SHAM STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES               ELVIS TRUJILLO, CALCULATOR, WINNER: “It was a perfect trip. I went wide because I’d rather go wide than be in between horses, or caught inside. I wanted a clean trip. He did it very easy today. Stretching out will be no problem for him; he’s very good.”   VICTOR ESPINOZA, ROCK […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY JANUARY 10, 2015

    CHROME IN ‘OUTSTANDING’ DRILL FOR SAN ANTONIO ESPINOZA TAKES SOLACE IN A JOB WELL DONE STEADY WARREN’S VENEDA EYES PASEANA GOLD   CALIFORNIA CHROME WORKS TOWARDS 4-YEAR-OLD DEBUT Horse of the Year finalist California Chrome had an “outstanding” workout at his Los Alamitos headquarters Saturday morning as the Kentucky Derby king prepares for his […]

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U S CITIZEN RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO TAKE $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF; DESORMEAUX & O’NEILL TEAM FOR 1 ½ LENGTH WIN

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2015)–U S Citizen rallied on the far outside to take Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature by 1 ½ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the 6-year-old gelding by Proud Citizen covered 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:13.04. Breaking from post five in a field […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY JANUARY 9, 2015

  MAJESTIC HARBOR FRESH FOR THE SAN PASQUAL FLORIDA INVADER DEBUTS FOR O’NEILL IN SHAM MAIDEN CALCULATOR MAKES SENSE TO JON WHITE FATHER AND SON MANDELLA VIE IN PASEANA CALIFORNIA CHROME HONORED HERE SATURDAY   IMPROVEMENT DUE FOR MAJESTIC HARBOR IN SAN PASQUAL Fresh, fit and formidable, Majestic Harbor is expected to return to the […]

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TIZ MIDNIGHT & WARREN’S VENEDA HEAD FIELD OF EIGHT OLDER FILLIES & MARES IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 PASEANA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES; UP & COMING MY SWEET ADDICTION & TASTE LIKE CANDY FIGURE TOUGH AS WELL

  EBLOUISSANTE, HALF SISTER TO ZENYATTA, SEEKS FORM REVERSAL   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2015)–Tiz Midnight and Warren’s Veneda, who were separated by just a head when last they met, head a field of eight older fillies and mares in Sunday’s $75,000, 1 1/16 miles Paseana Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert, Tiz Midnight […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY JANUARY 8, 2015

   BRONZO IN FIRST START SINCE BREEDERS’ CUP UNBLUNTED GETS ANOTHER CHANCE IN SHAM PERDOMO WINNING AGAIN IN NATIVE URUGUAY CALIFORNIA CHROME HONORED ON SATURDAY   DRYSDALE SADDLES SON OF DERBY WINNER IN SAN PASQUAL If Bronzo performs as well as his sire did in the 2000 Kentucky Derby, Neil Drysdale should be a most […]

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CALCULATOR SEEKS MAIDEN WIN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III SHAM STAKES AT FLAT MILE; MILLER TRAINEE HAS BEEN SECOND TO TOP RATED DERBY PROSPECT AMERICAN PHAROAH IN LAST TWO STARTS

  FIELD OF EIGHT SOPHOMORES SET TO START DOWN ROAD TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY    APRIL 4                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2015)–Second in two consecutive Grade I races, trainer Peter Miller’s 3-year-old Calculator seeks his first win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes at a flat mile. A field of eight […]

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SANTA ANITA WINTER MEET OFF TO FAST START AS ATTENDANCE & HANDLE SOAR THROUGH FIRST EIGHT DAYS OF RACING; TOTAL ALL-SOURCES HANDLE UP 25 PERCENT

  OPENING DAY CROWD OF 40,810 & OVERALL HANDLE OF $17 MILLION KEY BULLISH START                   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2015)–On the heels of a spectacular opener on Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park posted significant increases in both attendance and pari-mutuel handle through the first eight days of its current 68-day Winter Meet, which […]

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