FAVORED FURY KAPCORI IMPRESSIVE SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE WINNER; HOLLENDORFER GETS 17TH WIN, NOW TIED WITH BAFFERT ATOP STANDINGS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2014)–Despite being pressed through blistering fractions of 21.94, 44.22, 1:08.48 and 1:21.45, even money favorite Fury Kapcori shook loose from longshot Batti Man turning for home and held off the late charge of Midnight Transfer to win Santa Anita’s sixth race on Friday, a $60,000 third condition allowance, by 2 ¼ […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• ‘FRIENDLY’ RIVALRY CONTINUES IN SAN ANTONIO • WEATHER’S BEEN SWEET FOR CANDY BOY’S TRAINING • LUCAYAN ‘FIRM’ CONTENDER IN GRADE II SAN MARCOS BAFFERT, HOLLENDORFER BATTLE A ‘DEAD-HEAT’ When it comes to rivalries, Baffert-Hollendorfer isn’t exactly Ali-Frazier, Red Sox-Yankees or Affirmed-Alydar, at least not for the record at this early stage. But uncannily, the […]

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CALIFORNIA-BRED PEPPY BOLLY UPSET WINNER OF SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE, BAZE, GARY MANDELLA TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN AT SIX FURLONGS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2014)–California-bred Peppy Bolly, an 8-1 longshot ridden by Tyler Baze, pressed the pace and prevailed by a half length to win Santa Anita’s fourth race Friday, a $58,000 first condition allowance for older fillies and mares at six furlongs. The complexion of the race changed dramatically passing the three eighths pole, […]

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VENERABLE JERANIMO HEADS CAST OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II SAN MARCOS STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF, 8-YEAR-OLD PENDER TRAINEE SEEKS 12TH WIN IN 40TH CAREER START

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014)–A galloping winner of the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf San Gabriel Stakes Jan. 4, 8-year-old Jeranimo heads a field of 14 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Owned by B.J. Wright and Robert LaPenta, Jeranimo, a winner five starts […]

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MIDNIGHT HAWK, CANDY BOY HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II ROBERT B. LEWIS, COMPETITIVE GROUP OF SOPHOMORES SET TO CONTEST 1 1/16 MILES IN IMPORTANT PREP TO GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014)–Bob Baffert’s Midnight Hawk, a recent winner of the Grade III Sham Stakes, and John Sadler’s Candy Boy, who was a sharp second in the Grade I CashCall Futurity, head a field of seven 3-year-olds set to go 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, an […]

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HRTV/SANTA ANITA FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION UNDERWAY

Nearly $30K in Prize Money Offered for Five-Minute Films Themed: “This is Santa Anita” Arcadia, CA, Feb. 5, 2014 — While filming has commenced for the third annual Santa Anita Park/HRTV Film Festival, aspiring filmmakers and film students still have ample opportunity to submit entries for the non-fiction competition –entitled: “This is Santa Anita.” The […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• GAME ON DUDE, MIDNIGHT HAWK WORK FOR BAFFERT • WILLYCONKER TACKLES HEAVYWEIGHTS IN SAN ANTONIO BAFFERT DUO DRILL FOR WEEKEND STAKES ENGAGEMENTS Game On Dude and Midnight Hawk took a baby step Sunday morning on potentially a path to greater glory, each working towards weekend stakes engagements for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. […]

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PALOS VERDES STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, WILD DUDE, WINNER: “I knew with three horses in the race for Mr. Hollendorfer, I knew Gary (Stevens) was going to send on Moonshine Bay to put a little pressure on the favorite (Martin Garcia, on Secret Circle.) The favorite went to the lead easy, but he was tracking the other […]

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