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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.

February 25, 2011

• AMAZOMBIE COMES TO HAND FOR BILL SPAWR

• KERWIN JOHNNY ON THE SPOT AS SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS WIN IN OT

• GOMEZ NAMED 2011 SANTA ANITA GEORGE WOOLF AWARD WINNER

• TALAMO A HIT ON-TRACK AND IN THE JUNGLE WITH JIM ROME

AMAZOMBIE AWAKENS IN TIME FOR SUNDAY’S SENSATIONAL STAR

In his last five starts, Amazombie has three wins, a second and a third, including a game head victory at 11-1 last out in the Sunshine Millions Sprint on Jan. 29. It was the first stakes start and thus the first stakes win for the California-bred son of Northern Afleet.

February 24, 2011

• TWIRLING CANDY PREPS FOR MARCH 5 BIG ’CAP

• SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS READY FOR CHARITY GAME TONIGHT

• SANTA ANITA’S WOOLF WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY ON HRTV

TWIRLING CANDY DOING ‘SUPER’ FOR SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

From Clockers’ Corner on Thursday morning, John Sadler pronounced Twirling Candy on course for the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap March 5.

February 21, 2011

• NO REST FOR ROSARIO AFTER TAKING RIDING LEAD

• WARREN’S GOT GAME GOES FOR THE CANDY IN SATURDAY’S VALENTINE DANCER

• SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS IN ANNUAL HOOPS GAME THURSDAY

ROSARIO OVERTAKES BEJARANO IN SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS’ RACE

Joel Rosario won four races Sunday to take command in Santa Anita’s jockeys’ race, but he wasn’t resting on his laurels.

Monday morning it was business as usual for the 26-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, who worked four horses for his main client, trainer John Sadler.

February 20, 2011

• CASSIDY ON OUTSIDE LOOKING IN WITH EVENING JEWEL

• NAKATANI IN WINNING FORM AT SANTA ANITA

• SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS IN CHARITY HOOPS GAME THURSDAY

CAL-BRED HORSE OF THE YEAR ‘JEWEL’ ON OUTSIDE FOR BUENA VISTA

Jim Cassidy’s emotions were mixed Sunday morning.

February 19, 2011

• INDIAN WINTER GETS CLASS TEST IN SUNDAY’S SAN VICENTE

• GRADE I WINNER RIGOLETTA RETURNS IN MONDAY’S LA HABRA

• UNSUNG FILLY SEEKS GRADE II WIN IN MONDAY’S BUENA VISTA

INDIAN WINTER STEPS UP IN SAN VICENTE STAKES

Indian Winter faces his sternest test in Sunday’s Grade II San Vicente Stakes. The seven furlong race for 3-year-olds could determine who will be considered Triple Crown timber.

One such hopeful is Indian Winter, a promising son of Indian Charlie who rallied to win the 6 1/2 furlong San Pedro Stakes at 10-1 on Jan.

February 18, 2011

• PREMIER PEGASUS EYES FOURTH WIN IN SUNDAY’S SAN VICENTE

• TRAINERS HAVE EYE ON THE SKY FOR SAN LUIS OBISPO

• VENTANA AT THE READY FOR SATURDAY’S SAN CARLOS

QUINONEZ HOPES TO STAY UNBEATEN ON ‘PEGASUS’

Alonso Quinonez is perfect in three starts on Premier Pegasus, winning two stakes races after a maiden victory, including his last start, the Grade III Hollywood Prevue on Nov.

February 17, 2011

• THE FACTOR GETS NEW RIDER FOR SUNDAY’S SAN VICENTE

• BOURBON BAY SEEKS TO REMAIN UNBEATEN ON SANTA ANITA GRASS

• LONGSHOT STACY’S HOPE EYES SAN CARLOS UPSET

• ROSARIO NEARS 1,000 CAREER VICTORIES

GARCIA RIDES THE FACTOR IN SUNDAY’S SAN VICENTE STAKES

The Factor will have a new rider when he runs in Sunday’s San Vicente Stakes. Martin Garcia has been given the mount by Bob Baffert, replacing Rafael Bejarano, who was aboard when the 3-year-old son of War Front set a track record for six furlongs of 1:06.98 at Santa Anita on Dec.

February 13, 2011

• ROLLERCOASTER DAY FOR TRAINER STEVE ASMUSSEN

• EVENING JEWEL BACK IN FORM FOR BUENA VISTA ON PRESIDENTS’ DAY

• CHAMP PEGASUS SEEKS REVENGE IN SAN LUIS OBISPO ON FEB. 19

PLANS ON HOLD FOR TAPIZAR; SILVER MEDALLION UPSETS IN BAY AREA

Future plans were on hold Sunday morning for Triple Crown candidate Tapizar, who finished fifth as the 3-10 favorite in Saturday’s Grade II Robert B.