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  • American Pharoah leaves the competition behind in the Rebel Stakes.

    American Pharoah Romps in Rebel

    American Pharoah bobbled at the break but never looked back, galloping gate-to-wire to win the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) by 6 1/4 lengths in his season debut March 14 at Oaklawn Park.

  • American Pharoah

    Mid-March Debut Can Work for American Pharoah

    Months have passed to the point that when American Pharoah makes his 3-year-old debut Saturday, March 14, in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, it will come just seven weeks before the Kentucky Derby.

  • American Pharoah at Oaklawn

    The 2-year-old champ walks off the racetrack in Arkansas March 13 after galloping in preparation for the March 14 Rebel Stakes (gr. II).

  • Conquest Two Step won the Palos Verdes by 1 1/4 lengths.

    Conquest Two Step One to Beat in San Carlos

    Coming off a powerful victory in the Jan. 31 Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, Conquest Two Step appears the one to beat in the $250,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) March 7 at the Southern California oval.

  • American Pharoah

    American Pharoah Shows Readiness for Rebel

    American Pharoah may be more than ready to make his 3-year-old debut. The Zayat Stables-owned son of Pioneerof the Nile worked an eye-catching seven furlongs in 1:23 4/5 Feb. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Dortmund

    Baffert: Dortmund is 'Figuring it Out'

    It wasn't the fractions that excited Bob Baffert about undefeated Dortmund's workout the morning of Feb. 26 at Santa Anita Park, it was how the massive 3-year-old son of Big Brown handled himself.

  • Dortmund fights off Firing Line to win the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

    Dortmund All Heart in Determined Lewis Tally

    Odds-on choice Dortmund, passed in upper stretch by rival Firing Line, fought back along the inside to score a head victory in the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Lord Nelson wins the San Vicente Stakes.

    Lord Nelson Nabs Texas Red in San Vicente

    Lord Nelson spoiled the 3-year-old coming-out party for Texas Red in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park Feb. 1, edging the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner in a terrific finish.

  • Callback finishes strong to win the Las Virgenes Stakes.

    Callback Rings Up Victory in Las Virgenes

    Stretching out for the first time, Callback became a grade I winner Jan. 31 when she took the field gate to wire to win the $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita Park for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Champion 2-year-old male American Pharoah heads the list of early nominees to the Triple Crown.

    Early Nominees to Triple Crown Races Increase

    American Pharoah and Take Charge Brandi, last year's respective champion 2-year-old male and female, head the list of 429 Thoroughbreds made eligible to compete in the 2015 Triple Crown during the early nomination phase.

  • Maybellene (left) finished 3rd in the Starlet behind Take Charge Brandi (center) and Feathered.

    Fillies Vie for Grade I Glory in Las Virgenes

    Her bid to upset champion Take Charge Brandi in the Starlet (gr. I) falling just short last time out, the Bob Baffert-trained Maybellene appears to be the one to beat in the grade I Las Virgenes Jan. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Untapable
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    Untapable, Tapiture Drill for Asmussen

    Untapable completed the first workout of her 4-year-old season Monday, Jan. 26, when she breezed four furlongs in :51.4/5 on a fast track at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for trainer Steve Asmussen.

  • Bayern
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    Bayern in Training After Foot Issue

    Bayern, winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) who suffered a minor crack several days ago, galloped two miles Jan. 12 and may breeze at the end of the week, said owner Kaleem Shah.

  • Haskin: Welcome Home, Silver Charm

    Many racing fans today who have lived through nine Triple Crown sweep attempts since 1997 take for granted the 3-year-old media star who reaches out to mainstream America to capture the attention and the hearts of the public.

  • Bayern (right) and California Chrome (left) continue to work in preparation for their 4yo debuts.
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    Bayern, California Chrome Post Strong Works

    Bayern and California Chrome took another step toward a possible early-season rematch when the leading Horse of the Year contenders worked sharply about an hour apart the morning of Jan. 3 at their respective training bases.

  • Secret Circle
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    Secret Circle Aims for Season-Ending Win

    While plenty of connections would gladly take the 2014 season turned in by sprinter Secret Circle, the two-time Breeders' Cup winner on Dec. 27 will look to address the "0" currently listed in the win column for this year.

  • Indianapolis

    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.

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    Bayern Turns in Bullet Move at Santa Anita

    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.

  • 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.