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Madame Stripes Up In Time For Megahertz Victory

Although she hopped leaving the gate, Argentine-bred Madame Stripes settled nicely under Kent Desormeaux and easily overhauled favored Insta Erma late to take Monday’s Grade III Megahertz Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths today at Santa Anita. Trained by Neil Drysdale, the 6-year-old mare got a mile on turf in 1:34.24. Well back into the first turn, Madame […]

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Silent Bird Adds Blinkers To Score In Midnight Lute

Norman Stables’ Silent Bird got his first graded stakes victory on Saturday, holding off Tough Sunday by a head to win the Grade 3 Midnight Lute. A 5-year-old son of Summer Bird trained by Mark Glatt, Silent Bird donned blinkers for the first time in the Midnight Lute. Jockey Kent Desormeaux moved him up the […]

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Bowies Hero Up In Time To Win Mathis Brothers Mile

Kroy had what looked to be an insurmountable lead at the three-sixteenths pole, but Agave Racing Stable’s Bowies Hero came with a strong late run under Kent Desormeaux to win Tuesday’s Grade 2 Mathis Brothers Mile by a half-length at the wire. The 3-year-old son of Artie Schiller, earning a fifth lifetime victory at the […]

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‘Great Rides And Great Luck’; Miller Relishes Breeders’ Cup Double

San Diego County has been a longtime home for trainer Peter Miller, Del Mar his home track and the nearby San Luis Rey Downs training center the headquarters for an operation that has grown steadily in size and success in recent years. As the reigning training champion of Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Fall Meeting, where […]

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Roy H Takes Down Imperial Hint In Sprint To Give Miller Breeders’ Cup Double

Gary Hartunian and David Bernsen’s Roy H gave trainer Peter Miller his second-ever Breeders’ Cup win in the Sprint this Saturday at Del Mar. The win goes along with Hartunian and Miller’s victory earlier on the card in the Turf Sprint with Stormy Liberal. Roy H, ridden by Kent Desormeaux for his sixth Breeders’ Cup […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: 27 Wins And Counting

Mike Smith may have won 25 Breeders’ Cup races, but there’s still one man who has him beat. If they had a Hall of Fame for jockey agents, Ron Anderson would hold a special place of honor with his total of 27 Breeders’ Cup and 14 Triple Crown race victories. “I’ve been very fortunate,” Anderson […]

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Handle, Attendance, Field Size All Up At Santa Anita Autumn Meet

Santa Anita’s 19-day Autumn Meet, which concluded on Sunday, showed significant increases in both attendance and handle when compared to the most recent non-Breeders’ Cup Autumn Meet, in 2015. All source pari-mutuel handle was up eight percent, while on-track handle showed an increase of two percent. On-track attendance was up 16 percent and average field size […]

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Top Of The Game Upsets Comma To The Top Stakes; Hoppertunity Second

“When Kent’s on, he’s magic.” So said trainer Vladimir Cerin in reference to Hall of Famer Kent Desormeaux following his upset victory aboard Cerin’s Top of the Game in Saturday’s $70,000 Comma to the Top Stakes at Santa Anita. Owned by longtime Cerin client David Wilson and idle since Feb. 10, Top of the Game coasted […]

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Blackjackcat Strides To Fourth Win In A Row In Inaugural Obviously Mile

Well positioned at the rail and attentive to the pace throughout, Al and Sandee Kirkwood’s heavily favored homebred Blackjackcat took command at the top of the lane and went on to an authoritative 1 ½ length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Obviously Mile—his fourth win in a row. Trained by Mark Glatt and ridden by Kent Desormeaux, the […]

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Roy H Very Solid In Santa Anita Sprint Championship Victory

Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen’s Roy H scored his first Grade 1 win in Saturday’s Santa Anita Sprint Championship, finding better racing luck to be his ticket into the winner’s circle. A 5-year-old gelded son of More Than Ready, Roy H won by a length to cover six furlongs over the fast main track in […]

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