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October 25, 2013

• DOUGLAS DUE AT SANTA ANITA AS PEDROZA SEEKS FIRST BC WIN

• DERBY WINNER O’NEILL SAYS BREEDERS’ CUP IS ‘SUPER BOWL’

• HRTV’S MIGLIORE: CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE WON ON THE TRACK

• AUSSIE LASSIE KAYLA STRA: PROFICIENCY IN THE SADDLE

TEAM PEDROZA HOPES STARS ARE ALIGNED FOR BREEDERS’ CUP

Martin Pedroza’s Breeders’ Cup mounts have been as scarce as rain in Southern California.

The 48-year-old jockey has only ridden in the World Championship event five times in its 29-year history.

October 24, 2013

• HORSE OF THE YEAR HINGES ON THE BREEDERS’ CUP

• BEJARANO REMAINS SOUTHERN CAL’S ALPHA JOCK

• GRADE III AUTUMN MISS STAKES DRAWS FULL FIELD

GAME ON DUDE, WISE DAN HORSE OF YEAR COMBATANTS

If Game On Dude wins the Breeders’ Cup Classic, he’s odds-on to be named Horse of the Year for 2013. If he loses and reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan wins the Breeders’ Cup Mile, it could be a toss-up. If Game On Dude turns in a clinker and Wise Dan wins with authority, it could turn the tables in favor of the incumbent.

October 20, 2013

• LATE NIGHT COMIC CONAN O’BRIEN TO CALL RACE ON FRIDAY

• LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR CARACORTADO

• STEVENS ABOARD SHE’S A TIGER IN BREEDERS’ CUP DRILL

CONAN O’BRIEN TO PINCH HIT FOR TREVOR DENMAN ON FRIDAY

Trevor Denman will get a rare time-out on Friday. Late night funny man Conan O’Brien, who hosts CONAN weeknights at 11 p.m.

October 19, 2013

• TEAM TRINNIBERG SETS SIGHTS ON DEFENSE OF BC SPRINT

• MUCHO MACHO MAN HEADS BREEDERS’ CUP WORK PARADE

• CHRB MEETING AT SANTA ANITA ON THURSDAY

TRAINER HOPES TO RIGHT THE SHIP WITH TRINNIBERG

Team Parboo, or Parbhoo, depending on who you talk with, will give Trinniberg an opportunity to defend his title in the $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint at six furlongs on Nov.

October 18, 2013

• TEAM O’NEILL HAS GOLDENCENTS SHARP FOR DIRT MILE

• BREEDERS’ CUP LURED BAFFERT TO THOROUGHBREDS

• STRONG WIND TRIES DOWNHILL COURSE FOR FIRST TIME

• ‘POP’ GOES THE BREEDERS’ CUP AT SANTA ANITA

GOLDENCENTS, TRINNIBERG WORK FOR BREEDERS’ CUP

Goldencents worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track in 59 seconds flat under leading rider Rafael Bejarano Friday morning as the Santa Anita Derby winner prepares for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Nov.

October 17, 2013

•MUCHO MACHO MAN BOUYS STEVENS’ SPIRITS

•PRIVATE ZONE IN BULLET WORK FOR BC SPRINT

•VERSATILE LUCKARUCK TRIES DOWNHILL STAKES

•NATE NEWBY NAMED SANTA ANITA V.P. MARKETING

‘MACHO,’ STEVENS AT HOME AS BREEDERS’ CUP NEARS

Mucho Macho Man has been in California so long it wouldn’t be surprising if he had a skate board and a cell phone.

OK, so he’s been here shorter than a Brett Favre retirement and may not be a bona fide California Boy yet, but he has been stabled here at Santa Anita since Sept.

October 13, 2013

• ‘C NAK’ ROLLS NATURAL FOUR & ‘McCANN’ GOES OUT A WINNER--AGAIN

• POWELL! CAL-BRED SOI PHET BLOSSOMS IN NEW BARN

• ‘BREEDERS’ CUP OR BUST’ CHARITY AIDS EQUINES, HUMANS

FOND FAREWELL FOR McCANN’S MOJAVE AS NAKATANI WINS FINAL FOUR

McCann’s Mojave, who was euthanized due to colic at the age of 13 Friday, was at rest Saturday honored with the distinction of having sired another last-race juvenile winner at Santa Anita while also anchoring a natural four-win day for jockey Corey Nakatani.

October 12, 2013

• MUCHO MACHO MAN WORKS TOWARDS BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC

• DIRT SHOULD BE TO BAJAN’S LIKING IN ANOAKIA STAKES

• MILLIONAIRE STAKES WINNER MCCANN’S MOJAVE DEAD AT 13

MUCHO MACHO MAN BREEZES FOR BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC

Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Mucho Macho Man had his first official breeze Saturday since winning the Grade I Awesome Again Stakes on Sept. 28, going four furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track in 47.40.

October 11, 2013

• GARY MANDELLA SEES WIDE OPEN BC MILE FOR SILENTIO

• NAKATANI HAS NEW AGENT IN EX-GOMEZ REP TONY MATOS

• AT 3-1, ISMENE IS ‘OUTSIDER’ IN SATURDAY’S CAL DISTAFF

BC MILE FOES STEP FORWARD WITH UPSETS OF WISE DAN, OBVIOUSLY

With Horse of the Year Wise Dan’s nine-race winning streak at and end and committed front-runner Obviously hoping for less up front heat, “suddenly,” as Trevor Denman is wont to say, “the whole picture changes.”

That would be in reference to the Breeders’ Cup Mile, a $2-million grass race at Santa Anita on Nov. 2.

October 10, 2013

• NO SCOOP, BUT CLOCKER LIKES GAME ON DUDE IN CLASSIC

• GOMEZ OFF MOUNTS AGAIN, NOT RIDING ‘FOR TIME BEING’

• SMOOVE IT RETURNS FOR REDDAM IN SUNDAY’S ANOAKIA STAKES

GAME ON DUDE HEADS ‘FAB FOUR’ IN BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC

Game On Dude, Fort Larned, Mucho Macho Man and Ron the Greek. Meet the Breeders’ Cup Classic’s Fab Four.

Game On Dude has won six straight stakes and is the early favorite for the $5 million, mile-and-a-quarter Classic Nov.