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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.

January 1, 2014

• NEW YEAR, NEW HORIZONS FOR SO-CAL HORSEMEN

• STREAKING PONCHATRAIN SET FOR MONROVIA

• WIN MACHINE JOE CARL POPULAR AT THE CLAIM BOX

• HRTV TO TELEVISE LIVE ECLIPSE FINALISTS JAN.

December 29, 2013

• RETIREMENT AWAITS MILLIONAIRE COST OF FREEDOM

• KINDLE READY TO FIRE IN GRADE II MONROVIA

• EDDIE D. HAS GOOD ADVICE FOR MONROVIA RIDERS

• GAME ON DUDE WORKS HALF-MILE UNDER MIKE SMITH

• NORDSTROM GREETER CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY AT SANTA ANITA

WELCOME RETIREMENT AWAITS MILLIONAIRE COST OF FREEDOM

On Jan.

December 28, 2013

• APPEALING TRAINING WELL FOR SUNDAY’S FRANKEL

• MACHOWSKY GOES TO ‘B TEAM’ FOR DAYTONA STAKES

• MUCHO MACHO MAN SPECIAL AIRS ON HRTV SUNDAY

• JERANIMO WORKS FOR ANOTHER RUN IN SAN GABRIEL

GALLAGHER HAS ‘APPEALING’ CHANCE IN FRANKEL

Even though she was 9-2 in the betting, Appealing disappointed when she finished fifth in the Grade II Goldikova Stakes at Santa Anita on Nov. 3.

December 27, 2013

• ASCANIO REMEMBERS LONG-TIME FRIEND FRANKEL

• ALL SYSTEMS GO SUNDAY FOR MOONE’S MY NAME

• BAFFERT DEALS WITH THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY

• NAKATANI, UNBRIDLED’S NOTE A SUCCESSFUL TEAM

• NOBLE METAL SHARP FOR U.S. DEBUT IN EDDIE LOGAN

MEMORIES, HOPE, FAMILY KEEP ASCANIO GOING

Death brings finality to all but memories, which these days, Humberto Ascanio treasures dearly.

A stroke limiting mobility of his right side forced him to give up his training career two years ago.

December 26, 2013

• LOSERS ARE WINNERS IN NEW YEAR DIET WAR

• NO SHORTAGE OF BOBBY FRANKEL MEMORIES

• NEW-LOOK SHOWVIVOR GETS UNDERWAY TODAY

DIETERS TAKE WEIGHT AND SEE APPROACH IN CONTEST

It has nothing to do with a New Year’s resolution, but agent Scotty McClellan and the Racing Department’s Tora Yamaguchi are in an avoirdupois adventure to see who can lose the most weight before Jan.

December 22, 2013

• HOLIDAY SPIRIT IN FULL SWING AS SANTA ANITA BEGINS

• SADLER HOPES TO DOUBLE HIS PLEASURE OPENING DAY

• EXECUTIVEPRIVILEGE BACK ON THE BEAM FOR LA BREA

• SANTA ANITA HAS GUARANTEED $500,000 LATE PICK 4 OPENING DAY

GOOD CHEER FOR ALL EVERY DAY AT DOUG O’NEILL’S BARN

Perhaps no operation in California racing exemplifies the distinct cultural and physical spirit of the holiday season more than trainer Doug O’Neill’s. Flourishing under his shed row is a miniature United Nations, without the political infighting.