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Santa Anita Opener: Inside the numbers

What’s the dirt on Santa Anita Park’s opening day for the 2010 winter-spring meeting? 

This much we know for sure. – It was the third-largest opening day turnout in the last 10 years, but the 34,268 on-track (presumably including a number of spinners who wanted more than one calendar, the longstanding giveaway on the first […]

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Twirling Candy takes Malibu, gives Sadler/Rosario a stakes triple

Twirling Candy outdueled Smiling Tiger to win the Grade 1, $250,000 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita Sunday. The victory gave jockey Joel Rosario and trainer John Sadler a sweep of the graded stakes on Santa Anita’s opening day card.  Twirling Candy won the seven furlong race on Santa Anita’s new dirt surface by a head in 1.19.70. […]

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Sadler, Rosario go for back-to-back wins in La Brea

Trainer John Sadler and jockey Joel Rosario won the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita last year with Evita Argentina.  Sunday, they hope to repeat with Switch. But Switch will face a full field of 13 three-year-old fillies in the seven-furlong sprint.

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: Filly & Mare Turf

PRESS RELEASE An update on the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, to be run Friday, November 5th at 6:50 PM ET: Eclair de Lune The German-bred filly Eclair de Lune, winner of Arlington Park’s Beverly D. in her last start, went for a 1m jog Monday morning at Churchill Downs .   With exercise […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: BC Sprint

PRESS RELEASE An update on the contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, to be run November 6th, post time 5:20 PM ET: Atta Boy Roy The Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint contender tack-walked at Trackside Training Center on Monday morning, part of his usual routine following a pre-race work. Trainer Valorie Lund said the 5yo […]

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Harmonious Gets Decisive Win in QE II Stakes at Keeneland

Co-favorite Harmonious stalked a solid pace, then took over at the top of the stretch to win the Grade 1, $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup on the Keeneland turf Saturday. Under Joel Rosario, Harmonious won by four lengths in the 1 1/8 race featuring eight three-year-old fillies.  The winning time was 1:49.14. Harmonious is a […]

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Oak Tree: Champ Pegasus Soars through Lane to take Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

By Scott Jagow Champ Pegasus added another stakes win to his impressive 2010 season, capturing the Grade 1, $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Hollywood Park’s Oak Tree meet. After sitting a few lengths off a soft pace in the 1 1/4 mile race, Jockey Joel Rosario took Champ Pegasus to the outside at the top […]

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TWIRLING CANDY: TO DQ OR NOT?

By Ray Paulick Jenny Craig’s Candy Ride colt Twirling Candy wired the Del Mar Derby field as the 1-5 favorite to run his record to 4-for-4 for trainer John Sadler, but this victory was not without incident. Early in the run down the backstretch, Twirling Candy ducked out sharply under Joel Rosario, causing Summer […]

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‘THAT’S B.S.’

The aftermath of Sunday’s Del Mar Derby does not appear to be dying quietly after Twirling Candy’s controversial non-disqualification by stewards after Joel Rosario lost control and ostensibly took Summer Movie out of the race. “That’s B.S.,” said Patrick Valenzuela, jockey of second place finisher Jairzihno. “They haven’t even talked to the jockeys and […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: ROSARIO – NO STABLE, JUST VICTORIES

By Ray Paulick California-based jockey Joel Rosario is sneaking up the list of leading jockeys of American Graded Stakes winners, and unlike some of the others in the top five he is doing so without being hitched to one powerful stable. Last week, Rosario won three AGS races in California for three different trainers: the […]

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