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Wednesday, May 04 2011


Robbins Steps Down as President of the Oak Tree Racing Association


Jack K. Robbins, VMD, has stepped down as President of the Oak Tree Racing Association and has assumed the chairmanship of the Board of Directors. Dr. Robbins is the last remaining founding director of Oak Tree Racing Association and is much revered throughout the racing community.

Dr. Robbins has provided outstanding leadership during the history of Oak Tree including the last eleven years as president, a time of great change for Oak Tree and the industry. He now wants to spend more time with his wife, Maggie, who has been very ill for several years.





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Monday, November 01 2010


Zenyatta’s Final Local Start, California Cup XXI Among Highlights of First Oak Tree- H.P. Meet


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 31, 2010) — The last Southern California start – and 19th consecutive victory – for the undefeated Zenyatta was the highlight of the inaugural Oak Tree at Hollywood Park meet which concluded Sunday.

The average Southern California attendance for the 22-day season was 10,771.





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ZENYATTA HORSE OF MEET IN MEDIA POLL


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 31, 2010) — Zenyatta, who extended her unbeaten streak to 19 with a thrilling victory in the Lady’s Secret Stakes Oct. 2, was voted Horse of the Meet in the annual media poll as the inaugural Oak Tree/Hollywood Park meet wrapped Sunday.

This was the third consecutive year Zenyatta, who is owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, trained by John Shirreffs and ridden by Mike Smith, has been voted the honor for her Oak Tree accomplishments.





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BRIECAT CLOSES MEET WITH 13-1 LAS PALMAS UPSET


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 31, 2010)—Earning her first win on turf in nearly two years, Briecat, a 13-1 longshot, led throughout to take the $150,000 Las Palmas Handicap Sunday.

The Grade II for fillies and mares was the closing day feature of the inaugural meet for the Oak Tree Racing Association at Hollywood Park.





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Saturday, October 30 2010


NEW STRATEGY PAYS OFF FOR SARAVAS WILD AGAIN


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 29, 2010)—Saravas Wild Again used a change in tactics to earn his initial win on turf in the $33,400 feature Friday night at Oak Tree/Hollywood Park.

Never close to the early lead in any of his previous seven career starts, the 3-year-old Sarava gelding out of the Fast Ferdie mare Sheza Pretty Gal was in front virtually throughout under new rider Joel Rosario.





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Friday, October 29 2010


MULHALL’S ROLL CONTINUES IN THURSDAY FEATURE


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 28, 2010)—Trainer Kristin Mulhall continued her hot streak when Square Deal scored a mild upset in the $47,440 feature Thursday at Oak Tree/Hollywood Park.

Only one favorite was able to win in the final half dozen races Thursday, so there is a Pick Six carryover of $53,434 for Friday.





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Oak Tree: STABLE NOTES Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010


CAL CUP LEADER BAFFERT HOPES FOR NUMBER TEN

Bob Baffert, the self-proclaimed “Mr. Cal Cup” after his early domination of California Cup races, expressed surprise Thursday at Hollywood Park when informed that he still led the trainer standings with nine wins, three more than anyone else. The 21st running of the Cal Cup is scheduled here Saturday.

“I haven’t won one in so long that I can’t believe someone hasn’t passed me,” said Baffert, who entered Queenie Marini in the $75,000 Robert H. Walter Juvenile Fillies at 1 1/16 miles on Cushion Track.





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TURNING TOP SHORTENS UP IN LAS PALMAS HANDICAP


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 28, 2010)—Turning Top, runner-up in the Yellow Ribbon Stakes Oct. 2, will try for a second graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Las Palmas Handicap Sunday at Oak Tree/Hollywood Park.

A Grade II at one mile on turf, the Las Palmas is the closing day feature of the inaugural Oak Tree at Hollywood Park meet. There is also an Oak Tree sweatshirt giveaway. The item is available per paid admission while supplies last.





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Thursday, October 28 2010


APPEALING AFARE COMPLETES BEJARANO TRIPLE


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 27, 2010)—Appealing Afare was successful in her first start since June 9, defeating Vision in Gold to win the $40,000 feature Wednesday at Oak Tree/Hollywood Park.

Idle for nearly five months after finishing second on the local turf course, Appealing Afare was ready for the off-the-pace score for owners Gardner, Master and Westside Rentals and trainer Doug O’Neill.





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ENRICHED TOPS FIELD IN CALIFORNIA CUP CLASSIC


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 27, 2010)—Enriched will try to do something Saturday at Oak Tree/Hollywood Park his half-brother Lava Man was unable to accomplish.

Specifically, win the $150,000 California Cup Classic Presented by City National Bank.

The Classic, which will be run at 1 1/8 miles over Cushion Track, is the richest of seven stakes races for California breds to be contested as part of the 21st California Cup.





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Monday, October 25 2010


GONE REBEL HOLDS OFF FAVORITE TO WIN ANOAKIA


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 24, 2010)—Gone Rebel became the latest Darley Debutante success story, leading virtually throughout to win the $60,080 Anoakia Stakes Sunday at Oak Tree/Hollywood Park.

Owned by David and Holly Wilson and trained by Vladimir Cerin, Gone Rebel, the 5-2 second choice, became the fifth filly exiting the Debutante, a Grade I run Sept. 4 at Del Mar, to win next time out.





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STABLE NOTES Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010


ENRICHED TO HEAD CALIFORNIA CUP CLASSIC LINEUP

Enriched, a Grade II stakes winner on turf, will return to synthetic for the $150,000 California Cup Classic Presented by City National Bank, the feature race of California Cup XXI at Oak Tree/Hollywood Park Saturday.

Trainer Doug O’Neill confirmed Sunday that the 5-year-old half-brother to Lava Man will try to win the nine-furlong race on Cushion Track that twice eluded the retired superstar. Lava Man finished second in the 2004 Classic and sixth in 2007.





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