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March 28, 2014

• SCHOOLOFHARDROCKS WORKS FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

• ESPINOZA MEETS PUIG & TROUT, TOSSES FIRST FREEWAY PITCH

• BALTAS HOPES TIZ DYNAMIC STEPS UP IN MARATHON TOKYO CITY

• FANTICOLA SHARP FOR CONTENTIOUS AMERICAN BEAUTY

SCHOOLOFHARDROCKS IN ‘GREAT’ DRILL FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

Schoolofhardrocks worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Friday morning in 1:12.80 as the son of Rock Hard Ten prepares for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5.

March 27, 2014

• ODDSMAKERS JUMP ON CALIFORNIA CHROME BANDWAGON

• SEGWAY MAKES MAIN TRACK DEBUT IN MARATHON TOKYO CITY

• BEHOLDER FIRES BULLET AS CHAMP NEARS HER COMEBACK

‘CHROME’ 5-1 FUTURE BOOK CHOICE TO WIN DERBY

California Chrome’s Kentucky Derby Express continued to gain steam when the California-bred son of Lucky pulpit was listed as the 5-1 morning line favorite in Churchill Downs’ fourth and final Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool that opened at 9 a.m. today and runs until 3 p.m.

March 23, 2014

• MAJESTIC HARBOR ‘ON PACE’ FOR MARATHON TOKYO CITY

• MOORE ON TRACK SURFACE CARE: SO FAR, SO GOOD

TOKYO CITY CUP DISTANCE SUITS MAJESTIC HARBOR, TRAINER SAYS

Don’t expect Majestic Harbor to unleash any Azeri-type moves when he runs in next Saturday’s Grade III Tokyo City Cup for older horses at 1 ½ miles on the main track.

The 6-year-old Rockport Harbor horse trained by Sean McCarthy for the Gallant Stable is consistent enough, showing a 4-6-3 record from 20 starts, with earnings of $271,764.

March 22, 2014

• ‘CHROME,’ CANDY BOY WORK FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

• TOC NAMES LEADING CALIFORNIA OWNERS OF 2013

‘CHROME’ SPARKLES, CANDY BOY ‘SOLID’ IN SATURDAY DRILLS

California Chrome and Candy Boy, who figure to be the top two betting choices in the Santa Anita Derby, had their penultimate workouts Saturday morning for the Grade I, $1 million race on April 5, California Chrome going a half-mile at his Los Alamitos headquarters and Candy Boy working six furlongs at Santa Anita.

The California-bred California Chrome, winner of three straigh

March 21, 2014

• TRAINER NOT STANDING ‘PAT’ IN SAN LUIS REY STAKES

• ENTERPRISING BACK ON TURF IN PASADENA STAKES

• BALTAS TRIPLE TRIGGERS $551,928 PICK 6 CARRYOVER

• CHAMPION BEHOLDER WORKS TOWARDS 2014 DEBUT

NIAGARA FALLS INTO TOUGH SPOT IN SAN LUIS REY

At 10-1 on the morning line, Niagara Falls is the longest-priced runner in tomorrow’s Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 ½ miles on turf, but that doesn’t deter Patrick Biancone from thinking the 5-year-old Giant’s Causeway horse is without a chance.

“The pace was too fast, plus, he needed the race,” th

March 20, 2014

• CALIFORNIA CHROME SET FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

• THESE ‘SHOES’ WERE MADE FOR SAN LUIS REY DISTANCE

• BAYERN WORKS, BAFFERT UNDECIDED ON NEXT RACE

• LUCARELLI PROUD OF FIRST GRADED WIN AT SANTA ANITA

CALIFORNIA CHROME WORKS SATURDAY FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

Streaking California Chrome will make his next start in the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5, trainer Art Sherman confirmed Thursday morning by phone from his Los Alamitos headquarters.

“It’s a relief that we’ve made the decision,” Sherman said.

March 16, 2014

• LUCAYAN RETURNS TO TURF MARATHON IN SAN LUIS REY

• CALIFORNIA CHROME POSSIBLE FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY


DRYSDALE SEEKS FIFTH SAN LUIS REY WIN SATURDAY

Neil Drysdale is no stranger when it comes to winning marathon races. The Hall of Fame trainer has won the mile-and-a-half San Luis Rey Stakes four times, three times in its last seven runnings, twice with Bourbon Bay, in 2010 and again in 2012.

March 15, 2014

• BLANC WORKS MARE TOWARDS SANTA ANA VICTORY

• BRIGHT LIGHT GOES ON FOR CALIFORNIA CHROME

• CHAMP BEHOLDER MOVES CLOSER TO 2014 RETURN

PACE WOULD AID MISS SERENDIPITY IN SANTA ANA STAKES

While Brice Blanc has never ridden Miss Serendipity in a race, he has worked her two times and is optimistic that the Argentine-bred mare trained by Ron McAnally will give a good account of herself when she runs in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

“She’s been working r

March 14, 2014


· MANDELLA EYES FIRST SANTA MARGARITA VICTORY
· DRYSDALE HAS HOT TOPIC IN SANTA ANA STAKES
· TALAMO, DANCINGTOTHESTARS REUNITE IN O’BRIEN
· CANDY BOY WORKS FOR RICH SANTA ANITA DERBY

March 13, 2014

• VERSATILE IOTAPA SET FOR GRADE I SANTA MARGARITA

• ‘700 CLUB’ MEMBER McANALLY EYES SANTA ANA WIN

• TURF NO PROBLEM FOR NAKATANI, COULD BE TROUBLE

• POPULARITY ON THE RISE FOR CALIFORNIA CHROME

• LUKAS SHOWS HIS CLASSY COLORS AFTER BIG ’CAP LOSS


IOTAPA SEEKS GRADE I WIN IN SATURDAY’S SANTA MARGARITA