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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.

February 12, 2011

• GARCIA EYES FAST TRIP IN SUNDAY’S LA CAŇADA STAKES

• THE FACTOR WORKS MONDAY FOR POSSIBLE START IN SAN VICENTE

JOCKEY HOPES TO RIDE HIS WAY BACK TO TOP ABOARD ALWAYS A PRINCESS

Barring the unforeseen, Martin Garcia expects to lead his four rivals on a merry chase in
Sunday’s La Caňada Stakes for 4-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles.

February 11, 2011

Blund Luck with Rafael Bejarano aboard

• BEJARANO HAS SIGHTS SET ON ALWAYS A PRINCESS IN LA CAŇADA

• ST TRINIANS SET FOR DEFENSE OF HER SANTA MARIA TITLE

• THIRTYFIRSTSTREET TRIES TWO TURNS IN ROBERT LEWIS STAKES

February 10, 2011

• TAPIZAR SET FOR GRADE II ROBERT B. LEWIS ON SATURDAY

• BLIND LUCK DRILLS FOR SUNDAY’S LA CAŇADA STAKES

• WASHINGTON BRIDGE EYES FOURTH STRAIGHT IN SANTA MARIA

TAPIZAR FAVORED IN SATURDAY’S ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES

Tapizar, who stamped himself as a major player for this year’s 3-year-old classics by virtue of his impressive victory in the Jan. 15 Sham Stakes, looms a heavy favorite to continue on the Triple Crown trail in Saturday’s Grade II Robert B.

February 6, 2011

• ALWAYS A PRINCESS, HARMONIOUS WORK FOR LA CAŇADA

• RACHEL CONQUEROR ZARDANA IN SATURDAY’S SANTA MARIA

‘PRINCESS,’ HARMONIOUS DRILL FOR LA CAŇADA STAKES

Always a Princess and Harmonious both worked over Santa Anita’s main track Sunday morning in preparation for likely starts in the Grade II, $150,000 La Caňada Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles a week from today.

Always a Princess went five furlongs in :58.60 for Bob Baffert, while Harmonious went the same distance in 1:00 for John Shirreffs.

“She’ll probably go in the La Caňada,” Baffert sai

February 5, 2011

• OPINIONS RUN RAMPANT ON SUNDAY’S BIG GAME

• RECORDS WITHIN VIEW FOR BAFFERT, BEJARANO

PACKERS, STEELERS: TAKE YOUR PICK AT SANTA ANITA

Opinions from A to Z were at the ready at Santa Anita on the eve of Super Bowl XLV (45, for non-Romans) that kicks off 3:30 p.m. Sunday under the dome in Cowboys Stadium at Arlington, Texas. Green Bay is roughly a two-point favorite over Pittsburgh, with the total points hovering around 44. Following is a random sampling from Santa Anita’s plethora of prognosticators.

BARRY ABRAMS: “Green Bay.