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May 23, 2014

• STEVENS: CHROME FACES ‘MOST DIFFICULT FEAT IN SPORTS’

• LETTERMAN AWAITS AS ESPINOZA CELEBRATES 42ND BIRTHDAY

• ‘CASABLANCA’ START OF BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP FOR TALAMO

• PARRANDA SEEKS 10TH CAREER VICTORY IN GRADE I GAMELY

• MAJOR SANTA ANITA DIRT RENOVATION TO START JULY 11

BELMONT IS CALIFORNIA CHROME’S GREATEST CHALLENGE

It’s coming up on 36 years since racing’s last Triple Crown winner, and Gary Stevens knows why the drought has taken on Dust Bowl proportions.

“A three-week turnaround and fresh horses,”

May 22, 2014

• CALIFORNIA CHROME ‘BREAKING ALL THE RULES’

• AFRICAN OIL STEPS UP IN GRADE II WHITTINGHAM

• COLOR OF COURAGE DEBUTS FOR RICHARD MANDELLA

• RAFAEL BEJARANO RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

CALIFORNIA CHROME A ‘TREMENDOUSLY GIFTED ATHLETE’

Trainer Ron Ellis is among the growing list of horsemen who has been won over by California Chrome.

May 18, 2014

• CALIFORNIA CHROME: DESTINY’S HORSE AWAITS BELMONT

• SANTA ANITA FAN STRIKES MOTHER LODE WITH ‘CHROME’

• MINE THAT BIRD’S ’50-1’ TAKES FLIGHT FRIDAY IN MONROVIA

• MIRAHMADI AT SANTA ANITA MIKE DURING DENMAN RESPITE

CALIFORNIA CHROME EYES TRIPLE CROWN ON JUNE 7

California Chrome: the horse that keeps on giving, a feel-good story for the ages, the fairytale that never ends.

His legions were gathered en masse at Santa Anita again Saturday, anticipating nothing less than another methodically consistent victory in the P

May 16, 2014

• ‘CHROME’ SPURS ESPINOZA CONFIDENCE IN PREAKNESS

• JON WHITE JUMPS ABOARD ‘CHROME’ BANDWAGON

• FANS CAN PARTY ON AT SANTA ANITA PREAKNESS DAY

• OBVIOUSLY FIRING BULLETS FOR AMERICAN STAKES

ESPINOZA’S FAITH PREVAILS IN ‘CHROME’ FOR PREAKNESS

It’s been a dozen years since Victor Espinoza won the Preakness Stakes on War Emblem, after riding him to a front-running, 20-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby.

May 11, 2014

• ‘CHROME’ FACES PACE, SHORT INTERVAL IN PREAKNESS

• FANS CAN PARTY ON AT SANTA ANITA PREAKNESS DAY

• TRAINER PONDERS AMERICAN STAKES FOR TOM’S TRIBUTE


‘CHROME’ DOESN’T NEED THE LEAD IN PREAKNESS

May 10, 2014

• ADVICE TO STUTE WAS COSTLY FOR WHITTINGHAM

• HIGHLY ACCLAIMED ‘50-1’ DEBUTS IN CALIFORNIA MAY 23

• WINNING PRIZE, OBVIOUSLY WORK FOR AMERICAN

PREAKNESS WINNER STUTE RECALLS WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

At the grand old age of 86, Mel Stute still has a goodly number of lucid brain cells, especially when it comes to his favorite subject, 1986 Eclipse Award winner Snow Chief.

The retired trainer, who conditioned the California-bred son of Reflected Glory to win the 1986 Preakness Stakes after finishing 11th as the 2-1 favorite

May 9, 2014

• CHELIOS STEPS UP IN GRADE III LAZ BARRERA

• SATURDAY STAKE HONORS LATE TRAINING GREAT

• PARTY ON AT SANTA ANITA ON PREAKNESS DAY

CHELIOS MAKES STAKES DEBUT IN GRADE III BARRERA

Chelios makes his first stakes start in his fourth career race when he runs in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Laz Barrera Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs.

A Glen Hill Farm homebred by Distorted Humor, Chelios was second to Ferocious on April 12 at seven furlongs, beaten 2 ½ lengths.

May 8, 2014

• SADLER HOPES LUCK TURNS AROUND FOR KOBE’S BACK

• CALIFORNIA CHROME LOOMS ODDS-ON FOR PREAKNESS

• VICTOR ESPINOZA RETURNS HOME TO SMELL THE ROSES

KOBE’S BACK WELL-SCHOOLED AT GATE FOR BARRERA

Kobe’s Back is John Sadler’s Joe Btfsplk. Btfsplk is the character in cartoonist Al Capp’s satirical comic strip Li’l Abner, who is the embodiment of bad luck.

May 4, 2014

• FANS BASK IN THE GLOW OF CALIFORNIA CHROME

• CHROME GIVES WHITTIER MAN SHOT AT $1 MILLION

• PUERTO RICAN ACE TO MAKE U.S. DEBUT SATURDAY

ART SHERMAN: THE LITTLE TRAINER WHO COULD

California slept easy last night.

Slept easy with the peace of mind that all was right in the world of racing. California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby. Let me repeat that: California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby.

May 2, 2014

• WHITE LIKES DANCE WITH FATE TO WIN KENTUCKY DERBY

• DERBY SPIRIT PREVAILS AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY

• MALDONADO, MAJESTIC CITY SET TO FLY IN PRECISIONIST

• TALAMO ON ‘HONEYMOON’ WITH NASHOBA’S GOLD

DANCE WITH FATE WHITE’S KENTUCKY DERBY PICK

Dance With Fate, the Santa Anita-based winner of this year’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland for trainer Peter Eurton, is the choice of Santa Anita oddsmaker Jon White to win Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.

“I have the utmost respect for California Chrome, but I’m picking Dance