STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY JANUARY 23, 2015

   ACCEPTANCE HOPES TO ROAM LIKE CHROME STEADY AWESOME RETURN IN TURF CLASSIC INSIDE TO OUTSIDE BETTER FOR HEAT TRAP O’NEILL ROLLS THE DICE IN CALIFORNIA OAKS ‘MARX BROTHERS’ EPISODE IN FIRST CAL CUP   ACCEPTANCE STARTS 3-YEAR-OLD CAMPAIGN IN CAL DERBY             Unbeaten and unchallenged Acceptance guns for his fourth straight victory in Saturday’s […]

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XPRESSBET TO SPONSOR SANTA ANITA’S $200K CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS

  Bettors Can Download Free Wager Guide; Earn Bonus Rewards Points   January 21, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is proud to support the Sunshine Millions/California Cup and sponsor the $200,000 Xpressbet California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, January 24. The ‘Cal Cup’ is racing’s premier event for […]

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VERSATILE ALERT BAY SEEKS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WIN IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC; AWESOME RETURN, BOOZER & G.G. RYDER ALL PROMINENT AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

  TURF CLASSIC ONE OF FIVE STAKES ON 10-RACE CARD FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015)–Fresh off his most prestigious career win and in search of his fifth consecutive victory, trainer Blaine Wright’s Alert Bay heads a field of 12 older horses bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $250,000 […]

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HEAT THE ROCKS TAKES ON TURF FOR THE FIRST TIME SATURDAY; POTENT PAIR HOLLENDORFER AND TRUJILLO TEAM AGAIN IN $200,000 XPRESSBET CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT 1 MILE ON TURF

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015) – Leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will once again pair with jockey Elvis Trujillo when he sends out Heat the Rocks Saturday in the Sunshine Millions Xpressbet California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at a mile on turf. Though she has never raced on turf, 3-year-old Heat the Rocks has […]

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DOWNHILL SPECIALIST VELVET MESQUITE HEADS A FIELD OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN CAMINO REAL TURF COURSE

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015) – Stakes winner Velvet Mesquite returns once again to the surface she has clearly excelled over on Saturday. Velvet Mesquite will take on 13 rivals in the Sunshine Millions Cal Cup Day’s edition of the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s […]

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FAVORED SAM’S SISTER RALLIES WIDE TO WIN MONDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; HOLLENDORFER, TRUJILLO TEAM FOR SEVEN FURLONG VICTORY IN 1:22.42

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015)–Favored Sam’s Sister rallied wide-out to take Monday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths at Santa Anita, as the Jerry Hollendorfer trainee covered seven furlongs in 1:22.42 under Elvis Trujillo. By 2006 Santa Anita Derby winner Brother Derek, Sam’s Sister employed tactics similar to those used […]

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SANTA MONICA STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES   ELVIS TRUJILLO, SAM’S SISTER, WINNER: “It was the perfect trip. I knew there was going to be a lot of speed in there and I knew it would be fast early on. But I knew that sooner or later they would have to stop. She’s a nice filly. I knew Martin (Garcia […]

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MULTIPLE STAKES WINNER ACCEPTANCE & ‘MIRACLE HORSE’ TOUGH SUNDAY HEADLINE SATURDAY’S $250,000 CAL CUP DERBY AT 1 1/16 MILES

  RACE IS ONE OF FIVE STAKES ON 10-RACE SUNSHINE MILLIONS/CAL CUP DAY CARD                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015)–Multiple stakes winner Acceptance, who is unbeaten in three starts for trainer Don Warren, and Tough Sunday, a horse who has overcome being born deaf, blind and without a mother, headline a field of eight […]

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