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March 4, 2012

• OUT OF BOUNDS DRILLS MONDAY FOR SATURDAY’S STRONG SAN FELIPE

• RACING RARITY AT SANTA ANITA: ‘NO CONTEST’ RACE CREATES REFUNDS

GOMEZ RETURNS TO RIDE OUT OF BOUNDS IN SATURDAY’S SAN FELIPE

Sham Stakes winner Out of Bounds, one of the West’s major Triple Crown contenders, is scheduled to work five furlongs on Hollywood Park’s Cushion Track Monday in his final major drill for next Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.

“The horse is doing well,” trainer Eoin Harty said.

March 3, 2012

• SPECHT SEEKS HERNANDEZ UPSET WITH GIG HARBOR SUNDAY

• HRTV SPOTLIGHTS OLD ENGLISH RANCHO ON SUNDAY SHOW

• SANTA ANITA HOSTS POPULAR PHOTO DAY FRIDAY, MARCH 9

BAY AREA INVADER GIG HARBOR SET FOR SUNDAY’S JOE HERNANDEZ HANDICAP

Gig Harbor is in from his Northern California base for Sunday’s $70,000 Joe Hernandez Handicap and trainer Steve Specht feels the Kentucky-bred son of City Zip is ready to put his best foot forward in the race for older horses at about 6 ½ furlongs on the turf.

Owned by Daniel O’Neill of San Francisco, Gig Harbor won a minor stakes

March 2, 2012

• ‘ACCOMPLISHED HORSES’ FACE ULTIMATE EAGLE IN BIG ’CAP

• MIKE SMITH HAS INSIDE TRACK IN THREE GRADE I RACES SATURDAY

• BEJARANO, MADE TO LOVE HER SET FOR LAS VIRGENES STAKES

FAVORED ULTIMATE EAGLE ONE TO CATCH IN GRADE I BIG ’CAP

Mike Pender has ample respect for the 12 rivals of Ultimate Eagle in Saturday’s Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, in spite of the defection of defending champion Game On Dude from the Grade I, $750,000 race at a mile and a quarter.

“I don’t think it simplifies anything with Game On Dude out,”

March 1, 2012

• BIG ‘CAP DISTANCE NO CONCERN FOR PEDROZA ON ULTIMATE EAGLE

• JERANIMO EYES TARGET AND MR. COMMONS IN GRADE I KILROE MILE

• WHITE SEES HOLLADAY ROAD AS VIABLE LONGSHOT IN BIG ’CAP

• McANALLY PAINTS ‘ROSARIO’ PICTURE FOR LAS VIRGENES STAKES

• SANTA ANITA AVAILABLE ON KVMD FROM 3 P.M. TO 6 P.M. ON BIG ’CAP DAY

FAVORED ULTIMATE EAGLE ONE TO CATCH IN GRADE I BIG ’CAP

Martin Pedroza can read past performances as well as anyone, and the 46-year-old jockey is a realist.

February 26, 2012

• MIKE SMITH, EIGHT SHY OF 5,000 WINS, EYES BIG ’CAP VICTORY ON UH OH BANGO

• SIZZLING-HOT BAFFERT WEIGHS BIG ‘CAP OR DUBAI FOR GAME ON DUDE

• ROSARIO RIDES WILLYCONKER IN GRADE I KILROE MILE SATURDAY

• RENEESGOTZIP WORKS WELL FOR GRADE I LAS VIRGENES STAKES

SMITH GIVES UH OH BANGO STAYER’S CHANCE IN GRADE I BIG ’CAP

Mike Smith is eight away from career victory No. 5,000.

February 25, 2012

• PEDROZA’S ‘BEST HORSE EVER’ MAJOR CONTENDER FOR GRADE I BIG ’CAP

• THE USUAL Q.T. , MR. COMMONS, JERANIMO WORK FOR GRADE I KILROE MILE

• NAKATANI IN GOOD SPOT WITH RENEESGOTZIP FOR GRADE I LAS VIRGENES

PEDROZA ON ‘BEST HORSE HE’S RIDDEN’ WITH ULTIMATE EAGLE IN BIG ’CAP

Make no mistake about it: Ultimate Eagle is the best horse Martin Pedroza has ever ridden.

February 24, 2012

• SWAY AWAY FINDS HIS NICHE IN SATURDAY’S SAN CARLOS

• NEW STRATEGY FOR GLADDING IN GRADE I BIG ’CAP ON MARCH 3

• THE USUAL Q.T.

February 23, 2012

• ‘WE’RE RUNNING FOR SECOND’ SPAWR SAYS OF THE FACTOR FOES

• SETSUKO SHARP FOR BIG ‘CAP; GAME ON DUDE DRILLS FOR BAFFERT

• SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS IN CHARITY GAME TONIGHT AT 7 P.M.

• CHARM THE MAKER EYES GRADE I LAS VIRGENES STAKES MARCH 3

CHAMP AMAZOMBIE VS.

February 20, 2012

• HEALTHY MENSA HEAT SET FOR GRADE II SAN CARLOS ON SATURDAY

• MOTT-TRAINED RON THE GREEK EYES GRADE I SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

• GOMEZ NAMED TO RIDE JERANIMO IN GRADE I KILROE MILE MARCH 3

STEADY MENSA HEAT TAKES ON CHAMP AMAZOMBIE IN SAN CARLOS

Like most scions of Unusual Heat, Mensa Heat pays his way.

February 19, 2012

• SMITH: THE BEST IS YET TO COME FOR CHAMPION AMAZOMBIE

• THREE FOR THE CECIL IN MONDAY’S BUENA VISTA HANDICAP

• SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET FOR THURSDAY’S CHARITY HOOPS GAME

• BIG ‘CAP DRAW BREAKFAST ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29

AMAZOMBIE SHARP FOR 2012 DEBUT IN NEXT SATURDAY’S SAN CARLOS

The best is yet to come from Amazombie.