PALOS VERDES STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, WILD DUDE, WINNER: “I knew with three horses in the race for Mr. Hollendorfer, I knew Gary (Stevens) was going to send on Moonshine Bay to put a little pressure on the favorite (Martin Garcia, on Secret Circle.) The favorite went to the lead easy, but he was tracking the other […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• GAME ON DUDE, MIDNIGHT HAWK WORK FOR BAFFERT • WILLYCONKER TACKLES HEAVYWEIGHTS IN SAN ANTONIO BAFFERT DUO DRILL FOR WEEKEND STAKES ENGAGEMENTS Game On Dude and Midnight Hawk took a baby step Sunday morning on potentially a path to greater glory, each working towards weekend stakes engagements for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. […]

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DRYSDALE’S WINNING PRIZE TAKES GRADE II ARCADIA STAKES GOING AWAY BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO, ARGENTINE-BRED GETS MILE ON TURF IN RAPID 1:32.89

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2014)–Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Winning Prize sat a relaxed second early and pounced on pacesetter Regally Ready in deep stretch to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes going away by 1 ½ lengths, covering one mile on turf in a rapid 1:32.89. Trained by Neil Drysdale, Winning Prize tried front-running […]

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LAS VIRGENES STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES GARY STEVENS, FASHION PLATE, WINNER: “She’s a very cooperative filly. You never know first time going long. I will say, the other day another horse broke in on her during a work and it showed me a lot about her. “She broke very relaxed and I didn’t want to get her rolling (too […]

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ARCADIA STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, WINNING PRIZE, WINNER: “The last time I rode him at Del Mar, we were on the lead the whole way. This time, I wanted to try something different because I knew there was some speed in here, especially (trainer Steve) Asmussen, with his two horses. I thought he would send one […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• MALDONADO SEEKS TO TURN TABLES IN PALOS VERDES • ZUCKER HOPES TO CELEBRATE AT ‘SUPER BOWL PARTY’ • JERANIMO WORKS FOR NEXT SATURDAY’S SAN MARCOS MALDONADO EYES BETTER LUCK FOR MAJESTIC STRIDE With better racing luck, Edwin Maldonado could be unbeaten aboard Majestic Stride. His only loss in four rides on the 5-year-old Trippi […]

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ZIA ZIA ZIA ZIPS TO FRONT-RUNNING WIN IN $60,000 BIG DIPPER PURSE UNDER BAZE, PUYPE TRAINEE CONTROLS PACE, WINS BY ONE LENGTH AND GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.31

WITH $589,305 IN ‘NEW MONEY,’ FRIDAY’S TOTAL PICK SIX POOL REACHED $659,747; FIVE WINNING TICKETS RETURNED $80,598 EACH, CONSO TICKETS PAID $1,000 EACH ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2014)–Breaking from the outside post in a field of 10, Zia Zia Zia was away alertly under Tyler Baze and never looked back in Friday’s $60,000 Big Dipper […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• GARCIA SITTING PRETTY ON BAFFERT FAVS THIS WEEKEND • EIGHT (POST) IS (GOOD) ENOUGH FOR NO JET LAG IN ARCADIA • PICK SIX ‘CARRYOVER KING’ REIGNS AT SANTA ANITA • TALAMO READY FOR SUPER BOWL PARTY HANDICAP FOR MARTIN GARCIA, HARD WORK PAYS OFF WITH BAFFERT Martin Garcia has paid his dues. From slinging […]

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SANTA ANITA HORSEPLAYER JOSE ARIAS WINS $750,000 DRF/NTRA HANDICAPPING CHAMPIONSHIP IN LAS VEGAS, BELL GARDENS RESIDENT WILL BE SEMINAR GUEST THIS SATURDAY AT GREAT RACE PLACE

SANTA ANITA WILL ALSO BE HOSTING A SERIES OF FOUR LIVE-MONEY CONTESTS BEGINNING MARCH 1 & 2, THESE OFFERINGS ARE IN ADDITION TO THE TRACK’S $40 HANDICAPPING CONTESTS EACH WEEKEND ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2014)–Regular Santa Anita attendee Jose Arias, a 36-year-old environmental safety engineer who resides in nearby Bell Gardens, topped a field of […]

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