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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.

October 14, 2011

• CANANI KEEPS FINGERS CROSSED FOR AKKADIAN IN OAK TREE DERBY

• GALLAGHER HOPES ENCHANTMENT LANDS IN RAMSER WINNER’S CIRCLE

• RIDERS TRY THEIR HAND AT GOLF IN SCGA EVENT AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAY

• OCTAVIO VERGARA CALLS IT A CAREER IN TODAY’S FOURTH RACE

UNLUCKY AKKADIAN SHARP FOR SATURDAY’S OAK TREE DERBY

Good luck and hard work are a combination Julio Canani hopes will lead to the winner’s circle for Akkadian in Saturday’s Grade II Oak Tree Derby.

Akkadian experienced tough going in his last two starts that probably cost him a better position than

October 13, 2011

• FOURTEEN OF 15 NOMS ENTER GRADE II OAK TREE DERBY SATURDAY

• McANALLY HOPES TO SMELL RAMSER ROSES WITH WIFE’S FILLY

• ACCLAMATION RECOVERING, EYES 2012 BREEDERS’ CUP AT SANTA ANITA

• SO CAL GOLF ASSOCIATION TO STAGE DAY AT THE RACES SATURDAY

• FANS CAN MEET ‘VIC THE BRICK’ AT SANTA ANITA ON SUNDAYS

RIVALS SHOW NO FEAR OF MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE IN OAK TREE DERBY

There were 15 horses nominated to Saturday’s Grade II Oak Tree Derby at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

October 10, 2011

• MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE SEEKS GRADE II TURF WIN IN OAK TREE DERBY

• CALLAGHAN TWOSOME SHARP FOR NEXT SUNDAY’S RAMSER

• TEAM BEJARANO GOES FOR THE GOLD

VERSATILE MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE SET FOR OAK TREE DERBY

Rafael Bejarano has ridden Midnight Interlude three times, all in stakes races on the turf, winning the Tsunami Slew by a neck in his first ride, on June 17.

October 9, 2011

• CAMP VICTORY READY FOR MONDAY’S GRADE III MORVICH

• CASSIDY EYES GRADE II WIN IN OAK TREE DERBY

• IRREFUTABLE B/C DIRT MILE CANDIDATE, SPRINT ON FOR THE FACTOR

• CELESTIAL KITTEN SAVES HER BEST FOR GRADE III RAMSER

MITCHELL HAS DESIGNS ON WIN FOR CAMP VICTORY IN GRADE III MORVICH

Mike Mitchell hopes to break a string of seconditis with Camp Victory in Monday’s Columbus Day holiday feature, the Grade III, $100,000 Morvich Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at about 6 ½ furlongs on Santa Anita’s downhill turf course.

Camp Victory has been second in four s

October 8, 2011

• CALIFORNIA FLAG DRAWS WELL FOR MONDAY’S GRADE III MORVICH

• AMAZOMBIE 5-2 AGAINST ODDS-ON THE FACTOR IN GRADE I ANCIENT TITLE

• GRASS IS GREENER FOR MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE, SET FOR II OAK TREE DERBY

• COMBAT WOUNDED MARINE HAS ROOTING INTEREST IN SUNDAY’S 6TH RACE

CALIFORNIA FLAG ON FAVORITE COURSE IN GRADE III MORVICH

California Flag drew the number six post position for Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 guaranteed Morvich Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on the turf.