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January 6, 2012

• DAYTONA STAKES: FORERUNNER TO BREEDERS’ CUP?

• ROUTE-TESTED LONGVIEW DRIVE SET FOR SHAM STAKES

• SADLER HOPES JAVA MAN IS HORSE FOR COURSE IN SAN PASQUAL

• SANTA ANITA-BASED ACCLAMATION UP FOR ECLIPSE AWARDS

ELLIS SEES ‘GRUFF’ SAILING IN GRADE III DAYTONA ON SUNDAY

Any human being with a back problem can empathize with Mr Gruff’s long periods of inactivity.

January 5, 2012

• SECRET CIRCLE MAKES 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN SHAM STAKES

• NAKATANI SET WITH BC WINNER REGALLY READY IN DAYTONA

• HALL OF FAMER PINCAY REMEMBERS SHAM, TO PRESENT TROPHY

• STEADY TWEEBSTER EYES FIRST STAKES WIN IN SAN PASQUAL

BAFFERT BEGINS TRIPLE CROWN PURSUIT IN SHAM WITH SECRET CIRCLE

Secret Circle takes what Bob Baffert hopes will be the first successful step on the Triple Crown trail when the undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint winner takes on five rivals in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile.

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January 2, 2012

• LONGVIEW DRIVE TRIES NEW VENUE IN SANTA ANITA’S SHAM STAKES

• CALIMONCO TAKES ON ‘TOUGH FIELD’ NEXT SUNDAY IN DAYTONA

• BIG ‘CAP WINNER GAME ON DUDE ECLIPSE WORTHY, BAFFERT SAYS

LONGVIEW DRIVE MAKES SANTA ANITA DEBUT IN SHAM STAKES

In a figurative sense, Longview Drive is like a rolling stone. The 3-year-old son of Pulpit gathers no moss, at least not in his first five races.

January 1, 2012

• MACHOWSKY’S CARACORTADO HAS QUICK WORK FOR DAYTONA STAKES

• SADLER OPTIMISTIC ABOUT FUTURE OF RACING

• CASSIDY HOPES DISTANCE HELPS FIRST COMMANDMENT

• HIERRO IN SMART WORK FOR SHAM STAKES

BEJARANO RIDES CARACORTADO IN DAYTONA STAKES

Caracortado worked five furlongs under Zoe Cadman on Santa Anita’s fast main track Sunday in a bullet 57.80 for next Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes for older horses at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.

December 31, 2011

• WHISPER LOUISE COULD BE CLOSER TO PACE IN FRANKEL STAKES

• ROME’S MIZDIRECTION RETURNS TO SPRINT IN MONDAY’S MONROVIA

ADJUSTMENTS CONSIDERED FOR ‘LOUISE’ IN SUNDAY’S FRANKEL STAKES

Whisper Louise seeks her first stakes win Sunday in the Grade II, $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

December 30, 2011

• SUTHERLAND HOPES FOR BETTER TRIP IN GRADE I LA BREA

• ‘STRAIGHTFORWARD’ TURNING TOP SET FOR FRANKEL STAKES

• SHEER TALENT STRETCHES OUT IN EDDIE LOGAN STAKES

• HRTV NOW AVAILABLE ON KVDM FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

• SANTA ANITA’S ON-LINE SHOWVIVOR STARTS THIS SUNDAY

IMPROVEMENT EXPECTED FROM GREAT HOT IN SATURDAY’S LA BREA

Chantal Sutherland is hoping for smoother sailing for Great Hot in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.

December 29, 2011

• FLORES HOPES FOR LESS TURBULENCE IN GRADE I LA BREA

• CITY TO CITY ‘PERFECT’ COMING INTO SUNDAY’S FRANKEL STAKES

• CENTRILINTELIGENCE OK AFTER GRADE I MALIBU MISHAP

• MORNING LINE ODDS AT THE READY AT SANTA ANITA

TURBULENT DESCENT READY TO ‘MOVE ON’ IN LA BREA STAKES

David Flores knows Turbulent Descent like the back of his hand. The 43-year-old jockey has ridden the daughter of Congrats in each of her nine races, winning six and finishing second twice.

December 26, 2011

• SUGARINTHEMORNING GETS CLASS TEST IN GRADE I LA BREA

• ROBBINS REMEMBERS MALIBU VICTORY BY JOHNNY EVES

McANALLY SEEKS FOURTH LA BREA WIN WITH SUGARINTHEMORNING

When it comes to running Sugarinthemorning in this Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes, Ron McAnally is taking a realistic approach.

“She’s doing well, working good, had a good seven-eighths the other day (1:25.40 on Friday) and a good three-quarters before that,” the 79-year-old Hall of Fame trainer said Monday morning.

December 23, 2011

• GRADE I MALIBU STAKES CAN LEAD TO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS

• FOUR HORSES IN ONE RACE DOESN’T GUARANTEE WIN FOR BAFFERT

• AGENT EXPECTS IMPROVEMENT FROM THE FACTOR IN MALIBU

• STREAKING ULTIMATE EAGLE HAS OPTIONS IN SIR BEAUFORT

MALIBU A STEPPINGSTONE TO GREATER GLORY, STEVENS SAYS

Not only is the Grade I Malibu Stakes one of the most important sprints on the racing landscape, it can lead to greater gold and glory down the road.

So says Gary Stevens, retired Hall of Fame jockey, three-time Kentucky Derby winner, actor who has a prominent role in HBO’s s

December 22, 2011

• BAFFERT ON HIS FAB FOUR IN GRADE I MALIBU: EVERY JOCK FOR HIMSELF

• WESLEY WARD HAS ‘KITTEN’ PURRING FOR SIR BEAUFORT

• SADLER JUVENILES SET FOR OPENING DAY CAL-BRED STAKES

THE FACTOR GOES FROM INSIDE TO OUTSIDE IN OPENING DAY MALIBU

As the trainer of four of the 11 horses entered, Bob Baffert has more than one-third of the field scheduled to start in Monday’s opening day feature at Santa Anita, the Grade I Malibu Stakes.