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March 26, 2011

• SAN FELIPE WINNER PREMIER PEGASUS SET FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY APRIL 9

• ‘CLASSIC COUNTDOWN’ ON HRTV TONIGHT AT 5:30 P.M.

SANTA ANITA DERBY FAVORITE PREMIER PEGASUS A WINNER IN ANY LANGUAGE

If Premier Pegasus makes it to the Kentucky Derby on May 7, the media might do well to brush up at Berlitz.

English is not the strong suit of Myung Kwon Cho, who owns, trains and bred Premier Pegasus, dominant winner of the San Felipe Stakes March 12 by nearly eight lengths, and the early favorite to win the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9.

March 25, 2011

• PEDROZA ON A ROLL FOR GRADE III TOKYO CITY CUP

• CAL-BRED OFFLEE WILD BOYS EYES SANTA ANITA DERBY

• GARRETT GOMEZ HIRES TONY MATOS AS NEW AGENT

PEDROZA ‘WORTH’ A LOOK IN TOKYO CITY CUP

Don’t look now, but Martin Pedroza is having a heckuva meet. The 45-year-old native of Panama was fifth in Santa Anita’s jockey standings through Thursday with 34 victories.

“I’m having a fantastic meet,” Pedroza said unequivocally. “I’m very happy.

March 24, 2011

• HONOUR THE DEPUTY SET FOR GRADE III TOKYO CITY CUP

• BENCH POINTS EYES SANTA ANITA DERBY

• ADVANCE WAGERING FRIDAY ON DUBAI WORLD CUP RACES

HONOUR THE DEPUTY BACK TO SQUARE ONE FOR TOKYO CITY CUP

Honour the Deputy has one disappointing performance on his six-race resume, and Dan Ward can readily explain that, a distant sixth-place finish in the Grade II Strub Stakes on Feb.

March 23, 2011

• SOUL CANDY ON COURSE FOR TOKYO CITY CUP

• GOMEZ AND AGENT RON ANDERSON PART COMPANY

• INDIAN WINTER EYES SANTA ANITA DERBY

VERSATILE SOUL CANDY SET FOR GRADE III TOKYO CITY CUP

Versatile Soul Candy, third in the Sunshine Millions Turf, fourth in the Santa Anita Handicap on dirt and a winner of the California Cup Classic on Hollywood Park’s synthetic Cushion Track, will attempt to call on his closing kick for a victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup for older horses at 1 ½ miles on dirt.

“He worked really nice on Sunday,” trainer Paddy Gallaghe

March 20, 2011

• ALL OPTIONS OPEN FOR THE FACTOR, INCLUDING SANTA ANITA DERBY

• WEDNESDAY RACING, FREE FRIDAYS AT SANTA ANITA NEXT WEEK

• JOHN SHEAR IMPROVING AFTER ACT OF HEROISM

THE FACTOR IN GOOD SHAPE AFTER REBEL ROMP

It was water, water everywhere at Santa Anita Sunday morning as the heavens unleashed yet another winter storm, but it did not rain on Bob Baffert’s parade.

The Hall of Fame trainer was basking in the glow of The Factor’s devastating win in Saturday’s Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, and said that all options were open for the colt’s next race.

March 19, 2011

• ROSARIO GOES FOR THE GOLD IN SUNDAY’S SAN LUIS REY

• GOMEZ WORTHY OF WOOLF AWARD, FORMER WINNER STEVENS SAYS

ROSARIO HOPES TO ADD TO MONEY LEAD IN SAN LUIS REY STAKES

Joel Rosario hopes to add to his lead in the national purse earnings race Sunday when he rides Dahoud in the Grade II, $150,000 San Luis Rey Stakes for older horses. The mile and a half race is scheduled to be run on turf.

Through March 17, Rosario’s mounts had earned $3,351,330 compared to runner-up Ramon Dominguez at $3,180,049.

March 18, 2011

• GOMEZ GAINS RESPECT WITH GEORGE WOOLF AWARD

• SUTHERLAND OPTIMISTIC IN SAN LUIS REY STAKES

• IT TIZ NEEDS BETTER LUCK IN SATURDAY’S SANTA ANA

• TEENAGE SHOWVIVOR WINNER TELLS ALL

WOOLF AWARD HOLDS SPECIAL MEANING FOR GARRETT GOMEZ

Ron Anderson has a realistic view on what it takes to win Santa Anita’s George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.

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.