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October 6, 2012

• UNBEATEN WINDING WAY EYES FOURTH WIN IN L.A. WOMAN STAKES

• TRAINER MISSES $112 WINNER, MENTOR PACO GONZALEZ RETIRES

• FLORES KEEN ON UPBEAT MOOD IN MONDAY’S HOLIDAY FEATURE

WINDING WAY HOPES TO REMAIN UNBEATEN IN INAUGURAL L.A. WOMAN

Winding Way’s victory in the Rancho Bernardo Handicap had to be seen to be believed. She hopped at the start and appeared hopelessly beaten in the 6 ½-furlong race, but closed furiously under Rafael Bejarano to win by a half-length.

October 5, 2012

• FILLY RENEESGOTZIP COULD FACE BOYS AGAIN IN BC SPRINT

• SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP NOT IDEAL FOR BAFFERT DUO

• JOURNEYMAN BLANC LIVES UP TO NAME ON MR.

October 4, 2012

• SMITH, AMAZOMBIE IN SYNC FOR SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP

• BAFFERT HAS HIS GO-TO RIDERS, HEADED BY BEJARANO

• STROKE VICTIM ASCANIO HOPES TO RETURN TO RACES

GOOD HORSES LIKE AMAZOMBIE KEEP MIKE SMITH ON TOP

In victory or defeat, Mike Smith keeps his perspective. The Hall of Fame jockey was
sidelined more than five months with two broken vertebrae and spent time in a body cast after a terrible spill at Saratoga in 1998 that threatened his career, but it never crossed his mind that he wouldn’t make it back.

September 30, 2012

• UNVEILING OF ZENYATTA STATUE A BIG HIT WITH FANS

• SPILL WASN’T GOING TO HAMPER BEJARANO’S BIG DAY

• BAFFERT PAIR DRILLS FOR SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP

• GRYDER OFF TO FAST START ON RETURN TO SANTA ANITA

STATUE OF ZENYATTA UNVEILED BEFORE ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD

Captured to perfection in her signature post-race curtsy, head bowed and right hoof pawing the ground, the mighty Zenyatta was unveiled in magnificent bronze Saturday at noon before an enthusiastic coterie of fans in the south quadrant of Santa Anita’s Kingsbury Memorial Fountain area, directly

September 29, 2012

• McANALLY HOPES TO CONGRATULATE HIMSELF AFTER JOHN HENRY

• SPAWR ‘VERY HAPPY’ WITH AMAZOMBIE WORK FOR SA SPRINT

• VETERAN TURF WRITER ART WILSON ON THE MEND

INTERACTION WOULD BE FITTING WINNER OF JOHN HENRY FOR McANALLY

Ron McAnally might wind up shaking his own hand if Interaction wins Sunday’s inaugural John Henry Turf Championship.

The 80-year-old Hall of Fame trainer conditioned legendary two-time Horse of the Year John Henry, who won 12 of his 20 career starts at The Great Race Place and whose statue stands regally in Santa Anita’s Kingsbury Fo

September 28, 2012

• RAIL TRIP HAS ‘OUTSIDE’ CHANCE IN AWESOME AGAIN STAKES

• HORSE FOR COURSE SWITCH SET FOR INAUGURAL ZENYATTA

• ROSIE NAPRAVNIK MAKES SANTA ANITA DEBUT SATURDAY

• RENEE’S QUEEN SEEKS GRADE I UPSET IN CHANDELIER STAKES

• USC BAND, SINGER FERRAS TO PERFORM ‘MY CALIFORNIA’ SATURDAY

RAIL TRIP GETS OUTSIDE DRAW VS. ‘DUDE’ IN AWESOME AGAIN

Jose Valdivia Jr. has little concern that Rail Trip goes from inside to outside in Saturday’s Grade I Awesome Again Stakes. The 7-year-old gelding broke from the No.

September 27, 2012

• TOP TRAINER LARRY JONES HAPPY WITH FIRST VISIT TO SANTA ANITA

• RICHARD’S KID READY FOR BEST AS O’NEILL RETURNS

• GOMEZ LOOKS TO THE FUTURE WITH PROMISING 2-YEAR-OLDS

• USC MARCHING BAND TO PERFORM AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAY

JONES DEBUTS AT SANTA ANITA WITH JOYFUL VICTORY IN ZENYATTA

Larry Jones is back and racing is the better for it. The 56-year-old trainer, who retired at the top of his game on Nov. 7, 2009, returned in early 2011 with the same fervor as the day he left.

September 26, 2012

• MILLER TIME (BODE, THAT IS) AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY

• SUGGESTIVE BOY TRIES DIRT IN AWESOME AGAIN STAKES

• CHAMP AMAZOMBIE SHARP FOR OCT. 6 SPRINT, TO WORK SATURDAY

CHAMPION SKIIER BODE MILLER TO SEE HIS HORSE RUN IN FRONTRUNNER

Add a late bonus to the myriad of festivities that will unfold at Santa Anita this weekend: Miller Time.

September 25, 2012

• GAME ON DUDE SHARP FOR AWESOME AGAIN STAKES

• EDDIE D. HOPES RACING BENEFITS ON HIS BIG DAY FRIDAY

• YOUNG AT HEART FLORES SET FOR BEST AT SANTA ANITA

• SLIM SHADEY READY FOR INAUGURAL JOHN HENRY SUNDAY

GAME ON DUDE HAS HOME COURT ADVANTAGE IN AWESOME AGAIN

Game On Dude hasn’t disappointed Bob Baffert often since he took over as trainer of the 5-year-old gelding two years ago.

September 21, 2012

• I’LL HAVE ANOTHER II IS THE GOAL OF TEAM O’NEILL

• CHAMP AMAZOMBIE WORKS SATURDAY FOR SA SPRINT

• SANTA ANITA WORKERS TOP 100 AS OPENING DAY NEARS

TEAM O’NEILL HOPES FOR ANOTHER WILD RIDE IN 2013

When Dennis O’Neill last encamped at Santa Anita, it was three weeks before the Kentucky Derby. At that time, Dennis, brother of trainer Doug O’Neill, had wittingly or “un” suggested that I’ll Have Another had as much chance as the next horse to win the Run for the Roses, which he ultimately did.