STREAKING FURY KAPCORI HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CALIFORNIAN STAKES; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE SEEKS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WIN

PRESTIGIOUS CALIFORNIAN IMPORTANT PREP TO GRADE I GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 28 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2014)–A sensational front-running winner of his last four races, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Fury Kapcori heads a field of eight 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes at 1 1/8 miles, an important steppingstone to […]

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FAVORED CYCLOMETER POWERS HIS WAY TO 2 ½ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 LOS ANGELES STAKES; LATE SCRATCH OF WILD DUDE RESULTS IN FIELD OF THREE WITH WIN WAGERING ONLY

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2014)–The complexion of Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes at Santa Anita changed dramatically with two minutes to post, as it was announced 3-5 favorite Wild Dude had been scratched by the stewards on the recommendation of the track veterinarian. As a result, trainer Bruce Headley’s California-bred Cyclometer inherited the […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME’S BIGGEST FAN IS LONGTIME ATTENDEE EDDIE ESPINOZA, 71-YEAR-OLD WHITTIER RESIDENT WILL WIN $1 MILLION IF ‘CHROME’ SWEEPS TRIPLE CROWN BY WINNING BELMONT STAKES ON JUNE 7

ESPINOZA IS FIRST-EVER SANTA ANITA DERBY MILLIONAIRE FINALIST ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2014)–California Chrome’s immediate family aside, no one will be pulling any harder for the California-bred superstar to become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978 than longtime Santa Anita fan Eddie Espinoza, who stands to bank a cool $1 million if “Chrome” wins […]

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LONGSHOT MISS SERENDIPITY NAILS HIGHLY REGARDED EMOLLIENT ON THE WIRE TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES; MCANALLY & BLANC TEAM FOR VICTORY

MASSIVE TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $407,077 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $1.5 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2014)–A Group I winner in her native Argentina, Ron McAnally’s Miss Serendipity, with Brice Blanc up, notched her first stateside win in a big way Monday at Santa Anita, winning the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely […]

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LOS ANGELES STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES EDWIN MALDONADO, CYCLOMETER, WINNER: “Before they scratched the four horse (Wild Dude) I was going to see how my horse broke from the gate and take it from there. When that horse scratched, it turned into a match race between me and the one (Wine Police) so I just figured I would let […]

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GAMELY STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES BRICE BLANC, MISS SERENDIPITY, WINNER: “I tracked Emollient our last time out and my mare backed up on me so I tracked her this time as well, but I was able to ease up today. My mare has been improving with each race. She just needed to get acclimated. She was aggressive her […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• STILL FUN AND GAMES FOR MAN OF THE HOUR ESPINOZA • TALAMO EYES GRADE I GLORY WITH NASHOBA’S GOLD • STREAKING FURY KAPCORI SEEKS FIFTH WIN IN A ROW • CHAMP BEHOLDER WORKS A MILE FOR OGDEN PHIPPS CALM, COOL, COLLECTED ESPINOZA KEEPS ROLLIN’ ALONG Perhaps Mel Stute put it best in describing Victor […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• MISS SERENDIPITY AT HER BEST FOR GRADE I GAMELY • JON WHITE REMEMBERS CHAMPION MARE GAMELY • RAINBOW PICK 6 PAYOUT COULD BE A LIFE-CHANGER • SADLER MULLS BELMONT DECISION FOR CANDY BOY • CYCLOMETER ‘FEELING GREAT’ FOR LOS ANGELES STAKES MISS SERENDIPITY SHARP FOR MONDAY’S GAMELY Whether it’s a sign of confidence or […]

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