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October 14, 2011

• CANANI KEEPS FINGERS CROSSED FOR AKKADIAN IN OAK TREE DERBY

• GALLAGHER HOPES ENCHANTMENT LANDS IN RAMSER WINNER’S CIRCLE

• RIDERS TRY THEIR HAND AT GOLF IN SCGA EVENT AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAY

• OCTAVIO VERGARA CALLS IT A CAREER IN TODAY’S FOURTH RACE

UNLUCKY AKKADIAN SHARP FOR SATURDAY’S OAK TREE DERBY

Good luck and hard work are a combination Julio Canani hopes will lead to the winner’s circle for Akkadian in Saturday’s Grade II Oak Tree Derby.

Akkadian experienced tough going in his last two starts that probably cost him a better position than

October 13, 2011

• FOURTEEN OF 15 NOMS ENTER GRADE II OAK TREE DERBY SATURDAY

• McANALLY HOPES TO SMELL RAMSER ROSES WITH WIFE’S FILLY

• ACCLAMATION RECOVERING, EYES 2012 BREEDERS’ CUP AT SANTA ANITA

• SO CAL GOLF ASSOCIATION TO STAGE DAY AT THE RACES SATURDAY

• FANS CAN MEET ‘VIC THE BRICK’ AT SANTA ANITA ON SUNDAYS

RIVALS SHOW NO FEAR OF MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE IN OAK TREE DERBY

There were 15 horses nominated to Saturday’s Grade II Oak Tree Derby at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

October 10, 2011

• MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE SEEKS GRADE II TURF WIN IN OAK TREE DERBY

• CALLAGHAN TWOSOME SHARP FOR NEXT SUNDAY’S RAMSER

• TEAM BEJARANO GOES FOR THE GOLD

VERSATILE MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE SET FOR OAK TREE DERBY

Rafael Bejarano has ridden Midnight Interlude three times, all in stakes races on the turf, winning the Tsunami Slew by a neck in his first ride, on June 17.

October 9, 2011

• CAMP VICTORY READY FOR MONDAY’S GRADE III MORVICH

• CASSIDY EYES GRADE II WIN IN OAK TREE DERBY

• IRREFUTABLE B/C DIRT MILE CANDIDATE, SPRINT ON FOR THE FACTOR

• CELESTIAL KITTEN SAVES HER BEST FOR GRADE III RAMSER

MITCHELL HAS DESIGNS ON WIN FOR CAMP VICTORY IN GRADE III MORVICH

Mike Mitchell hopes to break a string of seconditis with Camp Victory in Monday’s Columbus Day holiday feature, the Grade III, $100,000 Morvich Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at about 6 ½ furlongs on Santa Anita’s downhill turf course.

Camp Victory has been second in four s

October 8, 2011

• CALIFORNIA FLAG DRAWS WELL FOR MONDAY’S GRADE III MORVICH

• AMAZOMBIE 5-2 AGAINST ODDS-ON THE FACTOR IN GRADE I ANCIENT TITLE

• GRASS IS GREENER FOR MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE, SET FOR II OAK TREE DERBY

• COMBAT WOUNDED MARINE HAS ROOTING INTEREST IN SUNDAY’S 6TH RACE

CALIFORNIA FLAG ON FAVORITE COURSE IN GRADE III MORVICH

California Flag drew the number six post position for Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 guaranteed Morvich Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on the turf.

October 7, 2011

• SQUARE EDDIE SET FOR GRADE I ANCIENT TITLE

• MANDELLA HOPES GRASS IS GREENER IN OAK TREE MILE

• LEROY’S DYNAMEAUX RETURNS TO SPRINT IN MONDAY’S GRADE III MORVICH

• VERGARA LONGSHOTS TRIGGER PICK 6 CARRYOVER

SQUARE EDDIE TACKLES THE FACTOR IN ANCIENT TITLE STAKES

The Factor will be an odds-on favorite to win Saturday’s Grade I Ancient Title Stakes and earn a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs on Nov.

October 6, 2011

• THE FACTOR DRAWS RAIL FOR GRADE I ANCIENT TITLE

• CALIMONCO ‘SMART’ CHOICE IN OAK TREE MILE

• BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMP CALIFORNIA FLAG IN MONDAY’S MORVICH

BAFFERT HAS INSIDE TRACK AGAIN IN ANCIENT TITLE STAKES

“I’m No. 1,” comes the boast from an old vaudeville gag. “Yeah,” is the punch line. “And there’s nothing lower than No. 1.”

Bob Baffert might have mixed emotions about the first digit on the numerological chart. He’s No.

October 2, 2011

• BLIND LUCK OUT OF BREEDERS’ CUP LADIES’ CLASSIC

• BAFFERT EYES BREEDERS’ CUP, BUT COIL IS ON HOLD

• THE FACTOR DRILLS TOMORROW FOR GRADE I ANCIENT TITLE

CHAMPION BLIND LUCK TO MISS BREEDERS’ CUP RACE

Blind Luck, the 3-year-old filly champion of 2010, will not run in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4, Jerry Hollendorfer said Sunday morning.

“Right now, I would say she definitely will not run in the Breeders’ Cup,” the 65-year-old Hall of Fame trainer said by phone from Hollywood Park. “But she came back fine.

October 1, 2011

• SQUARE EDDIE WORKS FOR NEXT SATURDAY’S ANCIENT TITLE

• STRETCH RUNNER HOPES TO GET HIRSCH ‘PURSE’ MONEY

• SHOWVIVOR RETURNS TODAY AT SANTA ANITA

SQUARE EDDIE TACKLES THE FACTOR IN GRADE I ANCIENT TITLE

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September 30, 2011

• GRADE I GOODWOOD ONLY OPTION FOR GOLDEN ITIZ

• TALAMO OPTIMISTIC ABOUT LADY’S SECRET STAKES

• CALLAGHAN BUSY IN YELLOW RIBBON PRESENTED BY EMIRATES AIRLINE

• LOUKAS MAKES U.S. DEBUT IN NORFOLK STAKES

• SILENT SAGA COULD MAKE NOISE IN GRADE I OAK LEAF SUNDAY

WAKE UP CALL FOR GOLDEN ITIZ IN GRADE I GOODWOOD STAKES

Golden Itiz makes his first start in two months in Saturday’s Grade I Goodwood Stakes. Trainer Ron Ellis might have considered a less-challenging race for the winner of the Grade III Affirmed Handicap last June, but his options were limited.