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December 26, 2012

• RACING MOURNS PASSING OF OWNER, PLAYER, ACTOR JACK KLUGMAN

• SADLER EYES SATURDAY’S EDDIE LOGAN WITH THREESOME

• AVILA HOPES GREAT HOT WARMS UP FOR KALOOKAN QUEEN

TRAINERS REMEMBER RACING FAN, ACTOR JACK KLUGMAN

Horse racing lost one of its greatest fans when Jack Klugman died at the age of 90 Monday in Woodland Hills.

The renowned actor, whose Jaklin Klugman finished third behind the filly Genuine Risk in the 1980 Kentucky Derby, was star of stage, screen and television, best known in the latter venue as slovenly sports writer Oscar Madison who played op

December 24, 2012

• ‘DEAD MEN WALKING’ MALDONADO, LIPTON ALIVE AND WELL

• DRYSDALE HAS BC SPRINT RUNNER-UP SET FOR GRADE I MALIBU

• RENEESGOTZIP TACKLES CHAMP MY MISS AURELIA IN LA BREA

• TROUBLE-PRONE SMART ELLIS IN SIR BEAUFORT, RAIN OR SHINE

MALDONADO LOOKING FORWARD TO HAPPY HOLIDAY AS SANTA ANITA OPENS

Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has nothing on Team Maldonado when it comes to happy holiday endings.

A year ago, jockey Edwin Maldonado and his agent, Vic Lipton, were on the outside looking in trying to get a foot in the door on arguably the nation’s most competitive rid

December 21, 2012

• INJURED RIDER’S FRIENDSHIP LEADS TO MALIBU MOUNT FOR PEDROZA

• NACHEZ DAWN SET FOR GRADE I LA BREA ON OPENING DAY

• BIG BANE THEORY DUE FOR BETTER TRIP IN SIR BEAUFORT

• PROUD PAPA DAVID FLORES HAPPY TO BE WOOLF FINALIST

RACING MANAGER RENE DOUGLAS PUTS BFF ON PRIVATE ZONE

Martin Pedroza and Rene Douglas have been friends for more than three decades.Natives of Panama, they attended jockey school there before migrating to the United States where they reached the upper echelon of their profession.

Douglas, a regular in Southern California before return

December 20, 2012

• SANTA ANITA’S BIG MEET NEVER GETS OLD FOR BOB BAFFERT

• JIMMY CREED ‘BRILLIANT’ IN DRILL FOR OPENING DAY MALIBU

• MY MISS AURELIA ‘DOING GREAT’ FOR GRADE I LA BREA

• STEVENS BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN AT SANTA ANITA—ON HRTV

FANS LOOK FORWARD TO SANTA ANITA TRADITION, BAFFERT SAYS

Santa Anita begins the latest chapter in its storied history on Dec.

November 4, 2012

HORSE OF THE YEAR: WISE DAN OVER ROYAL DELTA

MILE RECORD-SETTER WISE DAN FAVORED TO WIN HORSE OF THE YEAR

As the dust settled Sunday on racing’s biggest stage following the sixth presentation of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita amidst the spectacular backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, the buzz on the backside was: Who’s going to be Horse of the Year?

Since the “leader in the clubhouse,” Game On Dude, fumbled the ball in the red zone by finishing seventh as the 13-10 favorite in the Classic, it opened the door for Wise Dan, w

November 1, 2012

• TALAMO READY TO END FIVE-YEAR RUN OF BEJARANO, ROSARIO

• EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR AS SANTA ANITA HOSTS BREEDERS’ CUP

TALAMO SET TO UNSEAT REIGN OF BEJARANO, ROSARIO

Joe Talamo is sitting on a breakthrough achievement.

October 28, 2012

• BAFFERT BREEDERS’ CUP WORKERS BOUNTIFUL ON SUNDAY

• GOMEZ AT HOME WITH HIS BREEDERS’ CUP MOUNTS

• THERE’S ROOM AT THE INN FOR BREEDERS’ CUP RIDERS

• VETERAN TRAINER ROLLINS PASSES AT 92

‘DUDE’ HEADS BREEDERS’ CUP WORKERS FOR BAFFERT

Breeders’ Cup Classic favorite Game On Dude worked seven furlongs under regular rider Rafael Bejarano on Santa Anita’s conventional dirt track Sunday morning in 1:25 for next Saturday’s $5 million World Championship event at 1 ¼ miles.

Game On Dude, who worked in company with Blueskiesnrainbows (six furlongs i

October 27, 2012

• DECISION ON DULLAHAN IMMINENT FOR BREEDERS’ CUP

• SHACKLEFORD, EXECUTIVEPRIVILEGE IN BC DRILLS

• FANS GREET THEIR HERO SHACKLEFORD AT SANTA ANITA

• SMITH APPROPRIATELY HAS MOUNT IN SUNDAY’S LURE STAKES

DULLAHAN WORKS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP RACE, BUT WHICH ONE?

Dullahan worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s conventional dirt track Saturday morning under Tammy Fox in a minute flat, after which trainer Dale Romans said a decision on whether the Pacific Classic winner would run in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic or the $3 million Turf at Santa Anita

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.

Baffert, w

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