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December 23, 2010

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April 14, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 14, 2010) – Under a respectful burden of 124 pounds, Irish-bred Tuscan Evening goes after an extremely rare achievement – four graded stakes victories during a single Santa Anita meet -- on Saturday when challenged by five ambitious fillies and mares in the 62nd running of the Grade II, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap at 1 ¼ miles on turf.

Only one horse, Hall of Famer Round Table in 1958, has won five stakes races during a Santa Anita meet.

April 13, 2010

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April 7, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 7, 2010) – British-bred Fantastic Pick, a solid fourth at odds of 50-1 when making his U.S. debut in the Pasadena Stakes on March 6, figures as one of the top contenders Saturday among nine 3-year-olds set to compete in Santa Anita’s 30th running of the $100,000 La Puente Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

Joel Rosario will take over aboard the gelded import who closed steadily to just miss third behind Make Music for Me, Macias and Alfarabi in the one-mile turf Pasadena.

April 1, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2010) – Hard-hitting Free Flying Soul, a 5-year-old mare trained by Bruce Headley who has been out-of-the-money but once in her last 11 races, heads a field of eight fillies and mares who have signed up for Sunday’s 58th running of the Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Handicap over 6 ½ furlongs at Santa Anita.

Marsha Naify’s Kentucky-bred daughter of Quiet American will carry high weight of 120 pounds, jockey Mike Smith and the most earnings -- $319,986 from a 5-1-4 record in 12 starts -- into the Las Flores.

March 25, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 25, 2010) – Winner of last fall’s California Cup Juvenile Fillies following a close third in the Grade I Del Mar Debutante, La Nez on Sunday will carry high weight of 118 pounds and an apparent class edge into Santa Anita’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Paula Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs.

With Mike Smith aboard for trainer Eric Kruljac, La Nez shows high earnings of $162,600 among seven entrants in the 35th running of the Santa Paula.

March 24, 2010