CALIFORNIA-BRED GERVINHO CARRIED WIDE AND PROVES BEST IN GRADE II, $200,000 SIR BEAUFORT STAKES, BEJARANO, GAINES TEAM FOR HEAD VICTORY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2013)–Although he nearly clipped heels and was carried eight-deep turning for home, California-bred Gervinho kept to his task and proved best in Thursday’s Grade II, $200,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes, winning by a head over longshot Procurement while getting one mile on turf in 1:33.47. Well back early in a field of […]

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LA BREA STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES GARY STEVENS, HEIR KITTY, WINNER: “Well, I was hoping I could win (a Grade I) today. I’ve got one more chance, too, on Heir of Storm for Pete (Miller in the Grade I Malibu). I mentioned on Twitter the other day that (my) year isn’t over yet. We have two more Grade I’s […]

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SIR BEAUFORT STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, GERVINHO, WINNER: “(Coming around the final turn), I was in great position, but then I saw the No. 1 horse (Outside Nashville) – he pushed the No. 10 (Si Sage) really bad, so the No. 10 crossed me completely. I almost clipped heels. So that’s why I came out – I […]

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MALIBU STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES DAVID FLORES, SHAKIN IT UP, WINNER: “I was a expecting a good pace. The main thing was to get a good start and to place myself where he could relax and just wait for the turn, when I could get after him. And we timed it just right. We closed the year with […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• LOSERS ARE WINNERS IN NEW YEAR DIET WAR • NO SHORTAGE OF BOBBY FRANKEL MEMORIES • NEW-LOOK SHOWVIVOR GETS UNDERWAY TODAY DIETERS TAKE WEIGHT AND SEE APPROACH IN CONTEST It has nothing to do with a New Year’s resolution, but agent Scotty McClellan and the Racing Department’s Tora Yamaguchi are in an avoirdupois adventure […]

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ROYAL BANKER, CRAFTSMAN & ENTERPRISING AMONG CONTENTIOUS $75,000 EDDIE LOGAN STAKES FIELD FOR 2-YEAR-OLDS AT MILE ON TURF SATURDAY

SANTA ANITA ONCE AGAIN HONORS THE MEMORY OF LOGAN, ‘FOOTMAN’ EXTRAORDINAIRE;$100,000 DAYTONA STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLDS AND UP DOWN HILLSIDE TURF ALSO ON DOCKET ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2013)–Santa Anita Park will once again honor the memory of its iconic Shoeshine Attendant, Eddie Logan, with the $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes for 2-year-olds at one mile on […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

• HOLIDAY SPIRIT IN FULL SWING AS SANTA ANITA BEGINS • SADLER HOPES TO DOUBLE HIS PLEASURE OPENING DAY • EXECUTIVEPRIVILEGE BACK ON THE BEAM FOR LA BREA • SANTA ANITA HAS GUARANTEED $500,000 LATE PICK 4 OPENING DAY GOOD CHEER FOR ALL EVERY DAY AT DOUG O’NEILL’S BARN Perhaps no operation in California racing […]

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BAFFERT’S FLASHBACK, EASTERN SPEEDSTER BAKKEN HEAD GRADE I MALIBU ON OPENING DAY; GRADE I LA BREA & GRADE II SIR BEAUFORT LEND STRENGTH TO OUTSTANDING NINE-RACE CARD, FIRST POST AT 12 NOON

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2013)–Santa Anita’s traditional opening day headliner, the Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, attracted a field of 12 and will be headed by the Bob Baffert-trained Flashback, who was the beaten favorite in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby in April and was considered one of the […]

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