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September 20, 2012

• DELAHOUSSAYE PROUD TO HAVE RACE NAMED FOR HIM

• BAFFERT COULD ENTER FOUR IN FRONTRUNNER STAKES

• STRONG WIND TO STRETCH OUT IN CAL CUP FOR STEVE KNAPP

EDDIE D. HAPPY TO SMELL THE ROSES IN STAKES NAMED FOR HIM

Eddie Delahoussaye is not only excited to have a stakes race named for him by Santa Anita on opening day next Friday, more importantly, he’s thrilled to be here in person to see history unfold.

September 19, 2012

• TEAM TALAMO STAKES ITS HOPES ON BIG SANTA ANITA SESSION

• CHAMPION ACCLAMATION GALLOPING TOWARDS BC TURF

• JIMMY CREED TO TACKLE ELDERS IN SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP

• JOCKEY GUTIERREZ, AGENT PUHICH HONORED WITH MR.

September 18, 2012

• FOND MEMORIES OF ZENYATTA PREVAIL FOR MIKE SMITH

• O’BRIEN WINNER CAPITAL ACCOUNT SET FOR SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP

• RIDING DAYS OVER, BUT PINCAY KEEPS BUSY

STATUE OR NO, SMITH WILL NEVER FORGET ZENYATTA

Mike Smith was aboard Zenyatta in all but three of her 19 straight victories before suffering her only defeat in the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2010, so it’s understandable that the 46-year-old Hall of Fame jockey has nothing but fond memories of the great mare, who has since retired to the breeding shed.

In the mind of Smith and Zenyatta fans worldwide, and in lig

September 17, 2012

Contact: Ed Golden

egolden@santaanita.com

• BAFFERT’S CUP RUNNETH OVER FOR BC MEET AT SANTA ANITA

• LEGENDARY EDDIE D WORTHY OF STAKE NAMED IN HIS HONOR

• CARACORTADO TO SKIP EDDIE D, BC TURF SPRINT STILL A GOAL

• PROMISING TURF SPRINTER LAKERVILLE TO MISS BREEDERS’ CUP

BAFFERT AT THE READY AS SANTA ANITA PREPARES FOR SEPT. 28 OPENER

April 21, 2012

• DRYSDALE FILLS BIG SHOES OF MENTOR WHITTINGHAM IN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

• I’LL HAVE ANOTHER HAS STYLE TO WIN KENTUCKY DERBY

• SANTA ANITA MOVES FORWARD UNDER NEW CEO MARK VERGE

WHITTINGHAM’S 14 SAN JUAN WINS A RECORD THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME

To records considered made not to be broken, such as Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak and the .406 batting average recorded by Ted Williams, both in 1941, add Charlie Whittingham’s remarkable feat of 14 victories in the San Juan Capistrano Handicap.

Santa Anita’s traditional closing-day feature at the m

April 20, 2012

• ROSARIO HOPES TO MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR DRYSDALE IN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

• FIRM GOING SHOULD AID BAUBLE QUEEN IN GRADE II SANTA BARBARA

• TRAINER LEAVES IT UP TO MIKE SMITH IN GRADE III SAN SIMEON HANDICAP

• PRIVATE CLOCKER NAMES FAB FOUR FOR KENTUCKY DERBY

LEADING RIDER ROSARIO SEEKS SECOND STRAIGHT WIN ON BOURBON BAY

Bourbon Bay closed from fifth in a field of five to win the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes by a thrust of his head on March 25 under Joel Rosario, who was riding the multiple graded stakes winner for the first time.

Even though it looked l

April 19, 2012

• CAMELIA ROSE EXPECTED TO FANCY FIRM GOING IN GRADE II SANTA BARBARA

• CALIFORNIA FLAG HIGHWEIGHT IN GRADE III SAN SIMEON HANDICAP

• EX-JUMPER TRIES MARATHON IN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO ON SUNDAY

CAMELIA ROSE ‘BETTER FILLY’ ON FIRM GROUND, TRAINER SAYSARA

Camelia Rose looked like a winner in deep stretch in the Grade II Santa Ana Stakes on March 25, but Vamo a Galupiar rallied five-wide to win by a half-length on a turf course listed as “good.”

“The ground was very soft that day and she’s definitely a better filly on faster ground,” said Simon Callaghan, who

April 15, 2012

• SMITH ON BODEMEISTER IN KENTUCKY DERBY; GOMEZ RIDES DADDY NOSE BEST

• MARATHON ACE FALCON ROCK SEEKS FIRST U.S. STAKES WIN IN SAN JUAN

RIDER WAS ‘LEAST OF MY PROBLEMS’ FOR KENTUCKY DERBY, BAFFERT SAYS

Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez will ride Daddy Nose Best for trainer Steve Asmussen in the Kentucky Derby on May 5, agent Tony Matos said Sunday morning via phone from Kentucky.

“We wouldn’t trade places with anybody,” said Matos, who has represented riders who accounted for six Derby triumphs under his tutelage.

April 14, 2012

• WET WEEK FOR GREAT RACE PLACE, PROSPECTS GOOD FOR TURF ON SUNDAY

• VICTOR ESPINOZA SET TO REUME RIDING NEXT THURSDAY

• LA NEZ RETURNS AFTER YEAR LAYOFF IN TODAY’S LAS CIENEGAS

• FIFTH BREEDERS’ CUP TURF SPRINT LOOMS FOR CALIFORNIA FLAG

WINTER STORM IN MID-APRIL BRINGS INCH AND A QUARTER OF RAIN, SNOW IN MOUNTAINS

Blustery, winter-like conditions were in evidence Saturday morning as Santa Anita basked in the glow of a dusting of snow in the nearby San Gabriel Mountains.

Friday’s storm, direct from the Gulf of Alaska, resulted in an inch and a quarte

April 13, 2012

• CONFIDENT TALAMO BACK ABOARD UNZIP ME IN SATURDAY’S LAS CIENEGAS

• ‘WALK TO BEAT CANCER’ AT SANTA ANITA ON CLOSING DAY, APRIL 22

TALAMO, UNZIP ME REUNITE IN GRADE III LAS CIENEGAS HANDICAP

If riding Unzip Me is like riding a bicycle, Joe Talamo should have no trouble when the 22-year- old jockey reunites with the 6-year-old California-bred daughter of City Zip in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Handicap at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.