ENGLISH-BRED SOPHIE P PREVAILS BY A NOSE TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES UNDER DESORMEAUX; TRAINED BY CASSIDY, SHE GETS  1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:48.53

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2018)–With just a neck separating three horses at the wire, trainer Jim Cassidy’s English-bred Sophie P prevailed by a nostril over Irish-bred Madam Dancealot to take Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes.  Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Sophie P, in her second stateside start, got a mile and one eighth over the […]

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GAMELY STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018

JOCKEY QUOTES   KENT DESORMEAUX, SOPHIE P, WINNER: “She was fluttering to me and I haven’t had a horse do that with me in years. It’s a great indication to me, verbally, like she was saying, ‘I’m very happy here, let’s continue to cruise here.’ I stayed there until I needed her to help me […]

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FAVORED ITSINTHEPOST RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER LEPAROUX; TRAINED BY MULLINS, FRENCH-BRED GELDING GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 2:02.10

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2018)–For those who have had the distinct pleasure of watching Itsinthepost compete primarily in Southern California over the past four years, today’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes was never really in doubt, as Julien Leparoux called upon the 6-year-old French-bred gelding turning for home and motored to an authoritative 1 […]

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CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES QUOTES -SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018

JOCKEY QUOTES   JULIEN LEPAROUX, ITSINTHEPOST, WINNER: “Tyler talked to me just before the race in the paddock. “I heard I might ride him but I wasn’t sure and found out for sure today. I wish Tyler a fast recovery and it’s always bad to get hurt but especially before these big days. “The setup […]

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ACCELERATE POWERFUL AS HE RALLIES TO WIN GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA BY 4 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER ESPINOZA; TRAINED BY SADLER & OWNED BY HRONIS RACING, HE GETS 1 ¼ MILES IN 2:01.38

  ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2018)–With speedy Dr. Dorr and favored City of Light ensuring a solid pace, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate saved ground while a close third until the top of the lane, where he unfurled a powerful stretch rally en route to winning Saturday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita by 4 […]

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EASTERN INVADER HEART TO HEART LOOMS HORSE TO BEAT IN MONDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 SHOEMAKER MILE; TRAINED BY LYNCH, HE SEEKS THIRD CONSECUTIVE GRADE I VICTORY IN A FIELD OF NINE

  PRESTIGIOUS RACE IS FIRST BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE EVENT OF 2018   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2018)–Australian-born Brian Lynch, a fixture on the Southern California circuit for more than 20 years, returns “home” to Santa Anita on Monday with the likely favorite in the Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf), Heart […]

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LONGSHOT BERNINA STAR RALLIES FROM LAST TO TAKE $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¼ QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER ESPINOZA; TRAINED BY CASSIDY, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.21

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2018)–Idle since well beaten in the Grade I American Oaks on Dec. 30 the Jim Cassidy-trained Bernina Star rallied from last in a field of seven fillies and mares to take Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 1 ¼ lengths.  Ridden by Victor Espinoza, the 4-year-old Harlan’s Holiday filly got […]

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