VENERABLE JERANIMO HEADS CAST OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II SAN MARCOS STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF, 8-YEAR-OLD PENDER TRAINEE SEEKS 12TH WIN IN 40TH CAREER START

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014)–A galloping winner of the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf San Gabriel Stakes Jan. 4, 8-year-old Jeranimo heads a field of 14 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Owned by B.J. Wright and Robert LaPenta, Jeranimo, a winner five starts […]

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LONGSHOT WILD DUDE RALLIES TO WIN GRADE II PALOS VERDES AS FAVORED SECRET CIRCLE IS PRESSED THROUGHOUT BY MOONSHINE BAY; HOLLENDORFER, BEJARANO TEAM FOR NECK VICTORY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2014)–One of three runners trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, longshot Wild Dude rallied late to beat 1-2 favorite Secret Circle by a neck in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes, getting six furlongs in 1:08.09. As expected, the Bob Baffert-trained Secret Circle, who broke from the four post with Martin Garcia […]

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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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