SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES – (SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2014)

  BAYERN’S VICTORY BRINGS CLASSIC CONTROVERSY VELAZQUEZ WINS THIRD BILL SHOEMAKER AWARD   DISPUTES REIGN OVER BAYERN’S BREEDERS’ CUP WIN The racing gods work in mysterious ways. Twenty years ago, in what remains a controversial decision most observers feel is in question to this day, following a stewards’ inquiry, The Wicked North was disqualified from […]

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AMARANTH GETS BEST OF SPEED DUEL, WINS GRADE III, $100,000 SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES; NO CAL CONNECTIONS OF CARR & JAUREGUI TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2014)–Amaranth got the best of a speed duel around the far turn with favored Velvet Mequite and prevailed by a diminishing half length in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Golden Gate Fields-based Dennis Carr, Amaranth covered 6 ½ furlongs on the main […]

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SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES   DENNIS CARR, AMARANTH, WINNER: “With her (Amaranth) it’s pretty straight forward, literally. She’s so fast out of the gate that the hardest thing with her is getting her to relax the first part. I almost did about half way down the backside until Mike Smith’s filly kind of ran up inside of […]

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HEAVILY FAVORED ACCEPTANCE IMPRESSIVE FROM RAIL EN ROUTE TO 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE STAKES; OLD ENGLISH RANCHO HOMEBRED GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:21.70

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2014)–Although he broke tardily from the rail, favored Acceptance was quickly into contention under Elvis Trujillo and fought off all challenges to win Saturday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile by 1 ¼ lengths while covering seven furlongs in 1:21.70. Trained by Donald Warren and owned by Judy Johnston, Bud Johnston and […]

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FRONT-RUNNING CHITU DOMINATES IN $100,000 DAMASCUS STAKES AS HE WINS BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIO; BAFFERT TRAINEE COVERS SEVEN FURLONGS IN A RAPID 1:21.66

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2014)–Chitu broke sharply and went on to a dominant 2 ½ length win in Friday’s $100,000, seven furlong Damascus Stakes under Joel Rosario, getting the distance in 1:21.66. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 3-year-old colt by Henny Hughes blazed through fractions of 22.35, 44.85 and 1:08.94. “Bob told me that […]

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FAVORED MY FIONA IMPRESSIVE IN WINNING $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES; SOLIS, BEJARANO TEAM FOR THREE-QUARTER LENGTH WIN IN SEVEN FURLONG TEST FOR STATE-BRED DEBUTANTES

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2014)–Under confident handling, 6-5 favorite My Fiona rallied at the rail around the far turn en route to an impressive three quarter-length win in Friday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies, for California-bred or sired 2-year-old fillies. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano and trained by Walther Solis, the daughter of Ghostzapper got […]

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