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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.

September 29, 2011

• ACCLAMATION WORKS ON TURF, HIRSCH LIKELY OVER GOODWOOD

• CONSISTENT ZAZU SHARP FOR LADY’S SECRET STAKES

• DISTANCE SUITS MALIBU PIER IN YELLOW RIBBON

• RULER OF DUBAI ONE TO CATCH IN NORFOLK

CONNECTIONS WEIGH TURF OR DIRT FOR ACCLAMATION

Acclamation worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s firm turf course Thursday in :49.80 but a decision on whether he would run in Saturday’s Grade I Goodwood Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on the main track or Sunday’s Grade II Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship at 1 1/4 miles was on hold.

September 28, 2011

• UPSTART ASK THE MOON VS. CHAMP BLIND LUCK IN LADY’S SECRET

• DUBAWI HEIGHTS SHARP FOR YELLOW RIBBON PRESENTED BY EMIRATES AIR

• BAFFERT EYES RECORD SIXTH NORFOLK WIN WITH TALENTED DRILL

WOLFSON HITS THE LOTTERY WITH ASK THE MOON

It may not be Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral, but Ask the Moon vs. Blind Luck offers a similarly contrasting story line.

September 27, 2011

• TEAM ACCLAMATION PONDERS OPTIONS AT SANTA ANITA

• STEADY COZI ROSIE SEEKS FIRST GRADE I WIN IN YELLOW RIBBON

• ASK THE MOON DRILLS FOR LADY’S SECRET STAKES

• MTV’S ROB DYRDEK ROOTING FOR WEEMISSFRANKIE IN OAK LEAF SUNDAY

• BASMATI EYES MAIDEN VICTORY IN GRADE I NORFOLK

HORSE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE ACCLAMATION BETTER WITH AGE

Acclamation, who thrust himself into consideration for Horse of the Year honors with a courageous victory in the Grade I Pacific Classic on Del Mar’s Polytrack after winning two straight Grade I races on turf, will likely be entered in bo

September 26, 2011

• SANTA ANITA’S OPENING WEEKEND FEATURES FIVE GRADE I STAKES

• CHAMPION BLIND LUCK READY FOR LADY’S SECRET

• EARLY DERBY FAVORITE DRILL SET TO RUN IN NORFOLK

• BIG ’CAP WINNER GAME ON DUDE SET FOR GOODWOOD

• STRONG FIELD LOOMS FOR GRADE I YELLOW RIBBON STAKES

OPTIMISM PREVAILS AS SANTA ANITA BEGINS AUTUMN MEET FRIDAY

Santa Anita Park stands at the ready to add to its storied history as the countdown dwindles for its inaugural Autumn meet that begins Friday and runs 24 racing days through Nov.

April 16, 2011

• SHERMAN EXPECTS GRASS TO BE GREENER FOR HAIMISH HY IN SAN JUAN

• NBC LA TV GREETS HERO JOHN SHEAR ON HIS RELEASE FROM HOSPITAL

HAIMISH HY DUE FOR IMPROVEMENT IN SANTA ANITA FINALE SUNDAY

For the first time in a career spanning 13 races, Haimish Hy did not improve his position from the head of the stretch to the finish line when he ran in the San Luis Rey Stakes on March 20.