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March 23, 2012

• GOMEZ SAYS SECOND TIME’S THE CHARM IN WEEKEND STAKES

• ECLIPSE AWARD WINNER ACCLAMATION TO BREEZE TOMORROW

• BAFFERT RATES BODEMEISTER’S WORKOUT AN UNEXPECTED ‘10’

• DOMINGUEZ TO RECEIVE SANTA ANITA’S WOOLF AWARD SUNDAY

• CHAMPION AMAZOMBIE WORKS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:13 FLAT

PLENTY AT STAKE FOR GOMEZ AT SANTA ANITA THIS WEEKEND

This weekend, Garrett Gomez hopes to pick up where he left off before fate dealt him a debilitating blow nearly three months ago.

The 40-year-old Tucson native, a two-time Eclipse Award winner as the nation’s outstanding jo

March 22, 2012

• SLIM SHADEY SHARP FOR SUNDAY’S MARATHON SAN LUIS REY

• DHAAMER MAKES U.S. DEBUT IN MILE AND A HALF TOKYO CITY CUP

• CECIL HOPES TO STIR SANTA ANA DRINK WITH STRAWBERRYDAIQUI

• SPRINT CHAMPION AMAZOMBIE TO WORK SIX FURLONGS ON FRIDAY

• ‘FREE FRIDAYS’ RETURN TO SANTA ANITA TOMORROW

‘COOL’ SLIM SHADEY SET FOR MILE AND A HALF SAN LUIS REY

Better late than never, Slim Shadey goes for his second straight marathon turf victory Sunday when he runs in the Grade II, $150,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at a mile and a half on turf.

March 18, 2012

• I’LL HAVE ANOTHER FRESH BY DESIGN FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

• CAMELIA ROSE SET FOR SANTA ANA STAKES NEXT SUNDAY

• CLASS ACT SMITH ZEROES IN ON 5,000 CAREER VICTORIES

• SECRET CIRCLE GIVES BAFFERT ANOTHER DERBY CONTENDER



I’LL HAVE ANOTHER NO LONGSHOT FOR APRIL 7 SANTA ANITA DERBY


I’ll Have Another hasn’t raced since posting a 43-1 upset in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 4. The chestnut son of Flower Alley’s career has been on hold since—at least in competition—and will remain so until the Santa Anita Derby on April 7, a span of more than two months.

March 17, 2012

• WORTH REPEATING WORTH WAITING FOR IN SANTANA MILE?

• GARRETT GOMEZ SET FOR SECOND COMEBACK ON THURSDAY

• MUCH AT STAKE FOR SANTA ANITA’S LEADING RIDER ROSARIO

DELAYED 2012 DEBUT FOR WORTH REPEATING IN SUNDAY’S SANTANA MILE

Worth Repeating makes his once-delayed 2012 debut Sunday in the $70,000 Santana Mile on Santa Anita’s conventional dirt track.

The 6-year-old Giant’s Causeway horse had been scheduled to start in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on turf on Feb. 11, but a minor mishap put his debut on hold.

March 16, 2012

• MISS MITTAGONG SET FOR GRADE I SANTA MARGARITA STAKES

• THERE WILL BE SUNBURN RAIN OR SHINE IN IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES

• GLADDING WELL-PLACED IN SUNDAY’S SANTANA MILE

• BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMPION AMAZOMBIE WORKS FOR SPAWR

MISS MITTAGONG CHASES ELLAFITZ AGAIN IN SATURDAY’S SANTA MARGARITA

March 15, 2012

• INCLUDE ME OUT FRESH FOR GRADE I SANTA MARGARITA ON SATURDAY

• DOWNHILL ACE UNZIP ME SET FOR IRISH O’BRIEN, WEATHER PERMITTING

• BAD LUCK FOR CALIFORNIA ECONOMY WITH TERMINATION OF HBO SHOW

INCLUDE TALAMO IN FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE I SANTA MARGARITA

Short field, lone speed, streaking front-runner. Joe Talamo knows he has his work cut out if he expects to beat Ellafitz when he rides Include Me Out in Saturday’s Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles.

March 11, 2012

• STREAKING ELLAFITZ BETTER THAN EVER FOR GRADE I SANTA MARGARITA

• TRAINER CONFIDENT SLIM SHADEY CAN GET MARATHON DISTANCE

• LINDZ WINZ IN QUICK TURNAROUND FOR IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES

ELLAFITZ SEEKS FOURTH STRAIGHT STAKES WIN IN GRADE I SANTA MARGARITA

Bad news for rivals of Ellafitz in next Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes. A winner of three straight stakes—two of them Grade II’s—in which she was never headed, Ellafitz is doing better now for the Santa Margarita than she was before she won the Grade II Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 18.

March 10, 2012

• BLANC WANTS TO FIND HIS ‘WAY’ TO SAN FELIPE WINNER’S CIRCLE

• BIANCONE HOPES HIS FILLY IS UP TO LAS FLORES CHALLENGE ON SUNDAY

BLANC ON LIVE LONGSHOT IN GRADE II SAN FELIPE STAKES

Thanks to an 11th-hour game of “musical jockeys” prior to Wednesday’s draw for today’s San Felipe Stakes, Brice Blanc landed a welcome added-money opportunity on a live mount, 6-1 morning line choice Empire Way, in the Grade II race for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, a major steppingstone to the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 7.

Garrett Gomez had been scheduled to ride

March 9, 2012

• HARRINGTON HOPES TO DOUBLE HIS PLEASURE IN SAN FELIPE

• GRADE I WINNER HOME SWEET ASPEN LOOKS STRONG IN LAS FLORES

• MIKE MITCHELL ASSISTANT D’AMATO WINS FIRST RACE AS TRAINER

CREATIVE CAUSE, EMPIRE WAY CARRY HARRINGTON HOPES IN SAN FELIPE

Timing is everything, the saying goes, and Mike Harrington is a firm believer in that credo these days, not necessarily by design.

The veteran trainer, who turns 70 on April 5, has two Triple Crown contenders, Creative Cause and Empire Way, slated to run in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes for 3-year-ol

March 8, 2012

• AMERICAN ACT SET FOR SAN FELIPE ON SATURDAY; BLINKERS OFF LIAISON

• MILLIONAIRE CALIFORNIA-BRED THE USUAL Q.T.