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January 17, 2014

• HOLLENDORFER IN PURSUIT OF FIRST SANTA ANITA TITLE

• SHARED BELIEF WILL WORK WHEN HE’S ‘100 PERCENT’

• ECLIPSE EXPERIENCE BITTERSWEET FOR YAKTEEN

• APPRENTICE VANDYKE A YANKEE DOODLE DANDY

HOLLENDORFER TAKES LEAD FROM BAFFERT IN TRAINERS’ RACE

Team Hollendorfer is nothing if not confident.

January 16, 2014

• GALLAGHER ROLLS THE ‘DICE’ IN STRUB STAKES

• LET FAITH ARISE STRETCHES OUT IN LA CANADA

• McANALLY HOPES MEGAHERTZ GRASS IS GREENER

DICE FLAVOR TRIES DIRT FOR FIRST TIME IN STRUB

Dice Flavor has won himself out nearly three times over since he was purchased for $100,000 at the Barretts 2-year-olds in training sale in May of 2012.

January 12, 2014

• CONSISTENT HEAR THE GHOST SET FOR STRUB STAKES

• SHARED BELIEF MISSES WORK BUT ON COURSE FOR LEWIS

• STEVENS READY TO REUNITE WITH MUCHO MACHO MAN

• IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY FOR KENTUCKY DERBY FEVER

HOLLENDORFER HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN STRUB

With three wins Saturday including the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes with front-running favorite Blueskiesnrainbows, Team Hollendorfer hopes to continue its winning ways next Saturday when it sends out the double-barreled duo of Hear the Ghost and Zeewat in the Grade II, $200,000 Strub Stakes for 4-yea

January 11, 2014

• McANALLY’S SOUTH AMERICAN IMPORT FITS IN PASEANA

• FAMILIAR NAMES ON TOP IN SANTA ANITA STANDINGS

McANALLY ANTICIPATES MARE’S U.S.

January 10, 2014

• SYNTHETIC TO DIRT NO CONCERN FOR ‘HAWK’ IN SHAM

• CALLAGHAN HOPES DIRT IS GREENER FOR ONTOLOGY

• ‘SPUD’ TRIES TO MASH FOES FOR MORENO IN SAN PASQUAL

• MALDONADO EYES NATIONAL GOALS WITH NEW AGENT

SPEEDY MIDNIGHT HAWK STRETCHES OUT IN SHAM STAKES

Bob Baffert seeks his third win in just 13 runnings of the Sham Stakes Saturday when he sends out Midnight Hawk in the Grade III race for 3-year-olds at one mile.

Midnight Hawk was an impressive maiden winner by 6 ¼ lengths first out on Hollywood Park’s synthetic Cushion Track, winnin

January 9, 2014

• SADLER TACKLES BAFFERT IN GRADE III SHAM STAKES

• PEDROZA, BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS SET FOR SAN PASQUAL

• FAMILY, FUTURE BRING DESORMEAUX TO SANTA ANITA

• MUCHO MACHO MAN CEREMONY TAKES PLACE SATURDAY

BAFFERT, SADLER SQUARE OFF IN SHAM STAKES SATURDAY

Bob Baffert has won the Sham Stakes twice and the Kentucky Derby three times, so the Hall of Fame trainer is no stranger when it comes to getting 3-year-olds ready for a run at the Triple Crown classics.

He begins pursuit of his fourth win in the May 3 Run for Roses Saturday when he sends out prom

January 5, 2014

• MAJESTIC CITY SET FOR GRADE II SAN PASQUAL STAKES

• KRISTO WORKS FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE III SHAM STAKES

MAJESTIC CITY STRETCHES OUT IN SATURDAY’S SAN PASQUAL

Majestic City, a consistent and versatile son of City Zip, is on course for next Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes, an important steppingstone to the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap on March 8.

The 5-year-old horse owned by Jeff Bloom of Oceanside and trained by Ron Ellis was a solid second, though beaten six lengths, in the Grade III Berkeley Handicap on Golden Gate’s

January 4, 2014

• SMITH MEETS ULTRASONIC IN GRADE II MONROVIA

• SANTA ANITA HONORS ONE-TON SALLY ON SUNDAY

• TEDDY’S PROMISE WORKS FOR GRADE II SANTA MONICA

JUDDMONTE’S ULTRASONIC SETTLED IN FOR SUNDAY’S MONROVIA

Mike Smith has never ridden Ultrasonic in a race, but all that will change Sunday.

January 3, 2014

• HUNTSVILLE TRIES TO KEEP ‘HEAT’ ON IN SAN GABRIEL

• SKY HIGH GAL WORKING WELL FOR MONROVIA STAKES

• SHARED BELIEF DRILLS FOR 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN LEWIS

UNUSUAL HEAT OFF TO FAST START AS 24-YEAR-OLD STUD

Like Old Man River, Unusual Heat jes’ keeps rollin’ along.

The venerable stallion, who stands at Harris Farms in Coalinga for $20,000, turned 24 on Jan.

January 2, 2014

• PATRIOTISM HIGH WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR STABLES

• TRAINER CALLAGHAN SEEKS WEEKEND STAKES DOUBLE

• GUARANTEED PICK 6 POOL OF $150,000 BEGINS SATURDAY

• GOOD START TO 2014: 11,233 ON TRACK AT SANTA ANITA

OWNER McEWEN GOES BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY

There was more than one winner when Sushi Empire rolled to a stylish 1 ¼-length victory in Wednesday’s Blue Norther Stakes.

The owner of the 3-year-old Empire Maker filly is George (Chip) McEwen III, racing as Wounded Warrior Stables, whose donations benefit members of the U.S.