Thursday, January 23 2014
$125,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT
VETERAN TRAINER HEADLEY TO SADDLE LIKELY FAVORITE CYCLOMETER IN SATURDAY’S $125,000 DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Veteran conditioner Bruce Headley will be represented by 6-year-old horse and likely favorite Cyclometer in Saturday’s $125,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint for older horses at six furlongs, a race that attracted a field of 10 older horses.
$250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY
GRADE I WINNER TAMARANDO HEADS 11-HORSE FIELD IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY AT 1 1/16 MILES;
SHERMAN’S CALIFORNIA CHROME COMES OFF CAREER-BEST WIN & RATES BIG CHANCE
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—A winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 4, and most recently third in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles CashCall Futurity Dec. 14, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ homebred Tamarando merits top billing in a field of 11 sophomores in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Derby at 1 1/16 miles.
$250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC
MULTIPLE GRADED STAKES WINNER SUMMER HIT IS HORSE TO BEAT IN SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF
HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE DRAWS RAIL WITH BEJARANO IN 14-HORSE FIELD
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Multiple stakes winning Summer Hit, fresh off a front-running six length score in the Grade III Berkeley Handicap at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 29, looms strictly the horse to beat in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, which attracted a field of 14 older horses at 1 1/8 miles on grass.
$200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS
WILLIAMS’ HOMEBREDS SWISS LAKE YODELER & ALASHARCHY LOOM LARGE IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF
HOLLENDORFER/SPECHT-TRAINED FILLIES AMONG FULL FIELD OF 14 ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS CAL CUP DAY
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, prominent among California’s top owner/breeders, will be represented by two talented homebred fillies, the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Swiss Lake Yodeler, and the Steve Specht-conditioned Alasharchy, in Saturday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.
SATURDAY’S GRADE II SANTA MONICA
SEVEN-TIME STAKES WINNER TEDDY’S PROMISE HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II SANTA MONICA,
CAL-BRED SEEKS MILLIONAIRE STATUS IN CAREER FINALE
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2014)—California-bred Teddy’s Promise, a seven-time stakes winner owned by her breeders, Ted and Judy Nichols, seeks millionaire status in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs, her final career start before a planned mating to top Kentucky-based stallion Smart Strike this spring. A winner of last year’s Santa Monica, “Teddy” heads a field of seven older fillies and mares competing in the prestigious sprint that will be run for the 57th time.
Friday, January 17 2014
SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES (Thursday January 16,
* GALLAGHER ROLLS THE ‘DICE’ IN STRUB STAKES
• LET FAITH ARISE STRETCHES OUT IN LA CANADA
• McANALLY HOPES MEGAHERTZ GRASS IS GREENER
BROKEN SWORD LOOKS SHARP IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II LA CANADA
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2014)—An impressive gate to wire winner of the Grade II Bayakoa Stakes Dec. 7, the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Broken Sword heads a field of seven 4-year-old fillies in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.
Thursday, January 16 2014
GRADE II STRUB
HEAR THE GHOST, ZEEWAT & SHAKIN IT UP, GOVERNOR CHARLIE, HEAD GRADE II STRUB ON SATURDAY AS HOLLENDORFER, BAFFERT CLASH
RESTRICTED TO 4-YEAR-OLDS, PRESTIGIOUS STRUB ATTRACTS FIELD OF EIGHT AT 1 1/16 MILES
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2014)—Two of America’s top trainers, Jerry Hollendorfer and Bob Baffert, each send out a pair of highly talented 4-year-olds in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Strub Stakes at 1 1/16 miles: Hollendorfer will be represented by Hear The Ghost and Zeewat, while Baffert will saddle Shakin It Up and Governor Charlie in the 68th running of Santa Anita’s showcase event for 4-year-olds only.
GULSARY, MOONE’S MY NAME HEAD WIDE OPEN $75,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES,
SEVEN OLDER FILLIES AND MARES SET TO RUN MILE ON TURF SATURDAY
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2014)—Irish-bred Gulsary, trained by Tom Proctor, and English-bred Moone’s My Name, conditioned by John Sadler, head a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s $75,0000 Megahertz Stakes at one mile on turf Saturday at Santa Anita.
Friday, December 20 2013
SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES - Friday December 20
• STEVENS HAS BROTHERLY LOVE FOR ROLE MODEL
• UNBEATEN BAKKEN INVADES FOR GRADE I MALIBU
• TALAMO STAYS PUT FOR MADAME CACTUS IN LA BREA
• THERE’S NO JET LAG FOR SIR BEAUFORT CONTENDER
SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES - Thursday December 19
• NEW DATES, BEHOLDER HAVE MANDELLA OPTIMISTIC
• CASSIDY SEEKS MALIBU UPSET WITH HOLY LUTE
• ESPINOZA EXCUSES COLT’S ‘ROOKIE’ MISTAKE
Wednesday, December 18 2013
SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES (Wednesday December 18
HORSEMEN, FANS AWAIT ‘THE BIG MEET’ AND BEYOND
• FLASHBACK SET FOR COMPETITIVE GRADE I MALIBU
• PATRICK VALENZUELA READY TO RESUME HIS CAREER
• McANALLY GOES FROM PONIES TO PIGSKIN SATURDAY