HIGH-WEIGHTED FIRE WITH FIRE MAKES LATE RUN TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES AS BAZE ALTERS TACTICS & GUIDES DRYSDALE TRAINEE TO NECK WIN

RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME AT SANTA ANITA, DRYSDALE WINS WHITTINGHAM FOR SEVENTH TIME; SINGLE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PURCHASED IN LAS VEGAS PAYS $113,530 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 24, 2014)–Widely considered to be a front-running sort, trainer Neil Drysdale’s Fire With Fire was taken in-hand off the pace and came roaring through the lane to […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• STEVENS: CHROME FACES ‘MOST DIFFICULT FEAT IN SPORTS’ • LETTERMAN AWAITS AS ESPINOZA CELEBRATES 42ND BIRTHDAY • ‘CASABLANCA’ START OF BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP FOR TALAMO • PARRANDA SEEKS 10TH CAREER VICTORY IN GRADE I GAMELY • MAJOR SANTA ANITA DIRT RENOVATION TO START JULY 11 BELMONT IS CALIFORNIA CHROME’S GREATEST CHALLENGE It’s coming up on […]

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SANTA ANITA TO ADJUST POST TIME ON MEMORIAL DAY TO 1:30 P.M. IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE POTENTIAL $20 MILLION RAINBOW PICK SIX POOL FROM GULFSTREAM

ADMISSION GATES TO OPEN AS PLANNED ON MONDAY AT 11 A.M., MANDATORY ‘RAINBOW’ PAYOUT IN PLAY ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2014)–With the prospect of mandatory payout on a Rainbow Pick Six pool from Gulfstream Park that could exceed $20 million, Santa Anita Park has announced that first post time on Monday, Memorial Day, has been […]

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SANTA ANITA MAIN TRACK TO UNDERGO MAJOR RENOVATION BEGINNING JULY 11; HIGHLY COVETED ‘EL SEGUNDO SAND’ TO COMPRISE ALL-NATURAL SURFACE UNDER DIRECTION OF TRACK SUPERINTENDENT DENNIS MOORE

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2014)–Santa Anita Park has announced that it’s one mile main track will undergo a major renovation beginning July 11 that will result in the track transitioning to a single-source material consisting of highly coveted El Segundo Sand, a natural soil that will ensure balanced drainage during periods of wet weather and […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• CALIFORNIA CHROME ‘BREAKING ALL THE RULES’ • AFRICAN OIL STEPS UP IN GRADE II WHITTINGHAM • COLOR OF COURAGE DEBUTS FOR RICHARD MANDELLA • RAFAEL BEJARANO RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL CALIFORNIA CHROME A ‘TREMENDOUSLY GIFTED ATHLETE’ Trainer Ron Ellis is among the growing list of horsemen who has been won over by California Chrome. The […]

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SEA JOHN’S SPIRIT IMPRESSIVE WINNER OF $58,000 KINGS CANYON PURSE ALLOWANCE; TALAMO, ELLIS COMBINE FOR HANDY 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2014)–Ridden with utmost confidence by Joe Talamo, favored Sea John’s Spirit was never off the bridle in winning Thursday’s $58,000 Kings Canyon Purse allowance by 2 ¼ lengths, covering six furlongs in 1:10.39. A lightly raced 6-year-old California-bred mare by Sea of Secrets, Sea John’s Spirit, trained by Ron Ellis, showed […]

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STAGE SET FOR MASSIVE RAINBOW PICK 6 POOL ON MONDAY; GULFSTREAM PARK’S POPULAR 20 CENT WAGER EXPECTED TO GENERATE TOTAL POOL THAT COULD APPROACH $20 MILLION

WAGERING AVAILABLE AT SANTA ANITA, MANDATORY PAYOUT CREATES SENSE OF PARI-MUTUEL URGENCY HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Let the Rainbow 6 handicapping begin! The fields for Monday’s 20-Cent Rainbow 6 sequence at Gulfstream Park were drawn Thursday, giving bettors a jump on handicapping the popular multi-race wager that will offer a mandatory payout that could swell […]

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ANGELS PLAY HOST TO ESPINOZA & SHERMAN WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT ANGEL STADIUM IN ANAHEIM; FABLED PAIR TOSS FIRST PITCHES AND ARE TREATED ROYALLY BY HALOS PLAYERS & MANAGEMENT

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2014)–With Saturday’s Preakness Stakes still fresh in the national sports psyche, California Chrome’s trainer and jockey, Art Sherman and Victor Espinoza, were treated royally by the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday night in Anaheim, as the pair each threw out a ceremonial first pitch and were comprehensively feted throughout the evening. From […]

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