LA CANADA STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES VICTOR ESPINOZA, SPELLBOUND, WINNER: “I knew they were going fast on the front end but I just wanted to focus on my own filly. I wanted her to be happy and I wanted to enjoy the ride. I knew they were going fast so I didn’t want to get too far back (either) […]

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DANCINGTOTHESTARS MAKES BOLD RUN TO WIN $75,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES, GUTIERREZ GUIDES CAL-BRED TO ¾ LENGTH VICTORY IN ONE MILE TURF TEST

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2014)–Dancingtothestars, a 6-year-old California-bred mare by Good Journey, engaged pacesetter Fanticola three furlongs from home and put in a sustained run through the lane to prevail by a length under Mario Gutierrez in Saturday’s $75,000 Megahertz Stakes for fillies and mares, getting one mile on turf in 1:33.77. Trained by Doug […]

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STRUB STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, SHAKIN IT UP, WINNER: “I was really impressed. My main concern was the distance today. He had done it once (ran 1 1/16 miles), and didn’t do so good. Of course, he had a lot of time off after that so I don’t know if that had something to do with […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• SPELLBOUND SEEKS FIRST STAKES WIN IN LA CANADA • PAPA TURF ‘DOING WELL’ FOR MONDAY’S SAN PEDRO • TEDDY’S PROMISE WORKS FOR GRADE II SANTA MONICA SPELLBOUND ON FAVORITE COURSE IN LA CANADA If there are horses for courses, Spellbound certainly fits the category when it comes to running on Santa Anita’s main track. […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• HOLLENDORFER IN PURSUIT OF FIRST SANTA ANITA TITLE • SHARED BELIEF WILL WORK WHEN HE’S ‘100 PERCENT’ • ECLIPSE EXPERIENCE BITTERSWEET FOR YAKTEEN • APPRENTICE VANDYKE A YANKEE DOODLE DANDY HOLLENDORFER TAKES LEAD FROM BAFFERT IN TRAINERS’ RACE Team Hollendorfer is nothing if not confident. When a trainer has 6,568 victories and counting in […]

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STREET ICON, WITH NAKATANI UP, TAKES SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE TAKES DOWNHILL TURF TEST BY 3/4s OF A LENGTH

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $48,053 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL SHOULD EXCEED $250,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2014)–Street Icon split horses a furlong out and won Thursday’s seventh race at Santa Anita, a first-condition, $58,000 allowance for 3-year-olds, prevailing by three quarters of a length under Corey Nakatani while negotiating 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• GALLAGHER ROLLS THE ‘DICE’ IN STRUB STAKES • LET FAITH ARISE STRETCHES OUT IN LA CANADA • McANALLY HOPES MEGAHERTZ GRASS IS GREENER DICE FLAVOR TRIES DIRT FOR FIRST TIME IN STRUB Dice Flavor has won himself out nearly three times over since he was purchased for $100,000 at the Barretts 2-year-olds in training […]

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