KENTUCKY DERBY WINNING JOCKEY VICTOR ESPINOZA ‘BACK HOME’ AT SANTA ANITA; PREAKNESS NEXT FOR CAL-BRED SENSATION CALIFORNIA CHROME

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 6, 2014)–Three days removed from victory aboard favored California Chrome in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, winning jockey Victor Espinoza was at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner Tuesday morning, feeling “relieved” in the aftermath of his second career win in the Run for the Roses. Espinoza, who continues to field a multitude of interview requests, […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• FANS BASK IN THE GLOW OF CALIFORNIA CHROME • CHROME GIVES WHITTIER MAN SHOT AT $1 MILLION • PUERTO RICAN ACE TO MAKE U.S. DEBUT SATURDAY ART SHERMAN: THE LITTLE TRAINER WHO COULD California slept easy last night. Slept easy with the peace of mind that all was right in the world of racing. […]

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NASHOBA’S GOLD TAKES HONEYMOON AT SANTA ANITA

ARCADIA, CA, MAY 4, 2014–Coming from well off the pace as usual under Joe Talamo, Nashoba’s Gold rolled to a stylish one-length victory in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,250, Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita Park, the third win from four career starts for the gray daughter of Smart Strike trained by Carla Gaines for owner/breeder Warren […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME PARLAYS VICTORY IN $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY TO STORYBOOK TRIUMPH IN KENTUCKY DERBY; ART SHERMAN-TRAINED CAL-BRED COLT WINS RUN FOR THE ROSES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS & PROVIDES WHITTIER MAN WITH A SHOT AT $1 MILLION MILLIONAIRE CONTEST BONANZA

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 3, 2014)–In becoming the first California-bred to win the Kentucky Derby since 1962, California Chrome made worldwide headlines Saturday, and, he took a giant stride toward greatly enriching the life of Eddie Espinoza, 72, who resides in nearby Whittier. A winner of the Santa Anita Derby Millionaire Contest on Santa Anita Derby […]

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FURY KAPCORI WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT IN GRADE III PRECISIONIST STAKES, HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE EYES GRADE I GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA JUNE 28

ESTIMATED CROWD OF 26,211 ENJOY FREE INFIELD ADMISSION, HAT CONTEST, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD TRUCKS & MORE ALONG WITH DAZZLING DERBY WIN BY CALIFORNIA-BRED CALIFORNIA CHROME ARCADIA, Calif. (May 3, 2014)–Heavily favored Fury Kapcori registered his fourth win in-a-row at Santa Anita with an emphatic 5 ¾ length gate to wire win in Saturday’s Grade III, […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• WHITE LIKES DANCE WITH FATE TO WIN KENTUCKY DERBY • DERBY SPIRIT PREVAILS AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY • MALDONADO, MAJESTIC CITY SET TO FLY IN PRECISIONIST • TALAMO ON ‘HONEYMOON’ WITH NASHOBA’S GOLD DANCE WITH FATE WHITE’S KENTUCKY DERBY PICK Dance With Fate, the Santa Anita-based winner of this year’s Grade I Blue […]

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FAVORED ON THE BACKSTREETS ROLLS TO ULTRAFLEET WIN

ARCADIA, CA., May 2, 2014—Under a confident ride by Rafael Bejarano, odds-on favorite On the Backstreets rolled to a 2 ¼-length victory in the $78,250 Ultrafleet Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita on Friday. A Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Street Boss trained by Peter Miller for owners Ron Brewer and David Lanzman, On the Backstreets […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• SANTA ANITA HORSEMEN RALLY AROUND ‘CHROME’ • EVERYONE IS NOT IN THE ‘VANNGUARD’ FOR DERBY • SANTA ANITA IN DERBY SPIRIT FRIDAY & SATURDAY DERBY BREAK CRUCIAL FOR CHROME, BAILEY SAYS Victory in the Kentucky Derby could well depend on the breaks, or, more specifically, the break, when it comes to California’s pride and […]

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KATHLEEN ROSE LEADS THROUGHOUT IN SANTA ANITA FEATURE

ARCADIA, CA., May 1, 2014—Kathleen Rose led from start to finish under jockey Edwin Maldonado to post a 7-1 upset in Thursday’s $71,550 feature race at Santa Anita, a one-mile turf event for fillies and mares, three years old and up. Trained by Mike Machowsky for owner Bruce Zietz of West Hills, CA, who races […]

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