Art Sherman was a swirling mixture of exasperation and confidence when he learned of California Chrome's draw for the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
Two of racing's biggest stars—California Chrome and Beholder—will make their final starts before the Breeders' Cup on the Oct. 1 Santa Anita Park card as they take advantage of the opportunity to prep at the site of this year's World Championships.
California Chrome, North America's all-time leading money earner, arrived by van at Santa Anita Park Sept. 25 to begin final preparations for the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1.
With the slightest morning chill Southern California would allow in late September, Los Alamitos Race Course's resident star logged his final timed workout for the upcoming Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I).
On his day, at his home track, and a bit out of his normal workout routine, California Chrome still gave trainer Art Sherman just what he wanted Sept. 10 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
Barn CC on the Del Mar backside had a party-like atmosphere Sunday morning—with a large group of connections and fans huddled around the 2014 Horse of the Year's stall—following what Sherman called the best performance of his career.
Rise of Empire Maker and his sons and grandsons is good for Cherokee Run as a broodmare sire.
Kaleem Shah successfully bid $290,000 for a son of Candy Ride at the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age and immediately pointed to his 20-year-old daughter, Sophie.
Empire Way got his first winner April 29 when his son Dutt Bart, out of Applaud Dubai, by Essence of Dubai, won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Los Alamitos Race Course in his first start by 2 1/4 lengths.
Del Mar and The Stronach Group this year will offer a $1 million bonus to a horse that sweeps three grade I races: the TVG Pacific Classic, Xpressbet.com Awesome Again Stakes, and Breeders' Cup Classic.
First-time starter Milton Freewater got up in the final stride in race one at Los Alamitos Race Course April 22 and became the first winner for grade I winner and classic-placed Creative Cause.
In spending nearly his entire life around horses, trainer Victor Garcia has learned the importance of patience -- and that quality proved important when Smooth Roller arrived in his stable.
Plans to retire 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern are still to be determined following the colt's third-place finish as the 6-5 favorite in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.
In only the fourth start of his career, Lucky Charm Stable's Smooth Roller lived up to his name with an impressive score in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Awesome Again Stakes featuring Bayern, Hoppertunity, Global View, Imperative, and Point Piper. Watch Video
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Awesome Again Stakes featuring Bayern, Hoppertunity, Global View, Imperative, and Point Piper. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Awesome Again.
Yet to find the winner's circle so far in his 4-year-old campaign, the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 may be Bayern's last hurrah.
Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed, died of a heart attack the morning of Sept. 19.
Santa Anita Park's 2015 autumn meet will be highlighted by six grade I Breeders' Cup Challenge races, the Southern California track announced July 22.
For the second time in nine months, Old Friends plans to welcome a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner as War Emblem is scheduled to join the Thoroughbred retirement farm in September.
Shared Belief will make his first start outside of California in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 18, co-owner Jim Rome said March 25.
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Lenny Shulman sits down to ask Old Friends Farm founder Michael Blowen how he became interested in horse racing. Lenny also comments on Kentucky Derby prep implications with Keeneland's move of the Blue Grass Stakes. watch video
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Lenny Shulman sits down to ask Old Friends Farm founder Michael Blowen how he became interested in horse racing. Lenny also comments on Kentucky Derby prep implications with Keeneland's changes to the Blue Grass Stakes.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Balladry||Eoin G. Harty||
|Empire Way||Mike Harrington||
|Game On Dude||Bob Baffert||
|Groovin' Solo||Timothy C. Kreiser||
|Rail Trip||Ronald W. Ellis||
|Richard's Kid||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Suggestive Boy (ARG)||Ronald L. McAnally||
|Winning Machine||Frank Lucarelli||
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