GAME ON DUDE, CALIFORNIA CHROME HEADLINE WORLD-CLASS RACING ON SANTA ANITA HANDICAP DAY; TOTAL HANDLE OF $22.5 MILLION IS 23 PERCENT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR, ON-TRACK HANDLE UP 11 PERCENT

‘DUDE’ SETS NEW BIG ‘CAP STAKES RECORD OF 1:58.17, ‘CHROME’ RUNS 2ND FASTEST SAN FELIPE ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PAYS $234,434.00, ‘SINGLETON’ PURCHASED THROUGH TVG ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2014)–With veteran 7-year-old gelding Game On Dude and 3-year-old superstar California Chrome headlining a blockbuster 11-race program on Saturday at Santa Anita, total Santa Anita […]

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WINNING PRIZE IMPRESSIVE GATE TO WIRE WINNER OF GRADE I, $350,000 FRANK E. KILROE MILE; NAKATANI & DRYSDALE TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2014)–Argentine-bred Winning Prize, with Corey Nakatani up, made every pole a winning one in Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita, prevailing by a half length over Florida-based shipper Lochte while getting a mile on turf in 1:32.44. Trained by Neil Drysdale, Winning Prize came off a […]

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SAHARA SKY SURGES LATE TO WIN GRADE II, $250,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES BY HALF LENGTH, TOP SPRINTER BACK ON GAME AFTER DISAPPOINTING COMEBACK EFFORT IN PALOS VERDES STAKES FEB. 2

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2014)–Sahara Sky is back. Dead last, eight lengths off the lead with a quarter of a mile to run, the 6-year-old horse by Pleasant Tap avenged a disappointing run off the bench Feb. 2 to win Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita by a half length under […]

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CALIFORNIA CHROME HAS LOOK OF SUPERSTAR AS HE WINS GRADE II, $300,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES BY 7 ¼ LENGTHS, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY COULD BE NEXT FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED COLT BY LUCKY PULPIT

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2014)–In a breathtaking performance, California Chrome, under Victor Espinoza, won Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes in gate to wire fashion by 7 ¼ lengths, covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.59, the second fastest final time in the 77-year history of the race, potentially stamping himself as the horse to […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• BAFFERT HOPES PACE MAKES THE RACE FOR GAME ON DUDE • TRAINER LONG ON NAME, LONG ON ODDS FOR BIG ‘CAP • ESPINOZA SAYS CAL-BRED READY FOR BEST IN SAN FELIPE • CLUBHOUSE RIDE OPTS FOR GRADE II SAN CARLOS STAKES • JUDY THE BEAUTY INVADES FOR SUNDAY’S LAS FLORES • FREE BC ‘DAY […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• SHADES OF JOHN HENRY: GOOD HORSES BRING GOOD CROWDS • CONSISTENT KRISTO BEEN WORKING WELL FOR SAN FELIPE • DISTANCE SUITS BIG MACHER IN GRADE II SAN CARLOS • FREE BC ‘DAY ONE’ TIX FOR FIRST 15,000 FANS ON BIG ‘CAP DAY HORSEMEN, FANS LOOK FORWARD TO SANTA ANITA HANDICAP Ron McAnally’s been there, […]

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TRAINER DOUG O’NEILL TO HOST YOUNG MAN WITH DOWN SYNDROME ON BIG ‘CAP DAY; 23-YEAR-OLD WHO IS ALSO HEARING IMPAIRED, IS LONGTIME RACING FAN & HORSE LOVER

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2014)–Trainer Doug O’Neill will light up the life of a 23-year-old man with Down Syndrome on Santa Anita Handicap Day this Saturday, as Lawrence Cao has won “A Day With Doug O’Neill,” and will accompany the Kentucky Derby-winning conditioner throughout the afternoon as O’Neill will be saddling a total of four […]

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JOELITO TAKES $60,000 COMET PURSE ALLOWANCE UNDER NAKATANI

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2014)–Joelito, with Corey Nakatani up, hugged the temporary rail turning for home and went on to a half length victory in Thursday’s $60,000 Comet Purse allowance at Santa Anita, covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.12. With the rail set at 30 feet, Nakatani saved ground the entire trip, sitting […]

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