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  • Tyler Baze Gets Initial Victory Since Return

    Jockey Tyler Baze earned his first win since returning from an alcohol-related suspension when he guided Changethechannel to a front-running tally in the featured $58,000 Venus Purse allowance Jan. 10 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mucho Macho Man won the 2012 Sunshine Millions Classic.

    Mucho Macho Man Headed to Sunshine Millions

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and Horse of the Year finalist Mucho Macho Man will make his 2014 debut in the same race he has used for the past two years, the Sunshine Millions Classic Jan. 18.

  • Top Fortitude broke his maiden by 2 3/4 lengths on Nov. 16.

    Six Potential Stars Line Up in Sham Stakes

    First-out maiden winners Top Fortitude and Midnight Hawk each take a giant step into graded company as part of a field of six 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 11 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Summer Front begins his 5-year-old campaign in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes.

    Freshened Summer Front Heads Ft. Lauderdale

    Multiple graded stakes winner Summer Front, freshened up for his 5-year-old campaign by trainer Christophe Clement, meets defending Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (gr. IIT) upset winner Mucho Mas Macho Jan. 11 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Pontchatrain wins the Monrovia Stakes.

    Pontchatrain Packs Punch in Monrovia Tally

    Even-money choice Pontchatrain kicked off the new year with her third consecutive stakes victory on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park in the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 5.

  • U.S. Wagering, Purses Held Steady in 2013

    United States race dates declined by 3.15% in 2013 when compared to the previous year, yet total wagering and purses held steady, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase Jan. 5.

  • Jeranimo rolls home to win his third San Gabriel Stakes.

    Jeranimo, Bejarano Keep San Gabriel Streaks

    Eight-year-old warrior Jeranimo became the first horse to win the San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) three times when he cut loose his patented stretch run to score by 1 1/4 lengths Jan. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Shared Belief

    Shared Belief Works, Pointing for Lewis

    Undefeated CashCall Futurity (gr. I) winner Shared Belief, a leading candidate for 2013 Eclipse Award honors as outstanding male juvenile, worked five furlongs handily Jan. 3 in 1:00 2/5 over the main track at Santa Anita.

  • Kindle

    Kindle One to Catch in Deep Monrovia Field

    Idle for more than 11 months, Kindle will put her blazing speed to the test as part of a deep field in the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita Park hillside turf course Jan. 5.

  • Jeranimo won the San Gabriel Stakes in 2010 and 2013 (shown).

    Jeranimo Defends San Gabriel Title Against 10

    Multiple grade I winner Jeranimo is back to defend his title in the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 4 on the Santa Anita turf, one of two victories the gallant 8-year-old warrior earned last year.

  • Todd Pletcher compiled total purse earnings of $25,248,816.

    Castellano, Pletcher Best Among 2013 Leaders

    Javier Castellano led North American jockeys in victories and total purse earnings for the first time in 2013, while Todd Pletcher ended the year far ahead on the national earnings list for trainers for the eighth time.

  • Unbridled's Note wins the Daytona Stakes.

    Unbridled's Note Rolls to Daytona Victory

    Favored Unbridled's Note collared El Commodore near mid-stretch en route to his first victory in 10 months, taking the $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park Dec. 28.

  • Twilight Eclipse wins the W L McKnight Handicap.

    Twilight Eclipse Gallops to McKnight Repeat

    Turf or dirt, it made little difference to odds-on favorite Twilight Eclipse, who rolled to a front-running repeat victory in the $125,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap Dec. 28 at Calder Casino & Race Course.

  • Shakin It Up wins the 2013 Malibu Stakes.

    Shakin It Up Shoots to 17-1 Malibu Stunner

    Shakin It Up, making his first start in nine months, mowed down the field for trainer Bob Baffert to earn his first grade I victory in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes at odds of 17-1 on opening day at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26.

  • Heir Kitty wins the 2013 La Brea Stakes.

    Stevens Guides Heir Kitty to La Brea Upset

    Heir Kitty overtook 4-5 favorite Sweet Lulu in the final furlong to post a 13-1 upset in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26 for Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens.

  • Hollywood Park's last day.

    Hollywood Park's Finale: That's a Wrap!

    Echoing crowds of yesteryear and making one last memory, fans flocked into Betfair Hollywood Park for a final time Dec. 22. They were there until the lights went out on the Track of Lakes and Flowers.

  • No Jet Lag takes on 9 in the Sir Beaufort Stakes.

    No Jet Lag Can Make Amends in Sir Beaufort

    Grade II winner No Jet Lag makes his first start since he was well beaten by Wise Dan in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) when he takes on nine opponents in the $200,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

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    Sweet Lulu Breaks From Rail in La Brea Clash

    Grade I winner Sweet Lulu makes her first start since a fifth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) as the likely choice in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) opening day Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Flashback faces a full field in the Malibu Stakes.

    Full Field to Meet Flashback in Malibu

    Hollywood Park has sadly faded into the Southern California sunset, but Santa Anita Park opens for a new season Dec. 26 with a couple of extra months tagged on at the end of the meet.

  • Santa Anita Reducing Takeout on Daily Double

    Santa Anita Park, with the approval of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, will reduce the takeout on its Daily Double wager to 18% during the upcoming season, and will offer the bet three times daily.

  • Tranquility Farm Downsizing, Moving North

    After 15 years of fighting to pay the bills, Priscilla Clark, president of Tranquility Farm, is in the process of downsizing her model horse retirement operation and relocating to Northern California.

  • Native Diver

    Native Diver Monument Moving to Del Mar

    A 20-foot long monument within the garden paddock at Betfair Hollywood Park that marks the burial place of the great Native Diver will be moved, along with his remains, to Del Mar in the next few weeks.

  • Shared Belief rolls to victory in the CashCall Futurity.

    Shared Belief Puts CashCall Futurity in Bank

    Odds-on favorite Shared Belief, ridden patiently by Corey Nakatani, swept past outsider Candy Boy coming into the stretch and easily rolled to his third consecutive victory in the $750,000 CashCall Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 14.

  • Lucayan (left) comes home strong to win the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Late-Running Lucayan Takes Hollywood Turf Cup

    Allowed to trail the field into the far turn, Lucayan charged to victory over favored Temeraine in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Dec. 14 for his first win since the 2012 French Two Thousand Guineas.

  • Lucayan seeks his first North American victory in the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Lucayan Well-Spotted in Hollywood Turf Cup

    Lucayan gets back on firm ground in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Dec. 14 at Betfair Hollyood Park still seeking his first North American victory following six earlier chances.

  • Boat Trip, red and green silks, wins the Hollywood Turf Express.

    Boat Trip Wins Express; Triple Heater for 2nd

    Boat Trip earned his fourth win in five tries on the Hollywood Park turf when he came from off the pace to capture the Hollywood Turf Express, a race that featured an extremely rare triple dead-heat for second Dec. 8.

  • Streaming takes the Hollywood Starlet Stakes to become a grade I winner in her second start.

    Streaming Surges Clear for Starlet Surprise

    Streaming went from maiden winner to grade I status when she put away Taste Like Candy in the stretch en route to an impressive victory in the $500,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I), held for the final time Dec. 7 at Hollywood Park.

  • Broken Sword rolls to victory in the Bayakoa Handicap.

    Broken Sword Never Looks Back in Bayakoa Win

    Broken Sword, taking full advantage of big trouble for even-money favorite Fiftyshadesofhay on the first turn, led at every call to upset the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) Dec. 7 on the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park.

  • The California Horse Racing Board will discuss several issues related to the closure of Betfair Hollywood Park.

    CHRB to Meet as Hollywood Park Closure Nears

    The California Horse Racing Board is to hold its final meeting of 2013 on Dec. 12 at Santa Anita Park with several items on the agenda related to racing in the state next year after the closure of Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Seek Again wins the Hollywood Derby.

    Seek Again Sneaks to Hollywood Derby Surprise

    British invader Seek Again, making his United States debut, rode the rail under Corey Nakatani to an impressive victory in the $250,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT), which was run for the final time Dec. 1 at Hollywood Park.