REGALLY READY MAKES EASY LEAD & COASTS GATE TO WIRE IN THURSDAY’S $65,000 MERCURY PURSE ALLOWANCE, SMITH GUIDES ASMUSSEN RUNNER TO 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN COVERING MILE ON GRASS IN 1:33 FLAT

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2014)–With the temporary rail set at 15 feet and the front-end there for the taking, Mike Smith seized control of Thursday’s $65,000 Mercury Purse allowance, guiding the Steve Asmussen-trained Regally Ready to a 1 ¼ length win at 3-1 while covering one mile on turf in 1:33 flat. “It was pretty […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• 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 […]

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JERANIMO LOOMS LARGE IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II SAN GABRIEL STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF, PENDER-TRAINED VET WON RACE IN 2010 & 2013; WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 11 OLDER HORSES ENGAGED

SANTA ANITA WILL ALSO OFFER GRADE II, 6 ½ FURLONG SANTA YNEZ FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AND $75,000 MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES FOR OLDER HORSES AT SIX FURLONGS ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2014)–Jeranimo, An 8-year-old warrior who banked $293,964 in 2013, heads a field of 11 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes at […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• 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. 8 HORSEMEN ADJUST TO TRANSITION IN TRAINING VENUES Horsemen who made Hollywood Park their primary training headquarters are adjusting to the new landscape […]

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“Penny & Red” California Film Premiere – January 11

For 40 years, Penny Chenery has told the stories of her champion thoroughbreds, Riva Ridge and Secretariat. Now, she’s ready to tell her own story… The Secretariat Foundation and TROTT (Training Racehorses Off the Track) are pleased to invite you to attend the California premiere screening of her new documentary film, “Penny & Red: the […]

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HARD-WORKING TED DI NUNZIO CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY AT SANTA ANITA, POPULAR CENTURION OFFICIAL DOOR GREETER AT NEARBY NORDSTROM’S

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2013)–Sunday’s fourth race at Santa Anita, dubbed “Ted Di Nunzio’s 100th Birthday Celebration,” honored the gregarious Di Nunzio, who will mark his 100th birthday on Monday and who works about a half mile from Santa Anita’s main track quarter pole as an official door greeter at Nordstrom Santa Anita, in the […]

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IT’S CUSTOMER BASE BY A NOSE IN GRADE III ROBERT J. FRANKEL STAKES, SMITH & PROCTOR COMBINE TO WIN YEAR’S FINAL STAKES AT SANTA ANITA

HUMBERTO ASCANIO, LONG TIME ASSISTANT TO LATE TRAINER FRANKEL, PRESENTS TROPHY ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2013)–In a thrilling finish to both the year and its final added-money event, Customer Base, with Mike Smith aboard, got up to beat Stormy Lucy and Isaias Enriquez by a nose in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes […]

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ROBERT J. FRANKEL STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, CUSTOMER BASE, WINNER: “I knew the two outside horses would have speed so I could work out a good trip from that point unless I got buried, which could have happened. I thought the main horse to follow was Stormy Lucy, or our other horse (Gulsary) who was behind me so […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• 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. 1, Cost of […]

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