IT’S CUSTOMER BASE BY A NOSE IN GRADE III ROBERT J. FRANKEL STAKES, SMITH & PROCTOR COMBINE TO WIN YEAR’S FINAL STAKES AT SANTA ANITA

HUMBERTO ASCANIO, LONG TIME ASSISTANT TO LATE TRAINER FRANKEL, PRESENTS TROPHY ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2013)–In a thrilling finish to both the year and its final added-money event, Customer Base, with Mike Smith aboard, got up to beat Stormy Lucy and Isaias Enriquez by a nose in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes […]

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HARD-WORKING TED DI NUNZIO CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY AT SANTA ANITA, POPULAR CENTURION OFFICIAL DOOR GREETER AT NEARBY NORDSTROM’S

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2013)–Sunday’s fourth race at Santa Anita, dubbed “Ted Di Nunzio’s 100th Birthday Celebration,” honored the gregarious Di Nunzio, who will mark his 100th birthday on Monday and who works about a half mile from Santa Anita’s main track quarter pole as an official door greeter at Nordstrom Santa Anita, in the […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• APPEALING TRAINING WELL FOR SUNDAY’S FRANKEL • MACHOWSKY GOES TO ‘B TEAM’ FOR DAYTONA STAKES • MUCHO MACHO MAN SPECIAL AIRS ON HRTV SUNDAY • JERANIMO WORKS FOR ANOTHER RUN IN SAN GABRIEL GALLAGHER HAS ‘APPEALING’ CHANCE IN FRANKEL Even though she was 9-2 in the betting, Appealing disappointed when she finished fifth in […]

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DAYTONA STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES COREY NAKATANI, UNBRIDLED’S NOTE, WINNER: “It was pilot error his last race. I thought he was going to be all right since there was no pace in that race but when you come out of the gate at Hollywood, after a sixteenth of a mile or so, it turns. He thought he was […]

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EDDIE LOGAN STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES GARY STEVENS, ENTERPRISING, WINNER: “He had no clue what he was doing in the beginning. I told Tom (Proctor) he might be like that, but the light turned on at about the eighth pole and he started sprinting. The transition from his first start to today . . . I’ve never had a […]

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UNBRIDLED’S NOTE DISPLAYS POWERFUL CLOSING KICK UNDER NAKATANI, TAKES GRADE III DAYTONA DOWN HILLSIDE TURF BY A HALF LENGTH

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2013)–Hard knocking Unbridled’s Note finished resolutely to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes under Corey Nakatani, overhauling El Commodore and Gary Stevens late to win by a half length while covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real Turf Course in 1:11.89. Third, beaten a half length down the […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• ASCANIO REMEMBERS LONG-TIME FRIEND FRANKEL • ALL SYSTEMS GO SUNDAY FOR MOONE’S MY NAME • BAFFERT DEALS WITH THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY • NAKATANI, UNBRIDLED’S NOTE A SUCCESSFUL TEAM • NOBLE METAL SHARP FOR U.S. DEBUT IN EDDIE LOGAN MEMORIES, HOPE, FAMILY KEEP ASCANIO GOING Death brings finality to all but memories, […]

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KATHLEEN ROSE TAKES SANTA ANITA’S FEATURED $58,000 JUPITER PURSE ALLOWANCE, BEJARANO & MACHOWSKY TEAM FOR VICTORY AT MILE ON TURF

OPENING DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER GENERATES TOTAL POOL OF $1,048,093; THERE WERE 143 WINNING TICKETS, EACH WORTH $4,306.60 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2013)–Heavily favored Kathleen Rose, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, tracked pacesetter Mangita until the top of the stretch and went on to a hard fought half length victory in Friday’s featured $58,000 Jupiter Purse, […]

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