STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• ‘CHROME’ SPARKLES AS RACING’S NEWEST STAR • MORE THAN 35,000 ENJOY GREAT DAY AT SANTA ANITA • THREE WINNERS FROM MORE THAN 5,000 IN 5K RUNS CALIFORNIA CHROME ACHIEVES ROCK STAR STATUS Racing has itself a Rock Star. He’s California Chrome, who on Saturday started on the path of legends, winning the Santa Anita […]

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TOM’S TRIBUTE SURGES FROM OFF PACE TO WIN $75,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES; WITH SMITH ABOARD, CASSIDY TRAINEE TIES STAKES RECORD FOR MILE ON TURF HELD BY TWO-TIME HORSE OF THE YEAR WISE DAN

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2014)–Next to last in a field of eight older horses going to the far turn under Mike Smith, Tom’s Tribute came roaring down the stretch to win Sunday’s $75,000 Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 ¼ lengths while equaling two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan’s course record for […]

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LUCKY FAN EDWARD ESPINOZA WINS CHANCE TO TAKE $1 MILLION TRIPLE CROWN BONUS BY CASHING $5,000 SANTA ANITA CONTEST BET WITH CALIFORNIA CHROME; 72-YEAR-OLD WHITTIER RESIDENT IS REGULAR SATURDAY ATTENDEE

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2014)–Edward Espinoza loves chrome, California Chrome that is. The 72-year-old Whittier resident has been attending the races at Santa Anita for the last 20 years and on Saturday, he hit the jackpot in the Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest as he was selected to pick the winner of Santa Anita’s premier […]

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SANTA ANITA DERBY QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES VICTOR ESPINOZA, CALIFORNIA CHROME, WINNER: “He knows what’s going on (when he goes to the gate). He’s calm and focused, but for some reason, we missed the break a tiny bit, but I put him in the race right away. I didn’t want to get stuck in traffic. It worked out well.” GARY […]

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PROVIDENCIA STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES JOE TALAMO, NASHOBA’S GOLD, WINNER: “We just had a perfect trip. I had a lot of horse. I just wanted to keep her out of any trouble. I kept her three or four wide and everything worked out great and we were able to turn the tables today. She is a very special […]

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EVENING JEWEL STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES VICTOR ESPINOZA, ROVENNA, WINNER: “I don’t know how important it is to be on the lead today, that’s her style anyway. I think the most important thing is to let them do their thing. I wanted to take a little jump at the half-mile pole to open on the field. Sometimes that works […]

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SANTA ANITA OAKS QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES GARY STEVENS, FASHION PLATE, WINNER: “I’ve won a few races like this in my day. She was reminding me of Winning Colors going down the backside. I thought if I can keep doing this . . . it’s going to be pretty special. Mike’s (Smith) filly (Ria Antonia) is a good filly. I’ve […]

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ECHO EDDIE STAKES

JOCKEY QUOTES TYLER BAZE, ALERT BAY, WINNER: “He’s a nice horse. He’ll do anything, dirt, synthetic, any distance, anything! I wanted to break sharp, which he did, because I wanted to keep close to the pace. Halfway down the backside I had a chance to ease him out of the tight spot we were in […]

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