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September 30, 2011

• GRADE I GOODWOOD ONLY OPTION FOR GOLDEN ITIZ

• TALAMO OPTIMISTIC ABOUT LADY’S SECRET STAKES

• CALLAGHAN BUSY IN YELLOW RIBBON PRESENTED BY EMIRATES AIRLINE

• LOUKAS MAKES U.S. DEBUT IN NORFOLK STAKES

• SILENT SAGA COULD MAKE NOISE IN GRADE I OAK LEAF SUNDAY

WAKE UP CALL FOR GOLDEN ITIZ IN GRADE I GOODWOOD STAKES

Golden Itiz makes his first start in two months in Saturday’s Grade I Goodwood Stakes. Trainer Ron Ellis might have considered a less-challenging race for the winner of the Grade III Affirmed Handicap last June, but his options were limited.

September 29, 2011

• ACCLAMATION WORKS ON TURF, HIRSCH LIKELY OVER GOODWOOD

• CONSISTENT ZAZU SHARP FOR LADY’S SECRET STAKES

• DISTANCE SUITS MALIBU PIER IN YELLOW RIBBON

• RULER OF DUBAI ONE TO CATCH IN NORFOLK

CONNECTIONS WEIGH TURF OR DIRT FOR ACCLAMATION

Acclamation worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s firm turf course Thursday in :49.80 but a decision on whether he would run in Saturday’s Grade I Goodwood Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on the main track or Sunday’s Grade II Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship at 1 1/4 miles was on hold.

September 28, 2011

• UPSTART ASK THE MOON VS. CHAMP BLIND LUCK IN LADY’S SECRET

• DUBAWI HEIGHTS SHARP FOR YELLOW RIBBON PRESENTED BY EMIRATES AIR

• BAFFERT EYES RECORD SIXTH NORFOLK WIN WITH TALENTED DRILL

WOLFSON HITS THE LOTTERY WITH ASK THE MOON

It may not be Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral, but Ask the Moon vs. Blind Luck offers a similarly contrasting story line.

September 27, 2011

• TEAM ACCLAMATION PONDERS OPTIONS AT SANTA ANITA

• STEADY COZI ROSIE SEEKS FIRST GRADE I WIN IN YELLOW RIBBON

• ASK THE MOON DRILLS FOR LADY’S SECRET STAKES

• MTV’S ROB DYRDEK ROOTING FOR WEEMISSFRANKIE IN OAK LEAF SUNDAY

• BASMATI EYES MAIDEN VICTORY IN GRADE I NORFOLK

HORSE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE ACCLAMATION BETTER WITH AGE

Acclamation, who thrust himself into consideration for Horse of the Year honors with a courageous victory in the Grade I Pacific Classic on Del Mar’s Polytrack after winning two straight Grade I races on turf, will likely be entered in bo

September 26, 2011

• SANTA ANITA’S OPENING WEEKEND FEATURES FIVE GRADE I STAKES

• CHAMPION BLIND LUCK READY FOR LADY’S SECRET

• EARLY DERBY FAVORITE DRILL SET TO RUN IN NORFOLK

• BIG ’CAP WINNER GAME ON DUDE SET FOR GOODWOOD

• STRONG FIELD LOOMS FOR GRADE I YELLOW RIBBON STAKES

OPTIMISM PREVAILS AS SANTA ANITA BEGINS AUTUMN MEET FRIDAY

Santa Anita Park stands at the ready to add to its storied history as the countdown dwindles for its inaugural Autumn meet that begins Friday and runs 24 racing days through Nov.

April 16, 2011

• SHERMAN EXPECTS GRASS TO BE GREENER FOR HAIMISH HY IN SAN JUAN

• NBC LA TV GREETS HERO JOHN SHEAR ON HIS RELEASE FROM HOSPITAL

HAIMISH HY DUE FOR IMPROVEMENT IN SANTA ANITA FINALE SUNDAY

For the first time in a career spanning 13 races, Haimish Hy did not improve his position from the head of the stretch to the finish line when he ran in the San Luis Rey Stakes on March 20.

April 15, 2011

• MARATHON SPECIALIST JUNIPER PASS SET FOR SAN JUAN

• BLANC WELCOMES OPPORTUNITY ON MALIBU PIER

• BAFFERT NEARS NINTH SANTA ANITA TRAINING TITLE

• VETERAN TRAINER CARNO PASSES AT AGE 90

SAN JUAN DISTANCE SHOULD POSE NO PROBLEM FOR JUNIPER PASS

On the surface, everything points to another solid performance from Juniper Pass in Sunday’s traditional farewell race at Santa Anita, the Grade II, $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap for older horses at about 1 ¾ miles on turf.

The 4-year-old bay colt won the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes at a mile and a half on March

April 14, 2011

• ROSARIO ROLLING TOWARDS SANTA ANITA, MONEY TITLES

• ANDINA SEEKS FIRST STAKES WIN IN SANTA BARBARA

• VICTORY PETE WORKING WELL FOR RETURN IN SAN SIMEON

ROSARIO EYES NATIONAL MONEY CROWN, SANTA ANITA TITLE

Ron Ebanks had one major objective for jockey Joel Rosario this year: win the national purse earnings title. Capturing Santa Anita’s riding championship for the first time would be fine, too, but it was not a priority.

Turns out, Ebanks and Rosario could accomplish both goals.

April 10, 2011

• BAFFERT HITS A TRIPLE EN ROUTE TO KENTUCKY DERBY

• UNCLE MO STILL ON KENTUCKY DERBY TRAIL ACCORDING TO PLETCHER

• THE FACTOR, GAME ON DUDE PROMINENT ON BUSY WORK TAB

SANTA ANITA DERBY WINNER GIVES BAFFERT THREE FOR THE MONEY

With Uncle Mo running like Grandma Moses in the final sixteenth, favorites in major stakes races from coast to coast went down in flames Saturday, led by the former favorite for the Kentucky Derby on May 7.

April 8, 2011

• FOOT BRUISE PUTS JAYCITO IN JEOPARDY FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

• LIFE GOES ON IN RISKY GAME OF HORSE RACING

• ARCADIA MILE SUITS LEROY DYNAMEAUX, GLATT SAYS

• TANDA RETURNS VERSUS UNZIP ME IN LAS CIENEGAS HANDICAP

FOOT ISSUE PUTS JAYCITO AT RISK FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

Bob Baffert said late Friday morning that Jaycito has been “battling a foot bruise, an abscess” from last week which could jeopardize his running in Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby.

“We’re watching it really close,” the Hall of Fame trainer said.