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October 17, 2013

•MUCHO MACHO MAN BOUYS STEVENS’ SPIRITS

•PRIVATE ZONE IN BULLET WORK FOR BC SPRINT

•VERSATILE LUCKARUCK TRIES DOWNHILL STAKES

•NATE NEWBY NAMED SANTA ANITA V.P. MARKETING

‘MACHO,’ STEVENS AT HOME AS BREEDERS’ CUP NEARS

Mucho Macho Man has been in California so long it wouldn’t be surprising if he had a skate board and a cell phone.

OK, so he’s been here shorter than a Brett Favre retirement and may not be a bona fide California Boy yet, but he has been stabled here at Santa Anita since Sept.

October 13, 2013

• ‘C NAK’ ROLLS NATURAL FOUR & ‘McCANN’ GOES OUT A WINNER--AGAIN

• POWELL! CAL-BRED SOI PHET BLOSSOMS IN NEW BARN

• ‘BREEDERS’ CUP OR BUST’ CHARITY AIDS EQUINES, HUMANS

FOND FAREWELL FOR McCANN’S MOJAVE AS NAKATANI WINS FINAL FOUR

McCann’s Mojave, who was euthanized due to colic at the age of 13 Friday, was at rest Saturday honored with the distinction of having sired another last-race juvenile winner at Santa Anita while also anchoring a natural four-win day for jockey Corey Nakatani.

October 12, 2013

• MUCHO MACHO MAN WORKS TOWARDS BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC

• DIRT SHOULD BE TO BAJAN’S LIKING IN ANOAKIA STAKES

• MILLIONAIRE STAKES WINNER MCCANN’S MOJAVE DEAD AT 13

MUCHO MACHO MAN BREEZES FOR BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC

Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Mucho Macho Man had his first official breeze Saturday since winning the Grade I Awesome Again Stakes on Sept. 28, going four furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track in 47.40.

October 11, 2013

• GARY MANDELLA SEES WIDE OPEN BC MILE FOR SILENTIO

• NAKATANI HAS NEW AGENT IN EX-GOMEZ REP TONY MATOS

• AT 3-1, ISMENE IS ‘OUTSIDER’ IN SATURDAY’S CAL DISTAFF

BC MILE FOES STEP FORWARD WITH UPSETS OF WISE DAN, OBVIOUSLY

With Horse of the Year Wise Dan’s nine-race winning streak at and end and committed front-runner Obviously hoping for less up front heat, “suddenly,” as Trevor Denman is wont to say, “the whole picture changes.”

That would be in reference to the Breeders’ Cup Mile, a $2-million grass race at Santa Anita on Nov. 2.

October 10, 2013

• NO SCOOP, BUT CLOCKER LIKES GAME ON DUDE IN CLASSIC

• GOMEZ OFF MOUNTS AGAIN, NOT RIDING ‘FOR TIME BEING’

• SMOOVE IT RETURNS FOR REDDAM IN SUNDAY’S ANOAKIA STAKES

GAME ON DUDE HEADS ‘FAB FOUR’ IN BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC

Game On Dude, Fort Larned, Mucho Macho Man and Ron the Greek. Meet the Breeders’ Cup Classic’s Fab Four.

Game On Dude has won six straight stakes and is the early favorite for the $5 million, mile-and-a-quarter Classic Nov.

October 6, 2013

• BEHOLDER IN PEAK FORM FOR BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF

• TRAINER KEEPS BC OPTIONS OPEN FOR SPEEDY FILLY

• AGENT BRAD PEGRAM BENEFITS FROM GOOD VALUE SYSTEM

BEHOLDER AT HER BEST AS BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF AWAITS

Here’s a frightening thought for Beholder’s rivals in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. Richard Mandella thinks “she continues to get a little better as we go along, just through experience.

October 5, 2013

• CLENOR, UNBEATEN IN U.S., MAKES SANTA ANITA DEBUT

• MIA LADY TRIES TURF FOR FIRST TIME CALIFORNIA DISTAFF

• DISCOUNTED BREEDERS’ CUP TICKETS AVAILABLE AT SANTA ANITA

BREEDERS’ CUP FAVORITE CLENOR VALIDATES POTENTIAL

Team O’Neill has been high on Clenor ever since the Irish-bred filly arrived from the Emerald Isle this summer.

“She’s been perfect,” said trainer Doug O‘Neill’s assistant Leandro Mora when asked about the 2-year-old daughter of the Danehill stallion Oratorio before her first race.

October 4, 2013

• BLINKERS OFF, BEJARANO ON FAVORED GOLDENCENTS SATURDAY

• OBVIOUSLY, TALAMO ONES TO CATCH AGAIN IN CITY OF HOPE MILE

• ANOTHER DAY AT THE (ZUMA) BEACH FOR DIAMOND BACHELOR?

‘NATURAL ATHLETE’ GOLDENCENTS CHOICE IN SA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP

If Goldencents’ game was baseball, he’d be a five-tool player. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief won the Grade I Santa Anita Derby going a mile and an eighth on dirt and missed by a head in winning the Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes at six furlongs on Del Mar’s synthetic Polytrack.

October 3, 2013

• CENTRALINTELIGENCE PLANS TO ‘SPRINT’ TO BREEDERS’ CUP

• ESPINOZA HAS INSIDE TRACK ON TEDDY’S PROMISE

• STEVENS ATTENDS BUONICONTI FUND CHARITY IN NEW YORK

ELLIS HOPES SATURDAY’S RACE LEADS TO BREEDERS’ CUP

Ron Ellis has had Centralinteligence ticketed for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint all year. It was just a matter of how to get there.

The son of 2004 Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones is expected to take a major step towards that $2 million goal at Santa Anita on Nov.

September 29, 2013

• STEVENS EYES FUTURE AFTER BC PREP DAY ‘GRAND SLAM’

• PEDROZA SHOWS HIS COURAGE IN VOSBURGH TRIUMPH

• BAFFERT SEES AN IMPROVING PICTURE FOR PAYNTER

STEVENS HOPES BEST IS YET TO COME IN BREEDERS’ CUP

Despite four important wins and three seconds on Santa Anita’s major Breeders’ Cup program at Santa Anita Saturday, Gary Stevens was not resting on his laurels on a picturesque Sunday morning at The Great Race Place.