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March 29, 2013

• GOLDENCENTS ‘JONNY ON THE SPOT’ FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

• DAVID FLORES ONE TO BEAT IN RIDERS’ 5K RUN, BISONO SAYS

• SHARP BAY AREA SHIPPER MARKS MINE SET FOR EVENING JEWEL

• MOJICA GRADUALLY MAKING HIS MARK AT SANTA ANITA

GOLDENCENTS FIRES A BULLET FOR RICH SANTA ANITA DERBY

On a picture-perfect Friday morning, Sham Stakes winner Goldencents had his final major drill for the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby a week from Saturday, going six furlongs on a fast main track in a bullet 1:14 flat.

It was the fastest of nine moves at t

March 28, 2013

• STEVENS SAVORS NINE SANTA ANITA DERBY SUCCESSES

• TRAINER ROLLS DICE IN SATURDAY’S RICH CAL-BRED STAKES

• GOMEZ TO THROW OUT FIRST BALL FOR DODGERS

RECORD NINE SANTA ANITA DERBY WINS BY STEVENS ONE FOR THE AGES

Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak; Ted Williams batting .406; Wilt Chamberlain scoring 100 points in a game; Woody Stephens winning five Belmont Stakes in a row; and Kelso being named Horse of the Year five straight times.

Add one more to the list of sports records not likely to be broken: Gary Stevens winning the Santa A

March 24, 2013

• HOLLENDORFER HOPES HEAR THE GHOST ADDS TO HIS RESUME

• SAL GONZALEZ JR. WINS FIRST RACE AT SANTA SINCE 1993

• JOCKEY JOE STEINER SET FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY 5K RUN

• WASHINGTON INVADER RAISED A SECRET HERE FOR ECHO EDDIE

HEAR THE GHOST WORKS TOWARDS SANTA ANITA DERBY

Jerry Hollendorfer has precious little missing from a remarkable resume compiled over more than three decades as a trainer.

March 23, 2013

• QUIET OASIS RETURNS IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II SANTA ANA STAKES

• GAME ON DUDE, MIZDIRECTION TOP PLETHORA OF WORKERS

• GRATEFUL MALDONADO PROVES HE’S NO ONE-HIT WONDER

CLASSY QUIET OASIS ENDS LAYOFF IN SUNDAY’S SANTA ANA

Ben Cecil exercised the last of his remaining options with Quiet Oasis when she runs in Sunday’s Grade II, $150,000 Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

“This isn’t where I wanted to run her, but I entered in three different allowance races and nothing went,” the trainer said.

March 22, 2013

• DAUGHTER WANTS TO WIN SANTA ANITA DERBY FOR DAD, GOLDEN EAGLE

• ABSENCE MAKES MITCHELL GROW FONDER OF DHAAMER FOR TOKYO CITY

• ADDED DISTANCE NO CONCERN FOR A JEALOUS WOMAN, MEZAS SAY

• JOCKEYS DELGADO, MOJICA SET FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY 5K RUN

STORM FIGHTER ON COURSE FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY APRIL 6

Karen Headley has more reasons than prestige and money to win the Santa Anita Derby on April 6 with Storm Fighter.

March 21, 2013

• BC MARATHON WINNER CALIDOSCOPIO RETURNS IN TOKYO CITY CUP

• LADY OF SHAMROCK ON BREEDERS’ CUP TRAIL AGAIN SUNDAY

• AGE NO BARRIER ON TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL, STEVENS SAYS

• RACING INDUSTRY RALLIES BEHIND INJURED JOY SCOTT

PUYPE CONFIDENT ROUTE, LAYOFF WON’T HINDER CALIDOSCOPIO

It would behoove anyone who doubts that Mike Puype can get a horse ready to win off a long layoff to look at his success with Mizdirection.

The 46-year-old trainer registered his most noteworthy achievement when he sent out the now 5-year-old mare to defeat males after a five-

March 17, 2013

• THREE-YEAR-OLD PICTURE FUZZY AFTER REBEL STAKES

• GUTIERREZ, ESPINOZA ENJOY BIG DAY AT SANTA ANITA

• LEPAROUX TO RIDE AT KEENELAND STARTING APRIL 5

• CASSIDY’S ‘RETIREMENT’ GREATLY EXAGGERATED

BAFFERT IN ON THE ACTION AS USUAL WITH DERBY HOPEFULS

With the Santa Anita Derby three weeks away and the Kentucky Derby just over six, the focus on 3-year-olds with Triple Crown aspirations comes into sharper focus by the minute, specifically in the aftermath of yesterday’s Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

That’s where 28-1 outsider Will Take Charge and 7-2 shot Oxbo

March 16, 2013

• BC WINNER MIZDIRECTION FIRES BULLET FOR LAS CIENEGAS

• DANCINGTOTHESTARS EYES IRISH O’BRIEN WINNER’S CIRCLE

• FANS TOSS HATS IN A RING FOR A MILLION BUCKS ON SUNDAY

‘AMAZING’ MIZDIRECTION IN SHARP DRILL FOR LAS CIENEGAS

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s firm turf course in 48.40 on a Saturday morning that quickly went from fog-shrouded to sunny.

The gray Mizzen Mast mare, owned in part by TV and radio sports talk icon Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing, is scheduled to make her next start in the Grade III Las Cien

March 15, 2013

• EVERYTHING’S ‘ROSIE’ FOR JOYFUL VICTORY IN SANTA MARGARITA

• SLIM SHADEY TESTS MILE AND A HALF IN GRADE II SAN LUIS REY

• BLANC BACK ABOARD BENCH GLORY IN SUNDAY’S IRISH O’BRIEN

• TALAMO IN PURSUIT OF DERBY DREAM AFTER ILL-FATED BID IN 2009


WELL-TRAVELED JOYFUL VICTORY SET FOR SANTA MARGARITA

March 14, 2013

• BRUSHED BY A STAR MAKES LOCAL DEBUT IN SANTA MARGARITA

• LONGSHOT SEEKS FIRST STAKES WIN IN MARATHON SAN LUIS REY

• FEMALE SENSATION ROSIE NAPRAVNIK AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAY

• GOMEZ ON FLASHBACK FOR GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY APRIL 6

• $1 MILLION ST.