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  • 2006 Million winner The Tin Man tries for a repeat at age 9.

    The Tin Man Looks For Second Straight Million

    At this point in his career, nothing The Tin Man does would be a surprise. But if the gutsy 9-year-old gelding can pull off another victory in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 11, it might be the greatest accomplishment of his championship career.

  • Alex Solis and Runaway Dancer win Sunday's Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap on the final day of the Hollywood Park meet.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1732160%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Runaway Dancer Takes Bow in Sunset 'Cap

    Alex Solis said he wanted to kick himself after waiting too long to move Runaway Dancer in his last start, the Round Table Handicap. He didn't make the same mistake Sunday in winning the $150,400 Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on the final day of the Hollywood Park spring/summer meeting.

  • Valbenny and Alex Solis, right, draw away from Super Freaky, middle, and Passified, left, to win the Senorita Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1180240%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Valbenny Atones in Impressive Senorita Score

    Favored Valbenny became a leading contender for the American Oaks (gr. IT) this summer after her impressive late charge to capture the $111,600 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday over the Hollywood Park grass course.

  • After Market and Alex Solis win the Inglewood Handicap, Saturday at Hollywood Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1088237%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    After Market Pays Dividend in Inglewood Win

    Pam and Martin Wygod's homebred colt After Market returned to his winning ways with a mid-stretch surge to capture the $108,200 Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) by two lengths on the Hollywood Park lawn Saturday.

  • Magnificience and jockey Alex Solis win the Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D950829%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Magnificience a Dazzling Santa Paula Victor

    Magnificience, a long-striding 3-year-old filly trained by Bruce Headley, flashed just a peek of what might be expected from her when she streaked to a five-length win in the $100,597 Santa Paula (gr. III) in stakes-record time at Santa Anita Sunday.

  • Arson Squad Turns Up Heat in Final Malibu Drill

    Swaps Stakes (gr. II) winner Arson Squad completed his major work for Tuesday's opening day Malibu Stakes (gr. I) Friday morning with a half-mile blow out in a scintillating :45 1/5, the best of 32 works at the distance and nearly two seconds faster than the next best time.

  • Santa Anita Derby winner Brother Derek may have leading rider Garrett Gomez aboard in Tuesday's Malibu Stakes.

    Gomez Likely to Ride Brother Derek in Malibu

    Garrett Gomez is likely to be aboard Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Brother Derek in the $250,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita on opening day Tuesday.

  • Valbenny comes from behind to win the  Miesque, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Valbenny's Late Charge Captures Miesque

    Irish-bred Valbenny, making her first U.S. start, rallied impressively from tenth in the final quarter under jockey Alex Solis to win the Miesque Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf by three-quarters of a length over favorite Mystic Soul Saturday.

  • T.H. Approval wins the Del Mar Handicap.

    T.H. Approval Barrels Home in Del Mar 'Cap

    Even-money choice T.H. Approval reinforced his status as California's leading long distance turf horse when he circled the field on the final turn and surged to victory in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) at 11 furlongs Sunday.

  • Siren Lure and Alex Solis win the Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Del Mar.

    Siren Lure Sounds Breeders' Cup Warning

    Sizzling Siren Lure ran down the pacesetting Pure as Gold at the sixteenth pole to win the $298,000 Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) by 2 1/4 lengths at Del Mar Sunday. Declan's Moon, the 3-2 favorite, was eased on the turn of the seven-furlong race.

  • Principle Secret recovers to win nicely in Best Pal.

    Word's Out On Principle Secret After Best Pal

    In spite of an awkward start, the 7-5 favorite Principle Secret kicked away from the rallying Great Hunter in the stretch to win the $150,000 Best Pal (gr. II) for 2-year-olds impressively at Del Mar Sunday.

  • T.H. Approval, with Alex Solis aboard, wins the unset Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    T.H. Approval Enjoys Perfect Sunset Set-Up

    Favored T.H. Approval and jockey Alex Solis had the opposition in the $159,700 Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at their mercy Sunday, coming off the pace to register a 1 1/2-length victory as the 2006 Hollywood Park spring/summer meeting ended.

  • Jockey Alex Solis, confident in hiring decisions made by The Jockeys' Guild.

    Solis Says Jockeys' Guild Committed to Turnaround

    Jockey Alex Solis, who was instrumental in bringing sports agent and rare-coin collector Dwight Manley to the attention of the Jockeys' Guild, said he's committed to turning around the Guild and hopes to bring it back to prominence in the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Arson Squad and Alex Solis (4) overtake Point Determined to win the  Swaps Breeders' Cup Stakes Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Arson Squad Handles Heat to Win Swaps BC

    Jay Em Ess Stable's Arson Squad waited patiently on the pacesetters A.P. Warrior and Point Determined to spend themselves, then rallied in the stretch under jockey Alex Solis to capture the $354,515 Swaps Breeders' Cup (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Siren Lure (6) and Alex Solis win the Triple Bend Invitational at Hollywood Park.

    Late Blast by Siren Lure Takes Triple Bend

    Favored Siren Lure, ridden by Alex Solis, came flying off the turn to collar the pacesetters Battle Won and Unfurl the Flag, taking command approaching the sixteenth pole to win the $300,000 Triple Bend invitational Handicap (gr. I) by 1 1/2 lengths.

  • With this win in the Los Angeles Handicap, Siren Lure carries jockey Alex Solis to a sweep of graded stakes on Saturday's card at Hollywood Park.

    Solis Sweeps With Siren Lure in L.A. Handicap

    Jockey Alex Solis completed a sweep of the three graded stakes races on the Hollywood Park program Saturday when he guided the former claiming horse Siren Lure to an unlikely victory in the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III).

  • Grey Swallow and Alex Solis win the  Jim Murray Handicap, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Grey Swallow Takes Flight in Jim Murray 'Cap

    The former Irish Derby (Ire-I) victor Grey Swallow delivered a devastating punch in the stretch to leave his opponents far behind in the $250,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.

  • Surf Cat and Alex Solis win the Mervyn Leroy Handicap.

    Surf Cat Pounds Four Rivals in Mervyn LeRoy

    Sent off at odds of 1-5, Surf Cat might have given his supporters reason for concern as he trailed the small field in Hollywood Park's $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) into the far turn. But by the time they reached the stretch, the Bruce Headley-trained 4-year-old colt had overtaken his four rivals and was firmly in control en route to his third successive grade II victory.

  • T.H. Approval makes it two Capistranos in a row.

    T.H. Approval Covers Rare Capistrano Repeat

    Tadahiro Hotehama's homebred T.H. Approval became the first back-to-back winner of the San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) in 38 years as Santa Anita brought down the curtain on the 2006 season.

  • Arson Squad Smokes Da Stoops in San Pedro

    One day after riding Brother Derek to a front-running victory in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Alex Solis brought another 3-year-old, Arson Squad, from far off the pace to run down odds-on choice Da Stoops in Sunday's $91,180 San Pedro Stakes at Santa Anita.

  • Jockey Alex Solis crosses the finish line aboard Brother Derek after an easy victory in Saturday's Santa Anita Derby.

    Brother Derek On Script in Santa Anita Derby

    The heavily backed Brother Derek heads for next month's Run for the Roses as the likely favorite after he ran as expected in an easy gate-to-wire victory Saturday in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) before 54,189.

  • Surf Cat, ridden by Alex Solis, used an impressive burst in the stretch to take the Potrero Grande Breeder's Cup Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Surf Cat Rolls On in Potrero Grande BC

    The prohibitive favorite Surf Cat, ridden patiently by Alex Solis, rolled over his four rivals with an impressive burst in the stretch to take the $128,000 Potrero Grande Breeder's Cup Handicap (gr. II) by more than two lengths at Santa Anita Sunday.

  • Derby hopeful Brother Derek, here winning the San Rafael Stakes, turned in a bullet work Sunday at Sant Anita.

    'Derek Posts Bullet Breeze for SA Derby

    Brother Derek, current favorite in the Kentucky Derby Future Book, breezed six furlongs Sunday morning under regular rider Alex Solis in a bullet 1:11 in preparation for the 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 8.

  • Brother Derek and jockey Alex Solis win the Santa Catalina, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Relentless Brother Derek Captures 'Catalina

    It's hardly a leap of faith to make Brother Derek the early favorite for this year's Run for the Roses after his impressive win in the $200,000 Santa Catalina (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

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    Twelve Finalists Named for Hall of Fame

    Six horses, three jockeys, and three trainers have been selected as the 2006 finalists for nomination to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. The 12 finalists were announced Wednesday by Stella F. Thayer, president of the Hall.

  • Brother Derek Breezes 6F for Santa Catalina

    Brother Derek, California's leading contender for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on May 6, worked six furlongs Thursday at Santa Anita in a bullet 1:12 1/5 under regular rider Alex Solis.

  • Proud Tower Too and David Cohen win the Sensational Star Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Resilient Proud Tower Too Shows Star Power

    Grade I winner Proud Tower Too once again displayed his tenacity by successfully repelling favored Thor's Echo in Sunday's $138,750 Sensational Star Handicap at Santa Anita Park, emerging with a one-length victory in what evolved as a two-horse race.

  • Jockey Alex Solis, to be honored with Sports Legends Award.

    Alex Solis Among Top Athletes to be Honored

    Jockey Alex Solis is among seven athletes to be honored at the 15th annual Sports Legends Awards, presented by the Paralysis Project of America at a ceremony to be held Feb. 25 at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles.

  • Brother Derek and Alex Solis, right, race ahead of Stevie Wonderboy and Garrett Gomez to win the San Rafael Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Brother Derek Tops Chart in San Rafael

    In spite of his grade I victory in the Hollywood Futurity last month, Brother Derek has been ignored on the national scene, his trainer, Dan Hendricks feels. But after Saturday's impressive win over Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) champ Stevie Wonderboy under steady handling by Alex Solis in the $150,000 San Rafael (gr. II) at Santa Anita, that shouldn't be the case any longer.

  • Brother Derek wins the Hollywood Futurity, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Brother Derek Latest Star on California Horizon

    Cecil N. Peacock's Brother Derek, coming off a fourth-place finish in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), showed he's the best West Coast-based 2-year-old not named Stevie Wonderboy with a comfortable win over favored Your Tent Or Mine in the $407,250 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) Saturday.

  • Captain Squire Choice in Small Underwood Field

    Captain Squire, who won the Ancient Title (gr. I) two starts back, heads a small field entered for Saturday's Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

  • Knee Injury Forces Solis to Miss Extra Week

    Jockey Alex Solis, sidelined since suffering a knee injury in a spill at Santa Anita last Friday, is scheduled to return to action at Hollywood Park on Nov. 16, agent Scotty McClellan reported Wednesday.

  • Frankel-Trained Golden Rahy Glitters in Burke

    Golden Rahy swung off the rail while striding out powerfully through the lane to collar the favorite Wild Buddy in the final strides and win the marathon $100,000 Carleton F. Burke Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita turf course Sunday during the Oak Tree meeting.

  • Captain Squire continues comeback from knee surgery in Ancient Title.

    Captain Squire Earns Ancient Title Salute

    The 6-year-old gelding Captain Squire capped his surprising comeback from knee surgery Saturday when he collected his first grade I win in the $236,000 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup (gr. I) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting.

  • Brother Derek Sneaks Away With Norfolk

    California-bred Brother Derek broke sharply for jockey Alex Solis and never looked back in winning the $200,000 Norfolk (gr. II) for 2-year-olds Sunday by three-quarters of a length over favored A.P. Warrior at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting.

  • Megahertz bids farewell to Southern California fans with this victory in the Yellow Ribbon Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Megahertz Rules Again on Santa Anita Turf

    Prohibitive choice Megahertz, who has made a career of winning grass stakes at Santa Anita Park, said good-bye to her Southern California fans Saturday with a trademark victory in the $500,000 Yellow Ribbon (gr. IT) at Oak Tree.

  • Tucked Away (right) by a nose over Hollywood Story to win Hirsch.

    Tucked Away Makes Her Own Hollywood Ending

    Tucked Away, a mare with many more nibbles than bites, surprised the field in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar Sunday when she nipped a surging Hollywood Story by a nose at the wire.

  • Sweet Return, center, holds on in the stretch to win Eddie Read.

    Sweet Return Too Tough in Eddie Read

    Not many horses pass Sweet Return when he's leading in the stretch and none were up to the task in the $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) on the Del Mar turf Sunday.

  • Sweet Return, right, out runs Red Fort for the win in the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap.

    Sweet Return Back On Top in Whittingham

    Saturday proved to be a good day for the past two winners of the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT). The 2004 winner Good Reward won the Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) on the Belmont Park turf and 2003 hero Sweet Return returned to Hollywood Park's lawn to capture the $350,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT).