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  • Triple Crown-winning rider Victor Espinoza

    Familiar Faces for Santa Anita Jockey Colony

    A number of America's top jockeys, including recent Triple Crown-winning rider Victor Espinoza, and all-time Breeders' Cup leader Mike Smith will be on hand when Santa Anita Park opens its winter meeting Saturday, Dec. 26.

  • Unusual Heat Has Full Book for 2016

    Unusual Heat, the six-time leading sire in California and California's all-time leading stallion in total progeny, turf, and California-bred earnings, already has a full book for 2016 at a fee of $20,000.

  • Street Fancy rolls home to win the Starlet Stakes.

    Street Fancy Bursts to Starlet Score

    Agave Racing Stable's Street Fancy went from maiden winner to grade I winner Dec. 12, taking the $300,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I) at Los Alamitos Race Course with a strong late burst of speed.

  • Sweet Return to Nicks Farm in Indiana

    Sweet Return, a three-time grade I winner on the Southern California circuit, will stand the 2016 breeding season at Nicks Farm near Sellersburg, Ind., for a $2,000 live foal stands and nurses fee.

  • California Chrome on track at Los Alamitos

    California Chrome Continues Los Al Progress

    Horse of the Year California Chrome is "preparing himself really well" for a comeback, according to trainer Art Sherman after the Lucky Pulpit colt breezed five furlongs in 1:01 Dec. 5 at Los Alamitos.

  • Los Alamitos will kick off its 12-day meet Dec. 3

    Los Alamitos Set for 12-Day Meet

    The third and final Thoroughbred meet of 2015 at Los Alamitos Race Course begins Dec. 3 with an eight-race program. Racing will be conducted on a Thursday-through-Sunday basis through Dec. 20 with first post at 12:30 PST.

  • Poshsky wins the Berkley Handicap.

    Poshsky Rallies to Take Berkeley Handicap

    Silver Ranch Stable and Wachtel Stable's Poshsky rallied in the stretch and just got up to defeat longshot Pepper Crown in the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 29.

  • Dortmund cruises to victory in the Native Diver.

    Dortmund Dominant in Native Diver

    Dortmund pushed his record in Southern California to a perfect seven-for-seven Nov. 28 at Del Mar, taking the $150,000 Native Diver with ease in his first start at the seaside racetrack.

  • Big Cazanova heads north for the Berkeley Handicap.

    Big Cazanova Visits Golden Gate for Berkeley

    Big Cazanova is 3-for-3 on the old synthetic surface at Del Mar, and now trainer Peter Miller will see if he can carry his affinity for an artificial track to the Nov. 29 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.

  • The Pizza Man comes home strong to win the Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes.

    The Pizza Man Wins Hollywood Turf Cup

    The Pizza Man, coming off a good fifth-place finish last out in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), proved too much for his Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) field, easily capturing the Nov. 26 race in which he was third a year ago.

  • Beholder is one of three nominees for the Vox Populi Award.

    Voting Opens for Vox Populi Award

    Voting in the online poll, which can be found at Secretariat.com, ends Dec. 6, with the public presentation to the 2015 winner scheduled for Jan. 9, 2016, at Santa Anita Park.

  • Dortmund wins the 2015 Big Bear Stakes.

    Dortmund Out of Clark Handicap

    Kaleem Shah's Dortmund didn't ship from California after developing a quarter crack following his Nov. 21 work at Santa Anita Park, according to a Courier-Journal report.

  • Los Alamitos

    CHRB Discusses California Stabling Disputes

    Stabling issues in California, which have been at or near the center of several disputes involving the state's tracks this year, finally came to a head at a California Horse Racing Board meeting Nov. 19.

  • Dortmund won the 2014 Los Alamitos Futurity.

    Los Alamitos to Drop Futurity, Starlet in '16

    Los Alamitos Race Course will not be able to support the 2016 editions of the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) and the Starlet (gr. I), track official Brad McKinzie said during a California Horse Racing Board session Nov. 19.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Back Breezing at Los Al

    If not for the lights overhead, normally used to brighten up the track for nighttime Quarter Horse racing, California Chrome's first Los Alamitos Race Course workout since March would have been a breezy blur.

  • Alert Bay Relentless in Seabiscuit Prep

    Peter Redekop's Alert Bay got all he could ask for in his Nov. 6 allowance prep for the Seabiscuit Handicap (gr. IIT), edging rival G. G. Ryder by a nose in a 1 1/16-mile turf event at Golden Gate Fields.

  • No Silent won the Eddie D Stakes on October 3.

    No Silent First BC Starter for Californians

    Jerry and Jan Hawthorne have attended the Breeders' Cup World Championships many times, but this year's renewal marks their debut as participants with TwinSpires Turf Sprint (gr. IT) hopeful No Silent.

  • Three Bring Six Figures at Barretts Sale

    Yearlings by Good Journey, Street Boss, and Stormin Fever each brought six figures as the top three prices at the Oct. 27 Barretts Sales fall sale of yearlings, horses of racing age, and broodmares held at Del Mar.

  • American Pharoah breezed four furlongs in :46 2/5, with a gallop out to five furlongs in :59 2/5.

    American Pharoah Records Final Workout

    There was only one worker out on the Santa Anita Park main track to kick off the 7:45 a.m. session Oct. 26, but there was still a crowd of horsemen out in the grandstand to watch the horse, as if he were their own.

  • McHargue Named Chief Steward by CHRB

    Darrel McHargue, the Eclipse Award-winning jockey who began a new career as a racing official in 1988, was appointed Oct. 22 by the California Horse Racing Board to the newly created position of chief steward.

  • Dortmund is scheduled to make his first start since his Triple Crown bid in the Big Bear Stakes.

    Dortmund Makes Return in Big Bear

    Kaleem Shah's two-time grade I winner Dortmund is scheduled to make his first start since his Triple Crown bid in the $70,000 Big Bear Stakes Oct. 24 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Belle Hill fights for the win in the Autumn Miss.

    Belle Hill Ships in for Autumn Miss Score

    Shipping in from Emerald Downs, Belle Hill outdueled fellow stalker Paulina's Love in the stretch to win the $100,000 Autumn Miss (gr. IIIT) by a half-length, claiming her first graded stakes in her first start on turf.

  • Upcoming Open Houses, Stallion Shows

    BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open house days showcasing stallions for the 2016 breeding season. These open house days will be added to the list below as they are received.