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Hall Of Famer Hollendorfer Told To Vacate Stalls At Santa Anita, Golden Gate

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was told Saturday by The Stronach Group, owner of Santa Anita Park, to vacate his stalls at the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack after the euthanasia of American Currency – the fourth horse from his barn to die since the winter meet began Dec. 26. American Currency sustained fractured sesamoids in […]

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Further Safety And Welfare Reforms Added At Santa Anita, Upcoming Del Mar Meet

Ten weeks after introducing significant reforms in California aimed at reducing racing fatalities and improving the safety and welfare of horses and riders, The Stronach Group is now requiring all entries at Santa Anita to be accompanied by a pre-race exam form, signed by a trainer’s veterinarian and stating that a horse has no known […]

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Epical Shows The Way To Dominate San Luis Rey

Touted as the lone speed in the five-horse G2 San Luis Rey Stakes, DP Racing’s Epical did not disappoint as the even-money favorite. The 4-year-old son of Uncle Mo, ridden by Tyler Baze, took the lead out of the starting gate and never looked back, making it look easy as he crossed the wire about […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Victor Espinoza ‘Given The Green Light To Ride’

Victor Espinoza said Sunday morning at Santa Anita that doctors have cleared him to resume his riding career. The 46-year-old Triple Crown winner and Hall of Fame member suffered a fractured vertebrae in his neck and a stinger to his left shoulder and arm in a training mishap at Del Mar last July 22 and […]

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Favorite Prime Attraction Plans To Use Fayette As Stepping Stone To G1 Clark

The 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2), the closing-day feature of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet, is D P Racing’s Prime Attraction, who has been chasing the likes of Accelerate and Catapult back home in Southern California. Those two are expected to compete Nov. 3 in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill […]

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Prime Attraction ‘Going To Fight’ If Asked In Pacific Classic

A glance at all the “1”s and “2”s in the past performance lines for Prime Attraction leads to the logical conclusion that Prime Attraction will be in the vanguard, if not leading it, early in the 28th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic. “It will be interesting to see who goes (to the […]

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Sophie P Gets 122 Pounds In Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon

English-bred Sophie P, winner of the Grade I Gamely at Santa Anita in late May, will carry highweight of 122 pounds Saturday versus eleven formidable filly and mare rivals in the 65th running of the Grade 2 $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar. The Yellow Ribbon ‘Cap headlines a ten-race program which will also […]

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Sophie P Heads Wilshire On Santa Anita’s Closing-Day Program Sunday

Sunday’s closing day feature at Santa Anita, the Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes, has the look of a wide-open turf raffle, as trainer Jim Cassidy’s Sophie P heads a deep and contentious field of nine fillies and mares three and up at one mile on grass. With a neck separating the first three finishers, English-bred […]

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Second Stakes Winner For Animal Kingdom As Son Continental Divide Breaks Maiden In Graduation Stakes

Continental Divide, a son of Animal Kingdom who had finished second in a maiden race in his career debut at Del Mar July 21, unleashed a rally around the far turn to take command entering the stretch and then held off the late bid of Smokem to score by three-quarters of a length in 1:05.27 […]

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