Classy Independence Hall Heads Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes

CLASSY INDEPENDENCE HALL HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CALIFORNIAN STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES RACE IS AN ICONIC STEPPINGSTONE TO GRADE I HOLLYWOOD GOLD CUP, TO BE RUN MAY 31                 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 14, 2021)–Trainer Michael McCarthy’s classy Independence Hall heads Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes at Santa Anita, an iconic steppingstone to […]

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Santa Anita Stable Notes Sunday, April 11, 2021

TWO POSSIBLE FOR BAFFERT IN CALIFORNIAN CAL-BRED BRICKYARD RIDE SEEKS KONA GOLD ESPINOZA WORKING AND IS STILL IN THE GAME ROYAL SHIP, LEGGS GALORE LEAD WORKOUTS HIGHLY RESPECTED TRAINER FRENCH PASSES AT 68   COUNTRY GRAMMER, ROADSTER EYE CALIFORNIAN Bob Baffert could enter two of three horses he has nominated to Saturday’s Grade II Californian […]

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Longshot Lambeau Comes Off Bench And Speeds To One Length Tally In $65,000 ‘Compton Cowboys’ Allowance Purse

LONGSHOT LAMBEAU COMES OFF BENCH AND SPEEDS TO ONE LENGTH TALLY IN $65,000 ‘COMPTON COWBOYS’ ALLOWANCE PURSE AS MALDONADO & SHIRREFFS TEAM FOR MILE WIN IN 1:36.96                   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2021)–A last-minute addition, speed king Edwin Maldonado put come-backing Lambeau on the lead and the two of them never looked back, as […]

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Veteran Trainer Neil French Passes At Age 68

VETERAN TRAINER NEIL FRENCH PASSES AT AGE 68                   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2021)–A highly respected horseman, trainer Neil French passed away  from heart failure Saturday morning at age 68 at Arcadia Methodist Hospital.  Beset with rheumatoid arthritis for the past 10 years, French marshalled on with a small stable, assisted by a golf […]

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Santa Anita Stable Notes Saturday, April 10, 2021

‘HOT ROD’ IS ON TRACK FOR KENTUCKY DERBY ROYAL SHIP EYES SMOOTH SAILING SATURDAY LEGGS GALORE TREDS PERFECTLY ON GRASS VERSATILE CISTRON BREEZES FOR KONA GOLD HOT ROD IN SHARP WORK FOR KENTUCKY DERBY Louisiana Derby winner Hot Rod Charlie worked five furlongs in company with stablemate Hammering Lemon Saturday, after which Doug O’Neill had […]

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Santa Anita Stable Notes Friday, April 9, 2021

HOT ROD CHARLIE REVVED UP FOR O’NEILL BAFFERT: ARKANSAS DERBY ‘LOOKS GOOD’ KENTUCKY OAKS IS ON SOOTHSAY’S SLATE SANTA ANITA MOURNS THE PASSING OF PRINCE PHILIP   O’NEILL AWAITS ROSARIO’S DECISION ON DERBY Doug O’Neill has a Kentucky Derby itinerary all mapped out  for Hot Rod Charlie, save for one detail: no jockey. That will […]

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