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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.

January 20, 2013

• CHAMP BEHOLDER AGAINST THE FIELD IN MONDAY’S SANTA YNEZ

• O’NEILL FRESH AND FIT AT SANTA ANITA AFTER ECLIPSE AWARDS

• NEW MOM KAYLA STRA JUST MISSES IN RETURN TO THE RACES

DAWN’S CHARM TACKLES CHAMP BEHOLDER IN GRADE II SANTA YNEZ

There is little pressure on Edwin Maldonado in Monday’s Santa Ynez Stakes, or for any of the other jockeys in the race, save for Garrett Gomez.

Gomez rides 3-5 morning line favorite and newly crowned 2-year-old filly champ of 2012 Beholder in the Grade II race for 3-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs.

January 19, 2013

• GOMEZ: BEHOLDER READY TO DO HER THING IN SANTA YNEZ

• BOOK REVIEW IS A GOOD READ FOR LA CAŇADA STAKES

• SPRINT STAKES MORE REALISTIC FOR REALLY MR GREELY

• JERANIMO’S FIRST DIRT START COULD COME IN BIG ’CAP

GOMEZ HAS MORE THAN OUTSIDE CHANCE IN MONDAY’S SANTA YNEZ

Inside or out, when you’re on the best horse, you have options, and Garrett Gomez figures he has plenty on imminent Juvenile Fillies champion of 2012 Beholder when she makes her 3-year-old debut in Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2013

• BETTORS NOT AT ODDS WITH PRIVATE ZONE IN GRADE II PALOS VERDES

• SWITCH TO THE LEAD TACKLES BEHOLDER IN MONDAY’S SANTA YNEZ

• MORE CHOCOLATE FINDS HER NICHE IN GRADE II LA CAŇADA

• DENMAN INDUCTED IN CALIFORNIA HALL OF FAME BY CTBA

PRIVATE ZONE SEEKS FIRST U.S. WIN IN PALOS VERDES

Private Zone usually outruns his odds. In six starts since coming to the U.S.

January 17, 2013

• IMPENDING CHAMPION BEHOLDER A FINE WORK IN PROGRESS

• ‘RAILBIRD’ BAFFERT HAS TWO FOR SATURDAY’S PALOS VERDES

• OPEN WATER SEEKS UPSET IN GRADE II LA CAŇADA ON SUNDAY

• SANTA ANITA TO HONOR VETERAN SCRIBE JACK DISNEY ON SUNDAY, JAN. 27

GOMEZ, BEHOLDER, OLDER BUT WISER FOR MONDAY’S SANTA YNEZ

Garrett Gomez and Beholder each had a birthday on Jan. 1. Gomez turned 41, Beholder turned three. Each has much more in common with the other.