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February 7, 2013

• McANALLY RETURNS TO WINNING WAYS AT SANTA ANITA

• TORRE WILL BE AT SANTA ANITA IN SPIRIT FOR BIG ’CAP

• SPAWR EYES POTRERO GRANDE IN APRIL FOR AMAZOMBIE

McANALLY, INTERACTION HEALTHY FOR SAN MARCOS STAKES

The good news for Ron McAnally these days is, his horses are in better shape than he is. But the 80-year-old Hall of Fame trainer is soldiering on anyway.

McAnally registered his first winner of the meet last Friday when Special Charm, owned and bred by his wife, Debbie, posted a three-quarter length win in the fifth race.

February 3, 2013

• MUM’S THE WORD ON FLASHBACK’S NEXT START

• SUPER BOWL HUNCH BET IN TODAY’S SIXTH RACE

HEALTHY AND IMPRESSIVE FLASHBACK: WHITHER THOU GOEST?

While anyone was free to speculate on Flashback’s next race, Bob Baffert was tight- lipped on the issue Sunday morning, saying for the record only that the impressive 6 ¼-length winner of Saturday’s Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes came out of the race in good shape and that he had “no game plan” at the moment.

“I didn’t even sleep on it,” Baffert said on a summer-like Super Bowl morning.

February 2, 2013

• CLASSY GAME ON DUDE: A NICE HORSE THAT FINISHES FIRST

• STEVENS ON SLIM SHADEY IN SAN MARCOS NEXT SATURDAY

• SENIORS MAKE THEIR MARK IN SUPER BOWL HANDICAP

WHEN IT COMES TO RACING, GAME ON DUDE ON THE ‘A TEAM’

Game On Dude is Mr. T on the race track, Mr. Rogers off.

With 10 wins from 22 starts, the durable 6-year-old gelding has won more than 45 percent of his races and is a prohibitive 1-5 morning line favorite to add No.

February 1, 2013

• OUTSIDER LITTLE JERRY TRAINING WELL FOR GRADE II LEWIS

• MAN IN MOTION SHIPS IN FOR GRADE II STRUB STAKES

• SADLER LIKES DRAW FOR VAGABOND SHOES IN ARCADIA

• BASMATI SEEKS SHOCKER AGAINST GAME ON DUDE IN SAN ANTONIO

• SUPER BOWL HANDICAP RUN IN TWO DIVISIONS ON SUNDAY

• ON-TRACK PICK SIX TICKET BOUGHT FOR JUST $32, NABS 20% BONUS

LITTLE JERRY TACKLES HEAVYWEIGHTS IN GRADE II ROBERT B. LEWIS

Bet on this: Little Jerry will be the longest shot in Saturday’s Robert B. Lewis Stakes, but it makes no never mind to Richard Baltas.

January 31, 2013

• FLASHBACK MAKES STAKES, 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN LEWIS

• GUILT TRIP SEEKS TO TURN THE TABLES IN STRUB STAKES

• OUTSIDE POST NOT CALLAGHAN’S STRONG SUIT IN ARCADIA

• SMITH WILL LET GAME ON DUDE RUN IN SUNDAY’S SAN ANTONIO

PROMISING FLASHBACK FACES THREE IN LEWIS ‘SCRIMMAGE’

Bob Baffert has been down the Kentucky Derby trail long enough to know the first Saturday in May is light years away from Feb.

January 27, 2013

• FED BIZ, GUILT TRIP WORK FOR NEXT SATURDAY’S STRUB

• BC JUVENILE RUNNER-UP HE’S HAD ENOUGH SET FOR LEWIS

• STRONG SUIT MAKES U.S. DEBUT IN GRADE II ARCADIA STAKES

BAFFERT WORKERS PREPARE FOR NEXT WEEKEND’S STAKES

Fed Biz and Guilt Trip, the one-three finishers in a three-horse photo in the San Fernando Stakes on Jan.

January 26, 2013

• GOLDENCENTS, MUDFLATS DRILL FOR SAN FELIPE STAKES

• RUSSELL BAZE REACHES 50,000-RIDE MILESTONE AT GOLDEN GATE

O’NEILL 3-YEAR-OLDS IN PUBLIC WORKOUTS AT SANTA ANITA

Sham Stakes winner Goldencents and recent acquisition Mudflats each worked six furlongs for Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill before Saturday’s first race on Santa Anita’s wet/fast main track for the Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 9.

The 1 1 /16-mile race for 3-year-olds is a major steppingstone to the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby at 1

January 25, 2013

• NO DISTRACTING BEJARANO IN PURSUIT OF SANTA MONICA WIN

• TRAINER HOPES HE MAKES ‘A-STUTE’ MOVE IN SANTA YSABEL

• CHOKECHERYMARY SEEKS REPEAT VALENTINE DANCER VICTORY

• HECTOR HAS CONTENDER IN THE PALMA HIS HANDS

• HOME JOURNEY TRIES TO REBOUND IN CAL BREEDERS’ STAKES

• THIRTYFIRSTSTREET SHOULD FAVOR TURF IN CRYSTAL WATER

STEADY DISTRACTING RETURNS TO SPRINT IN SANTA MONICA

Distracting shortens from a mile and a sixteenth to seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes, one of six added money events to be decided at Santa Anita Park on Suns

January 24, 2013

• PERCENTAGES IN ESPINOZA’S FAVOR FOR SANTA MONICA

• BEHOLDER ON COURSE FOR LAS VIRGENES DESPITE ULCER

• STEVENS IN GOOD HANDS WITH BRANDING FOR SANTA YSABEL

• UNBEATEN FILLY ISMENE RETURNS FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA

• NO BLANKS FOR BLANC AFTER STAKES WIN ON A JEALOUS WOMAN

ESPINOZA DOUBLES HIS PLEASURE AT SANTA ANITA

With time and hard work, Victor Espinoza has nearly doubled his win percentage in less than two months.

The 40-year-old Tijuana native finished a lackluster Betfair Hollywood Park meet with seven victories from 51 mounts for a win percentag

January 21, 2013

• BREAKING NEWS: BAFFERT FILLY FINDS NICHE ROUTING

• UPSTART WEEWINNIN MAKES DIRT DEBUT SATURDAY

• IT’S NO RUMOR: SHE’LL RUN IN THE SANTA MONICA

LONG AND SHORT OF IT IN SANTA YSABEL: BLONDE FOG FITS

It’s rare to see a Bob Baffert-trained horse make its first start without a bullet work.