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  • Leprechaun Kid among distinguished field for Hirsch on the turf.

    Mitchell Hopes 'Kid Still Lucky in Hirsch

    Trainer Mike Mitchell still gets emotional when he speaks of Leprechaun Kid, who runs in Sunday's Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship (gr. IT) at 1 ¼ miles. The gray gelding reminds Mitchell of his best claim, Star Over The Bay, a horse that became a multiple stakes winner after being claimed for $80,000. Unfortunately, Star Over The Bay was euthanized after being injured racing in Singapore.

  • Leprechaun Kid (near) proves good luck charm in Sunday's Del Mar Handicap.

    Leprechaun Kid Finds Gold in Del Mar 'Cap

    Leprechaun Kid, claimed for $80,000 a month ago, turned out to be a good luck charm for trainer Mike Mitchell and struggling jockey Tyler Baze in Sunday's $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Many Can Make Case In Del Mar Handicap

    Laura's Lucky Boy and Sarafan, the first two finishers in the Escondido Handicap earlier this month, renew their rivalry in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 3/8 miles on the turf Sunday.

  • Trio Gives Frankel Hope in Tough Murray Field

    Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel has three chances Saturday to enhance his record six victories in the Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park, accounting for one-third of the entrants in 1 1/2-mile grass marathon event worth $350,000.

  • License To Run and Patrick Valenzuela winning the San Luis Obispo Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    License To Run Spurts to Sloppy 'Obispo Win

    Given his head by jockey Patrick Valenzuela, Brazilian-bred License To Run spurted away from the field on the final turn and romped to a five-length victory Saturday in the $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap Handicap (gr. II).

  • Tyler Baze rides Florida-bred Star Over the Bay to the win in the Sunshine Millions Warren's Thoroughbreds Turf race, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Star Over the Bay Brilliant in Sunshine Turf

    The front-running Star Over the Bay enhanced his reputation for being tough to beat in the stretch, holding off a determined A to the Z in a grueling stretch duel to win the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Turf at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Continental Red could join Native Diver as oldest Hollywood Gold Cup winner.

    Even the Score Squares Off in Gold Cup

    Even the Score, a 6-year-old roan gelding who has soared to national prominence during Hollywood Park's spring/summer meet, is the 6-5 favorite in Saturday's 65th running of the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I).

  • Funny Cide, 'Score Top Hollywood Gold Cup Noms

    Funny Cide, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I), and Even The Score, winner of the 2004 Meryvn LeRoy Handicap and Californian (both gr. II), head a list of 12 nominations to the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) on July 10.

  • Continental Red, 8-year-old seeking Whittingham victory.

    Musical Chimes Tries Whittingham Challenge

    The filly Musical Chimes will attempt to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Dahlia when she takes on males in Saturday's $350,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.

  • San Luis Rey Draws Well-Matched Field of 11

    Trainer Dan Hendricks hopes a better trip, more pace and the addition of blinkers will make a major difference for Runaway Dancer, one of 11 entered for the $200,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at 12 furlongs on turf at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Espinoza Completes Sweep With Puerto Banus

    Jockey Victor Espinoza completed a sweep of the President's Day stakes doubleheader at Santa Anita when he guided Puerto Banus through heavy traffic in the stretch for a neck victory in the grade II, $200,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap. Less than one length separated the top five finishers in the turf marathon.

  • California Champions Announced; HOY Named Monday

    California will announce its 2003 Horse of the Year Monday; the three finalists are Continental Red, Excessivepleasure, and Joey Franco The annual awards dinner will be held at the Sacramento Sheraton Grande Hotel.

  • Redattore, with Alex Solis aboard, runs to victory in the San Gabriel Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    No Rocking Chair Yet for Redattore

    A decision on whether to finally retire the classy 8-year-old Redattore certainly became easier for owner Luis Alfredo Tuanay after the Brazilian-bred horse stormed to a two-length victory in the $150,000 San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf Sunday.

  • Classy Redattore Heads San Gabriel Line-up

    One of the nation's premier turf horses returns to action Sunday when Brazilian-bred Redattore carries high weight of 122 pounds in the $150,000 San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hollywood Gold Cup winner Sky Jack was retired Friday and will not compete in the Cal Cup Classic.

    Full Fields Dominate Cal Cup XIV

    A total of 103 horses are entered for Saturday's California Cup XIV, the 10-race, $1.325 million showcase for California breds at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

  • Runaway Dancer (38-1) Skips Home in Burke

    RL Stables' Runaway Dancer closed from far back to score a 38-1 stunner by a neck over European invader Labirinto in Friday's $139,250 Carleton F. Burke Handicap (gr. IIIT) at 1 1/2 mile on the Santa Anita turf course.

  • Special Matter Tries to Repeat in Burke 'Cap

    Special Matter returns to defend his 2002 Carleton F. Burke Handicap (gr. IIIT) victory against nine rivals at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meet Friday, facing a field that includes multiple graded stakes winner Senor Swinger.

  • Rochester Defends Home Turf at Kentucky Downs

    George Strawbridge's Rochester will seek to defend his Kentucky Cup Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) title Saturday at Kentucky Downs. The 7-year-old Green Dancer gelding will take on six rivals in the 1 1/2-miles turf event, the $300,000 centerpiece of the Kentucky Cup Turf program.

  • Irish Warrior Nips Game 'Red in Del Mar 'Cap

    Kentucky bred Irish Warrior, fighting for his first graded stakes in all-out deep stretch battle with Continental Red, prevailed by a head with jockey Alex Solis in $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 3/8 mile on the turf.

  • Ballingarry Can Rebound in Del Mar 'Cap

    Led by millionaire Ballingarry and near-millionaire Continental Red, a field of 10 grass specialists is set for Sunday's $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 3/8 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Continental Red Sails Into Sunset

    Trainer Ian Jory hopes that Continental Red has better luck in Hollywood Park's $150,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT), the 1 1/2-mile closing day turf feature, than he did last year.

  • Trifonica to Challenge Males in Sunset Handicap

    Tifonica, a 5-year-old Argentine-bred mare, will run against males in the $150,000 Sunset Handicap, closing-day feature at Hollywood Park next Sunday, trainer and co-owner Bill Currin confirmed.

  • The Tin Man to Show Mettle in San Luis Obispo

    The Tin Man, second by a nose to stablemate Johar in his most recent start, will carry top weight of 121 pounds as the expected favorite in Saturday's $200,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 ½ mile on turf at Santa Anita Park.

  • Continental Red, winning the NTRA Great States Championship Classic.

    Continental Red Hopes to Duplicate Success on East Coast

    Continental Red is considered the best of the California-bred handicap horses and he will try to extend that supremacy to the East Coast in Saturday's $1 million Ocala Breeders Sales Classic at Gulfstream Park on Sunshine Millions Day.

  • Olmodovar, Tizbud Work for San Fernando

    Wertheimer Farms' Olmodovar and Cee's Stable's Tizbud were both confirmed to run in next Saturday's $200,000 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) after working over Santa Anita's main track Sunday morning. Both lightly raced colts will be making their stakes debuts in the 1 1/16-mile main track affair.

  • Crackup Works for Sunshine Dash

    Great State Challenge Juvenile winner Crackup worked six furlongs at Santa Anita Wednesday morning on his first day as a 3-year-old in 1:14.40.

  • Jory Has Ambitious Plan for Continental Red

    Ian Jory, trainer of Continental Red, welcomed the California-bred winner of the $275,000 Great State Challenge Classic Saturday at Sam Houston Park in Texas back to his Hollywood Park barn Sunday.

  • Cetewayo Top Weighted in Kentucky Cup Turf

    Veteran grass star Cetewayo is the 118-pound high weight in a tough field of 12 entered for the $300,000 Kentucky Cup Turf Handicap (gr. III) at Kentucky Downs, a 1 1/2-mile test that headlines a series of four turf races at the Franklin track Saturday.

  • Continental Red Headlines Del Mar Handicap

    A full field of 10 will go postward in the 63rd edition of the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Sunday for the 1 3/8-mile race over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Frankel Duo Highlight Del Mar Handicap Sunday

    A full gate of 10 horses, including trainer Bobby Frankel's Blue Stellar and Dance Dreamer, appears certain for Sunday's running of the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 3/8 miles over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Sunset Brings Down Curtain on Hollywood Meet

    Continental Red hopes to run back to his winning ways in Sunday's Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park, but to do so he will have to defeat a pair of Bobby Frankel runners, never an easy task. The 12-furlong Sunset will be the final stakes at the Hollywood meet that closes Sunday.

  • Ringaskiddy draws off in the San Juan Capistrano.

    Santa Anita Race Report: King Juan

    Ringaskiddy, a 6-year-old gelding trainer Juan Garcia co-owns with Leonard Scofield, cut the final corner and ran away with the $400,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IT).

  • Denon Heads San Luis Rey Field

    Denon, who will try to deliver yet another graded stakes win to conditioner Bobby Frankel, will carry highweight of 118 into Saturday's running of the $250,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.