GRADE I WINNER TAMARANDO HEADS 11-HORSE FIELD IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY AT 1 1/16 MILES; SHERMAN’S CALIFORNIA CHROME COMES OFF CAREER-BEST WIN & RATES BIG CHANCE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)–A winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 4, and most recently third in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles CashCall Futurity Dec. 14, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Tamarando merits top billing in a field of 11 sophomores in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Derby at 1 […]

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MULTIPLE GRADED STAKES WINNER SUMMER HIT IS HORSE TO BEAT IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF

HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE DRAWS RAIL WITH BEJARANO IN 14-HORSE FIELD ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)–Multiple stakes winning Summer Hit, fresh off a front-running six length score in the Grade III Berkeley Handicap at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 29, looms strictly the horse to beat in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, which attracted a field of […]

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WILLIAMS’ HOMEBREDS SWISS LAKE YODELER & ALASHARCHY LOOM LARGE IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF

HOLLENDORFER/SPECHT-TRAINED FILLIES AMONG FULL FIELD OF 14 ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS CAL CUP DAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)–Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, prominent among California’s top owner/breeders, will be represented by two talented homebred fillies, the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Swiss Lake Yodeler, and the Steve Specht-conditioned Alasharchy, in Saturday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old […]

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SEVEN-TIME STAKES WINNER TEDDY’S PROMISE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II SANTA MONICA, CAL-BRED SEEKS MILLIONAIRE STATUS IN CAREER FINALE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)–California-bred Teddy’s Promise, a seven-time stakes winner owned by her breeders, Ted and Judy Nichols, seeks millionaire status in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs, her final career start before a planned mating to top Kentucky-based stallion Smart Strike this spring. A winner of last year’s Santa […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• CYCLOMETER GOING STRONG FOR CAL CUP SPRINT • MILLER HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN SANTA MONICA • TALAMO KEEN ON SPRAGUE RIVER IN CAL CUP OAKS • EL COMMODORE FINDS NEW NICHE FOR MACHOWSKY SPRINTERS RUN ‘LONG’ AT BRUCE HEADLEY BARN Longevity is a strong suit at the Bruce Headley barn. The veteran […]

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INDIANAPOLIS IMPRESSIVE 4 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF $75,000 SAN PEDRO, BAFFERT SAYS MEDAGLIA D’ORO COLT TO BE POINTED DOWN DERBY TRAIL

TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $419,541 INTO THURSDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD APPROACH $2 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2014)–Ridden by Martin Garcia, Indianapolis rocketed to an emphatic 4 ¼ length win in Monday’s $75,000 San Pedro Stakes, negotiating six furlongs in 1:08.80, which, according to Bob Baffert, will be his final start sprinting for the […]

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IT’S DÉJÀ VU FOR HORSE OF THE YEAR WISE DAN, TOP FILLY BEHOLDER & GROUPIE DOLL, AS ALL THREE PARLAY SANTA ANITA BREEDERS’ CUP WINS INTO ECLIPSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-BASED SHE’S A TIGER, SHARED BELIEF & POINTS OFFTHEBENCH ALSO WIN ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2014)–As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” And although the iconic Yankee wasn’t referring to Saturday’s Eclipse Award results from Gulfstream Park, the statement would be fitting, as three reigning Eclipse Champions, led by […]

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LA CANADA STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES VICTOR ESPINOZA, SPELLBOUND, WINNER: “I knew they were going fast on the front end but I just wanted to focus on my own filly. I wanted her to be happy and I wanted to enjoy the ride. I knew they were going fast so I didn’t want to get too far back (either) […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• SPELLBOUND SEEKS FIRST STAKES WIN IN LA CANADA • PAPA TURF ‘DOING WELL’ FOR MONDAY’S SAN PEDRO • TEDDY’S PROMISE WORKS FOR GRADE II SANTA MONICA SPELLBOUND ON FAVORITE COURSE IN LA CANADA If there are horses for courses, Spellbound certainly fits the category when it comes to running on Santa Anita’s main track. […]

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