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March 17, 2011

• WOOLF WINNER GOMEZ SET WITH HAIMISH HY IN SAN LUIS REY

• CHALULA ONE RETURNS IN IRISH O’BRIEN AFTER 18-MONTH ABSENCE

HAIMISH HY IN GOOD SPOT FOR SUNDAY’S GRADE II SAN LUIS REY STAKES

Class told in the San Luis Obispo Stakes when the two horses that looked far superior on paper finished one-two.

March 13, 2011

• SAN FELIPE ROMP PUTS ‘PEGASUS’ FIRMLY IN DERBY PICTURE

• SANTA ANA DISTANCE MORE SUITABLE FOR ÉCLAIR DE LUNE

• $1 MILLION HORSESHOE PITCH AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAY

SANTA ANITA DERBY NEXT STEP FOR PREMIER PEGASUS

In an episode that rivals the best of Horatio Alger’s heartwarming rags-to-riches stories, Premier Pegasus thrust himself into the Triple Crown picture big time Saturday with a breathtaking 7 ¾-length victory in the San Felipe Stakes, the West’s final major steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9.

Beyond that lies the $2 mil

March 12, 2011

• CASSIDY HOPES ‘LILLY’ BLOOMS IN SUNDAY’S CHINA DOLL

• FIVE-DAY RACE WEEK STARTS ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

• CHOICE IN WIDE OPEN SAN FELIPE IS OPEN TO DEBATE

SINGAPORE LILLY SET FOR U.S. DEBUT IN CHINA DOLL STAKES

Jim Cassidy has high hopes for a European import that makes her U.S.

March 11, 2011

• JOCKEY RACE UP FOR GRABS BUT ROSARIO EYES BIGGER GOAL

• QUINONEZ EYES UPSET IN SATURDAY’S SAN FELIPE STAKES

• KEITH CARD, OWNER/BREEDER OF CALIFORNIA FLAG, DEAD AT 83

ROSARIO ON SWITCH, RUNFLATOUT IN PURSUIT OF NATIONAL EARNINGS TITLE

Rafael Bejarano and Joel Rosario are neck and neck for riding honors at Santa Anita. With 30 days left in the 76-day session, they were in a flat-footed tie through Thursday with 64 wins each.

Another title would be nice for Rosario, but his agent is not preoccupied with winning it.

March 10, 2011

• BAFFERT FOCUSES ON DERBY PICTURE IN SAN FELIPE STAKES

• TOUGH TEST FOR ALWAYS A PRINCESS IN SANTA MARGARITA

JAYCITO, AWESOME PATRIOT CARRY BAFFERT HOPES SATURDAY

It’s crunch time for Bob Baffert.

March 6, 2011

• BIG ‘CAP RUNNER-UP SETSUKO INJURED, CONTROVERSY UNABATED

• SUTHERLAND EMERGES FROM BUMPY RIDE AS FIRST FEMALE TO WIN BIG ‘CAP

• SAN FELIPE STAKES KEY RACE FOR UNBEATEN BENCH POINTS

• ALWAYS A PRINCESS SEEKS THIRD STAKES WIN OF MEET SATURDAY

MANDELLA SAYS SETUKO SUSTAINED LEG INJURY IN BIG ‘CAP STRETCH RUN

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella reported that injury has been added to what he considers insult, as Big ‘Cap runner-up Setsuko has sustained an injured left front leg, which resulted from contact with favored Twirling Candy during the controversial stret

March 4, 2011

• ‘SHOE’ FITS FOR GALLAGHER IN GRADE I SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

• ALL OR NOTHING FOR ACCLAMATION IN GRADE I KILROE MILE

• TURBULENT DESCENT SEEKS REVENGE IN GRADE I OAKS

GALLAGHER HOPES ‘SHOE POLISH’ RUBS OFF FOR BIG ’CAP

Bill Shoemaker won the Santa Anita Handicap a record 11 times.

March 3, 2011

• SADLER HOLDS UPPER HAND IN GRADE I SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

• CARACORTADO NEEDS CLEAN TRIP IN GRADE I KILROE MILE

• UNBEATEN KILOGRAEME GETS TESTED IN GRADE I OAKS

TWIRLING CANDY, GLADDING SET FOR SATURDAY’S BIG ’CAP

John Sadler, a Californian through and through, has two chances Saturday to win the most famous race in the history of the Golden State, and they’re not slim and none.

The 54-year-old Long Beach native, who resides in Pasadena, sends out favored Twirling Candy and Gladding in the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian B

February 27, 2011

• TWIRLING CANDY WORKS FOR GRADE I SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

• RAGS-TO-RICHES CARACORTADO EYES GRADE I KILROE MILE

• ZAZU WORKS FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE I SANTA ANITA OAKS

SADLER SEEKS FIRST BIG ’CAP WIN WITH TWIRLING CANDY

Twirling Candy, an emerging star in the handicap ranks, worked seven furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Sunday for next Saturday’s Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.

Under regular rider Joel Rosario, who needs eight more stakes wins this meet to set a Santa Anita record, Twirling Candy was timed in

February 26, 2011

• SANTA ANITA HANDICAP HEADS GREAT GRADE I SATURDAY

• BAFFERT WAITS ON THE FACTOR BEFORE DERBY DECISION

• HRTV AIRS ‘CLASSIC COUNTDOWN’ TONIGHT

SETSUKO DESERVES LONGSHOT CHANCE IN SATURDAY’S BIG ‘CAP

Richard Mandella knows his way to the winner’s circle, especially when it comes to the Santa Anita Handicap.