STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• SMITH MEETS ULTRASONIC IN GRADE II MONROVIA • SANTA ANITA HONORS ONE-TON SALLY ON SUNDAY • TEDDY’S PROMISE WORKS FOR GRADE II SANTA MONICA JUDDMONTE’S ULTRASONIC SETTLED IN FOR SUNDAY’S MONROVIA Mike Smith has never ridden Ultrasonic in a race, but all that will change Sunday. That’s when the Hall of Fame jockey pilots […]

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SAN GABRIEL STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, JERANIMO, WINNER: “This horse loves to sit back and relax. He doesn’t like to be too close to the lead because he gets too excited. He was flying at the end and showed me a huge kick. Nakatani was only four or five lengths in front of me (on pace-setting Slim […]

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SANTA YNEZ STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, AWESOME BABY, WINNER: “Off her first out, it looked like she would have run better her next two starts. Maybe she just bounced off that first race, or tailed off for some odd reason, I don’t know. Today though, she ran dynamite. She broke really well, was well in hand until […]

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FAVORED JERANIMO SLING-SHOTS TO VICTORY IN GRADE II SAN GABRIEL STAKES, BEJARANO GOES FROM LAST TO FIRST TO WIN BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS

PENDER TRAINEE WINS TURF FIXTURE FOR RECORD THIRD TIME, BEJARANO WINS SIXTH IN-A-ROW ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2014)–With Track Announcer Trevor Denman bellowing “It’s Jeranimo, coming like a rocket on the outside, and Jeranimo–from last to first, a scintillating performance!…,” 8-year-old Jeranimo, with Rafael Bejarano aloft, overhauled pacesetting Slim Shadey and Corey Nakatani to win […]

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HEADLEY’S CAL-BRED CYCLOMETER OVERCOMES SLOW START TO WIN $75,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH WITH RED-HOT SMITH UP

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2014)–The Bruce Headley trained, owned and bred Cyclometer broke slowly but proved best in Saturday’s $75,000 Midnight Lute Stakes at Santa Anita, rallying to win by three quarters of a length under Mike Smith while getting six furlongs in a rapid 1:08.95. “It was a little eventful leaving the gate, to […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• HUNTSVILLE TRIES TO KEEP ‘HEAT’ ON IN SAN GABRIEL • SKY HIGH GAL WORKING WELL FOR MONROVIA STAKES • SHARED BELIEF DRILLS FOR 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN LEWIS UNUSUAL HEAT OFF TO FAST START AS 24-YEAR-OLD STUD Like Old Man River, Unusual Heat jes’ keeps rollin’ along. The venerable stallion, who stands at Harris Farms […]

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ENGLISH-BRED BIRDLOVER TAKES $60,000 SATURN PURSE ALLOWANCE, SMITH POINTS O’NEILL FILLY TO ONE LENGTH WIN DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2014)–Ridden by Mike Smith, English-bred Birdlover got a perfect stalking trip coming down Santa Anita’s 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course and was up to win Friday’s $60,000 Saturn Purse allowance by a length over pacesetting Kinz Funky Monkey and Joe Talamo, covering the distance in 1:11.76. The Saturn attracted a […]

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SANTA ANITA NAMES ONE-TON CLYDESDALE EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK, CORNHUSKER TRANSPLANT ‘HOMESTEAD SALLY’ TO BE HONORED SUNDAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2014)–In a racing first, Santa Anita Park has designated a popular four-footed staffer as Employee of the Week, and will honor 2,000 pound “Homestead Sally,” a Nebraska-born Clydesdale who stands a giant 17.2 hands, in a winner’s circle ceremony following Sunday’s fifth race. “Paige Rickerd, who works in Operations, found Sally […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• PATRIOTISM HIGH WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR STABLES • TRAINER CALLAGHAN SEEKS WEEKEND STAKES DOUBLE • GUARANTEED PICK 6 POOL OF $150,000 BEGINS SATURDAY • GOOD START TO 2014: 11,233 ON TRACK AT SANTA ANITA OWNER McEWEN GOES BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY There was more than one winner when Sushi Empire rolled to a stylish […]

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