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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Interaction wins the San Juan Capistrano Handicap.

    Interaction Gives McAnally Third 'Capistrano

    Thirty-three years after his first victory in the San Juan Capistrano Handicap (gr. IIT), Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally did it again April 21 with late-running Interaction on closing day of the Santa Anita Park meet.

  • Sahara Sky rallies late to win the San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Sahara Sky Runs a Scorcher in San Carlos

    Sahara Sky, benefitting once again by a super-hot pace, flew home on the outside to capture the $200,750 San Carlos Stakes Feb. 23 for his second grade II stakes win in a row at Santa Anita Park.

  • Guilt Trip pulls away to victory in the Strub Stakes.

    Guilt Trip Relishes Route in Strub Triumph

    Trainer Bob Baffert and owners Gary and Mary West had nothing to apologize for after favored Guilt Trip gave them their second grade II win of the afternoon in the $200,000 Strub Stakes Feb. 2 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Sahara Sky and Joe Talamo take the Palos Verdes Stakes.

    Longshot Sahara Sky Scorches Palos Verdes

    Sahara Sky took advantage of a blistering pace to tally a one-length victory from off the pace for a 21-1 upset in the $150,500 Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 19 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Obviously zips to the win in the Arroyo Seco Mile.

    Obviously Proves Best in Arroyo Seco Mile

    Favored Obviously led all the way in winning the $150,000 Arroyo Seco Mile (gr. IIT) in a very fast time over the Santa Anita Park turf course Oct. 6 and seems likely for next month's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Halo Dolly flies home in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap.

    Halo Dolly Waves Good-Bye in Yellow Ribbon

    Halo Dolly won for the sixth time in nine starts this year when she rallied from off the pace to motor home by 1 1/4 lengths in the $250,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) over the Del Mar turf Sept. 3.

  • Fed Biz takes the El Cajon Stakes, the 100th stakes win for trainer Bob Baffert at Del Mar.

    Fed Biz Gives Baffert 100th Del Mar Stakes

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert won his 100th stakes race at Del Mar Aug. 31 as favored Fed Biz, unraced since February, rallied after being passed mid-stretch to edge Jimmy Creed in the $100,000 El Cajon Stakes.

  • Casino Host holds off Dhaamer to win the Del Mar Handicap.

    Casino Host Feels At Home in Del Mar 'Cap

    Casino Host, a recent addition to the Southern California male turf division, conquered the 1 3/8-mile distance in his first try with a late-running victory in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 25.

  • Include Me Out holds off Star Billing to take the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar.

    Include Me Out All In for Clement Hirsch Win

    Favored Include Me Out, benefiting from a rail-skimming ride under Joe Talamo, was all out to deny Star Billing in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 4 at Del Mar for her second grade I win of the season.

  • Joe Talamo celebrates 5 wins at Del Mar on August 2.

    Talamo Records Five Wins at Del Mar

    Joe Talamo booted home five winners at Del Mar Aug. 2, including a brilliant performance by Irish-bred Obviously in the feature, a one-mile grass contest.

  • Scherer Magic charges home in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship.

    Scherer Magic Wins Hollywood Juvenile Title

    Scherer Magic was in the garden spot when odds-on favorite Amarish gave way in the stretch, and the former claiming horse captured the $150,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) July 14 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • My Gi Gi defeated Lady of Shamrock and Stormy Lucy in the Honeymoon on June 9.

    Competitive Field Set for American Oaks

    My Gi Gi, Lady of Shamrock and Stormy Lucy, the 1-2-3 finishers in the June 9 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park, will square off again July 14 in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT).

  • Blueskiesnrainbows holds on to win the Swaps at Hollywood Park.

    Steady Blueskiesnrainbows Wires Swaps Stakes

    There weren't a lot of fireworks in the $150,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. II) as Blueskiesnrainbows dictated an even tempo and held on gamely for his first stakes victory in the Independence Day feature at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Camp Victory streaks home to win the Triple Bend.

    Triple Bend: Camp Victory Earns Get Well Win

    Trainer Mike Mitchell, who had brain surgery a day earlier, surely got some much-needed tonic when his Camp Victory swept to victory in the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I) at Betfair Hollywood Park June 30.

  • Potesta Proves Best in Hollywood Oaks

    Potesta Proves Best in Hollywood Oaks

    Coming off an 11 1/2-length maiden score, Potesta outfought even-money pick Eden's Moon in a long stretch duel to win the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) by a nose June 23 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.

  • 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.

  • California Flag flies to victory in the San Simeon.

    California Flag Waves Good-Bye in San Simeon

    Looking fresh as a daisy, California Flag humbled his rivals in the $100,000 San Simeon Handicap (gr. IIIT) with a front-running 2 1/4-length victory on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita April 21.

  • Include Me Out and Joe Talamo dominate the Santa Margarita Stakes.

    Include Me Out Sloshes to Santa Margarita Win

    Include Me Out blew past odds-on choice Ellafitz on the turn for home and became a grade I winner with an easy victory in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes March 17 on a sloppy track at rainy Santa Anita.

  • Rebounding Mensa Heat Sizzles in On Trust

    Recovered from ulcers, Mensa Heat was on top of his game once again as he defeated a solid group of California-bred sprinters in the $84,500 On Trust Handicap, the closing day feature at Hollywood Park Dec. 18.

  • Killer Graces and Joe Talamo take the Hollywood Starlet.

    Killer Graces Nails Hollywood Starlet Upset

    Killer Graces, the most experienced filly in the field, grabbed the lead near mid-stretch and held off Charm the Maker for her first graded stakes win in the $402,000 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) Dec. 10 at Hollywood Park.

  • Caracortado gets his nose in front at the wire to win the Del Mar Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9648774%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Caracortado Gets it Right in Del Mar Mile

    Caracortado, on the short end of the photo in a pair of grade I losses recently, came from behind to defeat Mr. Commons by a nose in a terrific finish to the $200,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT) Aug. 27.

  • For Talamo, Pickup Mount Sets Right Tone

    Jockey Joe Talamo made the most of his first trip to Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 6 by winning the first race, the $85,000 Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes, with his first mount.

  • Bourbon Bay and Joe Talamo dominate the Cougar II.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9620827%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bourbon Bay Makes Splash in Cougar

    Bourbon Bay, who swept Santa Anita's distance turf races last season, showed his prowess on Polytrack, setting a track record while winning the Cougar II (gr. III) at Del Mar July 29.

  • Cambina (left, white cap) and Nereid finish together in the American Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9599598%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Cambina, Nereid in American Oaks Dead-Heat

    Cambina, narrowly avoiding a collision in mid-stretch, surged between horses in the final strides to finish in a dead-heat for the win with Nereid in a spectacular finish to the $250,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) July 16.

  • Acclamation repeats in the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9561812%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    More Applause for Acclamation in Whittingham

    Front-running Acclamation ran away from the field in the Hollywood Park stretch to register a repeat victory as the odds-on favorite in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) June 11.

  • Camp Victory wins the Los Angeles Handicap.

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    Camp Victory Promoted to Los Angeles 'Cap Win

    Camp Victory was declared the official winner of the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park when Amazombie, first across the line, was disqualified after bulling his way to the front in mid-stretch May 30.

  • Fluke Ends Trainer's Drought in Thunder Road

    Fluke ran down stablemate Proudinsky in deep stretch to win in the $100,000 Thunder Road Handicap (gr. IIIT), giving trainer Humberto Ascanio the first two finishers over the Santa Anita turf Feb. 5.

  • Caracortado takes the Sunshine Millions Turf under Joe Talamo.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9387851%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Caracortado Shows His Turf Chops in Millions

    Caracortado, a grade II winner on Santa Anita's synthetic track last winter, proved equally at home on the lawn when he outlasted The Usual Q. T. to capture the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Turf by a half-length Jan. 29.

  • No worries for Aggie Engineer and Joe Talamo in the San Pasqual Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9361393%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Aggie Engineer Scales San Pasqual

    The tactics differed but the results remained the same for favored Aggie Engineer, who used a stalking trip to capture the $150,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 8 in his first start on Santa Anita's new dirt track.

  • Turbulent Descent pulls away from the rest in the Hollywood Starlet.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9323460%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turbulent Descent Shakes Loose in Starlet

    Undefeated Turbulent Descent passed her first distance test with relative ease when she took command in the stretch and held sway to win the $409,250 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) by 1 1/4 lengths Dec. 11 at Hollywood Park.

  • Aggie Engineer and Joe Talamo take the Native Diver.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9316961%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Aggie Engineer Rambles Home in Native Diver

    Aggie Engineer turned a soft early lead into the first graded stakes win of his career when he bounded away leaving the final turn to win the $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) by 1 3/4 lengths at Hollywood Park Dec. 4.

  • Cost of Freedom cruises to victory in the Vernon O. Underwood Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9299133%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Cost of Freedom Never Looks Back in Underwood

    Even-money choice Cost of Freedom rushed to the lead for jockey Joe Talamo and never looked back in taking the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (gr. III) by 1 3/4 lengths in the Thanksgiving Day feature at Hollywood Park.