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Desert Stormer At Santa Anita A Battle Of Late-Blooming Fillies

Jerry Hollendorfer’s late-blooming Danuska’s My Girl seeks her fourth consecutive win and her second straight graded stakes score as she heads Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes at six furlongs on the Santa Anita main track. Entered for a maiden $62,500 claiming tag in July 2018, this 5-year-old mare by Shackleford registered a career-best […]

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Marley’s Freedom, Selcourt Set For Rematch In G1 Beholder Mile Saturday

One-two finishers when last they met, Bob Baffert’s Marley’s Freedom and John Sadler’s Selcourt will each stretch out an eighth of a mile as they head Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita, which has attracted an outstanding field of seven older fillies and mares. Dispatched as the 3-5 favorite in the Grade […]

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Marley’s Freedom Smokes Santa Monica Rivals

Cicero Farms’ Marley’s Freedom scored her eighth career win in 15 starts Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., tracking pacesetter Selcourt under Drayden Van Dyke, then taking command in deep stretch to win the Grade 2 Santa Monica Stakes geared down by 1 1/4 lengths. Mopotism finished third, with Escape Clause fourth and […]

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Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom And Paradise Woods In Epic Santa Monica

In what shapes up as a truly star-studded affair, Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom and Paradise Woods headline a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs. Although she flopped as the 3-5 favorite in the opening day Grade 1 La Brea at the […]

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‘Really A Champion’: Sadler Shifts Focus To Accelerate After First Breeders’ Cup Win

The wait is over for highly respected trainer John Sadler, but he wasn’t all that interested in talking about winning his first Breeders’ Cup race after years of trying. Zero for 44 tries was a thing of the past, and Sadler wants to leave it there. Instead, he was talkin’ horses. And, though his Classic […]

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Unique Bella Preparing For Beholder Showdown With Paradise Woods

Working towards perhaps the most anticipated race of the Spring Meet, champion Unique Bella breezed six furlongs from the gate at 6:30 Sunday morning in 1:11 flat for the Grade I Beholder Mile on June 2 at Santa Anita. Exercise rider Freddie Rodriguez was on the four-year-old gray daughter of Tapit for Jerry Hollendorfer, who called it “a good work.” […]

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Tyler Baze Pilots Trio Of Stakes Winner To Jockey Of The Week Title

Three stakes wins in two days, including two graded stakes, led voters to support Tyler Baze as Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for March 19 – 25, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders […]

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Selcourt Runs Away With Santa Monica; Paradise Woods Fourth

Medallion Racing, Keith Abrahams and Sandra Lazaruk’s Selcourt was a dominating winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita Park, bursting out of the gate on top and widening her advantage to a winning margin of five lengths at the wire. The 4-year-old Tiz Wonderful filly has now won all three of […]

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Early Pick 5 Pool At Santa Anita Expected To Exceed $2 Million Saturday

No one picked all five winners in Santa Anita’s popular Early Pick 5 wager on Friday, creating a massive carryover into Saturday of $251,993.  With the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes anchoring Saturday’s “Early 5,” track officials project Saturday’s total Early Pick 5 pool will exceed $2 million. Carded as race five, Saturday’s seven furlong Santa Monica attracted a field of five, included […]

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Santa Monica: Distance Not An Issue For Paradise Woods, Sadler ‘Excited’ About Selcourt

Richard Mandella is quietly excited to have Paradise Woods race-ready for Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes for fillies and mares, four and up, at seven furlongs. The daughter of Union Rags was a game second to champion Unique Bella in the Grade I La Brea at seven furlongs last Dec. 26, but a hiccup here and there […]

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