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October 30, 2011

• BREEDERS’ CUP: SO FAR IT’S A ‘10’ THIS YEAR FOR BAFFERT

• WINNING EASES PAIN FOR TRAINER DON WARREN

BAFFERT ‘ALL IN’ FOR BREEDERS’ CUP, HIS MAIN EVENT

The Kentucky Derby is America’s race, but in the eyes of Bob Baffert, who has won the Run for the Roses three times, the Breeders’ Cup is an inspirational and motivating event that has the potential to attract new blood and new bucks in an industry that sorely needs both.

Baffert should know. He has started 57 horses in Breeders’ Cup races since its inaugural run in 1984, winning seven.

October 29, 2011

• DUBAWI HEIGHTS, AMAZOMBIE AMONG BC WORKERS AT SANTA ANITA

• ANNOUNCER JOHN LIES TO PINCH HIT FOR BC-BOUND DENMAN

GRADE I WINNERS DUBAWI HEIGHTS, AMAZOMBIE DRILL FOR BREEDERS’ CUP

Dubawi Heights, a consistent English-bred daughter of Dubawi who won the Grade I Yellow Ribbon Stakes at Santa Anita last out on Oct.

October 28, 2011

• HEADLEY TALKS SMACK, HAS M ONE RIFLE READY TO FIRE IN CAL CUP SPRINT

• DEFENDING CHAMP SOUL CANDY BACK IN CAL CUP CLASSIC

• STARLIGHT MAGIC STRETCHES OUT IN CAL CUP JUVENILE FILLIES

• SON OF UNUSUAL HEAT SET FOR CAL CUP JUVENILE

• CALIFORNIA NECTAR TRIES DOWNHILL COURSE FOR FIRST TIME

NO TURNING BACK FOR M ONE RIFLE IN CAL CUP SPRINT

The $100,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint is not lacking speed. That said, trainer Bruce Headley makes no bones about strategy for his charge, 2009 Malibu Stakes winner M One Rifle.

October 27, 2011

• BOB BLACK JACK RETURNS IN CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT

• CHAMPIONS GATE TRIES TWO TURNS IN CAL CUP JUVENILE

• RACING COMMUNITY MOURNS PASSING OF OWNER MACE SIEGEL

• LOCAL JOCKEYS COMMIT TO BREEDERS’ CUP MOUNTS

P.VAL ON BOB BLACK JACK INSURES FAST PACE IN CAL CUP SPRINT

Put Patrick Valenzuela on a committed front-runner and a potentially fast pace is a virtual certainty in Saturday’s $100,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint.

October 23, 2011

• CANANI SEES CLASSIC FORM IN NEW ADDITION HOLLADAY ROAD

• CARACORTADO, CALIFORNIA FLAG DRILL FOR BREEDERS’ CUP

• TOP BOXERS TO SPAR AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY, NOV. 5

HOLLADAY ROAD SEEKS FIRST STAKES WIN IN CAL CUP CLASSIC

Julio Canani anticipates further dividends Saturday from Holladay Road, a 6-year-old gelding he claimed for owners Gary and Wendy Broad on July 31 at Del Mar.

The son of Street Cry was an eventful fourth next out after the claim, on Aug. 27, beaten only a length, then won by one length at Santa Anita going 6 ½ furlongs on dirt Oct.

October 22, 2011

• FIRST BREEDERS’ CUP, CAL CUP AWAIT TRAINER MIKE PENDER

• SANTA ANITA JOINS IN FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

• AMAZOMBIE LEADS BREEDERS’ CUP WORK TAB AT SANTA ANITA

PENDER WORKERS ADVANCING TOWARDS MAJOR GOALS

Mike Pender has a lot to look forward to these days. On his way to his first-ever Breeders’ Cup as a trainer with Oak Tree Mile winner Jeranimo, the 45-year-old conditioner also has Oak Tree Derby winner Ultimate Eagle targeting the Hollywood Derby at 1 ¼ miles on turf on Nov.

October 21, 2011

• CAL CUP SPRINT SHOWDOWN LOOMS BETWEEN MALIBU WINNERS

• RIVALS RUNNING FOR SECOND AGAINST ODDS-ON SISTER MOON?

• STEADY ROBBIE’S WAR SET FOR UNIFORMITY STAKES

• ‘LUCKY’ BARRY ABRAMS EYES MELBOURNE CUP WITH CAL-BRED

M ONE RIFLE, BOB BLACK JACK SET TO SQAUARE OFF IN CAL CUP SPRINT

Two of the nation’s fastest Thoroughbreds, both winners of one of America’s most prestigious sprint races—the Grade I Malibu Stakes—are on course for a showdown in the California Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on Oct.

October 20, 2011

• SISTER MOON TAKES CONSERVATIVE ROUTE IN ANOAKIA STAKES

• SPAWR ON COURSE FOR BC SPRINT WITH AMAZOMBIE

• CALIFORNIA PHILHARMONIC TO CALL SANTA ANITA ‘HOME’ NEXT YEAR

• CHANTAL SUTHERLAND TO MEET FANS, HELP RETIRED HORSES SATURDAY

SISTER MOON STAYS IN HER OWN BACK YARD FOR ANOAKIA

Patience is a virtue, the old credo goes, and John Sadler is adhering to it with the precocious 2-year-old filly Sister Moon, who will go favored in her second start, Saturday’s $65,000 Anoakia Stakes at six furlongs.

October 16, 2011

• PROMISING SISTER MOON SHARP FOR ANOAKIA STAKES

• M ONE RIFLE READY TO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IN CAL CUP SPRINT

• ACCLAMATION WINDING DOWN FOR R & R IN FRESNO

RED-HOT ROSARIO LIKES WHAT HE SEES IN SISTER MOON

Confidence and good horses are a tough combination to beat. Right now, Joel Rosario is benefiting on both fronts.

The 26-year-old jockey won four straight races (the first, second, third and fifth; he had no mount in the fourth) at Santa Anita Saturday to take a 17-16 lead over Rafael Bejarano in the jockeys’ standings.

October 15, 2011

• SARAH’S SECRET SET FOR COMEBACK IN SUNDAY’S RAMSER

• OCTAVIO VERGARA RECEIVES SANTA ANITA SENDOFF IN STYLE

• TRAINER WINS FIRST RACE OF CAREER WITH 26-1 SHOT

• SISTER MOON DRILLS FOR ANOAKIA; BREEDERS’ CUP HOPEFULS WORK

SARAH’S SECRET RETURNS IN SUNDAY’S GRADE III RAMSER

Sarah’s Secret has recovered from a foot ailment that forced her to miss the Grade I Del Mar Oaks on Aug. 20. Trainer Kathy Walsh has the daughter of Leroidesanimaux set for her return in Sunday’s Grade III Harold C. Ramser Sr. Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.