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Monday’s Zuma Beach Draws Wide Open Field Of Eight Juveniles

In what appears to be a completely wide open contest, Monday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita has attracted a field of eight juveniles, with Bob Baffert’s Much Better, Jeff Bonde’s King of Speed, Jerry Hollendorfer’s More Ice, Doug O’Neill’s Takeo Squared and Jack Sisterson’s Ship of the Line all meriting serious consideration. MUCH […]

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Claim To Fame: Gritty Vasilika Punches Breeders’ Cup Ticket In Rodeo Drive

Claimed for $40,000 on Feb. 11, 2018, Vasilika rewarded her new connections with a Grade 1 triumph just seven months later. The 4-year-old daughter of Skipshot put in a gritty performance in Saturday’s G1 Rodeo Drive, winning her seventh consecutive start by a half-length over Paved as the 8-5 favorite. Owned by Todaro, Gatto Racing, […]

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Ex-Claimer Vasilika Shopping For Seventh Straight In Rodeo Drive

In what could be the most competitive Grade 1 event of the day at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., Saturday’s $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes has attracted eight fillies and mares three and up and is headed by Jerry Hollendorfer’s streaking Vasilika and Tom Proctor’s classy Cambodia. The Rodeo Drive is a “Win and You’re In” […]

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Game Winner Heads Five-Horse Field In Grade 1 American Pharoah

Bob Baffert’s Game Winner, who upset his highly regarded stablemate Roadster in winning the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 3, heads a field of five juveniles going  1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes at Santa Anita. Originally run as the Norfolk and most recently contested as the FrontRunner Stakes, […]

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Galilean Makes Career Debut A Winning One In Barretts Juvenile Stakes

A $600,000 purchase in April, Galilean became a stakes winner in his career debut, holding off Seven Scents by a neck to win the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Saturday at Los Alamitos. Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, Denise Barker and William Sandbrook and trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, the 2-year-old Uncle Mo colt showed […]

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Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Favorite Instagrand To Sit Out Rest Of 2018

Instagrand, who closed as the favorite in the recent Breeders’ Cup Juvenile future wager, will not compete in the race nor any other this year. The Daily Racing Form’s Brad Free reported Tuesday the colt’s owner Larry Best has chosen to “freshen the horse up,” and get him ready for a 3-year-old campaign. Trainer Jerry […]

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$40,000 Claim Vasilika Upsets Cambodia in John C. Mabee

Claimed for $40,000 last winter at Santa Anita, Vasilika climaxed her rise from obscurity with an upset of 4-5 favored Cambodia in the featured Grade II $200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes for older fillies and mares Saturday at Del Mar near San Diego, Calif. Under a confident ride by jockey Flavien Prat, Vasilika outfinished Cambodia […]

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Roadster Gives Baffert Another Likely Favorite For Del Mar Futurity

A field of seven was entered Friday for the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity, the traditional closing-day feature as Del Mar’s 79th Summer Season wraps up on Labor Day Monday, September 3. Highly-regarded Roadster from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was among the seven for the event that determines the […]

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Best Pulls Instagrand From Futurity, Colt Pointed To American Pharoah Stakes

Owner Larry Best made the decision to scratch likely favorite Instagrand from the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on Friday morning, reports drf.com. “The horse is in good condition,” said trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. “Larry Best did not want to run.” Instead, the talented juvenile son of Into Mischief will be aimed at the G1 American Pharoah […]

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Baffert, Hollendorfer Ready Candidates For Debutante, Futurity Showdowns

Combined, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has 20 victories in the championship races for 2-year-olds at the Del Mar summer meeting. He’s won the Debutante, for fillies, seven times and the Futurity, for males, a record 13 times. Combined, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has two wins. He saddled champion Songbird to victory […]

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