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B Squared Enters Oklahoma Derby

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Sept. 21, 2017) – B Squared is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $400,000 Grade III Oklahoma Derby for 3-year-olds at Remington Park. B Squared is by Square Eddie, out of the Ten Most Wanted mare Silar Rules, was bred by owner Reddam Racing and is trained by Doug O’Neill. He has two wins in seven starts, earnings of $183,650 and is coming off an eighth in the Aug. 5 West Virginia Derby. ...

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Cal-bred Trio in Barretts Juvenile

CYPRESS, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2017) – Multiple stakes-placed Smokem and fellow California-breds Southern Warlord and Time for Cioppino are entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds at Los Alamitos. Southern Warlord is by Shackleford, out of the Walter Willy mare Miss Nicolie, was bred by owners Regan Wright & Don Gibb, and is trained by Scott Rollins. He has one win in three starts, earnings of $20,145 and is coming off a Sept. 14 maiden win. Time for Cioppino is by Time to Get Even, out of the Forest Wildcat mare Clawpuccino, was bred by Terry Lovingier, is owned by Lovingier or Sherlock and is trained by Gary Sherlock. He is a maiden making his sixth start with earnings of $23,025. Smokem is by Union Rags, out of the Smoke Glacken mare One Smokin’ Lady, was bred by Terry Lovingier, is owned by Bade Beng Racing, Flores or Lovingier and is trained by Gary Sherlock. He has one win in three starts, earnings of $74,000 and is coming... ...

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Ann Arbor Eddie Enters Gallant Bob

BENSALEM, Pa. (Sept. 19, 2017) – Ann Arbor Eddie is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $300,000 Grade III Gallant Bob Stakes for 3-year-olds at Parx Racing Ann Arbor Eddie is by Square Eddie, out of the In Excess mare Repo, was bred by owner Reddam Racing and is trained by Doug O’Neill. The California Cup Derby winner has four wins in nine starts, earnings of $326,414 and is coming off an eighth in the Aug. 26 H. Allen Jerkins. ...

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Oak Tree at Pleasanton Opens Thursday

By DRF.com PLEASANTON, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2017) — Earlier this year, the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meeting became the lone racing fair to show an increase in handle over last year. The fall Pleasanton meet begins a seven-day run Thursday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, and track officials hope to match their early summer success. Unlike during the summer meet, there will be no fair running to draw in fans. But the fairgrounds has scheduled special events on each of the seven days of racing during the fall meet. The Pleasanton meet runs Thursday-Sunday this week and Friday-Sunday next week. First post is 1:45 p.m. Pacific every day but the two Fridays, which have a 2:15 p.m. first post. The grandstand opens at 11 a.m. each day, and daily racing seminars will be offered at noon every day but the two Fridays, when the seminars will begin at 12:30 p.m. Admission will be free every day, and parking is free on Thursday and both Fridays. Although he has only 100... ...

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Cal-bred Pair in Rolling Green

ALBANY, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2017) – California-bred stakes winners G. G. Ryder and Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Camino Del Paraiso are entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Rolling Green Stakes at Golden Gate. G. G. Ryder is by Chhaya Dance, out of the Storm Boot mare Stormy Gigi, was bred by Eagle Oak Ranch, is owned by Hollendorfer or Todaro and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has 13 wins in 38 starts, earnings of $627,895 and is coming off a third in the Aug. 12 Joseph T. Grace. He was second in this race in 2015. Camino Del Paraiso is by Suances, out of the Successful Appeal mare Loni’s Appeal, was bred by Red Baron’s Barn, is owned by Glen Road Racing, Jauregui or Moniz and is trained by O.J. Jauregui. The $5,000 Northern California Yearling Sale purchase has three wins in 14 starts, earnings of $127,449 and is coming off a second in the Aug. 12 Joseph T. Grace. ...

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Cal-bred Twirling Candy Colt Gets $110,000

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2017) – A California-bred colt by Twirling Candy sold for $110,000 at Wednesday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The colt is out of the Songandaprayer mare Talkin and Singing, was bred by Fox Hill Farms, consigned by Taylor Made Sales, agent, for Fox Hill Farms, and was purchased by Robert Baker and William Mack, and is from the family of Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Better Talk Now. ...

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Five Cal-breds in Barretts Debutante

CYPRESS, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2017) – Five California-breds are among entries for Saturday’s $100,000 Barretts Debutante for 2-year-old fillies at Los Alamitos. Ismelucky is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Tribal Rule mare Ismene, was bred by Stephen Ferraro, is owned by Bonde or Russell and is trained by Jeff Bonde. She has one win in two starts, earnings of $52,920 and is making her first start since a May 18 maiden win. Funny Bean is by Square Eddie, out of the Sharp Humor mare Funny Belle, was bred by Dennis Miller, is owned by Robert & Luanne Bean and is trained by Robert Bean. She is a maiden making her second start with earnings of $5,400. Helen’s Tiger is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Indian Charlie mare Ann’s Intuition, was bred by Rozamund Barclay, is owned by Nice Guys Stable or Oringer and is trained by Doug O’Neill. She is a maiden making her fourth start with earnings of $11,700. Expendy is by The Pamplemousse, out of the... ...

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Florida Tracks Survive Hurricane

By Bloodhorse.com HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2017) — It didn’t match the wind speeds generated by Hurricane Irma, but Florida horsemen released a collective sigh of relief Sept. 11, as initial reports suggested the industry had dodged a bullet. While some communications were hampered by phone and power outages, representatives of horsemen’s groups, tracks, and training centers from South Florida to Ocala Monday morning said there were no initial reports of human or equine injuries because of the storm. Barns, track surfaces, and frontside facilities all held up well at tracks and training centers. Some barns at Gulfstream Park saw shingle damage, but the facility and track surfaces were in good enough shape that the track plans to resume training Sept. 12, simulcasting Sept. 13, and racing Sept. 16. Roof damage to barns was reported at Tampa Bay Downs, which currently is not racing; and the Palm Meadows training center had tree damage. Barns at Gulfstream Park West also held up well, sustaining minor gutter damage. There were also... ...

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Patriots Rule Back in John Bullit

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (Sept. 10, 2017) – Multiple stakes winner Patriots Rule is the lone California-bred entered in Friday’s $50,000 John Bullit Stakes at Canterbury Park. Patriots Rule is by Tribal Rule, out of the Seattle Bound mare Candy Factory, was bred by Dahlberg Farms, is owned by Charles Garvey and trained by Robertino Diodoro. He has eight wins in 31 starts, earnings of $496,773 and is coming off a win in the Aug. 26 Brooks Fields Stakes. ...

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Gulfstream Park Partially Evacuated

By Thoroughbred Daily News HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 8, 2017) — With Hurricane Irma bearing down on the Florida coast, Gulfstream officials have ordered the evacuation of the barns they felt were most vulnerable to damage from the storm. According to Bill Badgett Jr., a member of the upper management team at the track, about 750 horses have already left the track. Trainers were given the option of either sending them to Ocala or to Palm Meadows. The barns that were evacuated were the ones closest to the backstretch entrance on Hallandale Beach Boulevard. Not only are they the oldest barns on the Gulfstream backstretch but they are in a lower-lying area than other barns are more prone to flooding. “The good thing was there was so much notice in advance, we are able to jump on this thing before it got too bad,” Badgett said. “We started preparations a couple of days ago and we’ve gotten the horses out. On top of everything else, we’ve been dealing with a... ...

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Gold Rush Dancer Back with Cal-breds

From Los Alamitos Publicity CYPRESS, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2017) – Gold Rush Dancer, a dominant winner of the Grade III Longacres Mile last month at Emerald Downs, will seek his first victory at Los Alamitos in the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes for California-breds on Saturday. The one-mile Johnston, won a year ago by Ambitious Brew, is part of a stakes doubleheader on the third day of the Los Angeles County Fair meet. Seven 3-year-old fillies will get together in the $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis at six furlongs. The Lewis is the eighth of nine races while the Johnston will go as the third.  Post time Saturday is 2 p.m. Owned by breeder John Parker and trained by Vann Belvoir, Gold Rush Dancer won the Longacres Mile by 4 ¾ lengths under apprentice jockey Evin Roman, ending a six-race losing streak for the 4-year-old Private Gold colt. Out of the In Excess mare Dances On Water, Gold Rush Dancer is 6-for-18 with earnings of $510,613. He was third behind Ambitious Brew... ...

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B.C. Derby Lures More Power to Him

VANCOUVER, B.C. (Sept. 6, 2017) – More Power to Him is entered in Saturday’s $150,000 Grade III British Columbia Derby for 3-year-olds at Hastings. More Power to Him is by Slew’s Tiznow, out of the Beau Genius mare Pundit, was bred by owner Brett Mason and is trained by Kay Cooper. He has three wins in 13 starts, earnings of $179,403 and is coming off a third in the July 30 Emerald Downs Derby. ...

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Freedom Journey Seeks Beverly J. Lewis

CYPRESS, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2017) – Freedom Journey is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Los Alamitos. Freedom Journey is by Good Journey, out of the Matty G mare Hay Whatsamaddau, was bred by Kirk Bell, is owned by BG Stables or Palma and is trained by Hector Palma. She has two wins in four starts, earnings of $72,345 and is coming off a seventh in an Aug. 20 optional claimer. ...

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Neveradoubt Enters S.W. Randall Plate

VANCOUVER, B.C. (Sept. 6, 2017) – Neveradoubt is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $50,000 S.W. Randall Plate Handicap at Hastings. Neveradoubt is by Decarchy, out of the Southern Halo mare Southern Oasis, was bred by Janis Whitman, is owned by Mark and Patti Lesage and Alex Shamtanis and is trained by Barbara Heads. He has five wins in 19 starts, earnings of $241,233 and is coming off a second in the Aug. 7 Pacific Customs Brokers Classic. ...

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Cal-bred Pair in Premier Cup

HOBBS, N.M. (Sept. 4, 2017) – California-breds Real Heat and Surf N Ski are entered in Monday’s $50,000 Premier Cup and Zia Park. Real Heat is by Unusual Heat, out of the Ole mare Chi Chi Nette, was bred by Madeline Auerbach and Barry Abrams, is owned by A and A Equine and is trained by Justin Evans. He has six wins in 43 starts, earnings of $239,289 and is coming off a second in an Aug. 26 optional claimer. Surf N Ski is by Unbridled Native, out of the Manila mare Oceans N Mountains, was bred by Old English Rancho, patsy and Sal Berumen, is owned by Eli Diamont and is trained by Dick Cappellucci. He has 14 wins in 34 starts, earnings of $249,580 and is making his first start since an Apr. 9 allowance win. ...

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Los Alamitos Opens on Thursday

From Los Alamitos Publicity CYPRESS, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2017) –The Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos will begin Thursday, Sept. 7. The 12-day season will continue through Sunday, Sept. 24 with racing conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 2 p.m. The three-week meet will include four stakes worth a combined $350,000, including a pair of races for 2-year-olds at 6 ½ furlongs. Fillies will compete in the $100,000 Barretts Debutante Saturday, Sept. 16, one week before colts & geldings get together in the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile. The races are restricted to horses offered at any Barretts sale. The first Saturday of the meet – Sept. 9 – will feature a stakes doubleheader. Three-year-old fillies will run six furlongs in the $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes while California breds – 3-year-olds & up – will contest the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes at one mile. Track gates – including the Clubhouse and Vessels Club – will open at 9:30 a.m. General parking is free with grandstand admission... ...

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Miss Sunset Rides the C.E.R.F.

DEL MAR, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2017) – California-bred stakes winners Miss Sunset, Bad Ju Ju and Cuddle Alert are among the entries in Monday’s $75,000 C.E.R.F. Stakes for fillies and mares at Del Mar. Vai is by Tapizar, out of the Doneraile Court mare North Cork, was bred by Richard Barton Enterprises, is owned by Freeman, Freeman or Strauss and is trained by Mark Glatt. She has two wins in three starts, earnings of $82,600 and is making her first start since an eighth in the Nov. 4 Golden State Juvenile Fillies. Miss Sunset is by Into Mischief, out of the Trippi mare Tuscan Sunset, was bred by Premier Thoroughbreds & Alan Klein, is owned by Klein or Lebherz and is trained by Jeff Bonde. She has five wins in nine starts, earnings of $389,430 and is coming off a win in the July 30 Fleet Treat. Bad Ju Ju is by Desert Code, out of the Snow Ridge mare Ju Ju Baby, was bred by Lo Hi Racing Stable... ...

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Cal-bred Pair in Juvenile Fillies Turf

DEL MAR, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2017) – California-breds One Fast Broad and Lemon Crush are entered in Monday’s $100,000 Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf for 2-year-old fillies. One Fast Broad is by Decarchy, out of the Mr. Broad Blade mare Awesome Broad, was bred by Richard Kritzski and AGR Racing, is owned by Ruis Racing and trained by Mick Ruis. Lemon Crush is an also-eligible by Richard’s Kid, out of the More Than Ready mare Pat Olcott, was bred by owner and trainer Melody Conlon. ...

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Bodhisattva in Greenwood Cup

BENSALEM, Pa. (Sept. 3, 2017) — Bodhisattva is the lone California-bred entered in Monday’s $200,000 Grade III Greenwood Cup Stakes at Parx. Bodhisattva is by Student Council, out of the Talk Is Money mare Dr. Cheryl P., was bred by Andy Stronach and is owned by trainer Jose Corrales. He has six wins in 35 starts, earnings of $400,333 and is coming off a fourth in an Aug. 23 optional claiming. ...

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Marckie’s Water in Del Mar Derby

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 31, 2017) – Snow Chief Stakes winner Marckie’s Water is entered in Monday’s $250,000 Grade II Del Mar Derby for 3-year-olds. Marckie’s Water is by Tribal Rule, out of the Stravinsky mare Russian River, was bred by Frank Mermenstein & Tom McCronklin, is owned by Little Red Feather Racing or Tavares and is trained by Richard Baltas. He has two wins in seven starts, earnings of $160,421 and is coming off a fourth in a July 22 optional claimer. ...

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Take the One O One in Juvenile Turf

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 31, 2017) – Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Take the One O One and California-sired Cono are entered in Monday’s $100,000 Del Mar Juvenile Turf for 2-year-olds. Cono is a Kentucky-bred by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Cowboy Cal mare Cashmere, was bred by owners John & Diane Fradkin and is trained by Michael McCarthy. He has one win in four starts, earnings of $49,545 and is coming off a fourth in the Aug. 6 Graduation. Take the One O One is by Acclamation, out of the Jump Start mare North Freeway, was bred by Thomas Bachman, is owned by Jay Em Ess Stables and trained by Brian Koriner. The $47,000 purchase at the Northern California Yearling Sale has one win in two starts, earnings of $45,000 and is coming off an Aug. 6 maiden win. ...

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Sam Houston Shelters Displaced Horses

By Bloodhorse.com HOUSTON, Tex. (Aug. 29, 2017) — So far the Texas Thoroughbred industry appears to have escaped the worst of Hurricane Harvey, which battered the Gulf Coast with damaging winds when it made landfall Aug. 25 and has since saturated the Houston area with a record 49 inches of contiguous rain. Sam Houston Race Park, which is located northwest of downtown Houston and adjacent to the Sam Houston Tollway, has not sustained any major damage or flooding, according to Roland Tamez, who is with the track’s security team. The track did not have any racehorses on the grounds when the storm hit because its live racing season ended in May. The barn area is now being used to provide free shelter for horses being evacuated out of flooded areas. Several horses had been sent to the track ahead of the storm because their owners had experienced flooding in the past. “We’ve got over 100 horses in three barns right now,” said Tamez, who added that anyone who needs shelter... ...

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I’m Smokin a Graduation Stakes Rematch

DEL MAR, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2017) – Six runners from the Graduation Stakes, including winner Continental Divide, tangle again in Friday’s $100,000 I’m Smokin Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 2-year-olds at Del Mar. Cono is a Kentucky-bred by California stallion Lucky Pulpit, out of the Cowboy Cal mare Cashmere, was bred by owners John and Diane Fradkin and is trained by Michael McCarthy. He has one win in four starts, earnings of $49,545 and is coming off a fourth in the Aug. 6 Graduation. Sir Valentine is by Heat Shield, out of the Popular mare Horsesanddivorces, was bred by Kristin Mulhall, is owned by Tachycardia Stables or Twilight Racing and is trained by Mulhall. He has one win in two starts, earnings of $34,400 and is coming off a fifth in the July 3 Santa Anita Juvenile. Continental Divide is by Animal Kingdom, out of the Dixieland Band mare Bandora, was bred by PT Syndicate #1, is owned by DP Racing and trained by Jim Cassidy. He has one... ...

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Stakes-Winning Pair in Generous Portion

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 27, 2017) – Stakes winners Show It N Moe It and Little Doe are entered in Wednesday’s $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar. Little Doe is by Kodiak Kowboy, out of the Richly Blended mare Baby Doe, was bred by owners Dr. and Mrs. William Gray and is trained by Felix Rondon. She has two wins in three starts, earnings of $67,990 and is coming off a win in the Aug. 13 Wine Country Debutante. Hold That Smile is by Smiling Tiger, out of the French Legionaire mare Chasseur Dame, was bred by Dale Mahlum, is owned by Ten Broeck Farm and is trained by Simon Callaghan. She has one win in three starts, earnings of $40,800 and is coming off an Aug. 10 maiden claimer. Sharona Sunset is by Sierra Sunset, out of the Lord Carson mare Sharoana, was bred by owners George and Mary Clare Schmitt and is trained by Marcia Stortz. She is a maiden... ...

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Barretts Yearling Sale on Tuesday

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 25, 2017) – The Barretts select yearling sale, set for Tuesday afternoon, is being conducted during the Del Mar summer race meeting for the third time. The sale was held on a Saturday evening in 2015, and moved to Tuesday last year, giving the event its own position during race week. The 2016 sale showed modest increases in gross and average prices compared to 2015, but a decline in median price. The sale will never be a marathon event – stall restrictions limit the event to about 80 head – but there is hope among sale executives that the quality of yearlings has improved. “Last year, we were a step up not only because of the change in the day but the local breeders have supplied us with exciting prospects,” Barretts general manager Kim Lloyd said. Lloyd said the yearlings in Tuesday’s sale were selected in the spring. “We’ll see how they developed over the summer,” Lloyd said. “We’ve heard good reports. It’s a big difference,... ...

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Ann Arbor Eddie Ships for Jerkens

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (Aug. 23, 2017) – Ann Arbor Eddie is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $500,000 Grade I H. Allen Jerkens Stakes for 3-year-olds at Saratoga. Ann Arbor Eddie is by Square Eddie, out of the In Excess mare Repo, was bred by owner Reddam Racing and is trained by Doug O’Neill. He has four wins in eight starts, earnings of $323,080 and is coming off a second in the July 28 Real Good Deal. ...

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Solid Wager, Mr. Hinx in Pat O’Brien

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 23, 2017) – Graded winner Solid Wager and fellow California-bred stakes winner Mr. Hinx are entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar. Solid Wager is by Birdonthewire, out of the Valid Wager mare G Ma, was bred by Madera Thoroughbreds, is owned by Barber, Barber or Stanford Stables and is trained by Peter Miller. He has eight wins in 36 starts, earnings of $537,671 and is coming off a fifth in the July 29 Bing Crosby. Mr. Hinx is by Ministers Wild Cat, out of the Put It Back mare Kitten Exchange, was bred by owner Gary Barber and is trained by Steve Miyadi. He has five wins in eight starts, earnings of $326,548 and is coming off a win in the July 28 Real Good Deal. ...

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Patriots Rule Entered at Canterbury

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (Aug. 23, 2017) – Multiple stakes winner Patriots Rule is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $50,000 Brooks Fields Stakes at Canterbury Park. Patriots Rule is by Tribal Rule, out of the Seattle Bound mare Candy Factory, was bred by Dahlberg Farms, is owned by Charles Garvey and trained by Robertino Diodoro. He has seven wins in 30 starts, earnings of $466,773 and is coming off a second in a July 27 optional claimer. ...

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Golden Gate Reopens Thursday

By DRF.com ALBANY, Calif. (Aug. 22, 2017) — Golden Gate Fields hopes to continue the positive trend from its long winter-spring meeting when racing resumes Thursday for a 16-day summer meeting. The meet runs Thursdays through Sundays and ends Sept. 17. First post is 1:45 p.m. Pacific. General admission is free Sundays. :: Enjoy news and analysis from DRF? Get handicapping analysis, real-time coverage, special reports, and charts. Unlock access with DRF Plus. Despite heavy rains earlier this year, Golden Gate showed a 3.44 percent increase in ontrack wagering and 5.6 percent increase in attendance from the previous season during its 99-day winter-spring meeting, which ran from Dec. 26, 2016 through June 17. “We started off kind of rough,” track vice president Calvin Rainey said. “The rain hindered attendance, but we made some big gains in the spring.” Rainey is hoping the track’s Summer Turf Festival, which runs Sept. 8-17, will attract fans and horses. There is no turf racing in Southern California during that time, and Golden Gate will... ...

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CHRB Meeting Advisory

From CHRB DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 22, 2017) — The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, August 24, at Surfside Race Place (Del Mar Fairgrounds) beginning at 9:30 a.m. The CHRB Medication, Safety and Welfare Committee will meet Wednesday at Surfside beginning at 11 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend both meetings. An audio-only webcast of the Board meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast). The Board meeting agenda and supporting package of materials as well as the committee agenda and package also are available on the website. ...

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Soi Phet Seeks Brubaker Repeat

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 20, 2017) – Defending champion Soi Phet and fellow California-bred stakes winner El Huerfano are entered in Wednesday’s $75,000 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes at Del Mar. Soi Phet is by Tizbud, out of the Siberian Summer mare Summer Jersey, was bred by ARCHA Racing, is owned by Benowitz Family Trust, Powell or Viskovich, and is trained by Leonard Powell. He has 12 wins in 53 starts, earnings of $822,056 and is coming off a third in the July 29 California Dreamin’. He won this race last year. El Huerfano is by Tannersmyman, out of the Capsized mare Adriftinthebay, was bred by M.A. Douzos, is owned by Barber or Wachtel Stables and is trained by Peter Miller. He has five wins in 28 starts, earnings of $309,041 and is coming off a fifth in the TVG San Diego Handicap. ...

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Ashleyluvssugar Seeks Del Mar Repeat

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 16, 2017) – Defending champion Ashleyluvssugar and fellow California-bred He Will are entered in Saturday’s $250,000 Grade II Del Mar Handicap presented by the Japan Racing Association. Ashleyluvssugar is by Game Plan, out of the Urgent Request mare Ashley’s Folly, was bred by owners Alesia, BranJam Stables & Ciaglia Racing and is trained by Peter Eurton. He has 10 wins in 23 starts, earnings of $1,339,004 and is coming off a second in the July 22 Eddie Read. He won this race last year after finishing second in the Eddie Read. He Will is by Cyclotron, out of the Lear Fan mare Could She, was bred by Old English Rancho & Berumen, is owned by Team Green, Randall or Todaro, et al and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has five wins in 15 starts, earnings of $241,274 and is coming off a second in the July 29 California Dreamin’. ...

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DRF.com on Northern California Sale

By DRF.com PLEASANTON, Calif. (Aug. 11, 2017) — After declines in key categories in 2016, the Northern California sale of yearlings and horses of racing age on Tuesday at Pleasanton has a smaller look. In 2016, there were 240 horses in the catalog. This year, there were 151 as of Wednesday. “We’re hoping this will better meet the demand,” said Doug Burge, the president of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. “Last year, we had too many horses for that market.” The smaller book was planned after last year’s sale saw a 32 percent decline in gross from 2015, to $1,028,200, and a 35 percent decline in the average price, to $7,560. The median price was $4,000, down from $7,500 in 2015. The leading horse of the 2016 sale was a City Zip colt who sold for $50,000. A few of the horses offered last year have shown talent this year. Take the One O One, bought for $47,000 at Pleasanton last summer, won a maiden race at Del Mar last... ...

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Richard’s Boy Back in California

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2017) – Five-time stakes winner Richard’s Boy returns to his home state and is one of five California-breds among the entries in Friday’s $75,000 Green Flash Handicap at Del Mar. Gutsy Ruler is by Tribal Rule, out of the Najran mare Gutsy Lady, was bred by Roy Tyra, is owned by Hugo Catalan and trained by Javier Sierra. He has five wins in 32 starts, earnings of $297,503 and is coming off an Aug. 6 optional claiming win. Tribalist is by Tribal Rule, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Ultimate Summer, was bred by Dutko & Abrams, is owned by Abrams, Dutko or Paran and is trained by Blake Heap. He has three wins in five starts, earnings of $159,100 and is coming off three consecutive wins. Richard’s Boy is by Idiot Proof, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Marissa’s Joy, was bred by Harold and Pamela Tillema, is owned by Rockingham Ranch and trained by Peter Miller. He has 10 wins in 24 starts,... ...

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NorCal Sale Set for Tuesday, Aug. 15

By Bloodhorse.com PLEASANTON, Calif. (Aug. 8, 2017) — Breeders have a wide assortment of stallions to choose from in California, and that translates to similar choices at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Northern California yearling and horses of racing age sale. More than 60 stallions, most of them standing in the state, will be featured via their offspring in the 2017 catalog.   Most of the 150 horses are California-bred yearlings, with a few horses of racing age also offered. The sale will be conducted Tuesday, Aug. 15, beginning at noon at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.   A $500 travel allowance is  being offered to any trainer from out of state, or Southern California, who attends and makes a minimum purchase of $2,500.   Already the 2016 sale has had eight winning graduates, and two of those have siblings in this year’s catalog.   Holy Yodeler, who sold for $18,000 last year and broke his maiden in May, has a half brother by Northern Causeway as part of... ...

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NorCal Sale Graduates in Jess Jackson

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Aug. 10, 2017) – Northern California Yearling Sale graduates Walk On Water and Holy Yodeler are among five California-breds coming out of the Everett Nevin Stakes for Sunday’s $50,000 Jess Jackson Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds at the Sonoma County Fair. Walk On Water is by Tannersmyman, out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Smoke Over Water, was bred by Woodbridge Farm and Jim Eaton, is owned by Steven Miyadi or Ed Spaunhurst and is trained by Miyadi. The $5,500 purchase at the Northern California Yearling Sale has one win in three starts, earnings of $25,960 and is coming off a fifth in the July 8 Everett Nevin. Irish Sky is by Sky Mesa, out of the Broken Vow mare Irish Winnie, was bred by owners Moger or Patrick Neary and is trained by Ed Moger, Jr. He has one win in two starts, earnings of $22,280 and is coming off an eighth in the July 8 Everett Nevin. Jacks Masterpiece is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Candi’s... ...

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Gold Rush Dancer in Longacres Mile

AUBURN, Wash. (Aug. 10, 2017) – Gold Rush Dancer and fellow California-breds Papa Frank and Chief of Staff are entered in Sunday’s $200,000 Grade III Longacres Mile Handicap. Gold Rush Dancer is by Private Gold, out of the In Excess mare Dances On Water, was bred by owner John Parker and is trained by Vann Belvoir. He has five wins in 17 starts, earnings of $400,613 and is coming off a third in the July 8 Bertrando. Papa Frank is by Papa Clem, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Tialinga, was bred by Black Diamond Racing, is owned by Mary Tate and Shane Bailey and is trained by Tate. He has four wins in 29 starts, earnings of $66,310 and is coming off a fourth in the July 16 Mr. Ranier. Chief of Staff is by Majestic Warrior, out of the Awesome Again mare Morning Jewel, was bred by Lou Neve, is owned by DeDomenico and Muddy Waters Stable and is trained by Mike Puhich. He has three wins in... ...

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Song From Above Visits Wine Country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Aug. 10, 2017) – Stakes winner Song From Above is one of five California-breds among the entries in Sunday’s $50,000 Wine Country Debutante for 2-year-old fillies at the Sonoma County Fair. Little Doe is by Kodiak Cowboy, out of the Richly Blended mare Baby Doe, was bred by owners Dr. and Mrs. William Gray and trained by Felix Rondan. She has one win in two starts, earnings of $27,040 and is coming off a July 8 maiden win. Peppered Jo is by Peppered Cat, out of the Flashy Bull mare Evie Joe, was bred by owners Moger & Alan Eriksen and is trained by Ed Moger, Jr. She won her lone start July 4 and has earnings of $8,400. Shylock Eddie is by Square Eddie, out of the Game Plan mare Willapa, was bred by Donna Jensen, is owned by Eric Jensen and trained by Steve Howard. She won her lone start July 23 with earnings of $10,175. Unbeaten Song From Above is by Lucky Pulpit, out... ...

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Skye Diamonds in Rancho Bernardo

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 10, 2017) – Skye Diamonds is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $100,000 Grade III Rancho Bernardo Stakes for fillies and mares at Del Mar. Skye Diamonds is by First Dude, out of the Johannesburg mare Exonerated, was bred by Dizney Double Diamond, is owned by Allen Racing, Bloom Racing or Acker et al, and is trained by Bill Spawr. She has eight wins in 15 starts, earnings of $449,150 and is coming off a win in the July 8 Great Lady M. ...

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Wild West Ranger Pans for Gold

DENVER, Col. (Aug. 10, 2017) – Wild West Ranger is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $100,000 Gold Rush Futurity for 2-year-olds at Arapahoe Park. Wild West Ranger is by U S Ranger, out of the Wild Again mare Wild Momentum, was bred by Fleming Thoroughbred Farm & Dorothee Kieckhofer, is owned by Furlong Farms and Barro Racing and trained by Russell Vicchrilli. He won his lone start July 15 with earnings of $5,820. ...

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Reginella Enters Emerald Distaff

AUBURN, Wash. (Aug. 10, 2017) – Reginella is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $65,000 Emerald Distaff Handicap for fillies and mares at Emerald Downs. Reginella is by Ministers Wild Cat, out of the Cahill Road mare Ghost Tree, was bred by DiPietro Thoroughbreds, is owned by Luigi or Diana DiPietro and is trained by Blaine Wright. She has two wins in 12 starts, earnings of $79,373 and is coming off a third in the July 23 Washington Oaks. ...

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G. G. Ryder in Joseph T. Grace

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Aug. 9, 2017) – Multiple graded winning California-bred G. G. Ryder and Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Camino Del Paraiso are entered in Saturday’s $50,000 Joseph T. Grace Handicap at the Sonoma County Fair. G. G. Ryder is by Chhaya Dance, out of the Storm Boot mare Stormy Gigi, was bred by Eagle Oak Ranch, is owned by Hollendorfer or George Todaro and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has 13 wins in 37 starts, earnings of $620,095 and is coming off a fourth in the July 29 California Dreamin’. Camino Del Paraiso is by Suances, out of the Successful Appeal mare Loni’s Appeal, was bred by Red Baron’s Barn, is owned by Glen Road Racing, Jauregui or Moniz and is trained by O.J. Juaregui. The $5,000 purchase at the Northern California Yearling Sale has three wins in 13 starts, earnings of $114,449 and is coming off a fifth in a June 25 allowance. Another graduate of the Northern California Yearling Sale entered is Pure Comedy, by... ...

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Solana Beach Tribute to Unusual Heat

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 6, 2017) – Five of the eight entrants in Friday’s $150,000 Solana Beach Stakes for Golden State Series-eligible fillies and mares at Del Mar are offspring of the late sire, Unusual Heat, including defending champion Majestic Heat. Moonless Sky is by Bold Chieftain, out of the Chief’s Crown mare Curtsy, was bred by Willow Tree Farm, is owned by Pappas Racing and trained by Eddie Truman. She has four wins in nine starts, earnings of $181,150 and is coming off a fourth in a July 19 optional claimer. Majestic Heat is by Unusual Heat, out of the Ole mare Chi Chi Nette, was bred by Madeline Auerbach and Barry Abrams, is owned by Auerbach, McCauley or Bardy Farm and is trained by Richard Mandella. She has four wins in 11 starts, earnings of $267,139 and is making her first start since fourth in the Nov. 6 Goldikova. She won this race last year. Qiaona is by Wilko, out of the Skywalker mare Starlet Sky, was bred... ...

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Cal-bred Mare Produces $1 Million Colt

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (Aug. 8, 2017) – The $1 million sale topper from Monday’s session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale is out of the California-bred Grade I winner River’s Prayer. The Curlin colt was purchased by Eric Fein from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent for Stonestreet and was bred in Kentucky by Craig and Holly Banderoff. River’s Prayer was by Devon Lane, out of the Cozzene mare Cozzy Flyer, and was bred by Vessels Stallion Farm. She had nine wins in 16 and earned $921,958. Her biggest win was the Grade I Princess Rooney. She also set a Del Mar track record in the Grade III Rancho Bernardo, won the Grade III Las Cienegas and won three Cal-bred stakes, including the California Cup Distaff. ...

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Graduation Stakes Draws Field of 11

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2017) – Sunday’s $100,000 Graduation Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 2-year-olds at Del Mar drew a competitive field of 11. Sir Valentine is by Heat Shield, out of the Popular mare Horsesanddivorces, was bred by Kristin Mulhall, is owned by Tachycardia Stables or Twilight Racing and is trained by Mulhall. He has one win in two starts, earnings of $34,400 and is coming off a fifth in the July 3 Santa Anita Juvenile. Smokem is by Union Rags, out of the Smoke Glacken mare One Smokin’ Lady, was bred by Terry Lovingier, is owned by Bada Beng Racing, Flores or Lovingier and is trained by Gary Sherlock. He won his lone start July 21 with earnings of $36,000. Bookies Luck is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Johannesburg mare Book’em Babe, was bred by owners Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams and is trained by Jeff Bonde. He has one win in three starts, earnings of $47,304 and is coming off a June 18 maiden... ...

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Grecian Fire Enters Robert Dupret Derby

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2017) – Alcatraz Stakes winner Grecian Fire is one of seven California-breds among entries in Sunday’s $50,000 Robert Dupret Derby for 3-year-olds at the Sonoma County Fair. Golden Doughnut is by Golden Balls, out of the Acclamation mare Doughnut, was bred by owner DP Racing and is trained by Sherrie Monroe. He has two wins in eight starts, earnings of $36,265 and is coming off a second in a June 6 allowance. Summersimage is by Slew’s Tiznow, out of the Siberian Summer mare Summer Swimmer, was bred by owner William Hedrick and is trained by Ricardo Perez. He has two wins in four starts, earnings of $38,285 and is coming off a consecutive wins. Harvest a Storm is by Tribal Rule, out of the Tiznow mare R Luck’s Lady, was bred by Kehner Thoroughbreds, is owned by Curt and Lila Lanning and trained by Ed Moger Jr. He has two wins in 13 starts, earnings of $81,240 and is coming off a sixth in a... ...

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Sea N Redd Tries Shinpoch

AUBURN, Wash. (Aug. 2, 2017) – Sea N Redd is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $50,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs. Sea N Redd is by Trappe Shot, out of the Orientate mare Decatur, was bred by Fleming thoroughbred Farm & Dr. Dorothee Kieckhefer, is owned by John Parker and trained by Candi Tollett. She has one win in three starts, earnings of $10,463 and is coming off a sixth in the July 16 Angie C. ...

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Neveradoubt Enters Brokers Classic

VANCOUVER, B.C. (Aug. 2, 2017) – Neveradoubt is the the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Pacific Customs Brokers Classic Handicap at Hastings Park. Neveradoubt is by Decarchy, out of the Southern Halo mare Southern Oasis, was bred by Janis Whitman, is owned by Mark & Patti LeSage and trained by B Heads. He has five wins in 18 starts, earnings of $233,328 and is coming off a July 22 claiming win. ...

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Bonus Spin in Custom Brokers Distaff

VANCOUVER, B.C. (Aug. 2, 2017) – Bonus Spin is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Pacific Customs Brokers Distaff at Hastings Park. Bonus Spin is by Hard Spun, out of the Two Punch mare Two Punch Gal, was bred by Thomas Bachman, is owned by Whieldon Thoroughbreds and is trained by Rosann Anderson. She has three wins in 14 starts, earnings of $109,225 and is coming off a win in a July 8 optional claimer. She was fifth in this race last year. ...

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He’s Not Grey in W.T.B.O.A.

AUBURN, Wash. (Aug. 4, 2017) – Stakes winner He’s Not Grey and fellow California-bred Roamin Effort are entered in Sunday’s W.T.B.O.A. Lads Stakes for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Emerald Downs. Roamin Effort is by Roman Dancer, out of the Flatter mare Unflattered, was bred by Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez, is owned by Kenneth Elison or Vicky Jo Elison and is trained by Kenneth Elison. He’s Not Grey is by Slew’s Tiznow, out of the Smart Strike mare Obligated, was bred by Eagle Ridge Racing & Rancho San Miguel, is owned by John Parker and trained by Candi Tollett. He won his lone start, the July 16 Emerald Express, with earnings of $27,225. ...

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Miss Sunset Tough in Fleet Treat

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 27, 2017) – Multiple stakes winner Miss Sunset is entered in Sunday’s $150,000 Fleet Treat Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 3-year-old fillies at Del Mar. Alpenhorn is by Emire Way, out of the Swiss Yodeler mare Alpine Echo, was bred by owner Heinz Steinmann and is trained by Mike Harrington. She has two wins in three starts, earnings of $70,200 and is coming off a consecutive wins. Lady Espionage is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Crystoclearance mare Mme. Espionage, was bred by James Mann, is owned by Silver Creek Stables and is trained by Michele Dollase. She has one win in six starts, earnings of $58,065 and is coming off a third in a June 24 allowance. All of a Sudden is by Grazen, out of the Maria’s Mon mare Stash, was bred by owner Nick Alexander and is trained by Steve Miyadi. She has one win in four starts, earnings of $46,720 and is coming off a fifth in a June 16 optional... ...

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Cal-bred Pair in Emerald Downs Derby

AUBURN, Wash. (July 27, 2017) – Stakes winner More Power to Him and fellow California-bred Sharkzilla are entered in Sunday’s $75,000 Emerald Downs Derby for 30-year-olds. Sharkzilla is by Distorted Reality, out of the Moscow Ballet mare Blue Ice Shark, was bred by Roger Downes, is owned by John Parker and trained by Candi Tollett. He has two wins in nine starts, earnings of $77,634 and is coming off an eighth in the July 2 Seattle Slew. More Power to Him is by Slew’s Tiznow, out of the Beau Genius mare Pundit, was bred by owner Brett Mason and is trained by Faith Taylor. He has three wins in 12 starts, earnings of $168,153 and is coming off a third in the July 2 Seattle Slew. ...

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G. G. Ryder Dreamin of Another Win

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 26, 2017) – Multiple graded winner G. G. Ryder is the high weight in Saturday’s $150,000 California Dreamin Stakes for Golden State Series eligible at Del Mar. My Italian Babbo is by Papa Clem, out of the Hold That Tiger mare My Charming Tiger, was bred by owner Nick Cafarchia and is trained by Richard Baltas. He has three wins in eight starts, earnings of $134,226 and is coming off a June 24 optional claiming win. G. G. Ryder is by Chhaya Dance, out of the Storm Boot mare Stormy Gigi, was bred by Eagle Oak Ranch, is owned by Hollendorfer or Todaro and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has 13 wins in 36 starts, earnings of $611,095 and is coming off a win in the May 29 All American Stakes. He was sixth in this race in 2015. Dr. Troutman is by Vronsky, out of the Cindago mare Black Valentine, was bred by owner Kretz Racing and is trained by George Papprodromou. He has... ...

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Solid Wager in Bing Crosby

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 26, 2017) – California-bred graded winner Solid Wager is entered in Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar. Big Macher was scratched. Solid Wager is by Birdonthewire, out of the Valid Wager mare G Ma, was bred by Madera Thoroughbreds, is owned by Barber, Barber or Stanford Stables and is trained by Peter Miller. He has eight wins in 35 starts, earnings of $531,671 and is coming off an eighth in the June 10, Metropolitan Handicap. ...

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Puhich Memorial Service on Friday

From DMTC Publicity DEL MAR, Calif. (July 26, 2017) — A memorial service for jockey agent Ivan Puhich is scheduled for Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Paddock Tavern. Puhich, who represented riders at tracks throughout the West Coast in a more than 60-year-career, died June 19 in San Diego of what was described as “age related infirmities.” Puhich was 89. Trainer John Sadler, who is organizing the event, said jockey Tyler Baze, Puhich’s nephew Mike and owner Mike Pegram are likely to join him as speakers during the ceremonies which will also include visual tributes to the colorful and beloved racetracker. A veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific, Puhich began working as a jockey agent in the 1950s and continued to do so through the early parts of the present decade. Puhich gained national recognition in 2012 as the representative for Mario Gutierrez when Gutierrez won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness on I’ll Have Another. “I first met him in 1979 at... ...

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Ann Arbor Eddie in Real Good Deal

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 23, 2017) – Multiple stakes winner Ann Arbor Eddie is the 125-pound high weight in Friday’s $150,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 3-year-olds at Del Mar. Fly to Mars is by Ministers Wild Cat, out of the Doc Gus mare Warren’s Flyer, was bred by owner Gary Barber and is trained by Peter Miller. He has one win in three starts, earnings of $24,860 and is coming off a second in a July 9 starter’s allowance. Elwood J is by Vronsky, out of the In Excess mare Preservingthepeace, was bred by Old English Rancho, Patsy and Sal Berumen, is owned by Joe Turner and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has two wins in 11 starts, earnings of $141,532 and is coming off a third in a June 30 optional claimer. Dr. Troutman is by Vronsky, out of the Cindago mare Black Valentine, was bred by owner Kretz Racing and is trained by George Papaprodromou. He has one win in 10 starts, earnings... ...

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Ranger Rod in Duke City Sprint

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (July 23, 2017) – Ranger Rod is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $50,000 Duke City Sprint Stakes for 3-year-olds at Albuquerque. Ranger Rod is by Chattahoochie War, out of the Malibu Moon mare Night Teller, was bred by owner Gallegos del Norte racing and is trained by Jose Gonzalez, Jr. He has two wins in 11 starts, earnings of $25,118 and is coming off a fourth in a June 10 allowance. ...

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Sircat Sally Risks Perfect Record

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 20, 2017) – California-bred Sircat Sally risks her unbeaten record in Sunday’s $200,000 Grade II San Clemente Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Del Mar. Sircat Sally is by Surf Cast, out of the In Excess mare Sister Sally, was bred by owner Joe Turner and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. She has won all seven of her starts, three of them graded, with earnings of $528,860 and is coming off a win in the June 17 Honeymoon. ...

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NorCal Sale Grad in Governor’s Cup

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 19, 2017) – Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Deb’s Wildcard takes on multiple stakes winner Fast and Foxy in Saturday’s $50,000 California Governor’s Cup Handicap for fillies and mares at Sacramento. Princess Ashlyn is by Cyclotron, out of the Perugino mare Palace Royale, was bred by Old English Rancho & Berumen, is owned by Troy Onorato and is trained by John Martin. She has five wins in 18 starts, earnings of $102,810 and is coming off a July 2 allowance win. Isa Firecracker is by Heatseeker, out of the Tannersmyman mare Caroline Elena, was bred by owner Myles McMahon and is trained by Jamey Thomas. She has two wins in four starts, earnings of $92,280 and is making her first start since a win the Nov. 25 Golden Gate Debutante. Missionelle is by Silic, out of the Prized mare Mission Viejo, was bred by Nadine Anderson and is owned by trainer Andres Psarras. She has three wins in 19 starts, earnings of $56,265 and is coming off... ...

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Millionaire Ashleyluvssugar in Eddie Read

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 19, 2017) – Ashleyluvssugar, runner-up in the race last year, is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $250,000 Grade II Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar. Ashleyluvssugar is by Game Plan, out of the Urgent Request mare Ashley’s Folly, was bred by owners Alesia, BranJam Stables & Ciaglia Racing and is trained by Peter Eurton. He has 10 wins in 22 starts, earnings of $1,289,004 and is coming off a win in the May 28 Charlie Whittingham. He was second in this race last year. ...

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El Huerfano Facing Arrogate in San Diego

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 19, 2017) – El Huerfano is the lone California-bred taking on champion Arrogate in Saturday’s $300,000 Grade II San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. El Huerfano is by Tannersmyman, out of the Capsized mare Adriftinthebay, was bred by M.A. Douzos, is owned by Barber or Wachtel Stable and is trained by Peter Miller. He has five wins in 27 starts, earnings of $303,041 and is coming off a win in a June 18 optional claimer. ...

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CHRB Meeting Advisory

From CHRB DEL MAR, Calif. (July 19, 2017) — The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, July 20, at Surfside Race Place (Del Mar Fairgrounds) beginning at 9:30 a.m. The CHRB Race Dates Committee will meet Friday at Surfside beginning at 12:30. The public is encouraged to attend both meetings. An audio-only webcast of the Board meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast). The Board meeting agenda and supporting package of materials as well as the committee agenda and package also are available on the website. ...

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Dressed to a T for Osunitas Stakes

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 18, 2017) – Dressed to a T is the lone California-bred entered in Thursday’s $75,000 Osunitas Stakes for fillies and mares at Del Mar. Dressed to a T is by Square Eddie, out of the Kendor mare Clerical Error, was bred by owner Reddam Racing and is trained by Ben Cecil. She has four wins in 15 starts, earnings of $222,932 and is coming off a fifth in the Apr. 30 Santa Barbara Stakes. ...

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Reginella Shoots for Washington Oaks

AUBURN, Wash. (July 20, 2017) – Reginella is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $75,000 Washington Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs. Reginella is by Ministers Wild Cat, out of the Cahill Road mare Ghost Tree, was bred by owners DiPietro Thoroughbreds and is trained by Blaine Wright. She has two wins in 11 starts, earnings of $66,623 and is coming off a fourth in the June 25 Irish Day Stakes. ...

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Warrens Puppy Love Enters Distaff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (July 17, 2017) – Stakes winner Warrens Puppy Love and fellow California-bred Alizarin Beauty are entered in Saturday’s $55,000 Albuquerque Distaff Handicap for fillies and mares at Albuquerque. Warrens Puppy Love is by Mongol Warrior, out of the Mecke mare Brrneedfur, was bred by Benjamin Warren, is owned by Donna Eaton and trained by Nancy Summers. She has seven wins in 25 starts, earnings of $187,338 and is coming off a win in the June 11 Molly Brown. She was second in this race last year. Alizarin Beauty is by Idiot Proof, out of the Quiet American mare Rare Beauty, was bred by Ballena Vista Farm, is owned by James Masek and is trained by Nancy Summers. She has three wins in 14 starts, earnings of $65,330 and is coming off a third in an Apr. 1 optional claimer. ...

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Grecian Fire in Opening Day Oceanside

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 15, 2017) – Grecian Fire is the lone California-bred entered in Wednesday’s $100,000 Oceanside Stakes for 3-year-olds at Del Mar. Grecian Fire is by Unusual Heat, out of the Kitten’s Joy mare Maddie’s Odyssey, was bred by owner KMN Racing and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has two wins in seven starts, earnings of $92,641 and is coming off a fifth in the June 10 Rainbow Stakes. ...

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B Squared Enters Los Alamitos Derby

CYPRESS, Calif. (July 13, 2017) – California-breds B Squared and Milton Freewater are entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade III Los Alamitos Derby for 3-year-olds. B Squared is by Square Eddie, out of the Ten Most Wanted mare Silar Rules, was bred by owner Reddam Racing and is trained by Doug O’Neill. He has two wins in five starts, earnings of $154,400 and is coming off a second in the June 24 Affirmed. Milton Freewater is by Creative Cause, out of the Swiss Yodeler mare Lovehi, was bred by Dr. Mikel and Patricia Harrington, is owned by Kramer Racing or Sheep Pond Partner or Jaime et al and is trained by Doug O’Neill. He has two wins in 10 starts, earnings of $143,610 and is coming off a 10th in the May 29 Snow Chief. ...

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Cal-bred Pair in Mt. Rainier

AUBURN, Wash. (July 13, 2017) – Please Be Me and Papa Frank are entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Mt. Rainier Stakes at Emerald Downs. Please Be Me is by Sea of Secrets, out of the Lord Carson mare Please Lord, was bred by Megan Stiehr, is owned by Ya Killing Me and Saratoga West and is trained by Jeffrey Metz. He has three wins in eight starts, earnings of $25,875 and is coming off a May 29 claiming win. Papa Frank is by Papa Clem, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Tialinga, was bred by Black Diamond Racing, is owned by Mary Tate and Shane Bailey and is trained by Tate. He has four wins in 28 starts, earnings of $62,560 and is coming off a second in a July 2 optional claimer. ...

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He’s Not Grey Enters Emerald Express

AUBURN, Wash. (July 13, 2017) – He’s Not Grey is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Emerald Express Stakes for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Emerald Downs. He’s Not Grey is by Slew’s Tiznow, out of the Smart Strike mare Obligated, was bred by Eagle Ridge Racing and Rancho San Miguel, is owned by John Parker and is trained by Candi Tollett. He is making his racing debut. ...

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Sea N Redd Enters Angie C. S. Stakes

AUBURN, Wash. (July 13, 2017) – Sea N Redd is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Angie C. S. Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Sea N Redd is by Trappe Shot, out of the Orientate mare Decatur, was bred by Fleming Thoroughbred Farm & Dr. Dorothee Kieckhefer and is trained by Candi Tollett. She has one win in two starts, earnings of $10,463 and is coming off a May 29 maiden win. ...

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Barretts August Catalog Online

From Barretts DEL MAR, Calif. (July 8, 2017) — The catalog for the third annual Barretts August Select Yearling Sale is now on-line and will be mailed soon. This auction of 87 yearlings will be held on Tuesday August 29 starting at 2:00 p.m. in the Surfside Race Place located on the grounds of the Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. We strongly believe that this year’s yearlings is the very best group in terms of quality that our consignors have presented at this sale since its inception. The yearlings will be stabled inside the Del Mar Horse Show Arena adjacent to the Sales Pavilion. The interactive, sortable and searchable, on-line catalog can be viewed now here. Additional information, including photographs of yearlings (when available after August 1st), can be found here. The August Sale catalog will also available for your Ipad. Click here for details. This is the complete list of stallions in the catalog: Algorithms, Archarcharch, Atreides, Bluegrass Cat, Bodemeister, Boisterous, Calimonco, Can the Man, Capital Account,... ...

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Bertrando Draws Multiple Stakes Winners

CYPRESS, Calif. (July 5, 2017) – Six multiple stakes winners, including previous winners of the race Soi Phet and Magic Mark, are among the entries in Saturday’s $100,000 Bertrando Stakes for Golden State Series eligibles at Los Alamitos. Gold Rush Dancer is by Private Gold, out of the In Excess mare Dances On Water, was bred by owner John Parker and is trained by Vann Belvoir. He has five wins in 16 starts, earnings of $388,613 and is coming off a fifth in the June 11 Thor’s Echo. Smokey Image is by Southern Image, out of the Free House mare Special Smoke, was bred by C Punch Ranch, is owned by Irvin Racing Stable and is trained by Carla Gaines. He has six wins in 13 starts, earnings of $482,601 and is coming off a win in the May 20 Crystal Water. Soi Phet is by Tizbud, out of the Siberian Summer mare Summer Jersey, was bred by ARCHA Racing, is owned by Benowitz Family Trust, Powell or Viskovich and... ...

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Skye Diamonds, Cuddle Alert in Great Lady M

CYPRESS, Calif. (July 5, 2017) – California-breds Skye Diamonds and Cuddle Alert are entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Great Lady M Stakes for fillies and mares at Los Alamitos. Skye Diamonds is by First Dude, out of the Johannesburg mare Exonerated, was bred by Dizney Double Diamond, is owned by Allen Racing, Bloom Racing or Acker and is trained by Bill Spawr. She has seven wins in 14 starts, earnings of $329,150 and is coming off a second in the May 7 Adoration. Cuddle Alert is by Bedford Falls, out of the Gilded Time mare Tee Dee, was bred by Carol Lingenfelter, is owned by Saldana or Urbina and is trained by Reed Saldana. She has six wins in 24 starts, earnings of $240,393 and is coming off a third in a May 25 optional claimer. ...

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NorCal Sale Grads in Everett Nevin

PLEASANTON, Calif. (July 4, 2017) – A trio of Northern California Yearling Sale graduates are among the entries in Saturday’s $100,000 Everett Nevin for Golden State Series Eligible 2-year-olds at Oak Tree at Pleasanton. Jacks Masterpiece is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Candi’s Gold mare Marty’s Zee, was bred by Martin Bach, is owned by Bach, Gitomer or Weiner and is trained by William Morey. He won his lone start June 24 with earnings of $20,280. Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Holy Yodeler is by Swiss Yodeler, out of the Holy Bull mare Holy Script, was bred by Rozamund Barclay, is owned by Steve Moger and trained by Ed Moger, Jr. The $18,000 Northern California Yearling Sale purchase won his lone start May 20 with earnings of $20,280. Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Walk On Water is by Tannersmyman, out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Smoke Over Water, was bred by Woodbridge Farm and Jim Eaton and is owned by trainer Steven Miyadi. The $5,500 Northern California Yearling Sale... ...

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Parx Dash Next for Richard’s Boy

BENSALEM, Pa. (July 4, 2017) – Traveling man Richard’s Boy is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade III Parx Dash Stakes. Richard’s Boy is by Idiot Proof, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Marissa’s Boy, was bred by Harold & Pamela Tillema, is owned by Rockingham Stable and is trained by Peter Miller. He has 10 wins in 23 starts, earnings of $759,680 and is coming off wins in the Jim McKay Turf Sprint at Pimlico and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup at Penn National. This is his fifth consecutive race at a different track. ...

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Sisters in Exacta at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (July 4, 2017) – California-bred full sisters Dis Smart Cat and Discatsonthesquare finished first and second in the eighth race at Santa Anita on Tuesday, a $70,820 optional claimer for fillies and mares. Both runners are by Square Eddie, out of the Menifee mare Categorize, were bred by Kevin De Vincenzi, owned by Papagallo Racing Stables and trained by Matthew Chew. Dis Smart Cat ran the six furlongs in 1:10.73 and won by one-half length at odds of 7-2. ...

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Bodhisattva Enters Stars and Stripes

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 5, 2017) – Bodhisattva is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Stars and Stripes Stakes at Arlington Park. Bodhisattva is by Student Council, out of the Talk Is Money mare Dr. Cheryl P, was bred by Andy Stronach and is owned by trainer Jose Corrales. He has six wins in 31 starts, earnings of $385,383 and is coming off a ninth in the May 19 Pimlico Special. ...

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Alert Bay Celebrates 4th in American

ARCADIA, Calif. (July 1, 2017) – Millionaire Alert Bay and fellow California-breds Smokey Image and Pee Wee Reese are entered in Tuesday’s $100,000 Grade III American Stakes at Santa Anita. Alert Bay is by City Zip, out of the Dushyantor mare Hickory, was bred by Thomas Bell and Ross McLeod, is owned by Peter Redekop and trained by Blaine Wright. He has 14 wins in 32 starts, earnings of $1,240,555 and is coming off a third in the May 29 All American Stakes. Smokey Image is by Southern Image, out of the Free House mare Special Smoke, was bred by C Punch Ranch, is owned by Irvin Racing Stable and trained by Carla Gaines. He has six wins in 13 starts, earnings of $482,601 and is coming off a third in the May 20 Crystal Water. Pee Wee Reese is by Tribal Rule, out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Bluegrass Belle, was bred by owner Nick Alexander and is trained by Phil D’Amato. He has four wins in eight starts,... ...

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Sir Valentine in Santa Anita Juvenile

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 30, 2017) – Sir Valentine is the lone California-bred entered in Monday’s $100,000 Santa Anita Juvenile for 2-year-olds. Sir Valentine is by Heat Shield, out of the Popular mare Horsesanddivorces, was bred by trainer Kristin Mulhall and is owned by Twilight Racing. He won his lone start May 6 and has earnings of $32,400. ...

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Cal-bred Pair in Oak Tree Sprint

PLEASANTON, Calif. (June 30, 2017) – California-breds Yahoo Tahoe and Raised a Secret are entered in Tuesday’s $50,000 Oak Tree Sprint Stakes at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meeting. Yahoo Tahoe is by McCann’s Mojave, out of the Ghazi mare Ghazi’s Lass, was bred by Steve Specht, is owned by Hollendorfer or Richard Robertson and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has nine wins in 37 starts, earnings of $243,056 and is coming off consecutive claiming wins. Raised a Secret is by Songandaprayer, out of the Bernstein mare Sensitive Soul, was bred by Dahlberg Farms, is owned by Dr. Rodney Orr and is trained by Mark Glatt. He has five wins in 31 starts, earnings of $492,130 and is making his first start since a fifth in the July 4, 2016 Thor’s Echo. ...

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Bombay Bob in Budweiser

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (July 1, 2017) – Bombay Bob is the lone California-bred entered in Tuesday’s $55,000 Budweiser Special at The Downs at Albuquerque. Bombay Bob is by Ministers Wild Cat, out of the Smokester mare T.G.’s Girl., was bred by Jim Robinson, is owned by Richard and Carla Navarrette and is trained by Charlie Ramirez. He has three wins in 15 starts, earnings of $27,874 and is coming off an eighth in a June 3 allowance. ...

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Cal-bred Duo in Landaluce

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 29, 2017) – California-breds Gorgeous Ginny and Empress of Lov are entered in Sunday’s $100,000 Landaluce Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. Gorgeous Ginny is by Take Charge Indy, out of the Southern Halo mare Brooke’s Halo, was bred by Mercedes Stable, is owned by Randy Howg and trained by Robertino Diodoro. She won her lone start May 4 and has earnings of $32,400. Empress of Lov is by Empire Way, out of the Not For Love mare Angela’s Love, was bred by Terry Lovingier, is owned by Tom London, Lovingier and Eugene Zondlo and trained by Gary Sherlock. She has one win in two starts, earnings of $46,440 and is coming off a June 16 maiden win. ...

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Sharkzilla Hunts for Seattle Slew

AUBURN, Wash. (June 29, 2017) – Stakes winner Sharkzilla and fellow California-breds More Power to Him and Marquee Marini are entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Seattle Slew Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Emerald Downs. Sharkzilla is by Distorted Reality, out of the Moscow Ballet mare Blue Ice Shark, was bred by Roger Downes, is owned by John Parker and trained by Candi Tollet. He has two wins in eight starts, earnings of $77,634 and is coming off a third in the June 4 Coca Cola Stakes. More Power to Him is by Slew’s Tiznow, out of the Beau Genius mare Pundit, was bred by owner Brett Mason and is trained by Faith Taylor. He has three wins in 11 starts, earnings of $160,653 and is coming off a fifth in the May 29 Snow Chief Stakes. Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Marquee Marini is by Marino Marini, out of the Marquetry mare Angie’s Marquee, was bred by George and Mary Clare Schmitt, is owned by John Parker and trained... ...

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Song From Above in Juan Gonzalez

PLEASANTON, Calif. (June 28, 2017) – California-bred Song From Above, the lone winner in the field, takes on eight maidens, five making their racing debuts, in Saturday’s $50,000 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet. Fernet Me Not is by Street Hero, out of the Capote mare Capotes Cielo, was bred by Hyung Kwon Cho, is owned by Elevated Bloodstock, Cho or Miller. She is making her debut. Oklahoma Red is by Point Encounter, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Tiz My Honey, was bred by Running Horse Equine Training Center, is owned by Jodi Cuellar and trained by Wendell McDaniel. She is a maiden making her fourth start with earnings of $4,561. Sharona Sunset is by Sierra Sunset, out of the Lord Carson mare Sharoana, was bred by owners George and Mar Clare Schmitt and trained by Marcia Stortz. She is making her debut. Lucky Antares is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Decarcy mare Antares World, was bred by owners Mr.... ...

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Enola Gray Enters Wilshire

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2017) – Enola Gray is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Wilshire Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Enola Gray is by Grazen, out of the More Than Ready mare Unsung Heroine, was bred by owner Nick Alexander and trained by Phil D’Amato. She has six wins in 10 starts, earnings of $513,100 and is coming off a fifth in the May 27 Monrovia. ...

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Patriotic Diamond in Princess Rooney

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (June 28, 2017) – Patriotic Diamond is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $250,000 Grade II Princess Rooney Stakes for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park. Patriotic Diamond is by Hat Trick, out of the Whywhywhy mare Patriotic Viva, was bred by Kin Hui Racing Stables, is owned by diamond 100 Racing Club and trained by Patrick Biancone. She has two wins in 13 starts, earnings of $231,769 and is coming off a second in the June 2 Ana T. ...

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Los Alamitos Opens July 6

By Bloodhorse.com CYPRESS, Calif. (June 25, 2017) — A pair of graded stakes races highlight the 2017 Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos. The eight-day season will begin Thursday, July 6 and continue through Sunday, July 16 with racing conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 2 pm. Fillies and mares (3-year-olds & up ) will compete in the meet’s most significant race, the grade 2, $200,000 Great Lady M. Stakes, which will be run for the fourth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, July 8. Offered previously at the now-closed Hollywood Park as the Sequoia (1941-1978) and the A Gleam (1979-2013), the Great Lady M. will be run at 6 1/2 furlongs. Among the anticipated starters is defending champion Finest City, who, later in 2016, won the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) and was voted the Eclipse Award as the female sprint champion. The other graded stakes is the Grade III, $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles. Accelerate won the 2016 renewal... ...

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Desert Madam Calls for Southern Truce

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2017) – Desert Madam is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $75,000 Southern Truce Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Desert Madam is by Desert Code, out of the General Meeting mare Madam General, was bred by Oakcrest Stable, is owned by STD Racing Stable or Miller and is trained by Bill Spawr. She has 10 wins in 30 starts, earnings of $281,251 and is coming off a win in a June 2 starter’s handicap. ...

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Cal-bred Trio in Irish Day

AUBURN, Wash. (June 22, 2017) – California-breds Sorceress Warning, Sheeza Sassy Girl and Reginella are entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Irish Day Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs. Sorceress Warning is by Elusive Warning, out of the Conquistador Cielo mare Lady Sorceress, was bred by Madera Thoroughbreds, is owned by Ezra Lee Craig, Thomas Glasgow or Manuel Ortiz, Sr., and is trained by Ortiz. She has two wins in 12 starts, earnings of $34,026 and is coming off a fourth in the May 28 Kent Stakes. Sheeza Sassy Girl is by The Pamplemousse, out of the Slewdledo mare Gizmo Girl, was bred by Jared Chappell, is owned by John and Janene Maryanski and is trained by Blaine Wright. She has three wins in nine starts, earnings of $45,840 and is coming off a third in a June 11 optional claimer. Reginella is by Ministers Wild Cat, out of the Cahill Road mare Ghost Tree, was bred by DiPietro Thoroughbreds, is owned by Luigi or Diana DiPietro and is trained by... ...

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B Squared Enters Affirmed

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2017) – B Squared is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Affirmed Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita. B Squared is by Square Eddie, out of the Ten Most Wanted mare Silar Rules, was bred by owner Reddam Racing and is trained by Doug O’Neill. He has two wins in four starts, earnings of $124,400 and is coming off a sixth in the May 29 Snow Chief Stakes. ...

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Oak Tree at Pleasanton Thursday Cancelled

PLEASANTON, Calif. (June 20, 2017) – Due to an extreme heat wave that will peak Thursday, Oak Tree at Pleasanton live racing at the Alameda County Fairgrounds has been cancelled on Thursday, June 22. Please contact the Racing Office at (925) 426-7538 for further details. The following link will take you to the Alameda County Fair website where you can access the daily racing schedule: www.alamedacountyfair.com.   July 4th will be an important day with a prominent stake race in the afternoon and the annual amazing fireworks display in the evening.   Horse racing in California was initiated over 100 years ago in Pleasanton and has been a historic tradition ever since. It is a place you can come to enjoy the Fair as well as the thrill of the horses, providing exceptional excitement and a view of western history.   With a Fair providing fun and knowledge to all ages, tantalizing food and racing excitement, there is something educational and pleasurable for the whole family.   The meet’s stakes... ...

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CHRB Meeting Advisory

From CHRB ARCADIA, Calif. (June 19, 2017) — The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, June 22, at Santa Anita Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend. An audio-only webcast of the Board meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast). The Board meeting agenda and supporting package of materials also are available on the website. ...

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Coniah Tries Desert Stormer

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 15, 2017) – Coniah is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $100,000 Grade III Desert Stormer Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Coniah is by Harlington, out of the Lord At War mare Pretti Woman, was bred by owner James and Tammy McKenney and is trained by William Morey. She has three wins in 18 starts, earnings of $215,365 and is coming off a second in the May 27 Monrovia Stakes. ...

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Patriots Rule Entered at Canterbury

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (June 15, 2017) – Multiple stakes winner Patriots Rule is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Mystic Lake Mile Stakes at Canterbury Park. Patriots Rule is by Tribal Rule, out of the Seattle Bound mare Candy Factory, was bred by Dahlberg Farms, is owned by Charles Garvey and trained by Robertino Diodoro. He has seven wins in 27 starts, earnings of $452,173 and is coming off a win in a May 27 optional claimer. ...

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Sircat Sally Risks Unbeaten Streak

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 14, 2017) – Undefeated Sircat Sally is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Honeymoon Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. Sircat Sally is by Surf Cat, out of the In Excess mare Sister Sally, was bred by owner Joe Turner and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. She has won all six starts with earnings of $408,860 and is coming off a win in the May 6 Senorita Stakes. ...

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Big Macher, Gold Rush Dancer Return

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 9, 2017) – Grade I winner Big Macher and multiple stakes winner Gold Rush Dancer make their first starts in more than six months in Sunday’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Handicap for Golden State Series eligible at Santa Anita. Gold Rush Dancer is by Private Gold, out of the In Excess mare Dances On Water, was bred by owner John Parker and is trained by Vann Belvoir. He has five wins in 15 starts, earnings of $386,613 and is making his first start since a fourth in the Nov. 20 Cary Grant. He Will is by Cyclotron, out of the Lear Fan mare Could She, was bred by Old English Rancho and Berumen, is owned by Hollendorfer, Team Green or Randall, et al and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has five wins in 18 starts, earnings of $206,774 and is making his first start since a fourth in a Feb. 20 optional claimer. K Thirty Eight is by Surf Cat, out of the Corwyn Bay mare Butterfly... ...

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Solid Wager in Met Mile

ELMONT, N.Y. (June 7, 2017) – Graded winner Solid Wager is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $1.2 million Grade I Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Mile at Belmont Park. Solid Wager is by Birdonthewire, out of the Valid Wager mare G Ma, was bred by Madera Thoroughbreds, is owned by Gary Barber and trained by Peter Miller. He has eight wins in 34 starts, earnings of $507,671 and is coming off a fourth in the May 6 Churchill Downs Stakes. ...

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Grecian Fire Looking for a Rainbow

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2017) – Stakes winner Grecian Fire and fellow California-bred Kings River King are entered in Saturday’s $75,000 Rainbow Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita. Kings River King is by Acclamation, out of the Poteen mare Seasontoperfection, was bred by owners Old English Rancho and Timmy Time Racing and is trained by Kenny Black. He is a maiden making his second start with earnings of $1,080. Grecian Fire is by Unusual Heat, out of the Kitten’s Joy mare Maddie’s Odyssey, was bred by owners KMN Racing and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has two wins in six starts, earnings of $90,625 and is coming off a win in the May 14 Alcatraz Stakes. ...

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Cal-bred Pair in Albany

ALBANY, Calif. (June 7, 2017) — California-bred multiple stakes winners Marino’s Wild Cat and the mare Fast and Foxy are entered in Saturday’s $50,000 Albany Stakes at Golden Gate. Marino’s Wild Cat is by Marino Marini, out of the Dayjur mare Faxene, was bred by Roy Guinnane, is owned by GCCI and trained by Cliff DeLima. He has 10 wins in 28 starts, earnings of $327,796 and is coming off a third in a May 27 claimer. Fast and Foxy is by Thisnearlywasmine, out of the Falstaff mare Zorra Roja, was bred by Daehling Ranch, is owned by Joe Daehling or Holly Evans and is trained by Evans. She has 15 wins in 41 starts, earnings of $445,908 and is coming off a second in a May 7 allowance. ...

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Santa Anita Cancels Thursday Card

By Bloodhorse.com ARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2017) —Santa Anita Park cancelled its second Thursday card of the season because of a lack of entries for the June 8 slate, and track executives put most of the onus on the local horsemen June 4 to run more horses and fill cards. “You have to be concerned if you have a good horse population and you’re not getting participation in the (entry) box,” said Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns and operates Santa Anita. “We want to look at every aspect of it, even ourselves. Are we doing the right thing? Are we laying out the card properly? We’ll look at that first, and obviously investigate what the horsemen are doing with their horses and why they’re not participating.” Both Ritvo and Joe Morris—The Stronach Group’s senior vice president of West Coast operations—emphasized the importance of getting horses on the track’s grounds to run more often. “The game evolves and changes, and we can’t keep doing the... ...

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