Moonless Sky (#7) and jockey Kent Desormeaux won the $125,000 Fran's Valentine Stakes following the disqualification of #1 Pacific Heat from first to sixth Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.
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TRUMAN’S MOONLESS SKY, MILLER’S BAD JU JU & D’AMATO’S LONG HOT SUMMER HEAD FIELD OF NINE IN $100,000 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF SATURDAY

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2017)–Hard hitting Moonless Sky will shorten up out of seven consecutive turf routes for trainer Eddie Truman as she heads a field of nine California-bred or sired fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course this Saturday. A 4-year-old daughter of two-time California Cup Classic […]

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AAAA111

FRENCH-BRED FATALE BERE RALLIES TO TAKE $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES BY A NOSE UNDER DESORMEAUX; TRAINED BY POWELL, SHE GETS A MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.73

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2017)–In her U.S. debut, French-bred Fatale Bere saved ground early and rallied wide turning for home to prevail by a nose in Monday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Kent Desormeaux and trained by Leonard Powell, Fatale Bere negotiated a mile on turf in 1:34.73. Breaking from a […]

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zuma beach

MY BOY JACK, RIDDEN & TRAINED BY THE DESORMEAUXS, RALLIES TO WIN $100,000 ZUMA BEACH STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH; PROMISING JUVENILE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:33.84

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2017)–Far back early in a field of 10, My Boy Jack had two horses beat with three furlongs to run but rallied four-wide at the top of the stretch to overtake favored Count Alexander and take Monday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes by three quarters of a length under Kent Desormeaux.  Trained […]

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ESPINOZA, VICTOR & ALVAREZ, CANELO

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – MONDAY OCTOBER 9, 2017

  ESPINOZA SAYS THERE’S VALUE IN CROSSOVER SPORTS PR CAL-BRED LONG HOT SUMMER IS ‘IN GOOD SPOT’ SATURDAY GUN RUNNER WORKS FOR CLASSIC, ARROGATE TOMORROW BARRETTS FALL YEARLING SALE HELD AT FAIRPLEX OCT. 17   ESPINOZA SEES CROSSOVER BENEFIT FOR RACING Victor Espinoza knows a good PR op when he sees one. He’s been in […]

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Unique Bella - benoit

HEAVILY FAVORED UNIQUE BELLA RETURNS TO ACTION AND TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 LA WOMAN STAKES BY 3 ½ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, TAPIT FILLY GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:16.66

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2017)–Idle since March 4, Don Alberto Stables’ Unique Bella was an impressive 3 ½ length winner of Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the imposing daughter of Tapit got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.66. At roughly 17 […]

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UNIQUE BELLA

LA WOMAN STAKES QUOTES – SUNDAY OCT. 8, 2017

JOCKEY QUOTES   MIKE SMITH, UNIQUE BELLA, WINNER: “She’s really funny about the gate. She either handles it very well, or not so well. She of kind of rocks back ‘n’ forth and she weaves in there. You try and make her stand still but if you try too hard, she gets a bit aggravated. […]

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West Coast CG 10 8 17

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY OCTOBER 8, 2017

WEST COAST BREEZES FOR BC CLASSIC; VALE DORI IS OUT CHAMPION STELLAR WIND WORKS IN FOG FOR BC DISTAFF FIRST SANTA ANITA WIN IS BITTERSWEET FOR RISENHOOVER STREAKING BLACKJACKCAT SET FOR BREEDERS’ CUP MILE BARRETTS FALL YEARLING SALE HELD AT FAIRPLEX OCT. 17   WEST COAST ‘MOVES BEAUTIFULLY’ TOWARDS BREEDERS’ CUP Travers and Pennsylvania Derby […]

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