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Weekend Lineup: The Gold Cup At Santa Anita

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita Park, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event that will grant the winner an all-entry fees paid berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic this fall. Kicking off the action on Saturday is the G3 Chicago Handicap at […]

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Fast & Furious: Top California Sprinters Square Off In Santa Anita’s Triple Bend

A two-time graded stakes winner at Santa Anita this past winter, slow starting Kobe’s Back, along with sharp recent allowance winner Lord Nelson, and multiple stakes winner Subtle Indian, head a powerful field of eight sprinters in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes at seven furlongs. First run as the Lakes and Flowers Handicap […]

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Catalina Red Takes Churchill Downs Stakes In First Graded Victory

Anthony Lenci’s Catalina Red broke well in Saturday’s Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes, was forced three-wide in the stretch and still held off the late-closing Calculator and Kobe’s back to maintain a one length advantage at the wire. The 4-year-old son of Munnings got the seven furlongs in 1:20.79 over the fast main track, earning […]

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Kobe’s Back Circles The Field Again To Win San Carlos

C R K Stable’s Kobe’s Back extended his winning streak to two in 2016, circling the field in Saturday’s Grade 2 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old son of Flatter won by 1 1/4 lengths, covering the seven furlong course over a main track listed as fast in 1:22.20 for trainer Peter Eurton. […]

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Kobe’s Back Breaks Better With Blinkers, Gets Up Late In Palos Verdes

Idle since running seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint Oct. 31 and fitted with blinkers by trainer Peter Eurton, Kobe’s Back rallied from far back under Gary Stevens to take Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes by a half length while covering six furlongs in 1:08.70. As is his custom, Kobe’s Back, who broke […]

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Salutos Amigos, Kobe’s Back Face Off In Palos Verdes

Salutos Amigos and Kobe’s Back, who last met in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint Oct. 31, head a field of six older horses going six furlongs in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at Santa Anita. Owned in-part and trained by David Jacobson, Salutos Amigos comes off a close second as the  9-5 […]

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Classic Contender Smooth Roller Breezes On Busy Morning At Santa Anita

Unsung Smooth Roller, who earned a fees-paid berth to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland on Oct. 31 by virtue of his impressive 5 ¼-length victory at 5-1 in the Grade I Awesome Again Stakes Sept. 26, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday in 1:01 under Tyler Baze, who […]

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Late-Closing Wild Dude Earns Santa Anita Sprint Victory

A beneficiary of a swift early pace, Wild Dude closed from well out of it to take Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship. Sitting many lengths off opening fractions of :21.44 and :43.93 set by Masochistic and Distinctiv Passion dueling on the lead, Wild Dude rolled home in the middle of the track […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Stevens Bounces Back To The Winner’s Circle

Jockey Gary Stevens, who is based in California, had a successful trip to Kentucky over the weekend as he piloted Kobe’s Back to a three-quarter-length victory in the Grade 3 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland. Stevens returned to the saddle late last fall after undergoing knee replacement surgery. The Hall of Fame rider appears to be […]

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Something Extra Takes Shakertown; Kobe’s Back Flies From Last In Commonwealth

John Menary and Gail Cox’s Something Extra took the lead out of the gate and held off a late bid from 44-1 longshot Channel Marker by a half-length to win the 19th running of the $125,000 Shakertown (G3). Trained by Cox and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, Something Extra covered the 5½ furlongs on a turf […]

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