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June 28, 2014

• TRAINER LOOKS FOR BIG KICK IN SAN JUAN TOMORROW

• KEVIN HART AMONG VIP PRESENTERS AT SANTA ANITA

• CARMA CHARITY BENEFITS RETIRED THOROUGBREDS

• SPRING MEET TRAINERS’ RACE GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE

BIG KICK ONE TO CATCH IN MARATHON SAN JUAN SUNDAY

Big Kick makes his graded stakes debut in his 19th career start when he runs in Sunday’s traditional closing-day feature, the Grade II San Juan Capistrano Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at about 1 ¾ miles on turf.

The 5-year-old gelded son of Tiznow is coming off a front-running

June 27, 2014

• CLUBHOUSE RIDE: THE HORSE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

• JERRY BAILEY SEES FAST PACE IN GOLD CUP ON NBCSN

• CYCLOMETER READY TO ROLL IN GRADE I TRIPLE BEND

• DUCHESSA MAKES U.S.

June 26, 2014

• SMITH REUNITED WITH GAME ON DUDE FOR GOLD CUP

• ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ GOLD CUP TELEVISED ON NBCSN

• SAHARA SKY EVOKES MEMORIES OF SKIPAT FOR LLOYD

• MACHOWSKY HOPES TO AVOID ‘THREE STRIKE’ RULE

• IRISH SURF SET FOR MARATHON SAN JUAN ON SUNDAY

GAME ON DUDE READY FOR BIG EFFORT IN GOLD CUP

Bob Baffert trains Game On Dude, Martin Garcia works him, and Mike Smith rides him.

June 22, 2014

• TITLE IN VIEW, O’NEILL ON ROLL FOR UNCHARTED FUTURE

• IMPERATIVE SEEKS ANOTHER UPSET OF ‘DUDE’ IN GOLD CUP

• MAJESTIC HARBOR, SALTO DEL INDIO IN GOLD CUP WORKS

O’NEILL READY TO MEET NEW CHALLENGES IN SO-CAL

Doug O’Neill holds a slight lead over onrushing Peter Miller in his bid for a fourth Santa Anita training title.

June 21, 2014

• TRAINER EYES GOLD CUP UPSET WITH MAJESTIC HARBOR

• STORY TO TELL MAKES HIS STAKES DEBUT ON SUNDAY

• MILLER’S NATURAL HAT TRICK CLOSES GAP ON O’NEILL

GOLD CUP DISTANCE SHOULD BENEFIT MAJESTIC HARBOR

It’s not easy to find an ideal spot after winning a stakes race at a mile and a half, but Sean McCarthy is hoping for the best with Majestic Harbor, who tackles Game On Dude, Fury Kapcori, Imperative, Clubhouse Ride and others in next Saturday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita for 3-year-olds and up at a mile and a quar

June 20, 2014

• TALAMO NEARS SANTA ANITA SPRING MEET RIDING TITLE

• DESORMEAUX BACK ON WARD FILLY FOR GRADE II OAKS

• ROBO GIRL STEPS UP SUNDAY IN LANDALUCE STAKES

• RICHARD AND DEBBY BALTAS SERVE WINNING FARE

CONSISTENCY PAYS OFF FOR TALAMO AS TITLE NEARS

Joe Talamo is living a dream.

Not yet old enough to vote at the tender age of 17, at the behest of the late Bobby Frankel, Talamo journeyed west to Santa Anita seven years ago from his native Louisiana.

Fast forward to June 20, 2014.

June 19, 2014

• STORY TO TELL EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS FOR HENDRICKS

• HARTY HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN SUMMERTIME OAKS

• ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING AND WINNING AT SANTA ANITA

• GAME ON DUDE DRILLS FOR GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA

HENDRICKS TWO-YEAR-OLD HAS A ‘STORY TO TELL’

The tale of Story to Tell was clearly evident when he made his debut on May 23.

June 15, 2014

• DERBY DREAMS START NEXT SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA

• SON OF SEATTLE SLEW’S TRAINER DRAFTED BY RED SOX

• STAKES-WINNING BIG MACHER WORKS FOR HIS RETURN

O’NEILL HAS TWO SET FOR SANTA ANITA JUVENILE STAKES

It’s 11 months until the 2015 Kentucky Derby, but hopes and dreams of winning the 141st Run for the Roses start next Sunday at Santa Anita with the running of the $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile for 2-year-olds at 5 ½ furlongs.

Doug O’Neill, who won the 2012 Kentucky Derby with I’ll Have Another, has two prospects for the

June 14, 2014

• WIN, LOSE OR DEAD-HEAT, ‘CHROME’ IS ESPINOZA’S FAVORITE

• HRTV RECEIVES SEVEN REGIONAL EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

• STAKES-WINNING BIG MACHER GOES BACK TO WORK SUNDAY

ESPINOZA OFF TO ENGLAND AFTER TRIPLE CROWN RUN

From Louisville to Letterman to London, Victor Espinoza is piling up the Frequent Flyer mileage.

Recently back from the Triple Crown trail where he captured the first two jewels aboard the dragon-slaying California Chrome, only to miss in the Belmont Stakes, the 42-year-old jockey leaves for merry old Engla

June 13, 2014

• OBVIOUSLY ‘SPEED OF THE SPEED’ IN SHOEMAKER MILE

• McANALLY REMEMBERS ‘THE SHOE’ AND JOHN HENRY

• SADLER DOUBLES DOWN IN GRADE I VANITY STAKES

D’AMATO LOOKS FOR BIG EFFORT FROM OBVIOUSLY

In his 16 starts in the United States, Obviously has been in front all the way or at somepoint in 14 of them, winning eight, including the Grade III American Stakes on May 17.

A committed front-runner, the 6-year-old Irish-bred gelding trained by Phil D’Amato, will, barring the unforeseen, be in front again Saturday when he runs i