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December 31, 2011

• WHISPER LOUISE COULD BE CLOSER TO PACE IN FRANKEL STAKES

• ROME’S MIZDIRECTION RETURNS TO SPRINT IN MONDAY’S MONROVIA

ADJUSTMENTS CONSIDERED FOR ‘LOUISE’ IN SUNDAY’S FRANKEL STAKES

Whisper Louise seeks her first stakes win Sunday in the Grade II, $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

December 30, 2011

• SUTHERLAND HOPES FOR BETTER TRIP IN GRADE I LA BREA

• ‘STRAIGHTFORWARD’ TURNING TOP SET FOR FRANKEL STAKES

• SHEER TALENT STRETCHES OUT IN EDDIE LOGAN STAKES

• HRTV NOW AVAILABLE ON KVDM FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

• SANTA ANITA’S ON-LINE SHOWVIVOR STARTS THIS SUNDAY

IMPROVEMENT EXPECTED FROM GREAT HOT IN SATURDAY’S LA BREA

Chantal Sutherland is hoping for smoother sailing for Great Hot in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.

December 29, 2011

• FLORES HOPES FOR LESS TURBULENCE IN GRADE I LA BREA

• CITY TO CITY ‘PERFECT’ COMING INTO SUNDAY’S FRANKEL STAKES

• CENTRILINTELIGENCE OK AFTER GRADE I MALIBU MISHAP

• MORNING LINE ODDS AT THE READY AT SANTA ANITA

TURBULENT DESCENT READY TO ‘MOVE ON’ IN LA BREA STAKES

David Flores knows Turbulent Descent like the back of his hand. The 43-year-old jockey has ridden the daughter of Congrats in each of her nine races, winning six and finishing second twice.

December 26, 2011

• SUGARINTHEMORNING GETS CLASS TEST IN GRADE I LA BREA

• ROBBINS REMEMBERS MALIBU VICTORY BY JOHNNY EVES

McANALLY SEEKS FOURTH LA BREA WIN WITH SUGARINTHEMORNING

When it comes to running Sugarinthemorning in this Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes, Ron McAnally is taking a realistic approach.

“She’s doing well, working good, had a good seven-eighths the other day (1:25.40 on Friday) and a good three-quarters before that,” the 79-year-old Hall of Fame trainer said Monday morning.

December 23, 2011

• GRADE I MALIBU STAKES CAN LEAD TO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS

• FOUR HORSES IN ONE RACE DOESN’T GUARANTEE WIN FOR BAFFERT

• AGENT EXPECTS IMPROVEMENT FROM THE FACTOR IN MALIBU

• STREAKING ULTIMATE EAGLE HAS OPTIONS IN SIR BEAUFORT

MALIBU A STEPPINGSTONE TO GREATER GLORY, STEVENS SAYS

Not only is the Grade I Malibu Stakes one of the most important sprints on the racing landscape, it can lead to greater gold and glory down the road.

So says Gary Stevens, retired Hall of Fame jockey, three-time Kentucky Derby winner, actor who has a prominent role in HBO’s s

December 22, 2011

• BAFFERT ON HIS FAB FOUR IN GRADE I MALIBU: EVERY JOCK FOR HIMSELF

• WESLEY WARD HAS ‘KITTEN’ PURRING FOR SIR BEAUFORT

• SADLER JUVENILES SET FOR OPENING DAY CAL-BRED STAKES

THE FACTOR GOES FROM INSIDE TO OUTSIDE IN OPENING DAY MALIBU

As the trainer of four of the 11 horses entered, Bob Baffert has more than one-third of the field scheduled to start in Monday’s opening day feature at Santa Anita, the Grade I Malibu Stakes.

December 21, 2011

• HEAVYWEIGHTS BAFFERT, ASMUSSEN DOMINATE ENTRIES FOR GRADE I MALIBU

• ‘HOMEBODY’ GOMEZ SETTLES IN FOR SANTA ANITA OPENING

• LAST-MINUTE CHANGE PUTS ULTIMATE EAGLE IN GRADE II SIR BEAUFORT

• HENDRICKS HAS HIGH HOPES FOR CAL-BRED FILLY BELLOMA

TURF TITANS BAFFERT, ASMUSSEN SQUARE OFF IN MALIBU STAKES

Between the two of them, Bob Baffert and Steve Asmussen have seven of the 11 horses entered in the Grade I Malibu Stakes, Santa Anita’s opening day feature on Monday.

Baffert, a nine-time Santa Anita training king and a member of the Hall of Fame, has entered

December 20, 2011

• ASMUSSEN HAS THREE FOR THE MONEY IN GRADE I MALIBU

• COMMA TO THE TOP RETURNS TO TURF IN GRADE II SIR BEAUFORT

• GRADE I WINNER RAIL TRIP RETURNS TO TRAINER RON ELLIS

ASMUSSEN TRIO SET FOR MALIBU STAKES ON OPENING DAY

Steve Asmussen, who is wintering for the second consecutive year at Santa Anita with 40 horses, is anxiously awaiting opening day. America’s leading trainer by races won, Asmussen oversees a national stable that wins races by the thousands. For instance, on Dec.

December 19, 2011

• CENTRALINTELIGENCE MAKES STAKES DEBUT IN GRADE I MALIBU

• COMMA TO THE TOP: WHITHER THOU GOEST?

• HESS BASKS IN SATISFACTION OF TRAINING WIN NO.

December 16, 2011

• ‘OVERNIGHT SENSATION’ SPAWR HAS DAY IN THE SUN WITH BC WINNER

• JOHN HENRY EXERCISE RIDER, CURRENT TRAINER CENICOLA BATTLING CANCER

• SANTA ANITA HORSE POPULATION ‘VERY FAVORABLE RIGHT NOW’

SPAWR HAS AMAZOMBIE, ISMENE SET FOR SANTA ANITA STAKES

After marshalling his craft with diligence and dedication for more than four decades, Bill Spawr became an overnight sensation in just over one minute.

That’s how long it took Amazombie to post a 7-1 upset in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs on Nov.