CALIFORNIA CHROME DRILLS FOR SAN ANTONIO BEJARANO, WILD DUDE SET FOR PALOS VERDES BAFFERT COULD ENTER THREE IN LAS VIRGENES DESORMEAUX DREAMIN’ DERBY WITH TEXAS RED THE TRUMAN SHOW IS IN PERPETUAL RERUNS   CHROME SET FOR SAN ANTONIO; BAYERN ‘DOUBTFUL’ Horse of the Year California Chrome worked a mile in 1:41.40, breezing, at […]

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FAVORED ALERT BAY FINDS NARROW OPENING AT RAIL LATE TO WIN $250,000 CAL CUP TURF CLASSIC BY A NECK UNDER BAZE; WRIGHT TRAINEE SURVIVES STEWARDS’ INQUIRY AT ODDS OF 5-2

  PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $116,493 INTO SUNDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $750,000   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2015)–Favored Alert Bay slipped through a narrow opening at the rail a furlong from home and went on to a hard-earned neck victory under Tyler Baze in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic at Santa […]

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CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES               TYLER BAZE, ALERT BAY, WINNER: “Going into the far turn I had some trouble. Bejarano (on G. G. Ryder) didn’t go into the turn real smooth and came out and bumped me and I was also getting pressure from the horses to our outside. Corey Nakatani (on Tamarando) was pressuring me […]

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SPIRIT RULES OUTRUNS FAVORED SAN ONOFRE TO WIN $150,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT; PUGLISI, AGUIRRE TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN

  SPRINT IS ONE OF FIVE STAKES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS/CAL CUP DAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2015)–Longshot Spirit Rules engaged heavily favored San Onofre around the far turn and repelled his determined challenge through the stretch to take Saturday’s $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint by a half length […]

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DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES   IGGY PUGLISI, SPIRIT RULES, WINNER: “The break helped us out a ton . . . He was in (the gate) a really short period of time and he really caught a flyer from there. I couldn’t give that up. There were too many fast horses in there, so when I could scoot […]

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GO WEST MARIE POWERS UP RAIL TO TAKE SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER STEVENS; TRUMAN TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.18

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2015)–With a powerful late rush at the rail, Go West Marie easily overhauled longshot Home Journey to take Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint by three quarters of a length under Gary Stevens. Trained by Eddie Truman, the 4-year-old California-bred filly by Western Fame covered 6 ½ […]

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LONGSHOT MISCHIEF CLEM TAKES $250,000 CAL CUP DERBY BY A HEAD; DESORMEAUX, HESS TEAM FOR WIN AS COLT BY PAPA CLEM IS ALL HEART IN GETTING 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:44.82

  DERBY ONE OF FIVE STAKES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS/CAL CUP DAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2015)–With odds-on favorite Acceptance spent with a quarter mile to run, longshot Mischief Clem was ultra-game in fending off Pulmarack through the lane, as he prevailed in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Derby by a […]

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CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES   KENT DESORMEAUX, MISCHIEF CLEM, WINNER: “This was all Bob (trainer, Hess, Jr.) . . . We were pretty disappointed in his last effort; we’ve always been real high on him. Bob has been entering him in these head-hunting spots because we thought he was ‘all that.’ Every race we always seemed to […]

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LONGSHOT SINGING KITTY RALLIES TO TAKE $200,000 XPRESSBET CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS; GRYDER, CHEW TEAM TO WIN BY ONE LENGTH, COVERING ONE MILE ON GRASS IN 1:35.70

  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2015)–Ridden for the first time by Aaron Gryder, Singing Kitty split horses four-wide at the top of the stretch and outdueled favored Heat the Rocks in deep stretch to take Saturday’s $200,000 Xpressbet California Cup Oaks by one length while negotiating one mile on turf in 1:35.70. A 3-year-old California-bred […]

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