O’NEILL & PRAT TEAM TO WIN $61,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE WITH FRONT-RUNNING GO ON MARY BY 3 ½ LENGTHS AS SHE GETS  6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE IN 1:13.47

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 14, 2018)–Winless in two previous starts down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Go On Mary did just that, as she broke sharply and executed a clever, front-running 3 ½ length win in Thursday’s $61,000 allowance feature.  Ridden by Flavien Prat, Go On Mary got 6 ½ furlongs […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN & MIKE WILLMAN – THURSDAY JUNE 14, 2018

      IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR BOB BAFFERT JUSTIFY ON PARADE AT SANTA ANITA JUNE 23 MOREY SWEET ON UNBEATEN OLLIE’S CANDY O’NEILL SEEKS THE RAINBOW’S POT OF GOLD ROMAN GETS GOLDEN WHIP AWARD SATURDAY RETIRED HORSES, CARMA FETED ON SUNDAY   BAFFERT BASKS IN POST-BELMONT NORMALCY Far from the madding crowd that produced the […]

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TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION JUSTIFY TO RETURN HOME TO SANTA ANITA THIS SUNDAY; BAFFERT SUPERSTAR TO BE PARADED BETWEEN RACES ON SATURDAY, JUNE 23

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 13, 2018)–Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify, fresh off victory in this past Saturday’s Grade I Belmont Stakes in New York, will return home to Santa Anita this Sunday, with an estimated time of arrival at approximately 1 p.m. PT. Unraced at age two, Justify, a magnificent physical specimen by […]

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SANTA ANITA TO HOST AFTERCARE AWARENESS DAY JUNE 17; CARMA YOUTH AMBASSADORS TO SHOWCASE TALENT ABOARD RETIRED RACEHORSES  

  ARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2018)–Santa Anita Park, in conjunction with the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), will host an event celebrating retired racehorses and those that attend to and develop them, with Aftercare Awareness Day, on Sunday, June 17. CARMA Youth Ambassadors Amanda Gomez (15) and Jolee Craigmyle (14) will be demonstrating the versatility […]

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AFFIRMED STAKES QUOTES – SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018

JOCKEY QUOTES              JOE TALAMO, DRAFT PICK, WINNER:  “We had a perfect trip.  I was real happy with my position and when we swung out around those two horses on the lead (Afleet Ascent and Axelrod), he really took off down the lane.  Full credit to Pete, this horse is […]

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UPSTART DRAFT PICK RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 AFFIRMED STAKES BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER TALAMO; TRAINED BY EURTON, HE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:44.34

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 10, 2018)–With heavily favored Solomini a non-factor, Draft Pick stalked the early pace, swung three-wide turning for home and rallied impressively through the lane to take Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes under Joe Talamo by 2 ½ lengths.  Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s C R K Stable, LLC and trained […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY JUNE 10, 2018

     BOB BAFFERT GAINS THE NATION’S RESPECT MIKE SMITH BONDS WITH JUSTIFY: SHIRREFFS SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT AT $168,759   SORRY, RODNEY, BAFFERT GETS RESPECT And there was Bob Baffert, the man with the quickest quips this side of the late “no respect” comedian, Rodney Dangerfield, fighting back the emotion of the moment as […]

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