STEVENS & FASHION PLATE COAST TO GATE TO WIRE WIN IN GRADE I, $400,000 SANTA ANITA OAKS; CALLAGHAN TRAINEE WINS BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS OVER FAVORED RIA ANTONIA

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2014)–In a scintillating gate to wire performance, the Simon Callaghan-trained Fashion Plate, with Gary Stevens up, took Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks by 1 ¼ lengths over favored Ria Antonia and thus stamped herself as the West Coast’s best hope to win the prestigious Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs […]

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LONGSHOT ALERT BAY RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO WIN $200,000 ECHO EDDIE STAKES UNDER BAZE, CAL-BRED BY CITY ZIP GIVES TRAINER WRIGHT FIRST-EVER SANTA ANITA STAKES WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2014)–A close fifth going into the far turn, longshot Alert Bay, with Tyler Baze up, rallied at the rail to win Saturday’s $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes by a half length over a fast-finishing Life Is a Joy, providing trainer Blaine Wright with his first-ever Santa Anita stakes win while covering 6 […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• STEVENS GOES FOR RECORD 10TH SANTA ANITA DERBY • SMITH HOPES TO MAKE MOST OF HIS ‘HOPPERTUNITY’ • BAILEY TAKES A SHINE TO ‘CHROME’ ON SATURDAY • BLINKERS OFF RIA ANTONIA FOR SANTA ANITA OAKS • MACHOWSKY KEEN ON LUCRATIVE CAL-BRED RACES CANDY BOY’S SANTA ANITA DERBY DRAW SWEET FOR STEVENS Hall of Fame […]

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THEATRE STAR HANDY WINNER OF $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE, HIGH PERCENTAGE COMBO OF STEVENS & PROCTOR TEAM TO WIN WITH PROMISING FILLY BY WAR FRONT WHO NOTCHES HER FOURTH CONSECUTIVE WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 4, 2014)–Theatre Star made her Southern California debut in style on Friday at Santa Anita, as she strode to an impressive three quarter length win under a confident hand ride from Gary Stevens in the day’s $60,000 allowance feature for older fillies and mares, getting 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.52. […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• CALIFORNIA CHROME VS. FIELD IN SANTA ANITA DERBY • SPEEDY FASHION PLATE ON RAIL FOR SANTA ANITA OAKS • PRACTISING MOVES FORWARD INTO PROVIDENCIA STAKES • HRTV COVERS SANTA ANITA DERBY, WOOD MEMORIAL TEAM ‘CHROME’ CONFIDENT FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY It’s the Golden State vs. the Bluegrass State Saturday. California Chrome, bred in California, […]

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STREAKING CALIFORNIA CHROME HEADS $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY, SHERMAN TRAINEE STANDS OUT AMONG FIELD OF EIGHT AT 1 1/8 MILES

TOTAL OF 170 ALL IMPORTANT KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS UP FOR GRABS ARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2014)–California-bred sensation California Chrome heads a field of eight sophomores set to go 1 1/8 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, as the Art Sherman trainee seeks his fourth consecutive win and 100 additional Kentucky […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• SHERMAN PUTS A ‘GOOD HORSE’ ON THE DERBY TRAIL • CALIFORNIA CHROME EARLY SANTA ANITA DERBY CHOICE • ARETHUSA SHOULD LIKE DISTANCE IN SANTA ANITA OAKS O’NEILL’S DERBY ADVICE: BRING BEST HORSE, ENJOY THE RIDE It’s been nearly 60 years since Art Sherman had a horseman’s interest in the Kentucky Derby. He was 18 […]

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