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  • Shared Belief wins the 2014 Malibu Stakes.

    Shared Belief Sprints to Game Malibu Triumph

    Shared Belief bounced back from a horrible trip in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with his third grade I victory of the year, holding off a game Conquest Two Step by a neck in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I).

  • Sam's Sister wins the 2014 La Brea Stakes.

    Sam's Sister Stuns Taris in Quick La Brea

    Outsider Sam's Sister ran down a tiring odds-on favorite Taris in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies on opening day at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26.

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    Baffert Quartet Faces Shared Belief in Malibu

    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.

  • Awesome Baby
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    Awesome Baby Heads Speedy Field in La Brea

    A two-time graded stakes winner earlier this year at Santa Anita Park, Awesome Baby will put her speed to the test when she returns to action in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) on opening day Dec. 26 at the Arcadia track.

  • CHRB executive director Rick Baedeker

    CHRB Eyes Scratching of Unreported Geldings

    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.

  • Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Horse Deaths

    California racing officials have identified a connection in the sudden death of six horses with trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in their systems, the state horse racing board was told Dec. 18.

  • Bayerd wins the Remington Springboard Mile.

    Bayerd Bounces Back in Springboard Mile

    All out in the drive, Bayerd reached the wire a head in front of Shotgun Kowboy in a terrific renewal of the $255,000 Remington Springboard Mile in the mud Dec. 14 on closing night of the 2014 Remington Park meet.

  • Acceptance wins the King Glorious Stakes.

    Unbeaten Acceptance Rolls On in King Glorious

    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.

  • Take Charge Brandi comes home strong to win the Starlet.

    Take Charge Brandi Wires Starlet Thriller

    Favored Take Charge Brandi registered her second grade I win of the year and third graded victory in a row when she narrowly captured the $350,000 Starlet Stakes for 2-year-old fillies Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • Shotgun Kowboy defeated Bayerd in the Clever Trevor Stakes on November 7.

    Springboard Mile Pits Bayerd, Shotgun Kowboy

    After splitting two previous juvenile stakes earlier in the meet, Bayerd and Shotgun Kowboy square off in the rubber match, the $250,000 Remington Springboard Mile on closing night Dec. 14 at Remington Park.

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    Starlet Next for Lukas, Take Charge Brandi

    She's in the driver's seat already, but a win in the $350,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I) Dec. 13 would mean the checkered flag in the juvenile filly Eclipse Award race for Take Charge Brandi.

  • Turkish wins the Valedictory Stakes.

    Valedictory Distance Just Right for Turkish

    Favored Turkish gave longtime owner Lawrence Cordes an early Christmas gift when he held on to win the marathon-distance Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) on closing day of the 2014 meet at Woodbine.

  • My Fiona wins the Soviet Problem Stakes.

    My Fiona Tallies Again in Soviet Problem

    Odds-on choice My Fiona registered the third stakes win of her juvenile campaign when she outfought a game Heat the Rocks in a see-saw stretch run to prevail in the $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 7 at Los Alamitos.

  • Tiz Midnight (right) fights off Warren's Veneda to win the Bayakoa Stakes.

    Tiz Midnight Beats Clock in Bayakoa Victory

    Odds-on Tiz Midnight proved a popular winner of the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (gr. II) at Los Alamitos for former Quarter Horse trainer Bob Baffert, when she battled back along the rail by a head over Warren's Veneda Dec. 6.

  • Stand and Salute and Russell Baze take the Gold Rush Stakes.

    Baze, Hollendorfer Team for Gold Rush Win

    Northern California stalwarts Jerry Hollendorfer and Russell Baze teamed up once again in the Gold Rush Stakes for 2-year-olds at Golden Gate Fields Dec. 6, when Stand and Salute held off Kentucky invader Broughton Kitten.

  • Impasse Unresolved for Mid-Atlantic Players

    It appears doubtful that an impasse between the company that controls the simulcast rights for Gulfstream Park and a cooperative representing 23 tracks in the Mid-Atlantic region will be resolved in time for the Dec. 6 start.

  • Pender Harbour

    Pender Harbour Enters Valedictory Marathon

    Pender Harbour will attempt to go farther than he ever has before when he lines up against an expected eight opponents in the $150,000 Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) on closing day of the 2014 Woodbine meet Dec. 7.

  • Breeders' Cup Schedule Hurt November Handle

    Wagering on United States races for the month of November declined by more than $50 million in 2014 when compared to the previous year, due in great measure to the first day of the Breeders' Cup falling on Oct. 31.

  • Dr. Jack Robbins

    Influential Veterinarian Jack Robbins Dies

    Top racetrack veterinarian Dr. Jack Robbins, a longtime breeder of Thoroughbreds in California and patriarch of an influential racing family, died the afternoon of Nov. 29 at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He was 93.

  • California Chrome takes to the turf in the Hollywood Derby.

    California Chrome Sparkles in Hollywood Derby

    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.

  • Cassatt dominates the Zia Park Oaks.

    Speedy Cassatt Dusts Rivals in Zia Park Oaks

    Bouncing back from a ninth-place finish in last month's Raven Run Stakes (gr. II), eastern invader Cassatt led at every call while drawing off in the final furlong for an emphatic win in the $309,000 Zia Park Oaks Nov. 26.

  • Big Macher wins the Cary Grant Stakes.

    Big Macher Shows Star Quality in Cary Grant

    Rebounding from a troubled effort in the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), favored Big Macher outfought a determined Rousing Sermon to score a game neck victory in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Nov. 23 at Del Mar.

  • Tom's Tribute
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    Tom's Tribute Tops Talented Seabiscuit Cast

    Tom's Tribute, whose past two starts at Del Mar produced victories in the Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) and Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT), heads a staunch field of 10 expected for the grade II Seabiscuit Handicap Nov. 28.

  • Holiday Star

    Shipper Holiday Star Faces 10 in Turf Cup

    Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Holiday Star, in the best form of his career, ships in from Maryland for trainer Graham Motion to test the firm turf at Del Mar in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Thanksgiving Day.

  • California Chrome works Nov. 23.

    Hollywood Derby Likely After Chrome's Workout

    California Chrome had his first breeze over the turf at Del Mar, after which trainer Art Sherman told reporters he would enter the dual classic winner in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29.

  • Ocho Ocho Ocho (inside) fights off Mr. Z to win the Delta Downs Jackpot.

    Ocho Ocho Ocho Cashes Jackpot, Now 3-for-3

    Undefeated Ocho Ocho Ocho, one of several Southern California shippers in the field, outfought Mr. Z through the drive to capture the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) by a nose at Delta Downs Racetrack Nov. 22.

  • Three Hearts streaks to the win in the Red Carpet Handicap.

    Three Hearts Breaks Through in Red Carpet

    Making her first start for Neil Drysdale, Three Hearts took the lead in the stretch at odds of 29-1 and proved too tough while holding off Lady of Gold in the $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 22 at Del Mar.

  • Honor Code rolls to victory at Aqueduct.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rbPDcsf">Order This Photo</a>

    Honor Code Inhales Allowance Foes in Return

    Honor Code returned a winner following a layoff of more than eight months Nov. 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack, rallying from sixth at mid-stretch to score impressively while in hand for jockey Javier Castellano.

  • Appealing Cat makes her first appearance in Southern California in the Red Carpet Handicap.

    Motion Shipper Appealing Cat in Del Mar Debut

    Appealing Cat makes her first appearance in Southern California for trainer Graham Motion in search of a graded stakes victory in the renamed Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Del Mar turf Nov. 22.

  • The start of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic

    CHRB Undertakes Review of Interference Rule

    Following the controversial non-call in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), the California Horse Racing Board appears ready to change the rule that led to the decision. But it may take awhile.

  • Santa Anita Restores $1M Purse for Big 'Cap

    Santa Anita Park is returning the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) to $1 million in 2015, and also hiked the purse for its other leading main track event for older horses, the San Antonio Stakes (gr. II), to a record $500,000.

  • Hillaby wins the Bessarabian Stakes.

    Hillaby Rises to Occasion in Bessarabian Win

    Favored Hillaby, produced by 2007 Canadian Horse of the Year Sealy Hill, registered her first graded stakes win with a powerful stretch-running score in the $205,481 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 16 at snowy Woodbine.

  • No Problem holds off Alright Alright to win the Bob Hope.

    No Problem Prevails in Bob Hope Thriller

    Stalking No Problem grabbed the lead in deep stretch and held even-money favorite Alright Alright at bay in the final strides to win the $100,000 Bob Hope (gr. III) in his stakes debut at Nov. 15 at Del Mar.

  • Lexie Lou won the Autumn Miss Stakes at one mile Oct. 25 at Santa Anita Park.

    Lexie Lou Potential Foe for California Chrome

    Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou and recent Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) winner Long On Value head a list of 22 sophomores nominated along with California Chrome for the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar.

  • Native Bombshell faces 11 in the Bessarabian Stakes.

    New Owner for Native Bombshell in Bessarabian

    Winner of the Ontario Fashion Stakes (Can-III) following a year's layoff, recently sold Native Bombshell will try to avoid a bounce as she returns to action in the $200,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 16 at Woodbine.

  • Prime Engine has won both of his starts, including the Gottstein Futurity.

    Unbeaten Prime Engine Tests Poly in Bob Hope

    Nine 2-year-olds are entered in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 15 at Del Mar, a race previously contested as the Hollywood Prevue (gr. III) at Hollywood Park and won last year by champion Shared Belief.

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    East Hall Tops Wildcat Red at Gulfstream West

    Improving East Hall turned the tables on nemesis Wildcat Red when he came from off the pace to score in the $100,000 Millions Classic Preview Nov. 8 at Gulfstream Park West, the featured event on a seven-stakes card.