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Distance Specialist Causeforcommotion Takes On Males In Sunday’s San Juan Capistrano

Eric Kruljac is trying something new with Causeforcommotion in Sunday’s Grade III San Juan Capistrano Stakes for three-year-olds and up at about 1 ¾ miles on turf: the five-year-old mare will be making her third stakes start in six weeks and be running against males for the first time in her 18-race career. “It’s a […]

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Causeforcommotion ‘Squealing’ Her Way Into Gamely Starting Gate

Causeforcommotion’s nine-length victory in the Grade III Santa Barbara Stakes at a mile and a half on turf May 11 caused trainer Eric Kruljac and his partners in an ownership group to do something uncharacteristic: supplement her for $10,000 and run back in two weeks tomorrow in the Grade I Gamely Stakes at a mile […]

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Causeforcommotion Airs Second Off The Layoff In Santa Barbara

In her second start off a lengthy absence, trainer Eric Kruljac’s Causeforcommotion fairly ran her competition off their feet in winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Barbara Stakes by nine lengths. Second in the Santa Barbara a year ago, the 5-year-old mare by Americain negotiated a mile and one half on turf under Geovanni Franco […]

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Weekend Lineup: The Build-Up

Several graded stakes punctuate the Thoroughbred racing scene this weekend as fans continue to gear up for the first Saturday in May. Derby and Oaks horses will have their final major works at Churchill and several other tracks as the excitement continues to build for the “Fastest Two Minutes In Sports.” The G2 Californian at […]

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Cozi Rosie heads up strong field of six in Santa Barbara

Press Release Cozi Rosie, who came back running from a nine-month layoff to win the Grade II Buena Vista Handicap on Feb. 21, is the 121-pound high weight and likely favorite Saturday among six entrants in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap for fillies and mares at 1 π miles on turf. The 63rd […]

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