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‘All About Confidence’: Espinoza Celebrates First Win Since Returning From Injury

To hear Victor Espinoza tell it, “I was out of work for seven months. Now I’m back working again.” With every bit of humor there’s a touch of truth, but when the 46-year-old Hall of Fame member and Triple Crown winner rolled to a three-length victory on 15-1 outsider St. Joe Bay in Saturday’s Grade […]

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Comebacking Victor Espinoza, Longshot St. Joe Bay Team Up For San Carlos Win

While John Sadler came out on the wrong end of one of the most excruciating photos of his training career a race earlier, he endured no such trepidation in the Grade II, $200,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, as Hronis Racing’s longshot St. Joe Bay led gate to wire to win by […]

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American Anthem Overpowers St. Joe Bay In San Carlos

In a thrilling finish that highlighted a spectacular day, Bob Baffert’s American Anthem prevailed by what appeared to be a scant nose, but was actually labeled a head, in Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes.  Ridden by Mike Smith, American Anthem, who dueled with St. Joe Bay and Tyler Baze from the quarter pole to the […]

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San Carlos, Appearance By Justify Highlight Saturday’s Santa Anita Card

Bob Baffert’s American Anthem and Phil D’Amato’s Touching Rainbows, a pair of horses in top form, head a field of eight 3-year-olds and up going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita. There is a special early first post time of 12 noon PDT on Saturday in order to […]

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Danzing Candy Fractures Ankle During Friday Gallop, Retired

Danzing Candy, the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar, suffered a career-ending fracture to an ankle Friday morning during a routine gallop on the eve of the race. “Just took a bad step,” owner Ted Aroney, said by telephone from his Rancho Santa Fe residence. “The timing is bad … […]

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Danzing Candy Llega A Salvo A La Meta En El San Carlos Stakes

Aunque no ganó como se supone que debe ganar un caballo de 1/5, Danzing Candy fue sin duda el mejor en el San Carlos S. (G2, $250,000) disputado el sábado 1 de Julio en Santa Anita Park. Conducido por Mike Smith, el pupilo de Bob Baffert tuvo que demostrar su guapeza para neutralizar el prolongado […]

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Danzing Candy Holds Off Challengers For San Carlos Victory

Although tag-teamed early and late, favored Danzing Candy withstood all challenges under Mike Smith to gamely prevail in Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes, winning by a neck while getting seven furlongs in 1:21.17. Trained by Bob Baffert, Danzing Candy shortened up out of a mile and a sixteenth win in Texas to win his third consecutive […]

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De Vuelta En California, Danzing Candy Es La Velocidad En El San Carlos Stakes

Danzing Candy atraviesa su mejor momento, cosa que quedó demostrada con su convincente victoria del pasado 28 de Mayo en el Lone Star Handicap (G3), donde alcanzó 107 de Beyer, su registro más alto a la fecha. Con un mes de descanso, el nieto del argentino Candy Ride regresa a su base en Santa Anita […]

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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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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Time Is Now

An exciting lineup of racing greets fans this Saturday: a couple of Grade 1 races are on the card at Santa Anita and a pair of Kentucky Derby prep races each feature a strong lineup. With just eight weeks left to the big race, these sophomore hopefuls need to showcase their abilities soon or risk […]

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