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  • Beholder works May 25, 2016

    Beholder Fires Bullet, Ready to Rumble

    Spendthrift Farm's Beholder threw down a warning to her rivals May 25 at Santa Anita Park, when she clocked a five-furlong bullet in :59 2/5 and earned the "breezing" tag rarely awarded on the South California circuit.

  • Songbird wins the 2016 Santa Ysabel Stakes.

    Songbird Fleet in First Work Back

    The June 18 Summertime Oaks (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park is the hopeful target for Songbird's return, if all goes well as she gears up in training. After that, owner Rick Porter said, "there's a lot of good races on the East Coast."

  • Champion Beholder wins the Adoration Stakes with jockey Gary Stevens.

    Beholder Dominant in 2016 Debut

    In her 6-year-old debut in the $100,000 Adoration Stakes (gr. III) May 8 at Santa Anita Park, Spendthrift Farm's three-time champion Beholder breezed to her seventh straight victory and 16th overall.

  • Beholder Blows Out for Adoration

    Beholder, Spendthrift Farm's three-time champion, blew out three furlongs in :37 3/5 May 4 in preparation for her 2016 debut in the May 8 Adoration Stakes (gr. III).

  • Angela Hermann

    Hermann Named Golden Gate Announcer

    Angela Hermann has been named the Golden Gate Fields track announcer for the remainder of the 2016 winter/spring meet. She will be the first full-time female track announcer in the United States.

  • Recoiling wins race 3 at Golden Gate Fields May 1, 2016

    Coil's First Starter Wins in California

    Freshman sire Coil got his first winner from his first starter at Golden Gate Fields May 1 when his daughter Recoiling won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event in near gate-to-wire fashion by 1 3/4 lengths.

  • Danzing Candy worked April 30 at San Luis Rey Downs

    Danzing Candy Logs Final Derby Breeze

    Danzing Candy on April 30 breezed through five furlongs in :59 4/5, with a gallop out to six furlongs in 1:13 2/5, in his final timed workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Danzing Candy Records San Luis Rey Move

    Back where he first learned to be a racehorse at San Luis Rey Training Center, Danzing Candy put in a surprisingly fast workout—at least to trainer Cliff Sise—in his first drill since his fourth-place finish the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • CHRB OKs Reallocation of Fair Dates Despite Objections

    Despite multiple members expressing frustration with the way the process was handled, the California Horse Racing Board approved a reallocation of dates within the Northern California fair circuit April 21 during a meeting at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Nyquist at Keeneland on April 14, 2016

    O'Neill On Hand for Nyquist Jog

    Nyquist, who has kept to an easy training schedule since arriving at Keeneland April 3, is expected to turn in his first work since winning the April 2 Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I) April 15 around 7 a.m. EDT.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.