BRIGHT THOUGHT SITS CLOSE TO PACE AND SPRINGS THREE QUARTER LENGTH UPSET IN GRADE II JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP; BAZE, D’AMATO CONNECT AT 7-1

        ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET, PURCHASED THROUGH TWIN SPIRES, PAYS $80,131.40   ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2014)–A graded stakes winner a year and a half ago, Bright Thought broke a seven-game losing streak Sunday at Santa Anita, taking the Grade II, $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship under Tyler Baze, laying close […]

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JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES   TYLER BAZE, BRIGHT THOUGHT, WINNER: “Being on the lead with Big Kick didn’t bother me at all. I have watched Bright Thought’s replays and I’ve been watching him race for a year-and-a-half. I’ve been trying to get on him for over a year-and-a-half. So when they gave me the opportunity to get […]

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SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES – (Sunday, September 28, 2014)

     AWESOME AGAIN AFTERMATH: THE BEAT GOES ON BREEDERS’ CUP REUNION IN SA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP CANCHARI SCORES HIS FIRST VICTORY AT SANTA ANITA   OPINIONS ON AWESOME AGAIN ARE WIDE AND WOOLY Rain danced briefly and intermittently on Clockers’ Corner Sunday morning, but not enough to put a damper on the buzz of the […]

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COURSE SPECIALIST ALEXIS TANGIER GETS RIGHT TRIP UNDER ESPINOZA AND PREVAILS BY A NECK IN $75,000 UNZIP ME STAKES; MANDELLA TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE IN 1:12.50

      ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2014)–Under patient handling from Victor Espinoza, Ran Jan Racing’s homebred Alexis Tangier was attentive to the early pace, found room at the rail inside the furlong pole and prevailed by a neck over Gender Agenda and Joe Talamo in Saturday’s $75,000 Unzip Me Stakes for 3-year-old fillies while […]

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SHARED BELIEF WITHSTANDS MUGGING TO WIN SANTA ANITA’S GRADE I AWESOME AGAIN STAKES; UNDEFEATED HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE HEADS TO $5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC NOV. 1

    ON-TRACK CROWD OF 17,023 ALSO SEES CHAMPION BEHOLDER WIN GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES     By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Shared Belief was all over the track, leaving Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith ticked off by the tactics of his fellow riders. Whether the opposition deliberately tried […]

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CHANDELIER STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES   RAFAEL BEJARANO, ANGELA RENEE, WINNER: “I knew Conquest Eclipse was going to be tough to beat and I knew that Sunday Sonnet was going to be the speed. I got us right into the race and when I saw Sunday Sonnet go to the lead, I just tried to stay right behind. […]

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AWESOME AGAIN STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES   MIKE SMITH, SHARED BELIEF, WINNER: “They tried to use some tactics on me which made the win today even sweeter. They just kept taking me wide, taking me wide, and I believe if you want to press the pace or take me out a little bit, OK. But doing it at all […]

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RODEO DRIVE STAKES QUOTES

  JOCKEY QUOTES   ROSIE NAPRAVNIK, EMOLLIENT, WINNER: Responding to question about traffic trouble around the first turn: “I had so much horse I knew I could wait until something opened up. I was in a good position and could see where the holes were going to open up and she was really on her […]

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FRONTRUNNER STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES VICTOR ESPINOZA, AMERICAN PHAROAH, WINNER: “All the way he was on a high cruising speed. He has such a long stride. He moves really nice and is light on his feet. When the other horse, (Calculator) got close to me, I encouraged my horse a little. He’s a young so I want to […]

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ZENYATTA STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES               MIKE SMITH, BEHOLDER, WINNER: “She felt great, really good. We were worried about her getting a little tired. We were hoping we could get a bit tired but still win in hand but I had to ride her a little. The second-place mare, Tiz Midnight, is a race-fit mare. She’s run […]

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