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  • Starrer Battles You in Santa Maria Handicap

    Starrer returns to competition in Sunday's $200,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) for older fillies and mares at Santa Anita following a two-month layoff.

  • Medaglia d'Oro May Point for Big 'Cap After All

    Milwaukee Brew is set to defend his title for owner Frank Stronach and trainer Bobby Frankel in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) on March 1, but with war drums in the Middle East beating loudly, Frankel could add Strub Stakes (gr. II) winner Medaglia d'Oro to the Big 'Cap mix.

  • Empire Maker: The Campaign Begins Friday

    Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker, one of the most hyped 2-year-old runners last year is scheduled to make his 2003 debut Friday in the $75,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. The 1 1/8-mile race, while is restricted to 3-year-olds that have not won $50,000 at a mile or over, has drawn a diverse crowd.

  • Medaglia D'Oro wins the Strub Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Strub a Cakewalk for Medaglia d'Oro

    Medaglia d'Oro and jockey Jerry Bailey took command of Saturday's $400,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita early and never let up, drawing off to a huge victory in the 1 1/8-mile test for 4-year-olds.

  • Even Field Squares Off in Brown Bess

    A well-matched field of nine fillies and mares will meet on the turf Saturday in the $100,000 Brown Bess Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Buffythecenterfold Back in Stute's Barn

    Buffythecenterfold is back at Santa Anita with trainer Mel Stute, who saddled the filly to a seventh-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies last Oct. 26 at Arlington Park.

  • Strub favorite Medaglia d'Oro.

    Strub Stage Set for Medaglia d'Oro

    Medaglia d'Oro, away from action since running second in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Arlington Park on Oct. 26, returns to competition Saturday as the favorite among six entrants in the $400,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita Park.

  • Frankel Works Medaglia d'Oro, Milwaukee Brew

    Medaglia d'Oro, prepping for the Feb. 1 Strub Stakes (gr. II), worked seven furlongs in company with Milwaukee Brew at Hollywood Park Sunday for trainer Bobby Frankel.

  • Frankel Exercise Rider Ramirez Injured

    Marco Ramirez, long-time exercise rider for Bobby Frankel, was taken to the Centinela Hospital emergency room in Inglewood Friday morning following a training mishap at Hollywood Park.

  • Harrisand Takes Big Step Up in San Marcos

    Despite a steep step up in company in Monday's $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) at 1 1/4 mile on the Santa Anita grass, jockey Patrick Valenzuela is confident Harrisand, the French-bred 5-year-old trained by Bobby Frankel, can handle the competition.

  • Got Koko Won't Sneak Up in El Encino

    Texas-bred Got Koko heads a field of nine 4-year-old fillies set to match strides Sunday in the $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • New Faces Try Tates Creek in San Gorgonio

    Neil Drysdale entered two horses in Saturday's $150,000 San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. IIT) for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on the Santa Anita turf. But the Hall of Fame trainer gives Magic Mission a definite edge over stablemate Double Cat.

  • Baffert questions award selection process.

    Baffert Says Eclipse Awards are Flawed

    Trainer Bob Baffert, who wasn't named as a finalist for a 2002 Eclipse Award in spite of an outstanding year, said he's dismayed at the way the awards are handed out. The three-time Eclipse winner (1997-99) as top conditioner in the nation also said he feels the voting process is flawed.

  • Trainer Bobby Frankel, just missed record earnings' mark.

    Frankel Finishes Short of Earnings Mark

    Trainer Bobby Frankel, headed for his third consecutive Eclipse Award as the nation's top trainer, will not set the national money-earning record in 2002.

  • Hillside Specialist Rolly Polly Heads Monrovia

    Rolly Polly, unbeaten in three turf starts at Santa Anita, will try to end 2002 on a high note when she goes to the post in the $150,000 Monrovia Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Tuesday.

  • Got Koko posted an upset victory in the La Brea.

    Got Koko KO's You at 17-1 in La Brea Stakes

    Got Koko mounted a furious late rally and cruised to victory in the $200,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Santa Anita Park.<br>

  • No Separating Tout Charmant, Surya in Dahlia

    Multiple stakes-winning Tout Charmant closed from out of the clouds to dead heat with a tenacious Surya in the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Asmussen Passes Lake in Training Wins

    With four wins Thursday trainer Steve Asmussen surged ahead of Scott Lake in the national standings for trainers' wins in 2002.

  • Toccet, among favorites for Hollywood Futurity.

    Hollywood Futurity Trainers Doing Rain Dance

    A forecast of rain Friday and an off track Saturday brought rain-dance whoops from Maryland to California in the barns of John Scanlan and Rafael Becerra, trainers of Toccet and Roll Hennessy Roll, respectively, as they await Saturday's $375,000-estimated Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 mile.

  • Toccet (right) in the middle of Hollywood Futurity controversy.

    Toccet's Owner Stirring Up the Pot Again

    It looks as though the weather might do what Toccet's owner, Dan Borislow, has been unable to, and that is to eliminate the Frank Stronach-owned and Bobby Frankel-trained Ghostzapper from the competition in Saturday's Hollywood Futurity.

  • Surya Drills as Frankel Mulls Dahlia Options

    Trainer Bobby Frankel seeks a record sixth victory in the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) Saturday, but as of Sunday he remained unsure of whether Surya or Tates Creek would represent his stable in the 1 1/16-mile test for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

  • Surya Drills as Frankel Mulls Dahlia Options

    Trainer Bobby Frankel seeks a record sixth victory in the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) Saturday, but as of Sunday he remained unsure of whether Surya or Tates Creek would represent his stable in the 1 1/16-mile test for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

  • Pincay Boots Piensa Sonando Home in Native Diver

    Nelson Bunker Hunt's Piensa Sonando kicked home in the final furlong under the spirited urging of ageless rider Laffit Pincay Jr. to nip Fleetstreet Dancer by a nose in the $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Tout Charmant Works for Dahlia

    Tout Charmant, winner of the 2000 Matriarch (gr. IT) on the turf at Hollywood Park, worked seven furlongs in 1:28.40 at Santa Anita Friday for the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on grass Dec. 21.

  • Euchre, Grey Memo Head Native Diver Field

    Euchre and Grey Memo, second and fourth, respectively, in last year's Native Diver Handicap (gr. III), will return for Saturday's 24th running of the $100,000 stakes race.

  • Top Trainer O'Neill Aims at Hollywood Stakes

    Doug O'Neill, the leading trainer at the Hollywood Park Autumn Meet with 10 victories entering the final two weeks, plans to enter a pair of horses in sharp form in graded stakes races this weekend.

  • Trainer Bobby Frankel.

    Frankel Edges Closer to Earnings Mark

    Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel moved to within $408,470 of D. Wayne Lukas' 1988 earnings record of $17,842,358 with a pair of winners on Sunday's card at Hollywood Park.

  • Starrer Drills for Bayakoa Repeat Try

    Starrer worked six furlongs in 1:14.60 at Hollywood Park Sunday morning under exercise rider Michelle Jensen in preparation for defense of her Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) crown next Sunday.

  • Frankel Youngsters Work at Hollywood

    Two well-bred newcomers to the Bobby Frankel barn worked on the Hollywood Park main track Friday for California debuts in the near future.

  • Texas Glitter, arriving in Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong: Texas Glitter Arrives; Decarchy Out

    Texas Glitter, winner of the Hollywood Turf Express (gr. IIIT) on Nov. 29, arrived in Hong Kong on Dec.4 to run in the five-furlong Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I) Dec. 15 at Sha Tin.

  • Roll Hennessey Roll Aims for Hollywood Futurity

    Roll Hennessy Roll, impressive winner of the Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 23, will try the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) at 1 1/16 miles Dec. 21, trainer Rafael Becerra confirmed Thursday.

  • Jockey Jerry Bailey.

    Bailey Sets New Earnings Record; Frankel on Track

    With his third place finish aboard Robert Frankel-trained Royal Gem in Sunday's Hollywood Derby at Hollywood Park, Jerry Bailey established a new single season record for North American purse earnings by a jockey with $19,032,509, according to Equibase Company.

  • Peace Rules cruises to win in Generous Stakes.

    Peace Rules Rolls in Generous Stakes

    Edmund A. Gann's Peace Rules, with Victor Espinoza aboard, scored an easy front-running victory in Hollywood Park's Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds at a mile on the turf Saturday.

  • Good Journey a Solid Fit in Saturday's Citation

    Good Journey, whose four-race victory began with last year's Citation Handicap and ended last month when narrowly beaten in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will be a solid favorite Saturday to repeat in Hollywood Park's $500,000 Citation (gr. IIT) at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

  • Cigar Mile, Demoiselle, Remsen Highlight Aqueduct Meet

    Saturday is the best day of racing at Aqueduct's fall meet. The grade I, $350,000 Cigar Mile features the best milers in the country, while the grade II, $200,000 Remsen is an important stop on the road to next year's Kentucky Derby, as 2-year-olds will go nine furlongs around two turns.

  • Lido Palace, winning the Whitney, is among the top contenders for the Clark Handicap.

    Lido Palace, Tenpins Top Clark Handicap Field

    Amerman Racing Stables' Lido Palace, a Chilean import who has ranked among the finest handicap horses in America over the past two seasons, and Joseph Vitello's Tenpins, a rising star bidding to establish a national reputation, head an accomplished field of 12 horses in Friday's 128th running of the $400,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.

  • Mandy's Gold Hopes to Rebound in Top Flight

    Mandy's Gold will attempt to rebound off a fifth-place finish in the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) when she starts as the 120-pound highweight in Friday's $150,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct.

  • Lido Palace, Take Charge Lady Given Top Weights

    Grade I winners Lido Palace and Take Charge Lady have been assigned the high weight, respectively, for the $400,000-added Clark handicap (gr. II) and the $250,000-added Falls City Handicap (gr. II), the final handicap races of the 113th Fall Meet at Churchill Downs.