STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• SMITH OPTIMISTIC ‘DUDE’ CAN BOUNCE BACK IN BIG ‘CAP • FOR JOCKEYS, CHARITY GAME SPARKS KINDRED SPIRIT • LAKERVILLE SEEKS TO STAY PERFECT ON DOWNHILL COURSE GAME ON DUDE HAS ROOM TO IMPROVE FOR BIG ‘CAP Generally speaking, “pace makes the race” is a dependable axiom in horse racing. It works in reverse, as […]

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BETTER BET IS BIG UPSETTER IN $58,000 SILVER LINING PURSE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2014)–Longshot Better Bet made the early lead and withstood a stout late challenge from Lucky Views to pull off a 13-1 stunner in Friday’s featured $58,000 Silver Lining Purse allowance, winning by a nose while getting one mile on turf in 1:35.27. Ridden by Edwin Maldonado and trained by owner/breeder Mike […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• STEVENS FOCUSED ON BIG ‘CAP VICTORY WITH ‘MACHO MAN’ • JOE TALAMO RETURNS HOME AFTER SEVEN-YEAR HITCH • JONES DOUBLE TEAMS LAKERVILLE IN SENSATIONAL STAR WINNING IS EVERYTHING IN SANTA ANITA HANDICAP While much of the racing world is converging on the hype of the Santa Anita Handicap on March 8 that has commitments […]

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MULTIPLE GRADED STAKES WINNER UNBRIDLED’S NOTE HEADS SUNDAY’S $75,000 JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

SANTA ANITA HONORS THE MEMORY OF THE ORIGINAL ‘VOICE OF SANTA ANITA’ ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2014)–Trainer Steve Asmussen’s Unbridled’s Note, a three-time stakes winner down Santa Anita’s unique 6 ½ furlong hillside turf course, will be back to defend his title in Sunday’s $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes, which has attracted a field of seven […]

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IT’S ‘SHOWTIME’ FOR LAKERVILLE IN SATURDAY’S $100,000 SENSATIONAL STAR, ABRAMS TRAINEE BIDS FOR TWO STAKES WINS IN-A-ROW DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2014)–Owner, trainer and breeder Barry Abrams hopes for some personal “Showtime” at Santa Anita on Saturday, as his Lakerville heads a field of seven in the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for older California-breds going 6 ½ furlongs down the Camino Real Turf Course. Idle 17 months, Lakerville, a 6-year-old horse by […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• MUCHO MACHO MAN, WILL TAKE CHARGE REMATCH IN BIG ‘CAP • RESPECT NO ISSUE FOR LAKERVILLE IN SENSATIONAL STAR • BARN WAKES UP FROM ‘KNAPP’ WITH TWO WINNERS WILL TAKE CHARGE TO FACE MUCHO MACHO MAN IN BIG ‘CAP “We’re coming.” With those words this morning from D. Wayne Lukas, the stage is set […]

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BUENA VISTA STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES GARY STEVENS, PONTCHATRAIN, WINNER: “I was hoping we would get the trip we did. Tom has done such a good job preparing this filly for this race. “With a filly like her, you can get a perfect trip. She has good gate speed. Those races down the hill, for fillies that are tough […]

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PONTCHATRAIN TAKES GRADE II BUENA VISTA, STEVENS & PROCTOR TEAM FOR ONE LENGTH VICTORY AS WAR FRONT FILLY WINS FOURTH IN-A-ROW

MASSIVE TOTAL PICK SIX POOL OF $1,349,508 PRODUCES 12 WINNERS WORTH $65,197.20 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2014)–A winner of three consecutive stakes going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, the Tom Proctor-trained Pontchatrain stretched out in style Monday, winning the Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes by a length under Gary Stevens, […]

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