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March 28, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 28, 2014)—Favored Pathway to Yes rocketed from the gate and never looked back on Friday at Santa Anita, taking the track’s $58,000 Cape Horn Purse allowance by a 1 ½ lengths, providing hot apprentice Drayden Van Dyke with his third win on the day while covering 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:12.50.

MIDDLE MAN--Jockey Victor Espinoza, regular rider of early Santa Anita Derby favorite California Chrome, is flanked by Yasiel Puig and Mike Trout prior to Game One of the Freeway Series Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. Espinoza threw out the ceremonial first pitch and delivered with a 70 mph strike, low and away

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 28, 2014)—Trainer Art Sherman knows the comparisons are unavoidable. His brilliant colt California Chrome, early favorite for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5, is California-bred, chestnut in color, and, most importantly— can run like the wind. Sherman, 77, was well acquainted with another chestnut colt some 59 years ago who met all of the afore mentioned descriptions with a whirlwind of brilliance that left the racing world in awe.

March 27, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 27, 2014)—Idle since Jan. 10, 2013, Parliamentarian was sent to the lead by top apprentice Drayden Van Dyke and coasted to a gate to wire win in Thursday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, winning by 4 ¼ lengths while negotiating six furlongs in 1:09.58.

March 26, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2014 )—Victor Espinoza, regular rider of the brilliant 3-year-old California Chrome, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers and Angels get set to begin their annual three-game Freeway Series which gets underway at 7:10 p.m.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2014)—Blueskiesnrainbows and Segway, both committed frontrunners, will try to stretch their speed 1 ½ miles in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita. Originally run as the San Bernardino Handicap, the Tokyo City attracted a competitive field of eight older horses.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2014)—Los Angeles Turf Club Inc., (LATC), dba as Santa Anita Park, announced Wednesday that longtime executive George Haines has been selected to head Southern California Off Track Wagering, Incorporated (SCOTWINC) by a unanimous vote. In his new role with SCOTWINC, Haines will head an organization that oversees all off-track wagering at brick and mortar simulcast locations in Southern California.

March 23, 2014

PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO THURSDAY OF $115,862, TOTAL POOL COULD REACH $1 MILLION

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 23, 2014)—Halo Dolly made an easy lead and coasted to a gate to wire score in Sunday’s $100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes at Santa Anita, prevailing by 1 ½ lengths over favored Unusual Way while getting one mile in 1:35.73.

March 22, 2014

TWO WINNING PICK SIX TICKETS, PURCHASED AT GULFSTREAM AND LOS ALAMITOS, EACH PAY $53,078

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 22, 2014)—Heavily favored Enterprising overcame trouble into the far turn to win Saturday’s $75,000 Pasadena Stakes by a nose under Gary Stevens, covering one mile on turf in 1:33.75.

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 22, 2014)—A recent winner at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, longshot Fire With Fire took Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes in gate to wire fashion under Tyler Baze, winning by a half length while covering 1 ½ miles on turf in 2:25.03.