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  • Songbird

    Songbird Breezes for Las Virgenes Run

    Unbeaten Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Songbird, the overwhelming favorite to be named champion 2-year-old filly Jan. 16, worked six furlongs 1:14 2/5 on Santa Anita Park's fast main track Jan. 14.

  • California Chrome returns a winner in the San Pasqual Stakes.

    California Chrome Powerful in Winning Return

    He had new co-owners and new silks, but California Chrome got his mojo back with a powerful victory in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, his first start off a nine-month layoff.

  • Collected and Martin Garcia take the Sham Stakes.

    Collected Just Fine on Dirt, Wins Sham

    Speedway Stable's Collected made the most of his first start on dirt with a smooth victory from just off the pace in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hope's Love (left), full sister to California Chrome, finished second to Ourprincessmelanie in her debut.

    Hope's Love Returns at Golden Gate

    Minutes after 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome makes his 5-year-old debut in Santa Anita's San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II), his full sister Hope's Love will return from a seven-month layoff in a maiden special weight.

  • California Chrome will return to racing Jan. 9.

    'Chrome' May Encounter Wet Track in Return

    California Chrome is scheduled to face seven other older horses in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park, but with rain in the forecast, he could be racing over wet footing for the first time.

  • Beholder with trainer Richard Mandella.

    Beholder to Return to Mandella in January

    Still turned out and getting some much-deserved rest at Peacefield Farm in Temecula, Calif., Spendthrift Farm's Beholder is expected to return to Richard Mandella's barn soon, the trainer said Dec. 30 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Gelding First Winner for Bold Chieftain

    I Came to Party stalked from third early, moved to the lead on the second turn, and romped to a convincing victory Dec. 20 at Los Alamitos Race Course to become the first winner for California-based stallion Bold Chieftain.

  • Boat Trip

    Boat Trip to Stand in California

    Boat Trip, a multiple stakes-winning son of Harlan's Holiday, will enter stud in 2016 at Running Horse Equine Center near Stevinson, Calif. The fee will be $2,500, with a no fee option.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.