CALIFORNIA-BRED PEPPY BOLLY UPSET WINNER OF SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE, BAZE, GARY MANDELLA TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN AT SIX FURLONGS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2014)–California-bred Peppy Bolly, an 8-1 longshot ridden by Tyler Baze, pressed the pace and prevailed by a half length to win Santa Anita’s fourth race Friday, a $58,000 first condition allowance for older fillies and mares at six furlongs. The complexion of the race changed dramatically passing the three eighths pole, […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• ‘FRIENDLY’ RIVALRY CONTINUES IN SAN ANTONIO • WEATHER’S BEEN SWEET FOR CANDY BOY’S TRAINING • LUCAYAN ‘FIRM’ CONTENDER IN GRADE II SAN MARCOS BAFFERT, HOLLENDORFER BATTLE A ‘DEAD-HEAT’ When it comes to rivalries, Baffert-Hollendorfer isn’t exactly Ali-Frazier, Red Sox-Yankees or Affirmed-Alydar, at least not for the record at this early stage. But uncannily, the […]

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HRTV/SANTA ANITA FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION UNDERWAY

Nearly $30K in Prize Money Offered for Five-Minute Films Themed: “This is Santa Anita” Arcadia, CA, Feb. 5, 2014 — While filming has commenced for the third annual Santa Anita Park/HRTV Film Festival, aspiring filmmakers and film students still have ample opportunity to submit entries for the non-fiction competition –entitled: “This is Santa Anita.” The […]

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MIDNIGHT HAWK, CANDY BOY HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II ROBERT B. LEWIS, COMPETITIVE GROUP OF SOPHOMORES SET TO CONTEST 1 1/16 MILES IN IMPORTANT PREP TO GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014)–Bob Baffert’s Midnight Hawk, a recent winner of the Grade III Sham Stakes, and John Sadler’s Candy Boy, who was a sharp second in the Grade I CashCall Futurity, head a field of seven 3-year-olds set to go 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, an […]

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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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