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Majestic Eagle Upsets American Stakes At 9-1

Under a perfectly timed ride from Rafael Bejarano, longshot Majestic Eagle rallied from fifth a quarter mile from home and kept to his task in game fashion to get up and win Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita by a neck. Trained by Neil Drysdale, the 4-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro got […]

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No Place Like Home For Southern Californian Aaron Gryder

Aaron Gryder has ridden all over the globe, but like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, he ultimately found there’s no place like home. That’s why Gryder, who turns 49 on June 5, is plying his trade full time now at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., less than 10 miles as the crow flies from […]

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Marckie’s Water Kicks On In Charles Whittingham

Last with three sixteenths of a mile to run, California-bred Marckie’s Water steamed home while wide-out to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length under Tiago Pereira. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old full horse by Tribal Rule got a mile and one quarter on […]

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The Hunted Bags Stakes Credentials In Crystal Water

A newcomer to stakes company, The Hunted got a perfect stalking trip under Tiago Pereira and accelerated powerfully turning for home to take Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes by one length. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 4-year-old California-bred gelding by Unusual Heat got a flat mile on Santa Anita’s turf in 1:35.07. Named for the […]

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Hard Not To Love: One-Eyed Half-Sister To Wonder Gadot Breaks Maiden On Debut

A 3-year-old half-sister to 2018 Queen’s Plate winner Wonder Gadot, Hard Not To Love made her career debut in Saturday’s first race at Santa Anita Park. The Hard Spun filly has a distinguishing characteristic: she only has one eye. That didn’t stop her from winning the maiden special weight event by three lengths under Tiago […]

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Love A Honeybadger Goes All The Way In California Distaff

In a race originally scheduled for turf, trainer Peter Miller’s Love a Honeybadger relished a main track listed as “good” as she repelled a stubborn challenge by favored S Y Sky to take Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap at Santa Anita in gate to wire fashion by 1 ¼ lengths. Ridden by Tiago Pereira, the […]

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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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Its Gonna Hurt Stamps Breeders’ Cup Ticket In Speakeasy

Fresh off a maiden win on dirt Aug. 4, longshot Its Gonna Hurt blasted from his rail post position and never looked back in winning Saturday’s $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of length under Tiago Pereira.  Trained by Brian Koriner, the Louisiana-bred colt by Violence got five furlongs over the Santa […]

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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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