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March 21, 2013

• BC MARATHON WINNER CALIDOSCOPIO RETURNS IN TOKYO CITY CUP

• LADY OF SHAMROCK ON BREEDERS’ CUP TRAIL AGAIN SUNDAY

• AGE NO BARRIER ON TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL, STEVENS SAYS

• RACING INDUSTRY RALLIES BEHIND INJURED JOY SCOTT

PUYPE CONFIDENT ROUTE, LAYOFF WON’T HINDER CALIDOSCOPIO

It would behoove anyone who doubts that Mike Puype can get a horse ready to win off a long layoff to look at his success with Mizdirection.

The 46-year-old trainer registered his most noteworthy achievement when he sent out the now 5-year-old mare to defeat males after a five-

March 17, 2013

• THREE-YEAR-OLD PICTURE FUZZY AFTER REBEL STAKES

• GUTIERREZ, ESPINOZA ENJOY BIG DAY AT SANTA ANITA

• LEPAROUX TO RIDE AT KEENELAND STARTING APRIL 5

• CASSIDY’S ‘RETIREMENT’ GREATLY EXAGGERATED

BAFFERT IN ON THE ACTION AS USUAL WITH DERBY HOPEFULS

With the Santa Anita Derby three weeks away and the Kentucky Derby just over six, the focus on 3-year-olds with Triple Crown aspirations comes into sharper focus by the minute, specifically in the aftermath of yesterday’s Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

That’s where 28-1 outsider Will Take Charge and 7-2 shot Oxbo

March 16, 2013

• BC WINNER MIZDIRECTION FIRES BULLET FOR LAS CIENEGAS

• DANCINGTOTHESTARS EYES IRISH O’BRIEN WINNER’S CIRCLE

• FANS TOSS HATS IN A RING FOR A MILLION BUCKS ON SUNDAY

‘AMAZING’ MIZDIRECTION IN SHARP DRILL FOR LAS CIENEGAS

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s firm turf course in 48.40 on a Saturday morning that quickly went from fog-shrouded to sunny.

The gray Mizzen Mast mare, owned in part by TV and radio sports talk icon Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing, is scheduled to make her next start in the Grade III Las Cien

March 15, 2013

• EVERYTHING’S ‘ROSIE’ FOR JOYFUL VICTORY IN SANTA MARGARITA

• SLIM SHADEY TESTS MILE AND A HALF IN GRADE II SAN LUIS REY

• BLANC BACK ABOARD BENCH GLORY IN SUNDAY’S IRISH O’BRIEN

• TALAMO IN PURSUIT OF DERBY DREAM AFTER ILL-FATED BID IN 2009


WELL-TRAVELED JOYFUL VICTORY SET FOR SANTA MARGARITA

March 14, 2013

• BRUSHED BY A STAR MAKES LOCAL DEBUT IN SANTA MARGARITA

• LONGSHOT SEEKS FIRST STAKES WIN IN MARATHON SAN LUIS REY

• FEMALE SENSATION ROSIE NAPRAVNIK AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAY

• GOMEZ ON FLASHBACK FOR GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY APRIL 6

• $1 MILLION ST.

March 10, 2013

• FOCUS IS ON SAN FELIPE SOPHS IN AFTERMATH OF HOT PACE

• MORE CHOCOLATE READY FOR GRADE I SANTA MARGARITA

• DOG BITES MAN: McANALLY HAS TOP SOUTH AMERICAN IMPORT

• WW II HERO CARMEN MICELI TO BE HONORED BY SANTA ANITA

LOSS MIGHT BE GOOD FOR FLASHBACK IN LONG RUN, LEPAROUX SAYS

Opinions and speculation were there for the taking Sunday morning on the San Felipe Stakes, in which favored Flashback suffered his first defeat and jockey Kevin Krigger, who rode fourth-place finisher Goldencents in the Grade II race for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, was critical of the t

March 9, 2013

• McANALLY GOES FOR 701ST CAREER WIN AT SANTA ANITA SUNDAY

• FORMER SANTA ANITA TURF CLUB DIRECTOR SOUDERS DIES

SUGARINTHEMORNING AT FULL STRENGTH FOR SUNDAY’S LAS FLORES

Ron McAnally tries to move one win closer to second all-time at Santa Anita Sunday when he sends out Sugarinthemorning in the Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes for older fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track.

Bobby Frankel is the career training leader at Santa Anita with 917, followed by Charlie Whittingham at 869.

March 8, 2013

• OMEGA STAR SEEKS UPSET IN SATURDAY’S SAN FELIPE

• WELL-TRAVELED BELLE OF THE HALL SET FOR LAS FLORES

• MANDELLA HAPPY WITH SARACH IN COMPETITIVE CHINA DOLL

TALAMO WORKING TOWARDS SAN FELIPE UPSET WITH OMEGA STAR

Joe Talamo hopes hard work pays off when he rides Omega Star in Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes. The 23-year-old jockey will be aboard the California-bred son of Candy Ride for the first time in a race when he tackles heavyweights Flashback and Goldencents in the Grade II test for 3-year-olds at a mile and a sixteenth, Santa Anita’s last major stepping stone

March 7, 2013

• GOLDENCENTS IN HIGH GEAR FOR SATURDAY’S SAN FELIPE

• SMITH SEEKS BETTER START FOR RUMOR IN GRADE II LAS FLORES

• UNBEATEN IRISH-BRED FILLY MAKES U.S. DEBUT IN CHINA DOLL

O’NEILL ON TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL AGAIN, NOW WITH GOLDENCENTS

This is not Doug O’Neill’s first rodeo on the Triple Crown trail.

The 44-year-old trainer went global last year when he came within 36 hours of a Triple Crown attempt only to have an 11th-hour tendon injury to Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I’ll Have Another, ultimately forcing his retirement.

March 3, 2013

• FLASHBACK DRILLS FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE II SAN FELIPE

• ABSENTEE OWNER TORRE EXCITED WITH DUDE’S ROMP

• GAME ON DUDE POSTS 116 SPEED FIGURE FOR BIG ’CAP WIN

• GOMEZ HONORED TO BE NOMINATED FOR HALL OF FAME

• FORMER TRAINER GREG MACDONALD PASSES AT AGE 63

FLASHBACK IN SHARP WORK FOR MEETING WITH GOLDENCENTS

Flashback moved a step closer to next Saturday’s much-anticipated pre-Triple Crown showdown with Goldencents in the San Felipe Stakes with a five furlong workout Sunday morning in a bullet 59 seconds flat under regular rider Julien Leparoux.