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January 15, 2012

• TALAMO HAS AMMO FOR GRADE II PALOS VERDES IN M ONE RIFLE

• GARCIA REUNITED WITH JERANIMO IN MONDAY’S SAN GABRIEL

• UNSINKABLE PEDROZA ESCAPES INJURY IN SATURDAY MISHAP

TALAMO, M ONE RIFLE TAKE ON AMAZOMBIE IN PALOS VERDES

Joe Talamo is scheduled to ride M One Rifle against Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner and Eclipse Award finalist Amazombie in next Saturday’s Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes for older horses at six furlongs, and is excited about the opportunity.

“He loves this race track,” Talamo said of the 6-year-old son of One Man Army who won the Grade I

January 14, 2012

• PACE QUESTION: WHO’S ON FIRST IN MONDAY’S SAN GABRIEL?

• ECLIPSE FINALIST AMAZOMBIE WORKS FOR 2012 DEBUT

PACE APPEARS LACKING IN GRADE II SAN GABRIEL STAKES

With no established front-runners in Monday’s Grade II San Gabriel Stakes, the question is, who will set the pace in the mile and one eighth turf race?

Could it be favored Jeranimo, or will it be The Usual Q.T., who will be making his first start in more than seven months?

“We’ve got some speed if we want to use it, but it’s a mile and an eighth,” said Jim Cassidy, trainer of The Usual Q.T.

January 13, 2012

• ECLIPSE AWARD FINALIST AMAZOMBIE DRILLS FOR 2012 DEBUT

• IRISH ART TRIES DIRT IN SATURDAY’S SAN FERNANDO STAKES

• THE USUAL Q.T. TACKLES JERANIMO IN MONDAY’S SAN GABRIEL

• CANDREA RETURNS TO SPRINT IN GRADE II SANTA YNEZ

• JOCKEY GOMEZ RESTING COMFORTABLY, SURGERY SUCCESSFUL

AMAZOMBIE PROBABLE FOR PALOS VERDES STAKES ON JAN.

January 12, 2012

• TOP JOCK GOMEZ HAS SURGERY ON BROKEN HEEL, OUT FOUR TO SIX WEEKS

• PRAYER FOR RELIEF AT HOME FOR SAN FERNANDO STAKES

• IMPONENTE PURSE SET FOR MONDAY’S GRADE II SAN GABRIEL

• ROWDY GAL SEEKS TO REMAIN UNBEATEN IN SANTA YNEZ

GOMEZ OUT FOUR TO SIX WEEKS WITH BROKEN HEEL, LUCRATIVE MOUNTS AVAILABLE

The absence of top jockey Garrett Gomez at Santa Anita for an anticipated four to six weeks as a result of an accident prior to Sunday’s Grade III Daytona Stakes will unquestionably have an impact on the local riding colony.

The 40-year-old Gomez, who was of

January 8, 2012

• SAN FELIPE LIKELY NEXT STOP FOR SHAM WINNER OUT OF BOUNDS

• TAPIZAR RETURNS FOR SAN FERNANDO STAKES ON SATURDAY

• TRAINER ASCANIO, FORMER FRANKEL AIDE, RECOVERING FROM STROKE

OUT OF BOUNDS EYES GRADE II, $300,000 SAN FELIPE ON MARCH 10

Out of Bounds, a 10-1 longshot that upset 1-2 favorite Secret Circle in Saturday’s Sham Stakes, likely will make his next start on the Triple Crown trail in the Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on March 10.

“He’ll probably come back in the San Felipe,” trainer Eoin Harty said Sunday morning.

January 7, 2012

• SUCCESS AT FIRST SIGHT FOR BEJARANO, CARACORTADO?

• UNBEATEN SECRET CIRCLE 4-5 FOR SHAM STAKES TODAY

BEJARANO ON CARACORTADO FOR FIRST TIME IN DAYTONA STAKES

Rafael Bejarano and Caracortado will be introduced for the first time Sunday.

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.