J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) and La Brea Stakes (gr. I). read blog
Order of Finish
|Pos||Horse / Age / Sex / TrueNicks / Pedigree||Jockey / Trainer||Margin||Earnings|
|2||Toast of New York||
V. E. Day
Prayer for Relief
|SCR||Big Cazanova (ARG)|
Bob Baffert will take four shots at champion Shared Belief in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I), the featured event as Santa Anita Park kicks off its 2014-15 winter/spring meet the day after Christmas.
The California Horse Racing Board is considering a rule change that would result in the scratch of a horse that has been gelded since his last race if that information is not disclosed well in advance of the race.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern, a leading contender for Horse of the Year and male 3-year-old honors for 2014, worked four furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track the morning of Dec. 19 in a bullet :46 1/5.
California Chrome drilled a handy half mile in :49 flat at Los Alamitos Race Course Dec. 19 as he prepares for his 2015 debut in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II).
You voted for the top races of 2014, and the results are revealed in this slideshow. view slideshow
Assuming I have a vote, I will select California Chrome as Horse of the Year on my Eclipse Award ballot. read blog
Acceptance remained unbeaten in three starts with a three-length victory as the 3-10 favorite in the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes for California-bred 2-year-olds at Los Alamitos Race Course Dec. 14.
After beginning his career with consecutive sprint wins, Acceptance will stretch out to a mile in the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes Dec. 11 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
California steward Kim Sawyer said having the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) as the final race of the day this year created problems in publicizing the reason for the decision to take no action following the race.
Here is your chance to choose the top race of 2014. The BloodHorse.com staff had a tough time narrowing down this year's poll to just 15 races, but here they are and now it is time for you to select the best race.
With two previous third-place finishes in the race formerly known as the Japan Cup Dirt, Michiaki Yabe's Hokko Tarumae was too powerful this year and won the $1,638,183 Champions Cup (Jpn-I) Dec. 7 at Chukyo Racecourse.
This year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) had it all: a close finish, a thrilling run through the stretch, and a lingering controversy. read blog
Art Sherman, trainer of 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner California Chrome, will be honored Dec. 6 at Golden Gate Fields.
Lenny Shulman sits down for a fun interview with Ken Ramsey. Lenny also talks about racing this year's stand outs next year; including Bayern, Shared Belief, California Chrome, Hopportunity, and Honor Code. watch video
Co-owners Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys released a plan Dec. 3 to have Palace Malice target five races in 2015, culminating with a run in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Steve Haskin and Ron Mitchell discuss the races held over the holiday weekend, and how they impact the year-end honors. Listen Now
California Chrome deserves 3-year-old title, but HOY is up for grabs. read blog
A season to Lucky Pulpit, the sire of dual classic winner California Chrome, is among the offerings at the annual California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stallion Season Auction being held today, Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Photos from Churchill Downs, Del Mar, Japan, Golden Gate Fields, Aqueduct, Turf Paradise and more! view slideshow
Los Alamitos Race Course's 12-day winter meet opens Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 21.
Dual classic winner California Chrome successfully debuted over turf in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar when he defeated Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou by two lengths in a sterling performance.
Favored Big Cazanova won for the third time in as many tries over the Del Mar Polytrack with a front-running 3 1/4-length score in the $200,000 Native Diver Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 29.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Hollywood Derby and Cigar Mile. read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. read blog
|Date||Race||Position / Horse / Points|
Stephen Foster H.
The Gold Cup at Santa Anita
William Hill Haskell Invitational S.
Whitney Invitational H.
TVG Pacific Classic S.
Jockey Club Gold Cup S.
Awesome Again S.
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