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Seven Juveniles Ready For Del Mar’s Best Pal

August 8, 2019 |

  Schrodinger Is 2-1 Morning Line Favorite By Margaret Ransom A field of seven 2-year-olds are set to race six furlongs in Saturday’s $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (GII) at Del Mar, the winner claiming the title as the West Coast’s top juvenile and leading contender for the September 2 Del Mar Futurity (GI). Formerly known […]

Vasilika Favored In Yellow Ribbon, Comical Faces Five in Sorrento At Del Mar Saturday

August 3, 2019 |

Turf Distaffers, Juvenile Fillies In Seaside Track Spotlight Saturday By Margaret Ransom Multiple grade 1 winner Vasilika will carry highweight of 125 pounds and likely lower odds than her morning line of 7-5 when she heads postward and faces eight in Saturday’s $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (GIIT) at Del Mar. The 5-year-old Jerry Hollendorfer-trained daughter of […]

Short, Talent-Stocked Field Set For Los Alamitos Derby

July 13, 2018 |

  Five Set For Closing Weekend Feature By Margaret Ransom The names of just five runners were dropped into the entry box for Saturday’s $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby, which is now in its fourth year Los Al after being run at Hollywood Park as the Swaps Stakes since its inception in the mid-1970s. Included in […]

Blended Citizen Scores in Jeff Ruby Steaks

March 19, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom Greg Hall and Sayjay Racing’s (Steve Young) Blended Citizen tested the Kentucky Derby waters further on Saturday and picked up an additional 20 points toward making the gate with his impressive come-from-behind neck victory in the $202, 400 Jeff Ruby Steaks (GIII) at Turfway Park. The son of Proud Citizen is trained […]

Irap Goes From Maiden to Derby Candidate With Blue Grass Score

April 9, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Reddam Racing’s maiden Irap faced a strong field of six other sophomores, more than half of which were graded stakes winners, and earned his first trip to the winner’s circle as well as a ticket to the Kentucky Derby with his 3/4-length victory in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (GII) […]

Thirteen Take Stab at Wide Open Santa Anita Derby

April 7, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom A nearly full field of 13 sophomores will head postward in the 81st running of the Santa Anita Derby (GI), which has been carded as Saturday’s eighth race at the Great Race Place and will go off at 3:30 PT. The rather large field is filled with runners who otherwise we’d logically […]

Nyquist Posts Penultimate Breeze for Breeders’ Cup Classic

October 18, 2016 |

by Laura Pugh Champion and Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Nyquist on Monday continued to progress to an inevitable start in the November 5 Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) at Santa Anita in three weeks by logging six furlongs in 1:13 in company with grade 1-winning stablemate Ralis over the California oval’s main track. The move, which […]

Expect R Sunday Surprise to Run Well Thursday

June 14, 2016 |

Expect R Sunday Surprise to Run Well Thursday by Reinier Macatangay: California Chrome’s unraced 2-year-old sister named R Sunday Surprise will make her career debut on Thursday in Race 1 at Santa Anita Park. She faces seven other opponents in a five-furlong sprint on the main track. R Sunday Surprise’s owners Steve and Carolyn Coburn, who rose […]

VIDEO: Kentucky Derby Winner Nyquist Out of Belmont Stakes

May 24, 2016 |

VIDEO: Kentucky Derby Winner Nyquist Out of Belmont Stakes– After spiking a fever just two days after the Preakness Stakes, Nyquist’s blood work came back on Tuesday morning with a slightly elevated white-blood cell count. The Kentucky Derby winner’s temperature was elevated as well. Assistant trainer Jack Sisterton spoke to Doug O’Neill and and a […]

Land Over Sea Holds Edge in Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

May 16, 2016 |

Land Over Sea Holds Edge in Black-Eyed Susan Stakes by Reinier Macatangay: Certain races offer few or no viable alternatives to the favorite. For instance, in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (GII) on Friday at Pimlico Race Course, Land Over Sea will attempt to pick up her second graded stakes win, and her record looks excellent […]