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  • The Factor faces Smiling Tiger and 7 others in the Triple Bend Handicap.

    The Factor Meets Smiling Tiger in Triple Bend

    The Factor, making his first appearance since the Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) three months ago, and defending champion Smiling Tiger headline the field for the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap (gr. IT) June 30 at Hollywood.

  • Doug O'Neill

    Business as Usual for O'Neill After Belmont

    In spite of the roller coaster ride he's been on with I'll Have Another over the past two months, trainer Doug O'Neill was right back to work at his Befair Hollywood Park stable office at 7 a.m. the morning after the Belmont.

  • Acclamation takes the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap for the third consecutive year.

    No Rust for Acclamation in Whittingham Return

    Acclamation, last year's champion old horse, made his long-awaited return to action with a front-running victory in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park June 9.

  • My Gi Gi holds off Lady of Shamrock to win the Honeymoon Handicap.

    My Gi Gi Nips Lady of Shamrock in Honeymoon

    My Gi Gi grabbed the lead in the final strides and held off the overwhelming favorite Lady of Shamrock by a nose for her first stakes victory in the $150,00 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) June 9 on the turf at Hollywood Park.

  • Richard's Kid cruises in the Prove It Stakes at Hollywood Park.

    Richard's Kid Posts Smart Win in U.S. Return

    Multiple grade I winner Richard's Kid was victorious in his first start in the United States in more than 20 months, romping by 7 1/4 lengths at Betfair Hollywood Park in the $71,650 Prove It Stakes on the night of June 8.

  • Lady of Shamrock faces four in the Honeymoon.

    Lady of Shamrock Stands Out in Honeymoon

    Lady of Shamrock, impressive winner of the Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) two months ago, looks to extend her winning streak to three in the $150,000 Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park June 9.

  • Acclamation won the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap in 2010 and 2011 (shown).

    Acclamation Goes for 3rd Straight Whittingham

    Off for more than eight months, champion Acclamation makes his much-awaited return in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park June 9, a race he has won the past two years.

  • Nonios wins the Affirmed Handicap.

    Nonios Knocks Off Liaison in Stakes Debut

    Nonios, making his stakes debut for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, overcame some early trouble to post a 15-1 upset by a half-length over Liaison in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park June 3.

  • Liaison won the CashCall Futurity in December at Hollywood Park.

    Liaison Back in Comfort Zone for Affirmed

    Liaison, sixth in the Kentucky Derby at odds of 56-1, should find the company a little more to his liking when he returns to action in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) June 3 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Game On Dude

    Californian: Game On Dude Meets Morning Line

    Game On Dude makes his first start since he was unplaced in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) when he takes on Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) winner Morning Line in the Californian Stakes (gr. II) June 2 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Roman Threat Rambles Home in L.A. Handicap

    Odds-on favorite Roman Threat had too much speed for his seven opponents in the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) in a dominating win on the Cushion Track at Betfair Hollywood Park May 28.

  • Jockey Eswan Flores Suspended Three Days

    Apprentice jockey Eswan Flores was suspended for three days by stewards at Betfair Hollywood Park for failing to maintain a straight course aboard Living Our Dream in the stretch run of the second race May 27.

  • Wilkinson leaves them behind in the American Handicap.

    44-1 Wilkinson Wakes Up for American Shocker

    In search of firm turf, Wilkinson wound up in the Southern California barn of Jeff Mullins, who sent the 4-year-old colt out to spring a 44-1 shocker in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Include Me Out and Joe Talamo take the Marjorie L. Everett Handicap.

    Include Me Out Wins 3rd Graded Stakes of Year

    Favored Include Me Out nailed down her third consecutive graded victory this year after overcoming pacesetter Ellafitz narrowly in the $150,000 Marjorie L. Everett Handicap (gr. II) at Betfair Hollywood Park May 19.

  • Via Villaggio takes the Railbird Stakes at Hollywood Park.

    Via Villaggio Eclipses 'Moon for Railbird Win

    Determined Via Villaggio advanced along the rail to challenge overwhelming favorite Sister Moon in the stretch, then held on for a half-length upset in the $98,000 Railbird Stakes (gr. III) at Betfair Hollywood Park May 19.

  • Killer Graces faces Sister Moon in the Railbird Stakes

    Sister Moon Tries Graded Company in Railbird

    Sister Moon, a runaway winner in two of her three lifetime starts, steps into graded stakes company for the first time in the $100,000 Railbird (gr. III) on the Preakness day program at Betfair Hollywood Park May 19.

  • Zazu takes on Include Me Out and 5 others in the Marjorie L. Everett Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Zazu, Include Me Out Head Marjorie Everett

    Grade I winners Zazu and Include Me Out will battle in the $150,000 Marjorie L. Everett Handicap (gr. II) at Betfair Hollywood Park May 19 in a race that also attracted multiple grade II winner Ellafitz.

  • Drill puts American Act away late to win the Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes.

    Drill Nails American Act for Laz Barrera Win

    Drill remained perfect in three tries at seven furlongs when he rallied between horses in deep stretch to defeat pacesetter American Act by a half-length in the $98,000 Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes (gr. III) May 12.

  • Morning Line holds off Prayer for Relief to win the Mervyn Leroy Handicap.

    Morning Line Stays Focused in Mervyn LeRoy

    Morning Line wanted no part of the starting gate at Betfair Hollywood Park, but once he finally acquiesced there was no catching the grade I winner in the $150,000 Mervyn Leroy Handicap (gr. II) May 5.

  • Senorita Fillies Seek Initial Stakes Victory

    Second in last month's Providencia Stakes (gr. IIT), Byrama is one seven sophomore fillies seeking a first stakes tally in the $100,000 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf May 5 at BetfairHollywood Park.

  • Quiet Oasis

    Quiet Oasis Makes Some Noise in Wilshire Win

    Finishing with a flourish, Quiet Oasis produced a 15-1 upset in the $100,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) when she swept past pacesetter Briecat in the closing strides for a half-length victory at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Acclamation

    Acclamation Declared Fit, May Start in LeRoy

    After a brief scare April 26, champion Acclamation was declared fit and ready by trainer Don Warren, who said the 6-year-old could run in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) at Betfair Hollywood Park May 5.

  • Utopian (left) fights off Smug to win the Inglewood.

    Utopian Captures Inglewood With Perfect Trip

    Beginning with the scratch of champion Acclamation, the Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) went perfectly for Utopian, who got up in the final couple of strides to win by a head April 27 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • I'll Have Another

    I'll Have Another Puts in Final Derby Drill

    Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another completed his major preparation for the 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a six-furlong drill at Betfair Hollywood Park April 27.

  • Nereid makes her first start of 2012 in the Wilshire.

    Wilshire: American Oaks Winner Nereid Returns

    Nereid, who finished in a dead heat with Cambina in the American Oaks (gr. IT) last summer, returns to Betfair Hollywood Park for her 4-year-old debut in the $100,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf April 29.

  • Juvenile Maiden Turf Sprints Set at Hollywood

    Betfair Hollywood Park will offer some maiden allowance turf sprints for 2-year-olds in June and July, Martin Panza, racing secretary and vice president-racing, announced April 20.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Pat Valenzuela Announces Latest Comeback

    Patrick Valenzuela has announced his latest comeback through agent Tom Knust, that he plans to return to race riding at Betfair Hollywood Park April 26.