle of Midway and Bob Baffert’s Dabster will do battle yet again on opening day at Santa Anita this Wednesday, as they head a field of nine 3-year-olds and up at a mile and one sixteenth in the Grade II, $300,000 San Antonio Stakes. […]

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