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  • McCarron Earns Three Graded Wins at Santa Anita Saturday

    When jockey Chris McCarron booted home Seinne a half-length winner in the $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT), he became the first rider in Santa Anita Park history to ride three graded stakes winner on the same card. Previously on the day, McCarron was in the irons for graded stakes wins in the San Bernardino Handicap (gr. II) and Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • Decarchy Spoils Val Royal's Return

    Decarchy rallied from mid-pack to win Saturday's $300,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IIT) in a blanket finish at Santa Anita. On the firm turf and under jockey Kent Desormeaux, Decarchy completed the mile in 1:34.04, a neck ahead of Sarafan, with Designed for Luck a head length farther back and a neck ahead of 6-5 favorite Val Royal.

  • Kalookan Queen races to the finish and a victory in the Santa Monica Handicap.

    Santa Anita Race Report: Picture Perfect

    Even-money favorite Kalookan Queen alternately set and pressed a fast pace, drew away in upper stretch, and held off a fast-closing Leading Light in deep stretch to win Saturday's $200,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) by a half-length at Santa Anita.

  • Irish Prize en route to victory in the San Marcos.

    Irish Prize Wins Another Close One in San Marcos

    Irish Prize won another photo finish at Santa Anita Park on Monday, prevailing by a nose over long shot Continental Red in the $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. II) on the turf.

  • Irish Prize Repeats in San Gabriel

    Sheik Maktoum al Maktoum's Irish Prize earned his fifth graded stakes win of the year Sunday, when he narrowly held off Sligo Bay to win the $150,000 San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) for the second time this calendar year. The Neil Drysdale-trained son of Irish River also won the event on New Year's Day.

  • Breeders' Cup Mile winner Val Royal is on a quest for an Eclipse Award.

    Val Royal on Eclipse Quest in Citation

    Bidding for an Eclipse Award as 2001 Turf Champion, Breeders' Cup Mile winner Val Royal will be a solid favorite to capture Hollywood Park's grade II, $500,000 Citation Handicap on Saturday before shipping to Asia to compete in the $2.3-million Hong Kong Cup on Dec. 16.

  • Val Royal winning the Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Mile Winner Val Royal To Run In Citation Handicap

    Val Royal, winner of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship Mile in his last start Oct. 27 at Belmont Park, will run in the $500,000 Citation Handicap at Hollywood Park Saturday, trainer Julio Canani confirmed.

  • Frankel, Drysdale Point to Turf Festival

    Trainer Bobby Frankel, already odds-on to win his second consecutive Eclipse Award, will attempt to draw further away from his peers by starting up to nine horses in Hollywood Park's Turf Festival Nov. 23-25. In fact, he may corner the field in the Grade I Hollywood Derby, run for $500,000 at nine furlongs, by sending four horses to the post. Likely for the Nov. 25 Derby are Juddmonte Farms' Mizzen Mast, Amerman Racing's Blue Steller, Flaxman Holdings' Aldebaran, and the Niarchos Family's Denon.

  • Breeders' Cup Contenders Take to Grass

    The work tab for Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships was still busy Wednesday, with more of the contenders working on grass than on the main track.

  • Belmont Busy With Breeders' Cup Workouts

    Drysdale pair, Forbidden Apple, Alannan, Chaste, Lailani worked Thursday in preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Racing Championships.

  • Belmont Busy With Breeders' Cup Workouts

    Drysdale pair, Forbidden Apple, Alannan, Chaste, Lailani worked Thursday in preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Racing Championships.

  • Belmont Busy With Breeders' Cup Workouts

    Drysdale pair, Forbidden Apple, Alannan, Chaste, Lailani worked Thursday in preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Racing Championships.

  • Affirmed Success, Others Work Toward Atto Mile

    Albert Fried Jr.'s Affirmed Success worked five-eighths of a mile in :59.02 over the Oklahoma grass training track at Saratoga on Monday in preparation for Sunday's CAN$1-million Atto Mile at Woodbine.

  • Shoemaker Mile winner Irish Prize seeks Eddie Read victory.

    Seven Turf Specialists Vie in Eddie Read

    Seven hard-hitting turf horses, headed by millionaire Native Desert and millionaire-in-waiting Irish Prize and including a pair trained by Robert Frankel, are set to go in Saturday's 28th running of the grade I, $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on Del Mar's Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Del Mar Stakes Taking Shape

    Sheikh Maktoum al Maktoum's Irish Prize, trained by Neil Drysdale and winner of three straight graded stakes, will carry top weight of 122 pounds as he heads a potential field of perhaps six for Saturday's grade I, $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap. For raw excitement, Sunday's grade II, $250,000 San Diego Handicap could rival last Sunday's Bing Crosby showdown between Kona Gold and Caller One.

  • Irish Prize Heads Bang-Up Firecracker

    Neil Drysdale trainee Irish Prize is likely to go highweighted in the $250,000-added Firecracker Breeders' Cup (gr. II) July 4 at Churchill Downs. The 5-year-old Irish River gelding has been setting off fireworks throughout 2001, with three graded stakes wins from four starts.

  • Irish Prize holds off stablemate Touch of the Blues to win the Shoemaker Mile.

    Hollywood Park Race Report: Prize Winner

    Sheikh Maktoum's Irish Prize overcame traffic problems and won a stretch duel with stablemate Touch of the Blues as Neil Drysdale horses finished first and second in Monday's $475,000 Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) before a crowd of 18,194 at Hollywood Park.

  • Irish Prize Wins Close Call in Fastness

    Irish Prize came from off the pace to beat Timboroa by a neck and win the $110,400 Fastness Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park on Sunday. Ridden by Gary Stevens, Irish Prize covered 1 1/8 miles on the turf in 1:50.01 on the firm turf course and paid $5.60, $3.20, and $2.60 as the 9-5 favorite.

  • Irish Prize Squeezes Out San Gabriel Victory

    Irish Prize squeezed past the leaders in the final stretch and held on to edge Manndar for the victory Monday in the $150,000 San Gabriel Handicap at Santa Anita. Manndar, the 6-5 favorite, finished ahead of Here Comes Big C in the handicap for 4-year-olds and up.

  • Former Claimer Wins Bay Meadows Handicap

    Richard Englander's Devine Wind collared pacesetter River Keen in the stretch and drew away to a one-length win over Irish Prize in the $200,000 Bay Meadows Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday at Bay Meadows. Claimed for $40,000 at Hollywood Park in May, Devine Wind earned $110,000 and his first stakes victory with the win.

  • Deploy Venture, River Keen Head Bay Meadows Handicap

    Golden Gate Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner Deploy Venture seeks to rebound from a sixth-place finish in the Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) when he takes on 118-pound highweight River Keen and four others in the $200,000 Bay Meadows Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday at Bay Meadows.