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March 22, 2014

• ‘CHROME,’ CANDY BOY WORK FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

• TOC NAMES LEADING CALIFORNIA OWNERS OF 2013

‘CHROME’ SPARKLES, CANDY BOY ‘SOLID’ IN SATURDAY DRILLS

California Chrome and Candy Boy, who figure to be the top two betting choices in the Santa Anita Derby, had their penultimate workouts Saturday morning for the Grade I, $1 million race on April 5, California Chrome going a half-mile at his Los Alamitos headquarters and Candy Boy working six furlongs at Santa Anita.

The California-bred California Chrome, winner of three straigh

March 21, 2014

• TRAINER NOT STANDING ‘PAT’ IN SAN LUIS REY STAKES

• ENTERPRISING BACK ON TURF IN PASADENA STAKES

• BALTAS TRIPLE TRIGGERS $551,928 PICK 6 CARRYOVER

• CHAMPION BEHOLDER WORKS TOWARDS 2014 DEBUT

NIAGARA FALLS INTO TOUGH SPOT IN SAN LUIS REY

At 10-1 on the morning line, Niagara Falls is the longest-priced runner in tomorrow’s Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 ½ miles on turf, but that doesn’t deter Patrick Biancone from thinking the 5-year-old Giant’s Causeway horse is without a chance.

“The pace was too fast, plus, he needed the race,” th

March 20, 2014

• CALIFORNIA CHROME SET FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

• THESE ‘SHOES’ WERE MADE FOR SAN LUIS REY DISTANCE

• BAYERN WORKS, BAFFERT UNDECIDED ON NEXT RACE

• LUCARELLI PROUD OF FIRST GRADED WIN AT SANTA ANITA

CALIFORNIA CHROME WORKS SATURDAY FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY

Streaking California Chrome will make his next start in the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5, trainer Art Sherman confirmed Thursday morning by phone from his Los Alamitos headquarters.

“It’s a relief that we’ve made the decision,” Sherman said.

March 16, 2014

• LUCAYAN RETURNS TO TURF MARATHON IN SAN LUIS REY

• CALIFORNIA CHROME POSSIBLE FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY


DRYSDALE SEEKS FIFTH SAN LUIS REY WIN SATURDAY

Neil Drysdale is no stranger when it comes to winning marathon races. The Hall of Fame trainer has won the mile-and-a-half San Luis Rey Stakes four times, three times in its last seven runnings, twice with Bourbon Bay, in 2010 and again in 2012.

March 15, 2014

• BLANC WORKS MARE TOWARDS SANTA ANA VICTORY

• BRIGHT LIGHT GOES ON FOR CALIFORNIA CHROME

• CHAMP BEHOLDER MOVES CLOSER TO 2014 RETURN

PACE WOULD AID MISS SERENDIPITY IN SANTA ANA STAKES

While Brice Blanc has never ridden Miss Serendipity in a race, he has worked her two times and is optimistic that the Argentine-bred mare trained by Ron McAnally will give a good account of herself when she runs in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

“She’s been working r

March 14, 2014


· MANDELLA EYES FIRST SANTA MARGARITA VICTORY
· DRYSDALE HAS HOT TOPIC IN SANTA ANA STAKES
· TALAMO, DANCINGTOTHESTARS REUNITE IN O’BRIEN
· CANDY BOY WORKS FOR RICH SANTA ANITA DERBY

March 13, 2014

• VERSATILE IOTAPA SET FOR GRADE I SANTA MARGARITA

• ‘700 CLUB’ MEMBER McANALLY EYES SANTA ANA WIN

• TURF NO PROBLEM FOR NAKATANI, COULD BE TROUBLE

• POPULARITY ON THE RISE FOR CALIFORNIA CHROME

• LUKAS SHOWS HIS CLASSY COLORS AFTER BIG ’CAP LOSS


IOTAPA SEEKS GRADE I WIN IN SATURDAY’S SANTA MARGARITA

March 9, 2014

• RECORD BIG ’CAP WIN AN EMOTIONAL ONE FOR BAFFERT

• SHERMAN MAKES HIS POINTS WITH CALIFORNIA CHROME

• SANTA ANITA HANDICAP DAY TOTAL HANDLE UP 23 PERCENT

GAME ON DUDE QUIETS CRITICS, TO BAFFERT’S DELIGHT

Glib, flippant, aloof, unaffected.

March 7, 2014

• BAFFERT HOPES PACE MAKES THE RACE FOR GAME ON DUDE

• TRAINER LONG ON NAME, LONG ON ODDS FOR BIG ’CAP

• ESPINOZA SAYS CAL-BRED READY FOR BEST IN SAN FELIPE

• CLUBHOUSE RIDE OPTS FOR GRADE II SAN CARLOS STAKES

• JUDY THE BEAUTY INVADES FOR SUNDAY’S LAS FLORES

• FREE BC ‘DAY ONE’ TIX FOR FIRST 15,000 FANS TOMORROW

• MINOR CHINA DOLL STAKES MAJOR TEST FOR BETTORS

FOES MUST CATCH GAME ON DUDE IN SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

Disappointment is part and parcel of The Sports of Kings. For horsemen and bettors alike, there is more losing than winning.

March 6, 2014

• SHADES OF JOHN HENRY: GOOD HORSES BRING GOOD CROWDS

• CONSISTENT KRISTO BEEN WORKING WELL FOR SAN FELIPE

• DISTANCE SUITS BIG MACHER IN GRADE II SAN CARLOS

• FREE BC ‘DAY ONE’ TIX FOR FIRST 15,000 FANS ON BIG ’CAP DAY

HORSEMEN, FANS LOOK FORWARD TO SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

Ron McAnally’s been there, done that.