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January 31, 2014

• GARCIA SITTING PRETTY ON BAFFERT FAVS THIS WEEKEND

• EIGHT (POST) IS (GOOD) ENOUGH FOR NO JET LAG IN ARCADIA

• PICK SIX ‘CARRYOVER KING’ REIGNS AT SANTA ANITA

• TALAMO READY FOR SUPER BOWL PARTY HANDICAP

FOR MARTIN GARCIA, HARD WORK PAYS OFF WITH BAFFERT

Martin Garcia has paid his dues.

January 30, 2014

• UNBEATEN STREAMING TRIES DIRT IN LAS VIRGENES

• SUGGESTIVE BOY RETURNS IN GRADE II ARCADIA

• BC SPRINT WINNER SECRET CIRCLE IN PALOS VERDES

• BAEDEKER TO JOIN CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD

STREAMING MAKES DIRT DEBUT IN GRADE I LAS VIRGENES

Dating back to 1999 with Excellent Meeting, Bob Baffert has won the Las Virgenes Stakes three times, adding Composure (2003) and Eden’s Moon (2012) along the way.

On Saturday, the 61-year-old Hall of Fame trainer goes for the “Grand Slam” with Streaming, an unbeaten daughter of Smart Strike wh

January 26, 2014

• MAIDEN WINNER FASHION PLATE IN GRADE I LAS VIRGENES

• EXCITEMENT PREVAILS ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS CAL CUP DAY

• VAGABOND SHOES IN STEP FOR GRADE II ARCADIA STAKES

• YES, IT PAYS TO READ SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES

FASHION PLATE SHARP FOR STAKES DEBUT IN LAS VIRGENES

Fashion Plate would appear to be going from the frying pan into the fire when she runs in next Saturday’s Grade I Las Virgenes Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile, but that’s not necessarily so.

“She came out of the maiden race really well,” said trainer Simon Callagh

January 25, 2014

• ARE PATRICK VALENZUELA’S RIDING DAYS OVER?

• EXCITING LAKERVILLE RETURNS TO RACES SUNDAY

• HANDSOME MIKE MEETS SOFTER IN CLOCKERS’ CORNER

IS RETIREMENT AT HAND FOR PATRICK VALENZUELA?

Are Patrick Valenzuela’s riding days over?

According to a text he sent his agent Saturday morning, they could be.

“I’m sorry, Tom. I’m not riding any longer, I’m sorry,” is the message agent Tom Knust received this morning. “He didn’t say he was retiring,” Knust added.

January 24, 2014

• IF SPECHT’S AT SANTA ANITA, IT MUST BE CAL CUP DAY

• MOBILIZED DOING WELL FOR CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT

• SMITH: DIRT ‘GREENER’ THAN GRASS IN SANTA MONICA

• ECLIPSE CHAMP SHARED BELIEF MISSES ANOTHER WORKOUT

SPECHT INVADES FROM BAY AREA FOR SUNSHINE MILLIONS CAL CUP DAY

Like Punxatawney Phil on Ground Hog Day, Steve Specht pops up like clockwork at Santa Anita on Sunshine Millions California Cup Day.

The popular event focusing on California-breds will be presented on Saturday, and the Bay Area-based trainer has three horses entered

January 23, 2014

• IOTAPA RETURNS IN GRADE II SANTA MONICA STAKES

• TALAMO CONFIDENT OF WEEWINNIN IN TURF CLASSIC

• APPRENTICE OROZCO RISING IN SANTA ANITA RANKS

CLASSY IOTAPA SET FOR SATURDAY’S SANTA MONICA

Iotapa, a daughter of 2005 Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Afleet Alex, makes her return to the races after a six-month layoff in Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes.

“She won at seven-eighths and she’s got high-class form,” trainer John Sadler pointed out of Iotapa, who has not raced since finishing third in the Grade II San Clemente Han

January 20, 2014

• CYCLOMETER GOING STRONG FOR CAL CUP SPRINT

• MILLER HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN SANTA MONICA

• TALAMO KEEN ON SPRAGUE RIVER IN CAL CUP OAKS

• EL COMMODORE FINDS NEW NICHE FOR MACHOWSKY

SPRINTERS RUN ‘LONG’ AT BRUCE HEADLEY BARN

Longevity is a strong suit at the Bruce Headley barn.

January 18, 2014

• SPELLBOUND SEEKS FIRST STAKES WIN IN LA CANADA

• PAPA TURF ‘DOING WELL’ FOR MONDAY’S SAN PEDRO

• TEDDY’S PROMISE WORKS FOR GRADE II SANTA MONICA

SPELLBOUND ON FAVORITE COURSE IN LA CANADA

If there are horses for courses, Spellbound certainly fits the category when it comes to running on Santa Anita’s main track.

The $260,000 Kentucky-bred daughter of Bernardini has raced three times on Santa Anita’s conventional dirt course, winning twice and finishing fourth in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks behind stablemate Beholder, who in all li

January 17, 2014

• HOLLENDORFER IN PURSUIT OF FIRST SANTA ANITA TITLE

• SHARED BELIEF WILL WORK WHEN HE’S ‘100 PERCENT’

• ECLIPSE EXPERIENCE BITTERSWEET FOR YAKTEEN

• APPRENTICE VANDYKE A YANKEE DOODLE DANDY

HOLLENDORFER TAKES LEAD FROM BAFFERT IN TRAINERS’ RACE

Team Hollendorfer is nothing if not confident.

January 16, 2014

• GALLAGHER ROLLS THE ‘DICE’ IN STRUB STAKES

• LET FAITH ARISE STRETCHES OUT IN LA CANADA

• McANALLY HOPES MEGAHERTZ GRASS IS GREENER

DICE FLAVOR TRIES DIRT FOR FIRST TIME IN STRUB

Dice Flavor has won himself out nearly three times over since he was purchased for $100,000 at the Barretts 2-year-olds in training sale in May of 2012.