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  • Secret Circle faces 5 in the Count Fleet Sprint Handicap.

    Secret Circle Back at Oaklawn for Count Fleet

    Secret Circle, a two-time graded stakes winner at Oaklawn Park as a 3-year-old in 2012, returns to the Hot Springs, Ark., track April 10 as the one to beat in the $300,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III).

  • Diversy Harbor won the China Doll Stakes on March 8.

    Diversy Harbor Leads Well-Matched Providencia

    Diversy Harbor, who rallied from ninth in the stretch to edge Nashoba's Gold in the China Doll Stakes, will face her rival again on the Santa Anita Park turf in the $150,000 Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 5.

  • Fashion Plate won the Las Virgenes Stakes on Feb 1.

    Will They Catch Fashion Plate in SA Oaks?

    In the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) April 5, they'll all be trying to catch Fashion Plate, the fleet-footed filly who could use the 1 1/16-mile race as a springboard to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • California Chrome faces 7 in the Santa Anita Derby.

    'Chrome Tries Candy Boy in Santa Anita Derby

    California Chrome approaches the toughest test of his career in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 5, but co-owner Steve Coburn could not be more confident in the upstart California-bred colt's chances.

  • Newsdad was a determined winner in the Pan American Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3149374521&k=5P8kMJ6">Order This Photo</a>

    Newsdad Shows Something Extra in Pan American

    Newsdad, making just his second start in the past year, closed with authority to nip outsider Vertiformer at the wire in the $200,000 Pan American Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf at Gulfstream Park March 29.

  • Untapable rolls home to take the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Untapable Unstoppable in Fair Grounds Oaks

    Untapable will head to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) as the likely favorite after another decisive victory in the $384,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 29 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Silvestre De Sousa celebrates victory aboard African Story in the Dubai World Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/Dubai-2014/38085033_tQgx4h#!i=3148897471&k=dhBcNZh">Order This Photo</a>

    African Story Dominates Dubai World Cup

    Godolphin Racing's African Story was guided off the rail at the head of the straight to overtake leader Mukhadram en route to a comfortable victory in the $10 million Dubai World cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline March 29.

  • Bertrando

    Bertrando, Champion and Top CA Sire, Dies

    Eclipse Award winner and former leading California stallion Bertrando succumbed naturally to infirmities of old age March 27 at River Edge Farm, longtime farm manager Russell Drake confirmed.

  • Inimitable Romanee won The Very One Stakes at a length on Feb. 15.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3076647309&k=srwdVtT">Order This Photo</a>

    Inimitable Romanee After 3rd in Row in Orchid

    Distance-loving Inimitable Romanee aims for her third graded stakes win in a row when she takes on eight other older filly and mare rivals in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the grass March 29 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Blueskiesnrainbows takes on 7 in the Tokyo City Cup Stakes.

    Blueskiesnrainbows Going Long in Tokyo City

    Blueskiesnrainbows, whose front-running tactics nearly paid off in last fall's Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II), will try another long-distance journey in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup Stakes (gr. III) March 29 at Santa Anita.

  • In Tune is undefeated in 2 starts.

    In Tune Takes Giant Step in Gulfstream Oaks

    In Tune, yet to be headed in her two prior starts for trainer Todd Pletcher, faces her toughest challenge yet when she clashes with seven other promising 3-year-old fillies in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) March 29.

  • Tom Ludt Named New President at Santa Anita

    Santa Anita Park will soon have a new president in Tom Ludt, the former chairman of the Breeders' Cup, after longtime executive George Haines was selected to head Southern California's offtrack wagering facility network.

  • Chitu wins the Sunland Derby.

    Chitu Cuts Loose for Sunland Derby Triumph

    Favored Chitu put away stablemate Midnight Hawk in the drive for the wire as trainer Bob Baffert accounted for the first two finishers in the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) March 23 in New Mexico.

  • Cal Expo Gains Extra Week of Summer Racing

    Cal Expo won a tussle to gain an extra week on the summer fair racing calendar beginning in July 2015 after several months of debate when the California Horse Racing Board approved the dates plan.

  • Aurelia's Belle flies home to win the Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park.

    Aurelia's Belle Dances Away in Bourbonette

    Aurelia's Belle, returned to Polytrack after three tough graded stakes at Gulfstream Park, overcame favored Sloan Square at mid-stretch to post a 2 1/4-length win in the Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks March 22 at Turway

  • Fire With Fire comes home strong to win the San Luis Rey Stakes.

    Fire With Fire Wires Marred San Luis Rey

    Fire With Fire, rated well on the lead by Tyler Baze, outfought stablemate Lucayan in deep stretch to register his first graded stakes win for trainer Neil Drysdale in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT)

  • Tanzanite Cat

    Tanzanite Cat Puts Speed to Test at Sunland

    Escaping Oaklawn Park, stakes-winning Tanzanite Cat faces a pair of tough entrants from both Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher as part of a deep field for the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) March 23 in New Mexico.

  • Centrique appears to be the one to beat in the Inside Information Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2954257439&k=N6jszM8">Order This Photo</a>

    Centrique One to Beat in Inside Information

    Centrique, one of three from trainer Marty Wolfson's barn, appears to be the one to beat in an evenly matched renewal of the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) March 22 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Lucayan takes on four in the San Luis Rey Stakes.

    Lucayan Can Give Drysdale Sixth San Luis Rey

    Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale will be looking for his sixth lifetime win in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf March 22 at Santa Anita. With two of the five entrants, he has a good shot to get it.

  • Stormy Lucy wins the Santa Ana Stakes.

    Stormy Lucy Ends Graded Drought in Santa Ana

    Denied nine times previously in graded stakes company, Stormy Lucy found room along the inside under Rafael Bejarano for a breakthrough win in the $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) March 16 on the turf at Santa Anita.

  • Let Faith Arise rolls to victory in the Santa Margarita Stakes.

    Let Faith Arise Puts Santa Margarita On Ice

    Seeking her first graded stakes win, Let Faith Arise put away pace rivals Fiftyshadesofhay and Iotapa in the stretch to win the $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes (gr. I) March 15 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Centre Court (right) holds off Kitten's Point to win the Honey Fox Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3123864099&k=75ZV3wq">Order This Photo</a>

    Centre Court Scores Game Honey Fox Repeat

    Centre Court, seizing the lead in deep stretch, held off a streaking Kitten's Point by a nose to make it consecutive wins in the $200,000 Honey Fox Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf March 15.

  • Emollient

    Santa Ana Features Return of Emollient

    Emollient, a three-time grade I winner last year for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, makes her first start of the 2014 season in the $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf at Santa Anita Park March 16.

  • Iotapa won the 2014 Santa Maria Stakes.

    Iotapa Heads Tough Lineup in Santa Margarita

    After breaking through with her first graded stakes win one month ago, Iotapa seeks grade I glory when facing seven other older fillies and mares in the $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes March 15 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Taptowne won the 2013 West Virginia Governor's Stakes.

    Taptowne Draws Rail in Well-Matched Razorback

    Multiple stakes winner Taptowne, preparing for a likely start in the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) in a month's time, was assigned top weight of 117 pounds for the $200,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) March 15 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Judy the Beauty wins the Las Flores Stakes.

    Judy the Beauty Splendid in Las Flores Score

    Judy the Beauty, game runner-up in last fall's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), began what Wesley Ward hopes is a championship campaign with a sharp win in Santa Anita's $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (gr. III) March 9.

  • Game On Dude captures his third Santa Anita Handicap.

    Game On Dude Captures Record Third Big 'Cap

    Experts thought Game On Dude had lost a step, but the gallant old gelding proved them wrong with a history-making third victory in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Alysheba (right) defeated Ferdinand by 1/2 length in the 1988 Santa Anita Handicap.

    Big 'Cap Seems Like Olden Days

    The Santa Anita Handicap became the West Coast's most prestigious racing event by consistently bringing out the best people and horses. The race's history has been dotted with gritty campaigners who just don't give up.

  • Spot leaves No Nay Never behind to win the Swale Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3100389908&k=GSRjjtD">Order This Photo</a>

    Zito Finds Right Spot for Swale Surprise

    Making his initial start for trainer Nick Zito, Spot collared weakening No Nay Never in the drive and bounded away to a 2 1/2-length win in the $200,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) March 1 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Calif. Poker Bills Would Leave Racing Out

    Two Internet poker bills have been introduced in the California Legislature for consideration this year, but neither includes the racing industry on the short list of entities eligible for licensing.

  • Wildcat Red outfights General a Rod to win the Fountain of Youth.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088434718&k=CKhgNfJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Wildcat Red Claws Out Fountain of Youth Win

    Though relatively early on the Derby trail, it's unlikely there will be another two-way duel as good as the one in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (gr. II), won by Wildcat Red over General a Rod Feb. 22 at Gulfstream.

  • Bradester comes home strong to win the Mineshaft Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088532518&k=MHvDQG6">Order This Photo</a>

    Bradester Digs Deep for First Stakes Tally

    Bradester collared pacesetter Grand Contender mid-stretch and proved best in the drive for the wire to register his first stakes win in the $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) Feb. 22 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Onlyforyou delivers victory in the Davona Dale.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088305212&k=dGRz7CL">Order This Photo</a>

    Onlyforyou Remains Unbeaten in Davona Dale

    Onlyforyou remained unbeaten with a front-running tally in the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park as Javier Castellano and Todd Pletcher teamed for their fourth win on the program.

  • Normandy Invasion rolls to victory at Gulfstream Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088094862&k=XPfQQVv">Order This Photo</a>

    Normandy Invasion Sets Track Record in Return

    Normandy Invasion, last seen finishing fourth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), returned with a track record win in an allowance optional claiming race Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park.

  • CHRB Questions New Santa Anita Stakes Slate

    Santa Anita Park gained approval for its first spring/summer meet from the California Horse Racing Board Feb. 21 and presented a stakes schedule for the nine-week stand that looks quite a bit like Hollywood Park's.

  • Santa Anita Park abandoned its Pro-Ride track to return to dirt in 2010.

    Southern CA Synthetic Track Era Nears End

    With the announcement that Del Mar plans to switch from Polytrack back to a dirt main track in 2015, the grand experiment with synthetic racing surfaces in Southern California is likely coming to an end.