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  • Stellar Wind returns to action in the Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita.

    Stellar Wind Back Home for Summertime Oaks

    After a relatively unsuccessful trip to Kentucky, Stellar Wind is back home at Santa Anita Park and figures to be a massive favorite in her first local start since a troubled fourth in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Talco takes the Shoemaker Mile over Midnight Storm.

    Talco Upsets Shoemaker Mile

    Hronis Racing's Talco earned his sought-after grade I win in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 13 at Santa Anita Park, upsetting even-money favorite Midnight Storm to take the turf test at odds of 13-1.

  • American Pharoah at Churchill Downs June 12, 2015.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-k3tTMwV">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Strong in Return to Track

    American Pharoah looked strong and fresh in his first exercise as a Triple Crown champion, returning to the dirt June 12 for a clockwise jog before media and adoring fans as the sun rose over Churchill Downs.

  • Garrett Gomez

    Garrett Gomez Announces Retirement

    After a long absence from the sport, multiple Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez made his retirement official June 8, more than a year and a half after his most recent mount.

  • Gimme Da Lute wins the Affirmed Stakes.

    Gimme Da Lute Gets the Cash in Affirmed

    Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman's Gimme Da Lute assumed command at the top stretch and battle gamely to defeat Prospect Park by a half-length in the $98,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) June 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hollywood Park Grandstand Demolished

    The grandstand at Hollywood Park, vacant since the fall meet closed in December 2013, was imploded the morning of May 31, clearing the way for a proposed $2 billion football stadium, entertainment, and residential complex.

  • 2-Year-Olds Prep for Barretts Del Mar Sale

    Six 2-year-olds breezed the fastest furlong in :10 in the first Barretts under-tack preview the company has held at Del Mar Race Course, the California sales company's first sale since moving to Del Mar will be May 28.

  • G G Ryder wins the All American Stakes.

    G. G. Ryder Swoops to All American Win

    G. G. Ryder stormed to the lead in the final sixteenth and won the $100,000 All American Stakes (gr. III) from stablemate Outside Nashville May 25 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Richard Mulhall

    Mulhall, Former Racing Manager, Dies at 76

    Richard Mulhall, a former trainer and racing manager of The Thoroughbred Corp., died May 25 at his home in Monrovia, Calif., following a lengthy illness, officials with Santa Anita Park publicity department said. He was 76.

  • Distinctiv Passion wins the Los Angeles Handicap.

    Distinctiv Passion Wires Field in Los Angeles

    Distinctiv Passion, in his first start since an off-the-board finish in Dubai in late March, popped the gate and never looked back en route to victory in the $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes (gr. III) May 25 at Santa Anita Park.

  • American Pharoah (left), Firing Line (center), and Dortmnd (right) in the Kentucky Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-141/i-8gV6TXT">Order This Photo</a>

    California Horses Thrive on Big Scene

    California horses have been more than effective at the highest levels of U.S. racing in recent years, and the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was just the most recent example.

  • My Sweet Addiction is in control in the Vanity Stakes.

    My Sweet Addiction Surprises in Vanity

    Even without two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder, the May 9 Vanity Stakes (gr. I) provided some drama with My Sweet Addiction delivering an upset to beat 1-9 favorite Warren's Veneda in the $300,000 event.

  • Perry Martin

    Perry Martin: Observations of a Breeder Pt. 3

    Before concentrating on what sire I selected for Love the Chase, it's probably best to take a step back and look at the process I used to find him. Again, you have to look at the mare's bloodline first.

  • Firing Line works for the Kentucky Derby April 25 at Santa Anita Park.

    Firing Line Stretches Legs in Derby Breeze

    The Simon Callaghan trainee breezed an easy five furlongs in 1:02 1/5 April 25 at Santa Anita Park, then galloped out to three-quarters of a mile in 1:15. He is set to ship to Churchill Downs early April 26.

  • Shared Belief

    Shared Belief Diagnosed With Hip Fracture

    Mike Smith likely saved multiple grade I winner Shared Belief from additional injury by pulling him up in the April 18 Charles Town Classic (gr. II), as diagnostic work revealed a non-displaced fracture of his right hip.

  • Dortmund worked five furlongs in :58 4/5.

    Dortmund Records Bullet Work at Santa Anita

    Kaleem Shah's Dortmund breezed five furlongs in a bullet :58 4/5 April 18 at Santa Anita Park in his second-to-last timed workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • One Lucky Dane

    One Lucky Dane Off Derby Trail After Workout

    After sustaining a condylar fracture in his left front leg during his April 18 workout at Santa Anita Park, One Lucky Dane has been removed from consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Cozmic One after his first start

    Cozmic One Lacks Late Kick in Debut

    Cozmic One, the long-awaited first foal of Zenyatta, looked a lot like his mother through most of his debut April 17 at Santa Anita Park, trailing a group of five other 3-year-olds in last early on in a mile maiden event.

  • CHRB Resumes Talks on Golden Gate's Future

    One day after Golden Gate Fields threatened closure during a California Horse Racing Board session to modify California racing dates, the Bay Area track's future was again the top subject April 16.

  • Golden Gate Threatens Closure at CHRB Session

    An April 15 California Horse Racing Board discussion regarding the reallocation of 2015 racing dates for the California Fair circuit often shifted to the possibility of Golden Gate Fields closing in the future.

  • Stellar Wind dominates the Santa Anita Oaks.

    Stellar Wind Rolls in Santa Anita Oaks

    Stellar Wind, the 6-5 favorite for the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), delivered with a commanding 5 1/4-length win over Luminance April 4 at Santa Anita Park. The daughter of Curlin traveled the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.26.

  • Bolo winning the Eddie Logan Stakes.

    From Turf to Dirt, Bolo Targets SA Derby

    Knowing she can always take Bolo back to the turf, trainer Carla Gaines tried him on the main track with success. Gaines also has Curlin's Fox making the move from turf to dirt in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I).