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  • Mitchell Holds Strong Pair in Del Mar Handicap

    Trainer Mike Mitchell, who already has won twice as many stakes races this season as he has in any Del Mar meet of the past, believes he has a strong hand for Sunday's $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Ballingarry Makes 2003 Debut in Arcadia 'Cap

    Irish-bred Ballingarry makes his first start since the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) in Sunday's $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 mile at Santa Anita, but the Canadian International (gr. IT) winner drew a tough spot for his return.

  • Pass Rush Blitzes in San Fernando

    Racing wide throughout, Michael Tabor's Pass Rush proved to be much the best in Saturday's $219,600 San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita.

  • Solis Likes His Chances in San Fernando

    Jockey Alex Solis likes what he sees in Rushin' To Altar, a $485,000 Kentucky-bred son of Pulpit he'll be riding in Saturday's $200,000 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at 1 1/16 mile at Santa Anita.

  • Johar overcomes rough start to win the Hollywood Derby.

    Johar Sweeps to Victory in Hollywood Derby

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's Johar and jockey Alex Solis circled the field from last place on the final turn to win the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at 1 1/8 mile on the turf.

  • Union Place Set to Go in Hollywood Derby

    Union Place, winner of the Calder Derby in his last start Oct. 12, galloped one mile on Hollywood Park's main track Wednesday under exercise rider Juan Aracena for the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) on Sunday.

  • Good Journey Aims for Citation Repeat

    Good Journey, one of the leading turf milers in the nation, will defend honors in the $500,000 Citation Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park Nov. 30, trainer Wally Dollase said. A key component of the $2.1-million Turf Festival, the Citation will be run at 1 1/16 miles on grass.

  • Johar (6) overtakes Rock Opera (5) to win the Oak Tree Derby Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Johar Nips Tiring Rock Opera in Oak Tree Derby

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's homebred Johar, a horse better known for losing close calls, eked out a nose victory in Sunday's Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) over an unlucky Rock Opera.

  • Inesperado's U.S. Win Streak On Line in Oak Tree

    Inesperado is perfect in three races in the United States, and trainer Bobby Frankel and jockey Corey Nakatani attempt to keep that record intact in Sunday's $150,000 Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 miles on the Santa Anita turf.

  • Chiselling's Secretariat Win Adds to Big Day for Juddmonte, Frankel

    Juddmonte Farms, Inc.'s Chiselling staged a furious late rally, closing from last place with a quarter mile remaining, and got up in the final jump to nip Jazz Beat by a nose and claim the victory in Saturday's grade I, $400,000 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park.

  • Orchard Park Faces Six in Tight Secretariat Stakes Field

    Peter Vegso's Orchard Park, a winner in five of six starts this year, may merit favoritism in a well-matched group of seven sophomore grass specialists from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean assembled for Saturday's 26th renewal of the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. I) at Arlington Park.