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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.

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.