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Santa Anita: Insufficient Entries Forces Cancellation Of Thursday Racing

Santa Anita vice president of racing Rick Hammerle told drf.com that the Southern California track will cancel the racing card scheduled for Thursday, April 27, because there were not enough entries to fill those races. Originally scheduled to be drawn on Saturday, entries were postponed until Sunday, but with no improvement the races had to […]

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Espinoza Believes Gormley Has A Chance In ‘Wide Open’ Run For The Roses

Gormley will attempt to become the 11th Santa Anita winner to capture the Kentucky Derby when the son of Malibu Moon trained by John Shirreffs runs in the first leg of the Triple Crown Classic May 6 at Churchill Downs. Aboard the bay colt owned by Jerry and Ann Moss will be Hall of Fame […]

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Collected Romps To Easy Californian Victory

Speedway Stable’s Collected was the facile winner of Saturday’s G2 Californian Stakes, powering away from his rivals with ease in the stretch to win by at least five lengths at the wire. The 4-year-old son of City Zip, ridden by Martin Garcia for trainer Bob Baffert, covered nine furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main track […]

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Inordinate Out-Games Syntax To Win San Juan Capistrano

With most of the marathon mile and three quarters on turf behind them, it was “game-on” the final eighth of a mile, as Inordinate, who ran today with blinkers off, dug deep and outran favored Syntax by a half length in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Corey […]

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Battle Of Midway, Gormley Record Penultimate Breezes For Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby candidate Battle of Midway worked on Santa Anita’s fast main track early Saturday morning, after which Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer expressed satisfaction with his efforts. Battle of Midway, owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms when second in the Santa Anita Derby on April 8, was purchased by the partnership of […]

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Songbird ‘Coming Along’ For Hollendorfer At Santa Anita

Songbird, Eclipse Award winner as outstanding two-year-old female of 2015 and outstanding three-year-old of her sex in 2016, worked four furlongs under exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez in 48.80 Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park. “Songbird went out five-eighths in 1:02.36 and three quarters in (one) 15 and one,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said of the daughter […]

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‘We Lost A Good Horse’: Reach The World Suffers Catastrophic Injuries During Training

Don Alberto Stable homebred Reach the World suffered catastrophic injuries to his right foreleg during a workout at Santa Anita Saturday morning, according to bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old son of Tapit, most recently fourth in the Santa Anita Derby, had to be euthanized as a result of what was reported to be severe sesamoid fractures. “This […]

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Texas Ryano Tests Dirt In G2 Californian

Saturday will mark a day of firsts for Texas Ryano, when the 6-year-old full horse owned and bred by Warren Williamson runs in the Grade 2 Californian Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles on dirt. For the first time in a career of 20 races, all on turf, the chestnut son of […]

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Battle Of Midway Works Toward Derby; Shirreffs Hoping Royal Mo Gets In The Gate

Battle of Midway and Royal Mo, second and third in the Santa Anita Derby, each worked Sunday morning for what their connections hope will lead to a position in the starting field of 20 for the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6. Royal Mo’s three furlong effort was too slow to make […]

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Follow Me Crev ‘Really Good’ Leading Up To Saturday’s Californian

With the King Midas of Thoroughbreds, Arrogate, cooling his heels prior to another conquest in the handicap ranks, Vladimir Cerin and eight other trainers have horses nominated to next Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes for three-year-olds and up. Cerin plans to enter Santa Anita Handicap third-place finisher Follow Me Crev in the mile and […]

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