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  • Songbird cruises in the slop in the Santa Anita Oaks.

    Songbird Easy Winner of Santa Anita Oaks

    Fox Hill Farms' Songbird grabbed the early lead and easily captured her seventh win in seven starts to take the grade I Santa Anita Oaks at Santa Anita Park April 9 and remain the dominant favorite for the Kentucky Oaks.

  • Decked Out flies home to take the Providencia Stakes.

    Decked Out Flies By, Takes Providencia

    Voss and Big Chief Racing's Decked Out did well stretching out to 1 1/8 miles on the turf when she rallied from well off the pace to win the Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 9 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Songbird.

    Final Test for Songbird in Santa Anita Oaks

    With six perfect starts to her credit, Fox Hill Farms' Songbird has one more hurdle to clear -- the April 9 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) -- before heading to Kentucky as the favorite for the May 6 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Danzing Candy.

    Making the Grade: Danzing Candy

    This week we take a closer look at Danzing Candy, winner of the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes on March 12 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Stellar Wind went three furlongs in :37 2/5 Saturday morning at Santa Anita.

    Champ Stellar Wind Logs First Breeze of 2016

    It may be more than two months away, but Stellar Wind took an important step toward a potential showdown with fellow Eclipse Award winner Beholder with her first timed workout of 2016 April 2 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mubtaahij at Belmont in 2015.

    Mubtaahij to McLaughlin for U.S. Campaign

    Dubai World Cup (UAE) runner-up Mubtaahij, who already made one trip to the U.S. to run fourth in the 2015 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will be moved to the care of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin for a stateside campaign.

  • X Y Jet.

    X Y Jet Sidelined With Knee Chip

    X Y Jet, the gritty sprinter who just missed winning the Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) when edged by Muarrab in the final strides March 26 at Meydan, has been sidelined with a chip in his left knee.

  • Barretts' first Del Mar sale was held last May

    Barretts Sees Strength in March Catalog

    More than 20% of the horses in Barretts' March 2-year-old sale catalog have gone through a yearling sale for six figures. That could indicate strength in the company's first select juvenile auction at Del Mar March 30.

  • Exaggerator wins Delta Downs Jackpot in 2015

    Another Shot for Exaggerator in SA Derby

    Exaggerator is among the seven 3-year-olds listed as probable for the April 9 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), and trainer Keith Desormeaux believes the Curlin colt can improve on his third-place finish last time out.

  • Danzing Candy worked five furlongs in :58 3/5 on March 26.

    Danzing Candy Blazes Through Workout

    Danzing Candy, in the first timed workout since his breakout score in the March 12 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), went five furlongs in :58 3/5 March 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mor Spirit Works March 24, 2016

    Mor Spirit Breezes at Santa Anita Park

    Michael Lund Peterson's Mor Spirit worked four furlongs March 24 in :47 4/5 at Santa Anita Park, and earned the "breezing" tag in preparation for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 9.

  • Gimme Da Lute (inside) wins last year's Los Alamitos Derby

    Los Alamitos to Run Derby in September

    Los Alamitos Race Course intends on running the next edition of the Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) during its September meet, a track official said during a California Horse Racing Board meeting March 24.

  • Her Emmynency won the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup in October at Keeneland.

    Her Emmynency Draws Rail in Santa Ana

    Ike and Dawn Thrash's grade I winner Her Emmynency drew the rail for the first time in her career and appears to be the class of a short field in the $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) March 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • CHRB, Trainers Argue Over Drug Disclosures

    A California Horse Racing Board Medication and Track Safety Committee meeting was often contentious at Santa Anita Park March 16, when topics regarding drug use and documentation were discussed.

  • What a View and Kent Desormeaux take the Frank E. Kilroe Mile.

    What a View Upsets Kilroe Mile

    California-bred What a View made quite a jump from winning against state-bred company in his last start to take the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) March 12 at Santa Anita Park in his first graded stakes attempt.

  • Trust Greta, Dam of CA Sire Surf Cat, Dies

    Multiple graded stakes producer Trust Greta, dam of California-based sire Surf Cat, was euthanized March 1 at Trackside Farm near Versailles, Ky. because of infirmities of old age. The daughter of Centrust was 28.

  • Nyquist wins the San Vicente Stakes.

    O'Neill Moves Up Nyquist's Workout

    Trainer Doug O'Neill moved up Nyquist's workout, his first since his victory in the Feb. 15 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II), to March 3 anticipating and hopefully avoiding a pair of storms expected to hit Southern California.

  • Land Over Sea

    Familiar Rivals Try Songbird in Santa Ysabel

    Nine fillies were entered to take on undefeated Songbird in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) March 5 at Santa Anita Park, and more than half of them were previously humbled by the Fox Hill Farms runner.

  • Stronach Group, DerbyWars in Settlement Talks

    The Stronach Group and DerbyWars may be on a path to settling their pending lawsuit, according to comments made by each organization's officials Feb. 24 during and after a California Horse Racing Board committee meeting.

  • Mor Spirit after winning the 2016 Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

    Stevens Calls Audible During Mor Spirit Work

    Gary Stevens said he didn't know grade I winner Mor Spirit was wearing earplugs when he jumped in to work him on the fly Feb. 23. After failing to get a response on the turn, he eased the Bob Baffert trained-runner.

  • X Y Jet captures Sunshine Millions Sprint

    Rockingham Buys Majority Interest in X Y Jet

    Majority interest in graded stakes winner X Y Jet has been sold to California-based Rockingham Ranch, with the March 26 Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) at Meydan as the main target.

  • Frey Injured in Golden Gate Spill

    Eclipse Award-winning rider Kyle Frey suffered hematomas and crush injuries to his muscles covering his femur and humerus during a fifth-race spill Feb. 20 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Stormy Lucy

    Stormy Lucy, Her Emmynency Top Buena Vista

    Grade I winners Stormy Lucy and Her Emmynency will meet in the $200,000 Buena Vista (gr. IIT), and despite the mile turf race's grade II label, they'll have to beat field worthy of the top level to win Feb. 20 at Santa Anita.