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March 14, 2014


· MANDELLA EYES FIRST SANTA MARGARITA VICTORY
· DRYSDALE HAS HOT TOPIC IN SANTA ANA STAKES
· TALAMO, DANCINGTOTHESTARS REUNITE IN O’BRIEN
· CANDY BOY WORKS FOR RICH SANTA ANITA DERBY

March 13, 2014

• VERSATILE IOTAPA SET FOR GRADE I SANTA MARGARITA

• ‘700 CLUB’ MEMBER McANALLY EYES SANTA ANA WIN

• TURF NO PROBLEM FOR NAKATANI, COULD BE TROUBLE

• POPULARITY ON THE RISE FOR CALIFORNIA CHROME

• LUKAS SHOWS HIS CLASSY COLORS AFTER BIG ’CAP LOSS


IOTAPA SEEKS GRADE I WIN IN SATURDAY’S SANTA MARGARITA

March 9, 2014

• RECORD BIG ’CAP WIN AN EMOTIONAL ONE FOR BAFFERT

• SHERMAN MAKES HIS POINTS WITH CALIFORNIA CHROME

• SANTA ANITA HANDICAP DAY TOTAL HANDLE UP 23 PERCENT

GAME ON DUDE QUIETS CRITICS, TO BAFFERT’S DELIGHT

Glib, flippant, aloof, unaffected.

March 7, 2014

• BAFFERT HOPES PACE MAKES THE RACE FOR GAME ON DUDE

• TRAINER LONG ON NAME, LONG ON ODDS FOR BIG ’CAP

• ESPINOZA SAYS CAL-BRED READY FOR BEST IN SAN FELIPE

• CLUBHOUSE RIDE OPTS FOR GRADE II SAN CARLOS STAKES

• JUDY THE BEAUTY INVADES FOR SUNDAY’S LAS FLORES

• FREE BC ‘DAY ONE’ TIX FOR FIRST 15,000 FANS TOMORROW

• MINOR CHINA DOLL STAKES MAJOR TEST FOR BETTORS

FOES MUST CATCH GAME ON DUDE IN SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

Disappointment is part and parcel of The Sports of Kings. For horsemen and bettors alike, there is more losing than winning.

March 6, 2014

• SHADES OF JOHN HENRY: GOOD HORSES BRING GOOD CROWDS

• CONSISTENT KRISTO BEEN WORKING WELL FOR SAN FELIPE

• DISTANCE SUITS BIG MACHER IN GRADE II SAN CARLOS

• FREE BC ‘DAY ONE’ TIX FOR FIRST 15,000 FANS ON BIG ’CAP DAY

HORSEMEN, FANS LOOK FORWARD TO SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

Ron McAnally’s been there, done that.

March 2, 2014

• STEVENS VS. LUKAS PUTS LOYALTY ON BACK BURNER

• MUCHO MACHO MAN EARLY 9-5 CHOICE FOR BIG ‘CAP

• CALIFORNIA CHROME WORKS FOR SAN FELIPE

• TALAMO REUNITED WITH CYCLOMETER IN SAN CARLOS

STEVENS VS. LUKAS AGAIN IN SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

Loyalty is a virtuous trait, but it won’t necessarily pay the bills. So when Gary Stevens takes the track on Mucho Macho Man against the D.

March 1, 2014

• MIKE LAKOW JOINS SANTA ANITA AS RACING DIRECTOR

• LEGENDARY AGENT O’BRYAN RECALLS MAGNITUDE OF BIG ’CAP

• CALIFORNIA CHROME TO WORK AT LOS AL FOR SAN FELIPE

EASTERN-BASED MIKE LAKOW HIRED AS RACING DIRECTOR BY SANTA ANITA PARK

Santa Anita Park has announced that Mike Lakow, who served for 12 years as Director of Racing for the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and who is currently a racing steward at Calder Race Course, has been hired as Racing Director and will assist Santa Anita Vice President of Racing Rick Hammerle, e

February 28, 2014

• GRYDER HAS BIG ’CAP MOUNT AND BLINGO IS HIS NAME-O

• SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS WIN DEFENSIVE STRUGGLE, 27-20

• CALIFORNIA CHROME COULD WORK SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA

GRYDER WANTS TO KEEP BLINGO HAPPY FOR BIG ’CAP

If Blingo wins the Santa Anita Handicap, Aaron Gryder would be the first to admit he owes Mike Smith a debt of gratitude.

Gryder rides Blingo, a 5-year-old gelded son of Artie Schiller, whom he piloted to an upset at almost 16-1 in the Grade II San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 8.

February 27, 2014

• TEAM CALIFORNIA CHROME LOOKS TO SAN FELIPE AND BEYOND

• MUCHO MACHO MAN MAKES HIMSELF AT HOME AT SANTA ANITA

• SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS IN CHARITY HOOPS GAME TONIGHT

• COREY LANERIE WINS SANTA ANITA’S GEORGE WOOLF AWARD

ESPINOZA, CALIFORNIA CHROME CARRY GOLDEN STATE’S HOPES

It’s been more than a dozen years since Victor Espinoza won his only Kentucky Derby, and more than a half a century since a California-bred won the Run for the Roses.

Espinoza and his No.

February 23, 2014

• THIS YEAR’S BIG ’CAP STIRS MEMORIES OF GLORY YEARS

• WHITE RECALLS 1988 SANTA ANITA HANDICAP REMATCH

• BY ANY NAME, CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME’S A WINNER

SANTA ANITA HANDICAP EVOKES THOUGHTS OF YESTERYEAR

If racing is to rejuvenate itself, and with apologies to The Lone Ranger, of all people, the sport needs to “return to the thrilling days of yesteryear.”

That’s the sentiment held by an ever-shrinking nucleus of racing fans, who long for the bygone days when there were equine immortals from A (Assault) to Z (Zenyatta).