STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY JANUARY 15, 2015

     DISTANCE KEY FOR JOJO; BAYERN ‘DAY-TO-DAY’ THIRD TIME THE CHARM FOR FLORAL ROMANCE? HARLINGTON’S ROSE SHARP FOR MONDAY STAKES ARDENT RACING FAN COACH BOB BOYD PASSES   JOJO WARRIOR STRETCHES OUT IN LA CANADA If punters were caught unaware by Jojo Warrior’s uncharacteristic eighth-place finish at 7-2 in the Grade I La Brea Stakes […]

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HARD HITTING LEXIE LOU & SAM’S SISTER HEAD GRADE II, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES ON SATURDAY; ‘SAM’ TRIES TWO TURNS FOR THE FIRST TIME, WHILE ‘LEXIE’ MAKES FIRST START ON NATURAL DIRT

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2015)–Trainer Mark Casse’s highly accomplished Lexie Lou and Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sam’s Sister, an upset winner of the seven furlong La Brea Stakes, head a field of eight 4-year-old fillies in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Cañada Stakes at Santa Anita. Second to Horse of the Year hopeful California Chrome in […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY JANUARY 11, 2015

    FAMILY VALUES AT STAKE FOR COLONEL JOAN TRUJILLO OFF TO HOT START AT SANTA ANITA GLORY, GLORY, GLORY HALLELUJAH, ET AL   COLONEL JOAN TRIES DIRT IN GRADE II LA CANADA Colonel Joan makes her first stakes start on dirt when she runs in next Saturday’s Grade II La Canada Stakes for 4-year-old fillies […]

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SAN PASQUAL STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES   MARTIN GARCIA, HOPPERTUNITY, WINNER: “I rode him with a lot of confidence; I knew I had the best horse. I just let him break, I saved ground on the rail and I knew they were going fast up front so I just had to wait. I expected that and more.”   VICTOR […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED CALCULATOR BREAKS MAIDEN IN STYLE AS HE TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 SHAM STAKES BY 4 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER TRUJILLO; MILLER TRAINEE STAMPS HIMSELF AS “A” LIST DERBY HOPEFUL

                  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2015)–Heavily favored Calculator stamped himself as a first-tier Derby hopeful with an impressive 4 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita.   Ridden by Elvis Trujillo and trained by Peter Miller, Calculator got the one mile Sham in a rapid 1:34.88, and in so […]

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‘TEAM CHROME’ ON SCENE AND READY FOR POSSIBLE SHOWDOWN WITH BAYERN & SHARED BELIEF IN GRADE II, $500,000 SAN ANTONIO FEB. 7

  COBURN, MARTIN & SHERMAN ON-HAND FOR POSTER SIGNING SATURDAY MORNING; CALIFORNIA CHROME RECEIVES SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD BETWEEN RACES   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2015)–Less than four hours after superstar California Chrome worked six furlongs in 1:11.60 at Los Alamitos, his connections were on-hand at Santa Anita to participate in a poster signing as […]

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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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