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October 26, 2012

• BAFFERT: NO HOME COURT ADVANTAGE IN BREEDERS’ CUP

• FOX HAS MAJOR INPUT ON DULLAHAN’S BREEDERS’ CUP RACE

• McANALLY HOPES TURF IS THE CHARM IN SATURDAY STAKES

BEST HORSE BETTER THAN HOME TRACK, BAFFERT SAYS

The old bromide asked to a man of the cloth, “What does it mean when a boxer crosses himself before he gets into the ring?” that brings the cryptic answer, “Not a damn thing if he can’t fight,” might well apply to Bob Baffert’s philosophy when it comes to running horses in the Breeders’ Cup right in his own back yard at Santa Anita Park.

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October 25, 2012

• RICHARD’S KID, BEHOLDER WORK FOR BREEDERS’ CUP

• HRTV TO PROVIDE EXTENSIVE BREEDERS’ CUP COVERAGE

BREEDERS’ CUP WORKERS ON COURSE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT

With the clock inexorably ticking ever closer to the 29th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita nine days hence, event participants went through their daily regimen without a hitch on a clear, crisp, sun-filled Thursday morning with the scenic San Gabriel Mountains providing their ever-present picturesque background.

Among the horses working on Santa Anita’s fast main track Thursday were Cla

October 21, 2012

• GAME ON DUDE IN SHARP DRILL FOR BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC

• CHANTAL SUTHERLAND TO RETIRE FROM RIDING TODAY

• BREEDERS’ CUP MILE CONTENDER SHACKLEFORD ON DISPLAY SATURDAY

• WHITE CITES TOP TEN BREEDERS’ CUP EFFORTS AT SANTA ANITA

BUSY MORNING FOR BAFFERT AS BREEDERS’ CUP NEARS

The blitz towards the Breeders’ Cup continued at mach speed Sunday morning at Santa Anita as several major players worked for their engagements in the World Championship events at The Great Race Place on Nov.

October 20, 2012

• BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC IDEAL FOR VENERABLE RICHARD’S KID

• PLETCHER SEXTET HEADS PLETHORA OF BREEDERS’ CUP WORKERS

• NEXT WEDNESDAY DATE FOR PRE-ENTERED BREEDERS’ CUP FIELDS

OLD ‘KID’ ON THE BLOCK SET FOR BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC

Richard’s Kid is a rarity in racing these days. He’s a 7-year-old full horse (not a gelding) that’s still racing at the game’s highest level.

On Saturday, Nov.

October 19, 2012

• PLETCHER AT SANTA ANITA TO SUPERVISE BREEDERS’ CUP DRILLS

• KRIGGER HOLDS GOOD HAND ON MISSDEALORNODEAL IN MADDY

PLETCHER AT SANTA ANITA FOR BREEDERS’ CUP PREPARATIONS

Todd Pletcher, whose barn of bluebloods leads the nation in purse earnings this year
with nearly $17 million, was at Santa Anita Friday morning to coordinate strategy first hand as his locally based contenders prepare for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at The Great Race Place on Nov. 2 and 3.

October 18, 2012

• DULLAHAN EYES EITHER TURF OR CLASSIC FOR BREEDERS’ CUP

• ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR DEFENDING BC SPRINT CHAMP AMAZOMBIE

• MISS MITTAGONG TO BE SOLD AFTER SATURDAY’S KEN MADDY

DULLAHAN TO WORK ON TURF SATURDAY FOR BREEDERS’ CUP

Pacific Classic winner Dullahan is one of five horses bedded down at Barn 76 for trainer Dale Romans, who is preparing the quintet for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita on Nov.

October 14, 2012

• GAME ON DUDE WORKS ON ‘BEST TRACK’ FOR BREEDERS’ CUP

• MY MISS AURELIA PREPS FOR LADIES’ CLASSIC, ASMUSSEN ON HAND

• CASHCALL CONTEST WINNER, BEJARANO FAN, TAKES HOME $3,100

• 626 NIGHT MARKET PRESS CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY

GAME ON DUDE WORKS IN 59.60 FOR CLASSIC; 227 DRILL AT SANTA ANITA

Game On Dude headed a parade of heavyweight hopefuls Sunday morning prepping for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita as the countdown began in earnest for the 28th World Championship events at The Great Race Place on Nov.

October 13, 2012

• BREEDERS’ CUP: WORTH REPEATING IN, CARACORTADO OUT

• ‘NO CONTEST,’ BUT ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

• PACOIMA MAN COLLECTS $1,400 IN CASHCALL CONTEST

• 626 NIGHT MARKET PRESS CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY

WORTH REPEATING WORKS FOR BC MARATHON; CARACORTADO OUT

It’s good news, bad news for Mike Machowsky concerning the Breeders’ Cup. The bad news: Caracortado will not make the Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 3. The good: Worth Repeating is on course for the $500,000 Marathon at 1 ¾ miles on dirt on Nov.

October 12, 2012

• PUYPE HOPES WOODMANS LUCK CHANGES IN CAL CUP CLASSIC

• CECIL HAS FEW COMPLAINTS ABOUT CAL CUP JUVENILE RUNNER

• TASTY TREAT SEEKS FIRST STAKES WIN IN CAL CUP DISTAFF

• VERSATILE MENSA HEAT SET FOR CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT

• O’NEILL BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAY

• LEADING RIDER TALAMO OFF TO FAST START AT SANTA ANITA

• HOT BAND PEPPER HEADS SATURDAY’S PARTY IN THE PADDOCK

CAN WOODMANS LUCK SHAKE SECONDITIS IN CAL CUP CLASSIC?

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If at first you don’t succeed, the adage goes, try, try again.

October 11, 2012

• CONSISTENT JOHN SCOTT SET FOR CALIFORNIA CUP CLASSIC

• GAME ON DUDE TO WORK THIS WEEKEND FOR BREEDERS’ CUP

• O’NEILL BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAY

• HOFMANS FULFILLED WITH CAREER VICTORY NUMBER 1,000

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR JOHN SCOTT IN CALIFORNIA CUP CLASSIC

John Scott, the race horse, has paid his way for owner/breeder John Harris. A gelded son of Bertrando, John Scott has never failed to earn a check in eight career starts, with five wins, one second and earnings of $301,304.