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  • David Flores

    Jockey Flores to Give Singapore a Swing

    Veteran jockey David Flores, a three-time winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup, will miss the final renewal of the prestigious race at Betfair Hollywood Park July 6. He's leaving June 30 to compete in Singapore for two weeks.

  • Obviously cruises to victory in the Shoemaker Mile.

    Obviously Gives Mitchell Shoemaker Milestone

    Obviously was simply too sharp for his four rivals in the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT), going gate-to-wire by 3 1/4 lengths June 29 to hand trainer Mike Mitchell his 900th career victory at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Centralinteligence streaks home to win the Triple Bend Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Centralinteligence Commandeers Triple Bend

    Centralinteligence could be bound for the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) after he swept past pacesetter Comma to the Top en route to his first stakes win June 29 in the Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • 2012 Triple Bend winner Camp Victory tries for a repeat.

    Powerful Cast Set for Triple Bend Handicap

    One of the better sprints of the 2013 season is on tap in the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I) June 29 at Betfair Hollywood Park, featuring defending champ Camp Victory, Comma to the Top, and Jimmy Creed.

  • Grade I Aspirants Have Mitchell Feeling Good

    Trainer Mike Mitchell, back at work after a scare last week, was elated with workouts by stable stars Obviously and Camp Victory June 22 and stamped them ready for their respective grade I starts at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Doinghardtimeagain and Rafael Bejarano take the Hollywood Oaks.

    Doinghardtimeagain Cracks Hollywood Oaks

    There was no catching California-bred Doinghardtimeagain, who ran away with the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) as the odds-on choice in her graded stakes debut June 22 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • 19 Calif. Claims Voided in Rule's First Month

    A California rule that rescinds the claim of a horse placed on the veterinarian's list following the race in which the claim was submitted resulted in 19 of 229 purchases being voided at three tracks in the first month.

  • Los Alamitos Race Course

    Progress Reported Over California Stabling

    Horsemen in California are pushing ahead with plans to make Los Alamitos Race Course and San Luis Rey Downs full-time off-track stabling sites once Betfair Hollywood Park is no longer available.

  • Iotapa (left) finished second to Beholder in the Santa Anita Oaks.

    Small Field Greets Iotapa in Hollywood Oaks

    Iotapa, runner-up to Beholder in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) and coming off a win in the listed Railbird Stakes, is among the favorites for the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) June 22 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • CHRB to Set Hearing Date for Baze

    Because of a violation of his conditional license agreement with the California Horse Racing Board, Betfair Hollywood Park rider Tyler Baze was removed from his five scheduled June 13 mounts at the track.

  • Lady of Fifty

    Open Water, Lady of Fifty Vie Again in Vanity

    Less than a month after upsetting odds-on Lady of Fifty in the Marjorie L. Everett Handicap (gr. II), Open Water will attempt to do it again in the Vanity Handicap (gr. I) June 15 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Paynter

    Paynter to Return June 14 at Hollywood Park

    The 2012 Haskell Invitational winner will race for the first time since taking that grade I event, having recovered from a severe illness and ensuing surgery.

  • Tale of a Champion pulls away late to win the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap.

    Tale of a Champion Makes Grade in Whittingham

    A pocket trip worked to perfection for Tale of a Champion and jockey Joe Talamo when they outfought favored All Squared Away in deep stretch to post a 10-1 upset in the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) June 8.

  • CHRB Holding Committee Meetings June 19

    Two committees of the California Horse Racing Board will convene consecutively June 19 in the Sunset Room at Betfair Hollywood Park to address several matters of significance to the state's horse racing industry.

  • Charlie Em (right) and Scarlet Strike finished a head apart in the Senorita Stakes.

    Honeymoon: Charlie Em, Scarlet Strike Rematch

    Charlie Em and Scarlet Strike, just a head apart when one-two, respectively in the Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) last month, square off again in the $150,000 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) June 8 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Four of Five of Slim Shadey's wins have come at 10 furlongs.

    Slim Shadey in Comfort Zone for Whittingham

    Slim Shadey returns to his favorite distance of 10 furlongs as the 122-pound highweight in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf June 8 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Tiz A Minister wins the Affirmed Handicap.

    Tiz a Minister Wins Affirmed With Late Burst

    Tiz a Minister, on the mend from a foot bruise a month ago, rebounded for his first graded stakes victory with an eye-catching drive along the inside in the $100,750 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) June 2 at Hollywood Park.

  • Mizdirection

    Mizdirection Shipping to NY for Just a Game

    Jungle Racing's Mizdirection, winner of four consecutive graded stakes, worked five furlongs on turf in 1:00 1/5 June 2 at Betfair Hollywood Park in preparation for the $500,000 Just a Game Stakes at Belmont Park June 8.

  • Clubhouse Ride rolls to victory in the Californian Stakes.

    Clubhouse Ride Has His Day in Californian

    Clubhouse Ride, freed from Game On Dude for the first time in five months, finally had his day when he captured the $150,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) for his first graded stakes win June 1 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Den's Legacy takes on 7 in the Affirmed Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Den's Legacy Heads Modest Field in Affirmed

    Den's Legacy, taken off the Triple Crown trail by trainer Bob Baffert after a sixth-place finish in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), should find the company more to his liking in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) June 2.

  • Marketing Mix wins the Gamely Stakes.

    Marketing Mix Shows No Rust in Gamely Verdict

    Off since Breeders' Cup weekend, Marketing Mix shook off the rust to close gamely between horses in the stretch under Gary Stevens, nipping a hard-charging Tiz Flirtatious in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) May 27.

  • Obviously and Joe Talamo cruise to victory in the American Handicap.

    No Doubt About Obviously in American Handicap

    Odds-on choice Obviously was a no-doubt winner of the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Betfair Hollywood Park turf May 25, taking the lead shortly after the start and putting the field away in the stretch.

  • Open Water streaks to victory in the Marjorie L. Everett Handicap.

    Open Water Rushes Late for Everett Surprise

    With a surge through the stretch under Joe Talamo, 9-1 shot Open Water upset the field in the $150,000 Marjorie L. Everett Handicap (gr. II) for her first stakes victory May 18 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • And They're Off: Preakness Edition 2013

    Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman recap race impressions left by Orb and other Kentucky Derby contenders, races that have produced Derby winners, Hollywood Park, and of course Preakness picks!

  • Hollywood Park to Close in December

    Betfair Hollywood Park, in a May 9 letter, said it told the California Horse Racing Board it won't seek 2014 racing dates and will close at the end of its fall meet Dec. 22.