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Skye Diamonds Gets Back On Track With LA Woman Victory

Winless in her last six starts, California-bred Skye Diamonds stalked the early pace and turned on the jets at the top of the Santa Anita stretch as she ran down favored Anonymity in taking Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths. Ridden by Tiago Pereira and trained by Bill Spawr, the […]

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Skye Diamonds Trying For Second Consecutive Win In Rancho Bernardo

Skye Diamonds, the latest in a career-long series of successful claims by trainer Bill Spawr, will seek to add to her resume when she tries for a second consecutive victory Sunday versus five filly and mare rivals in the Grade III $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap at Del Mar. Skye Diamonds, claimed for $40,000 August 27, 2016 at […]

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Skye Diamonds Bids For Repeat In Great Lady M At Los Alamitos

Defending champion Skye Diamonds and impressive Desert Stormer winner Marley’s Freedom head a field of five in the $200,000-guaranteed Great Lady M. Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos. Post time is 1 p.m. Scheduled at 6 ½ furlongs, the Grade II for fillies & mares 3-year-olds & up will go as the eighth of nine races. […]

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Los Alamitos’ Summer Thoroughbred Festival Kicks Off Thursday

The first thoroughbred meet of 2018 at Los Alamitos will begin Thursday, June 28. The 12-day Summer Thoroughbred Festival will continue through Sunday, July 15 with racing – with one exception – conducted on a Thursday–Sunday basis. There will be holiday racing Wednesday, July 4 prior to a dark day Thursday, July 5. Racing will resume Friday, July 6. Post time will be 1 p.m. The three-week […]

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Distaff: Finley’sluckycharm Tries To Keep Perfect Churchill Record Intact

Carl Moore Management’s Finley’sluckycharm, undefeated in six starts at Churchill Downs, will try to keep her record perfect as she faces seven other fillies and mares in the Humana Distaff Saturday on the Kentucky Derby program at the Louisville, Ky., racetrack. The Humana Distaff will go as the day’s sixth race with a 1:13 p.m. […]

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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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Paradise Woods Vs. Selcourt, Skye Diamonds In Santa Monica

Three very talented distaffers – John Sadler’s up-and-coming Selcourt, Richard Mandella’s multiple Grade I winner Paradise Woods, and Bill Spawr’s California-bred multiple graded stakes-winning Skye Diamonds – head a field of five older fillies and mares going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita. While favoritism will be hotly […]

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Selcourt Delivers In Las Flores; Skye Diamonds Third

Always highly regarded by her connections, Selcourt stepped to the plate and delivered on Sunday at Santa Anita, as she registered her first ever graded stakes win in taking the Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes under Tyler Baze.  Trained by John Sadler, the lightly raced 4-year-old filly by Tiz Wonderful got six furlongs in 1:09.65. Sent […]

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BC Notes: Bolt D’Oro ‘Super Happy,’ Unique Bella Got ‘A Lot Out Of’ Final Prep

SENTIENT JET JUVENILE Bahamian – It was back to the track Wednesday after a day of walking following a final workout on Monday for trainer Simon Callaghan’s Breeders’ Cup Sentient Juvenile prospect. He also went through the paddock prior to going 1 ½m for his exercise. His regular exercise rider Seraphin Carmona was aboard. Bahamian, […]

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