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March 6, 2014

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.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 6, 2014)—Florida-based Judy the Beauty, second, beaten a half length by multiple Eclipse Award Champion Groupie Doll in her most recent start, the Grade I, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, heads a field of five older fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes at seven furlongs.

March 5, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2014)—Versatile Shakin It Up, a winner of the Grade I, seven furlong Malibu Stakes and the Grade II, 1 1/6 miles Strub Stakes Jan. 18, and Sahara Sky, winner of last year’s San Carlos and of the Grade I Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park, head a competitive field of 10 sprinters in Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at seven furlongs.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2014)—A deep and competitive field of 10 older horses has been assembled for Saturday’s Grade I, $350,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile, with Breeders’ Cup Mile runner-up Za Approval, Grade II Citation Handicap winner Silentio and Grade II Arcadia Stakes winner Winning Prize heading the lineup.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2014)—A dazzling 15-length one mile allowance winner on Feb. 13, Bob Baffert’s Bayern looms the horse to beat in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, the final major steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2014)—Separated by just a nose in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 2, Classic winner Mucho Macho Man and runner-up Will Take Charge will again clash in the most highly anticipated Santa Anita Handicap since Alysheba and Ferdinand ran 1-2 in 1988, as they head a field of eight older horses set to contest the 77th running of the Grade I, $750,000 Big ’Cap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino at 1 ¼ miles on Saturday.

March 2, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 2, 2014)—Breeders’ Cup Classic champ Mucho Macho Man worked five furlongs between races in 1:01.53 Sunday at Santa Anita, setting the stage for a highly anticipated rematch with Classic runner-up Will Take Charge in Saturday’s Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 2, 2014)—Trainer Kathy Ritvo announced Sunday morning that Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man will work five furlongs between races four and five today at Santa Anita. It is expected that Mucho Macho Man will enter the track from the quarter mile chute at the top of the stretch between 2:10 p.m. and 2:25 p.m.

March 1, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2014)—Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man has been assigned top weight of 124 pounds for Saturday’s Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, with Classic runner-up and Eclipse Champion Will Take Charge assigned second-high weight of 123 pounds. Two-time Big ’Cap winner Game On Dude has been assigned 122.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2014)—Awesome Baby fought off a determined challenge from runner-up Artemis to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 2 ¾ lengths under Mike Smith, getting 1 1/16 miles in a driving rain over a surface labeled wet/fast in 1:41.58.