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One Fast Broad, Ismelucky in Oaks

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2018) – One Fast Broad and fellow stakes winner Ismelucky are entered in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks for Golden State Series-eligible 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. Pulpit Rider is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Ride the Rails mare Lady Railrider, was bred by owners Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams and is trained by Mike Puype. She has two wins in six starts, earnings of $84,536 and is coming off a third in a Jan. 19 optional claimer. Nice Ice is by Northern Afleet, out of the Popular mare Fanny Chenal, was bred by Dr. & Mrs. William Gray, is owned by Koriner & Lyons and is trained by Brian Koriner. She is a maiden making her third start. Mo See Cal is by Uncle Mo, out of the Lydgate mare Do Dat Blues, was bred by Rozamund Barclay, is owned by Reddam Racing and is trained by Doug O’Neill. She has one win in three starts, earnings of $35,865 and is coming off a... ...

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Stakes-winning Trio in Cal Cup Derby

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2018) – Stakes winners Heck Yeah, Intimidate and Continental Divide are entered in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Derby for Golden State Series 3-year-olds at Santa Anita. Violent Ridge is by Violence, out of the Choctaw Ridge mare Feel Ridge, was bred by owner BG Stables and is trained by Hector Palma. He has one win in three starts, earnings of $48,640 and is coming off a Jan. 15 maiden win. Hardboot is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Cryptoclearance mare Mme. Espionage, was bred by James Mann, is owned by Silver Creek Stables and is trained by Michele Dollase. He has one win in three starts, earnings of $32,545 and is coming off a seventh in the Dec. 29 Eddie Logan. Lucky Romano is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Memo mare Demo Memo, was bred by Double J H Stable, is owned by Michael Moran and is trained by Mark Glatt. He has one win in seven starts, earnings of $70,190 and is coming off... ...

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Tribal Storm in Lost in the Fog Stakes

ALBANY, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2018) – Stakes winner Tribal Storm and fellow California-bred Sunset Dragunn are entered in Monday’s $50,000 Lost in the Fog Stakes at Golden Gate Fields. Tribal Storm is by Papa Clem, out of the Tribal Rule mare Tribal Feathers, was bred by owners Curt & Lila Lanning and is trained by Ed Moger Jr. He has four wins in 12 starts, earnings of $219,634 and is coming  off a third in a Jan. 28 optional claimer. Sunset Dragunn is by Bold Chieftain, out of the Indian Charlie mare Luke’s Finest, was bred by Lorrie Anthony-Wanger & Oliver Wanger, is owned by Gomez, Gonzalez or Gonzalez and is trained by Tirso Rivera. He has four wins in 11 starts, earnings of $102,751 and is coming off three consecutive wins. ...

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Skye Diamonds, Coniah in Las Flores

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2018) – Skye Diamonds makes her first start since Breeders’ Cup day and is joined by fellow California-bred Coniah in Sunday’s $100,000 Grade III Las Flores Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Skye Diamonds is by First Dude, out of the Johannesburg mare Exonerated, was bred by Dizne Double Diamond, is owned by Allen Racing, Bloom Racing or Acker, et al and is trained by Bill Spawr. She has nine wins in 17 starts, earnings of $539,150 and is coming off a fourth in the Nov. 4 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. Coniah is by Harlington, out of the Lord At War mare Pretti Woman, was bred by owners James or Tammy McKenney and is trained by William Morey. She has four wins in 20 starts, earnings of $295,365 and is coming off a win in the Jan. 20 Las Cienegas. ...

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He Could Be the One

ALBANY, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2018) – Could be the One is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $100,000 El Camino Real Derby for 3-year-olds at Golden Gate. Could Be the One is by Bedford Falls, out of the Sky Mesa mare Sienna Sky, was bred by Joe Stiglich, Lloyd Grant and Carol Lingenfelter, is owned by Remmah Racing and is trained by Joe Steiner. He has four wins in nine starts, earnings of $66,980 and is coming off a consecutive optional claiming wins. ...

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Psycho Dar in Baffle Stakes

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2018) – Psycho Dar is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita. Psycho Dar is by Storm Wolf, out of the Maria’s Mon mare Stormin Mon, was bred by Liberty Road Stables, is owned by Amber Sandoval and trained by Steve Miyadi. He has two wins in five starts, earnings of $65,360 and is coming off a second in the Jan. 27 California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes. ...

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Bodhisattva Seeks Campbell Repeat

LAUREL, Md. (Feb. 14, 2018) – Defending champion Bodhisattva is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes at Laurel 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 42 starts, earnings of $444,133 and is coming off a second in the Jan. 27 Native Dancer. He won this race last year. ...

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One Fast Broad Drills for Cal Cup Oaks

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2018) — One Fast Broad, a versatile and consistent daughter of Decarchy owned and trained by Mick Ruis, works Tuesday under Flavien Prat who rides the three-year-old filly in next Monday’s Feb. 19 Presidents’ Day co-feature, the $200,000 California Cup Oaks at a mile on turf. “In her last two $100,000 turf races against open company she was second,” Ruis said, referring to the Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar on Sept. 4, 2017, and the Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita on Dec. 31. Each race was at a mile. “She lost by a half-length in the Blue Norther and came flying,” Ruis pointed out, as she came from 10th in a field of 11, went four wide and just missed under 124 pounds. “She should be pretty tough going against Cal-breds.” In six career starts, One Fast Broad has won three with two seconds and a fourth for total earnings of $249,160. The Presidents’ Day co-feature is the $200,000 California... ...

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Buggy Brown Entered at Turf Paradise

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 12, 2018) – Buggy Brown is the one California-bred entered in Saturday’s $50,000 Turf Paradise Derby for 3-year-olds. Buggy Brown is by Big Bad Leroybrown, out of the Bold Badgett mare Cute as a Bug, was bred by Old English Rancho, Sal Berumen and Patsy Berumen, is owned by Tyree Wolesensky and trained by Edward Kereluk. He has two wins in three starts, earnings of $11,370 and is coming off a third in a Jan. 29 optional claimer. ...

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Ismelucky Likes the Sweet Life

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Barretts Debutante winner Ismelucky is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $75,000 Sweet Life Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. 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. Ismelucky has two wins in five starts, earnings of $120,765 and is coming off an eighth in the Dec. 2 Soviet Problem. ...

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Majestic Heat Tries Santa Maria

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2018) – Grade II winner Majestic Heat is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita. Majestic Heat is by Unusual Heat, out of the Ole mare Chi Chi Nette, was bred by Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams, is owned by Auerbach, McCauley or Bardy Farm and is trained by Richard Mandella. She has seven wins in 17 starts, earnings of $534,329 and is coming off a fifth in the Jan. 13 La Canada Stakes. ...

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My Friend Emma Enters Gold Cup

PHOENIX – Northern California Yearling Sale graduate My Friend Emma is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $75,000 Phoenix Gold Cup at Turf Paradise. My Friend Emma is by Tannersmyman, out of the Artax mare Ma Ka Bet, was bred by Jim Eaton, is owned by Candelario Barragan or Joselyn Robles and is trained by Mark Hall. The $1,000 purchase from the Northern California Yearling Sale has five wins in 14 starts, earnings of $158,794 and is coming off a seventh in a Jan. 7 allowance, his first race in 16 months. ...

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Bombay Bob Enters Budweiser

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (Feb. 4, 2018) – Bombay Bob is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $75,000 Budweiser Handicap at Sunland Park. Bombay Bob is by Ministers Wild Cat, out of the Smokester mare T. G.’s Girl, was bred by Jim Robinson, is owned by A and A Equine and Roberto Marquez and is trained by Justin Evans. He has five wins in 23 starts, earnings of $42,926 and is coming off a June 7 claiming win. ...

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CTBA Offering Groom Awards Saturday

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2018) — The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award $200 cash to the groom who prepares the best turned out horse in each of the four stakes races on Saturday’s California Cup/Sunshine Millions card at Santa Anita. The stakes are the $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank for older horses at 1 1/8 miles; the $150,000 guaranteed Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint for fillies and mares, four and up at about 6 ½ furlongs on the hillside course; and the $100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes for three-year-olds at about 6 ½ furlongs on the hillside course; and the $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint. ...

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Plucky Tough Sunday in Cal Cup Sprint

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2018) — Tough Sunday is the Little Horse Who Could. Having overcome health hurdles at birth that would have dashed the careers, yea lives, of Thoroughbreds with lesser pluck, Tough Sunday displayed an indomitable spirit that has him poised and ready for Saturday’s $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint, one of four stakes that day for California-bred or sired horses, with purses of $600,000, that is supported by allowance, maiden and claiming races with money supercharged by the Cal-bred race fund. A six-year-old horse owned and bred by Nick Alexander, Tough Sunday was born deaf and blind, didn’t know how to nurse, and his mother abandoned him. But not Alexander, a major owner, breeder and supporter of California racing going on four decades, the founder of Nick Alexander Imports auto dealership in the Wholesale District of Los Angeles, and currently Chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC). Alexander, 75, has told the tale of Tough Sunday so many times it has... ...

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Bloodhorse.com on Cal Cup

By Bloodhorse.com ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2018) — By simple deduction, California-bred stakes are supposed to be easier than those against open company. They’re supposed to be a nice, soft spot for a quality payday. But the $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Stakes, which arrives on a Jan. 27 card that features nine Cal-bred races (four stakes) at Santa Anita Park, is no layup. The presumptive favorite for the six-furlong sprint is grade 1 winner Masochistic, who is scheduled to make his 8-year-old debut and his first start for trainer Bob Baffert, but trainer John Sadler feels he has an up-and-coming contender in the division in Hronis Racing’s Edwards Going Left. A $50,000 claim by Sadler and Hronis in February of 2017 in his debut, the Midnight Lute  gelding won six of his nine starts the rest of the year—including a Cal-bred stakes win in the Nov. 19 Cary Grant at Del Mar—and showed his class extended beyond the state-bred ranks with a second-place finish in the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (G1) to close his... ...

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Bookies Luck Prominent in Turf Sprint

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2018)–A two-time California-bred or sired stakes winner, trainer Jeff Bonde’s Bookies Luck will try turf for the first time as he heads a field of 13 sophomores in Saturday’s $100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. His primary opposition could come from a pair of recent maiden winners, Jeff Mullins’ Raven Creek and Bob Baffert’s Heck Yeah. BOOKIES LUCK Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams                    Jeff Bonde                 By far the most accomplished horse in the field, this Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred colt by Lucky Pulpit has three wins from seven dirt starts and earnings of $216,649.  A winner of the seven furlong Golden State Juvenile two starts back at Del Mar on Nov. 4, he’s been idle since well beaten as the 6-5 favorite in the one mile King Glorious Stakes versus Cal-breds at Los Alamitos Dec. 16.  With regular rider Kent Desormeaux set to do the signal calling, Bookies Luck... ...

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He Will in Wide-Open Turf Classic

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2018)–Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic has the look of a completely wide-open affair, as trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s He Will heads a field of nine older horses set to go a mile and one eighth over the Santa Anita turf. In addition to He Will, who will be taking a steep drop in class out of a pair of recent graded stakes, Peter Miller’s The Big Train, Billy Morey’s Rye, Carla Gaines’s Smokey Image and Ricardo Perez’s Summersimage all rate big shots in the race restricted to horses bred or sired in California that has been named in honor of California’s recently deceased super stallion, Unusual Heat. HE WILL Owner: All Schlaich Stables, LLC, Hollendorfer, LLC, Team Green, LLC, Randall & Todaro   Trainer:  Jerry Hollendorfer Surging late under Mike Smith, he was beaten a desperate nose two starts back in the Grade II Seabiscuit Handicap going 1 1/16 miles on turf at Del Mar Nov. 26.  An even seventh here in the... ...

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Masochistic Returns in Cal Cup Sprint

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2018)–Bob Baffert’s comebacking Masochistic and Steve Miyadi’s late blooming Tough Sunday head Saturday’s $150,000 Donald Valpredo Californina Cup Sprint at six furlongs.  Restricted to older horses bred or sired in California, the Cal Cup Sprint has attracted a field of six. MASOCHISTIC Owner:  Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable Trainer:  Bob Baffert Second and subsequently disqualified from purse money in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint three starts back on Nov. 5, 2016, this 8-year-old star crossed gelding by Sought After has been idle since well beaten as the 2-1 favorite on Kentucky Derby Day, May 6, 2017, in the Grade II, seven furlong Churchill Downs Stakes.  A winner of four of eight Santa Anita starts, he’s trained in sensational fashion for his return to action in what will be his first start for Baffert.  With an overall mark of 16-8-3-0, Masochistic has earnings of $857,550 and will be ridden for the first time by Drayden Van Dyke. TOUGH... ...

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Miss Sunset in Filly & Mare Turf Sprint

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2018)–A pair of recent stakes winners, Miss Sunset and Barbara Beatrice head Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.  Restricted to older fillies and mares bred or sired in California, the hillside feature has attracted a field of eight. Trained by Jeff Bonde, Miss Sunset, although well beaten in the Grade I, seven furlong La Brea Stakes here Dec. 26, was a half length winner of the seven furlong, Grade II Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland two starts back on Oct. 21.  Trainer Phil D’Amato’s Barbara Beatrice, most recently second in the seven furlong Betty Grable Stakes Nov. 12 at Del Mar, was a handy three quarter length winner down the hill two starts back of the California Distaff Handicap on Oct. 14 and must be respected.   MISS SUNSET Owner:  Alan Klein and Philip Lebherz                     Trainer:  Jeff Bonde A winner of three straight stakes prior to her La Brea... ...

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Richard’s Boy Looking at Gulfstream

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2018) – Richard’s Boy is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $175,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint Stakes. 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 nine wins in 28 starts, earnings of $860,740 and is coming off a third in the Jan. 1 Joe Hernandez. ...

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Bodhisattva Takes Spin in Native Dancer

LAUREL, Md. (Jan. 24, 2018) – Bodhisattva is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Native Dancer Stakes at Laurel 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 41 starts, earnings of $424,133 and is coming off a third in a Jan. 19 optional claimer. ...

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Jimmy Bouncer in Clocker’s Corner

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2018) – Stakes winner Jimmy Bouncer and fellow California-bred Fly to Mars are entered in Sunday’s $75,000 Clocker’s Corner Stakes at Santa Anita. Fly to Mars is by Minsters 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 three wins in nine starts, earnings of $108,168 and is coming off a Dec. 31 optional claiming win. Jimmy Bouncer is by Square Eddie, out of the General Meeting mare Meetmeinthewoods, was bred by Reddam Racing, is owned by St. Hillaire, Guerrero or Dunbar, et al, and is trained by Michael Pender. He has eight wins in 19 starts, earnings of $434,260 and is coming off a ninth in the Nov. 19 Cary Grant. ...

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Cal Cup Program Gets a Few Tweaks

By DRF.com ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2018) — The California Cup program for statebreds here on Saturday has added a $100,000 race for 3-year-old turf sprinters, but two races for 3-year-olds held last year on this day will be run in February instead. The $100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint for 3-year-olds at about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf course is a new race and one of four stakes at Santa Anita Saturday. Two $200,000 stakes previously run on the California Cup program will be run Feb. 19 – the California Cup Derby at 1 1/16 miles and the California Cup Oaks at a mile on turf. “We moved the 3-year-old stakes down the road, figuring we’d get a horse or two extra,” said Santa Anita racing secretary and vice president Rick Hammerle. That left a void on the Cal Cup program partially filled by the Turf Sprint, which drew 18 nominations and is likely to have a field of eight to 10 runners. Officials with Santa Anita and... ...

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Morey Aims Rye for Turf Classic

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2018) — Bill Morey, sizzling at Santa Anita winning at a 55 percent clip thanks to six victories from 11 starts, hopes to continue his hot streak when he sends out Rye in next Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank. The Unusual Heat is one of four stakes that day restricted to California-bred or sired horses, with total purses of $600,000 supported by an overnight card of allowance, maiden and claiming races with purses supercharged by the Cal-bred race fund. Rye, a five-year-old full horse sired by English Channel out of the Unusual Heat dam Phi Beta Heat, has two wins from four starts at the mile and an eighth distance of the Turf Classic. “He’s training great,” Morey said of the chestnut, who has won seven of 15 career starts. “He likes the mile and an eighth on the turf, and how often do you get a chance to run a Cal-bred for $200,000?  You’ve got... ...

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Bortstein Enters Riley Allison

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (Jan. 21, 2018) – Bortstein is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $100,000 Riley Allison Stakes for 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Bortstein is by Warrior’s Reward, out of the Skip Away mare Muir Beach, was bred by Fleming Thoroughbred Farm, is owned by Don Helm, A and A Equine and Clara Moore and is trained by Justin Evans. He has one win in four starts, earnings of $28,460 and is coming off a sixth in a Dec. 16 allowance. ...

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CHRB Meeting Advisory

From CHRB ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2018) — The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, January 25, 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 are available on the website. ...

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Masochistic Drills for Cal Cup Sprint

By Bloodhorse.com ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2018) — Masochistic‘s final work for his 2018 debut was technically “in company” Jan. 20 at Santa Anita Park. Three other workers went into the gate with him and left the gate with him, but he might as well have been alone. Under jockey Drayden Van Dyke, Masochistic popped out of the gate and immediately put open lengths between himself and the other workers. He was four to five lengths ahead in the backstretch, and the others who left the gate never got close to the speedy grade 1 winner. The 8-year-old Sought After gelding owned by Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable completed his five-furlong work in :59 4/5, the co-fastest of 77 drills at the distance on the Santa Anita main track Saturday. The only other horse of the 77 to work five furlongs in less than a minute was Morse Code (also :59 4/5), but that drill was not from the gate. “He broke like a rocket last time I worked him and he did... ...

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Cal Cup Nominations, Past Performances

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2018) – Here are the nominations and past performances for the four stakes races at the Jan. 27 California Cup and Sunshine Millions for horses bred or sired in California, to be held at Santa Anita. $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic, Presented by City National Bank Noms — http://www.santaanita.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Unusual-Heat-Classic-Noms.pdf PPs — http://www.santaanita.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Unusual-Heat-Classic-PP.pdf   $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Noms — http://www.santaanita.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Don-Val-Sprint-Noms.pdf PPs — http://www.santaanita.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Don-Val-Sprint-PP.pdf   $150,000 Sunshine Millions Fillies and Mares Turf Sprint Noms — http://www.santaanita.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SS-FM-TUrf-Sprint.pdf PPs — http://www.santaanita.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SS-FM-Turf-Sprint.pdf   $100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes Noms — http://www.santaanita.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CC-Turf-Sprint-Noms-1.pdf PPs — http://www.santaanita.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CC-Turf-Sprint-PP.pdf   ...

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Coniah Returns in Las Cienegas

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2018) – Returning from a seven-month layoff, Coniah is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Coniah is by Harlington, out of the Lord At War mare Pretti Woman, was bred by owners James and Tammy McKenney and is trained by Bill Morey. She has three wins in 19 starts, earnings of $235,365 and is making her first start since a second in the June 18 Desert Stormer. ...

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Riverside County Stallion Tour Jan. 20

TEMECULA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2018) – The California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association and California Thoroughbred Breeders Association are sponsoring a stallion tour of Riverside County farms on Saturday, Jan. 20. The tour will begin at 8 a.m. at Milky Way Farm, which stands Box Score, Heaven’s Glory and Street Life. The next stop will be Special T Thoroughbreds, home to Boat Trip and Ultimate Eagle. At Pacific Coast Thoroughbreds, participants can view Ethnic Dance and Golden Child. The BG Thoroughbreds lineup of stallions consists of Affirmative, Capital Account, Daddy Nose Best, Fighting Husar, King of Jazz, Tiz A Minister and Unusual Heatwave. The final stop of the tour will be Ridgeley Farm, home of He Be Fire N Ice and Informed. Cost of the tour is $40, which includes transportation, breakfast, snacks, prices, lunch and drinks. RSVP to ctfma@yahoo.com. ...

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Intimidate Enters California Derby

ALBANY, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2018) – Stakes winner Intimidate and fellow California-breds Generally Lucky, Campaigner and Ministersdontparty are entered in Saturday’s $100,000 California Derby for 3-year-olds at Golden Gate. Intimidate is by Vronsky, out of the Perfect Mandate mare Perfect Hostess, was bred by Donald Muldoon, is owned by James Eaton, Maria Hess or Muldoon and is trained by Robert Hess, Sr. He has three wins in four starts, earnings of $99,640 and is coming off a win in the Dec. 16 King Glorious. Generally Lucky is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the General Meeting mare Gn. Group Meeting, was bred by owners Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams and is trained by Steve Specht. He has three wins in 10 starts, earnings of $59,290 and is coming off a third in a Jan. 1 optional claimer. Campaigner is by Minsters Wild Cat, out of the Good Journey mare Brave Journey, was bred by owner Larry Stein and is trained by Steve Miyadi. He has one win in six starts, earnings... ...

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How Unusual Seeks Astra Stakes

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2018) – Stakes winner How Unusual and fellow California-bred Lucy De are entered in Sunday’s $75,000 Astra Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Lucy De is by Decarchy, out of the Native Storm mare Stormin Lucy, was bred by Magali Farms and owner GGG Stables and is trained by Richard Baltas. She has three wins in 16 starts, earnings of $174,143 and is coming off a win in an Oct. 27 optional claimer. How Unusual is by Unusual Heat, out of the Bartok mare Veela, was bred by Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams, is owned by Fetkin, Sill or St. Hillaire, et al and is trained by Michael Pender. She has five wins in 19 starts, earnings of $302,367 and is coming off a win in the Nov. 23 Red Carpet. ...

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Cal-bred Trio in Kalookan Queen

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2018) – California-breds Cuddle Alert, Ashley’s Sassy and Dis Smart Cat are entered in Sunday’s $75,000 Kalookan Queen Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. 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 Seven wins in 30 starts, earnings of $328,534 and is coming off a second in the Dec. 9 Bear Fan. Ashley’s Sassy is by Decarchy, out of the Urgent Request mare Ashley’s Folly, was bred by Alesia, Bran Jam Stables & Ciaglia Racing and is trained by Andy Mathis. She has three wins in 22 starts, earnings of $209,610 and is coming off a fifth in a Dec. 1 claimer. Dis Smart Cat is by Square Eddie, out of the Menifee mare Categorize, was bred by Kevin Devinzenci, is owned by Papa Gallo Racing Stables and is trained by Matthew Chew. She has four wins in 16... ...

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Majestic Heat Enters La Canada

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2018) – Majestic Heat is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $200,000 La Canada Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. 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 seven wins in 16 starts, earnings of $530,329 and is coming off a win in the Dec. 3 Bayakoa. ...

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Cal-breds Center Stage at Jan. 27 Cal Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2018) – California-breds will be in the spotlight at Santa Anita on Saturday, Jan. 27, with the 2018 edition of the California Cup and Sunshine Millions Day. Four stakes restricted to California-breds or -sired with total purses of $600,000 will be supported by an overnight card of allowance, maiden and claiming races with purses supercharged by the Cal-bred race fund. The main event will be the $200,000 guaranteed Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank for 4-year-olds and up at 1 1/18 miles on the turf. The $150,000 guaranteed Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint for fillies and mares 4-year-olds and up will be run at about 6 ½ furlongs on the hillside turf course. The $150,000 guaranteed Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint for 4-year-olds and up will be run at six furlongs. And the $100,000 guaranteed California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes for 3-year-olds will be run at about 6 ½ furlongs on the hillside turf course. The card also includes these races... ...

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Barretts Auction to Aid Fire Victims

From Barretts POMONA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2018) — In support of industry efforts to provide recovery and relief to the victims of the catastrophic San Luis Rey Downs Fire, 2018 stallion seasons, equine artwork and/or racing memorabilia will be auctioned at the 2018 Barretts January Mixed Sale with 100% of the sales proceeds to be donated to the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation (CTHF), a non-profit charitable foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for backstretch workers at California tracks & training centers. Stallion seasons being offered – Boat Trip (Special T Thoroughbreds), Can The Man (Spendthirft Farm, Kentucky), Capital Account (BG Thoroughbreds), Daddy Nose Best (BG Thoroughbreds), Danzing Candy (Rancho San Miguel), Desert Code (Harris Farms), Metaboss (Harris Farms), Richard’s Kid (Rancho San Miguel), Shaman Ghost (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds), Sierra Sunset (Daehling Ranch), Smiling Tiger (Harris Farms), Stanford (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds), Stay Thirsty (Lovacres Ranch), Tom’s Tribute (Rancho San Miguel), Ultimate Eagle (Special T Thoroughbreds), Vronsky (Old English Rancho). The sale will be held Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m.... ...

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Our Lucky Break Enters Eldorado

VINTON, La. (Jan. 5, 2018) – Our Lucky Break is the lone California-bred entered in next Friday’s $60,000 Eldorado Stakes for fillies and mares at Delta Downs. Our Lucky Break is by Looking At Lucky, out of the Dixie Union mare Kim’s Grace, was bred by Milt Policzer and is owned by trainer Kevin Thompson. She has one win in five starts, earnings of $41,100 and is coming off a second in a Dec. 22 allowance. ...

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He Will, Smokey Image in San Gabriel

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2017) – California-breds He Will and Smokey Image are entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II San Gabriel Stakes at Santa Anita. He Will is by Cyclotron, out of the Lear Fan mare Could She, was bred by Old English Rancho and Berumen, is owned by All Schlaich Stables, Team Green or Randall, et al and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has six wins in 20 starts, earnings of $362,619 and is coming off a second in the Nov. 26 Seabiscuit. 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 15 starts, earnings of $500,601 and is coming off a third in the Nov. 19 Cary Grant. ...

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Cal-bred Pair in Pan Zareta

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Dec. 31, 2017) – California-breds Nite Delite and Our Lucky Break are entered in Saturday’s $50,000 Pan Zareta Stakes for fillies and mares at Fair Grounds. Nite Delite is by War Chant, out of the Mountain Cat mare One Tough Cat, was bred by Angel Crest Farms, is owned by Savorthetimeracing and is trained by W. Bret Calhoun. She has seven wins in 26 starts, earnings of $322,455 and is coming off a fifth in the Dec. 2 Richard Scherer Memorial. Our Lucky Break is an also-eligible by Lookin At Lucky, out of the Dixie Union mare Kim’s Grace, was bred by Milt Policzer and is owned by trainer Kevin Thompson. She has one win in five starts, earnings of $41,100 and is coming off a second in a Dec. 22 allowance. ...

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Richard’s Boy Returns in Joe Hernandez

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2017) – Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint runner-up Richard’s Boy is joined by California-bred graded winners Gold Rush Dancer and Pee Wee Reese and stakes winners Tribalist and Smokey Image in Monday’s $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes at Santa Anita. Gold Rush Dancer is by Private Gold, out of the In Excess mare Dances On Water, was bred by owner Joe Parker and is trained by Vann Belvoir. He has six wins in 21 starts, earnings of $516,113 and is coming off a sixth in the Nov. 19 Cary Grant. He won the Grade III Longacres Mile in August. 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 five wins in 10 starts, earnings of $283,990 and is coming off a third in the Nov. 26 Seabiscuit. He won the Grade III American Stakes in July. Tribalist is by Tribal Rule, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Ultimate... ...

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One Fast Broad in Blue Norther

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2017) – Multiple stakes winner One Fast Broad is one of four California-breds entered in Sunday’s $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. X S Gold is by Golden Balls, out of the In Excess mare Some Excess, was bred by owners DP Racing and James Cassidy and is trained by Cassidy. She has one win in two starts, earnings of $32,200 and is coming off a Nov. 19 maiden win. Empress of Luv is by Empire Way, out of the Not For Love mare Angela’s Love, was bred by Terry Lovingier, is owned by London, Lovingier or Zondlo and is trained by Gary Sherlock. She has one win in nine starts, earnings of $82,240 and is coming off a fourth in the Dec. 2 Soviet Problem. Streak of Luck is by Old Fashioned, out of the Elusive Quality mare Valeria, was bred by owner Roncelli Family Trust and is trained by Matthew Chew. She has two wins in five starts, earnings of... ...

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Masochistic Returns in Midnight Lute

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2017) – Grade I winner Masochistic and fellow California-breds Solid Wager, Tough Sunday and Smokey Image are entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Midnight Lute Stakes at Santa Anita. Masochistic is by Sought After, out of the Unusual Heat mare Trotinette, was bred by Francoise Dupuis & Louis Julian, is owned by Los Pollos Hermanos Stable and Jay Em Ess Stable and is trained by Bob Baffert. He has eight wins in 16 starts, earnings of $857,550 and is making his first start since finishing 13th in the May 6 Churchill Downs Stakes. 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 39 starts, earnings of $566,671 and is coming off a second in the Nov. 19 Cary Grant. Tough Sunday is by Grazen, out of the General Meeting mare Sunday Dress, was bred by owner Nick Alexander... ...

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La Brea Lures Miss Sunset

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2017) – Graded stakes winner Miss Sunset is the lone California-bred entered in Tuesday’s $300,000 Grade I La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. 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 seven wins in 11 starts, earnings of $600,390 and is coming off three consecutive wins, the last on Oct. 21 in the Lexus Raven Run. ...

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Edwards Going Left to Malibu

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2017) – Multiple stakes winner Edwards Going Left and fellow California-bred The Street Fighter are entered in Tuesday’s $300,000 Grade I Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita. Edwards Going Left is by Midnight Lute, out of the Broken Vow mare Dypsy, was bred by Red Baron’s Barn & Vaya Con Suerte, is owned by Hronis Racing and trained by John Sadler. He has six wins in nine starts, earnings of $231,390 and is coming off a win in the Nov. 19 Cary Grant. The Street Fighter is by Street Boss, out of the Alphabet Soup mare Silver Swallow, was bred by Bruce Headley and Andrew Molasky, is owned and trained by Headley. He has one win in five starts, earnings of $58,900 and is coming off a third in a Nov. 25 optional claimer. ...

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B Squared Shopping for Mathis Brothers

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2017) – B Squared is the lone California-bred entered in Tuesday’s $200,000 Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes 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 three wins in 10 starts, earnings of $243,735 and is coming off a ninth in the Nov. 4 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint. ...

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Hardboot Enters Eddie Logan

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2017) – Hardboot is the lone California-bred entered in Friday’s $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita. Hardboot is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Cryptoclearance mare Mme. Espionage, was bred by James Mann, is owned by Silvery Creek Stables and trained by Michele Dollase. He has one win in two starts, earnings of $32,200 and is coming off a Nov. 18 maiden win. ...

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Bookies Luck in King Glorious Stretchout

From Los Alamitos Publicity CYPRESS, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2017) – Bookies  Luck will stretch out to one mile for the first time as he aims for his third consecutive stakes win in the $100,000-guaranteed King Glorious Saturday at Los Alamitos. Named in honor of the winner of the 1988 Hollywood Futurity and 1989 Haskell, the King Glorious is restricted to 2-year-olds bred or sired in California and is the main event on the next-to-last day of the Winter Thoroughbred meet. Post time Saturday is 12 Noon. The King Glorious, which is the eighth of 10 races, is scheduled to be run at 3:28 p.m. The Los Alamitos Racing Association will also offer a cash prize and as many as three seats to the 2018 National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas with a live money contest Saturday.   In the King Glorious, Bookies Luck will try a new game for owner-breeders Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams and trainer Jeff Bonde. A son of Lucky Pulpit and the Johannesburg mare Book... ...

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CHRB Meeting Advisory

From CHRB CYPRESS, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2017) — The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, December 14, at Los Alamitos Race Course 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 are available on the website. ...

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Bookies Luck Among King Glorious Noms

From Los Alamitos Publicity CYPRESS, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2017) — Bookies  Luck will stretch out to one mile for the first time as he aims for his third consecutive stakes win in the $100,000-guaranteed King Glorious Saturday at Los Alamitos. Named in honor of the winner of the 1988 Hollywood Futurity and 1989 Haskell, the King Glorious is restricted to 2-year-olds bred or sired in California and is the main event on the next-to-last day of the Winter Thoroughbred meet. Post time Saturday is 12 Noon. The King Glorious, which is the ninth of 10 races, is scheduled to be run at 3:58 p.m.   Bookies Luck will try a new game for owner-breeders Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams and trainer Jeff Bonde. A son of Lucky Pulpit and the Johannesburg mare Book ‘em Babe, Bookies Luck comes off wins in the I’m Smokin at six furlongs and Golden State Juvenile at seven-eighths of a mile at Del Mar. The dark bay has won half of his six starts... ...

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CHRB Statement on Bonsall Fire

From CHRB BONSALL, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2017) — A fire erupted in northeast San Diego County Thursday afternoon and quickly engulfed approximately eight barns at the San Luis Rey (SLR) training center in Bonsall where nearly 500 racehorses were stabled. An unknown number of horses were evacuated before fire authorities declared conditions unsafe for vehicles to enter the area to pick up the remaining horses. Individuals at SLR risked their lives in efforts to free the horses from their stalls and herd them into the safer infield area and training track. However, it is believed that approximately 25 horses perished in the fire. When safe for the horse vans to again enter the facility, most of the remaining horses were taken 35 miles south to Del Mar Racetrack where personnel and volunteers are adequately caring for them. As of 7:30 p.m. some 30 horses at SLR were still in the process of being evacuated and an unknown number of horses housed in pastures surrounding the property were unaccounted for as... ...

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Los Alamitos Cancels Friday Card

From Los Alamitos Publicity CYPRESS, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2017) — Los Alamitos Race Course has cancelled its live daytime Thoroughbred racing program scheduled for Friday, Dec. 8.   The decision to cancel the daytime racing program was made due to the tragic fire that swept through the San Luis Rey Downs training center in San Diego County. Several barns were destroyed by the fast-moving flames and an unknown number of horses did not survive.   “This is a tragic blow to the California Thoroughbred racing industry and of great sorrow to everyone,” said Jack Liebau, vice-president of the Los Alamitos Racing Association. “We express our sympathy to the owners, trainers and caretakers of the horses victimized by this tragic event. We salute those who so bravely attempted to safeguard horses at San Luis Rey Downs in face of the swiftly approaching fire as well as those who transported horses to Del Mar under hazardous conditions and those who went to Del Mar to aid the horses moved there.”    The Los... ...

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Fire Overcomes San Luis Rey Downs

By Bloodhorse.com BONSALL, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2017) — According to reports from the state’s racing regulator and horsemen on the ground, some two dozen horses have died, at least one horseman was injured, and a number of barns have burned down after a brush fire consumed San Luis Rey Training Center Dec. 7 in Bonsall, Calif. An advisory issued by the California Horse Racing Board late Thursday night said “it is believed that approximately 25 horses perished in the fire.” Owner/trainer Joe Herrick has been hospitalized and is being treated for third-degree burns on his arm and shoulder, according to volunteer and former trainer Christina Gindt. In the evacuation efforts at San Luis Rey, hundreds of horses were shipped to Del Mar, which issued a call for volunteers to care for the new arrivals. According to horsemen on the ground, it’s going to take time to account for all of the horses. Trainer Cliff Sise said horses at San Luis Rey were released from their stalls in order to avoid burning barns and... ...

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Majestic Heat Looks for Graded Win

CYPRESS, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2017) – Majestic Heat is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $200,000 Grade II Bayakoa Handicap for fillies and mares at Los Alamitos. Majestic Heat is by Unusual Heat, out of the Ole mare Chi Chi Nette, was bred by Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams, is owned by Auerbach, McCauley or Bardy Farm and is trained by Richard Mandella. She has six wins in 15 starts, earnings of $410,329 and is coming off a win in the Nov. 12 Betty Grable. ...

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NorCal Sale Grad in Gold Rush Stakes

ALBANY, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2017) – Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Go Bobby Go is one of five California-breds entered in Saturday’s $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes for 2-year-olds at Golden Gate. Generally Lucky is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the General Meeting mare Gn. Group Meeting, was bred by owners Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams and is trained by Steve Specht. He has three wins in eight starts, earnings of $54,853 and is coming off a second in the Nov. 11 Golden Nugget Stakes. Night At the Opera is by Indian Evening, out of the Fusaichi Pegasus mare Talented, was bred by owner KMN Racing and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has one win in three starts, earnings of $39,600 and is coming off a fifth in the Nov. 4 Golden State Juvenile. Go Bobby Go is by Stormin Fever, out of the Siberian Summer mare Shalmarie, was bred by Shirley Ann Ragle, is owned by Robert Jones and trained by Faith Taylor. The $6,000 Northern California Yearling Sale... ...

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One Fast Broad in Soviet Problem

From Los Alamitos Publicity CYPRESS, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2017) – One Fast Broad, a last-to-first winner of the Golden State Juvenile Fillies Nov. 3 at Del Mar, will attempt to stay undefeated on dirt in the $100,000-guaranteed Soviet Problem Stakes for Golden State Series eligibles Saturday at Los Alamitos. Restricted to 2-year-old fillies bred or sired in California, the one-mile Soviet Problem is the eighth of nine races. Post time Saturday is 12:30 p.m. Approximate post for the afternoon’s main event is 4 p.m. Owned by trainer Mick Ruis’ Ruis Racing LLC, One Fast Broad overcame a slow start after breaking from the inside post nearly four weeks ago to prevail by one length. A daughter of Decarchy and the Mr. Broad Blade mare Awesome Broad, One Fast Broad is 2-for-2 on the main track, having won first time out going six furlongs Aug. 4 at Del Mar. She was bred by Richard Allen Kritzski and AGR Racing She has banked $172,000 in four starts. She has been second and... ...

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Los Alamitos Opens Thursday

From Los Alamitos Publicity CYPRESS, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2017) — The 2017 Winter meet at Los Alamitos, which opens Thursday, Nov. 30, will include a pair of $100,000 stakes races for Golden State Series eligibles. Both are at one mile and for 2-year-olds bred or sired in California. The $100,000-guaranteed Soviet Problem for fillies will be run Saturday, Dec. 2 while the $100,000 King Glorious for colts & geldings will be contested Saturday, Dec. 16.                   The 12-day season also features a pair of Grade I races for 2-year-olds and the return of the Grade II, $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes highlight. Racing will be conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 1 p.m. on weekdays and 12:30 p.m. on weekends.                   The $300,000 Starlet for fillies and the $300,000 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity will be run Saturday, Dec. 9. Both races are at 1 1/16 miles and being offered at Los Alamitos for the fourth time. The two significant races were run previously at Hollywood Park (1981-2013).                 Abel Tasman,... ...

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13 Nominated for Soviet Problem Stakes

From Los Alamitos Publicity CYPRESS, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2017) —Ismelucky, a stakes winner at Los Alamitos during the Los Angeles County Fair meet, and Golden State Juvenile Fillies winner One Fast Broad are among 13 2-year-old fillies nominated to the $100,000 Soviet Problem Stakes. Restricted to horses bred or sired in California, the one-mile Soviet Problem will be run for the sixth time Saturday, Dec. 2, the third day of the Winter meet at Los Alamitos. Owned by Jerome Russell and trainer Jeff Bonde, Ismelucky, a daughter of Lucky Pulpit and the Tribal Rule mare Ismene, overcame a rough trip to capture the Barretts Debutante as the favorite in her Los Alamitos debut Sept. 16. A $50,000 purchase at the Barretts October 2016 sale, Ismelucky has won two of four and earned $120,420. Owned by trainer Mick Ruis’ Ruis Racing LLC, One Fast Broad rallied from last to win the Golden State Juvenile Nov. 3 at Del Mar. The victory was the second in four attempts for the daughter of... ...

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Nite Delite in Scherer Memorial

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Nov. 24, 2017) – Nite Delite is the lone California-bred entered in the Dec. 2 $50,000 Richard Scherer Memorial Stakes for fillies and mares at Fair Grounds. Nite Delite is by War Chant, out of the Mountain Cat mare One Tough Cat, was bred by Angel Crest Farm, is owned by Savorthetimeracing and is trained by Bret Calhoun. She has seven wins in 25 starts, earnings of $321,015 and is coming off a win in an Oct. 1 optional claimer when claimed for $25,000. ...

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Cal-bred Pair in Seabiscuit

DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 23, 2017) – California-bred stakes winners He Will and Pee Wee Reese are entered in Sunday’s $200,000 Grade II Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar. He Will is by Cyclotron, out of the Lear Fan mare Could She, was bred by Old English Rancho & Berumen, is owned by All Schlaich Stables, Hollendorfer, Team Green or Randall, et al and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has six wins in 19 starts, earnings of $322,619 and is coming off a win in the Nov. 2 Lure. 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 five wins in nine starts, earnings of $259,990 and is making his first start since a win in the July 4 American. ...

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King Eddie in Cecil B. DeMille

DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 23, 2017) – King Eddie is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $100,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes for 2-year-olds at Del Mar. King Eddie is by Square Eddie, out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Atlantic Swing, was bred by owner Reddam Racing and is trained by Doug O’Neill. He has one win in four starts, earnings of $31,035 and is coming off an Oct. 26 maiden win. ...

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Ann Arbor Eddie in Hollywood Derby

DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 22, 2017) – Ann Arbor Eddie is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Hollywood Derby for 3-year-olds at Del Mar. 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 11 starts, earnings of $326,759 and is coming off a seventh in the Oct. 28 Twilight Derby. ...

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One Fast Broad Enters Durante

DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 22, 2017) – Stakes winner One Fast Broad is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Jimmy Durante Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar. 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. She has two wins in four starts, earnings of $172,000 and is coming off a win in the Nov. 3 Golden State Juvenile Fillies. ...

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G. G. Ryder in Fourth Shot at Berkeley

ALBANY, Calif. (Nov. 22, 2017) – Multiple graded winner G. G. Ryder and fellow California-breds Monsajem Accrete, Rye and Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Camino Del Paraiso are entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Berkeley Handicap 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 George Todaro and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has 13 wins in 40 starts, earnings of $635,920 and is coming off a seventh in the Oct. 15 Bull Dog. He was second in this race last year, third in 2015 and second in 2014. Monsajem Accrete is by Monsajem, out of the With Approval mare Cichetari Miss, was bred by Warren McGrath, is owned by Greame Chung or Patrick Hui and is trained by Isidro Tamayo. He has six wins in 41 starts, earnings of $85,222 and is coming off a Nov. 4 allowance win. Rye is by English Channel, out of the unusual... ...

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Two Cal-bred Stakes at Los Alamitos Winter

From Los Alamitos Publicity                CYPRESS, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2017) –The 2017 Winter meet at Los Alamitos, which opens Thursday, Nov. 30, will include a pair of $100,000 stakes races for California-breds.                  Both are at one mile and for 2-year-olds bred or sired in California. The $100,000-guaranteed Soviet Problem for fillies will be run Saturday, Dec. 2 while the $100,000 King Glorious for colts & geldings will be contested Saturday, Dec. 16.                   The 12-day season also features a pair of Grade I races for 2-year-olds and the return of the Grade II, $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes highlight. Racing will be conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 1 p.m. on weekdays and 12:30 p.m. on weekends.                   The $300,000 Starlet for fillies and the $300,000 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity will be run Saturday, Dec. 9. Both races are at 1 1/16 miles and being offered at Los Alamitos for the fourth time. The two significant races were run previously at Hollywood Park (1981-2013).                 Abel Tasman, who is... ...

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Cal-bred Trio in Golden Gate Debutante

ALBANY, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2017) – Stakes winner Little Doe and fellow California-breds Blessed Lady and Amba are entered in Friday’s $50,000 Golden Gate Debutante Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Blessed Lady is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Lord Carson mare Lady Evergreen, was bred by owners Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams and is trained by Steve Specht. She has two wins in three starts, earnings of $42,060 and is coming off a fifth in the Oct. 28 Pike Place Dancer. Amba is by Tribal Rule, out of the Benchmark mare Windover, was bred by Donald and Gloria Smith and is owned by trainer Gloria Haley. She has one win in two starts, earnings of $25,620 and is coming off a second in an Oct. 29 optional claimer. Little Doe is by Kodiak Kowboy, out of the Richly Blended mare Baby Doe, was bred by owners Dr. & Mrs. William Gray and is trained by Felix Rondan. She has two wins in five stats, earnings of $72,215 and is coming... ...

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How Unusual Enters Red Carpet

DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2017) – How Unusual is the lone California-bred entered in Thursday’s $100,000 Grade III Red Carpet Handicap for fillies and mares at Del Mar. How Unusual is by Unusual Heat, out of the Bartok mare Veela, was bred by Madeline Auerbach and Barry Abrams, is owned by Fetkin, Sill or St. Hilaire, et al and is trained by Michael Pender. She has four wins in 18 starts, earnings of $242,367 and is coming off a win in an Oct. 13 optional claimer. ...

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Solid Wager Seeks Cary Grant Three-peat

From DMTC Publicity DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 17, 2017) — Six-year-old Solid Wager will be seeking his third straight victory in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Sunday when he faces nine rivals in the seven-furlong sprint for Golden State Series eligibles. Solid Wager, a gelded son of Birdonthewire owned by Barber, Barber and Stanford Stable from the powerhouse stable of trainer Peter Miller, paid $20 when he won the race two years ago under jockey Joe Talamo and returned $7.60 last fall when ridden by Victor Espinoza, his pilot Sunday. Solid Wager deadheated for first with St. Joe Bay in the Midnight Lute Stakes late last year but is winless in seven subsequent outings. Opposing Solid Wager in a wide-open betting contest will be Love My Bud, Santiago Gonzalez; Prime Issue, Flavien Prat; Green With Eddie, Drayden Van Dyke; Gold Rush Dancer, Corey Nakatani; Jimmy Bouncer, Martin Pedroza; Edwards Going Left, Tyler Baze; California Diamond, Kent Desormeaux; Smokey Image, Gary Stevens, and Tribal Storm, Rafael Bejarano. ...

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Zakaroff, P Club in Oakland Stakes

ALBANY, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2017) – California-sired graded stakes winner Zakaroff and California-bred P Club are entered in Saturday’s $50,000 Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate. P Club is by Bushwacker, out of the Not For Love mare Sheila’s Prospect, was bred by Terry Lovingier, is owned by Jerome & Kristina Russell and is trained by Ryan Kenney. He has three wins in 21 starts, earnings of $116,959 and is coming off a fourth in an Oct. 18 optional claimer. Zakaroff is by Slew’s Tiznow, out of the Mr. Greeley mare Grand Advice, was bred by Eagle Ridge Racing, is owned by Antone Metaxas and is trained by Steve Specht. He has two wins in eight starts, earnings of $149,045 and is coming off a fifth in a Sept. 8 optional claimer. ...

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Smiling Tigress in Desi Arnaz Stakes

DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2017) – Smiling Tigress is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar. Smiling Tigress is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Hard Spun mare Spun Clear, was bred by Premier Thoroughbreds, is owned by Fasihuddin or Sarwar and is trained by David Bernstein. She has one win in five starts, earnings of $49,585 and is coming off a seventh in the Nov. 3 Golden State Juvenile Fillies. ...

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CHRB Meeting Advisory

From CHRB DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2017) — The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday (November 16) at the Del Mar Surfside Race Place (simulcast facility) 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 are available on the website. ...

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Barbara Beatrice Back for Betty Grable

DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2017) – California Distaff winner Barbara Beatrice returns in Sunday’s $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes for Golden State Series eligible fillies and mares at Del Mar. Run for Retts is by Ministers Wild Cat, out of the Jump Start mare Mrs. Began, was bred by owner Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and is trained by Steve Miyadi. She has three wins in 23 starts, earnings of $216,712 and is coming off a fifth in an Oct. 19 optional claimer. Late ‘n Left is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Grand Slam mare Royal Grand Slam, was bred by Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams, is owned by Zolotas, Romo-Zolotas or Hamilton and is trained by Anthony Saavedra. She has five wins in 16 starts, earnings of $170,210 and is coming off a second in the Oct. 14 California Distaff. Bad Ju Ju is by Desert Code, out of the Snow Ridge mare Ju Ju Baby, was bred by Lo Hi Racing Stable & Dick Barton, is owned by Rockingham... ...

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NorCal Sale Grad in Golden Nugget

ALBANY, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2017) – California-bred Intimidate and Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Go Bobby Go risk unbeaten records in Saturday’s $50,000 Golden Nugget Stakes for 2-year-olds at Golden Gate. Generally Lucky is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the General Meeting mare Gn. Group Meeting, was bred by owners Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams and is trained by Steve Specht. He has three wins in seven starts, earnings of $41,853 and is coming off a third in an Oct. 22 optional claimer. Intimidate is by Vronsky, out of the Perfect Mandate mare Perfect Hostess, was bred by Donald Muldoon, is owned by James Eaton, Maria Hess or Muldoon and is trained by Robert Hess Sr. He has won both starts with earnings of $41,340. La Waun is by The Pamplemousse, out of the Kentucky Lucky mare Lucky Leah, was bred by owner Remmah Racing and is trained by Frank Lucarelli. He has one win in three starts, earnings of $22,611 and is coming off a fourth in an Oct.... ...

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Bodhisattva Tries Small Stakes Again

LAUREL, Md. (Nov. 7, 2017) – Bodhisattva is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Richard W. Small Stakes at Laurel 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 36 starts, earnings of $412,333 and is coming off a fourth in the Sept. 4 Greenwood Cup. He was 11th in this race last year. ...

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Bloodhorse.com on Skye Diamonds

By Bloodhorse.com DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2017) — The decision was made. The ownership group agreed to put up $40,000 to claim Skye Diamonds. One of the owners, Jon Lindo, had picked out the First Dude  filly as one to claim in August of 2016. As a 3-year-old California-bred, she fit some potentially lucrative conditions, and he liked the way she tried during races. Trainer Bill Spawr agreed, as did the other owners in the group—Jeff Bloom, Tom Acker, and Chuck Allen. But when they saw the chestnut filly in the paddock before the 6 1/2-furlong test at Del Mar, Bloom and Allen lacked enthusiasm. “I said, ‘Wait, this is who we’re claiming?’ ” Bloom remembered. “She didn’t look the part. She just didn’t really look that great. I was standing there with Chuck Allen, and he and I are joking, ‘Maybe we’ll get lucky and there’ll be a shake and we’ll lose the shake.’ “Her coat just wasn’t great. She didn’t pop.” Then they watched Skye Diamonds close... ...

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Cal-breds Boost BC Undercard

From DMTC Publicity DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2017) — Among the rich undercard races on the Breeders’ Cup days of racing Friday and Saturday are two for California-bred juveniles. The fourth race on the Friday program that starts at 11:25 a.m., is the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies. The second race on the Saturday program, which starts at 10:10 a.m, is the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile. Jeff Bonde and Gary Sherlock, mainstays of Golden State racing for a combined 81 years in the training business, have representatives in both races and the favorites in the Juvenile Fillies and Juvenile respectively. Bonde has the 5-2 morning line favorite, Ismelucky, in a field of nine for the Golden State Juvenile Fillies on Friday. He’ll saddle 7-2 second choice Bookie’s Luck in the Juvenile. Ismelucky, a daughter of Lucky Pulpit, was away for nearly four months after breaking her maiden in her second start on May 18 at Santa Anita. She returned in winning fashion in the Barretts Debutante in September at... ...

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Stake-winning Duo in Golden State Juvenile

DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2017) – Stakes winners Smokem and Bookies Luck are entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds at Del Mar. 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 has one win in four starts, earnings of $92,500 and is coming off a second in the Sept. 23 Barretts Juvenile. Night At the Opera is by Indian Evening, out of the Fusaichi Pegasus mare Talented, was bred by owner KMN Racing and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has one win in two starts, earnings of $33,600 and is coming off a second in the Sept. 30 Oak Tree Juvenile. Campaigner is by Ministers Wild Cat, out of the Good Journey mare Brave Journey, was bred by owner Larry Stein and is trained by Steve Miyadi. He has one win in four starts, earnings of $43,800 and... ...

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Majestic Heat Enters Goldikova

DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2017) – Majestic Heat is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Goldikova Stakes for fillies and mares at Del Mar. 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, Bardy Farm and Ron McCauley and is trained by Richard Mandella. She has five wins in 13 starts, earnings of $352,984 and is coming off a sixth in the Sept. 30 Rodeo Drive. ...

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Stakes Trio in Golden State Juvenile

DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2017) – Stakes winners Ismelucky, Show It N Moe It and Spiced Perfection are entered in Friday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Del Mar. One Fast Broad is by Decarchy, out of the Mr. Broad Blade mare Awesome Broad, was bred by Richard Kritzski & AGR Racing, is owned by Ruis Racing and is trained by Mick Ruis. She has one win in three starts, earnings of $62,000 and is coming off a fourth in the Oct. 9 Surfer Girl. Mama’s Kid is by Richard’s Kid, out of the Restless Con mare Mama’s Con, was bred by Geri Forrester, is owned by Tricar Stables and trained by Sal Gonzalez. She has two wins in five starts, earnings of $75,850 and is coming off a seventh in an Oct. 8 optional claimer. 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 two... ...

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Long Hot Summer in Ken Maddy

DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2017) – Long Hot Summer is the lone California-bred entered in Friday’s $150,000 Grade III Senator Ken Maddy Stakes for fillies and mares at Del Mar. Long Hot Summer is by Street Boss, out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Hotlantic, was bred by Harris Farms and Donald Valpredo, is owned by Fanticola & Scardino and is trained by Phil D’Amato. She has six wins in 18 starts, earnings of $421,539 and is coming off a third in the Oct. 14 California Distaff. ...

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Mr. Hinx Enters Damascus

DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2017) – Mr. Hinx is the lone California-bred entered in Friday’s $100,000 Damascus at Del Mar. 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 10 starts, earnings of $398,548 and is coming off a second in the Oct. 7 Santa Anita Sprint Championship. ...

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Cal-bred Trio Entered in Breeders’ Cup

DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2017) – California-breds B Squared, Skye Diamonds and Richard’s Boy are entered for the Breeders’ Cup, with their races to be held Saturday at Del Mar. B Squared is entered for the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Twinspires Sprint. He 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 three wins in nine starts, earnings of $243,753 and is coming off a win in the Oct. 21 California Flag. He has post position 4 and is 30-1 on the morning line. Skye Diamonds is entered for the $1 million Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. She is by First Dude, out of the Johannesburg mare Exonerated, was bred by Dizney Double Diamond, is owned by Acker, Allen Racing & Bloom Racing and trained by William Spawr. She has nine wins in 16 starts, earnings of $489,150 and is coming off consecutive graded stakes wins. She has... ...

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He Will Enters Lure

DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2017) – He Will is the lone California-bred entered in Thursday’s $75,000 Lure Stakes at Del Mar. He Will is by Cyclotron, out of the Lear Fan mare Could She, was bred by Old English Rancho and Berumen, is owned by All Schlaich Stables, Team Green or Randall, et al, and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has five wins in 18 starts, earnings of $261,899 and is coming off a fourth in the Oct. 7 Obviously Mile. ...

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BC Post-position Draw to be Streamed

From Breeders’ Cup DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2017) — The 2017 Rood & Riddle Post-Position Draw will be streamed live tomorrow, Monday, October 30 from the “Barn at the Beach” pavilion at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar beginning at 3:30 p.m. PT. All 13 Grade 1 races will be drawn and announced via a live stream on BreedersCup.com, the Breeders’ Cup Official Mobile App, Facebook Live, Periscope and YouTube Live. The live stream will be hosted by Nick Luck and Laffit Pincay III of NBC Sports. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Del Mar Mayor Terry Sinnott will be among the speakers at the draw. The 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade 1 races with purses and awards totaling more than $28 million, will be held at the Del Mar racetrack on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4. The Breeders’ Cup World Championships races will be drawn in the following order: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf 14... ...

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CHRB Meeting Summary

From CHRB ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2017) – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 26, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chairman Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Fred Maas and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. In brief: ·        The Board approved for 45-day public notice a proposed regulatory amendment to prohibit horses from running within five days of receiving an intra-articular injection (glucocorticosteroid/cortisone). The Board also approved for notice a proposed rule to require the veterinarian administering the injection to create a record and to require the trainer to maintain that record for the purpose of assisting the pre-race veterinary examination. Vice Chairman Auerbach, who chairs the Medication and Track Safety Committee, said these changes are in the best interest of horses and their riders. ·        The Board allocated 2018 racing dates for standardbred and quarter horse meets and the Northern California thoroughbred and... ...

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CHRB Approves Race Dates

By Bloodhorse.com ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2017) — The California Horse Racing Board approved 2018 race dates for the Northern California circuit Oct. 26 that were recommended by its own Race Dates Committee a day prior, but right before the discussion ended on the topic at Santa Anita Park, Thoroughbred Owners of California president and chief executive officer Greg Avioli brought up a still pressing issue in the region. “I want the record to note that we’ve left a pretty big hole for 2018 (in) regards to stabling,” Avioli said. “And it’s not something that’s far off.” Although the dates for the 2018 racing season are set for Northern California, Avioli said The Stronach Group’s Golden Gate Fields and the California Authority of Racing Fairs “are nowhere close to a deal right now for off-site stabling for the fairs.” BALAN: CHRB Committee Recommends Changes to NorCal Race Dates After the CHRB’s monthly meeting Thursday, The Stronach Group’s Scott Daruty said CARF has not asked Golden Gate to serve as an... ...

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Spin Me a Kiss Enters Autumn Miss

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2017) – Spin Me a Kiss is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $100,000 Grade III Autumn Miss Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. Spin Me a Kiss is by Hard Spun, out of the Awesome Gambler mare River Kiss, was bred by Terry Lovingier, is owned by Francie Nilforushan and is trained by Phil D’Amato. She has three wins in seven starts, earnings of $152,125 and is coming off a third in the Sept. 30 Unzip Me. ...

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Ann Arbor Eddie in Twilight

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2017) – Ann Arbor Eddie is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Twilight Derby. 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 10 starts, earnings of $326,414 and is coming off a sixth in the Sept. 23 Gallant Bob. ...

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Cal-bred Duo in Comma to the Top

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2017) – California-bred stakes winners El Huerfano and Avanti Bello are entered in Saturday’s $70,000 Comma to the Top Stakes at Santa Anita. El Huerfano is by Tannersmyman, out of the Capsized mare Adriftinthebay, was bred by M.A. Douzas, is owned by Barber or Wachtel Stable and is trained by Peter Miller. He has five wins in 29 starts, earnings of $318,791 and is coming off a third in the Sept. 9 E.B. Johnston. Avanti Bello is by Include, out of the Mizzen Mast mare Masterful Lass, was bred by Lou Neve, is owned by Suarez, Keh or Richardson and is trained by Doug O’Neill. He has seven wins in 28 starts, earnings of $491,399 and is coming off a Sept. 24 optional claiming win. ...

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Cal-bred Trio in Pike Place Dancer

ALBANY, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2017) – Wine Country Debutante Stakes winner Little Doe and fellow California-breds Blessed Lady and Our Bold Princess are entered in Saturday’s $75,000 Pike Place Dancer Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Golden Gate. Blessed Lady is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Lord Carson mare Lady Evergreen, was bred by owners Mr. and Mrs. Larry McWilliams and is trained by Steven Specht. She has won both starts with earnings of $40,560 and is coming off a Sept. 9 allowance win. Our Bold Princess is by Bold Chieftain, out of the Souvenir Copy mare Grasp, was bred by Dwaine Hall and Eduardo Rich, is owned by Anderson, Bellusa, Gannon, Hall, Jackson et al and is trained by Rich. She is a maiden making her third start with earnings of $12,960. Little Doe is by Kodiak Kowboy, out of the Richly Blended mare Baby Doe, was bred by owners Dr. & Mrs. William Gray and is trained by Felix Rondan. She has two wins in four starts, earnings... ...

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Dreaming Ez Enters at Century Downs

CALGARY, Alberta (Oct. 25, 2017) – Dreaming Ez is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $60,000 Freedom of the City Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Century Downs. Dreaming Ez is by Ez Dreamer, out of the Popular mare Plus Ultra, was bred by on Jon Moore, is owned by trainer Don Schnell. She is a maiden making her second start with earnings of $2,487. ...

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Cal-bred Trio Pre-entered in BC

DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2017) – California-breds Richard’s Boy, Skye Diamonds and B Squared were pre-entered on Wednesday for the Breeders’ Cup, to be held Friday and Saturday Nov. 3 and 4 at Del Mar. Richard’s Boy was pre-entered for the $1 million Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. He 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 nine wins in 26 starts, earnings of $678,440 and is coming off a second in the Oct. 21 California Flag. Skye Diamonds was pre-entered for the $1 million Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. She is by First Dude, out of the Johannesburg mare Exonerated, was bred by Dizney Double Diamond, is owned by Acker, Allen Racing & Bloom Racing and trained by William Spawr. She has nine wins in 16 starts, earnings of $489,150 and is coming off consecutive graded stakes wins. B Squared was... ...

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Breeders’ Cup Betting Menu

From DMTC Publicity DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2017) — The Breeders’ Cup announced today the official order of races, and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif. There will be a total of 10 races (four Breeders’ Cup races) on the Championship Friday program and 12 races on Championship Saturday (nine Breeders’ Cup races). Championship Friday begins at 11:25 a.m. PT with five undercard races. Championship Saturday first post is 10:10 a.m. PT, and begins with three undercard races. The race order for the undercard races on Friday and Saturday will also be announced on Monday, October 30. Championships Race Order (All Times Pacific) The first Championships race on Breeders’ Cup Friday will be the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (2:25 p.m.) followed by the $1 million Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (3:05 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (3:50 p.m.); and the... ...

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CHRB Meeting Advisory

From CHRB ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2017) — The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, October 26, at Santa Anita Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. The CHRB Race Dates Committee will meet Wednesday, October 25, at Santa Anita beginning at 10:30 p.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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Glen Ellen Equines Saved from Fire

By Bloodhorse.com SONOMA, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2017) — The Glen Ellen Vocational Academy along with its 34 retired horses, came through the stubborn Sonoma County fire that threatened them for more than a week mostly unscathed, the relieved owner of the facility reported the morning of Oct. 19.   “The horses are all fine except for a few scrapes,” said Pam Berg, speaking Thursday over a faulty cell phone connection.   Berg was forced to evacuate her home along with everyone else in her Glen Ellen neighborhood by officials due to the fast-advancing Nuns fire during the early-morning hours Oct. 9. But after getting through the fire line to check on the condition of her horses Oct. 12, she had decided to remain at the 8 1/2-acre facility to ride out the threat.   “I was worried that if I left, they wouldn’t let me back in,” said the 73-year-old GEVA founder and caretaker. Her neighborhood was without electrical power and Berg was unable to provide updates during the week.... ...

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Turf Sprinters Vie in California Flag

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2017) – Graded winner Gold Rush Dancer and turf sprint specialist Richard’s Boy are entered in Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Stakes for Golden State Series eligible at Santa Anita. California Diamond is by Harbor the Gold, out of the Slewdledo mare Carrie’s a Jewel, was bred by Stormy Hull, is owned by Rockingham Ranch and trained by Peter Miller. He has five wins in 12 starts, earnings of $469,625 and is coming off an eighth in the Sept. 29 Eddie D. 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 six wins in 19 starts, earnings of $512,113 and is coming off a sixth in the Sept. 9 E.B. Johnston. 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 12 starts, earnings of $80,070 and... ...

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Miss Sunset Ships to Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2017) – Miss Sunset is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $250,000 Grade II Lexus Raven Run Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland. Miss Sunset is by Into Mischief, out of the Trippi mare Tuscan Sunset, was bred by Premier Thoroughbrecds & Alan Klein, is owned by Klein and Philip Lebherz and trained by Jeff Bonde. She has six wins in 10 starts, earnings of $450,390 and is coming off a consecutive stakes wins at Del Mar. This is her graded stakes debut. ...

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Show It N Moe It in Speakeasy

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2017) – California-bred stakes winner Show It N Moe It is entered in Sunday’s $70,000 Speakeasy Stakes for 2-year-olds at Santa Anita. Shoe It N Moe It is by Grace Upon Grace, out of the Ide mare Robotica, was bred by Terry Lovingier, is owned by London, Lovingier or Zondlo and is trained by Gary Sherlock. Shoe It N Moe It has two wins in five starts, earnings of $121,920 and is coming off a third in the Aug. 30 Generous Portion. ...

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G. G. Ryder Seeks Another Bull Dog

FRESNO, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2017) – Multiple graded winner G. G. Ryder and fellow California-bred Pass Due Payment are entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Bull Dog Stakes at the Fresno 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 Todaro and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has13 wins in 39 starts, earnings of $635,695 and is coming off a third in the Sept. 17 Rolling Green. He won this race in 2015 and was second last year. Pass Due Payment is by Slew’s Tiznow, out of the Skywalker mare She Does, was bred by owner Andres Hernandez and is trained by Ricardo Perez. He has two wins in eight starts, earnings of $48,150 and is coming off a third in an Oct. 5 claimer. ...

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