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  • Azeri wins the Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap with Mike Smith aboard.

    Azeri Wins Third Straight Grade I in Milady

    The Allen E. Paulson Living Trust's Azeri has only raced seven times, but the 4-year-old daughter of Jade Hunter has built a solid resume, winning six of those races including Saturday's decisive win in the $211,400 Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • Voodoo Dancer, Snow Dance Ship West for Gamely

    Monday's $500,000 Gamely Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park is shaping up to be a battle between the West Coast's top turf distaffers and two Eastern-based invaders, with Astra and Starine representing the West and grade I winner Voodoo Dancer and John C. Oxley's Snow Dance shipping in from the East.

  • Affluent Hopes to Break Million-Dollar Mark in Milady

    Janis Whitham's Affluent, a grade I winner on dirt and turf, will attempt to break the $1-million mark in career earnings May 25 in the $200,000 Milady Handicap at Hollywood Park. The grade I race will be run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.

  • Possible Belmont Entrant Second in Canadian Stakes; Azillion to Race in Thursday's Alydar

    Tails of the Crypt, listed as a possible starter for the Belmont Stakes, finished second Saturday in the $162,750 Marine Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine. Also, another horse listed by Belmont Park as a possible starter in the third leg of the Triple Crown has been entered in Thursday's feature race at Hollywood Park –- the $75,000 Alydar Stakes.

  • Cannon Bone Fracture Sidelines Lusty Latin

    Lusty Latin, 15th in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), will be sidelined for about three months due to a hairline fracture of a cannon bone, according to trainer Jeff Mullins.

  • Sky Jack, en route to victory in the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap.

    Sky Jack Romps in Mervyn Leroy

    Sky Jack utilized a front-running trip under Laffit Pincay Jr. to win Sunday's $150,000 Mervyn Leroy Handicap (gr. II) by 5 1/2 lengths over Bosque Redondo at Hollywood Park. The 6-year-old gelded son of Jaklin Klugman completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.36 on a fast track.

  • Palmeiro Wins; Pick Six Carryover at Hollywood Park

    A day after Texas Ranger Rafael Palmeiro homered for the second straight game, Palmeiro snapped a six-race losing streak Wednesday, winning the $55,000 feature race at Hollywood Park by two lengths over Mysterious Cat. Palmeiro's victory followed a series of longshot winners on Wednesday's Hollywood Park card, resulting in a pick six carryover of $102,812 heading into Thursday's program.

  • TVG Enjoying Triple Digit Growth

    The TV Games Network is enjoying record growth due to the opening of Hollywood Park, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and an increasing popularity in Quarter Horse racing at Los Alamitos.

  • Adoration Wires Senorita Field

    Amerman Racing's Adoration set moderate fractions while alone on the lead, then held 3-5 favorite High Society in the stretch to win Saturday's $107,300 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park.

  • Futural Looks to Regroup in Hollywood Park Allowance Race

    Futural, a disappointing 12th in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) in early March, returns to the races Wednesday in an optional claiming/allowance race at Hollywood Park. The 6-year-old horse looks to regroup for the spring and summer handicaps in the 7 1/2-furlong race.

  • $683K Pick Six Carryover at Hollywood Park

    A victory by longshot Ladylore in the Melair Stakes, the first leg of Sunday's pick six at Hollywood Park, paved the way for a pick six carryover of $683,636 heading into Wednesday's card. Track officials estimate the pot for Wednesday's pick six wager could approach $3 million.

  • McCarron Attempts Sixth Straight Hawthorne Win Saturday

    Jockey Chris McCarron will attempt to win the $100,000 Hawthorne Handicap (gr. III) for a sixth consecutive renewal on Saturday at Hollywood Park. McCarron will guide co-favored Ask Me No Secrets in the 1 1/16-mile main track feature for fillies and mares.

  • Millennium Wind Approaches 4-Year-Old Debut

    David and Jill Heerensperger's Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Millennium Wind worked five furlongs at Wednesday in 1:01 1/5 at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old son of Cryptoclearance is about a month away from a race, according to trainer David Hofmans.

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  • Hollywood Park, Cal Fed Bank in Three-Year-Deal

    Hollywood Park has landed Cal Fed Bank, based in San Francisco, as sponsor of the April 28 California Gold Rush Day. The three-year deal makes Cal Fed Bank the official bank of the racetrack.

  • No Requests Yet for Ads on Racing Silks, Cloths

    Commercial ads are scheduled to begin showing up on jockey and racing silks with the start of the spring meets in California, but they're a little slow to make the starting gate.

  • Daughter of Hollywood Park President Killed in Car Accident

    Jillian Baedeker, the 19-year-old daughter of Hollywood Park president Rick Baedeker, died along with two friends following a car accident during the early morning hours of March 20, according to a report in The Los Angeles Times.

  • Eidson Named to Hollywood Park Post

    Daniel Eidson has been appointed stakes coordinator and assistant racing secretary at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. The track opens in late April.

  • Churchill Downs Revenues, Earnings Increase to Record Levels

    Churchill Downs reported Monday that net revenues increased 17.6 percent to $427-million in 2001 and that net earnings for the year were up 15.2 percent to total $22-million. Both were record levels for the Louisville, Ky. racetrack operating company.

  • Siphonic, worked four furlongs Sunday morning at Hollywood Park.

    Siphonic Gearing Up for San Felipe

    Amerman Racing Stable's Triple Crown hopeful Siphonic worked four furlongs in an easy :50 3/5 over a fast track at Hollywood Park Sunday, his first morning drill since finishing second after a troubled break in the Santa Catalina S. (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Jan. 19.

  • Hollywood Park Releases $9.5 million Stakes Schedule

    Hollywood Park will pay a record $9.5 million in stakes purses during its spring/summer meet that begins April 24. The Southern California racetrack has restructured its stakes schedule to create five big days offering multiple graded stakes.

  • Adelphia to Launch TVG in California

    TVG, the 24-hour interactive horse racing network, announced Wednesday its television network will be included in the digital cable television service for select Los Angeles area cable systems owned and operated by Adelphia Communications.

  • Siphonic, voted top horse at Hollywood Park's autumn meet.

    Higher Attendance and Handle for Hollywood Park

    Hollywood Park concluded its autumn meet Monday with a 4.8% increase in attendance and a 2.8% increase in total handle. The growth was particularly encouraging since it rained during the Southern California's 11th annual Turf Festival, the biggest day of the meet.

  • Habibti's victory in the Starlet provided trainer Bob Baffert with a record 21 wins for the autumn meet.

    Habibti Edges You for Starlet Honors

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Habibti edged 4-5 favorite You in the $358,000 Hollywood Starlet Stakes to earn her second career grade I victory in Hollywood Park's Sunday feature race.

  • California: Longest Dark Period in 20 Years

    For the first time in 20 years, California racing will get a real holiday. Racing takes a Christmas break after the Monday, Dec. 17 programs at Golden Gate Fields and Hollywood Park, and the action doesn't return until Dec. 26, when Golden Gate resumes and Santa Anita Park opens its traditional winter<br>meet.

  • Fairplex: Racing Plans Still Up in the Air

    Fairplex Park has had discussions about moving its 17-day Los Angeles County Fair meet to another track in metropolitan Southern California. But Wendy Talarico, communications manager for the fair, said there are no plans to do anything commercially with the racetrack grounds. And, contrary to a published report that the Pomona, Calif., track has an agreement in principle with Hollywood Park, Talarico said no deal has been done.

  • Momentum, defeating Euchre in the Native Diver.

    From the Print Edition: Gathering Momentum

    He didn't have enough of it in his first stateside start, and lost all of it at the beginning of the Native Diver Handicap (gr. III), but Momentum gathered his namesake over the Native Diver's nine furlongs and proved a convincing winner of the $100,000 race at Hollywood Park Dec. 9.

  • Frankel's Euchre Set to Return in Native Diver

    With no grade I races scheduled for next weekend, trainer Bobby Frankel will have to wait before attempting to earn his 18th grade I win of the year. He will, though, have a big shot at picking up stakes win 49 of the year when he sends out Euchre in the $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 9.

  • Warp Speed Scottie Beaming In for Hollywood Futurity

    Remember Tincin, whose connections threatened to enter the maiden in this year's Kentucky Derby before a cough forced his withdrawal? Those who look back on that debacle fondly will want to tune in for the Dec. 15 Hollywood Futurity, when Iowa-bred Warp Speed Scottie will ship in to take on Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) third-place finisher Siphonic in the 1 1/16-mile grade I race.

  • Mens Exclusive seeks second consecutive Vernon O. Underwood victory.

    Men's Exclusive Seeks Underwood Repeat

    Men's Exclusive has lost his last four starts since winning the Palos Verdes Handicap at Santa Anita in January, but conditioner Wesley Ward is confident the 8-year-old gelding will run big in defense of his crown in the $100,000 Vernon Underwood Stakes (gr. III) at six furlongs Sunday.

  • Knickerbocker winner Sumitas is one of three New York ship-ins for the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Blazing Fury Among Ship-Ins For Hollywood Turf Cup

    Blazing Fury, who arrived from New York late Wednesday afternoon for Saturday's $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, jogged on the training track during a rainy Thursday morning. Assistant Danny Dubuc is overseeing final preparations for the 3-year-old gelding until trainer Jim Toner arrives Friday night.

  • Russell Jones, chairs the American Graded Stakes Committee.

    Committee Approves Net Gain of Eight Graded Races For 2002

    After a two-day meeting in Lexington, Ky., the American Graded Stakes Committee on Thursday released the list of stakes races that will have graded status in 2002. As a result of the committee's review, which uses a five-year formula to assess races and assign graded status, there is a net gain of eight graded races in 2002, bringing to 486 the number of races assigned graded status from the 751 eligible races.

  • Apprentice Trujillo Wins First U.S. Race at Hollywood Park

    Apprentice jockey Elvis Trujillo was victorious in his first United States race Wednesday at Hollywood Park, riding 19-10 second-favorite Britetonzmyday to a half-length victory over favorite Icantgoforthat to open the eight-race card.

  • Denon&#39;s victory in the Hollywood Derby provided Bobby Frankel with his 16th grade I win of the year.

    From the Print Edition: Tragedy in the Matriarch

    There were no fractures, deep wounds, or even sore muscles. As concerned peers drifted in and out of the Hollywood Park jockeys' room following the tragic conclusion of the $500,000 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) on Nov. 25, Mike Smith admitted to having a single pain. "Just a broken heart."

  • Starine, winning the Matriarch.

    Starine Gives Velazquez Fifth Straight Graded Stakes Win

    Jockey John Velazquez's hot streak continued on the West Coast Sunday, when he picked up his fifth graded stakes win in succession aboard Starine in the $500,000 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.