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April 12, 2012

• IT’S MIZDIRECTION VS.

April 8, 2012

• ON TO LOUISVILLE FOR I’LL HAVE ANOTHER, CREATIVE CAUSE

• OPENINGS AVAILABLE FOR GOMEZ CHARITY GOLF TOMORROW

ONE-TWO SANTA ANITA DERBY FINISHERS HEADED TO KENTUCKY DERBY

I’ll Have Another and Creative Cause, featured players in the Santa Anita Derby drama that unfolded Saturday in the closest finish in the 3-year-old classic since 1985, when Skywalker nosed out Fast Account, came out of their mano-a-mano in good order and it’s on to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby on May 5, albeit on different paths.

Plans were undecided Sunday morning on when I’ll Have An

April 6, 2012

• BEJARANO BACK ON LIAISON IN GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY

• AMAZOMBIE AT THE READY FOR POTRERO GRANDE STAKES

• GRASS LOOKS GREENER FOR CHARM THE MAKER IN PROVIDENCIA

• GRATEFUL TALAMO REACHES CAREER VICTORY NO. 1,000

DISTANCE, BETTER LUCK WILL HELP LIAISON IN GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY

Rafael Bejarano has ridden Liaison five times, winning three, including the Grade I CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park last Dec. 17. When Bejarano rode the son of Indian Charlie in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 4, the result was decidedly different.

April 5, 2012

• CREATIVE CAUSE HEADS ‘BEST FIELD SO FAR THIS YEAR’ IN SANTA ANITA DERBY

• AMAZOMBIE BLOWS OUT FOUR FURLONGS FOR POTRERO GRANDE STAKES

• TALAMO COULD ATTAIN CAREER VICTORY NO. 1,000 TODAY AT SANTA ANITA

• ‘FREE FRIDAYS’ NO.

April 1, 2012

• SUPER MARIO GUTIERREZ ON CLOUD NINE FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

• CONWAY JR. TO HOST SANTA ANITA DERBY DRAW BREAKFAST WEDNESDAY

• ‘FREE FRIDAYS’ NO. 3 COMING UP BEFORE NEXT WEEK’S SANTA ANITA DERBY

GUTIERREZ HOPES TO MAKE MOST OF SANTA ANITA DERBY OPPORTUNITY

Six years ago, a teenage Mario Gutierrez was in the Great White North, trying to eke out a living and keep warm in frigid outposts like Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, quite an adjustment for a native of sunny Mexico.

Fast forward to Feb. 4, 2012.

March 31, 2012

• SMITH SEES THE LIGHT ON MIDNIGHT TRANSFER FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

• CONWAY JR. TO HOST SANTA ANITA DERBY DRAW BREAKFAST WEDNESDAY

• TWO TRAINING WINS FRIDAY MARK FIRST FOR SEAN McCARTHY

SMITH LEARNS THE ROPES ON MIDNIGHT TRANSFER FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

Mike Smith was three shy of career win No. 5,000 at the start of Saturday’s races. The major milestone would hold even more significance should it come aboard Midnight Transfer in the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby next Saturday.

March 30, 2012

• GOMEZ ABOARD RENEESGOTZIP IN GRADE I SANTA ANITA OAKS

• MAIDEN BROTHER FRANCIS SET FOR GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY

• CHAMPION AMAZOMBIE WORKS FOR SECOND START OF 2012

GOMEZ EYES SEVENTH STAKES WIN OF MEET IN SANTA ANITA OAKS

With six stakes wins the first two weeks of the Santa Anita meet that began last Dec. 26, Garrett Gomez was off to a flying start. Fate stepped in on Jan.

March 29, 2012

• FRESH AND FIT PEDROZA SET FOR GRADE I SANTA ANITA OAKS

• NINE IN LINE FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY; BODEMEISTER TO ARKANSAS

• ROSIE LEADS WELL-WISHERS FOR BAFFERT’S RECOVERY

PEDROZA GETS BETTER WITH AGE, SET FOR SATURDAY’S SANTA ANITA OAKS

Fresh and fit at the age of 46, Martin Pedroza is looking forward to Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Oaks after a recent trip to his native Panama to visit his mother, Pedroza rides Willa B Awesome for trainer Walther Solis in the 1 1/16-mile race that offers a $300,000 purse.

March 25, 2012

• BY ANY MEASURE, GAINES RATES AMONG TRAINING’S BEST

• GOMEZ ON RENEESGOTZIP IN GRADE I SANTA ANITA OAKS

• TALAMO, SMITH NEAR CAREER MILESTONES IN VICTORIES

• REGISTRATION AVAILABLE FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY 5K RUN

NO PRESSURE FOR TEAM GAINES IN SANTA ANITA DERBY

Don’t dismiss Carla Gaines as “one of the best female trainers.”

“One of the best trainers” will do, thank you.

March 24, 2012

• MOSS EXPECTS UTOPIAN EFFORT IN SUNDAY’S SAN LUIS REY

• MIDNIGHT TRANSFER DRILLS FOR SA DERBY; ACCLAMATION WORKS

• FORMER WOOLF WINNERS FETE DOMINGUEZ AT SANTA ANITA SUNDAY

• ALL OPTIONS OPEN FOR STRONG MAIDEN WINNER HOLY CANDY

UTOPIAN SET FOR SUNDAY’S MARATHON SAN LUIS REY STAKES

Like some of the others in the race, Utopian will be making his first start at the rarely-run distance in the U.S.